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A Sound Spectra Analysis of Two Trumpet Embouchure Techniques
The purpose of this study was to compare photographically upper and lower lip inversion of two contrasting trumpet embouchure techniques, to determine and compare air flow direction as influenced by these embouchure ...
Standards of Performance for Secondary School Music Festivals
This is a position paper delineating the need for a thesaurus of performance standards in the secondary school music festivals. It will not be possible in this limited presentation to cover all the facets of this complex ...
Ein Deutsches Requiem: An Examination of an Arch and Foundation Theme
Ein Deutsches Requiem, a German Requiem, is unique in the repertoire of large choral works. Brahms's Requiem utters "words of consolation designed to reconcile the living with the idea of suffering and death." Brahms employs ...
Some Speculations on the Spanish Organs of the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries
The intent of this paper is to try to assemble some idea of what is presently known or can be deduced about the Spanish organs of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries ... Because so very little is presently available on ...
A Cello Student's Introduction to Cellist-Composers: Eleven Composers of Cello Methods
One should study cello history to develop an appreciation of the past, an understanding of the present, and perhaps an insight into the future. The realization of how we fit into the stream of creativity sparked by previous ...
Principles of Organ Registration at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century as Illustrated by the Works of César Franck
The purpose of this paper is to show how Franck's compositions for the organ can be adapted to and performed on the American instruments. In order to make any judgments, conclusions, or suggestions concerning ...
An Annotated Bibliography on Notation: Selected Books and Articles Published Since 1949
This work is an annotated bibliography covering the articles and resources produced between 1949-1979 on the topic of early musical notation.
Modern Music a Quarterly Review Index Volumes XIII to XXIII November 1935 to Fall 1946
This index is a continuation of an index compiled by Joel Lifflander for Volumes I to XII, November, 1924 to June, 1935, and published by the League of Composers in November, 1935. There are three sections to this index: ...
The 'Jupiter Theme:' a Comparative Study of Its Use by Mozart in the 'Credo' Movement of "Missa Brevis" in F Major, K. 192 and the Finale of Symphony in C Major, K. 551
The four-note motive that begins and recurs often in the "Credo" movement of Moazrt's "Missa brevis" in F major, K. 192, and in the Finale of his symphony in C major, K. 551, seems to have several possible origins. This ...
The Johnson Story
This paper covers the biography and organs of William Allen Johnson.
Innovative Performances of American Song
This paper is intended to permit examination of innovative performances of a selected group of songs by American composers. Because of the specialized character of such a project, nine works ...
The Development of the Chinese Accordion and Implementation into Normal Universities
Researchers have not investigated the interrelationship between accordion development and accordion education in the People's Republic of China, Accordion development and accordion education cannot exist independently, ...
The Principal [sic] Aspects of the Art of the American Musical as Forwarded by Two Pieces, Show Boat and Oklahoma
The purpose of this paper is to present the principal aspects of the Art of the American Musical as forwarded by two pieces, Show Boat and Oklahoma. I have compiled researched facts about the early history of the American ...
A Study of the Fugue From a Teaching Aspect Through the Examination of Selected Examples From Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier provides many excellent examples for a beginning study of the fugue. Simple explanations may be made by the teacher, based on the examples in the work. Then, as the ...
A Study on How to Teach Singing in a Head Voice
The problem of this study is that some students never learn to sing in a head voice, always singing in a speaking voice and therefore not in tune. Can students who only sing in a speaking voice be taught to sing in a ...
A Study of Relationships Between the Problems of Elementary Trumpet Students and the Mouthpieces They are Using
The purpose or this study is to determine whether there are relationships between the problems of elementary trumpet students and the mouthpieces used. The problems to be studied are problems of tone, range, flexibility, ...
A Survey of Selected All-State Chorus Audition Methods
The purpose of this study was to investigate the audition methods of selected All-State choruses across the United States. Letters were sent to each state's Board of Education, Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) ...
A Survey of Trumpet and Mouthpiece Preferences of Ten Orchestral Trumpet Players
The purpose of this paper is to determine if there are similarities in the preferences for trumpets and mouthpieces of professional orchestral trumpet players. It was assumed that a professional musician would secure ...
Harmonic Development in the Piano Sonatas of Alexander Skryabin
In this paper, the harmonic development, or lack of it, in selected piano sonatas from the three periods of Skryabin's career will be discussed. Harmonic development, not in the sense of chord progressions or voice leading, ...
The History of Western Music in Korea
One can divide music in Korea into two groups: National Music [Kukak] and Western music [Yangak]. Then the music can also be divided into two groups: instrumental and vocal music. This paper will present the history ...