Title

“The Lark Ascending” Arranged for Flute Choir

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Hile

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Arranging, Composition, Conducting

Abstract

Inspired by the emotion presented in the piece, I proposed and was granted funding from the C. Farrell Scholarship for Fine Arts committee and Undergraduate Research Scholarship committee to arrange Ralph Vaughn Williams’ "The Lark Ascending" for flute choir. In arranging the work, I challenged myself to work with limited instrument colors, instrument ranges, and score adaptation–which all require a creative and flexible outlook on the work as a whole. Certainly, arranging a piece of this length and complexity was not a simple undertaking. Arranging this work required technical understanding of Williams’ piece and instrument adaptation, and challenged me to make creative choices regarding musical gesture. As per my project proposal, I am conducting and rehearsing my arrangement with the CWU flute choir, working with the group toward a cumulative performance on May 4.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Ott, Hal

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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“The Lark Ascending” Arranged for Flute Choir

SURC Ballroom A

Inspired by the emotion presented in the piece, I proposed and was granted funding from the C. Farrell Scholarship for Fine Arts committee and Undergraduate Research Scholarship committee to arrange Ralph Vaughn Williams’ "The Lark Ascending" for flute choir. In arranging the work, I challenged myself to work with limited instrument colors, instrument ranges, and score adaptation–which all require a creative and flexible outlook on the work as a whole. Certainly, arranging a piece of this length and complexity was not a simple undertaking. Arranging this work required technical understanding of Williams’ piece and instrument adaptation, and challenged me to make creative choices regarding musical gesture. As per my project proposal, I am conducting and rehearsing my arrangement with the CWU flute choir, working with the group toward a cumulative performance on May 4.