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  • From race records to rock 'n' roll : Elvis, Sun, and the production of culture perspective 

    Cochran, Joshua (Joshua Cole) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    With the breakout success of his first commercial recordings made and released in1954 and 1955 by Sam Phillips's Memphis, Tennessee-based Sun record label, Elvis Presley (1935-1977) quickly became a regional star with his ...
  • Garden music 

    Witter, David J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This piece was written as a thesis for the completion of an M.M. in composition. To write it I conjured several images to help characterize various elements of a garden. The first movement came about as a visualization of ...
  • Gia Dinh for orchestra 

    Huynh, Oswald (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 6/1/2023] Gia Dinh, meaning "family" in Vietnamese, is an exploration of intergenerational trauma, cultural inheritance, and what is lost between eras. Specifically, I am focusing on the greater Vietnamese ...
  • Hymns ancient and modern, and the music editorship of Willian Henry Monk 

    Amos, Sarah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Hymns Ancient and Modern--a product of Tractarian efforts for the development of Catholic ecclesiological expression in the Church of England--established ...
  • I ain't no size two' : feminist conversations and controversial messages in Meghan Trainor's empowerment songs 

    Schlabach, Erin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Meghan Trainor's brand -- while thoroughly debated among critics and consumers -- provides a gateway to conversations on body acceptance, gender equality, and female empowerment through the use of provocative lyrics, catchy ...
  • The impact of Richard Wagner on Werner Herzog's film Nosferatu 

    Chen, Jinsong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht [Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night] (1979), known in English-speaking countries as Nosferatu the Vampyre, a retelling ...
  • An investigation of relationships between Flow Theory and music performance anxiety 

    Li, Li (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation comprises three projects designed to investigate the relationship between flow and music performance anxiety and using flow to alleviate music performance anxiety. One investigation is a comprehensive ...
  • The late choral works of Igor Stravinsky: a reception history 

    Elder, Rusty Dale (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Despite his preeminence in twentieth-century music, the late works of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) remain in relative obscurity: seldom performed, inadequately recorded, poorly understood, and frequently disparaged. The ...
  • The legend of the dried persimmon for symphony orchestra and computer generated sounds 

    Chang, Kyoungsuk (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The composition is based on a Korean folk tale. The dried persimmon legend's original name is 'The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon'. The composition ...
  • The little match girl 

    Blanton, K. Alexander (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    A tone poem composed for orchestra based upon Hans Christian Andersen's short story of the same title.
  • Mario Bauza: swing era novelty and Afro-Cuban authenticity 

    Miller, Nathan Brad (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Introduced to jazz in his native Cuba, Mario Bauzá (1911-1993) immigrated to New York City in 1930 to take part in its active scene as an instrumentalist, and, by enhancing pre-existing musical practices with his arranging ...
  • Mass for chorus, chamber orchestra, and soloists 

    Hampton, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    My primary objective in composing this piece of music was to create a modern musical work based heavily on music of the Renaissance. Representative pieces of music on which I have modeled my work include Byrd's Mass for ...
  • Motive and reflection 

    Berg, Stephanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Motive and Reflection was originally commissioned by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation as part of the Sinquefield Prize in composition, which I won in 2009. The resultant work was a one-movement piece for full orchestra. ...
  • The outlaw 

    Pounds, Justin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This opera was written as a thesis for the completion of a Master of Music degree in Composition. The text is adapted from the one act play of the ...
  • Painted upon a Grecian urn for wind ensemble 

    Hills, Joe (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Painted Upon A Grecian Urn is a three-movement suite for modified wind ensemble of about fifteen minutes in length in which each movement represents a different legend from Greek mythology. The movements embody Athena, ...
  • Post-common practice era music theory pedagogy 

    Morrow, Melissa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The purpose of my research is to improve the experience of students who are taking the Twentieth-Century Compositional Techniques course at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and similar courses at other institutions. ...
  • The Raven : an opera in one act 

    Krause, Anna C., 1987- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    In a dim room, with only a weak fire keeping out the cold December wind, a poor student sits alone, slowly, painfully working himself into a frenzy of grief over the loss of his young wife, Lenore. This is the image in my ...
  • Reaching digital native music majors : pedagogy for undergraduate group piano in the 21st century 

    Hahn, Rachel Danielle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation comprises three projects that were designed to contribute to our understanding of today's digital native music majors and their needs within the group piano curriculum. The first investigation is a review ...
  • Ritual and Sacrifice 

    Fitzpatrick, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    Ritual and Sacrifice is an orchestral work that was composed for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. While the title provokes vivid and troubling imagery, the piece is metaphorical and focuses on the thoughts one might have ...
  • Row construction and accompaniment in Luigi Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero 

    Waggoner, Dori T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-75) invested his art with personal responses to dire social injustices. Because of the dangers surrounding any attempt to protest the repression of individual freedom, hate crimes, ...