Date of Graduation

Spring 2008

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

John Prescott

Keywords

music composition, concerto, saxophone, wind ensemble, toccata

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble is a three-movement work utilizing the technical capabilities of the saxophone as well as the many colors and sounds of the wind ensemble. The three movements, Untitled, A Bright Night in January, and Toccata, share a common motive on which a large portion of the thematic material is based. A mix of traditional and contemporary compositional techniques have been employed to reflect the composer's philosophy and continuing exploration of composition.

Copyright

© Ryan Woodhouse

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