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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 Method for Rapid Development of Trumpet Players
The problem in this study is to outline a course of instruction for the use of band directors in small rural high schools, whereby beginners in the playing of brass instruments may be made ready for band membership within ...
A Study of Beginning Flute Method Books
This research project deals with a study of twenty beginning flute method books. Included is an outline of each book and a table concerning pertinent material of flute method books.
A Study of the Optimum Minimum Requirements for an Instrumental Rehearsal Hall
This study will attempt to determine the optimum minimum requirements for instrumental rehearsal halls. Chapter I will examine the need for music facilities. Chapter II is concerned with the location of the rehearsal ...
Ludwig van Beethoven: the Influences of the Mass in D, opus 123 and the Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Opus 125 on Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Gustav Mahler
The paper is a discussion of the influence in both theory and aesthetics of Ludwig van Beethoven's style for combining chorus and orchestra on following generations of Germanic composers. The research traces the development ...
Teaching Musical Concepts Through Baroque Music to Fifth and Sixth Grade Students
The purpose of this paper is to provide a listing of activities suitable to fifth and sixth grade children, using materials of the Baroque period to teach musical concepts. This period is selected because of the abundance ...
Excellence in the Teaching of Vocal Technique in the Secondary School
This paper discusses the standards of excellence in secondary school vocal music technique. When one speaks of excellence in vocal technique in the secondary schools, two aspects become apparent: (1) that aspect of the ...
Selected Twentieth Century American Child Prodigy Pianists
This paper deals with six American pianists who had started successful performing careers before they reached the age of ten: Ruth Slenczynski, Philippa Schuyler, Laura Dubman, Marion Cavanaugh, Hephzibah Menuhin, and Leon ...
Music Education for the Culturally Deprived Teen-ager
Why are students reacting differently to music education from year to year? What factors contribute to these changes? Is it changing social environment, school curriculum, religious influence or cultural background? This ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
Textual Considerations in the Quotations of Gospel Hymn Tunes and Other Familiar Material in the Symphonies of Charles Ives
This paper focuses on the biographical connection to the use of musical quotations in the works of Charles Ives. Hymn tune use is emphasized. Three differing theories proposed by other authors are considered and debated.
A Brief Discussion of Four Large Contemporary Works in English for Mezzo-Soprano
In order to encourage the interested person, performer, or pedagogue to bring more twentieth-century concert literature in English to the concert stage, four large works for mezzo-soprano have been chosen for a ...
The Evolution of the Four Overtures to Beethoven's Opera Fidelio
The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects connected with the evolution of the four overtures to Beethoven's opera Fidelio. This situation (four overtures to one work) is unparalleled in the history of opera, and ...
Hymnology: The Contribution of Charles Price Jones
The story of Charles Price Jones is quite unique. During his lifetime he brought about a reawakening of religion which affected not only many thousands who knew him but teeming thousands who never saw or knew him. He ...
The Effect of Improvisation in Given Rhythms on Rhythmic Accuracy in Sight Reading Achievement by Beginning College Group Piano Students
The problem of this study was to determine whether college elementary group piano students who have regular practice in improvising the pitches for pieces within various combination of given meter, rhythmic notation, ...