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Princess Grace Library Monaco – Thomas Moore, Drawing Room Entertainer Or Rebel Songster?, Una Hunt 2017 DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

Princess Grace Library Monaco – Thomas Moore, Drawing Room Entertainer Or Rebel Songster?, Una Hunt

Conference papers

The poet of all circles and the idol of his own…

The words of Lord Byron, inscribed on the tall Celtic cross erected on Thomas Moore’s grave, in Bromham churchyard, one hundred years ago. Thomas Moore wrote a biography of Byron, his close friend, and Byron adored the Irish Melodies. He told Moore ‘I have them by heart … they are my matins and my vespers.’ Although he moved easily in privileged circles, Moore was also genuinely loved by the people of Ireland where he was described as ‘the true hearted Irishman.’

Ten volumes of Irish Melodies totalling 124 songs ...


“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 ...


Taiwanese Traditional Musical Idioms Meet Western Music Composition: An Analytical And Pedagogical Approach To Solo Piano Works By Tyzen Hsiao, Yi-Chuan Tsai 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Taiwanese Traditional Musical Idioms Meet Western Music Composition: An Analytical And Pedagogical Approach To Solo Piano Works By Tyzen Hsiao, Yi-Chuan Tsai

Dissertations

Since Western classical music was introduced in Taiwan, many contemporary Taiwanese composers have been experimenting with different musical forms and techniques. The members of the Third Generation of Taiwanese Composers began to lead the modernization of Taiwanese music after 1960. They proposed the establishment of a specifically Taiwanese musical tradition, one which would reach out to Taiwanese audiences through the incorporation of familiar folk songs and musical idioms, while incorporating Western compositional techniques and forms.

Tyzen Hsiao (蕭泰然) (1938-2015) was one of the most influential Taiwanese composers. His music is a blend of Taiwanese traditional musical idioms and Western music ...


Re-Editing Isaia Billè’S 24 Studi-Capricci Per Contrabbasso A 4 Corde To Modern Notation For Double Bass, Samuel Dahmer 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Re-Editing Isaia Billè’S 24 Studi-Capricci Per Contrabbasso A 4 Corde To Modern Notation For Double Bass, Samuel Dahmer

Dissertations

Isaia Billè was an Italian virtuoso double bassist as well as a great pedagogue who left one of the most extensive collections of compositions and pedagogical materials for the double bass. The 24 Studies-Caprices is a set of studies that can be considered a valuable part of the double bass repertoire for the challenging technique and valuable musical content. Unfortunately, the caprices were abandoned by contemporary double bassists due to outdated notation which is based in suono reale, where all the notes are written in the actual register they sound. Contemporary double bass players currently are used to reading notes ...


The Influences Of The French Flute School On Brazilian Flute Pedagogy, Fabiana Magrinelli Rocha Dahmer 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

The Influences Of The French Flute School On Brazilian Flute Pedagogy, Fabiana Magrinelli Rocha Dahmer

Dissertations

In the second half of the twentieth century, flute teaching in Brazil improved considerably. The immigration of French flutists to Brazil and the exchange programs where Brazilian flutists went to study in France made a significant impact on the flute pedagogy in Brazil. This dissertation traces the influence of the French Flute School in Brazil by presenting the careers of the four most influential flutists living in Brazil today and how they can be traced back to the legendary flutist and teacher Paul Taffanel. Two of these flutists, Odette Ernest Dias and Jean-Nöel Saghaard, are French but moved to Brazil ...


A Study Of The Performance Requirements Found In The Sonata For Solo Violin Op 40 By Miklós Rózsa, James Moat 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Study Of The Performance Requirements Found In The Sonata For Solo Violin Op 40 By Miklós Rózsa, James Moat

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

Miklós Rózsa’s Sonata for Violin Solo, written in 1986, is his last work for violin and completes a collection of pieces written for the violin dating back to 1929. There have been various scholarly papers written about Rózsa’s violin works, including Nancy Jane McKenney’s dissertation: ‘The Chamber Music of Miklós Rózsa’, and the book written by one of Rózsa’s close friends, Christopher Palmer: ‘Miklós Rózsa, A Sketch of his Life and Work’. Neither of these works discusses the Solo Sonata; in fact, Christopher Palmer’s book was published ...


"Performance Practice In The Music Of Steve Reich," By Russell Hartenberger, Pwyll ap Siôn 2017 University of Bangor, Wales

"Performance Practice In The Music Of Steve Reich," By Russell Hartenberger, Pwyll Ap Siôn

Performance Practice Review

Pwyll ap Siôn discusses Russell Hartenberger's 2016 work.

