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A Survey of the Choral Literature Performed in 1979, 1980, and 1981 by the Adult Choirs of Selected Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City Area
The purpose of this research project is to determine what choral literature was performed from 1979 through 1981 by the adult choirs of some of the larger Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City area. The music ...
A Study of J. S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge
The main objectives of this paper were to increase my own understanding of Bach's counterpoint and fugue forms, and at the same time find and become acquainted with a contrapuntal work which would provide sufficient prime ...
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 ...
Background on Bach and the Numerology Tradition
There may have been some influences and associations not usually mentioned which might explain Bach's numerological usage for it was not unique to himself or his era. His relatives, Johann Christoph and Johann Ludwig Bach, ...
Sight Reading: A Practical Method for the Beginning Secondary School Choral Ensemble Member
The problem of a viable sight reading program has continually plagued the secondary choral conductor. As one searches for a professionally published method, one is aware of the various methodology. Some are quite excellent ...
The Application of the Eighteenth Century Concept, "Good Taste" to Georg Friedrich Handel's Violin Sonata in G Minor, op. 1, no. 10
The purpose of this paper is to show one way a baroque violin sonata can be performed today in a style consistent with eighteenth-century performance styles. It was a common practice in the eighteenth century for ...
A Discussion on Participating in Professional Orchestral French Horn Auditions
This paper is designed to give some indication of what a potential professional French horn player can expect at an orchestral audition. Most university performance majors entertain the idea of playing professionally, yet ...
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.
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...