Transcendent capriccio for wind ensemble and solo piano
This composition focuses on the concerto form and the freeness found within the caprccio. The work establishes a defined role for the wind ensemble and the piano and they interact and evolve through the piece. In addition I focused on expanding the sounds and colors in both the ensemble and the piano. Juxtaposing contrasting emotional states was a key factor in this work and allowing these states to dictate the course of the piece.
Thesis (M.M.)--Wichita State University, College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Music Theory/Composition