Publication Date

2016-04-28

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2018-04-28

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2016-03-29

First Committee Member

Svetoslav R. Stoyanov

Second Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper

Third Committee Member

Dale W. Underwood

Fourth Committee Member

Juraj Kojs

Abstract

Alan Abel’s technical methods as well as the perspectives of his past and present colleagues and former students is provided in order to give students and teachers a strong reference regarding advanced orchestral percussion instrument techniques, ensemble playing considerations, and acoustical factors. The study began the documentation of these prominent percussionists’ methods, which was carried out through several interviews. The study includes transcripts of these interviews and includes a video recording of Alan Abel displaying his techniques.

Keywords

Alan Abel; Orchestral Percussion; Thomas Bowden; Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion; Percussion; Orchestral percussion techniques

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