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Home Quartet, Oliver Bonie 2021 University of New Orleans, New Orleans

Home Quartet, Oliver Bonie

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Looking Down From The Top Of A Redwood Tree, Keri Pertuit 2021 Louisiana State University

Looking Down From The Top Of A Redwood Tree, Keri Pertuit

LSU Master's Theses

“Looking Down from the Top of a Redwood Tree” was a collaboration with my brother, Fabein Miguel Disedare. From the onset of this project, I reached out to him about the possibility of him creating the poetry, functioning as the lyrics of this piece. When working with Fabein, he suggested the topic of global warming, and we agreed to incorporate this theme through the telling of a story from the perspective of Redwood Tree located on the California coast. This song cycle follows the story of a family of trees inhabiting the coastline, their struggles with deforestation, their lack of …


Music Review: Deep Peace Songs / God Be In My Head, Angela Gorman 2021 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Music Review: Deep Peace Songs / God Be In My Head, Angela Gorman

Pastoral Liturgy

No abstract provided.


ÉTude De Canosa, Anthony Elia 2021 Southern Methodist University

ÉTude De Canosa, Anthony Elia

Bridwell Library Research

Étude written for friend of composer, pianist Raúl Canosa.


Collection Container Inventory, Lynn A. Brock 2021 Cedarville University

Collection Container Inventory, Lynn A. Brock

Winteregg Collection Documents

No abstract provided.


Inclusion Initiative Project (Final Collaborative Composition Project), Brian Ciach 2021 San Jose State University

Inclusion Initiative Project (Final Collaborative Composition Project), Brian Ciach

Assignment Prompts

Write a piece for 4-part chorale using text related to Social Justice and Racial Equity. For example, set the words of a speech by John Lewis to music or depict the noble character of MLK Jr. in music. You may alternatively write a solo piano piece, a work for piano and solo instrument, and/or other chamber ensemble (no more than 4 instruments please—which instruments are in your group?). The hard rule is that the work must be collaborative and inspired by our times from some other art form, and it must explicitly depict its source.


Pandemic Music: Developing Music Compositions For Performance During Covid-19, Maia R. Denzler 2021 Portland State University

Pandemic Music: Developing Music Compositions For Performance During Covid-19, Maia R. Denzler

University Honors Theses

The Covid-19 pandemic posed an interesting challenge for performing artists: How does one continue to make art and perform while maintaining performer and audience safety? As a music student preparing for my Junior Music Composition Recital, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic forced me to reevaluate the direction and nature of the music I was writing. This led to the composition of three new works which were specifically written to be performed while adhering to social distancing and mask requirements. The three Meditations for Woodwind and Electronics explore themes of nature and were pre-recorded to maximize safety. Des-C-H-Ut-Es (Deschutes) is a …


Rachmaninoff’S Second Piano Sonata, Op. 36: Large Scale Narrative Consequences Of Revision, Robert Brooks Carlson 2021 James Madison University

Rachmaninoff’S Second Piano Sonata, Op. 36: Large Scale Narrative Consequences Of Revision, Robert Brooks Carlson

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

A staple of the solo piano recital, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Sonata, op. 36, stands as one of the final romantic submissions to the art of the piano sonata. Rachmaninoff first published the sonata in 1913, and he returned to the piece in 1931 to revise it substantially, removing about five minutes from its performance time. Despite its compositional, emotional, and physical virtuosity, the work has received little analytic attention regarding the relationship between the two versions. This paper investigates the consequences of Rachmaninoff’s revisions by constructing a musical narrative for the sonata. The process illuminates structures within the piece …


Bulkomito Fantasy, Anthony Elia 2021 Southern Methodist University

Bulkomito Fantasy, Anthony Elia

Bridwell Library Research

Work for piano four-hands, or two pianos (two pianists). Written for friends of the composer, Anna Bulkina and Francesco Comito, thus the combined title name: "Bulkomito."


