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The Rhetoric Of The Troubadours, Mary C. Abraham 2010 Cedarville University

The Rhetoric Of The Troubadours, Mary C. Abraham

Musical Offerings

The medieval troubadours were no wandering musicians, casually improvising their songs as they strolled from town to town, but trained artists who lovingly crafted their songs to please and woo their listeners. The art of rhetoric deeply affected the art of the troubadour. First, the art of rhetoric divided composition of a speech into five well-defined parts. The troubadours consciously molded their songs according to these parts. Second, the medieval troubadour theorists then developed a system of genres, adding their own layer to the ancient art of rhetoric. Each genre demanded a specific topic, such as love, and a peculiar ...


Conservative Radical: Martin Luther’S Influence On Congregational Singing, Jonathan T. Knight 2010 Cedarville University

Conservative Radical: Martin Luther’S Influence On Congregational Singing, Jonathan T. Knight

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Martin Luther played an influential role in the transition from the priest-dominated Catholic worship to congregationally accessible evangelical services. This study demonstrates that, though his musical reforms were not dramatic, they were intentional and effective. Luther’s understanding of music theologically, theoretically, and practically enabled him to effectively utilize available musical resources to make music increasingly accessible, for the purpose of teaching the Word of God. Through Luther’s hymns, people began proclaiming the Word of God musically. Through liturgical reform, Luther provided congregations with a framework through which to incorporate congregational song in the liturgy. Through music education, Luther ...


The Journey Of The Song Cycle: From “The Iliad” To “American Idiot", Katrina Gingerich 2010 Cedarville University

The Journey Of The Song Cycle: From “The Iliad” To “American Idiot", Katrina Gingerich

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The song cycle has been one of the most important musical forms across the span of vocal music. From the time of Beethoven’s composition of An die ferne Geliebte to the present, the basic elements of a song cycle have remained mostly unchanged. The form of the song cycle is also present in concept albums of today and epic poetry of the ancient past. The melding of story and song happens so naturally, the two were truly created to work together. Whether in an ancient mead-hall, a nineteenth-century salon, or a modern-day living room the song cycle has adjusted ...


Music: Its Expressive Power And Moral Significance, Sarah Whitfield 2010 Cedarville University

Music: Its Expressive Power And Moral Significance, Sarah Whitfield

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The creation and practice of music is tightly wound with human emotion, character, and experience. Music arouses sentiment and cannot be underestimated as a powerful shaper of human virtue, character, and emotion. As vehicles of musical expression, musicians possess the ability to profoundly influence an audience for good or for evil. Thus, the nature of music and the manner in which musicians utilize it creates innumerable ramifications that cannot be ignored. The pervasiveness of this notion is largely attributed to the Greek theorists, who ascribed various emotions and moral implications to particular modes. The prominent Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle ...


Dance And Its Importance In Bach’S Suites For Solo Cello, Audrey Hebson 2010 Cedarville University

Dance And Its Importance In Bach’S Suites For Solo Cello, Audrey Hebson

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Before J. S. Bach, the cello was rarely used as a solo instrument. With his suites for solo cello, however, Bach took the instrument out of the background of dance accompaniment and basso continuo, and placed it on the center stage for musical audiences. He accomplished this by using dance movements, a style in which the cello was already a familiar accompanying instrument. The forms of these dance movements were also used in such a way as to uniquely express the cello’s potential as a solo instrument. Ultimately, it was these suites that would inspire other composers to write ...


From The Directors, Linda B. Fairtile, Francesco Izzo 2010 University of Richmond

From The Directors, Linda B. Fairtile, Francesco Izzo

Verdi Forum

No abstract provided.


Remembering Martin Chusid (1925-2013), 2010 University of Richmond

Remembering Martin Chusid (1925-2013)

Verdi Forum

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In Memoriam Mary Jane Phillips-Matz (1926-2013), Linda B. Fairtile 2010 University of Richmond

In Memoriam Mary Jane Phillips-Matz (1926-2013), Linda B. Fairtile

Verdi Forum

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The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The concept of key characteristics deals with the particular moods which different tonalities are believed to provide to music. Discussions regarding their existence and the validity of the phenomena have always been controversial because of a lack of fundamental reasons and explanations for them. Nevertheless, references to key characteristics have appeared in various fields of study and over many centuries: the Greek doctrine of ethos, writings of Guido d’Arezzo, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Traité de l’harmonie, scribbles in Beethoven’s sketches, and several passages in Hermann von Helmholtz’s On the Sensations of Tones.

