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A Study Of Chemistry: For Wind Ensemble, Morgan Duff 2016 Western Kentucky University

A Study Of Chemistry: For Wind Ensemble, Morgan Duff

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many musicians have a limited understanding of chemistry, while many chemists aren't familiar with details of music theory or composition. Through the composition of a four-part musical work based entirely on several broad areas of chemistry, certain relationships have been shown between music and chemistry. Because of the overlap between certain scientific concepts and many aspects of music theory, it is possible for members of both fields to use what they already know in order to gain a deeper understanding of the other, very different, subject. Because everyone has learning strengths in differing areas, I believe the use of ...


Requiem, Wendell Glick 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Requiem, Wendell Glick

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Requiem is a five-movement work for SATB chorus and chamber orchestra and is approximately 28 minutes in duration. The text is a compilation of traditional and adapted excerpts from the Roman Missal, combined with poetry by Tamar Zehr and Psalm 67 from the King James Version of the Bible. In this work, contemporary texts are intertwined with traditional ones to explore textual and musical narratives of doubt and faith, loss and gain, death and rebirth. This document contains the full score of the work, followed by three discussion chapters. The first chapter offers a glimpse into the background of the ...


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.


Ethos, William T. Nicolaou 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Ethos, William T. Nicolaou

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Ethos – meaning the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations – is a piece that explores Greek music from the 3rd Millennium B.C.E. to the folk tunes and dances of the 16th century C.E. Ethos incorporates multiphonics, quarter tones, ancient tonal systems and folk scales to show the differences and similarities between ancient and folk styles. The piece also features the traditional Greek drum ‘Daouli’ and mimics ancient instruments with those in a traditional orchestra. As the piece develops, ancient musical fragments can be heard thought the orchestra ...


Revisiting Digital Sampling Rhetorics With An Ethic Of Care, Jared Sterling Colton 2016 Utah State University

Revisiting Digital Sampling Rhetorics With An Ethic Of Care, Jared Sterling Colton

English Faculty Publications

Rhetoric and composition studies have conceptualized and defined digital sampling as a method of composition in many ways and for various pedagogical purposes: from a means of free-play invention that is critical of more formalistic writing practices to a semiotic strategy rooted in African American rhetorical traditions designed to effect political change. The latter view is critical of the former in that the former does not account for student digital sampling projects that unquestioningly appropriate from other people and communities. This is a real pedagogical problem, but students can create unethical and hurtful digital sampling projects, no matter the assignment ...


Wi' A Hundred Pipers - Ttbb | 10-96270, James Q. Mulholland 2016 Butler University

Wi' A Hundred Pipers - Ttbb | 10-96270, James Q. Mulholland

James Mulholland

Wi' A Hundred Pipers, From "Three Scottish Songs"

Part Number:
10-96270

Price:
$1.75

Voicing:
TTBB

Lyrics By:
Lady Nairne (c. 1750)

Arranged By:
James Q. Mulholland

Also Available:
Loch Lomond;Caledonian's Air

In memory of: Christina Beth Ross
Commissioned by: Tampa Bay Children's Chorus
Averill Summer, Founder/Director


Hey Ho, The Morning Dew | 10-96880, James Q. Mulholland 2016 Butler University

Hey Ho, The Morning Dew | 10-96880, James Q. Mulholland

James Mulholland

Hey Ho, The Morning Dew, From "Three Anonymous Irish Love Songs"

Part Number:
10-96880

Price:
$1.80

Voicing:
SSAA

Arranged By:
James Q. Mulholland

Commissioned by the
Kettle Moraine High School Choral Department
Upon the New District Auditorium Dedication


Bright Is The Ring Of Words | 11-20118, James Q. Mulholland 2016 Butler University

Bright Is The Ring Of Words | 11-20118, James Q. Mulholland

James Mulholland

Bright Is The Ring Of Words, from "Two Songs of Remembrance"

Part Number:
11-20118

Previous Part Number:
JM-118

Price:
$1.85

Voicing:
SATB

Lyrics By:
Robert Louis Stevenson

Music By:
James Q. Mulholland

with Horn

Dedicated to Louisiana State University's A Cappella Choir, Kenneth Fulton, Conductor
In gratitude for being selected Alumnus of the year, 1994
To my teacher, colleague, and dearest friend, Dallas Draper >


A Comparative History And The Importance Of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

A Comparative History And The Importance Of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

Capstones and Theses

This capstone presentation focuses on the role of chamber music in both social and academic contexts. Using examples from the past five centuries and including local examples, parallels and divergences are drawn to points of most import. The spotlight is upon three areas: a) what the role of chamber music was in the past, compared to today; b) why it is an important genre, to both musicians, as well as non-musicians, and c) in what ways more exposure to the form can be built. Much of the focus is on composers and their influence, but the impact of and upon ...


