Musical Arrangement of Robert W. Smith's Divine Comedy Movement IV. "The Ascension" for Brass Ensemble and Piano

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Drenckpohl, Jacinda
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University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University
I have arranged the fourth movement of Robert W. Smith’s Divine Comedy Suite, “The Ascension,” for an ensemble consisting of Bb trumpet, F horn, tenor trombone, euphonium, tuba, and piano. I spent the fall semester and winter break of 2018 writing the arrangement while consulting with Professor Charles Allen Kenny and Dr. David Loucky for instrumentation and editing feedback. The beginning of the spring semester I spent dedicated to organizing the ensemble and rehearsal dates, as there was not an established MTSU brass ensemble at the time. I led several rehearsal throughout February, including a dress rehearsal the day of the performance. “The Ascension” for Brass Ensemble and Piano was premiered on February 24th, 2019 with the help of Professor Angela DeBoer, Professor of Horn and organizer for the concert on which this was performed.
music, brass, piano, arrangement, ensemble, performance, rehearsal