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:SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD AND THE CLARINET: A PERFORMER’S GUIDE TO THE CLARINET WORKS OF MALCOLM ARNOLD
Author(s):Chair, Siu Chung
Advisor(s):Associate Professor J. David Harris
Contributor(s):Associate Professor J. David Harris; Associate Professor Timothy McGovern; Professor Stephen Peterson; Professor Stephen Taylor
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):music
clarinet
malcolm
arnold
Abstract:While Sir Malcolm Arnold is widely celebrated as a film score and symphonic composer, his wide range of instrumental solo works are relatively unknown to many. In fact, Arnold’s clarinet works were created in close affiliation with two of the most well-known clarinetists, Frederick Thurston and Benny Goodman. In order to explore Arnold’s contribution to the clarinet repertoire, this thesis will examine all of the composer’s clarinet works: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 (1948), Clarinet Sonatina (1951), Fantasy for Clarinet (1965) and Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (1974). Also, in the hope of promoting awareness and performance of these works, this document will provide background information, theoretical and performance suggestions. One of the unique features about this project is that these four works disperse from the early years to the mature period of Arnold’s career. Through comparisons, we would also be able to identify some unifying stylistic traits of the composer throughout these works at the end of this project.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Chair, Siu Chung. SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD AND THE CLARINET: A PERFORMER’S GUIDE TO THE CLARINET WORKS OF MALCOLM ARNOLD. Doctoral project thesis submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2017.
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95871
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-04-13


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