A style analysis of David Baker's composition for cello and percussion: "Singers of Songs-Wears of Dreams"
AuthorVan Wyk, Ilse-Mari
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractDavid Baker is a prominent American composer, noted for his fusion of jazz elements with western art music. The focus of this study is on his composition for cello and percussion, Singers of Songs-Weavers of Dreams, where this fusion is particularly evident. Baker's writing for the cello is most innovative and of considerable historical significance. Firstly, he introduced the cello to the realm of jazz, and secondly, revolutionized fingering patterns in order to accomodate jazz modal sequences and improvisational patterns. This composition is truly a milestone in the cello literature, unprecedented in style and technical innovation, and deserving of more attention.
Degree ProgramGraduate College