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Schwob School of Music
The purpose of this thesis is to examine Howard Hanson's composition, Dies Natalis for Band, from both an analytical and an educational perspective. To accomplish this objective, research on Hanson's personal and professional development as a composer, teacher, advocator, and otherwise contributor to the field of music was executed, information on and within Dies Natalis for Band was investigated, and suggestions were made for educational techniques to employ when teaching this composition. The author suggests that more analysis using Hanson's own theoretical system on intervallic relationships may yield additional information on his thought processes in composition. Biographical information on Howard Hanson, significance and analysis of Dies Natalis for Band, performance notes for the conductor, student handouts, and educational resources are provided.
Spradley, Emily Anne, "An Analytical and Educational Survey of Howard Hanson's Dies Natalis For Band" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 13.