Hearing History: Musical Borrowing in the Percussion Ensemble Works, Duo Chopinesque and Chameleon Music

Hearing History: Musical Borrowing in the Percussion Ensemble Works, Duo Chopinesque and Chameleon Music

Date: December 1999
Creator: Fulton, Stephen L.
Description: Duo Chopinesque by Michael Hennagin and Chameleon Music by Dan Welcher represent two of the most significant percussion ensemble compositions written in the last twenty years. Both works are written for the mostly mallet type of percussion ensemble wherein the keyboard instruments predominate. However, the most unique aspect of these two pieces is their use of musical quotation. Duo Chopinesque borrows Chopin's Prelude in E minor in its entirety, while Chameleon Music borrows portions from four Mozart Sonatas. This paper places each work within the history of the percussion ensemble, and in the larger history of musical quotation in the twentieth century. In addition, the compositional characteristics of both works are examined with particular emphasis on each composer's use of borrowed material from the music of Mozart and Chopin. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between quoted material and newly composed rhythmic motives.
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Ensemble: 2007-03-16 - New Works for Percussion

Ensemble: 2007-03-16 - New Works for Percussion

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Date: March 16, 2007
Creator: Anderson, Jon
Description: New works for percussion solo and ensembles performed at UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Ensemble: 2007-04-12 - A Night of Percussion

Ensemble: 2007-04-12 - A Night of Percussion

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Date: April 12, 2007
Creator: UNT Percussion Department
Description: Percussion ensemble concert performed at UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Doctoral Recital: 2007-04-16 - John Roberts, percussion

Doctoral Recital: 2007-04-16 - John Roberts, percussion

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Date: April 16, 2007
Creator: Roberts, John
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in fulfillment of the Doctor of Music Arts (DMA) degree
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