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:Performing strategies and compositional analysis for trumpet to Zack Browning's Flaming Walls
Author(s):de la Rosa, Donny
Advisor(s):Romm, Ronald
Contributor(s):Romm, Ronald; Daval, Charles; Carrillo, Carlos; Carrillo, Tito
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Zack Browning
Flaming Walls
performance analysis
chamber music
Abstract:This thesis explores the composition Flaming Walls, a trio for trumpet, trombone, and piano written by American composer Zack Browning. Flaming Walls was commissioned by the Florida-based ensemble Confluences who premiered it at the 14th Annual Bonk Festival of New Music in Tampa, Florida in 2005. This thesis serves as a preparation guide through an analysis of, and the author’s performance experience with, Flaming Walls. Background information about the composer and his compositions accompany this document. The primary focus of the thesis is to provide strategies for successfully navigating the work by discussing the technical demands and interpretation of the composition. A detailed analysis of the musical structure of the work will accompany recommendations for individual practice. Suggestions will be provided for troubleshooting potential issues within the trumpet part, and rehearsal guidelines based upon personal experience with the piece will be offered to aid in the preparation of performing Flaming Walls. The objective of this study is to inform musicians about Flaming Walls and other works composed by Zack Browning.
Issue Date:2020
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Donny de la Rosa
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-02

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