Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The modern handbell ensemble as an asset to new music: Expanding opportunities in extended technique
by Guebert, Alexander M., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 36; 1527945
Abstract (Summary)

The modern handbell ensemble, as a musical instrument, presents unique possibilities to composers. Much of the current handbell ensemble repertoire is intended for church or pedagogical use. However, this instrument features a dazzling array of extended techniques, a kinetic visual quality, and a vast range of pitches, dynamic possibilities, and textures. Therefore, composers should bring the handbell ensemble into the currents of the new music world, a culture that appreciates uniqueness in instruments.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shockley, Alan
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Composition, Extended techniques, Handbell ensemble, Handbells, New music
Publication Number: 1527945
ISBN: 978-1-303-98469-3
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