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Original Works Featuring Horn by Elizabeth Raum: A Performer's Guide

Kaylene Beal, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Elizabeth Raum is one of Canada’s most respected and prolific living composers. She has written for several mediums, including opera, ballet, chamber ensembles, chorus, solo instruments and voice, and large-scale orchestral works. Her works for horn are extensive and highly-respected. She has written for high-profile soloists, educators, and organizations in the horn community. In spite of her output, no existing text provides a comprehensive examination of Raum and her work for horn, which is considerable in breadth and quality. This document discusses Raum’s life experiences and musical influences, specifically with regard to her original works featuring horn. It introduces the context and content of those works, which include one solo concerto, one solo with piano, one unaccompanied solo work, four mixed-instrument trios, and a horn quartet. This document also presents a performer’s guide to each of these pieces, including descriptions of musical elements, difficulty, duration, technique, and ensemble components. A deeper and more widespread knowledge of Raum’s music will increase its visibility within the horn community and encourage its programming on public recitals. The material for this document has been collected primarily from score study, program notes, and interviews with the composer. Periodicals, encyclopedias, and anthologies were also used for reference.

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Beal, Kaylene, "Original Works Featuring Horn by Elizabeth Raum: A Performer's Guide" (2017). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI10271304.