Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Horn Outside the Concert Hall: Nontraditional Implementation of the Horn
by Knechtel, J. Beaumont, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 36; 10784448
Abstract (Summary)

The horn is renowned for its contributions to traditional orchestral repertoire and concert hall performances. Since its induction into the symphony, its uses outside the concert hall have been diverse albeit comparatively sparse. However rare, its implementation still spans from the high arts, to world of pop, and to the avant-garde. In 1976, the haunting, sonorous timbre of Peter Gordon's legendary solo horn would inspire Jaco Pastorius to feature it on his titular album. This paper will analyze and define key nontraditional uses of the horn, discuss the effects of non-notated performance practice on the hornist, provide method studies for improving non-notated performance, and demonstrate how the horn's employment as a compositional, improvisational, and accompanimental instrument, independent of strictly notated music, will help hornists to best perform Jaco Pastorius's Okonkole y Trompa.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Doyle, Alicia M.
Commitee: Briggs, Ray, Frear, Robert
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, Music education, Performing Arts
Keywords: Gordon, Peter, Improvisation, Non-notated, Nontraditional, Okonkole y trompa, Pastorius
Publication Number: 10784448
ISBN: 978-0-438-05167-6
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