Stusek, Steven

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The use of the saxophone in the dramatic music of Leonard Bernstein 2006 10246 "This largely descriptive document examines the writing for saxophone in Bernstein's dramatic works for the stage. In looking at the scores for West Side Story, Wonderful Town, On the Town, Mass, and A White House Cantata , elements of musicianship ...
A performer's guide to the saxophone music of Sherwood Shaffer 2007 2700 "During his career, composer Sherwood Shaffer has written thirteen concert works for the saxophone. These compositions represent a wide range of instrumentation from solo saxophone with piano, saxophone quartets and other chamber works, to solo saxop...
Joe Henderson: An Analysis of Harmony in Selected Compositions and Improvisations 2008 44538 The main goal of this dissertation was to demonstrate Joe Henderson as a seminal figure in jazz history; a position that, despite his importance among jazz musicians, typically is lost when compared with many of his contemporaries. Three compositions...
Using post-tonal analytical techniques for a better performance of Ida Gotkovsky's Quatour de saxophones 2011 3667 This document analyzes Gotkovsky's Quatour de Saxophones from a post-tonal perspective, focusing on performance-related decisions. Because much of the repertoire for chamber ensembles, particularly saxophone quartet, is recently composed, traditional...
Luciano Berio's Sequenza VII: temporal multiplicity and alternative conceptions of form. 2012 10088 Existing analyses of Sequenza VII's form rely on the aggregate-completing pitch of a fixed-register pitch series to outline the climactic area of the piece and to help define the traditional formal archetype of build-up - climax - ...
An analysis of "Divertimento for alto saxophone and piano" by Charles Wuorinen 2014 2224 This paper presents an analysis of Charles Wuorinen's Divertimento for Alto Saxophone and Piano in four parts: an analysis of the work's form, a study of pitch-class and motivic content related to form, a study of rhythmic conflict within the piece, ...
An annotated bibliography of pedagogical resources for the pre-college saxophonist 2015 2811 The purpose of this study is to develop an annotated bibliography of pedagogical materials, appropriate for the pre-college level saxophonist. Publications selected for this research include method books, scale and technical studies, altissimo studie...
Project China: a resource of contemporary saxophone music written by Chinese-born composers 2016 2049 In recent years, performances of newly composed Chinese music have become more common at national and international saxophone conventions. However, saxophone works by Chinese composers are still rare, and this body of work is largely unfamiliar to We...
The integration of sound, resonance, and color in Lacrimosa for alto saxophone and piano by Marilyn Shrude 2016 1244 American composer Marilyn Shrude has written more than thirty works that feature the saxophone prominently, comprising a substantial contribution to the instrument’s literature. This document argues that in her works for saxophone and piano, Shrude’s...
An analysis of overtone production techniques in saxophone teaching methods 2018 649 The playing of overtones on the saxophone helps in acquiring the altissimo register and improves clarity, definition, intonation, control, resonance, dynamics, timbre, and flexibility. This document seeks to identify the prevalent methods which exist...
The improvisational style of Steve Lacy: analyses of selected transcriptions (1957-1962) 2018 206 This document investigates and draws conclusions regarding the improvisational style of Steve Lacy between 1957 and 1962 based on improvised solos from the albums Soprano Sax, Reflections, and Evidence. His improvisational tendencies are inspected th...