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  • And the TV Said..., 

    Robertson, Jonathan Craig (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-02)
    And the TV Said..., scored for actress, digital media, and sextet, is a music theater piece set to Jason Ludlow's script of the same name. The script is written for two characters: a woman and her television. The role ...
  • ARCHISTRATEGOS 

    Roy, Timothy (2014-07-17)
    A few years ago I became interested in Christian Orthodoxy, a faith tradition as old as my own -- Roman Catholicism -- yet unfamiliar to most in the Western world. I was seduced by the mysticism and sensuality of Orthodoxy, ...
  • The art songs of Jaime León: a textual and musical analysis 

    Botero, Victoria Sofia (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-08-26)
    The thirty-six art songs of Colombian composer Jaime León (b. 1921) represent an important addition to the art song repertory. Chapter 1 introduces the topic and the literature on Jaime León and Latin American art song. ...
  • Berri 

    Borowiec, Jeffrey Ryan (2014-07-17)
    Berri is a dramatic musical composition for large chamber ensemble (Piccolo, Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, and Percussion) and narrator. The text for the narrator is an original ...
  • The Big Top, Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra 

    Garcia-Castells, Federico Jose (University of Missouri--Kansas City., 2010)
    "The Big Top" is a piece in three movements for symphony orchestra and solo percussionist who is required to play nine different percussion instruments. In the first movement the soloist alternates playing on marimba and ...
  • Biloba for chamber ensemble 

    Tan, Zi Hua (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-05-25)
    Biloba is a chamber piece for eight instruments inspired by the Gingko biloba tree. In an abstract way, the piece attempts to capture the movements - to me, the structural details of a tree give the illusion of dancers ...
  • Composition No. 1, quintet for two violins, viola, cello, and sampler 

    Martin, Stamos James (2013)
    Composition No. 1 is a work for string quartet and interactive electronics. The work is around twenty minutes long and separated into five movements, all of them elided through the use of attaccas. The work's organizational ...
  • Dawn of Spring for full orchestra 

    Jiang, Yu (2013)
    The orchestral work Dawn of Spring was inspired by a poem with the same title, which was written by MENG Haoran, one of the most famous ancient Chinese poets during the Tang dynasty. The poet described a lively picture ...
  • Der Struwwelpeter: a song cycle for soprano and chamber ensemble 

    Gagnon, Gregory Michael (2013)
    Der Struwwelpeter: A Song Cycle for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, sets seven of the stories from the iconic, mid-19th century children's story by Heinrich Hoffmann. The text set is from a widely published, anonymous ...
  • Evaluation of a Developmentally-Based Music Therapy Tool for Children with Autism 

    Reschke-Hernandez, Alaine Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2010)
    The purpose of this study was to gather sufficient data to determine the statistical reliability of the scores obtained with a new music therapy assessment tool for children with autistic disorder: the Autism Developmental ...
  • The Interaction of Linear and Vertical Time in Minimalist and Postminimalist Piano Music 

    Lee, Richard Andrew (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-01-20)
    Minimalist compositions thwart most attempts at analysis given their remarkable simplicity. Moreover, minimalist works are deliberately non-manipulative in order to allow the listener freedom in constructing his or her ...
  • Jazz elements in select Finnish and Swedish choral music 

    Peck, Sarin W. (Sarin Christine Williams), 1978- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-09)
    Jazz was born in the United States around the turn of the twentieth-century and arrived in the Nordic lands in the 1920s and '30s. After this initial encounter, jazz spread throughout Finland and Sweden, the two countries ...
  • John Dimond - the wizard of Marblehead a miniature opera in five vignettes 

    Lynn, Brian A. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-01)
    Throughout history, one trait of the Opera genre has been to bring to life and further illuminate fantastical subject matter. As part of this trend, composers often seek to highlight their own national heritage through ...
  • Mantra: a chamber opera 

    Van Wick, Clark Bradley (2013)
    Mantra: A Chamber Opera is as much an exercise in group-meditation as it is a piece of music. With a very slow, subtle unfolding of musical material and timbral shifts, the drama is distilled down to its essence. Instead ...
  • MIGUEL MATEO DALLO Y LANA, MEXICAN BAROQUE COMPOSER: A FORGOTTEN TREASURE OF PUEBLA 

    Mims, Jeremy; Dallo y Lana, Miguel Mateo. Domine ad adjubandum me festina; Dallo y Lana, Miguel Mateo. Beatus vir (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2015-03-09)
    As research into the Mexican Baroque continues to expand, forgotten composers and their works are garnering deserved attention. Miguel Mateo Dallo y Lana (c. 1650-1705), who served as maestro de capilla [chapel master] at ...
  • "Mood-Stuff" and "Metaphoric Utterance": Norman Corwin's radio art 

    Cummings, Troy Augustus (2013)
    Norman Corwin (1910-2011) is widely acclaimed as the best radio writer in early American radio art (from the early 1920s to 1950). Ample research has been done on him as a radio dramatist, patriotic propagandist, and ...
  • Narong Prangcharoen and Thai cross-cultural fusion in contemporary composition 

    Chucherdwatanasak, Nathinee (2014-07-30)
    Narong Prangcharoen (b.1973) has become one of the leading Asian classical composers since he won a number of international awards and received numerous commissions from major orchestras and individual distinguished ...
  • NAYA JEEVAN, CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE 

    Cole, Andrew Seager (2014-07-17)
    Naya Jeevan, meaning new life in Hindi, is a twenty-four minute, two-movement concerto for double bass and wind ensemble. While the two movements vary drastically in mood, texture, and tone, they both explore intensity ...
  • Nidra for chamber orchestra 

    Ng, Kelvin King Fung (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-01)
    I believe in music as spiritual conveyor. My musical goal is to enhance this function. The current thesis is an attempt, of which the principle is to reach the spiritual through the corporeal, to resonate the mutual ...
  • Pathétique: a tale of two rabbys 

    Padavic, Brian Thomas (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-05-29)
    My thesis incorporates a variety of contrasting styles and musical material in an attempt to unify them under the same work while maintaining a unique sound. Since I began composing, I've heard this collaboration in my ...