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“An Alphabet Of Soldiers”: Jake Heggie’S Farewell, Auschwitz, Lori Jo Guy 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

“An Alphabet Of Soldiers”: Jake Heggie’S Farewell, Auschwitz, Lori Jo Guy

Dissertations

For the past 18 years, the non-profit organization Music Of Remembrance has worked to remember the Holocaust through concerts, education events, and by recording and commissioning new works. One such work, entitled Farewell, Auschwitz, premiered in May of 2013.

Farewell, Auschwitz is a unique composition for several reasons. One reason is that the poetry for the songs was adapted from lyrics written by Krystyna Żywulska, a Polish Jew, imprisoned at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In the camp, she began creating poetry and songs in reaction to the horror that surrounded her. Her poetry is a commentary on the daily life ...


Beijing Opera Elements In Qigang Chen’S Piano Concerto Er Huang, Funa Wang 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Beijing Opera Elements In Qigang Chen’S Piano Concerto Er Huang, Funa Wang

Dissertations

Beijing opera (known as jingju in Chinese) dates back to 1790 and is the most famous traditional Chinese regional opera of some 335 different styles, combining music, vocal performance, dance, and acrobatics. Originally considered vulgar by the court, Beijing opera became especially popular with the Qing dynasty court in its later days (1884-1910), thus raising its status at the beginning of the twentieth century to a ‘national opera.’ Furthermore, it has become an important nationalistic and traditional element in Chinese contemporary music.

Qigang Chen studied and lived in Europe for long time and is proficient in Western compositional techniques. On ...


Music And The Mind: Music's Healing Powers, Carolyn S. Ticker 2017 Cedarville University

Music And The Mind: Music's Healing Powers, Carolyn S. Ticker

Musical Offerings

Music makes you smarter: or at least that is what the "experts" are saying. CDs are sold of Mozart's Sonatas for babies, and parents are urged to give their children music lessons in the belief that music does something to our brains which in turn makes us more intelligent. But is this really true? Does music really affect the brain in the powerful way that scientists are suggesting, or is it hearsay? In this paper I investigate the effects of music on our brain's plasticity and cognition by looking at several different experimental studies. Specifically I will address ...


From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan M. Lyons 2017 Cedarville University

From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan M. Lyons

Musical Offerings

The Christian church’s stance on the use of instruments in sacred music shifted through influences of church leaders, composers, and secular culture. Synthesizing the writings of early church leaders and church historians reveals a clear progression. The early musical practices of the church were connected to the Jewish synagogues. As recorded in the Old Testament, Jewish worship included instruments as assigned by one’s priestly tribe. Eventually, early church leaders rejected that inclusion and developed a rather robust argument against instruments in liturgical worship. The totalitarian stance on musical instruments in sacred worship began to loosen as the organ ...


A Blend Of Traditions: The Lute’S Influence On Seventeenth-Century Harpsichord Repertoire, Audrey S. Rutt 2017 Cedarville University

A Blend Of Traditions: The Lute’S Influence On Seventeenth-Century Harpsichord Repertoire, Audrey S. Rutt

Musical Offerings

The close relationship between the harpsichord and lute traditions is commonly claimed but rarely elaborated upon, and many experts disagree on the manner in and extent to which the two are related. Often, texts covering the early harpsichord literature will limit discussion of the lute’s influence to a brief mention of the style brisé, if the important connection between the two traditions is even mentioned all. The lute’s impact on the harpsichordists of the seventeenth century is not a facet that can be ignored; rather, an understanding of the lute tradition is essential to an understanding of the ...


Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert April 10, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert April 10, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host the OBU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

The OBU Percussion Ensemble will perform four pieces, each adapted to highlight Ouachita’s percussion students and alternating between drum-based pieces and keyboard-based pieces. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Ryan Lewis, associate professor of percussion.


Josiah Kenniv, Junior Voice Recital, Josiah Kenniv 2017 Cedarville University

Josiah Kenniv, Junior Voice Recital, Josiah Kenniv

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII


Brandon Apol, Senior Guitar Recital, Brandon Apol 2017 Cedarville University

Brandon Apol, Senior Guitar Recital, Brandon Apol

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


General Recital, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

General Recital, Cedarville University

General Recitals

No abstract provided.


