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Composer Control and Performer Freedom in Selected Solo Piano Music Composed Since World War II
This paper will deal with the composer's control of the performance as demonstrated in selected post World War II compositions for solo piano. The mainstream group of compositions in which no change of relationship can ...
A Study of the Thirteen Piano Nocturnes of Gabriel Fauré
Gabriel Fauré's genius and originality are especially apparent in his thirteen nocturnes for piano. This impressive and unique cycle of nocturnes covers the period of Fauré's compositional maturity, from 1875 when he ...
Brass Performance Practices in the Sixteenth Century
This paper will focus on the performance practices involving the brass instruments in the sixteenth century. The research involved presents an even greater difficulty. There are two reasons for this: first, there is ...
Piano Performance and the Central Nervous System
Although the Central Nervous System and the brain work together as a unified system to produce thoughts and actions, the first portion of this paper will focus on several specific motor processes and activities involved ...
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 ...
A Cross-Cultural Examination of Women in the Orchestras of West Germany and the United States: An Attitudinal and Statistical Analysis
This project examines the current status of women in the professional orchestras of the United States and Federal Republic of Germany. Letters requesting a listing of the number of men and women within each instrument ...
A Manuscript Illustrating the Adapting of the Jazz Instrumental Idiom to the Gospel Song
Jazz instrumental arrangement of Forgiveness Divine
The Life and Work of Theodore Thomas
To try to tell the story of the long and busy life of Theodore Thomas is to attempt a complex task. One of those rare individuals gifted with the ability to carry on several absorbing works simultaneously, his accomplishments ...
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.
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 ...
The Orchestral and Band Works of David Kraehenbuehl
This paper explores the compositional output for large ensembles by David Kraehenbuehl and purposes to engender within other conductors an interest in performing his works.
Potawatomi Indian Music: A Study of the Current Trend of Transmitting American Indian Music Among the Indian People in a Local Urban Organization
It is the purpose of this paper to preserve and present traditional Indian music and to comment on the present and future conditions of Indians in America with their attempts at keeping their culture alive. Its goal is to ...
A Method for Rapid Development of Trumpet Players
The problem in 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 ...
Preparing the High School Piano Student for College Applied Music Study
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the piano prerequisites for entering college freshmen planning to major in piano or in organ. A survey is made of fifteen selected schools of music which offer bachelor of music ...
The Pianoforte Pedals: Some Provisional Notes
This paper outlines the variety of pedal systems for the pianoforte and provides methods for their use in practical situations.