A Performance Guide and Theorical Study of Keiko Abe's Marimba d'Amore and Prism Rhapsody for Marimba and Orchestra Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title A Performance Guide and Theorical Study of Keiko Abe's Marimba d'Amore and Prism Rhapsody for Marimba and Orchestra

Creator

  • Author: Àlamo Santos, Juan Manuel
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Ford, Mark
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Steinel, Michael
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Deane, Christopher
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2008-12
  • Digitized: 2009-06-25

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Keiko Abe's contributions to the contemporary marimba repertoire have been a milestone in the development of the marimba as a solo concert instrument. Besides the creation of a new repertoire through commissions and her own compositions, Abe's contributions to the marimba include the improvement of the sound quality of the marimba and the establishment of the five octave instrument as the standard concert marimba. During the last four decades, Abe's compositions have been performed and studied worldwide and become standard literature for the marimba. Abe has written more than sixty compositions for marimba, including concertos, duets and solo pieces. The goal of this dissertation is to provide a comprehensive method for the performance and preparation of two major Keiko Abe's compositions, Marimba d'Amore composed by Abe in 1998 and Prism Rhapsody for Marimba and Orchestra composed in 1996. This dissertation will discuss theoretical as well as performance issues related to these two compositions. Each piece is discussed with regard to its distinctive compositional approach and inherent performances issues. In order to provide the reader an explanation of the compositional procedures used by Abe, specific directions for the performance and preparation of these two works are offered.

Subject

  • Keyword: Music
  • Keyword: percussion
  • Keyword: marimba
  • Keyword: Keiko Abe
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Abe, Keiko, 1937- Marinba damōre.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Abe, Keiko, 1937- Prism rhapsody. no. 1.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Marimba music -- History and criticism.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Marimba with orchestra -- History and cirticism.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Àlamo Santos, Juan Manuel
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 464575010
  • Call Number: MT130.A25 A5 2008
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3801257
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc9803

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Performance
  • Academic Department: College of Music
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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