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Analysis and Performer's Guide to Mark Schultz's Dragons in the Sky for Horn, Percussion, and Computer-Generated Tape

Title: An Analysis and Performer's Guide to Mark Schultz's Dragons in the Sky for Horn, Percussion, and Computer-Generated Tape.
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Name(s): Lieser, Benjamin Paul, author
Stebleton, Michelle, professor directing treatise
Dunnigan, Patrick, 1957-, university representative
Jiménez, Alexander, 1963-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
College of Music, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (104 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze Dragons in the Sky for horn, percussion and computer-generated tape (1989) by American composer, Mark Schultz (1957-2015). Dragons in the Sky won the 1990 International Horn Society Composition Contest, and has subsequently been performed over four hundred times worldwide and recorded on three music labels: Summit Records, Hard Cor Music, and Sunset Music Australia. Because of the popularity of Dragons, a consortium of horn players commissioned Schultz to orchestrate the work for orchestra (1998) and wind ensemble (1999). Despite its fame, there is little information – published or unpublished – on the composer and his works. It is the intent of this paper to add to the relatively small body of literature on Mark Schultz and his compositional additions to the horn repertoire. Dragons in the Sky is a completely octatonic work and employs technology, in the form of computer-generated sounds, unique to the large mainframe supercomputers of the 1970's and 1980's. Although this paper was not intended as a historical source, the author includes biographical information on the composer. A performer's guide to Dragons in the Sky is included to aid those performing the work. Also, the author has included an annotated bibliography of Schultz's works for horn and a current discography.
Identifier: FSU_2015fall_Lieser_fsu_0071E_12892 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: October 29, 2015.
Keywords: Dragons in the Sky, Mark Schultz
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michelle Stebleton, Professor Directing Treatise; Patrick Dunnigan, University Representative; Alexander Jiménez, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2015fall_Lieser_fsu_0071E_12892
Host Institution: FSU

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Lieser, B. P. (2015). An Analysis and Performer's Guide to Mark Schultz's Dragons in the Sky for Horn, Percussion, and Computer-Generated Tape. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2015fall_Lieser_fsu_0071E_12892