Publication Date

2012-05-08

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2012-05-08

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2012-04-04

First Committee Member

Gary Green

Second Committee Member

Timothy Conner

Third Committee Member

Craig Morris

Fourth Committee Member

Willa Collins

Abstract

The orchestral trombone sound of France, Germany, and the United States was analyzed through the lens of language. A thorough investigation of the characteristic sounds of each language were explored and compared with one another. Additionally, quantitative data was compiled by analyzing the frequency of vowel sounds in each language. The final portion of the research was dedicated to analyzing representative audio recordings of trombonists from France, Germany, and the United States.

Keywords

trombone; brass; language; French; German; English

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