Do It Again: Sequences In Gershwin And Kern’S Popular Songs, Maxwell Ramage 2016 Unaffiliated

Do It Again: Sequences In Gershwin And Kern’S Popular Songs, Maxwell Ramage

Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Melodic sequences can create musical unity, enhance extra-musical drama, and make a piece memorable. In constructing their popular songs for Broadway and Hollywood, Gershwin and Kern both employed melodic sequences, but did so in mutually differing ways. This article opens with a broad-brushed comparison between the composers’ most popular songs and finds that Kern had a greater predilection for sequences than did Gershwin. Next, I closely analyze several songs by each composer in order to specify differences between the two songsmiths’ approaches to sequence. It is determined that Gershwin often reserves melodic sequence for musical climaxes, whereas Kern tends to ...


Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Liliya Shamazov (ed. and trans.) 2016 Stuyvesant High School, NYC

Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Liliya Shamazov (Ed. And Trans.)

Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

No abstract provided.


Preface To Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Liliya Shamazov 2016 Stuyvesant High School, NYC

Preface To Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Liliya Shamazov

Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

No abstract provided.


On Phonography: A Response To Michael Rüsenberg, Christopher DeLaurenti 2016 College of William and Mary

On Phonography: A Response To Michael Rüsenberg, Christopher Delaurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti

A published response to Michael Rüsenberg's review of the composer's audio release Live at the WTO Protest, November 30, 1999.


The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher DeLaurenti 2016 College of William and Mary

The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher Delaurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti

This article gives an overview of the author's site specific turntable, the flapophone. Supplemental attached files include images, audio, and video of the flapophone being played by the author.


The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher DeLaurenti 2016 College of William and Mary

The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher Delaurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti

This article gives an overview of the author's site specific turntable, the flapophone. Supplemental attached files include images, audio, and video of the flapophone being played by the author.


Symphony No. 2: Sights In Sound, Robert J. Luebbert 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Symphony No. 2: Sights In Sound, Robert J. Luebbert

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

Symphony No. 2: Sights in Sound is an original composition for full chorus, string orchestra, woodwind quintet, eight-part percussion ensemble, and piano. Each of the work’s twelve movements utilizes a different combination of instruments, provides a distinct programmatic or cultural setting, and can be easily performed individually, outside of the full symphonic context. Despite this, the symphony as a whole is well bonded through various traditional elements and unifying themes. The titles of the movements are as follows: I. Phenomena of the Sky, II. Arirang, III. Colors of the Sea, IV. Amongst the Trees, V. Crossroads, VI. Dancing Leaves ...


Applications Of The Sierpiński Triangle To Musical Composition, Samuel C. Dent 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Applications Of The Sierpiński Triangle To Musical Composition, Samuel C. Dent

Honors Theses

The present paper builds on the idea of composing music via fractals, specifically the Sierpiński Triangle and the Sierpiński Pedal Triangle. The resulting methods are intended to produce not just a series of random notes, but a series that we think pleases the ear. One method utilizes the iterative process of generating the Sierpiński Triangle and Sierpiński Pedal Triangle via matrix operations by applying this process to a geometric configuration of note names. This technique designs the largest components of the musical work first, then creates subsequent layers where each layer adds more detail.


The Impact And Creation Of Level Music For Video Games, Randolph Kestner 2016 East Tennessee State University

The Impact And Creation Of Level Music For Video Games, Randolph Kestner

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores the creation of music for a video game level utilizing industry tools for music compositions as well as level design. Music as an element of game design and its resulting impact is also examined.


Iet., Andrew Maxbauer 2016 University of Louisville

Iet., Andrew Maxbauer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In iet, the phonetic aspects of speech, as well as additional vocal noises, are employed in preference to more conventional semantic and syntactic values, derived from recognized language. The lack of pre-existing text removes the necessity to flesh out the skeleton of a pre-existing structure, and in turn creates the possibility of having a musical discourse in which each vocalization serves to modify the sound world of the piece in a specifically conceived manner. Thusly, the singers utilize only fragments of speech, uttering single syllables, as well as other more marginal vocal sounds such as audible breathing, and the smacking ...


Baby Book For Soprano And Orchestra., Lauren Spavelko 2016 University of Louisville

Baby Book For Soprano And Orchestra., Lauren Spavelko

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Baby Book is a 12-minute work for soprano and orchestra. It sets three poems from Chloe Yelena Miller's collection of the same name. It will later be expanded into a six-movement work. The cycle explores miscarriage, pregnancy, and motherhood.

I. Great Aunt Dora

II. Objects

III. Children's Pool Game

Great Aunt Dora is a real person; she is the poet's own great aunt, a dearly beloved family matriarch. This poem is a conversation between the mother and the growing child inside her. Great Aunt Dora passed away before she could meet the child. Thus, the conversation is ...


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