Orchestrational Archetypes in Percy Grainger's Wind Band Music (Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music S. v. 82)

Orchestrational Archetypes in Percy Grainger's Wind Band Music (Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music S. v. 82)

By: Brian Scott Wilson (author)Hardback

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This study examines the orchestrational techniques in four of Percy Grainger's wind band compositions: "Colonial Song", "Irish Tune From County Derry", "Molly on the Shore", and five movements from "Lincolnshire Posy": "Lisbon", "Horkstow Grange", "The Brisk Young Sailor", and "The Lost Lady Found". These are works which are representative of Grainger's techniques. This information has been used to newly orchestrate three of Grainger's pieces for band: "The Cutting of the Hay", "Lord Maxwell's Goodnight" and "British Waterside" (or "The Jolly Sailor"). This study shows specifically why Grainger's wind band music is so readily identifiable, asserting that his sound is a function of recurring orchestrational techniques rather than other compositional elements such as melody or harmony.

Contents

Acknowledgments I List of Charts iii List of Musical Examples v Abstract vii Introduction ix Chapter I -- Melody 1 Solo Textures Duo Textures Multiple Unison Doublings Two Octave Doublings Three Octave Doublings Harmonized Octave Melodic Textures Chapter II -- Countermelody 33 Molly On The Shore The Cutting of the Hay British Waterside Lord Maxwell's Goodnight Chapter III - Part Writing 49 Voice Shifting Meandering Part Parallel Fifths Chapter IV -- Contrapuntal Dynamics 63 Colonial Song Molly On The Shore Lisbon Horkstow Grange Brisk Young Sailor Lord Melbourne The Lost Lady Found Summary and Conclusion 93 Appendix A See Bound Score Select Bibliography 95

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  • ISBN13: 9780773473300
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780773473300
  • ISBN10: 0773473300

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