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Joseph Szigeti's Art of Violin Playing
This paper discusses Joseph Szigeti and his philosophies of violin playing. His views on practice, study, and technicality are explored.
Background on Bach and the Numerology Tradition
There may have been some influences and associations not usually mentioned which might explain Bach's numerological usage for it was not unique to himself or his era. His relatives, Johann Christoph and Johann Ludwig Bach, ...
Sight Reading: A Practical Method for the Beginning Secondary School Choral Ensemble Member
The problem of a viable sight reading program has continually plagued the secondary choral conductor. As one searches for a professionally published method, one is aware of the various methodology. Some are quite excellent ...
The Application of the Eighteenth Century Concept, "Good Taste" to Georg Friedrich Handel's Violin Sonata in G Minor, op. 1, no. 10
The purpose of this paper is to show one way a baroque violin sonata can be performed today in a style consistent with eighteenth-century performance styles. It was a common practice in the eighteenth century for ...
A Discussion on Participating in Professional Orchestral French Horn Auditions
This paper is designed to give some indication of what a potential professional French horn player can expect at an orchestral audition. Most university performance majors entertain the idea of playing professionally, yet ...
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 ...
Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago!
Composed for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Discharge and dedicated most respectfully to Wesley Willis.
Concert Presentation and Research
A Survey of the Choral Literature Performed in 1979, 1980, and 1981 by the Adult Choirs of Selected Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City Area
The purpose of this research project is to determine what choral literature was performed from 1979 through 1981 by the adult choirs of some of the larger Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City area. The music ...
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 Policy and Procedures Manual for the Operation of the Red Door Children's Center: A Case Study
The purpose of this project was to develop an all inclusive manual that could be used for the operation of the Red Door Children's Center, an existing child care facility at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit, ...
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 ...
A Chronological Catalogue of Pipe Organs in Kansas City, Missouri Prior to 1930
History is recorded for many reasons. One reason is to learn what has or might have happened. This includes a general analysis of the past. From historical records one can analyze successes or failures and apply them ...
Pedagogy Related to the Boy's Changing Voice
It was the original purpose of this paper to show how the sound and common sense practices of education could be adapted to maintaining the boy's singing voice and interest in music through the period of adolescence. ...
A Transcription of the Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy for Viola
This is a transcription of the Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano for viola. Viola solo part included only.
An Historical Comparison of Piano and Organ Technique
Over a period of several years, the author has had numerous opportunities to observe first-hand the technical difficulties encountered by private music students who had at least a limited piano background and wished to ...
A Survey of Selected All-State Chorus Audition Methods
The purpose of this study was to investigate the audition methods of selected All-State choruses across the United States. Letters were sent to each state's Board of Education, Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) ...
Character Roles in Opera
Character roles play an important part in an opera. A character role is usually funny in nature and stands apart from the lead role: they are shorter in length and less demanding vocally. The character may have striking ...
An Analysis of Elements Associated with the Volunteer Church Choir Experience and Their Affect on Participation in Choir
Previous studies have indicated that volunteer musicians are influenced positively and negatively in their decision to participate in a music group by various elements surrounding them. Using a questionnaire/survey, ...
A Statistical Analysis and Comparison of Sixteen Accompanied Art Songs From 1800-1950
Analytical techniques are as varied and prolific as the number of compositions that are analyzed, yet each one, if approached in a logical and coherent way, can prove to be meritable and add additional information to the ...