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Schwob School of Music
This thesis will investigate "The Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves" by David Bedford with consideration given to analysis of the work itself, historical perspectives, and educational conceptions. The work was commissioned by the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music with additional financial assistance provided by the Hinrichsen foundation. Composed between June and August of 1982, this is the first piece by Bedford in the wind band medium. Part I of this written project is a short biographical sketch of the composer, Part II addresses influences on David Bedford's style while simultaneously elaborating on the historical significance of the musical avant-garde of the 1960s, Part III continues with an analysis of The Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves, Part IV takes into account educational perspectives with reference to conducting and rehearsal strategies, and Part V contains information for those who would ostensibly be performing the work.
Merchant, Christian Eden, "Bedford: Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves - A Historical And Analytical Perspective" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 19.