Beginning Band Composition
Peter, Matthew David
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The purpose of this thesis is to examine common practices in beginning band composition. Research includes analyzing the tendencies of successful beginning band composers to gain greater insight into their compositional techniques and tendencies, accessing scholarly works which focus on beginning band composition, and score study of successful beginning band compositions. To gain greater insight into the compositional process and difficulties in writing for young players, four beginning band pieces were composed during various stages of the research.