Publication Date

2017-08-09

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2017-08-09

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2017-05-15

First Committee Member

Brian Powell

Second Committee Member

Ross T. Harbaugh

Third Committee Member

Thomas T. Sleeper

Fourth Committee Member

Nancy C. Zavac

Abstract

This dissertation discusses eight popular pieces by Tyzen Hsiao, a highly respected and renowned Taiwanese composer. The purpose of this research is to transcribe the selected eight pieces for the double bass and piano and to provide the double bass players with the chance to study, understand and appreciate Hsiao’s music. This dissertation includes Hsiao’s historical background, the arrangements of the pieces and suggestions about performing them. This dissertation contains transcriptions for double bass and piano. In addition, these arrangements can be played on the cello as well.

Keywords

Tyzen Hsiao; Double Bass

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