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Guy Woolfenden: A Composer's Musical Dna, James A. Dreiling 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Guy Woolfenden: A Composer's Musical Dna, James A. Dreiling

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Guy Woolfenden is a British composer who has made a name for himself in England as the composer of over 150 scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as music for numerous ballet and opera companies. In addition, he has composed fifteen pieces for wind band and eleven pieces for various wind chamber ensembles. While his wind music is well known throughout England, his name and his music are not as well known throughout the rest of the world. Those few conductors outside of England who are aware of his work tend to know only one or two of ...


Dual-Interval Spaces: Interrelations Between Interval Classes 1 And 5, Local Pitch Centers And Form In Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12, Tae Young Hong 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Dual-Interval Spaces: Interrelations Between Interval Classes 1 And 5, Local Pitch Centers And Form In Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12, Tae Young Hong

Master's Theses

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Sonata No. 1, written in 1926, is one of his most complex and lengthy works for piano. In contrast to the conservative style used in his critically-acclaimed Symphony No. 1, Op. 10, composed a year earlier, the sonata employs a highly modernistic idiom which predominated the composer’s output in the late 1920’s. The musical surface of the sonata was crafted by an extensive use of interval classes 1 and 5 which serve as the primary means of structuring pitch material.

This paper examines the surface combinations of two interval classes as well as their ...


Psappha By Iannis Xenakis: Developing Multiple Percussion Literacy, Owen Phillip Rockwell 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Psappha By Iannis Xenakis: Developing Multiple Percussion Literacy, Owen Phillip Rockwell

Dissertations

Psappha by Iannis Xenakis was written for a solo percussionist in 1975, and since then has been performed almost exclusively by elite musicians. The work suffers from broad neglect by students and professionals alike, because the structure and notation are difficult to access. Through Psappha, Xenakis created an alternative approach to serialist and chance compositional techniques that enabled him to communicate what he believed was rhythm in its purest form. The notation is unconventional and challenges the performer to approach Psappha in a similar manner. The main thrust of this project was to re-imagine the work in a more traditional ...


Musical Portrayals Of Death In Musorgsky’S Songs And Dances Of Death, Graham Anduri 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Musical Portrayals Of Death In Musorgsky’S Songs And Dances Of Death, Graham Anduri

Dissertations

Musorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death presents a set of unique portrayals of death in art song literature. Aside from the obvious challenge of the Russian language and Cyrillic alphabet which are unfamiliar to most Western performers, the unique musical style, historical context, and complex psychological implications of Songs and Dances of Death require a good deal of study before one can fully grasp the profundity and importance of this cycle.

Musorgsky’s views on music and life, the Zeitgeist in which these songs were composed, a historical analysis of the medieval Dance of Death tradition and its influence ...


The Process Of Musical Acquisition For Traditional String Musicians In The Homeschool Environment, Keith R. Williams 2015 East Tennessee State University

The Process Of Musical Acquisition For Traditional String Musicians In The Homeschool Environment, Keith R. Williams

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study examined how three accomplished traditional string musicians learned music in their homeschool environments. Data were derived from formal interviews of the three musicians. The research framework for this qualitative study is based upon the socio-educational model of second language learning motivation developed by R. C. Gardner (1959, 1985, 2004, 2010) and applied to the study of instrumental music learning motivation by P. D. MacIntyre (2012). Structured interview questions, triangulated by additional informal dialogues, field observations, externally documented sources, and collaboration with an expert review panel were the data collection activities utilized in the research. Five overarching themes ...


Love's Austere And Lonely Offices: An Analysis Of Tom Cipullo's America 1968, Joshua Zink 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Love's Austere And Lonely Offices: An Analysis Of Tom Cipullo's America 1968, Joshua Zink

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

My study reveals how the music of Tom Cipullo’s America 1968 mirrors the theme of adversity leading to resolution as found in the poetry of Robert Hayden. This study should serve the purposes of investigating Cipullo’s music in relationship to Hayden’s poetry, and be a practical tool for anyone interested in performing these marvelous pieces. This study contains an introduction, a systematic look at each poem and song, and a conclusion reflecting upon my findings.

Advisor: William Shomos


Dewey Meets Bluegrass: Progressive Educational Theory In The Establishment Of Traditional Music Programs In Higher Education, John C. Goad 2015 East Tennessee State University

Dewey Meets Bluegrass: Progressive Educational Theory In The Establishment Of Traditional Music Programs In Higher Education, John C. Goad

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The study focuses on connections between the Progressive era educational theories of John Dewey and present-day bluegrass and traditional music programs in higher education in order to explore a pedagogical basis for such programs. The research specifically examines Dewey’s beliefs in experiential learning, individualization, and vocational education and their current applications in traditional music education. The study included two major components: historical research into Dewey’s writings and primary and secondary sources regarding traditional music education in the United States, and interviews of faculty members in college and university bluegrass and traditional music programs. The thesis of this study ...


