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The Compositions for Trumpet of Erik Morales: A Study of Technical and Stylistic Elements for Performance

Abstract Many of Erik Morales's trumpet compositions have become standard repertoire. This study examines his trumpet works, which are examples of Morales's outstanding compositional skill and versatility. The composer, some of the most significant performers, and people who commissioned these pieces were interviewed. Biographical information and compositional characteristics of Morales are presented. Historical information about the pieces is also provided, including the premieres, commissions, recordings, and significant performances. Technical concerns specific to the trumpet, and performance recommendations, are assessed. This study is a pedagogical and informative source for all trumpet educators and performers interested in solo and tr... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Zapata Correa, Oswaldo Arley (Author) / Hickman, David (Advisor) / Swoboda, Deanna (Committee member) / DeMars, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / composition / ensemble / Morales / music / performance / trumpet
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 151 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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