Expansion Of The Cello Repertoire In The 21st Century: A Collaboration With Composers Paul Eddison Lewis, Thomas L. Wilson, Austin Franklin, And Alex Shanafelt And The Resulting New Compositions For Cello And Electronics - Examined And Recorded By The Performer, Eduard Teregulov 2021 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

Expansion Of The Cello Repertoire In The 21st Century: A Collaboration With Composers Paul Eddison Lewis, Thomas L. Wilson, Austin Franklin, And Alex Shanafelt And The Resulting New Compositions For Cello And Electronics - Examined And Recorded By The Performer, Eduard Teregulov

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Electroacoustic music has been one of the fastest growing genres in classical art music since the middle the twentieth century. Thanks to the pioneers of the genre such as American composer John Cage, Halim El-Dabh, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Subotnick, Iannis Xenakis, as well many others composers and enthusiasts of the twentieth and the twenty-first century the repertoire of electronic and electroacoustic music has grown tremendously withing the last hundred years. Even today it is still a growing art form as contemporary composers are working with yet to be developed and explored electroacoustic programming and equipment.

The purpose of this project …


A Schema-Theoretic Approach To Hierarchy In Eighteenth-Century Tonality, Simon K. S. Prosser 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Schema-Theoretic Approach To Hierarchy In Eighteenth-Century Tonality, Simon K. S. Prosser

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Prevalent modern-day theories of tonal hierarchy for eighteenth-century music, especially those influenced by the ideas of Heinrich Schenker, have been called into question by schema theorists such as Robert Gjerdingen and Vasili Byros, who argue from both cognitive and historical evidence that eighteenth-century tonal cognition was sequential or “windowed” rather than hierarchical. This dissertation seeks to recuperate the concept of tonal hierarchy in eighteenth-century music, drawing on research that reconstructs the implicit tonal theories of the partimento and thoroughbass traditions, as well as concepts of hierarchy from schema theory itself, to formulate a historically and cognitively grounded theory of tonal …


The Quartet’S Death: Embodiment, Performativity, And Physicality In Heinz Holliger’S 1973 String Quartet, Vicente Alexim 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Quartet’S Death: Embodiment, Performativity, And Physicality In Heinz Holliger’S 1973 String Quartet, Vicente Alexim

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Throughout the twentieth century and continuing today, many composers have explored and expanded the ways in which performers are asked to interact with their musical instruments. Often referred to as “extended techniques,” these modes of playing frequently produce sounds of indefinite pitch, or which fall outside equal temperament, and the works that employ them rely on the physicality of these techniques in order to create additional layers of meaning. The concrete parameters involved in making use of such resources can sometimes take precedence over or drive other more abstract compositional materials such as precise pitch and rhythm, but their influence …


The Musical Application Of Historical Literature, Yazmeen Mayes 2021 Kennesaw State University

The Musical Application Of Historical Literature, Yazmeen Mayes

Symposium of Student Scholars

This project combines history, literature, and newly composed music. The Yellow Wallpaper, a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, documents the age of “female hysteria,'' a catch-all “disease” for upper-class women acting outside of the social standard. The cure: solitary confinement. Any woman that showed signs of anxiety, creative passion, lack or abundance of sexual desire, or depression was sent to a remote, empty house for months at a time. Gilman describes these houses as exuberantly plain; thus, in confinement, the main character becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper. At the time, these women were considered insane, but the “treatment” …


Engl 1302 Composition Ii Research And Analysis - Language And Communication, Ymitri Mathison, Christanna Eshleman, Joy Patterson, Ayodeji Daramola 2021 Prairie View A&M University

Engl 1302 Composition Ii Research And Analysis - Language And Communication, Ymitri Mathison, Christanna Eshleman, Joy Patterson, Ayodeji Daramola

Open Education Resources

This OER packet contains the course materials for ENGL 1302 Composition II Research and Analysis that introduce you to the ways in which the act of writing has the power to help you make connections between yourself and the world. Writing can help you establish your own experiences or ideas in relation to the experiences or ideas of others. In short, it can help you figure out what you think about things and help you to situate those thoughts in relation to the world and among the multitude of opinions and ideas that exist within it. That’s a powerful tool.


