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:A conductor's guide and analysis of selected works by Paul Dooley
Author(s):Gardner, Jason Phillip
Advisor(s):Fieldsteel, Eli
Contributor(s):Peterson, Stephen; Scully, Bernhard; Peterson, Elizabeth
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Paul Dooley
Coast of Dreams
Masks and Machines
wind band
conductor's guide
Abstract:Paul Dooley is a composer whose growing body of repertoire for the wind band has been gaining consistent recognition. His compositions have received positive critical reviews, won several awards, and are consistently programmed for performances at important events within the wind band community. This paper provides an analysis of three works by Paul Dooley, Mavericks, Coast of Dreams, and Masks and Machines, while offering practical information for ensemble preparation. An examination of each wind band score and comparison to the orchestral versions offers insight into the compositional and orchestrational process of the composer. Information gleaned from several interviews, email correspondences, and meetings with the composer is provided. It is the aim of this paper to encourage more conductors to program Dooley’s music, as well as consider expanding the wind band repertoire through future commissions.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Jason Phillip Gardner
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-07-11

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