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The American brass band movement in the twenty-first century: a study of past influences via an investigation into the future direction of performance and composition (2023)
Thesis
Tyler, H. (2023). The American brass band movement in the twenty-first century: a study of past influences via an investigation into the future direction of performance and composition. (Thesis). University of Salford

In 1889, it was estimated that there were ten thousand brass bands across America and by the beginning of the twentieth century, that number had increased to over eighteen thousand (Hazen & Hazen, 1987). These brass bands were an integral part of Ame... Read More about The American brass band movement in the twenty-first century: a study of past influences via an investigation into the future direction of performance and composition.

The sultry swan (2015)
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Price, D. (2015). The sultry swan. [Sheet Music]

The Sultry Swan is a slow melody for cornet and brass band and has two clearly defined musical ideas in its construction. The introduction and first theme are lyrical in texture and evoke images of the river bank, the water gently ebbing to and fro w... Read More about The sultry swan.

The moody mallard (2015)
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Price, D. (2015). The moody mallard. [Sheet Music]

The Moody Mallard is an up-beat solo for cornet and brass band in a Latin-American style. The work is percussive throughout and the opening theme takes inspiration from the mambo whilst the second introduces the stylistic elements that we associate w... Read More about The moody mallard.

Cloud rider (2015)
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Price, D. (2015). Cloud rider. [Sheet Music]

Commissioned in 2015 by trombone virtuoso Brett Baker, Cloud Rider takes inspiration from Norse mythology and the legend of the Valkyries. The Valkyries are a host of female figures who ride great steeds and hover over the battle field, deciding whi... Read More about Cloud rider.

The lamp (2015)
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Price, D. (2015). The lamp. [Sheet Music]

The Lamp was commissioned in 2015 by the Fishburn Band and is a celebratory work commemorating the bicentenary of the ‘Miner’s Safety Lamp’ invented by Sir Humphry Davy in 1815. This evocative work opens quietly in the deep and solitary darkness o... Read More about The lamp.

Portfolio of compositions
Thesis
Price, D. (in press). Portfolio of compositions. (Thesis). University of Salford

The six works presented in this portfolio are composed for brass band and percussion, selected as they show artistic and technical advancements when compared with extant literature and methodology. The accompanying commentary discusses the patronage... Read More about Portfolio of compositions.