Hartenberger, Russell. Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-107-15150-5.


"The Accompaniment In 'Unaccompanied' Bach: Interpreting The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin," By Stanley Ritchie, David Schulenberg 2017 Wagner College, NY

"The Accompaniment In 'Unaccompanied' Bach: Interpreting The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin," By Stanley Ritchie, David Schulenberg

Performance Practice Review

David Schulenberg discusses Stanley Ritchie's 2016 work.

Ritchie, Stanley. The Accompaniment in “Unaccompanied” Bach: Interpreting the Sonatas and Partitas for Violin. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-25-302198-4 (ebook: 978-0-25-302208-0)


Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson 2017 Liberty University

Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis will explore the musical innovations in the mad scenes of the bel canto composers in the 1800s. It will analyze Gaetano Donizetti’s mad scenes in Anna Bolena (1830) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), and Vincezzo Bellini’s mad scenes in I Puritani (1835) to discover how each composer expresses madness through the high and virtuosic voice of the coloratura soprano. The subject of madness is not a new idea in opera. However, the mad scenes of Donizetti and Bellini are the most successful and are often performed in opera houses around the world. Specific attention is given ...


Ouachita To Host Virginia Queen Piano Competition May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Virginia Queen Piano Competition May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its annual Virginia Queen Piano Competition Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

“The event was established nearly 40 years ago by Virginia Queen, a former Ouachita piano professor who just recently passed away.” said Dr. Lei Cai, professor of music at Ouachita. “She established the competition to encourage piano students to excel.”

Queen, who graduated from Ouachita in 1944 with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, also earned a Master of Music degree from the ...


Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For May 2, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For May 2, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus spring concert will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on the Ouachita campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Ouachita Singers, fresh off their spring break concert tour in Italy, is Ouachita’s premier choral ensemble and is directed by Dr. Gary Gerber, dean of OBU’s School of Fine Arts. “At each concert, the choirs present a variety of choral music performed in an excellent way,” Dr. Gerber noted. He encourages ...


Ouachita To Host Guest Pianist Dr. David Korevaar In Concert May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Guest Pianist Dr. David Korevaar In Concert May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Dr. David Korevaar, professor of piano at the University of Colorado and graduate of The Julliard School, will perform a free concert in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Korevaar come and perform here at Ouachita,” said Dr. Adam Haas, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita. “This recital is not only important for our music students to motivate and inspire them, but it’s also an opportunity for everyone else at Ouachita and in the community to ...


Au Wind Symphony Spring Concert, Department of Music 2017 Andrews University

Au Wind Symphony Spring Concert, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2016-2017

AU Wind Symphony under the direction of Alan Mitchell featuring works by Copland, Grundman, Granger, Milburn, Gulda, Erickson, Simons, Francis and Cailliet.

Lara Turner as guest cello soloist.


Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual PRISM instrumental concert will be presented Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus.

The annual PRISM concert features a variety of ensembles from Ouachita’s Division of Music. The collaborative program includes all instrumental faculty as well as most of the instrumental ensembles on campus. However, this is not just a typical band concert.


Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host Courtney Kelley and Emily Weeden in their senior recital Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. The recital, which will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus, is free and open to the public.


Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host Tiger Steel, the university’s steel drum ensemble, in concert in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Steel band music makes people smile, which is one of the most powerful reasons to perform music,” said Dr. Ryan Lewis, OBU associate professor of music and director of the ensemble.


Ouachita Concert Choir To Perform Classics From Across The Ages April 27, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Concert Choir To Perform Classics From Across The Ages April 27, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature choral classics from through the ages.

“We’re going through the different periods – Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century – and we’re doing choral selections that are the masterworks throughout,” said Dr. Gary Gerber, director of the choir and dean of Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts.


Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Two compositions by Dr. Patrick Houlihan, professor and chair of music theory, composition and music industry at Ouachita Baptist University, recently were presented at national and regional conferences.

“Snoqualmie Passages” for alto saxophone and piano was selected to be presented at the joint national conference of the College Music Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors held last fall in Santa Fe, N.M. It was performed in historic St. Francis Auditorium by two Ouachita faculty members, Dr. Lei Cai, professor of music, on piano and Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music, on saxophone.


Love Went A Riding, Department of Music 2017 Andrews University

Love Went A Riding, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2016-2017

Sulha Gang featuring works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Bridge, Caldara, Hahn, Puccini, Lee and Kim.


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