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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 ...
The Secret of Bel Canto
This paper concerns the history of the Bel canto technique and its interaction with the modern vocal studio. Bel canto itself is defined, its major characteristics delineated, and its teaching methods scrutinized.
The Elementary Instrumental Music Exploratory Program
In recent years, the goal of music education has been "Music for every child." The curriculum guide for the elementary schools of Missouri states, "since music is woven into every fabric of man's existence, it should be ...
The Twenty-four Preludes, Opus 28, of Frédéric Chopin
This paper is an examination of several editions of the twenty-four preludes of Frederic Chopin in pedagogical comparison to the Kessler manuscript of the same opus.
Songs of Pierre Phalese Transcribed for Guitar from Lute Tablature
Compositions written by Pierre Phalèse have been examined and are the content of this paper. Forty-five of his pieces, which were written in French lute tablature, have been transcribed for guitar.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 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 ...
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...
Joseph Szigeti's Art of Violin Playing
This paper discusses Joseph Szigeti and his philosophies of violin playing. His views on practice, study, and technicality are explored.
The Effect of Musical Training, Gender, and Music Curriculum on Music Aptitude Test Results of Eighth and Ninth Grade Choral Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the results of a survey, including a music aptitude test administered to eighth and ninth grade choral music students (N = 262). The survey also collected information regarding ...
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 ...
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 ...