Advisor

Caffey, H. David

Committee Member

Kovalcheck, Steve

Committee Member

Garcia, Socrates

Committee Member

Luttmann, Stephen

Department

School of Music Jazz Studies

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2018

Extent

175 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Concerto for Jazz Trombone and Wind Ensemble is an original piece that incorporates distinct elements of jazz music within a largely classical framework. The analysis presented examines the role of improvisation, the use of blues tonality, and the incorporation of quintessential jazz harmonies throughout the work. My research explores the way in which these jazz elements operate in the context of a prototypical concerto format with a wind ensemble instrumentation and classical forms. The compositional devices and musical components of each section are examined in great detail, from the motivic unity of the first movement to the blending of blues and Hungarian-Gyspy styles in the third movement. By using a unique combination of musical languages and compositional techniques, Concerto for Jazz Trombone and Wind Ensemble aims to contribute a new type of piece to the solo trombone repertoire — one in which the trombonist balances the more traditional concerto soloist role with that of creative improviser.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Conrad_unco_0161D_10646

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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