Werner Jaegerhuber’S Messe Sur Les Airs Vodouesques Or Messe Folklorique Haïtienne: A Performance Edition, Canes Nicolas 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Werner Jaegerhuber’S Messe Sur Les Airs Vodouesques Or Messe Folklorique Haïtienne: A Performance Edition, Canes Nicolas

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Originally written for solo soprano with choir and organ, Werner Jaegerhuber completed this work in 1953, and his close friend and artistic collaborator, Louis Maximilien, commissioned it for the sesquicentennial of Haiti’s independence on January 1, 1954. However, since there are no published scores or even a reliable manuscript of this piece, what has been kept in the archives of the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique Haïtienne in Montreal, Canada are two dissimilar scores by unknown sources. One is the choral and organ version, which was made by a professional copyist in the 1950’s ...


Of Seasons Have I Sung, Charlie Leftridge 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Of Seasons Have I Sung, Charlie Leftridge

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

This cantata is comprised of seven movements: versus i. the willows (SATB double choir, SSAA antiphonal soli and string quartet); versus ii. we once were (SA and string quartet); versus iii. when at night I see the sky (tenor solo and string quartet); versus iv. of seasons have I sung (unaccompanied SSAATTBB choir); versus v. if you should ask me (soprano solo and string quartet); versus vi. I once was (TB and string quartet); versus vii. in paradisum (SATB double choir, SSAA antiphonal soli and string quartet). The text set to music is the original poetry of the composer. This ...


A Performance Guide And Comparison Of Three Works For Flute And Piano By David Maslanka: Duo, Songs Of My Nights, And "...And I Am A Child Before There Are Words...", Christa K. Krause 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Performance Guide And Comparison Of Three Works For Flute And Piano By David Maslanka: Duo, Songs Of My Nights, And "...And I Am A Child Before There Are Words...", Christa K. Krause

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Having written over forty works for wind ensemble, many of which have become part of the standard repertoire, David Maslanka (b. 1943) is known today as one of the leading wind band composers of our time. Maslanka’s compositional output also includes many solo and chamber works for wind and percussion instruments, and several orchestral and choral works. Although Maslanka’s solo and chamber works have become increasingly popular, his three works for flute and piano—Duo (1972), Songs of My Nights (2009), and “…and I am a child before there are words…” (2011), are still relatively unknown to flutists ...


Nate Spanos, Senior Piano Recital, Nathanael T. Spanos 2015 Cedarville University

Nate Spanos, Senior Piano Recital, Nathanael T. Spanos

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


The Opera Ensemble, Beth Cram Porter, Mark W. Spencer 2015 Cedarville University

The Opera Ensemble, Beth Cram Porter, Mark W. Spencer

Ensemble Concerts

No abstract provided.


And All That Jazz: The Jim Leslie Trio, Department of Music, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

And All That Jazz: The Jim Leslie Trio, Department Of Music, Cedarville University

Bach’s Lunch Programs

No abstract provided.


General Recital, Department of Music and Worship, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

General Recital, Department Of Music And Worship, Cedarville University

General Recitals

No abstract provided.


Family Music Listening Legacies: A Case Study-Based Investigation Of The Intergenerational Transmission Of Music Listenership Values In Five Families, Jillian Bracken 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Family Music Listening Legacies: A Case Study-Based Investigation Of The Intergenerational Transmission Of Music Listenership Values In Five Families, Jillian Bracken

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This five-family case study examined how five families in Miami-Dade County (Miami, FL), in which neither parent self-identified as a musician, talked about music. Through Internet-facilitated interviews and e-journals, participants responded to questions about music in their family and the listening guidelines that were communicated between members. Study participants included five mothers of similar ages, incomes, and educational backgrounds. Six children participated in the study; they ranged in age from six to thirteen years of age, and included both males and females. The goal of the study was to gain an understanding of the types of discourse around music listening ...


Brittney Mitchell, Soprano, Junior Voice Recital, Brittney S. Mitchell 2015 Cedarville University

Brittney Mitchell, Soprano, Junior Voice Recital, Brittney S. Mitchell

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Sing Into Spring, Lyle J. Anderson 2015 Cedarville University

Sing Into Spring, Lyle J. Anderson

Ensemble Concerts

No abstract provided.


The Intersections Of Music, Love, And Worship, Jacob C. Wessel 2015 Liberty University

The Intersections Of Music, Love, And Worship, Jacob C. Wessel

Senior Honors Theses

When a right understanding of the doctrine of love infiltrates the art of music in the event of corporate worship, an opportunity arises for a unique synergism of knowledge, emotion and relationships. These qualities are paramount in the doctrine of love and practice of corporate worship, and they are especially encouraged by the powers of music. An exploration of these three aspects of love—knowledge, emotion and relationships—is here provided with special attention to the opportunity music and worship provide for intersections between them.


Kyle Darwin, Junior Saxophone Recital, Kyle T. Darwin 2015 Cedarville University

Kyle Darwin, Junior Saxophone Recital, Kyle T. Darwin

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Michaela Wade, Mezzo-Soprano, Sophomore Voice Recital, Michaela S. Wade 2015 Cedarville University

Michaela Wade, Mezzo-Soprano, Sophomore Voice Recital, Michaela S. Wade

Student Recitals

No abstract provided.


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