Kaleigh Kenney, Senior Voice Recital, Kaleigh M. Kenney 2017 Cedarville University

Kaleigh Kenney, Senior Voice Recital, Kaleigh M. Kenney

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Daniel Galey, Senior Jazz And Improvisation Recital, Daniel T. Galey 2017 Cedarville University

Daniel Galey, Senior Jazz And Improvisation Recital, Daniel T. Galey

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Michaela Wade, Mezzo-Soprano, Senior Voice Recital, Michaela S. Wade 2017 Cedarville University

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

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Ouachita Division Of Music To Present Brass Chamber Ensemble Concert April 3, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Ouachita Division Of Music To Present Brass Chamber Ensemble Concert April 3, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present its Brass Chamber Ensembles in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public.


Jillissa Brummel, Senior Clarinet Recital, Jillissa A. Brummel 2017 Cedarville University

Jillissa Brummel, Senior Clarinet Recital, Jillissa A. Brummel

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


New Compositions For Percussion Duo, Andrea Venet 2017 UNF School of Music

New Compositions For Percussion Duo, Andrea Venet

Showcase of Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity

The submitted videos are a representation of recent performances and world premieres of commissions by Dr. Andrea Venet’s percussion duo, Escape Ten. Escape Ten is an ensemble in residence at the UNF School of Music with Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech). The first video is of a new composition, 2300 Degrees, by Ivan Trevino. Trevino held a musical residence at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY and was greatly affected by observing glass blower Lino Tagliapietra work. Ivan states “In order to recreate the feelings I felt while watching Lino work, I decided to create a piece ...


"Orchestral Conducting In The Nineteenth Century," Edited By Roberto Illiano And Michela Niccolai, Clive Brown 2017 University of Leeds

"Orchestral Conducting In The Nineteenth Century," Edited By Roberto Illiano And Michela Niccolai, Clive Brown

Performance Practice Review

Clive Brown discusses this 2014 publication, edited by Roberto Illiano and Michela Niccolai.

Illiano, R., M. Niccolai, eds. Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014.

ISBN: 9782503552477.


P13. Wagner's Use Of The Formal Lament For King Mark In Tristan Und Isolde, Julie Anne Nord 2017 University of Western Ontario - Don Wright Faculty of Music

P13. Wagner's Use Of The Formal Lament For King Mark In Tristan Und Isolde, Julie Anne Nord

Western Research Forum

Background: The composer Richard Wagner often expressed his distaste for “number” operas and other contrived forms used in the Italianate works of his forerunners and contemporaries. In place of these operatic conventions, Wagner drew upon the Tragedy of Ancient Greece to propose a “total artwork” (Gesamtkunstwerk)) with no contrived breaks for conventional form. Despite, or perhaps because of, his aversion toward operatic formal conventions, Wagner turned to one such form for his music for King Mark in Tristan und Isolde.

Methods: This poster demonstrates Wagner’s use of lament tropes from the poetry of Greek Tragedy and from seventeenth-century Italian ...


P24. The Birds And The Beats: Perception Of A Beat In An Avian Model, Brendon Samuels 2017 Western University

P24. The Birds And The Beats: Perception Of A Beat In An Avian Model, Brendon Samuels

Western Research Forum

Background: Beat perception is a complex cognitive skill that enables humans to “feel” the beat in music, and is an essential component of synchronization of behavior and dance. The mechanisms in the human brain that facilitate beat perception are not entirely understood, and have only been studied thus far using non-invasive techniques. Some animals, such as songbirds, also seem to be able to detect a beat in rhythms, though this has never been formally tested independent of motor synchronization.

Methods: An operant experiment is used to assess if European starlings, a type of songbird, are capable of categorizing auditory rhythms ...


Brass Methods, Linda Klein Cook- 2017 St. Norbert College

Brass Methods, Linda Klein Cook-

2016-17 Academic Year Syllabi (Campus Only)

No abstract provided.


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