Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Jazz influence on unaccompanied horn literature: A guide to performing solo works by Douglas Hill, David Amram, and Dana Wilson
Author(s):Pearce, Jessica
Advisor(s):Scully, Bernhard
Contributor(s):Scully, Bernhard; Daval, Charles; Pugh, James; Taylor, Stephen
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Douglas Hill
David Amram
Dana Wilson
french horn
extended techniques
Adam Unsworth
Abstract:For modern classical hornists wishing to explore a different style, the unaccompanied solo genre is a way of easing into swing and improvisation. Horn solo pieces by Dana Wilson (b.1946), Douglas Hill (b.1946), and David Amram (b.1930) have grown out of the Third Stream tradition to explore blues, swing, and samba, along with many extended techniques like improvisation, glissandi, scoops, stopped horn, flutter-tongue, pitch-bending, and tapping on the bell for percussive effect. This project provides an analysis of selected works by these composers, exploring the jazz vocabulary and special techniques required. Interviews with the composers and research into jazz French horn history will supplement this performance guide.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Jessica Pearce
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-12-07

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