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Klangbild

Description: Recording of Klaus Röder's Klangbild. The basis of this piece was a guitar improvisation. The tape with the recorded guitar sounds was cut at suitable points. The cut pieces were sorted and classified. So there were several small musical motifs which were instrumented afterwards by electronic means.
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Date: 1979/1980
Duration: 19 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Röder, Klaus, 1948-
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kristallisation I

Description: Recording of Klaus Röder's kristallisation I. The material of this piece are tape recordings of triads played with the guitar. 26 tape loops contented 4 triads each on 4 different channels. The pitches were chosen such as to build a cluster with the extent of one octave by simultaneous reproduction of all 4 channels of one loop. The loops differed in pitch and were arranged in chromatic order so that the 'lowest' loop extended from E1 to Dis1 and the 'highest' one from E1 to Dis2. Then from the… more
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Date: 1981
Duration: 7 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Röder, Klaus, 1948-
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Night flower

Description: Recording of John Winiarz's Night flower performed by Le Duo Classique de Montréal: Davis Joachum and Eric Wilner. The title refers to a desert plant called a "night-blooming cactus," which blooms in the dark and dies at the first light of dawn. This is not a piece of program music; rather, it is an evocation of the atmosphere suggested by the images of the desert, night and beauty. The sound material used comes from electronic sources, natural and instrumental, processed mainly by lilting and … more
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Date: 1978/1979
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Winiarz, John, 1952-
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Wonders of the Invisible World

Description: Recording of David Koblitz's Wonders of the Invisible World. This piece is comprised of five brief, fragmentary sections in which strands of "imaginary musics" shift in and out of time like the half-remembered images of a dream. The work was composed in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (New York) during 1976, using both electronic and acoustic sources. Among the latter were viols, "prepared" guitar, sleighbells, brake drums, balaphon and kora (African instruments).
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Date: 1976
Duration: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Koblitz, David
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Balthasar's Traum

Description: Recording of Frank Corcoran's "Balthasar's Traum" performed at the Electronic Studio of the Berlin Technical University in close cooperation with Folkmar Hein. The work is based on an idea of a short story by Jorge Luis Borge and the Gospel of St. Mark about Balthasar Espinosa, a man who becomes involved with the Gutres people of Pampa and eventually dies by being hanged on a cross by the same people with whom he was so fascinated. It takes place in the great plains of the Pampa where Baltasar… more
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Date: 1981
Duration: 12 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Corcoran, Frank
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Les insectes

Description: Recording of Peter Martincek's Les insectes. Incorporates the sounds of insects into a electronic piece of music.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 9 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Martinček, Peter, 1962-
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Cordamix

Description: Recording of Herman Rechberger's Cordamix. In this piece, Rechberger combines musical styles of stringed instruments from a variety of cultures, historical eras, and styles to create a sound palate that jumps to and from audibly different places and times.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 6 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Rechberger, Herman
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Curare II

Description: Recording of Rodolfo Caesar's Curare II. The piece is a revision of a work begun during the course at the GRM in 1975. It was finished in Rio de Janeiro. The piece uses three families of acoustic sounds: guitar and Jew's harp being two of these. Curare is a double-purpose substance used by the Amazonian Indians for combat; it is a deadly poison, and yet it also serves as an effective hallucinogen at feasts. The double aspects, the ambiguous atmosphere of certain passages, the evidence of others… more
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Date: 1978
Duration: 8 minutes
Creator: Caesar, Rodolfo, 1950-
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Structure and Performance of El Polifemo de Oro for Solo Guitar by Reginald Smith Brindle

Description: El Polifemo de Oro was written in 1956 and revised by the composer in 1981. This two-fold investigation clarifies the structure of El Polifemo through careful analysis of the work and its revision, and by Smith Brindle's approach to composition based on his interviews and books. The second aspect is aimed toward the pragmatic performance issues of tempo, articulation, timbre, voice leading, and the other details of execution. Although the work was written according to serial techniques, the pre… more
Date: May 1993
Creator: LeBlanc, Paul G.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Transcription of Baroque Works for Classical Guitar: J S Bach's Sonata in D Minor (Bwv 964) As Model

Description: Continuing the common practice of composers of the Baroque period to transcribe their own or other composers' works for a different instrument, this dissertation contributes to studies of J. S. Bach's repertory as the source of program material for the classical guitar. It is from differences revealed through a comparative analysis of Bach's Violin Sonata No. 2 (BWV 1003) and his harpsichord arrangement thereof – Sonata in D minor (BWV 964) – that principles of transcription are derived and or… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Lang, Matthias
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A Survey of Four Original Works for Clarinet and Guitar and Their Effect on Compositional Output for the Repertoire

Description: In the last three decades there has been a surge in original compositions for clarinet and guitar resulting in the repertoire virtually doubling in size. However, documentation and research of original works in published sources remains limited and is quickly becoming outdated. This document reviews the current resources and reviews the newer published materials. Early chamber music works for guitar and clarinet typically required the guitar to supply harmonic support to the clarinet's upper vo… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Lignitz, Kellie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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