Music for the Saxophone Duet Genre: an Annotated Bibliography of Selected Original Music Page: III
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First of all, I would like to give thanks to God, who has given me life, purpose, family,
friends, and music.
I would like to thank my advisory committee, including Dr. John Murphy and Dr. John
Scott, for their input and help during the process of my doctoral qualifying exam and disserta-
tion. I would particularly like to express my appreciation to Dr. Eric Nestler for his support
throughout the entire course of my doctoral studies and for his valuable suggestions and encour-
agement, which have made this document possible.
Additionally, I received invaluable assistance from several composers and saxophonists. I
would like to thank Serge Bertocchi, Ronald Caravan, Paul Cohen, Lawrence Gwozdz, Walter
Hartley, John David Lamb, Ryo Noda, and Harry White. I would also like to thank Alyssa
Hedenstrom and Ryan Ayres for taking their time to assist me with this editing and creating the
Finally, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the encouragement, care, and
consistent prayers of my family, especially my mother, father and younger sister. A special
thanks goes to my wife, I-Hsin Kang, for her unconditional love these past six years. I would not
be able to complete my doctoral degree without her support.
With admiration and thankfulness, this document is dedicated to my father, Hsin-Hung
Chien, as a gift for his 70th birthday.
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Chien, Wei-Lun. Music for the Saxophone Duet Genre: an Annotated Bibliography of Selected Original Music, dissertation, August 2015; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc804908/m1/4/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .