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Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner Apr 2009

Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis is a guide to understanding and performing Mark Camphouse’s composition, To Build A Fire. The thesis includes a biography of Jack London and a literary analysis of London’s short story “To Build A Fire,” upon which the composition is based. Musical analysis of the Camphouse composition, rehearsal considerations, and performance considerations are also discussed. The literary analysis provides background for the composition and a starting platform for the musical analysis. The musical analysis parallels the composition with the short story. This analysis also provides some technical considerations of the instrumental parts. The rehearsal considerations include a ...


Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton Jan 2009

Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton

Music Faculty Research

Article provides strategies on how to take a new and fresh piece of literature from being completely unknown to performance ready.


Looking Back Looking Forward : A Folio Of Contemporary Original Songs Within The Australian Bush Ballad Tradition, Drawing On The Analysis Of Selected Songs, Robert Kenneth Richard Brock Jan 2009

Looking Back Looking Forward : A Folio Of Contemporary Original Songs Within The Australian Bush Ballad Tradition, Drawing On The Analysis Of Selected Songs, Robert Kenneth Richard Brock

Theses

This thesis is a practice-based project that combines a creative folio (in the form of a complete album of original music - Moving Through the Vineyard) with a written exegesis that documents the creative processes and decisions that underscore the creation of the album. The thesis is inspired by songwriters and poets (both past and present) associated with the Australian bush ballad tradition – artists whose work resonates with my own. I examine the history of Australian bush music and how selected artists have created original material within this tradition, and draw on the results of my examinations in writing and recording ...