Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The interpretive development of four successful university band and wind ensemble conductors concerning Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger and Symphony in B flat by Paul Hindemith
by Kelley, Sean Patrick, D.M.A., The University of Oklahoma, 2015, 183; 10612780
Abstract (Summary)

In this study, two monumental works from the wind band repertoire, Lincolnshire Posy (1937) by Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961) and Symphony in B flat (1951) by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963) were examined from an interpretive perspective. Through a qualitative, multiple case study design using one-on-one interviews with four long-term, successful collegiate wind band conductors, including: (1) Gary Green, Director of Bands at the University of Miami; (2) Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands at the University of Michigan; (3) Gary Hill, Director of Ensembles at Arizona State University; and (4) Joseph Missal, Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University, both common and disparate themes between their individual interpretations of these works were identified.

This study also explored the process that led the participating conductors' development of a personal interpretive style. Particular focus was placed on identifying experiences in the conductors' backgrounds that led to their present conceptions of these works, as well as how their interpretation changed over time and what specific factors led to those changes

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wakefield, William
School: The University of Oklahoma
School Location: United States -- Oklahoma
Source: DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Conducting, Grainger, Hindemith Symphony, Interpretation, Lincolnshire Posy, Wind Ensemble
Publication Number: 10612780
ISBN: 978-1-369-92724-5
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