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The History Of The Horn And How It Applies To The Modern Hornist, Joseph Alexander Meinweiser 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The History Of The Horn And How It Applies To The Modern Hornist, Joseph Alexander Meinweiser

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Straight tone is a valuable tool that can be used by singers of any style to both improve technical ideals, such as resonance and focus, and provide a starting point for transforming the voice to meet the stylistic demands of any genre. By employing a resonant, minimally vibrated, balanced sound as the core of the voice, the versatile singer can stylistically unbalance the voice by layering colors and effects in ways appropriate for many types of singing. In order to fully understand the inner workings of vibrato and how it can be healthily minimized, my discussion of vibrato and straight ...


Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is about politics in Arabic rap. Specifically, it is about affective dynamics and material negotiations during rap concerts in three cities in the Levant. I analyze Arab hip hop culture in the context of three different but related histories of cosmopolitan, middle class growth, and gentrification. Using an ethnomusicological framework rooted in participant observation and performance theory, I compare concert conditions, audience behavior, and accessibility of music production in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut.

In Chapter One, I elaborate the discursive and theoretical frameworks that have pinned the political valences of Arab youth, Arab artists, and Arab rappers in ...


Choros N. 10 By Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing The Themes And Compositional Techniques Of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Choros N. 10 By Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing The Themes And Compositional Techniques Of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto

Master's Theses

Heitor Villa-Lobos (b. March 5, 1887 - d. November 17, 1959) can be considered the most important composer in Brazilian music history. Although the composer is listed as one of the most influential composers in the history of the guitar, he reached his peak in his works for piano and symphonic groups. Works such as A Prole do Bebê (1 and 2), and the series of Chôros, came out during an extremely convoluted time, where Brazilian artists engaged in seeking an artistic representation of a unique Brazilian identity. Those works not only satisfied the hunger, but pushed the movement to a ...


Exploring Three Colombian-Andean Folk Style (Danza, Pasillo, And Bambuco): An Analysis And Arrangement Of Three Colombian Pieces For Flute And Piano, Jesus Castro Turriago 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Exploring Three Colombian-Andean Folk Style (Danza, Pasillo, And Bambuco): An Analysis And Arrangement Of Three Colombian Pieces For Flute And Piano, Jesus Castro Turriago

Dissertations

This dissertation contains an analysis, comparison, and transcription of three Colombian pieces for flute and piano, written by composers of three different styles of folk music: pasillo, bambuco, and danza. An understanding of the historical context of these Colombian musical genres, and comparison of these instrumental pieces for flute and piano to those of other Colombian composers, informed my subsequent transcription and edition. The selected musical material comprises Bandolita, a pasillo composed by Luis Uribe Bueno, Bambuquísimo, a bambuco by Leon Cardona, and Adiós a Bogotá, a danza by Luis Antonio Calvo.


A Brief History Of Medieval Music, Hoang Le 2016 La Salle University

A Brief History Of Medieval Music, Hoang Le

The Histories

Music is one of the most important aspects in human life. It influences humans’ emotion and spirit. People like music because everyone can find something for himself or herself with the great variety of music today. Modern day music traces its root back to classical music, and classical music traces its root back to the medieval music. Hence, medieval music, with all development since the dawn of the Christian chant, is the origin of the Western classical music.


Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes II 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

In 1949 Paul Robeson (with support from Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Howard Fast, and others) attempted to and then successfully held a civil and workers’ rights concert in Peekskill, New York. Marring these performances, however, were protests that turned progressively violent. These violent protests have come to be known as the Peekskill Riots and serve as a major milestone in the nation’s history surrounding protest, music, politics, and Paul Robeson. This paper reflects on this relationship, particularly how it is being remembered today. Through field research, including participant observation, interviews, landscape analysis, and primary and secondary archival research, I ...


"Beyond The Score: Music As Performance" By Nicholas Cook, Aron Edidin 2016 Claremont Colleges

"Beyond The Score: Music As Performance" By Nicholas Cook, Aron Edidin

Performance Practice Review

Aron Edidin discusses Nicholas Cook's 2013 work.


Book Review: "Staging The French Revolution: Cultural Politics And The Paris Opera, 1789-1794", Wayne C. Wentzel 2016 Butler University

Book Review: "Staging The French Revolution: Cultural Politics And The Paris Opera, 1789-1794", Wayne C. Wentzel

Wayne Wentzel

Dr. Wayne Wentzel's review of Mark Darlow, Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 421 pp. Tables, illustrations, graphs, musical examples, bibliography and index. $ 65.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-977372-5.


