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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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
An Investigation of the Effects of Teacher Prepared Programmed Tapes, Designed to Enhance Student Listening Abilities on Aural Concept Identification Tasks
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of post-instruction achievement by 9-10 year old students, in a single school in Silverdale, Washington, who were instructed with teacher-prepared instructional tapes. ...
Teaching Music in a One-Room School
The purpose of this investigation was to discover the differences and similarities between teaching music in a one-roo school prior to 1960 and current teaching practices (in a one-room school). From the information gathered ...
A Study of Fifteen Piano Solo Pieces by Amy Marcy Beach
Amy Beach's talent and originality are brought into focus in her fifteen piano solo pieces. These compositions span the years from 1889 to 1936. Beach's aptitude for music was evident at approximately one year of age when ...
Shape-note Notation: A Complement to the Singing School
In the early decades of the eighteenth century, singing schools were organized in New England for the purpose of improving congregational singing. The schools' popularity as musical and social institutions grew rapidly, ...
A Comparative Study of the Processes Involved in the Development of Successful Piano Sight-Readers
Sight-reading is considered an important subject by most piano educators. This paper discusses the proper functioning of each step of the sight-reading process. Section one deals with the perception and recognition by the ...
Well-Tempered Clavier: A Profound Expression of Bach's Religious Convictions
Johann Sebastian Bach is unquestionably a distinguished musical genius. His supreme creative powers have intrigued scholars for generations, and the study of his work continues to reveal Bach's awesome intellect and unique ...
A Study of the Acoustics of Timpani
It is an interesting phenomenon of physics, however, that among the drums of the percussion family of traditional Western music, the timpani stands alone as exerting a strong sense of pitch that the other membranophones ...
A General Overview of Supervision
The purpose of this paper is to define supervision in schools, its functions, and its role in the organizational structure.
Selected Problems of Ornamentation for Harpsichord
In this paper, selected harpsichord compositions by J. S. Bach were studied in reference to the types of ornamentation often neglected in performances of earlier works. Possible solutions will be suggested but these are ...
George Frideric Handel
This paper discusses the life and vocal technique of George Frideric Handel. Also included is a bibliography of the vocal works of this composer.
Excellence in the Teaching of Vocal Technique in the Secondary School
This paper discusses the standards of excellence in secondary school vocal music technique. When one speaks of excellence in vocal technique in the secondary schools, two aspects become apparent: (1) that aspect of the ...
Concerning the Recorder
This paper discusses the history, construction, modern resurgence, and performance practice concerning the recorder.