This document is an in-depth analysis of five pieces composed for wind band: Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre, Promenade and Galop by Daniel Kallman, Ave Maria by Franz Biebl (arranged by Robert Cameron), A Hymn for the Lost and the Living by Eric Ewazen, and Five English Folk Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (arranged by Evan Feldman). These works were conducted by the author with the Minnesota State University, Mankato Concert Wind Ensemble between October 2010 and January 2012. The following pages contain biographical information on each composer (and arranger where applicable), program notes, formal analysis, and conducting and rehearsal considerations by the author. In addition, each analysis concludes with a personal reflection in which the author describes how each piece helped in his development as a conductor from baton technique to personal growth.
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Master of Music (MM)
Arts and Humanities
Druffel, Benjamin James, "In-Depth Analysis and Program Notes on a Selection of Wind Band Music" (2012). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 196.
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