An analysis of Joel Puckett’s Short Stories: a concerto for string quartet and wind ensemble

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Timothy Lee Ellison (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kevin Geraldi

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine Joel Puckett's work, Short Stories, a new concerto for string quartet and wind ensemble. Composed for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wind Ensemble and premiered at the 2013 National Convention of the College Band Directors National Association, this document provides insight and background information to future performers and conductors through research, analysis, and first-hand experience from the commission to the premiere. The research method was designed to present original research and scholarship on Short Stories, addressing three main areas: the background of Short Stories and the compositional process, a formal analysis, and conclusions. The uniqueness of Short Stories lies in its construction and emphasis on pairs. Puckett utilizes pairs in a powerful way in Short Stories. The pairing of a string quartet and wind ensemble, pairing each of the eight movements - four pairs, and the individual and intimate atmosphere created by the use of pairs, all speak to the overarching duality contained within the composition.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Puckett, String quartet, Wind ensemble
Puckett, Joel. $t Short stories
Puckett, Joel $x Criticism and interpretation
Concertos (String quartet with instrumental ensemble) $x Analysis, appreciation
String quartets $x Analysis, appreciation
Wind ensembles $x Analysis, appreciation

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