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The Compositional Style of Egil Hovland as Determined Through an Analysis of Seven Representative Choral Works
This study will be approached by the presentation in Chapter I of an overview of the composer's life and education, followed by a summary of his growth and development as a composer. This will establish a framework within ...
Vienna - 1890-1910
The political and musical elements in Vienna from 1890 to 1910 are the focal points of this paper. An attempt has not been made to follow all of the government proceedings, nor to list all of the music performances. Instead, ...
A Chronological Catalogue of Pipe Organs in Kansas City, Missouri Prior to 1930
History is recorded for many reasons. One reason is to learn what has or might have happened. This includes a general analysis of the past. From historical records one can analyze successes or failures and apply them ...
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) ...
An Analysis of Elements Associated with the Volunteer Church Choir Experience and Their Affect on Participation in Choir
Previous studies have indicated that volunteer musicians are influenced positively and negatively in their decision to participate in a music group by various elements surrounding them. Using a questionnaire/survey, ...
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 ...
Concerning the Recorder
This paper discusses the history, construction, modern resurgence, and performance practice concerning the recorder.
Paul Creston: His Life, Philosophies, and Selected Works
The music of Paul Creston is known for its lyricism, shifting tonalities, and especially for the careful and deliberate attention given to the rhythmic element. His style is distinctive from American musical movements such ...
Junior High Sight Reading Guide: A Sequential Development of Rhythm and Melody
By junior high age, music reading is often a problem. According to Piaget, between ages ten and fourteen, the child's sense of reason, intellectual projection, and logical operation become factors in his learning. A ...
Character Roles in Opera
Character roles play an important part in an opera. A character role is usually funny in nature and stands apart from the lead role: they are shorter in length and less demanding vocally. The character may have striking ...
A Method for Rapid Development of Trumpet Players
The purpose of 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 ...
An Historical Comparison of Piano and Organ Technique
Over a period of several years, the author has had numerous opportunities to observe first-hand the technical difficulties encountered by private music students who had at least a limited piano background and wished to ...
A Descriptive Analysis of Current Sight-Reading Methods and Procedures of Selected Oklahoma High Schools
The purpose of this study was to examine choral directors' attitudes regarding the importance of sight-reading skills for high school singers in Oklahoma. Additional investigation considered the possible relationships ...
Mahler and the Revelation of God: A Study of the Christ-Fixation, Messianic Tendencies, and the Analogous Historical Position of Musical "Messiah" with Regard to the Life and Works of Gustav Mahler During the Years of His Life up to and Including the Composition of Symphony No.4 in G Major
The purpose of this study is to illuminate the musical mission of Gustav Mahler and how he felt his ministry was just as much a divine calling as was that of Jesus Christ; in fact it will be stated that Mahler did indeed ...
Franz Schubert : Influences on His Musical Style and His Piano Style as Seen in Piano Sonata in A Minor, op. 143
This paper will focus on some primary influences affecting Schubert's compositional style. His piano style will then be specifically discussed as it relates to his first piano sonata of "maturity," Sonata in A ...
Establishing Criteria for the Selection of Music at the Junior High School Level
This paper discusses the factors for a choral director to consider when choosing literature including: text, compositional elements, range, arrangement, and accompaniment. The paper serves as a guide to assist in the ...
Practice and the Vision of Mastery
This is a study of the underlying techniques in the development of mastery at the piano. With implied reference to the pianist, this investigation examines the physical and mental aspects of practice.
Royne des flours, Je say tout, and Nuit et jour: Three Chansons from Royal 20.A.xvi Manuscript
This paper transcribes three chansons from Royal 20.A.xvi. Most of the chansons have no composer designated, those that do appear with composers, Josquin Desprez (c.1440-1521), Alexander Agricola (c.1446-1506), and Hayne ...
Interprofessional Collaboration Across the Treatment Process in Music Therapy
The purpose of this study was to identify common protocols for music therapists who utilize interprofessional collaboration (IC) in the workplace. Participants were all Board Certified Music Therapists (N = 595). The ...
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, ...