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A Quiet Mind: The Key To Musical Performance, Rebecca Ann Percy 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Quiet Mind: The Key To Musical Performance, Rebecca Ann Percy

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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The Battle Between Impeccable Intonation And Maximized Modulation, Timothy M. True 2018 Cedarville University

The Battle Between Impeccable Intonation And Maximized Modulation, Timothy M. True

Musical Offerings

Equal temperament represents a way of completing the musical circle, and systematically compensating for the Pythagorean comma. Pythagoras discovered this acoustical problem around 550 B.C., and since that time music theorists have debated how to deal with it. The problem is that no perfect solution exists—something must be compromised. As musical styles developed, specific factors and harmonic tendencies led to the gradual adoption of equal temperament. Early in music history, theorists preferred systems which kept acoustical purity relatively intact. Pythagorean intonation and just intonation serve as two examples. However, the move from modality to tonality decentralized the melody ...


The Federal Music Project: An American Voice In Depression-Era Music, Audrey S. Rutt 2018 Cedarville University

The Federal Music Project: An American Voice In Depression-Era Music, Audrey S. Rutt

Musical Offerings

After World War I, America was musically transformed from an outsider in the European classical tradition into a country of musical vibrance and maturity. These great advances, however, were deeply threatened by the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the consequent Great Depression. The nation that, for the first time, was developing an international reputation in the arts now faced a crisis of how to support them. Government sponsorship of the arts through the New Deal Federal One projects allowed struggling artists to survive economically during this era. In the realm of music, however, the Federal Music Project (FMP) had ...


Physicality And Devotion In Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’S Rosary Sonatas, Roseen Giles 2018 Duke University

Physicality And Devotion In Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’S Rosary Sonatas, Roseen Giles

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

The Rosary Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704) for solo violin were likely composed in the late 1670s, and were dedicated to the composer’s patron, the Archbishop of Salzburg Maximilian Gandolph von Kuenburg. The sonatas in this remarkable set of fifteen are preceded by copperplate engravings, each depicting one of the mysteries of the rosary. The pieces display Biber’s extensive use of scordatura, an unusual “discordant” tuning, notated with a semi-tablature in which the visual contours of the notation on the page are at odds with the audible contours of the phrases. Biber’s sonatas are ...


The Irish And The Italian, Lehigh University Music Department 2018 Lehigh University

The Irish And The Italian, Lehigh University Music Department

Performance Programs

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2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 20, 2018, Jovani Williams, Xiaoxiao Wang, Tamas Markovics, Yue Yang, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Meiyu Wu, Guzal Isametdinova, Jiawei Yuan, Suhao Bai, Ying Peng Wang 2018 Lynn University

2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 20, 2018, Jovani Williams, Xiaoxiao Wang, Tamas Markovics, Yue Yang, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Meiyu Wu, Guzal Isametdinova, Jiawei Yuan, Suhao Bai, Ying Peng Wang

Performance Forum

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2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 13, 2018, Kayla Williams, Lydia Roth, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Robiyakhon Akromova, Ying Peng Wang, Kimia Rafieian, Bailey Michelle Collins, Feruza Dadabaeva 2018 Lynn University

2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 13, 2018, Kayla Williams, Lydia Roth, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Robiyakhon Akromova, Ying Peng Wang, Kimia Rafieian, Bailey Michelle Collins, Feruza Dadabaeva

Performance Forum

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2018-2019 Marc Reese And Friends, Marc Reese, Charles Lazarus, Gregory Miller, Dan Satterwhite, Kenneth Amis, Lisa Leonard 2018 Lynn University

2018-2019 Marc Reese And Friends, Marc Reese, Charles Lazarus, Gregory Miller, Dan Satterwhite, Kenneth Amis, Lisa Leonard

Faculty Recitals

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2018-2019 Lynn University Wind Ensemble - The Wind Concerto: Movement 2, "Crossover Concerti", Lynn University Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Amis, Isaac Roles, Timothy Fernando, James Abrahamson, Steve Campbell, John Faieta 2018 Lynn University

2018-2019 Lynn University Wind Ensemble - The Wind Concerto: Movement 2, "Crossover Concerti", Lynn University Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Amis, Isaac Roles, Timothy Fernando, James Abrahamson, Steve Campbell, John Faieta

Wind Ensemble

Program

  • Tha Avatar / Dana Wilson - Isaac Roles, bassoon
  • Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble / Mike Mower - Timothy Fernando, flute
  • Ebony Concerto / Igor Stravinsky - James Abrahamson, clarinet
  • Four Temperaments for Tuba / Michael Brand - Steve Campbell, tuba
  • Harvest: Concerto for Trombone / John Mackey - John Faieta, trombone


Bill Warfield Big Band: For Lew, Lehigh University Music Department 2018 Lehigh University

Bill Warfield Big Band: For Lew, Lehigh University Music Department

Performance Programs

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2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 6, 2018, Jiawei Yuan, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Olga Konovalova, Yue Yang, Kayla Williams, Sonya Nanos 2018 Lynn University

2018-2019 Performance Forum - September 6, 2018, Jiawei Yuan, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Olga Konovalova, Yue Yang, Kayla Williams, Sonya Nanos

Performance Forum

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Rachmaninoff And The Flexibility Of The Score: Issues Regarding Performance Practice, Tanya Gabrielian 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Rachmaninoff And The Flexibility Of The Score: Issues Regarding Performance Practice, Tanya Gabrielian

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s piano music is a staple of piano literature, but academia has been slower to embrace his works. Because he continued to compose firmly in the Romantic tradition at a time when Debussy, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg variously represented the vanguard of composition, Rachmaninoff’s popularity has consequently not been as robust in the musicological community. He left a rich legacy of recorded material which provides a first-hand account of his approach to musical interpretation. Few have analyzed Rachmaninoff’s recordings in great detail, and there are even fewer studies addressing Rachmaninoff’s performances of works by other composers ...


