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Master of Music

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During a recital on March 21, 2015, pieces by Hindemith, Bruckner, Bolter, Barat, Villa-Lobos, Dvořák, and Davis were performed on the trombone. This document will take an in depth look at each of these pieces in order to discuss the history, significance, and performance practice required to give an effective recital. Each chapter will have a different focus, ranging from the theory behind the composition, the idiomatic use of the trombone, operatic plots, and techniques used to perform vocal music on the trombone.