Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
John T Muller
Jeff W Cline
Mona B Kreitner
Current trombone choir repertoire consists almost entirely of western classical and jazz music. Missing from the trombone ensemble's repertoire are works from outside western choral, symphonic, and jazz idioms and particularly folk music. The addition of Bulgarian folk music contributes to a much needed variety in the current trombone choir repertoire. The use of any ethnic or nationalistic music has both educationaland aesthetic value. Like all well-conceived trombone choir music, these Bulgarian folk transcriptions in this paper aid in the development of chamber music skills. This document will discuss how Bulgarian folk music is a good source for trombone choir transcriptions and at the same time, they expose students to a new nationalistic music style that they had not previously encountered. This musical diversity has great value in our pluralistic global society.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Albrecht, James John, ""Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares": Folk Music Transcriptions for Trombone Choir" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 436.