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Mahler and the Revelation of God: A Study of the Christ-Fixation, Messianic Tendencies, and the Analogous Historical Position of Musical "Messiah" with Regard to the Life and Works of Gustav Mahler During the Years of His Life up to and Including the Composition of Symphony No.4 in G Major
The purpose of this study is to illuminate the musical mission of Gustav Mahler and how he felt his ministry was just as much a divine calling as was that of Jesus Christ; in fact it will be stated that Mahler did indeed ...
Paul Creston: His Life, Philosophies, and Selected Works
The music of Paul Creston is known for its lyricism, shifting tonalities, and especially for the careful and deliberate attention given to the rhythmic element. His style is distinctive from American musical movements such ...
Are all names of the Absolute synonymous?
(University of Hawaii Press, 1983)
In one way different names of the Absolute may be synonymous,and in another way not synonymous. Using Frege's terminology, words may have the same reference but different "senses." Just as "Morning Star" and "Evening Star" ...
Vocal and Choral Techniques in England: 1980-1910
The main task of this paper will lie in the summation of various vocal techniques, followed by a summation of various choral techniques. It will be argued that voice teachers significantly influenced choral conductors. ...
Pant Roles: a Theatrical Convention
Opera is a theatrical convention in itself. Its basic principle, accepted without question, is that people sing to each other instead of speak. Another theatrical convention frequently used in opera is the use of women ...
An Investigation of the Effects of Teacher Prepared Programmed Tapes, Designed to Enhance Student Listening Abilities on Aural Concept Identification Tasks
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of post-instruction achievement by 9-10 year old students, in a single school in Silverdale, Washington, who were instructed with teacher-prepared instructional tapes. ...
Concerning the Recorder
This paper discusses the history, construction, modern resurgence, and performance practice concerning the recorder.
St. Cecilia and Music: Origins and Traditions to 1800
The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of the St. Cecilia legend on music. It will be shown that even though Cecilia is a saint from the 3rd century AD, she was not specifically associated with music until the ...
A Study of the Greater Kansas City Area of the Attitudes of High School Choral Directors Towards the Broadway Musical
The Broadway musical has been a relatively new addition to the curriculum of the high school choral music classes. There has been much discussion by choral directors and administrators as to its educational value. With ...
Channels of Communication with Hospital Patients for the Music Minister During Visitation
Ministers of music may be required by their job description to make hospital calls, and they are admonished by scripture to do so. However, they are receiving no formal training on how to make a hospital call. Research ...
Falsetto: Learning to Sing the Full Upper Register Through Development of the Falsetto
This project has been undertaken to show that it is possible to build the full upper register through development of the falsetto. The process is quite slow, in that it takes time and concerted effort to start with a small ...
Improved Teaching Through Audio-Visual Aids
Industry and education have felt the need since World War II to use many techniques or educational devices used by the military in speeding up and enhancing the learning process. Since World War II, first industry and ...
Student Initiated Sexual Advances: A Survey of Choral Directors in Missouri Secondary Schools
A considerable amount of research has been done concerning sexual harassment in the business work place, health care professions, and in higher education. The occurrence of student-initiated sexual advances toward secondary ...
An Analysis of Music Curriculum Standards in Various Countries World-Wide
An analysis of public school music curricula is provided from the results of a survey of 20 countries. The questionnaire was developed to determine the existence of music curricula in educational systems of various ...
Structural Aspects of the Development Sections of Selected Keyboard Sonatas by Franz Joseph Haydn
Contemporary music theory texts, in describing the late eighteenth-century sonata-allegro structure exemplified by Mozart and Haydn, devote relatively little space to the middle section, the so-called development. This ...
The Lecha Dodi chant for Rosh Hashana Shabat: A Study of its Mystical Qualities
This paper discusses use of chant in Jewish services and the importance of a specific chant to Jewish mysticism. A broad overview of Jewish mystical traditions is given so that the reader may understand how the use of chant ...
Physiological and Motor Responses to Music
This paper surveys the literature on research relating to motor responses and/or physical effects of listening to music. The various response parameters discussed include heart rate, respiration, galvanic skin resistance ...
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Clavier Übung, dritte Teil" and its Performance on a Baroque Organ
Many books and articles have been written about the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Some pay strict attention to every detail of his personal life; others give an exhaustive treatment of his music; ...
A discussion and Comparison of Requiem Masses by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, and Maurice Duruflé
It is the purpose of this paper to discuss and compare three requiems and to investigate briefly the situations encompassing the lives of the composers during the times of composition. My reasons for selecting these three ...
The Alexander Technique: A Successful Method of Long-Term Rehabilitation for an Injured Pianist
This paper chronicles the author's injury, search for remedy, and use of Alexander Technique to correct the issues caused by an injury. Background information on the Alexander Technique is also given.