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Percussion Writing in the Wind Ensemble Works of Karel Husa

Title: The Percussion Writing in the Wind Ensemble Works of Karel Husa.
Name(s): Tomlinson, Benjamin John, author
Parks, John Will, 1971-, professor directing treatise
Clary, Richard, university representative
Anderson, Leon (Drummer), committee member
Dunnigan, Patrick, 1957-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (96 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This treatise focuses on the evolution of percussion writing in the wind ensemble works of Karel Husa. Despite the prevailing method of composing for percussion in wind ensemble works being relegated to support roles, Husa treated percussion as a true unique section and tailored his compositions to their strengths. Through his masterworks for wind ensemble, Karel Husa helped expand the percussionist’s role from merely support for other sections of the ensemble to a section that presents primary motivic material representing a range of ideas and programmatic content including the invasion of Prague in the 1960’s to the condemnation of the treatment of our planet in the 1970’s. This treatise presents an introduction to the topic, a biographical overview of Karel Husa’s life, and finally an examination of Husa’s percussion writing in five of his works for wind ensemble. Score examples are used to demonstrate rhythmic and melodic motives, timbral support for wind instruments, and rhythmic demarcation of new sections.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Tomlinson_fsu_0071E_14058 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 14, 2017.
Keywords: Band, Karel Husa, Music, Percussion, Wind Ensemble
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: John W. Parks, IV, Professor Directing Treatise; Richard Clary, University Representative; Leon Anderson, Committee Member; Patrick Dunnigan, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Performing arts
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Tomlinson, B. J. (2017). The Percussion Writing in the Wind Ensemble Works of Karel Husa. Retrieved from