The Political Power Of Carlos Chávez And His Influence Upon Silvestre Revueltas And Blas Galindo, Yolanda Tapia 2018 The University of Western Ontario

The Political Power Of Carlos Chávez And His Influence Upon Silvestre Revueltas And Blas Galindo, Yolanda Tapia

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This monograph examines the political power of Mexican composer Carlos Chávez (1899–1978) during the first half of the twentieth century in Mexico, and his influence upon the careers and lives of composers Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940) and Blas Galindo (1910–1993). I show how Carlos Chávez acquired institutional power through various cultural organizations such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de México, the Conservatorio Nacional, Departamento de Bellas Artes, and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, and how his desire to bind music and culture with politics positioned him as the head of the cultural committee of Miguel Aleman’s presidential ...


Toward A Pedagogical Guide To Argentine Art Song, Matthew B. Pauls 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Toward A Pedagogical Guide To Argentine Art Song, Matthew B. Pauls

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Argentine art song is a branch of the art song genre that is virtually unknown to Canadian academics and performers. Although there are numerous composers who have contributed songs to this genre, these composers and their contributions to the body of art song repertoire remain virtually unknown. The illusion of their non-existence is perpetuated by a cycle of factors. Publishers, not interested in publishing a product for which there is limited interest, print very little Argentine music. The lack of musical scores makes it difficult for performers to program and record this music. Thus, very few people are exposed to ...


Rachmaninoff's Piano Works And Diasporic Identity 1890-1945: Compositional Revision And Discourse, Renee MacKenzie 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Rachmaninoff's Piano Works And Diasporic Identity 1890-1945: Compositional Revision And Discourse, Renee Mackenzie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This monograph examines the post-exile, multi-version works of Sergei Rachmaninoff with a view to unravelling the sophisticated web of meanings and values attached to them. Compositional revision is an important and complex aspect of creating musical meaning. Considering revision offers an important perspective on the construction and circulation of meanings and discourses attending Rachmaninoff’s music.

While Rachmaninoff achieved international recognition during the 1890s as a distinctively Russian musician, I argue that Rachmaninoff’s return to certain compositions through revision played a crucial role in the creation of a narrative and set of tropes representing “Russian diaspora” following the 1917 ...


A Conductor's Guide To Gabriel Jackson's To The Field Of Stars, Joshua Glenn Cheney 2018 Louisiana State University

A Conductor's Guide To Gabriel Jackson's To The Field Of Stars, Joshua Glenn Cheney

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Gabriel Jackson is one of Great Britain’s most performed living composers. He is a prolific writer, having composed choral and instrumental works for ensembles and performers around the world. Currently, commissions include a setting of the Stabat Mater for the tenth anniversary of the Marian Consort, an English professional ensemble under the direction of Rory McCleery. Other recent commissions include The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (completed for the 750th anniversary of Merton College, Oxford in April, 2014), In Nomine Domini (for the BBC Proms in 2010) and To the Field of Stars, the subject of this dissertation ...


Cedarville Chamber Orchestra Italy Tour 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Cedarville Chamber Orchestra Italy Tour 2018, Cedarville University

Ensemble Concerts

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Compositional Style Of The Flute Chamber Works Of Mel Bonis, Geraldine Margaret Padilla 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Study On The Compositional Style Of The Flute Chamber Works Of Mel Bonis, Geraldine Margaret Padilla

Dissertations

Mélanie Hélène Bonis (1858-1937) was a female French composer born at a time when musical trends started shifting away from Romanticism. Amidst the various styles that emerged towards the end of the nineteenth century, Bonis remained faithful to the practices of the Late-Romantic period. Her style, characterized by its adherence to tonality and classical forms, was considered outdated by the Parisian public and proved to be detrimental in her career. This document focuses on the four chamber works originally written for flute. Bonis’ chamber works demonstrated a composer who was willing to experiment with the modern techniques of the twentieth ...


A Content Analysis Of Flow And Music: Teaching, Performance, And Consumption, Lindsey Keay 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Content Analysis Of Flow And Music: Teaching, Performance, And Consumption, Lindsey Keay

Dissertations

Positive psychologist Csikszentmihalyi (2008) describes flow as a state of heightened concentration and arousal where a balance of skill and challenge cause someone to be so absorbed in a task that everything else seems to disappear. The result of the experience can be one of immense enjoyment and satisfaction. Musical activities lend themselves well to the flow experience due to the multifaceted tasks of listening, practicing, performing, or teaching music. With flow being an ideal creator of intrinsic motivation, music teachers and performers should consider flow and its implications for music making and music instruction.

The purpose of this study ...


An Evening Of Very New Music, Lehigh University Music Department 2018 Lehigh University

An Evening Of Very New Music, Lehigh University Music Department

Performance Programs

No abstract provided.


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