2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Sleep by Eric Whitacre -- A New Arrangement for Brass Choir
Maxwell D. Meigel♦
Dr. Warren Gooch and Dr. Greg Jones, Faculty Mentors

Sleep was originally written by Whitacre for four-part chorus. The presenter desired a playable, engaging arrangement for instrumentalists, which led to a new adaptation of the piece for brass choir. The piece underwent a series of revisions, each attempting to bring it closer to the vocal quality of the original setting. The presentation will include a live performance of the work and a discussion of the techniques used to adapt vocal music to brass instruments.

Keywords: music, brass, arranging, choir, Eric Whitacre, Sleep


Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 1-2
Location: OP Performance Hall
Time: 9:45

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