The attitudes and opinions towards ...


A History Of Opera In Boston, John R. Tedesco 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A History Of Opera In Boston, John R. Tedesco

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis examines the cultural context of opera in Boston between the years 1620 to 2010. Specifically, I look at how the Boston Opera Company was founded, its existence, and its ultimate demise. The rise of opera in colonial Boston is also explored and especially how the immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries influenced the city. Around this time of changing demographics Eben D. Jordan, Jr., of Jordan Marsh Co. decided to build an opera house for the city of Boston.

The effects that Puritanism had on music and the culture of Boston during its early years ...


Music For Trumpet And Cornetto In The Duben Collection, Breanna Michelle Evangelista 2010 Edith Cowan University

Music For Trumpet And Cornetto In The Duben Collection, Breanna Michelle Evangelista

Theses : Honours

This dissertation aims to bring to light, and to categorise, the music for trumpet and cornetto contained in the great manuscript collection at Uppsala University, the so-called Düben collection. The dissertation will divide into four clear sections. After an introductory chapter on the Düben collection itself, chapter two will give an overview of the trumpet and cornetto music contained therein. This chapter - in addition to identifying composers, works and typical genres -will also centre round issues of musical style and of the etymology of instruments. Chapter three will present two unpublished works in a modern critical edition, complete with introduction ...


The Seventeenth-Century Battaglie For Lute In Italy, Aiden Deasy 2010 Edith Cowan University

The Seventeenth-Century Battaglie For Lute In Italy, Aiden Deasy

Theses : Honours

Italy had been the theatre of war for centuries. Political fragmentation ignited dynastic rivalries, carving out powerful autonomous city-states whose leaders amassed within their courts artists, musicians and writers in order to chronicle their military, religious and political vision. The musical depictions of particular military exploits, or battaglia, became popular springboards for colourful, programmatic compositions. These works were often performed in public in order to garner support for campaigns. Originally a vocal genre whose distant relative can be traced back to the caccia, or hunting song, the battaglie were often transcribed for instruments, in particular the lute, thus supplying an ...


Music For The Roman Missal, Geoffrey A. Cox 2010 Australian Catholic University

Music For The Roman Missal, Geoffrey A. Cox

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

No abstract provided.


The Harper's Legacy: National Airs And Pianoforte Music., Una Hunt 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Harper's Legacy: National Airs And Pianoforte Music., Una Hunt

Articles

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A Study Of The Use Of Church Calendar And Instruments In Georg Philipp Telemann's (1681-1767) Der Hamonische Gottesdiest (1725-1726) And Fortsetzung Des Hamonische Gottesdiest (1731-1732), Mahn-Hee Kang 2009 University of South Florida

A Study Of The Use Of Church Calendar And Instruments In Georg Philipp Telemann's (1681-1767) Der Hamonische Gottesdiest (1725-1726) And Fortsetzung Des Hamonische Gottesdiest (1731-1732), Mahn-Hee Kang

Mahn-Hee Kang

No abstract provided.


Sheet Music Collections [At The Usf Libraries] (Podcast), Tomaro Taylor 2009 University of South Florida

Sheet Music Collections [At The Usf Libraries] (Podcast), Tomaro Taylor

Tomaro I. Taylor

Web feature highlighting the USF Special and Digital Collections' sheet music collections, including an overview of the Florida Sheet Music, African American Sheet Music and the Weingarten collections.


David Garrick's Masque Of King Arthur With Thomas Arne's Score (1770)., Todd Gilman 2009 Yale University

David Garrick's Masque Of King Arthur With Thomas Arne's Score (1770)., Todd Gilman

Todd Gilman

A thorough overview of significant revivals and adaptations of John Dryden and Henry Purcell's semi-opera King Arthur (1691) extending well into the nineteenth century. Concludes the the music of the preeminent English-born composer Thomas Augustine Arne contributed immeasurably to the success of several subsequent revivals of the opera.


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