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Development of the Elementary School Choir
The effective elementary school choir can be an important part of the general music program which not only enhances the program, but gives it a meaningful existence. Certain criteria must be achieved before the choral program ...
Variances in Latin Choral Diction
It is the purpose of this study to explore the area of diction—out of context—and the problems and variances in Latin choral diction specifically.
Johannes Brahms: The Detmold Period
If Brahms's orchestral style were an offspring of the large choral works, and this opinion seems to enjoy widespread acceptance, then it would seem possible that his first period of choral and orchestral activity (1857-1860) ...
References to Specific Beethoven Piano Sonatas in English-Language Sources
The purpose of this paper is to list references to specific Beethoven piano sonatas. These are from English-language sources. An attempt has been made to utilize various types of source material: music histories, theory ...
Selected Brass Methods, Study and Solo Materials with Emphasis Upon Trumpet Literature
This work provides a selected bibliography of materials and music available for brass instruments.
Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 9: A Unique Tribute
Brahms' first published set of variations, his Op. 9 Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, cannot be considered a masterpiece equal to his later Handel Variations or Paganini Studies, but is undeniably a mature work ...
Sight Reading: A Survey of Investigational Literature
Piano sight reading is a very complex process with respect to both its psychological and physical aspects. The definition of the term "read" implies that in the act of reading there are three elements: symbols, ...
Master of Music Lecture Recital
Program and accompanying lecture on the vocal works performed
Standards of Performance for Secondary School Music Festivals
This is a position paper delineating the need for a thesaurus of performance standards in the secondary school music festivals. It will not be possible in this limited presentation to cover all the facets of this complex ...
Taped Studies in Listening-Writing for Grades 6, 7, 8
In this paper, the researcher wanted to discover to what extent children can be taught music theory through taped lessons. Lessons involved listening and writing for testing purposes but the studies demanded sung as well ...
Ein Deutsches Requiem: An Examination of an Arch and Foundation Theme
Ein Deutsches Requiem, a German Requiem, is unique in the repertoire of large choral works. Brahms's Requiem utters "words of consolation designed to reconcile the living with the idea of suffering and death." Brahms employs ...
The Development of Public Piano Performance in the United States From 1730-1860
Between the years 1620 and 1860, there are three periods in the development of music in the United States. The first period extends from the time of Plymouth's settlement in 1620 to the year 1730. The second includes the ...
Answers on Achievement: Interviews with Outstanding High School Conductors
The intent of this study was to examine the characteristics of successful high school choral programs and teachers. Those chosen for this study were selected on the basis of their outstanding accomplishments in music ...
A Study of Selected Contrapuntal and Formal Devices in J. S. Bach's Musical Offering
The main concern of this project is to seek out certain contrapuntal techniques, as well as techniques of form (unifying factors, etc.), which hopefully will give the musician a higher appreciation of the Musical Offering ...
Jazz Masters of the Baritone Saxophone
One of the most exciting things about jazz is that there are virtually no restrictions based on instrumentation. Although the most common instruments in jazz are piano, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and ...
Robert Schumann: The Effect of Illness on Compositions of His Late Period
Robert Schumann died on July 29, 1856, at a sanitarium in Endenich after having lived a quiet and uneventful life there since his attempted suicide in February of 1854. Ten years previous to the suicide attempt, ...
Shifting: Changing Position on the Violin
Changing position or shifting is considered the most difficult and the most important task assigned to the left arm, hand, and fingers in playing the violin. The purpose of this paper is to enumerate the recommendations ...
A Critical Study of Selected Theory Materials
The purpose of this paper is to assemble and discuss theory materials suitable for use in developing musical skills and concepts in college music students. The skills and concepts developed should be those which will ...
Potawatomi Indian Music: A Study of the Current Trend of Transmitting American Indian Music Among the Indian People in a Local Urban Organization
The purpose of this paper is to preserve and present traditional Indian music and to comment on the present and future conditions of Indians in America in relation to their attempts at keeping their culture alive. Its ...
A Statistical Study Comparing the Melodic Characteristcs of Prelude in C#m, op. 45 by Chopin and "Les Bruyeres" From Preludes (Bk. II) by Debussy
This study is a statistical analysis of two piano preludes, "Prelude in C# minor," Opus 45 by Chopin, written in 1845, and a later work, "Les Bruyeres," from Preludes, BK. II by Debussy, written in 1913. Each prelude ...