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Progress Report-The Robert Helps Collection, Mahn-Hee Kang 2011 University of South Florida

Progress Report-The Robert Helps Collection, Mahn-Hee Kang

Mahn-Hee Kang

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Ruth Crawford's "Spiritual Concept": The Sound-Ideals Of An Early American Modernist, 1924-1930, Judith Tick 2011 Northeastern University

Ruth Crawford's "Spiritual Concept": The Sound-Ideals Of An Early American Modernist, 1924-1930, Judith Tick

Judith Tick

This article investigates the musical thought and stylistic evolution of the American modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) in her formative years. It shows the relationship of style and idea to what she termed "spiritual concept": the core of her transcendental modernism. The sources of Crawford's spiritual aesthetics are Theosophy, Eastern religious philosophy, nineteenth-century American Transcendentalism, and the imaginative tradition of Walt Whitman. Thus Crawford drew on an eclectic legacy of ideas that had been linked in American intellectual life since the turn of the century. Documentation of her thought is based on unpublished diaries, poems, and correspondence. The ...


Pianolatria In Cafelândia: Mário De Andrade's "Social Evolution Of Music In Brazil," An Annotated Translation, Denise Cristina Pelusch 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Pianolatria In Cafelândia: Mário De Andrade's "Social Evolution Of Music In Brazil," An Annotated Translation, Denise Cristina Pelusch

Musicology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation is an annotated translation from Portuguese to English of the essay "Evolução Social da Música no Brasil" ("Social Evolution of Music in Brazil"), published in 1939 by Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (1893-1945). I approached the translation keeping in mind that Mário de Andrade's linguistic style has an important function and carries in itself a meaning. Andrade was in search of the flow and tone of the authentic "Brazilian" idiom, and my translation seeks to impart the literary experience of his colorful and rich writing in Portuguese. I have concluded that this may bring the reader closer ...


A Musical And Cultural Analysis Of Inkle And Yarico From England To America, 1787-1844, Joice Waterhouse Gibson 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

A Musical And Cultural Analysis Of Inkle And Yarico From England To America, 1787-1844, Joice Waterhouse Gibson

Musicology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The English comic opera Inkle and Yarico (dramatist George Colman the Younger and composer Samuel Arnold) was based on a century-old tale widely known in Europe and America. Transported to America less than two years after its London premiere, it was performed in both countries well into the nineteenth century. In the past few decades, Inkle and Yarico has received significant scholarly attention, largely because of its uniquely multifaceted commentary on late eighteenth-century attitudes toward race, class, and gender, and their relations to imperialism and slavery. Missing from the conversation, however, has been consideration of its music.

The present study ...


From Modality To Tonality: The Reformulation Of Harmony And Structure In Seventeenth-Century Music, Lukas Perry 2011 University of Puget Sound

From Modality To Tonality: The Reformulation Of Harmony And Structure In Seventeenth-Century Music, Lukas Perry

Summer Research

The syntax of common practice tonality creates the potential for expansive musical works, with almost guaranteed gratification for the listener through a harmonic interplay between tension and resolution. The evolution of common practice tonality from the older system of modes spans the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With a focus on the seventeenth century, this study endeavors to clarify how, when, and, to some extent, why the monumental shift between modality and tonality occurred. A discussion of crucial differences between the two systems of musical organization—mainly the melodic basis of the modes versus the harmonic basis of the tonal major ...


The Development Of English Choral Style In Two Early Works Of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Currie Huntington 2011 Connecticut College

The Development Of English Choral Style In Two Early Works Of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Currie Huntington

Music Department Honors Papers

The late 19th century was a time when England was seen from the outside as musically unoriginal. The music community was active, certainly, but no English composer since Handel had reached the level of esteem granted the leading continental composers. Leading up to the turn of the 20th century, though, the early stages of a musical renaissance could be seen, with the rise to prominence of Charles Stanford and Hubert Parry, followed by Elgar and Delius. By 1910, the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams—particularly, the large choral works Toward the Unknown Region and A Sea Symphony—was beginning to ...


The Form Of The Preludes To Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Daniel E. Prindle 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Form Of The Preludes To Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Daniel E. Prindle

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis proposes a methodology for understanding the form of a Baroque prelude, particularly the preludes to the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Four musical dimensions, tonal structure, motive, texture, and the potential implications of a piece’s genre, parse the preludes in different ways. As the features of these musical dimensions undergo either an evolution or a dramatic change over the course of each prelude, they each suggest a different form. Points of change in each dimension delineate segments in the music. When aligned, these changes create significant formal junctures and suggest an overall ...


Influence Of Rap And Hip-Hop Lyrics On Male Body Image And Attitudes Toward Women, Lorena Munoz 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Influence Of Rap And Hip-Hop Lyrics On Male Body Image And Attitudes Toward Women, Lorena Munoz

McNair Poster Presentations

Rap and hip-hop music are a widely popular and accessible genre of media. Its popularity and controversial lyrics raise questions as to the effects it may have on its audience. This study proposes to investigate the influence of rap and hip-hop music will be correlated with higher mean levels of thin-ideal appearance internalization (INT-GEN), negative attitudes towards women, and cultural expectations of masculinity compared to published normative data. Participants will complete online measures addressing questions about their body image (e.g. drive for muscularity) and attitudes toward women (e.g. objectification and misogyny). Future research should compare the influence of ...


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Siobhán Cleary, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Siobhán Cleary, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Siobhán Cleary


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Deirdre Gribbin, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Deirdre Gribbin, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Jonathan Nangle, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Jonathan Nangle, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Jonathan Nangle


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Royal Hospital Kilmainham


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Point Theatre, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Point Theatre, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Point Theatre


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: John Mclachlan, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: John Mclachlan, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer John McLachlan


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Gráinne Mulvey, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Gráinne Mulvey, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Gráinne Mulvey


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Rob Canning, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Rob Canning, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Rob Canning


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Crash Ensemble, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Crash Ensemble, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Crash Ensemble


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Michael Holohan, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Michael Holohan, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on the Irish composer Michael Holohan


Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Kevin Volans, Adrian Smith 2011 Technological University of Dublin

Encyclopedia Of Music In Ireland: Kevin Volans, Adrian Smith

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Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland entry on Kevin Volans


The Structure And Genesis Of Copland's Quiet City, Stanley V. Kleppinger 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Structure And Genesis Of Copland's Quiet City, Stanley V. Kleppinger

Faculty Publications: School of Music

Aaron Copland’s Quiet City (1940), a one-movement work for trumpet, cor anglais, and strings, derives from incidental music the composer wrote for an unsuccessful and now forgotten Irwin Shaw play. This essay explores in detail the pitch structure of the concert work, suggesting dramatic parallels between the music and Shaw’s play.

The opening of the piece hinges on an anhemitonic pentatonic collection, which becomes the source of significant pitch centres for the whole composition, in that the most prominent pitch classes of each section, when taken together, replicate the collection governing the music’s first and last bars ...


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