• 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dawn of Spring for full orchestra 

    Jiang, Yu (2013-05-28)
    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 (2013-07-01)
    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 ...
  • 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 (2013-06-28)
    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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Pedagogical literature for violists: selected studies from Lillian Fuchs's 16 Fantasy Études and corresponding orchestral excerpts 

    Chen, Yu-Fang (2013-06-14)
    Few colleges and music festivals offer intensive orchestral studies programs as part of the string department curriculum, and those that do focus solely on excerpts and audition preparation. This dissertation proposes a ...
  • Promoting parent-child secure attachment bonds in adoptive families through community-based family music groups: a heuristic grounded theory study 

    McAlpin, Erin Lyn (2013-07-24)
    The purpose of this heuristic grounded theory study was to discover how community-based family music groups could foster bonding development in adoptive families. The subjects were 11 adoptive families with a total of 41 ...
  • (Re)constructing Johann Sebastian Bach: reception history and performance practice in New York City during the Great War 

    Marks, Thomas Jared (2013-08-12)
    The perception of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) in New York City during the time of the Great War can be illuminated through two threads: 1) reception history and reputation, and 2) contemporary performance practices. ...
  • Reconsidering George Gershwin and an American in Paris as an extension of the romantic tradition 

    Fowler, Andrea Lynn (2014-07-28)
    George Gershwin's legacy as an American composer is fraught with contradictions. He is classified primarily as a composer of popular music by many despite his relatively successful attempts to enter the classical world. ...
  • Shadow of dew drops for piano trio 

    He, Kay (Yuanyuan) (2013-05-28)
    Shadow of Dew Drops for violin, violoncello and piano was inspired by a poetry of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) "Xiao Chi - A little Pond" written by the famous poet Yang Wanli (1127-1206). This poetry depicts: the silent ...
  • Shatter and spin again 

    Copp, Mackenzie Ann (2013-06-11)
    There are many reasons for accepting viewpoints that are naîve and uncompromising. Maybe it's the only position to which we've been exposed. Maybe it's easier to accept instead of to question. But it is in the relief of ...
  • Sifting through ashes 

    Strausbaugh, Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    A varied and elaborated form of a simple theme serves as basis for the refrain material in a seven-part rondo. Via additive process, the initial motive is revealed, recognizable yet harmonically distant. While purely melodic ...
  • Symphony No. 2 (“Brasiliana”) by Walter Burle Marx: an edition and commentary 

    Landi, Marcio Spartaco Nigri (2013-05-24)
    This research on the Brazilian composer Walter Burle Marx (b São Paulo, 1902; d Akron, Ohio, 1990) is part of an ambitious project, which aims at publishing a performing edition of all four of Burle Marx's symphonies. ...
  • To the Forgotten : for orchestra 

    Yang, Hui-Ting (2014-04-02)
    To the forgotten is inspired by the process of observing nature and realizing the interrelationship between humanity and nature by the method of self-preservation. I discovered a similar approach toward nature in three ...