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The High School Boys' Choir Organizational Problems and Graded TTBB Materials
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of and the problems connected with the boys' choir in the total high school choral program. It is the intention of the writer to discuss its use as a training group to ...
The Invention of the Piano and Its Development in Germany Through the Eighteenth Century
This paper discusses the history, development, and reception of the piano in eighteenth-century Germany.
Grading Approaches for Music Performance Classes: A Sample System for High School Choir
The purpose of this study was to design a sample grading system for high school choir. Problems specific to grading music performance groups were investigated. Related literature was reviewed to find sample grading systems ...
A Comparison of the Impressionistic and Experimental Styles of Charles T. Griffes
The purpose of this paper is a comparison of Charles Tomlinson Griffes' impressionistic and experimental styles of composition. Special emphasis is given to his experimental style of composition since Griffes is not ...
The Canzonettas and Leider of Franz Joseph Haydn
Looking at Haydn's songs from the perspective of the twentieth century, the following observations may be made: (a) Haydn was successful in fulfilling his own requirements to compose lieder and songs that had "variety, ...
The Evolution of Pedal Tone Systems for Trumpet and Their Relationship to the Increased Trumpet Range in Big Bands From 1940 to 1970
The music of the twentieth century has placed tremendous physical and technical demands upon the musician. The trumpet, in particular, has been exploited to its ultimate just in the past twenty-five years; so much so that ...
A Study of Three Masses: Mozart, Bruckner, and Stravinsky
The purpose of this study is to compare three different Masses chosen due to their individuality, place in the history of music, and their importance to the choral repertoire of large forms. They are: Mass in C Minor (K. ...
Theatrics for the Music Educator/Choral Director: A Handbook
Due to the increasing extra-choral theater related demands required of the music educator/choral director and the lack of related courses in the music education curriculum at this time, there exists the need for a ...
The Sight Reading Experience in the Piano Classroom
This is a study designed to test the effectiveness of teaching sight reading in the group environment. The effectiveness of this project was measured through performance and attitude surveys. The study will describe ...
Influence of Age, Sex, and Training on Vocal Vibrato
Though several studies have investigated many aspects of the phenomenon of vocal vibrato, there is to date little agreement as to how it is formed, when it should be used, and whether it is a natural function of the ...
The Effect of Director's Personal Communication with Church Choir Members on Rehearsal Attendance
The attendance patterns of twenty-three volunteer church choir members were studied over three four-week time periods. Attendance during the first period (weeks 1-4) was used as baseline data. During the second period ...
The Problems, Technical Training and Piano Repertoire of the Small Hand
The serious piano student who has small hands offers many problems to himself and to his teacher. Even those teachers with small hands who have discovered their own methods of musical problem solving are often unaware of ...
A Select Guide for Swedish Choral Music of the Post-World War II Era
In Sweden, folk music has been the source of inspiration for choral writing and the church the source of encouragement for singing and choral music. The golden age of Swedish choral music came about as a direct result of ...
A Study of the Use of Sacred Choral Literature in Selected Missouri Public High Schools
This study was designed to investigate the use of sacred choral music in Missouri public high schools and the influence of various factors on high school choral directors when selecting sacred choral literature for the ...
A Survey of Music with Chalumeau and Clarinet and the Confusion Surrounding Their Use in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century
In the study of the first half-century of the clarinet's existence, there has been much confusion about the respective roles of the clarinet and the chalumeau. Many articles and books have been written which attempt to ...
The Development of the Timpani and its Effect on the Notation of the Timpani Roll as Used by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel
The purpose of this paper is to present the development of the timpani and the notation of the timpani roll as used by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Frederic Handel. I have compiled researched facts of the kettledrums ...
The Musical Ear
This paper discusses how the development of music in western civilization has been a parallel in the development of the musician's ear. As the integration of tones is not the only factor in grasping the meaning of a ...
Development of Choral Activities for the 1972-1973 School Year in the Manhattan, Kansas Public High School
It is the purpose of this paper to develop a years program at the Manhattan, Kansas High School in terms of aims and objectives of choral music. The paper will be constructed in order of philosophy, curriculum, activities ...
Selected Horn Ensemble Literature
The content of this paper is a selected portion of the literature for an ensemble of four or five French horns.
The Historical Perspective on the Question, "Does Music Have the Power to Affect Emotional Behaviour, Character, and Morals?"
This paper covers the philosophical aspects of censorship from ancient Greek to modern sensibilities. Many of the controversial elements that have been present in music for centuries are still topics of controversy ...