Soliloquies and Dances: An Analytical Introduction to the Solo Saxophone Repertoire of American Composer Elliot Del Borgo

Soliloquies and Dances: An Analytical Introduction to the Solo Saxophone Repertoire of American Composer Elliot Del Borgo by Christopher Barrick

ISBN10: 3838308204
ISBN13: 978-3838308203
Author: Christopher Barrick
Title: Soliloquies and Dances: An Analytical Introduction to the Solo Saxophone Repertoire of American Composer Elliot Del Borgo
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (September 7, 2009)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1837 kb
Size PDF: 1895 kb
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Soliloquies and Dances: An Analytical Introduction to the Solo Saxophone Repertoire of American Composer Elliot Del Borgo by Christopher Barrick



The purpose of this work is to provide an introduction to the solo saxophone repertoire of American composer Elliot Del Borgo (b. 1938). By examining Del Borgo?s relatively unexplored body of works for saxophone, this research aims to encourage further research and performance of the composer?s six compositions for solo saxophone, including two sonatas, two unaccompanied pieces, a work for saxophone with strings and a piece for solo saxophone with band. The following topics are addressed, in order, to introduce the saxophonist to this repertoire and establish its compositional merit: Del Borgo?s biographical background, his compositional influences, his approach to writing for the saxophone, the importance of his collaborations with saxophonist Dale Underwood and analyses of the composer?s music for saxophone. The final chapter will provide conclusions drawn from this research, followed by appendices containing transcripts of telephone interviews with Elliot Del Borgo and saxophonist Dale Underwood.

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