Teaching Songwriting And Incorporating Popular Music In Beginning Group Piano, Sarah Andrews 2021 Teaching Center Faculty

Teaching Songwriting And Incorporating Popular Music In Beginning Group Piano, Sarah Andrews

Music Theses

This thesis examines how incorporating popular songwriting is an effective way to teach keyboard skills to music majors in a traditional undergraduate music school. Basic keyboard skills taught in group piano are similar to the skills used in writing and performing a popular song. Connecting students to popular music inspires students and keeps them motivated to practice keyboard skills that are more tedious but considered necessary for learning the instrument. This thesis is divided into two parts. Part I offers the history of pedagogical trends in group piano from the eighteenth century until present day, focusing specifically on practicality, improvisation, …


Pioneers Of The Extended-Range Electric Bass, Owen Ananich 2021 Belmont University

Pioneers Of The Extended-Range Electric Bass, Owen Ananich

Composition/Recording Projects

This body of work reviews the history of the electric bass, the variations of early extended-range electric bass guitars and their variations during the 1970s, and analyzes the works of three bass players which helped bring the instrument to prominence. Recordings of these pieces also accompanies the work.


Winter Suite., Timothy Amalavage-Smith 2021 University of Louisville

Winter Suite., Timothy Amalavage-Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Winter Suite is a continuation of a larger piece entitled Four Seasons Suite. Four Seasons Suite consists of four movements representing each season: “Winter Suite,” “Spring Suite,” “Summer Suite,” and “Fall Suite.” Four sub-movements constitute each seasonal movement. So, Four Seasons Suite has four movements and sixteen sub-movements. Each movement is designed to be performable as a standalone piece but it is also acceptable to perform all of them during the same concert. Winter Suite takes its inspiration from images of the titular season and seeks to emulate various aspects of winter such as snowfall, blizzards, and ice along …


Vestiges And Dry-Erase Ghosts., Isaac Barzso 2021 University of Louisville

Vestiges And Dry-Erase Ghosts., Isaac Barzso

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Work for 2 mezzo-sopranos and instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), alto saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (2 players), electric guitar, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass).


The Chamber Of Prayer: Oratorio Without Words, Hyowon Bong 2021 University of Tennessee

The Chamber Of Prayer: Oratorio Without Words, Hyowon Bong

Masters Theses

ABSTRACT

The Chamber of Prayer: Oratorio Without Words is a piece in eight movements with additional opening and closing movements (prologue and epilogue). It is written for choir (soprano/alto/contralto/bass), string ensemble (violins I/II, viola, cello, and double bass), and two percussionists. Its duration is approximately forty minutes.

Traditionally, an oratorio employs texts to convey a dramatic narrative and is based on scripture; thus, the word-music relationship plays a central role in this genre. However, this experimental piece deconstructs the traditional oratorio structure to explore whether the music alone can deliver the substantive content that is usually provided by …


Collaborative Development Of Spatial Audio Virtual Environments, George V. Landon, Austin K. Jaquith 2021 Cedarville University

Collaborative Development Of Spatial Audio Virtual Environments, George V. Landon, Austin K. Jaquith

Frameless

Access to the newest features of Virtual Reality headsets has become increasingly more accessible to student developers in recent years. Manufacturers are competing to support all available device features not just through their Software Development Kits (SDKs), but also integrated into industry-standard game engines. One particular feature, spatial sound, can now be deployed without directly accessing the SDK but instead modifying deployment settings and selecting checkboxes. This accessibility to new VR developers has opened up new opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations within constrained development cycles like an academic semester.


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