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A Study of the American Piano 1850-1929
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a portion of the piano's history, the period of development in America between 1850 and 1929. During this eighty-year period, piano construction underwent significant change as ...
Music and Movement in Shaker Worship
It is impossible to learn of Shaker music and dance without learning of the Shakers themselves. With some 20,000 tunes and hymns to their credit, the study of Shaker music can be an endless one. This project involves the ...
The Final Cadence
Edward Franklin Kreiser was one, if of the most prominent organist in the middle western part of the United States. Not only was he called upon to "open" new organs in Missouri and surrounding states but practically every ...
Dmitri Shostakovich's Use of the Brass Choir as Exemplified in Four Representative Works.
Shostakovich's music is the vigorous expression of a vibrant personality. It is muscular music, the music of a man more accustomed to act than brood. His rhythms are driving, his themes often sting like the lashes of a ...
A Proposed String Curriculum for the Shawnee Mission School District #512
The purpose of this research project was to devise a curriculum for use by string teachers in the Shawnee Mission School District. String students (grades four through twelve) were tested at the beginning of the school ...
The Pianistic Legacy of the Nineteenth Century
The nineteenth century was undoubtedly the most significant era in the development of the pianoforte—the literature, the artists, and the instrument itself. The piano was used extensively by amateur as well as by ...
A Study of the Serpent, Bass Horn, Keyed Bugle, Ophicleide, and Saxhorns with Emphasis on the Literature Written for These Instruments
This paper covers the history of early low brass instruments and precursors to the tuba, their ranges, technicalities, and literatures. All of the instruments discussed here, with the exception of the saxhorns and variations ...
The Zink Family of Musical Instruments
Shortly before the fourteenth century, a new instrument appeared in Europe—an instrument which was destined to challenge the supremacy of other instruments. In Germany, it was called the Zink, and in England it was called ...
An Analysis of Selected Works from "Ludus Tonalis" and "Concerto for Hornand Orchestra," First Movement, by Paul Hindemith Using Ideas of Analysis Found in "A Composer's World" and "Craft of Musical Composition" by Paul Hindemith
This paper is an attempt to use an analysis of intervals, the combination of these intervals, and their location in musical time on selected works by Hindemith to show if Hindemith "practiced what he preached." The ...
A Musical Analysis of The Passion According to St. John by Johann Sebastian Bach
This paper discusses the role of Bach's St. John's Passion within the overarching history of passion plays set to music. The paper gives a detailed analysis of the work in numerical order.
Characteristics of the French Violin School Found in the Music of Beethoven
It is the purpose of this study to find characteristics of the French Violin School found in the music of Beethoven. In a study of this type, one is usually confronted with a degree of speculation concerning the origin of ...
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 ...