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:Expanding literature for solo steel pan through commissions, discoveries, and transcriptions
Author(s):Edwards, Daniel Trent
Advisor(s):Flores, Ricardo
Contributor(s):Moersch, William; Silvers, Michael; Tipei, Sever
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):steel pan
lead pan
tenor pan
flute
transcription
commission
electronics
concerto
Abstract:The lack of quality solos for steel pan has been an issue that pannists have addressed for years. This thesis seeks to promote the expansion of music for solo steel pan through discussing rarely performed works for solo lead pan. The works that are discussed are new solos that the author has commissioned, seldom performed works already in existence, and flute solos that have been modified to be playable on the lead pan. The thesis serves as a performance guide for pannists who are interested in playing the solos, and covers topics such as stickings for problematic passages, technical considerations unique to the steel pan, adaptations for non-idiomatic material, and observations that may facilitate the learning process.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103437
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Daniel Edwards
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-04-12


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