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Author Moran, Nicole Irene, author.
Title Flutter, swing, and squawk : Eric Mandat's Chips Off the Ol' Block / by Nicole Irene Moran.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  MT9 .Z95 2012 M67eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (v, 26 pages) + 1 audio file
Content Type performed music
Format online resource
A/V Characteristics digital
File Characteristics text file PDF
audio file MP3
Thesis M.M. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [27]).
Contents Melodie & scherzetto / Arthur Coquard -- Suite. Improvvisata ; Elegia ; Danza campestre / Ferruccio Busoni -- Andantino / Ferruccio Busoni -- Sonata for clarinet and piano / Arnold Bax -- Cello suite no. 1. Prelude / J.S. Bach -- Chips off the ol' block / Eric Mandat -- Cat's aria / Gioachino Rossini -- Black / Marc Mellits.
Summary The bass clarinet first appeared in the music world as a supportive instrument in orchestras, wind ensembles and military bands, but thanks to Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante's opera Emma d'Antiochia (1834), the bass clarinet began to embody the role of a soloist. Important passages in orchestral works such as Strauss' Don Quixote (1898) and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (1913) further advanced the perception of the bass clarinet as a solo instrument, and beginning in the 1970's, composers such as Harry Sparnaay and Brian Ferneyhough began writing solo works for unaccompanied bass clarinet. In the twenty-first century, clarinet virtuoso and composer Eric Mandat experiments with the capabilities of the bass clarinet in his piece Chips Off the Ol' Block, utilizing enormous registral leaps, techniques such as multiphonics and quarter-tone fingerings, as well as incorporating jazz-inspired rhythms into the music. Through an analysis of the piece and a series of interviews including Eric Mandat and other soloists and composers, this thesis will demonstrate how Chips Off the Ol' Block has inspired soloists to pursue more bass clarinet repertoire and to view the instrument as equivalent to the b-flat clarinet.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on February 08, 2013).
Subject Bass clarinet.
Bass clarinet music.
Sonatas (Bass clarinet and piano), Arranged.
Bass clarinet and clarinet music.
Bass clarinet music (Bass clarinets (2))
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Music.
Genre Live sound recordings.
Related Names Contains (work): Coquard, Arthur, 1846-1910. Mélodie et scherzetto.
Contains (work): Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Suites, clarinet, piano, B♭ major. Improvisata.
Contains (work): Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Suites, clarinet, piano, B♭ major. Elegia.
Contains (work): Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Suites, clarinet, piano, B♭ major. Danza campestre.
Contains (work): Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Andantino, clarinet, piano.
Contains (work): Bax, Arnold, 1883-1953. Sonatas, clarinet, piano (1934)
Contains (work): Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, cello, BWV 1007, G major. Prélude; arranged.
Contains (work): Mandat, Eric P. Chips off the ol' block.
Contains (expression): Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Duetto buffo di due gatti; arranged.
Contains (expression): Mellits, Marc. Black.
OCLC number 849913384