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A Study of the Techniques of the Choral Clinician and Their Effectiveness in the Choral Clinic Situation
The purpose of this paper is to examine the techniques, methods and procedures used by the effective choral clinician. A total of ten well-known, successful choral clinicians was contacted. Each was asked to respond ...
Choral Settings of Three Christmas Carols
This project includes choral arrangements by the author with historical background and performance notes for the carols "Hark the Harold Angels Sing," "I Wonder As I Wander," and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."
A Study of the Effects of Pre-Recorded Lesson Material on Intonation and General Performance of Beginning Violin Students
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not prerecorded lesson material significantly affects the intonation and the general performance level of beginning violin students. To determine this an experiment ...
A Select Guide for Swedish Choral Music of the Post-World War II Era
In Sweden, folk music has been the source of inspiration for choral writing and the church the source of encouragement for singing and choral music. The golden age of Swedish choral music came about as a direct result of ...
Leland B. Sateren: His Philosophy as a Conductor and Composer
This paper discusses the biography, philosophy, and works of Leland B. Sateren.
The Vocal Register Theories and Unifying the Tenor Voice
The purpose of this paper is to: (1) investigate the main aspects of the various register theories, (2) determine whether their approaches to unifying the tenor voice are actually different from each other, and (3) ...
The Life of John Redford and His Keyboard Music as Found in the Mulliner Book
It was the author's purpose in writing this paper to investigate a particular research area that was relatively unexplored by previous individuals. The author found that very little research has been done regarding the ...
A List of Works for Guitar and Violincello
This paper provides a list of works for guitar and violincello as well as a review of the use of the ensemble in the past.
Vocal and Choral Techniques in England: 1980-1910
The main task of this paper will lie in the summation of various vocal techniques, followed by a summation of various choral techniques. It will be argued that voice teachers significantly influenced choral conductors. ...
Complete Survey of Trumpet Literature
Bibliography of music literature for trumpet solo and in chamber ensemble. Also includes lists of publishers, agents, libraries, indexed articles, and books on brass and trumpets.
Musicology and Its Application to American Music
This paper attempts to give a clear definition of and a brief history of musicology and a background of Puritan, African American, and Native American music and some of the influences of each on American music. The music ...
The Vocal Literature of John Beckwith
This paper details the biography and training of Canadian composer John Beckwith. Also included is an analysis of his style and a comparative analysis of his vocal works.
The Male Falsetto Register
The part of the male voice known as the "falsetto" has intrigued man for centuries. The question of its value in the realm of serious music has been heavily debated. The current definitions of the term "falsetto" call ...
Motivic Transformation in Three Dubussy Preludes
In the following analysis, Debussy's use of short, fragmentary, narrow-range motives will be shown. Three Dubussy Preludes from Book One, "Minstrels," "La fille aux cheveux de lin," and "Des pas sur la neige," are analyzed
Serious Music for the Spinet Organ
The purpose of this study is to collect and classify serious music adaptable to the spinet organ. As the study has been designed primarily for the teacher of spinet organ, the paper will be limited to collections and ...
The Evolution of Piano Technique
Since the invention of the piano in 1709, pianists have been searching for the correct way to play their instruments. Most have adapted to the instruments that they had at their disposal, but a few ventured ahead and ...
Philosophy Looks at Twentieth Century Music
This paper is an attempt to evaluate the most significant trends in the music of the first half of the present century by discovering the aims of each and squaring them with the basic principles defined by philosophy. ...
Music of the Silent Film Era
The story of the development of film music for the silent film era of the 1890s through 1930 represents man's desire to add aural depth to a visual accomplishment. From a single musician to a pit orchestra, their music ...
A Performer's View of Aaron Copland's Piano Sonata
This paper gives a biography of Aaron Copland, an overview of his musical style, and an analysis of his piano sonata. The historical background of the sonata is discussed as are the religious overtones and influences of the work.
Solo Material for Clarinet Alone, with Analysis of Igor Stravinsky's Three Pieces and Henry Sutermeister's Capriccio
A main portion of this project will be an inclusion of an index of solo works. Within this index of published and unpublished works are many compositions listed as required material for university clarinet majors. The ...