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Considerations, examples, and explanations for the non-harpist composer
by Sprout, Graciela Beverly Magwili, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 54; 1589654
Abstract (Summary)

This project report serves as a resource to provide composers with the tools to tackle the complexities of writing for the harp. This will be achieved by considering the mechanical aspects of the harp, as well as analyze the strategies celebrated composers Maurice Ravel, Henriette Renié, and Carlos Salzédo employ in their own compositions to utilize the intricacies of the instrument to their advantage. Pieces discussed include: Ravel's Introduction et Allegro, Renié's Pièce Symphonique, Salzédo's Five Poetic Studies for Harp Alone and his arrangement of Claude Debussy's Children's Corner Suite. A list of reference and instructional books will be included in the appendix for further study.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Carnahan, John
Commitee: Choate, Eleanore, Shockley, Alan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education
Keywords: Composing, Harp, Harpist, Ravel, Renie, Salzedo
Publication Number: 1589654
ISBN: 978-1-321-77688-1
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