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Illuminating Silent Voices: An African-American Contribution to the Percussion Literature in the Western Art Music Tradition


Abstract Illuminating Silent Voices: An African-American Contribution to the Percussion Literature in the Western Art Music Tradition will discuss how Raymond Ridley's original composition, FyrStar (2009), is comparable to other pre-existing percussion works in the literature. Selected compositions for comparison included Darius Milhaud's Concerto for Marimba, Vibraphone and Orchestra, Op. 278 (1949); David Friedman's and Dave Samuels's Carousel (1985); Raymond Helble's Duo Concertante for Vibraphone and Marimba, Op. 54 (2009); Tera de Marez Oyens's Octopus: for Bass Clarinet and one Percussionist (marimba/vibraphone) (1982). In the course of this document, the author will discuss the uniqueness of FyrStar's instrumentati... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Thompson, Darrell Irwin (Author) / Sunkett, Mark E (Advisor) / Bush, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Demars, James (Committee member) / Little, Bliss (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / African American studies / African studies / FyrStar
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 55 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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Description FyrStar (2009) Live Recording (DMA Recital)
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Description FyrStar (2009) Full Score