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The Undocumented: A Musical Analysis of Three Saxophone Solos of the "Light Music" Era

Abstract The solo repertoire from the Light Music Era serves as an important link between the Classical and Jazz soloist traditions. These characteristics are best highlighted through an analysis of three solo transcriptions: Felix Arndt's Nola as performed by Al Gallodoro, Rudy Wiedoeft's Valse Vanité, as performed by Freddy Gardener, and Jimmy Dorsey's Oodles of Noodles, as performed by Al Gallodoro. The transcriptions, done by the author, are taken from primary source recordings, and the ensuing analysis serves to show the saxophone soloists of the Light Music Era as an amalgamation of classical and jazz saxophone. Many of the works performed during the Light Music Era are extant only in recorded form. Even so, these performances poss... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Puccio, Daniel Scott (Author) / Mcallister, Timothy P (Advisor) / Feisst, Sabine (Committee member) / Kocour, Michael (Committee member) / Pilafian, J. Samuel (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Gallodoro / Gardner / Jazz / Light Music / Saxophone / Transcription
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 102 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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