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George Lloyd - Music for Brass, from symphony to test-piece (2017)

Pieter Koster

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Name: Pieter Koster Main Subject: Wind band Conducting Research Supervisor: Paul Scheepers Title of Research: George Lloyd – Music for brass, from symphony to test-piece Research Questions: 1. Did George Lloyd change his way of composing from Symphony no. 10 via Royal Parks to Diversions on a Bass Theme? a. In what way does George Lloyd treat the following compositional elements in each piece? i. Structure ii.Harmony iii.Thematic material iv. Musical Tension b. In what way does the treatment of these elements differ in each piece? 2. Did George Lloyd succeed in combining his own views with the demands of the test-piece commissions, to write an appropriate test-piece? Summary of Results: Cornish symphonic and opera composer George Lloyd has written several compositions for brass, starting with a symphony for brass ensemble (Symphony no. 10) and then several test-pieces for brass band. The commission of test-pieces for brass band contests appears to be guided only by implicit criteria for these sort of compositions. Lloyd’s first test-piece, Royal Parks, apparently did not meet the criteria and his second test-piece, Diversions on a Bass Theme, did. This thesis investigates if George Lloyd changed his way of composing to write an appropriate test-piece, by a detailed analysis of Symphony no. 10, Royal Parks and Diversions on a Bass Theme. Besides that the thesis will try to answer the question if Lloyd was able to combine his own musical views with the demands of the test-piece commissions. The main findings are that Lloyd remained within his own musical language when writing the test-pieces, however he made some decisive choices regarding structure, form and thematic material that influenced the compositions significantly. He did partially succeed in combining his own views with the demands of the test-piece commissions. Biography: Pieter Koster (1985) completed his Bachelor’s Degrees at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague as a student of Ad van Zon on the trumpet, and Alex Schillings for conducting. In September 2016 he successfully completed his Master-exam concert with the Bundes Polizeiochester München. Pieter has participated in multiple conducting courses with renowned (professional) orchestras and teachers. Today he is professional conductor of the fanfare orchestras ‘Ons Genoegen’ Hattem, ‘Wilhelmina’ Volendam and the Koninklijke Brassband Utrecht. He is also a brass teacher for numerous students. Since 2014 he is secretary and member of the board of the Dutch Association of Wind band Conductors (Bond van Orkestdirigenten en Instructeurs).
typeresearch exposition
keywordswind band, George Lloyd, test-piece, composition
date09/09/2016
published11/09/2017
last modified11/09/2017
statuspublished
share statusprivate
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/63714/63715
published inKC Research Portal
portal issue1. Master Research Projects


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321851 Diversion on a Bass Theme Full Score R. Smith & Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
321845 Royal Parks Full Score Boosey and Hawkes Company All rights reserved
321841 Symphony no. 10 Full Score George Lloyd Music Library All rights reserved
321815 Abstract Pieter Koster Pieter All rights reserved
321808 George Lloyd - Music for Brass, from symphony to test-piece Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
321090 Lloyd - Royal Parks - Reduction Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
320854 Symphony no 10 - 4 - Energico Albany Records 1989 All rights reserved
320852 Symphony no 10 - 3 - Andante Grazioso - Presto - Andante Albany Records 1989 All rights reserved
320850 Symphony no 10 - 2 - Calma Albany Records 1989 All rights reserved
320848 06 Calma A All rights reserved
320844 Symphony no 10 - 1 - Allegro Moderato Albany Records 1989 All rights reserved
320840 04 - Diversions on a Bass Theme Albany Records 1991 All rights reserved
320838 03 - Royal Parks - Holidays Albany Records 1991 All rights reserved
320835 02 - Royal Parks - In Memoriam Albany Records 1991 All rights reserved
320833 01 - Royal Parks - Dawn Flight Albany Records 1991 All rights reserved
320830 Lloyd - Diversions on a Bass Theme - Reduction Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
320828 Lloyd - Royal Parks - Reduction Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
320826 Lloyd - Diversions on a Bass Theme - Reduction Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
320825 Lloyd - 10th symphony - Reduction Pieter Koster 2016 All rights reserved
315206 Lloyd - Diversions on a Bass Theme reduction - Full Score Pieter All rights reserved
315204 Lloyd - Royal Parks reduction - Full Score Pieter Koster All rights reserved
315202 Lloyd - 10th symphony - 1 reduction - Full Score Pieter Koster All rights reserved
315200 Royal Parks Analysis Pieter Koster All rights reserved
315198 Diversions on a Bass Theme - Analysis Pieter Koster All rights reserved
315196 GEORGE LLOYD - MUSIC FOR BRASS Pieter Koster All rights reserved
63719 01 Symphony No. 4 _Arctic__ Allegro George Lloyd All rights reserved

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