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Thomas Pasatieri, once called the "Primo Don" of American opera composers, has already established himself at the young age of 38 as one of the most influential composers in the field of American Theater. His large ...
Selected Etudes of Muzio Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), one of the first virtuoso performers of the pianoforte, was also the earliest significant composer of music for that instrument. The "Gradus ad Parnassum" is one of the most famous and thorough ...
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 ...
Intonation Factors of the Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
improvements of intonation problems. A review of related literature in addition to recent study with a woodwind expert are the primary means of investigation into this area....
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...
The Beginnings of College and University Music Departments in the United States
The purpose of this paper is to research the roots and to trace the subsequent development of music departments in America's colleges and universities. Discussion will focus on why and by whom the departments were founded ...
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, ...
Physiological and Motor Responses to Music
This paper surveys the literature on research relating to motor responses and/or physical effects of listening to music. The various response parameters discussed include heart rate, respiration, galvanic skin resistance ...
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 ...
A Survey of Method Books for the Adult Beginner in Class Piano
This paper analyzes texts available for group adult piano study to determine appropriateness.
The History of the Trumpet in the Orchestra
An examination will be made of the types of trumpets that have been used in orchestras. An attempt will be made to follow the trumpet from its natural to its chromatic-valved state and to show how both the composer and ...
A Study of the Techniques of the Choral Clinician and Their Effectiveness in the Choral Clinic Situation
The purpose of this paper is to examine the techniques, methods and procedures used by the effective choral clinician. A total of ten well-known, successful choral clinicians was contacted. Each was asked to respond ...
John Stanley: the Influence of Knut Nystedt on the Choral Style of John Stanley as Illustrated in a Comparative Analysis of Selected Choral Works
The purpose of this study is to focus on John Stanley as a contemporary composer and to show the possible influences of a more established composer, Knut Nystedt, on his choral writing.
Of the many nineteenth-century composers, Pietro Raimondi is probably one of the most obscure. Raimondi, the last of the Neapolitan composers, was born in 1786 in Rome and died in 1853 in Rome. Although it is not universally ...
A Comparison of the Styles of Mozart and Haydn Using Four Selected Sonatas
The Classical era to which Haydn and Mozart belonged is characterized by its emphasis on form. Composers worked out the order of themes, rhythms, phrases, and movements. It is, therefore, perfectly in order to chose a ...
A Study of Fifteen Piano Solo Pieces by Amy Marcy Beach
Amy Beach's talent and originality are brought into focus in her fifteen piano solo pieces. These compositions span the years from 1889 to 1936. Beach's aptitude for music was evident at approximately one year of age when ...
The Alexander Technique: A Successful Method of Long-Term Rehabilitation for an Injured Pianist
This paper chronicles the author's injury, search for remedy, and use of Alexander Technique to correct the issues caused by an injury. Background information on the Alexander Technique is also given.
Teaching Music in a One-Room School
The purpose of this investigation was to discover the differences and similarities between teaching music in a one-roo school prior to 1960 and current teaching practices (in a one-room school). From the information gathered ...
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 ...
The Violin Technique of Nicolo Paganini
The violin technique of Nicolo Paganini holds a unique position in the history of violin playing. It was rather unconventional and, to date, is not really understood. During his lifetime, Paganini did everything within ...