This Mortal Coil: An Arrangement for the 2016 Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps

December 8, 2015 / By: Daniel Tewalt

This master’s project looked at considerations for the arranging and design process for drum corps shows. A complete musical arrangement was created for the Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps to use in competitive performance for their 2016 production, entitled This Mortal Coil. Distinct arranging techniques for the drum corps genre were employed to create a musical product full of interest and impact. Additionally, in order to tailor the arrangement for the specific ensemble, there were special considerations made while writing for performers that encompass a wide variety of experience and playing ability.