Master of Music
Department or Program
Morehouse, Christopher L.
AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF
Melanie K. Schuette, for the Master of Music degree in Music, presented on April 1, 2019, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
TITLE: A WIND CONDUCTOR’S GUIDE: JAMES BARNES’S TRAIL OF TEARS, CHARLES IVES’S OLD HOME DAYS: SUITE FOR BAND, AND DAVID MASLANKA’S GOLDEN LIGHT
MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Christopher Morehouse
The scope of this paper is to provide an analysis of three wind band/ensemble works performed as part of the graduate recital of Melanie Schuette. Each chapter is divided into four categories; biography, background, analysis, and rehearsal considerations from the viewpoint of the conductor. The repertoire includes James Barnes’s Trail of Tears, Charles Ives’s Old Home Days: Suite for Band, and David Maslanka’s Golden Light.