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A Study of Selected Orchestral Works
The purpose of this paper is to study a selected group of orchestral works for the purpose of gaining an understanding of their various difficulties and artistic merits leading to intelligent and stimulating programming. ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Secret of Bel Canto
This paper concerns the history of the Bel canto technique and its interaction with the modern vocal studio. Bel canto itself is defined, its major characteristics delineated, and its teaching methods scrutinized.
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.
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.
Pedagogical Comparisons of Choral and Solo Singing
The comparison of choral and solo singing has often been a point of interest and controversy. It is acknowledged that if conscientious, both the studio instructor and the conductor of a choral ensemble strive for vocal ...
An Outline of a Theory of Matrices with Application to Electronic Compositional Systems
This paper discusses a theory of matrices as applied to the composition of electronic music. As will become apparent upon consideration of the application of the theory to music composed with the system outlined herein, ...
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 ...
Nicolas Medtner: a Survey of his Life, Musical Style, and Works for Solo Piano
This paper discusses the biography, style, and solo piano works of Nikolay Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). Included is an analysis of his training, his compositional style, and musical innovations. For the purposes of this ...
Literature for the Tuba Ensemble: an Analysis of Twenty-Seven Compositions
The last two decades have seen the number of tuba ensembles grow from the original one at the University of Miami (Florida) to scores scattered around the world, and this has been paralleled by the number of new ensembles ...
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, ...
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.
The Development of the Orchestra from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries
It has long been the interest of the author to investigate the development of the orchestra from a historical viewpoint in order to determine, as accurately as possible when each instrument became a permanent member. ...
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...
Joseph Szigeti's Art of Violin Playing
This paper discusses Joseph Szigeti and his philosophies of violin playing. His views on practice, study, and technicality are explored.
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 ...
The Solo Vocal Works of Ernst Bacon
The purpose of this project is to survey the solo vocal works of Ernst Bacon, all of which are with piano accompaniment. Some of the earliest works have recently gone out of print. For this reason, in the category of ...