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Graduate recitals Jensen, Janice Mae 2000

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GRADUATE RECITALS by JANICE MAE JENSEN B.Mus., University of Lethbridge, 1998 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC (TROMBONE) in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (School O f Music) We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA A p r i l 2000 © Janice Mae Jensen ( In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, 1 agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Department of /fflsSjeirj The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date 6[&lt/<J$,^Od> Z> DE-6 (2/88) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Recital Hall Friday, April 28,2000 8:00 p.m. MASTER'S STUDENT RECITAL* JANICE JENSEN, Bass Trombone Vier ernste Gesange J. Brahms I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen (Salomo 3)- (1833-1897) Andante, Allegro, Andante, Allegro II. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle (Salomo 4) - Andante m. O Tod, wie bitter bist du (Sirach 41) - Grave IV. Wenn ich mit Menschen-und mit Engelszungen redete (Korinther 1,13) -Andante con moto ed anima Cynthia Gee, piano Concerto Robert Spillman I. Allegro (b. 1936) II. Vivace HI. Andante Moderato Cynthia Gee, piano - INTERMISSION -Drei leichte Stucke P. Hindemith I. MSBig schnell, munter (1895-1963) II. Langsam III. Lebhaft Joanne Leung, piano Sonata for Bass Trombone Patrick McCarty I. Allegro non Troppo (b. 1928) II. Andantino i n . Vivace Ruth Huang, Gillian Hunter, violin Beth Schaufele, viola Graham Percival, cello Leanna Wong, double bass * In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree with a major in Trombone Performance. Vier ernste Gesange, Op. 121 (Four Serious Songs) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) displays a breathtaking motivic concentration and subtlety. To take just one example, the desolate falling thirds that open the third song are transformed by inversion into assuaging rising sixths at death's final welcoming 'O Tod, wie wohl tust du:' one fundamental idea contemplated from two diametrically opposed standpoints. Concerto written in 1961 by Robert A. Spillman (1948-) was composed while on faculty at the Eastman school in Rochester, New York. Robert Spillman's Concerto is a standard in the repetoire of the bass trombone. With an American style, its open intervals and widely spaced chords follow in the traditions of Aaron Copland and Howard Hanson. Currently teaching in Colorado, Mr. Spillman is an accomplished accompanist as well as a composer. Drei Leichte Stucke, Three Easy Pieces written in 1938 by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) were likely written for Gertrude Hindemith, who was an amateur cellist. The term 'easy' applies here in that the entire piece is playable in first position on the cello. This should not lead to one assuming that these pieces are trivial, for they are musically charming, gentle, and beautiful. And, though they are not playable in first position on the trombone, they adapt very successfully, providing a light, gentle contrast to the more weighty trombone sonata. Sonata for Bass Trombone - Patrick McCarty (1928-) McCarty was educated at the Eastman school of Music and holds a doctorate (I believe) in Music Theory. This sonata follow the classic fast-slow-fast form and is indicative of the composer's love of modes, which is also characteristic of the predominant style of composition at Eastman during this time period. This sonata is also one of the most played pieces in the Bass Trombone literature and exists in piano and string orchestra versions (source: Jeffrey Reynoldsfrecording of sonata; Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature; compiled by Barnaby Kerekes) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Old Auditorium Saturday, March 13,1999 4:00 p.m. MASTER'S CHAMBER RECITAL* JANICE JENSEN, Bass Trombone Suite fur vier Posaunen Alfred Homoff (b. 1902) I. Solenne (Andante non troppo) IL Moderato HI. Molto Allegro quasi Presto IV. Andante non troppo V. Molto Allegro deciso con impeto Neal Bennett, Dennis Esson, Andrew Poirier trombone The Tiger is a Kitty Tommy Pederson (1920-1998) Think of Something Nice Barnaby Kerekes bass trombone Etre ou ne pas Etre: Monologue d'Hamlet Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) Neal Bennett, Dennis Esson, Andrew Poirier trombone Barnaby Kerekes conductor Motet: Virga Jesse Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) transcribed by Ralph Sauer Neal Bennett, Dennis Esson, Andrew Poirier trombone - I N T E R M I S S I O N -Zwei Wiener Sonatinen fur zwei Tuben Allegro Andantino grazioso Barnaby Kerekes bass trombone Trois Pieces pour Qua tour de Trombones Allegro Moderato Allegro Vivo Neal Bennett, Dennis Esson, Andrew Pokier trombone Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) Eugene Bozza (1905-1991) Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major ("Ole!") I. Largo maestoso, Allegro moderato n . Andante moderato (medium waltz) DI. Presto Peter Schickele (b. 1935) Annelisa Pedersen, Miriam Norton trumpet Joanna Schulz French horn Eric Morton tuba Andrea Lee piano Danielle Stephens special guest artist * In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree with a major in Trombone. 

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