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A Performer's Perspective on Double Clarinet Music: Pieces by William O. Smith, Eric Mandat, and Jody Rockmaker with Interviews and a Recording

Abstract This final research paper provides both a performer's perspective and a recording of double clarinet literature by William O. Smith (b. 1926), Eric Mandat (b. 1957), and Jody Rockmaker (b. 1961). The document includes musical examples, references to the recording, and interviews with the composers. The first chapter contains a brief literature review of sources on world double clarinets, biographies of the above-mentioned composers, and other pertinent information. Chapters 2-4 include the performer's perspective on the following works: Epitaphs for Double Clarinet by William O. Smith, Double Life for Solo Clarinet by Eric Mandat, and two compositions by Jody Rockmaker, Half and Half for demi-clarinet in A, and Double Dip. The final... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Endel, Kimberly Michelle (Author) / Spring, Robert S (Advisor) / Gardner, Joshua (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Micklich, Albie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / clarinet / double clarinet / Mandat / Rockmaker / Smith
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 80 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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