Achieving Balance in Music for Chorus and Band: Analysis and Performance Issues in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas
AdvisorChamberlain, Bruce B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study is to provide a guide for conductors when evaluating issues of balance in works for chorus and symphonic band, and to assist them in realizing such works in performance. The principal focus of the document will be an analysis of vocal and instrumental textures in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas as they affect balance and textual clarity, using accompaniment types described by Hawley Ades as guides. The analysis shows that the scoring helps mitigate balance problems commonly found in other works scored for similar forces, making a variety of performance options and interpretations available to conductors. Ensemble issues are discussed as they relate to balance, as are practical solutions regarding stage setup.
Degree ProgramGraduate College