Publication Date

2010-05-08

Availability

Open access

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2010-04-12

First Committee Member

Gary Green - Committee Chair

Second Committee Member

Margaret Donaghue-Flavin - Committee Member

Third Committee Member

Luciano Magnanini - Committee Member

Fourth Committee Member

Paul Wilson - Outside Committee Member

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to provide performance and interpretive background and suggestions for David Maslanka's Give Us This Day. This essay serves as the first significant research document on the work and is intended as a source for musicians seeking information about the work. The essay includes a biography of David Maslanka, as well as descriptions of the history and commissioning of Give Us This Day, its compositional process, and its performance and interpretive issues. Information was accumulated through interviews with David Maslanka, Gary D. Green, director of bands at the University of Miami, and the consortium head, Eric Weirather.

Keywords

Interpretation; Expression; Conducting; Band; Contemporary; Vater Unser In Himmelreich; Bach; Wind Ensemble; Modern; Premier; Band Repertoire; Rehearsal; Frost School Of Music; Works List; Gary Green; Technical Considerations; Program Notes; Manuscript; Premiere; Repertoire

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