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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 Stylistic Analysis of Aaron Copland's Piano Variations
This work is an analysis of Aaron Copland's Piano Variations in terms of its relation to the influences of composers Schoenberg and Berg in the synthesis of his already existing style ingredients (French, jazz, Stravinskian, ...
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 ...
Pennsylvania German Organ Builders: "Look for Further for German Organs"
Of all the aspects of the studies of Pennsylvania German culture, perhaps the most neglected were the organ builders and the instruments they produced between 1725 and 1850. No comprehensive history of the subject has ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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 ...
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 Selected Annotated Bibliography of Music Education Books, 1957-1963
The purpose of this project is two-fold: (1) To locate and annotate selected books of music education which have been published during the period 1957-1963. (2) To assist the writer of this bibliography to become better ...
Why and How to Approach the Teaching of Rhythms in the Elementary Grades
The foundation of music is rhythm, and the feeling for rhythm must first find expression through the body. Because rhythms fix certain relationships and objectify understanding, they have an important place in a ...
The B Minor Sonata of Franz Liszt
When Liszt began writing the B minor sonata in 1852, his motive was to break up the classic sonata form and prepare a new direction for the development of piano music. This one-movement sonata is an extreme example of ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Class Voice Teachers: Are Specialized Background and Preparation Necessary?
The hypothesis of this paper is that specialized background and preparation are necessary for a class voice teacher. In order to test this hypothesis, the following sub-hypotheses were devised to find out how and in ...