An exploration of four songs for soprano, horn, and piano (1990) by David Irving

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Julianna Martin Hayward (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph DiPiazza

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to bring attention to the life and music of David Gerow Irving, in particular, his Four Songs for Soprano, Horn, and Piano, composed in 1990. As no previous academic writing has been committed to this subject matter, the study includes an introduction to the life and career of David Irving as well as an overview of his compositional techniques. Chapter 2 includes biographical information about his life in general, his career as a horn player, and his journey to composition. Chapter 3 gives a detailed description of his progression from student to composer. Chapter 4 provides an overview of some of his characteristic compositional tendencies found in a number of his compositions with examples. Chapter 5 focuses on the history and process in composition of the Four Songs for Soprano, Horn, and Piano, including a detailed analysis of each of the songs with comments from the composer. The appendices include a full score of the Four Songs for Soprano, Horn, and Piano, full list of works by David Irving, a written interview with the author, and permissions granted for the use of his correspondence with the author as well as the inclusion of his self-published works

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Language: English
Date: 2017
David Irving, Horn, Piano, Soprano, Songs
Irving, David
Chamber music $y 20th century
Horn and piano music

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