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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Revival And Antiquation: Modernism's Musical Pasts, Edmond Johnson 2010 Occidental College

Revival And Antiquation: Modernism's Musical Pasts, Edmond Johnson

Edmond Johnson

Focusing on the period from roughly 1870 until the start of the Second World War, this dissertation provides a reappraisal of the formative decades of the early music revival, as well as a reassessment of its position within the larger cultural landscape of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In situating the revival within this context, my project seeks to illuminate its rich connections with the artistic, literary, and intellectual developments of the time. By reframing the discussion along these lines, I wish to show that far from being an isolated retreat into the musical past, the revival of ...


Ernst Widmer’S Kosmos Latinoamericano: A Progressive Piano Method, Oscar Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Ernst Widmer’S Kosmos Latinoamericano: A Progressive Piano Method, Oscar Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Article. Published February/March Issue, 2011.

Latin American piano repertoire for the elementary to intermediate level is not an easy subject since most of the available scores of famous Latin American composers are for the late intermediate or advanced level. Ernst Widmer (1927-1990), a Swiss composer who moved to Bahia, Brazil in 1956, composed Kosmos Latinoamericano between 1978 and 1982. It is an eclectic collection of 146 pieces organized in four volumes ranging from the beginner to the intermediate/advance levels. It includes an array of musical elements such as: original compositions and improvisations; readings and exercises; popular melodies and ...


The 21st Century Piano Teacher By Claire Wachter, Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

The 21st Century Piano Teacher By Claire Wachter, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

"I observed one of the most interesting and advance use of technology when I saw the Roland Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso [...] Most important Dr. Macchioni has a practical perspective on the use of technology in teaching...."


Music, Identity, And Afrovenezuelan Culture: The Dynamics Of A Contemporary Tradition In The Central Coastal Region, Daniel Nunez 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Music, Identity, And Afrovenezuelan Culture: The Dynamics Of A Contemporary Tradition In The Central Coastal Region, Daniel Nunez

Musicology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Until the mid-twentieth century, the Venezuelan government and the country’s social elite considered insignificant the contributions made by Afrovenezuelans to the nation’s society and culture. Scholars and politicians considered Afrovenezuelans primitive and barbaric, and thus regarded their culture and customs an obstacle to national progress. In the midst of this racist environment, the Venezuelan government funded numerous initiatives in search for a “national” identity. Although Venezuelans discriminated against Blacks, it is evident that Afrovenezuelans significantly contributed to the making of the nation and to its unique identity through their rich culture and musical heritage. It was through the ...


A Metrical Analysis And Rebarring Of Paul Creston's Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano, Op. 19, Christopher Kyle Sweitzer 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Metrical Analysis And Rebarring Of Paul Creston's Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano, Op. 19, Christopher Kyle Sweitzer

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

The Sonata For Alto Saxophone and Piano Op. 19 is one of the most popular pieces in the saxophone literature, commonly played by professional saxophonists during their training. It features exciting rhythmic devices like irregular and mixed meter, the notation of which is the main focus of this paper. Although Creston often used irregular and mixed meter in his compositions, he rarely specifically notated them, choosing instead to use accents, beams, slurs, and other phenomenal cues at the musical surface to create the effect of these metric plans. Time signatures often remained constant throughout entire movements. Creston believed this would ...


Innovation And Tradition In Lisan Wang’S Piano Suite Other Hill, Rongjie Xu 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Innovation And Tradition In Lisan Wang’S Piano Suite Other Hill, Rongjie Xu

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

Lisan Wang is one of the most celebrated musical figures in China. His five-movement piano suite Other Hill (1980) is the composer’s response to the “New Wave”, a compositional trend generated in China after the 1977 Cultural Revolution. Gaining fame as a piano composition for showing the application of multiculturalism and syncretism to music, Other Hill is regarded as a prime example of cross-cultural piano composition in China. Wang challenges Chinese traditional piano composition with different artistic media—philosophy, calligraphy, poems, and various folk elements in Other Hill. This document proposes an interdisciplinary study of Lisan Wang’s musical ...


