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Schwob School of Music
The ultimate goal of this thesis is to inspire an interest in rhythmic analysis and an understanding of its tools and applications, particularly to the repertoire of the wind band. The content is divided into two sections. Part I deals with a general overview of the subject matter. It includes a review ofliterature on the subject of rhythm, an outlining of terms and systems that attempt to reconcile the broad approaches taken in the literature, and a general look at the tools and applications of rhythmic analysis. Part II deals directly with applications of rhythmic analysis. It consists often free-standing rhythmic analyses, representing compositions for winds and percussion from a wide range of compositional periods and styles. The different approaches needed for each piece are intended to demonstrate both the utility and diversity of rhythmic analysis, with connections to personal understanding, education, and performance.
Dye, Christopher Keith, "The Study and Application of Rhythmic Analysis for Wind Band Repertoire" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 85.