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A Fugitive Essence: The Public Radio Legacy of Alec Wilder
Two central goals have motivated the scholarship contained in this paper. The first of these is to provide an account of an obscure series of radio programs produced for public broadcast in the nineteen-seventies (a ...
Russian archives and archivists in a time of troubles
This presentation addressed the author's observations of various archival institutions, meetings with archival administrators, and conversations with host archivists during a visit to Russian and Polish archives in October ...
A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Music Education Books, 1957-1963
The purpose of this project is two-fold: (1) To locate and annotate selected books of music education which have been published during the period 1957-1963. (2) To assist the writer of this bibliography to become better ...
The Development of the Orchestra from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries
It has long been the interest of the author to investigate the development of the orchestra from a historical viewpoint in order to determine, as accurately as possible when each instrument became a permanent member. ...
The Solo Vocal Works of Ernst Bacon
The purpose of this project is to survey the solo vocal works of Ernst Bacon, all of which are with piano accompaniment. Some of the earliest works have recently gone out of print. For this reason, in the category of ...
A Comparison of Five Different Editions of Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria Detta La Frescobalda with a Guitar Transcription
In the course of transcribing Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria detta la Frescobalda, contained in the Second Book of Toccatas, first published in 1627, one problem the modern editor confronts is that of interpreting the ...
The Last Five Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven
This paper discusses the later years of Beethoven's life as they affected his last five piano sonatas. The sonatas are discussed in both historical context and by means of analysis.
An Introduction to Chinese Orchestra Instruments
Although Chinese residents in America seem to have a great influence on American society and the economy, the literature explaining the Chinese people's culture is still very limited, especially in music. Therefore, the ...
The Placement of Ornaments in Selected Keyboard Works of Johann Kuhnau: An Analysis
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) wrote four sets of pieces for keyboard. The Clavier Übung I (1689) and II (1692) are highly ornamented, while the Frische Clalvier-Frütchte (1696) and Biblischer Sonaten (1700) contain only an ...
A Rationale for the Development of Educational Videotape Productions on Specialized Musical Topics: A Document Accompanying the Videotape Production Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music
This paper is written in conjunction with a videotape production completed in August 1984 entitled Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music. This paper will give the philosophical basis of the project, describe the ideas ...
Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Youths: Teaching Choral Music in At-Risk Schools
Music teachers currently working in at-risk schools find themselves questioning the appropriateness of lessons they've been prepared to teach. The needs of at-risk students are great. It is sometimes difficult for music ...
A Survey of Method Books for the Adult Beginner in Class Piano
This paper analyzes texts available for group adult piano study to determine appropriateness.
The Junior High School General Music Class
This paper is divided into six main divisions of the activities of the junior high school general music. However, none of these activities should be taught as a unit or a means to an end in itself, but they must be ...
An Automated Teaching System for Functional Piano Skills Based on a Curriculum Study of Piano Requirements for Public School Teachers
This study was concerned with the possibility of utilizing economies of class instruction, yet maintaining learning conditions of individual study; specifically with functional piano skills necessary for public school ...
Nicolas Medtner: a Survey of his Life, Musical Style, and Works for Solo Piano
This paper discusses the biography, style, and solo piano works of Nikolay Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). Included is an analysis of his training, his compositional style, and musical innovations. For the purposes of this ...
Musical Examples of Double Pedal and Development of the Pedal Organ Prior to 1750
A study of organ literature from early vocal transcriptions to the death of Bach in 1750 is a study in contrast as related to use of the pedal division. An interest in this contrast provides the motivation for this ...
A Study of the Development of Percussion Writing for Orchestra
This paper traces the use of percussion in orchestral writing from the military use to the modern era by means of musical examples in a chronological manner. The author examines the use and development of differing percussion ...
The Orchestral Organ in the United States of the Early Twentieth Century
This paper discusses the history of the organ in early twentieth-century America and its place as a substitute for orchestras. Organ builders, designs, and extant instruments from the era are also discussed.
Literature for the Tuba Ensemble: an Analysis of Twenty-Seven Compositions
The last two decades have seen the number of tuba ensembles grow from the original one at the University of Miami (Florida) to scores scattered around the world, and this has been paralleled by the number of new ensembles ...
The Place of Music Reading in Elementary School Music Education Today
Without attempting to delineate the different aims and philosophies held by music educators, this paper will instead focus on a specific area of music education—the teaching of music reading in the elementary schools. It ...