Anxiety And Alternative Facts: An Arts-Based Critical Social Improvisation Project, 2018 Lesley University
Anxiety And Alternative Facts: An Arts-Based Critical Social Improvisation Project, Rebecca Zarate, Nancy Beardall, Talaye Zarafshandardaky, Brooke Rutstein
Lesley University Community of Scholars Day
According to Grayson and Meilman (2011) the stakes are too high in current campus culture to not acknowledge the social roots of mental health issues such as anxiety, and concerns of students as related to campus safety. This arts-based, music performance project responded to concerns on campus from recent political and social events. More specifically, it aimed to explore the concept of “alternative facts” and how this idea plays with the collective concepts of truth and falsifications. It explored applications of clinical improvisation and the concept of collective anxiety as a social phenomenon expressed through arts including music, dance, and ...
Transcribing And Editing The Selected Works Of Robert Fleming Through Sibelius Music Software, 2018 Pepperdine University
Transcribing And Editing The Selected Works Of Robert Fleming Through Sibelius Music Software, Annaleise A. Lee
Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium
Transcribing and Editing the Selected Works of Robert Fleming Through Sibelius Music Software
A Content Analysis Of Beginning Guitar, Electric Bass, And String Bass Method Books, 2018 Liberty University
A Content Analysis Of Beginning Guitar, Electric Bass, And String Bass Method Books, Michele Berlin
Guitar instruction is an integral part of 21st-century best music education practices. This quantitative study compares six beginning guitar method books to beginning electric bass and string bass books. The books in the sample are Essential Elements for Guitar by Will Schmid and Bob Morris, Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 Expanded Edition, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method by Morty Manus and Ron Manus, FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 1, Belwin 21st Century Guitar Method 1 (2nd edition) by Aaron Stang, and KJOS Guitar Sessions Book 1: A Comprehensive Method for Individual or Group Study by ...
Examining The Irish Art Song: Original Song Settings Of Irish Texts By Irish Composers, 1900-1930., 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Examining The Irish Art Song: Original Song Settings Of Irish Texts By Irish Composers, 1900-1930., David Scott
Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, arrangements of Irish airs were popularly performed in Victorian drawing rooms and concert venues in both London and Dublin, the most notable publications being Thomas Moore’s collections of Irish Melodies with harmonisations by John Stephenson. Performances of Irish ballads remained popular with English audiences but the publication of Stanford’s song collection An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures in 1901 by Boosey and Hawkes in London marks a shift to a different type of Irish song. This was a move away from the typical ‘Irish ballad,’ towards original art song settings ...
An Analysis And Performance Guide Of Steve Reich’S Mallet Quartet, 2018 University of Kentucky
An Analysis And Performance Guide Of Steve Reich’S Mallet Quartet, Francisco S. Perez
Theses and Dissertations--Music
Steve Reich’s music has had a profound effect on the contemporary percussionist’s repertoire. More recently, his Mallet Quartet (2009) has been one of the most performed works in the rising genre of mallet-keyboard quartets, which was featured in Third Coast Percussion’s 2017 Grammy-winning album Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich. With Mallet Quartet, Reich codified this type of ensemble into the contemporary repertoire of percussion as evidenced through current commissions in progress by groups such as Sō Percussion and Third Coast Percussion.
The purpose of this document is to delineate the trajectory (past and present) of the mallet-keyboard ...
Music From The Harpsichord House, 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)
Music From The Harpsichord House, Julie Zhu
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Music from the Harpsichord House is an installation and series of concerts that exists in the binary of in and out of performance. During a concert, the harpsichordist is hidden inside the house and his face is live-projected outside. Fifteen new musical compositions were commissioned for the harpsichord house.
Villa-Lobos's Compositional Techniques And Treatment Of Folk Melodies In Cirandas For Piano, 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi
Villa-Lobos's Compositional Techniques And Treatment Of Folk Melodies In Cirandas For Piano, Gustavo Schafaschek
Despite his significance as the most important Latin American composer of the twentieth century, serious analytical studies on the music of the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos are still few and far between. Recent scholarship has started to demystify the figure of Villa-Lobos as an intuitive composer with no technique, revealing an artist that strove to develop an idiosyncratic musical language. The present document aims to contribute to this new trend in Villa-Lobos’s scholarship by analyzing pieces from the piano cycle Cirandas, W220, considered one of the most important works from the composer’s mature style. Each of the sixteen ...
Winds Of Courage A Mallet Concerto For Solo Mallets And Wind Ensemble., 2017 University of Louisville
Winds Of Courage A Mallet Concerto For Solo Mallets And Wind Ensemble., Ross Elliott
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Winds of Courage is a motivically-driven composition based on a repeating chordal pattern. Although being written out, the solo mallets parts sound somewhat improvisatory, which is a key element to the part. In a way, the concerto illustrates what it is like to have a crush on someone; where the first movement is getting up the courage to talk to them; the second movement, crying from failing to say what you need to say or not getting up the courage to talk to them, or getting rejected; and the final movement, when things work out in a positive manner, or ...
Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, 2017 Morehouse College
Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Justin Terrell
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
According to the artist: "My style of music always depends on how I feel at the moment. I hate having to pick a genre to identify with. One thing is for sure though: I CAN RAP. When I start recording, even I don't know what's about to come out my mouth. I surprise myself. I'm Twstid."
It’S A Strange Place: The Narrative Film Music Of Danny Elfman, 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland
It’S A Strange Place: The Narrative Film Music Of Danny Elfman, Chad Sell
Selected Honors Theses
The role of film music should function as part of the narrative, collaborating with all other filmic aspects such as color editing, scriptwriting, acting, and directing to convey a narrative that engages and affects the audience. Over the course of history, film music has functioned in a variety of ways, from live bands to draw in theatregoers to the contemporary discussion of diegetic and non-diegetic music in film. Composer Danny Elfman emerges from an unusual background in rock n’ roll, but, despite initial criticism and skepticism, has proven to be a seminal film composer whose scores demonstrate an intimate connection ...
Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, 2017 Morehouse College
Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...
Relevant Versus Extraneous Music In Multimedia Instruction: A Study Of The Coherence Principle, 2017 Duquesne University
Relevant Versus Extraneous Music In Multimedia Instruction: A Study Of The Coherence Principle, Jonathan Gunnell
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the inclusion of nonessential music in an instructional multimedia presentation affected learners’ ability to recall information in retention, cued-retention, and transfer cognitive measures. This study tested the coherence principle of multimedia learning which holds that the addition of nonessential content that is not relevant to the instruction is detrimental to learning. This study tested this principle by analyzing differences across three groups; a control group which included no additional music, a group including bland music selected at random, and a group including music that has been intentionally designed to align with ...
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, 2017 University of Florida
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, Alan Asher, Trey Shelton, Jason Heckathorn, Aimee Barrett
Charleston Library Conference
This paper and presentation will explore the process of developing a unique patron-driven acquisition program for print music scores and monographs from concept to reality at an American Association of Research Libraries institution. Areas to be discussed include collection development considerations, information technology infrastructure needs, acquisitions workflows, and plan evaluation. The paper and the presentation will examine how partnering with a vendor to implement an innovative collection development plan can support the needs of the library users and the goals of library collection development officers and increase access to music scores and monographs in a fiscally responsible way. Readers can ...
Twenty-Two Miniatures Of The Tarot : A Cycle For Chamber Ensemble, 2017 University of New Orleans
Twenty-Two Miniatures Of The Tarot : A Cycle For Chamber Ensemble, Pierre Emmanuel Mariaca
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
Twenty-two miniatures of the Tarot is a cycle for chamber ensemble related to the twenty-two major arcana of the Tarot. Indeed, the intention of this composition is to capture the esoteric essence for each Major Arcana of the Tarot, making them speak musically in a contemporary language of music. Ideally, this cycle should be performed in the same order as the Tarot cycle, which has a number for each Major Arcana: 1) The Magician, 2) The High Priestess, 3) The Empress, 4) The Emperor, 5) The Pope, 6) The Lover, 7) The Chariot, 8) Justice, 9) The Hermit, 10) The ...
Manifestations: A Fixed Media Microtonal Octet, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Manifestations: A Fixed Media Microtonal Octet, Sky Dering Van Duuren
Manifestations is a composition in three movements, scored for an octet comprising the following instruments: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet in B♭ (doubling bass clarinet), trumpet in C, tenor trombone, piano, marimba, violin, and cello. This piece serves as a vehicle for demonstrating the use of pitch adjustment software to incorporate microtonal aspects into a fixed-media piece. By utilizing this software, acoustic instruments may accurately provide pitches outside of the traditional twelve-tone chromatic scale in ways that impart expressiveness and/or provide structural significance without any physical alteration or extended techniques.
The microtonal elements of this piece are incorporated via three ...
A Generalised Song, 2017 University of Aberdeen
A Generalised Song, Will Turner
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
We consider parallels between words and music. We call a triple of structures, one verbal, one musical, and one mathematical, in which the mathematical structure is related to the verbal and musical structures, a generalised song. With the intention of exhibiting the potential of this form, we describe a generalised song called ‘Cube’.
The Poetry Is The Pity: The War Requiem And Poetic Consolation, 2017 Southern Methodist University
The Poetry Is The Pity: The War Requiem And Poetic Consolation, Gabrielle Ferrari
Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem sets nine of Wilfred Owen’s war poems alongside the words of the Missa pro defunctis, allowing these texts to interrogate and comment on each other. Owen’s poems describe the horrors of trench warfare, and often, harshly indict both church and state for their complicity in war-mongering. Scholars such as Philip Rupprecht, Heather Wiebe, David B. Greene, and George D. Herbert have explored how Owen’s texts work to subvert the text of the Mass, and deny religious and musical consolation. Such readings place the War Requiem in line with Owen’s preface to ...
Evolution Of The Cello In Music, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Evolution Of The Cello In Music, Joshua Propst
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
With this project, I have studied cello music written throughout many of the major musical eras in an attempt to discover the cello, specifically regarding playing style, technique, and tonal ability. The composers included in this project are Bach, Haydn, Dvořák, Pärt, and Amanti. Most of the major musical styles are represented, with a focus on baroque, classical, romantic, minimalism, and jazz. I performed this wide variety of pieces at my Senior Recital for the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Music Dept. The goal of the recital was to showcase the rich musical history of the cello and how cello composition ...
Looking Through The Glass: An Album Of Original Music And Accompanying Artist Book, 2017 Lawrence University
Looking Through The Glass: An Album Of Original Music And Accompanying Artist Book, Sam Genualdi
Lawrence University Honors Projects
“Looking Through the Glass” is a 12 track, 38-minute long album of original songs accompanied by a hand-bound artist book. The book houses the CD as a well as an accordion-structure text block of original prints. The content and form of the work draw upon the experiences of the author to create a unique and personal take on memory as a human experience. Sam Genualdi composed and produced all of the music as well as created all of the art.
Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), 2017 Western Kentucky University
Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 613. Manuscript orchestral music for several pieces composed by Howard R. Carpenter, a music professor at Western Kentucky University from 1953 to 1984.