Dynamic And Attack Associations In Boulez’S Le Marteau Sans Maître, Wayne C. Wentzel 2016 Butler University

Dynamic And Attack Associations In Boulez’S Le Marteau Sans Maître, Wayne C. Wentzel

Wayne Wentzel

This paper explores dynamic and attack associations in the Bourreux de Solitude movement of Pierre Boulez's pivotal piece, Le Marteau sans maître.


Book Reviews: "Darius Milhaud" By Paul Collaer; “The Operas Of Darius Milhaud" By Jeremy Drake, Wayne C. Wentzel 2016 Butler University

Book Reviews: "Darius Milhaud" By Paul Collaer; “The Operas Of Darius Milhaud" By Jeremy Drake, Wayne C. Wentzel

Wayne Wentzel

Wayne Wentzel's book review contributions to Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association


Witnessing The Power Of El Sistema In Urban Communities: Sister Cities Girlchoir, Erika M. Kitzmiller 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Witnessing The Power Of El Sistema In Urban Communities: Sister Cities Girlchoir, Erika M. Kitzmiller

Occasional Paper Series

Explores the powerful role of an after-school girls’ choir in the lives of urban youth.


Two Soundpieces - Saxophone Part (Score), Gary Smart 2016 University of North Florida

Two Soundpieces - Saxophone Part (Score), Gary Smart

Gary Smart

I was a student at Indiana University when I wrote Two Soundpieces (1969). The piece was originally written for a friend, tenor saxophonist, Robert Hores, who asked for a piece that used the tenor’s idiomatic “illegitimate” sounds. It was soon picked up by avant garde saxophonist Ken Dorn who performed the piece several times in various new music venues. I moved to Germany in 1970 and soon after lost much of my personal music library, including this piece, in a Cologne warehouse fire. At the time I had just a few copies of most of my works….and suddenly ...


Two Soundpieces - Soundpiece I: Tripartite (Recording), Gary Smart, Michael Bovenzi 2016 University of North Florida

Two Soundpieces - Soundpiece I: Tripartite (Recording), Gary Smart, Michael Bovenzi

Gary Smart

I was a student at Indiana University when I wrote Two Soundpieces (1969). The piece was originally written for a friend, tenor saxophonist, Robert Hores, who asked for a piece that used the tenor’s idiomatic “illegitimate” sounds. It was soon picked up by avant garde saxophonist Ken Dorn who performed the piece several times in various new music venues. I moved to Germany in 1970 and soon after lost much of my personal music library, including this piece, in a Cologne warehouse fire. At the time I had just a few copies of most of my works….and suddenly ...


Two Soundpieces - Soundpiece Ii: Rag-Cadenza (Recording), Gary Smart, Michael Bovenzi 2016 University of North Florida

Two Soundpieces - Soundpiece Ii: Rag-Cadenza (Recording), Gary Smart, Michael Bovenzi

Gary Smart

I was a student at Indiana University when I wrote Two Soundpieces (1969). The piece was originally written for a friend, tenor saxophonist, Robert Hores, who asked for a piece that used the tenor’s idiomatic “illegitimate” sounds. It was soon picked up by avant garde saxophonist Ken Dorn who performed the piece several times in various new music venues. I moved to Germany in 1970 and soon after lost much of my personal music library, including this piece, in a Cologne warehouse fire. At the time I had just a few copies of most of my works….and suddenly ...


Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager 2016 Cleveland State University

Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882/April 6, 1971) 

His works defined and incorporated the elements of Primitivism & Cubism. This short lecture discusses these principles through the following works and much more.
The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. Video example/performances bring to life this 20th century period of extremism . You are free to use and incorporate this information into your classroom courses.


Charles Ives: A Bio-Bibliography By Geoffrey Block (Review), Thomas D. Winters 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Charles Ives: A Bio-Bibliography By Geoffrey Block (Review), Thomas D. Winters

Thomas Winters

No abstract provided.


The English Musical Renaissance, 1860-1940: Construction And Deconstruction, By Robert Stradling And Meirion Hughes (Review), Julian Onderdonk 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The English Musical Renaissance, 1860-1940: Construction And Deconstruction, By Robert Stradling And Meirion Hughes (Review), Julian Onderdonk

Julian Onderdonk

No abstract provided.


Vaughan Williams On Music By David Manning (Review), Julian Onderdonk 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Vaughan Williams On Music By David Manning (Review), Julian Onderdonk

Julian Onderdonk

No abstract provided.


Rutland Boughton And The Glastonbury Festivals, By Michael Hurd (Review), Julian Onderdonk 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Rutland Boughton And The Glastonbury Festivals, By Michael Hurd (Review), Julian Onderdonk

Julian Onderdonk

No abstract provided.


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