Guided composition: a performer’s guide to an original work by composer Lance Hulme with an exploration of the interaction and collaboration between composer and performing artist

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kelvin Brandon Churchill Ironside (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Marjorie Bagley

Abstract: For centuries composers have worked with performers to assist in the realization and expression of their musical ideas. As modern composers produce new works of music, performers are needed to contribute their expertise in producing accurate and idiomatic parts for their instruments. Lance Hulme composed his sonata for violin and piano, Reel to Real, in 2016 in consultation with me for the violin part. I assisted him with revisions, interpretations, and technical recommendations through numerous stages leading to the final score. Original drafts of each movement are accompanied by critique and editorial commentary, giving insight into the collaborative relationship. A performance edition of the violin part with pedagogical commentary is included. The performance edition is based on the original manuscript with emphasis on clarity of the composer’s intent and pedagogical and technical solutions to the challenges it contains. Bowings, fingerings, and string recommendations are indicated along with justifications for their choice. This edition and commentary provide a foundation from which future study and performance of the work may begin.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2016
Edition, Performance, Piano, Sonata, Violin
Hulme, Lance, $d 1960- $t Reel to Real
Sonatas (Violin and piano) $v Scores and parts
Artistic collaboration

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