Master of Music
Department or Program
The purpose of this document is to provide scholarly information to accompany the graduate conducting recital of Thomas D. Richardson. Divided into three major components, each chapter discusses background information on the composer and composition, analysis of the work, and rehearsal considerations for the conductor. The pieces chosen are Norman Dello Joio’s Variants on a Mediaeval Tune, Steven Bryant’s Dusk, and Jerry Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy.