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The Possibilities for a Common Practice in Avant-Garde Notation: A Survey of Some Contemporary Notational Techniques
During the past two decades, music has made increased demands on performers, instruments, and audiences, requiring them to expand their limits of musical definition and perception at a faster rate than at any time prior ...
Research in Ninth Grade Vocal Teaching Methods
The purpose of this research project was to record the choral rehearsals of two ninth grade choirs to compare which class procedures had effectively achieved a more balanced musical growth during the period.the progress ...
A Four-Year Curriculum for the Liberal Arts College Band with Special Implications for William Jewell College
In this paper, a four-year rotating curriculum for a small college band is proposed based on a survey of other small college band programs.
An Analysis and Comparison of Concerto Styles Between the J. N. Hummel Concerto in A Minor op. 85, and the Chopin Concerto in E Minor, op. 11
The intention of this paper will be to analyze and compare Chopin's Concerto in E minor, op. 11, and Hummel's Concerto in A minor, op. 85. An analysis of each of these concertos, followed by an historical background of the ...
The Published Songs of Charles T. Griffes
Charles Griffes, the American composer who earned a reputation for his piano music as the outstanding exponent of Impressionism in the United States, made a significant contribution to the song literature of the early ...
Musical Symbolism in the Clavierübung III
This paper discusses the use of musical symbolism in "Clavierübung III," how J. S. Bach has successfully captured the textual meaning of each of the chorale settings through the use of musical motives. Although the symbolism ...
Engraving Trends in Music Publication
The purpose of this paper is to present current trends in music engraving as determined by the results of a survey conducted among music publishers in the United States. For the purpose of this study, the term "music ...
A Comparison of Chords Between the Exposition and Development Sections in Selected Works by Mozart
Movements of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that are in sonata-allegro from—according to the eighteenth-century application of the term—have been analyzed to determine the key of the exposition, the quality of the last ...
The Vocal Songs and Ayres Likely to Have Been Used in the Original Production of Shakespeare's Plays
This paper provides information on the use of music in the Elizabethan theater. Period settings of songs which the various Shakespeare plays indicate are included.
The Literary and Personal Allusions in Robert Schumann's Carnaval
This paper analyzes and studies Robert Schumann's "Carnaval." The author explores the use of personification and musical symbolism in the work.
The Responses of Catholic Music Directors Concerning Techniques Used to Encourage the Participation of Congregation Members in Music Ensembles and Congregational Singing
Participation by members of a congregation in music ensembles and in congregational singing is one of the most beautiful and uplifting forms of prayer. Yet in many churches, the participation of the people is very poor. ...
Orchestral Conducting Through the Nineteenth Century: The Transition from Time-Beating to Interpretation
The role of a conductor of a professional orchestra today varies somewhat from one practitioner to another, leading us to wonder if this has always been the case. Although some chamber orchestras and other instrumental groups ...
A Suggested Music Curriculum for Hong Kong Elementary School Based on the Educational Principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff
Today, music education is getting more recognition in different countries. Concerning the history of music education, three important European music educators, Jaques-Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly, have tremendously ...
Perceptions of Middle School Music Teachers Regarding Selected Criteria
Attitudes of middle school music teachers concerning selected topics were investigated. A survey was mailed to a sample of Missouri music teachers in middle schools with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. 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.
The Sources of Hymn Tunes Based on J. S. Bach Found in the Christian Science Hymnal
The writer's objectives in this study are two: (1) to correct errors in the "Hymnal Notes" regarding hymn tunes drawn from the works of J. S. Bach and used in the "Christian Science Hymnal;" (2) to give fuller information ...
A Manual for Organizing a Renaissance Collegium
The purpose of this manual is to assist musicians that are forming Renaissance Collegiums, specifically on the college level. The author has formed two such ensembles, one at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the ...
Vocal Techniques Used by the Bel Canto Masters Traced Through Their Treatises, Successful Students and Historical Accounts
It is the purpose of this paper to trace various treatises of the most outstanding voice teachers and musicians of the bel canto period and compile those results directly concerned with the production of the voice. Also, ...
"The Problem:" A Study of the Changing Voice, Its Causes and Methods of Dealing With It
In this study, the sound producing organs and the effect body growth has on them will be discussed. An investigation of the theories concerned with the recognition of approaching change and a study of two of the major ...
The Use of Wind Instruments with Choral Music for the Church
This paper gives a history of the use of wind and string instruments as coupled with the voice in the Christian church. Focus is given to the Venetian style as typified by Giovanni Gabrieli. Included is a bibliography of ...