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Title: Composing for young choirs
Author: Larner, Andrew Robert
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2011
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Abstract:
This submission is comprised of a variety of compositions for young choirs. Composing for such groups is distinct from composing for other ensembles.because the nature of the voice.is not static: it changes markedly during childhood and adolescence. General patterns of vocal development in childhood and adolescence are reflected in these compositions, with the aim of utilising young voices fully but avoiding making potentially damaging demands on them. The range of styles and some significant characteristics of the compositions are informed by other developmental factors: changes in listening preferences and the evidence of developing musical understanding demonstrated in young people's compositions. When young people listen to music, their openness to style first narrows and later broadens; when they compose music, different musical characteristics appear to be primary focal points of different stages in learning. These psychological factors can be compared with (variable) formants - the composer's task is to create music that can "resonate" with groups of young singers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.587568  DOI: Not available
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