An Analysis Of The Career And Solo Style Of Jazz Trombonist Carl Fontana, John Wesley Parker 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

An Analysis Of The Career And Solo Style Of Jazz Trombonist Carl Fontana, John Wesley Parker

Dissertations

Carl Fontana’s ability and creativity as a jazz trombonist is held in high regard by his contemporaries, as well as by those who followed him. The significant aspects of his career were highlighted in a brief biography with historical and anecdotal information provided by jazz trombonists who new him and were influenced by him. Fontana’s solo style was analyzed and compared through transcriptions of three improvisations performed during contrasting points in his career: “Intermission Riff” from 1956, “Just Friends” from 1978, and “It Might As Well Be Spring” from 1985. His influence on the jazz trombone community was ...


Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers And Sifting Through The Ruins: An Analysis Of Two Chamber Song Cycles By Libby Larsen, Juline Erika Barol-Gilmore 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers And Sifting Through The Ruins: An Analysis Of Two Chamber Song Cycles By Libby Larsen, Juline Erika Barol-Gilmore

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

American composer Libby Larsen is one of the most active, prolific composers living today. Although she is known for composing in many musical genres, her vocal works are among her most recognized compositions. When selecting song texts, Libby Larsen carefully chooses poems that speak to her personally, both in the rhythm of the language and in the text’s depth of meaning and spirit. In addition, a large number of her vocal works are based on texts by or about women.

In sum, authors and poets have profoundly influenced Larsen, specifically in her chamber song cycles Beloved, Thou Hast Brought ...


'Some Quite Nice Little Tunes': An Overview Of The Preparation And Recording Of The Incipits For The Britten Thematic Catalogue, Jonathan Manton 2010 Yale University

'Some Quite Nice Little Tunes': An Overview Of The Preparation And Recording Of The Incipits For The Britten Thematic Catalogue, Jonathan Manton

Jonathan Manton

Due for completion in 2013, the Britten thematic catalogue, an online musicological research tool that will present detailed individual records charting Britten's entire compositional output (approximately 1,200 works both published and unpublished including all juvenilia), is currently being compiled at the Britten-Pears Foundation in the United Kingdom. As this resource will be published exclusively online, it is the project's intention to fully employ the benefits afforded to the catalog through its virtual format, specifically when presenting thematic incipits for each work. In addition to typeset incipits, which in the case of the Britten thematic catalogue will extend ...


Karol Szymanowski. Prelude Op. 1 No. 7, Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Karol Szymanowski. Prelude Op. 1 No. 7, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni performs Karol Szymanoski's Prelude op. 1 No. 7.


Karol Szymanowski. Prelude Op. 1 No. 2., Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Karol Szymanowski. Prelude Op. 1 No. 2., Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni performs Karol Szymanowski's Prelude op. 1 No. 2


Las Cruces, New Mexico. St. Paul United Methodist Church Concert Series. November 14, 2010., Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Las Cruces, New Mexico. St. Paul United Methodist Church Concert Series. November 14, 2010., Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Performed selections from my CD "Mostly Tangos" and from my book "The Tango in American Piano Music."


Cd Review. Mostly Tangos: Piano Music From The Americas., Oscar Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Cd Review. Mostly Tangos: Piano Music From The Americas., Oscar Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

"He plays these endlessly evocative works with understanding and seeming ease—bringing out their lovely melodies, finding tempos that seem quite right, and expertly balancing their wit, gravity, and passion."


Tucson, Arizona. Steinway Gallery. October 4, 2010, Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Tucson, Arizona. Steinway Gallery. October 4, 2010, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Invited.
Performed works from my CD Mostly Tangos, Piano Music from the Americas


Online Searching And Collecting Resources In Music Research, Mahn-Hee Kang 2010 University of South Florida

Online Searching And Collecting Resources In Music Research, Mahn-Hee Kang

Mahn-Hee Kang

No abstract provided.


Faculty Artist Series Recital, Jeanne Belfy, David Saunders, Svetlana Maddox 2010 Boise State University

Faculty Artist Series Recital, Jeanne Belfy, David Saunders, Svetlana Maddox

Jeanne M. Belfy

A program of trios, including a 1998 Suite by Alexander Arutiunian and a big romantic work by Heinrich von Herzogenberg. Solo works for oboe by Vincent Persichetti and for horn and piano by Francis Poulenc were also featured.


Minneapolis, Minnesota. College Music Society National Conference. September 24, 2010., Oscar E. Macchioni 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Minneapolis, Minnesota. College Music Society National Conference. September 24, 2010., Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Presented my book in a lecture-recital format.

The Tango in American Piano Music. Selected Tangos by: Thomson, Copland, Barber, Jaggard, Biscardi, and Bolcom.

College Music Society Press, June 2010


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