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A Study of Selected Orchestral Works
The purpose of this paper is to study a selected group of orchestral works for the purpose of gaining an understanding of their various difficulties and artistic merits leading to intelligent and stimulating programming. ...
Why and How to Approach the Teaching of Rhythms in the Elementary Grades
The foundation of music is rhythm, and the feeling for rhythm must first find expression through the body. Because rhythms fix certain relationships and objectify understanding, they have an important place in a ...
The B Minor Sonata of Franz Liszt
When Liszt began writing the B minor sonata in 1852, his motive was to break up the classic sonata form and prepare a new direction for the development of piano music. This one-movement sonata is an extreme example of ...
Pedagogical Comparisons of Choral and Solo Singing
The comparison of choral and solo singing has often been a point of interest and controversy. It is acknowledged that if conscientious, both the studio instructor and the conductor of a choral ensemble strive for vocal ...
An Outline of a Theory of Matrices with Application to Electronic Compositional Systems
This paper discusses a theory of matrices as applied to the composition of electronic music. As will become apparent upon consideration of the application of the theory to music composed with the system outlined herein, ...
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 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.
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 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 ...
A Study of the Sruti System in Indian Music
This study is an attempt to illuminate the ancient musical concept of India known as sruti. A sruti may be considered a "microtonal" interval, but there are considerable divergences of opinion regarding whether srutis ...
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 ...
A Study of Selected Nineteenth-Century Brass Solo Literature
The purpose of this study has been to locate and become acquainted with solo literature which would be useful as teaching material for high school and college level brass students. The nineteenth century was selected ...
A Discography of LPs in the Marr Sound Archives Featuring Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra performed with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra from 1940 to 1942. Altogether there were eighty-three selections released on the Victor label (during the years Sinatra worked with Dorsey, the band ...
An Index to the Cantorial Collection of Cantor Jacob Rothblatt, 1902-1980
The Rothblatt collection consists primarily of Jewish liturgical music, that is, music commonly heard in Jewish synagogue services as part of the year-round order of liturgy. Having served as a cantor for over forty ...
A Panorama of Breathing Techniques for the Beginning Student of Voice, Voice Therapy and Adult Students
The purpose of this research paper is to discuss specific teaching methods as a private teacher regarding breathing techniques for the beginning student, for voice therapy, and for adult students. It is necessary for ...
A Study of the Folk Songs of Florida
Folk-song is not popular song in the sense in which the word is most frequently used, but the song of the folk; not only the song admired by the people but, in a strict sense, the song created by the people. It is a ...
The History of the Marimba and Its Use
The modern concert marimba, as with many percussion instruments, has an extensive history. Where did the marimba originate and when? How was it played? The origins, types and uses of the marimba are questions that this ...
The History and Development of Music and Worship of the Stone Church 1873-1976
This paper chronicles the history of the Stone Church Congregation of the (now) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It focuses on the musical activities of the church through time.
Survey Course of Church Music
This document outlines a survey conservatory course in the history of church music from the seventh century to the twentieth century.