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Title: Performance portfolio Lyndon Brett Baker DMA 2014
Author: Baker, L. B.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 8680
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 2014
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This DMA portfolio contains materials and a written critical commentary of over 10,000 words relating to the work I have completed towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, at the University of Salford. My doctoral programme consists of four performance projects and a public performance in the form of a lecture recital. The study consists of an exploration and contextualisation of compositions, written for the virtuoso trombone player in differing genres and an analysis on how these genres have influenced music, written for the brass band trombone soloist in the 21st Century. The work explores historical repertoire that has not been represented either in live performance or by recording in the last one hundred years along with newly commissioned compositions by leading and new composers. Works were discovered by visiting libraries, band-rooms and archives around the world. The evidence is achieved through several CD releases including Novus Vox (Song of Joy): Music of the Salvation Army, Salute to Sousa and Slide Projections which explore the trombone in solo with wind bands both in an historical and contemporary frame. The large scale premieres of compositions by Peter Graham and Edward Gregson are the stated commissions and finally a public performance lecture recital provides evidence on how the genres influence my performances. In addition the portfolio compilation contains: A) Copies of excerpts of parts and featured pieces. B) Published reviews and critical evaluations of the performances on premieres. C) The public lecture recital programme and live recording. D) Supporting material showing my international standing, significant past and current activity as a performing artist in my field. This submission adds significant new works and forgotten repertoire to the limited number of compositions for the solo trombonist and explores new ground and collaborations. This is represented through the CD projects and the premiere performances. Seen as a whole, the project illustrates my various facets across this submission, which illustrates how I am an ambassador of the trombone through chamber, brass band and wind band genres. I have been involved in the projects on various levels, not just as a solo performer but also as a recording artist, an arranger, executive producer, editor, and in writing programme notes and hand-outs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.M.A.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.632563  DOI: Not available
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