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  • Amy Beach: the Victorian woman, the autism spectrum, and compositional style 

    Laemmli, Amy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Celebrated American composer and pianist Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944) became the subject of the dedicated interest of a number of scholars during the last decades of the twentieth century, but her idiosyncratic ...
  • Bela Bartok and the Pro-Musica Society: a chronicle of piano recitals in eleven American cities during his 1927-1928 tour 

    Lucas, Sarah M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    An important component of Béla Bartók's 1927-28 transcontinental tour of the United States was a series of eleven lecture-recitals sponsored by the Pro-Musica Society—an international organization founded in 1920 as the ...
  • Bellini's Norma: a comparative study of significant leading ladies from Pasta to Callas 

    Walsh, Meghan J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    In the rich tradition of bel canto opera the surviving details surrounding the performances of the leading role from Norma (1831) of Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) provide ample basis for a comparison of seven celebrated ...
  • Concerto for four horns and wind ensemble 

    Griggs, Laura (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    While a reasonable amount of concert literature exists for French Horn Quartet, the standard repertoire is notably lacking literature that allows the ensemble to express itself within its most common, modern venue: the ...
  • Copland in pursuit of Neoclassicism : a speculative discourse on his "leftist" politics, his interpretation of Mahler, and their confrontation at the third symphony 

    Rothbarth, Adam L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3 (1946) is widely agreed to be not only one of the composer's finest accomplishments, but also one of the greatest American achievements in the genre. From his roots as a modernist composer ...
  • The development and synthesis of foundational ideas in four Debussy Prludes 

    Loyd, Melanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This study examines specific themes, called foundational ideas, in four of Claude Debussy's Prludes. These foundational ideas are presented as discrete pieces, then developed, and finally form a previously unforeseen ...
  • Farewell to shadowlands: for wind ensemble 

    Fonda, Grant (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Original composition, “Farewell to Shadowlands.”
  • From race records to rock 'n' roll: Elvis, Sun, and the production of culture perspective 

    Cochran, Joshua (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    With the breakout success of his first commercial recordings made and released in1954 and 1955 by Sam Phillips's Memphis, Tennessee-based Sun record label, Elvis Presley (1935-1977) quickly became a regional star with his ...
  • Garden music 

    Witter, David J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This piece was written as a thesis for the completion of an M.M. in composition. To write it I conjured several images to help characterize various elements of a garden. The first movement came about as a visualization of ...
  • 'I ain't no size two:' feminist conversations and controversial messages in Meghan Trainor's empowerment songs 

    Schlabach, Erin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Meghan Trainor's brand -- while thoroughly debated among critics and consumers -- provides a gateway to conversations on body acceptance, gender equality, and female empowerment through the use of provocative lyrics, catchy ...
  • The impact of Richard Wagner on Werner Herzog's film Nosferatu 

    Chen, Jinsong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht [Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night] (1979), known in English-speaking countries as Nosferatu the Vampyre, a retelling ...
  • The late choral works of Igor Stravinsky: a reception history 

    Elder, Rusty Dale (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Despite his preeminence in twentieth-century music, the late works of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) remain in relative obscurity: seldom performed, inadequately recorded, poorly understood, and frequently disparaged. The ...
  • The legend of the dried persimmon for symphony orchestra and computer generated sounds 

    Chang, Kyoungsuk (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The composition is based on a Korean folk tale. The dried persimmon legend's original name is 'The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon'. The composition ...
  • The little match girl 

    Blanton, K. Alexander (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    A tone poem composed for orchestra based upon Hans Christian Andersen's short story of the same title.
  • Mario Bauza: swing era novelty and Afro-Cuban authenticity 

    Miller, Nathan Brad (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Introduced to jazz in his native Cuba, Mario Bauzá (1911-1993) immigrated to New York City in 1930 to take part in its active scene as an instrumentalist, and, by enhancing pre-existing musical practices with his arranging ...
  • Mass for chorus, chamber orchestra, and soloists 

    Hampton, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    My primary objective in composing this piece of music was to create a modern musical work based heavily on music of the Renaissance. Representative pieces of music on which I have modeled my work include Byrd's Mass for ...
  • Motive and reflection 

    Berg, Stephanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Motive and Reflection was originally commissioned by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation as part of the Sinquefield Prize in composition, which I won in 2009. The resultant work was a one-movement piece for full orchestra. ...
  • The Outlaw 

    Pounds, Justin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This opera was written as a thesis for the completion of a Master of Music degree in Composition. The text is adapted from the one act play of the same ...
  • Painted upon a Grecian urn for wind ensemble 

    Hills, Joe (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Painted Upon A Grecian Urn is a three-movement suite for modified wind ensemble of about fifteen minutes in length in which each movement represents a different legend from Greek mythology. The movements embody Athena, ...
  • Post-common practice era music theory pedagogy 

    Morrow, Melissa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The purpose of my research is to improve the experience of students who are taking the Twentieth-Century Compositional Techniques course at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and similar courses at other institutions. ...