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Elwood, Paul

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A single movement work for concert band, The Wind and The Machine draws upon Charles Ives and Igor Stravinsky for inspiration and formulaic process. Just as Ives uses in his Violin Sonata No. 3, The Wind and The Machine uses cumulative setting, a form that begins with the development of the theme and does not state the theme in full until near the end. Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments is used for formulaic and orchestrational ideas. The Wind and The Machine uses a recording made outside during a windy day at a busy intersection to dictate form and from which melodic and percussive ideas are drawn. The Wind and the Machine also makes use of counterpoint and ostinatos to create climactic events, much in the way of Ives. Thematic material is taken from songs written by the composer's grandfather emulating Ives in the use of previously existing material.

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Musical scores; Musical compositions; Wind ensembles


90 pages

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