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1. Griffiths, Amy. An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone.

Degree: DMA, Music, 2010, Louisiana State University

The saxophone has a long history with transcriptions and arrangements, which augment the saxophone’s repertoire and provide an historical context through which saxophonists may experience music that predates the invention of their instrument. Transcriptions, particularly those from the baroque period, provide excellent pedagogical material for inexperienced students whose educational needs would perhaps not be best served by more contemporary music. The various transcriptions of baroque music contributed by Marcel Mule and Sigurd Raschèr continue to be valuable additions to the repertoire, serving students’ pedagogical needs by providing appealing, accessible, and suitably challenging music. However, these transcriptions provide only a minimum of attention to issues of style and historical performance practice. This study provides a starting point for an historical approach to performing baroque music on the saxophone by focusing specifically on baroque performance practice as it applies to selected solo sonatas by Handel. Initially addressing general baroque style, this approach then presents several specific stylistic traits as they can be applied to a Handel transcription for saxophone. This monograph provides a realistic means for saxophonists to benefit more from baroque transcriptions. The application of basic elements of baroque performance practice to saxophone transcriptions can provide a different and valuable experience of core musical elements such as 1) tension and release, as expressed, for example, in the baroque style of “leaning” in an appoggiatura, or through the concept of speaking rather than singing and the resulting shorter phrases; 2) the understanding of the structure of a melody as realized by creating a skeleton and then composing or improvising one’s own ornamentation; and 3) a new understanding of the expressive devices available to performers as realized through a sparing use of vibrato, for example, or the use of beat hierarchy. There is enormous musical value in the study of past performance practices and saxophonists only stand to benefit from understanding these concepts as they apply to the transcriptions in our repertoire.

Subjects/Keywords: saxophone; baroque; saxophone pedagogy; saxophone transcriptions; baroque saxophone; Handel saxophone

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APA (6th Edition):

Griffiths, A. (2010). An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone. (Doctoral Dissertation). Louisiana State University. Retrieved from etd-11122010-155346 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/3501

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Griffiths, Amy. “An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Louisiana State University. Accessed December 14, 2019. etd-11122010-155346 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/3501.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Griffiths, Amy. “An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone.” 2010. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Griffiths A. An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Louisiana State University; 2010. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: etd-11122010-155346 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/3501.

Council of Science Editors:

Griffiths A. An approach to performing Handel sonatas on the saxophone. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Louisiana State University; 2010. Available from: etd-11122010-155346 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/3501

2. Torres, Michael Rene. Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide.

Degree: DMA, Music, 2012, The Ohio State University

Composer Joseph Kreines (b. 1936) has written several works for the classical saxophone. Among these are three works specifically for the alto saxophone: Suite “Alla Barocco” for Alto Saxophone (2004), Monologue 3 for Alto Saxophone (2005), and Cantilena and Toccata for Alto Saxophone (2006). These three compositions portray common traits and represent Kreines’ unique compositional style. Aside from discussing Kreines’ musical background, this document explores these three works for alto saxophone from a historical perspective and includes a formal analysis and performance considerations for all movements of each composition. Advisors/Committee Members: Hill, James (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Biographies; Composition; Fine Arts; Music; Music Education; Pedagogy; Performing Arts; Kreines; Saxophone; Classical Music; Suite Alla Barocco; Cantilena and Toccata; Monologue 3; Hemke; James Bishop; David Dees; Composition; Baroque Dance Suite; Musical Forms

saxophone. In particular, three works from his oeuvre stand out as excellent representations of… …his personal compositional approach: Suite “Alla Barocco” for Alto Saxophone (2004)… …Monologue 3 for Alto Saxophone (2005), and Cantilena and Toccata for Alto Saxophone… …order to create context for discussing his individual compositions for 1 alto saxophone… …first movements of all three works for unaccompanied alto saxophone are all composed without… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Torres, M. R. (2012). Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide. (Doctoral Dissertation). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1338398066

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Torres, Michael Rene. “Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University. Accessed December 14, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1338398066.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Torres, Michael Rene. “Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide.” 2012. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Torres MR. Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2012. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1338398066.

Council of Science Editors:

Torres MR. Joseph Kreines and his Music for Alto Saxophone: A Biography, Analysis, and Performance Guide. [Doctoral Dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2012. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1338398066

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