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Alyssa Morris Forecast: A Commissioned Work for Oboe and Percussion

Abstract The purpose of this project was to commission, perform, and discuss a new work for an instrument pairing not often utilized, oboe and percussion. The composer, Alyssa Morris, was selected in June 2009. Her work, titled Forecast, was completed in October of 2009 and premiered in February of 2010, as part of a program showcasing music for oboe and percussion. Included in this document is a detailed biography of the composer, a description of the four movements of Forecast, performance notes for each movement, a diagram for stage set-up, the full score, the program from the premiere performance with biographies of all the performers involved, and both a live recording and MIDI sound file. The performance notes discuss issues that arose during ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Creamer, Caryn (Author) / Schuring, Martin (Advisor) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Micklich, Albie (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Biographies / Musical Performances / Alyssa Morris / commissioned music / music / oboe / percussion
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 89 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis
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Description Forecast - Mvt 1: Clouds Descending (LIVE)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 2: Rain Dance (LIVE)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 3: Whirlwind (LIVE)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 4: Tempest and Resolution (LIVE)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 1: Clouds Descending (MIDI)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 2: Rain Dance (MIDI)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 3: Whirlwind (MIDI)
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Description Forecast - Mvt 4: Tempest and Resolution (MIDI)