Program from Senior Honors Recital Open Access

Matthews, Haley (Spring 2018)

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The senior honors recital incorporates some of the most familiar and influential cross-era solo works for bassoon. Compositions include works of Vivaldi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Tansman, Elgar, and Gliére. The repertoire was chosen based on its overall significance and recognition within the bassoon community and constitutes roughly 65 minutes of music. Preparation for the recital primarily consisted of incorporating effective practice methods into each piece. Such methods were chosen based on the particular skill or talent each individual piece required, including practice of technical passages, practice of appropriate phrasing, metronomic practice, scale study with intonation scrutiny, and practice of the entire recital performance. The challenges of the recital were centered around the overall musicality of the phrases as well as the endurance ability. For an additional challenge, the recital was mostly played while standing, which significantly alters the physiological support for the bassoon both in embouchure and in preparatory breathing technique. Through the completion of the recital, I have learned many things about myself as a musician and the stamina required to perform solo recitals. These particular findings will be helpful in possible future recitals.

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Performer Biographies…………………………………………………….…pg.8

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