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Pursley, Wilbur||Haugland, A. Oscar (Archie Oscar), 1922-2013||Weed, Maurice, 1912-2005

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

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Department of Music


Album for the Young has been arranged to provide a means for the average high school band to gain an enjoyable acquaintance with contemporary American music. The arrangement techniques used in this work should heighten the colorful contrasts of the sections. The main features of the sections are: #I--Little March--(20 sec.)--a gradually building opening with an equal mixture of brass and woodwinds, the percussion adds interesting rhythms on and off the beat; #II--Waltz--(40 sec.)--sax quartet opening, a mixture of brass and woodwinds in the center section, ends with a small woodwind grouping, vibes and marimba accentuate the melody; #III--Happy-Go-Lucky--(10 sec.)--brass and woodwind doublings, ends in full tutti; #IV--Tender Thoughts--(1 min., 20 sec.)--opens with oboe solo, a mixture of brass and woodwinds in the center section, vibes accentuate the melody; #V--A Gambol--(25 sec.)--a lively mixing of groups and voicings, xylophone frequently doubles melody with other instruments; #VI--Christmastide--(1 min., 5 sec.)--a. chorale, alternating brass and woodwind sections; #VII--Spring Song--(25 sec.)--predominantly woodwinds, interesting color combinations; #VIII--The Sad Slant-Eyed Boy--(1 min., 25 sec.)-- many open fourths and fifths, semi-chorale style, interesting temple blocks part; #IX--Jostling Joe--(25 sec.)--interesting rhythmically, sax quartet; #X- -The Day's End-- ( 1 min., 5 sec.) --predominantly woodwinds, gentle sequel to preceding movements. Total time of work--( 7 min., 20 sec.)


28 pages




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