2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Fine Arts

"Don't Judge the Book by the Cover" : Rehearsal Problem-Solving in Ronald Hanmer’s Serenade for Seven
Shelley D. Layton♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor

Ronald Hanmer is well known in Great Britain as a composer of works for film, light orchestra and brass ensembles. Many of his works are useful as both concert pieces and pedagogical tools. Hanmer’s Serenade for Seven is a chamber work for two flutes, oboe, three clarinets and bassoon. The multi-movement piece is especially useful in training non-professional chamber musicians, as it involves directly accessible melodic lines, attractive harmonies and idiomatic wind writing. However, there are inherent problems in preparation of even a deceptively straightforward work such as this. The presentation will involve a discussion of rehearsal procedures, problem-solving techniques and other matters relevant to accurate performance. The composition will be heard as part of the presentation.

Keywords: Chamber Music, Rehearsal Techniques, Hanmer, Ronald

Topic(s):Music

Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 31-4
Location: OP 1393, Performance Hall
Time: 2:00

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