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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 ...
Bartók's Harmonic Techniques in the Mikrokosmos
The purpose of this paper is two-fold, in that it seeks to clarify, relate, and systematize Bartok's harmonic technique as exemplified in his Mikrokosmos and ultimately, through this understanding, to enable the performer ...
The History of the Trumpet in the Orchestra
An examination will be made of the types of trumpets that have been used in orchestras. An attempt will be made to follow the trumpet from its natural to its chromatic-valved state and to show how both the composer and ...
Choral Sound Related to the Physical Arrangement of Choirs
In too many cases, rehearsals and performances are impaired by the poor acoustics of the spaces where a group must perform. Concerts are given every day in auditoriums, theaters, Churches, cafetoriums, concert ...
Solo Clarinet Repertoire in the United States During the Classic Period, 1750-1827
This study of the repertoire for solo clarinet performed on the Eastern Seaboard and in New Orleans during the years 1750 through 1827 was undertaken to determine the frequency of use and possible popularity of the ...
A Report of the Yamaha Music Educational System
The purpose of this study is to present a short history of the origin of the Yamaha Music School and an overview of its educational philosophies and objectives. In recent years, many new music systems have appeared and ...
Choral Score Preparation Techniques of Eight Midwestern High School Choral Directors
The choral score preparation techniques of eight successful high school choral directors were investigated. Successful was defined as those conductors directing programs with consistent first division ratings ...
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 ...
An Analysis of Melodic and Durational Continuity in Sonata I for Organ, I, "Mässig Schnell" by Paul Hindemith
The following analysis concerns one architectonic level of the design of musical process continuation in pitch, rest, and duration in a portion of Paul Hindemith's Sonata I for Organ.
A Discussion of the Pedal From Early and Late Nineteenth Century Pianoforte Methods
The art of pedaling is an element of pianoforte playing that, when executed correctly, enhances the music, and, when executed incorrectly, detracts from the music. Careful instructions for pedaling were included in many ...
The Basics of Teaching Keyboard Ornamentation
A concise commentary on general practices of ornamentation and how to go about teaching them is needed for every instructor of music. Included in this study are general practices of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic ...
The Violin Technique of Nicolo Paganini
The violin technique of Nicolo Paganini holds a unique position in the history of violin playing. It was rather unconventional and, to date, is not really understood. During his lifetime, Paganini did everything within ...
Justifying the Study and Performance of Sacred Choral Music in Secondary Public Education
The selection of performance literature is one of the most important tasks a choral conductor undertakes. When the quality of the music is high, the potential for teaching (and learning) is unlimited. Each new musical ...
Factors Influencing Students' and Teachers' Preference for Selected Choral Repertoire
A choral music preference survey was completed by (N=246) subjects consisting of seventh- and eighth-grade vocal music (n=45), high school vocal music (n=98), high school instrumental (n=86), and choral teachers (n=17). ...
A Selective Bibliography of Arrangements of Shape-Note Melodies
This paper gives a listing of shape-note songs as arranged into modern musical notation.
The Founding of an American School of Composition 1900–1930
This paper is intended to acquaint the reader with a general view of the American composers who pioneered and established an American school of composition. The selections of the composers discussed were made on the basis ...
Two Settings of the Eighty-Fourth Psalm by Claude Goudimel Edited for Modern Performance
The sacred music of the French during the middle-to-late sixteenth century was not of the same high quality as that of the Italian masters. Although this seems to be an argument in favor of programming Italian works over ...
The Identification and Comparison of Learning Styles of Vocal Music Educators at Varying Levels
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the learning styles of vocal music educators at varying levels, (i.e. elementary, middle school/junior high, senior high) to determine if there might be any correlation ...
The Utilis et Compendiaria Introductio of Hans Judenkunig: An Examination
The content of this paper is based on a microfilm copy of the Utilis et Compendiaria Inroductio of Hans Judenkunig in the Lute Society of America Microfilm Library in Rochester, Michigan. The Utilis, probably the first ...
A Discussion of American Children's Songs of the Nineteenth Century
This study has been concerned with the songs of American primary children within a limited historical period—the nineteenth century. The purpose was, specifically, to determine the scope and characteristics of the songs. ...