Year of Publication
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Dr. James Campbell
The percussion ensemble is still a relatively young ensemble, with the first works by Edgard Varèse and Amadeo Roldan composed in the first third of the 20th century. Because of this youth, it is important to examine significant works for the percussion ensemble which establish themselves as staples to the repertoire. Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer has written three such works, Ogoun Badagris (1976), Ku-Ka-Ilimoku (1978), and Bonham (1989). This study will closely examine each of these works, providing background, detailed analysis, and performance practice for each of these works.
Nozny, Brian T., "CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: AN EXPLORATION OF THREE PERCUSSION STANDARDS" (2012). Theses and Dissertations--Music. 5.