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The pieces are examined based on historical context and explained based on the practice notes that I journaled and reflected upon by comparing and contrasting standard recordings of each work. This thesis is divided into nine sections that explore the pieces that are performed, as well as the instruments used to perform them. The thesis also explores my repertoire choices based on instrumentation, style, composer, and genre, as well as how to deal with the challenges of approaching a diverse program. Historical information has been taken from articles, books, and other scholarly writings produced by experts within their fields of study. The information regarding performance challenges and the techniques used to overcome such issues come from my own analysis of rehearsal and practice recordings, as well as from journal notes taken throughout the process. I found that preparing, journaling, and composing this thesis helped me to gain a greater understanding of the instrument, historical appreciation and understanding of the pieces, and increased my technique and musicality tremendously in such a way to help me overcome such challenges in the future.
Gibens, Jesse, "Preparing and Performing a Trumpet Recital" (2020). Honors Theses. 1433.
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