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Greek Music Theory Vs. The Bible, Kearsten M. Kostelnik Apr 2019

Greek Music Theory Vs. The Bible, Kearsten M. Kostelnik

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The great philosophers of Ancient Greece have been studied in depth and are known throughout society. Famous Greek philosophers and writers, such as Plato and Pythagoras, formulated theories on musical philosophy — it’s purpose, use, dangers, power, and importance in society. Greek philosophy of music heavily influenced early European society’s view and development of music, it only partially supports Biblical views and principles of music and worship. Pythagoras introduces the theory that music is more than just entertainment with his notion of Music of the Spheres but fails to align with the biblical view of stars and planets as ...


Santería In A Globalized World: A Study In Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music, Nathan Montgomery May 2018

Santería In A Globalized World: A Study In Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music, Nathan Montgomery

Lawrence University Honors Projects

The Yoruban people of modern-day Nigeria worship many deities called orichas by means of singing, drumming, and dancing. Their aurally preserved artistic traditions are intrinsically connected to both religious ceremony and everyday life. These forms of worship traveled to the Americas during the colonial era through the brutal transatlantic slave trade and continued to evolve beneath racist societal hierarchies implemented by western European nations. Despite severe oppression, Yoruban slaves in Cuba were able to disguise orichas behind Catholic saints so that they could still actively worship in public. This initial guise led to a synthesis of religious practice, language, and ...


Cowboy Art Song: A Contextual And Musical Analysis Of Libby Larsen's "Cowboy Songs", Ann Gabrielle Richardson May 2018

Cowboy Art Song: A Contextual And Musical Analysis Of Libby Larsen's "Cowboy Songs", Ann Gabrielle Richardson

Dissertations

This dissertation sprang from a combination of two personal interests: cowboy culture and classical art song. The union of my cowgirl heritage with my career as a classical vocalist has long fueled an interest in a particular niche of repertoire: soprano art song with thematic connections to the North American cowboy. A conducted state of research reveals no scholarly literature exploring this specific topic. Libby Larsen’s collection, Cowboy Songs, fulfills the aforementioned niche, successfully capturing the spirit, musical idioms, and cultural themes of the North American cowboy.

Chapter I lays a contextual foundation for cowboy song, providing a catalogue ...


Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly May 2017

Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract available


The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker Apr 2017

The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

This presentation investigates the relationship between partimento pedagogy and Rameau’s music theories as influenced by Enlightenment thought. Current research on partimento has revealed its importance in Neapolitan music schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Along with counterpoint, partimento was a core subject in the study of composition in the Neapolitan schools; however, as pedagogy and theory began to be influenced by Enlightenment ideals such as the scientific method or a preference for clear systemization, the partimento tradition began to wane. In this presentation, I examine Rameau’s music theory as an example of Enlightenment thought in music, juxtaposing ...


The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker Apr 2017

The Partimento Tradition In The Shadow Of Enlightenment Thought, Deborah Longenecker

Music and Worship Student Presentations

This presentation investigates the relationship between partimento pedagogy and Rameau’s music theories as influenced by Enlightenment thought. Current research on partimento has revealed its importance in Neapolitan music schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Along with counterpoint, partimento was a core subject in the study of composition in the Neapolitan schools; however, as pedagogy and theory began to be influenced by Enlightenment ideals such as the scientific method or a preference for clear systemization, the partimento tradition began to wane. In this presentation, I examine Rameau’s music theory as an example of Enlightenment thought in music, juxtaposing ...


“Musical Fury”: Impressing Through Expressing In Baroque Improvisation, Hannah M. Rinehart Apr 2016

“Musical Fury”: Impressing Through Expressing In Baroque Improvisation, Hannah M. Rinehart

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Baroque music experienced a dramatic change in performance practice which sprang out of certain techniques used in the Renaissance period and the emphasis placed during this time on expression and emotion in music. In the Baroque time period, much emphasis was placed on expression, emotion, and creativity in both the academic sphere and in the arts. In the arts this can be seen in elaborate and decorative architecture, emotional and expressive paintings, and creative and individualized music. Music itself developed from the simple, structured forms of the Renaissance period to the driven, complex, emotional and expressive forms of the Baroque ...


The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath Apr 2013

Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath

Masters Theses

This organology identifies and describes the Kachin's sound instruments, classifies them according to the Hornbostel-Sachs' system, and considers evidence of an indigenous classification scheme. Very little research exists to date on the music of the Kachin peoples of Northern Burma. This paper cites the only known indigenous organology and is the first English language study to extrapolate evidence into an emergent classification system. This qualitative study is based on ethnographic interviews, the minimal literature available on the topic, and participant observation drawn from fieldwork conducted in the Kachin State of Northern Burma (modern day Myanmar) during the months of ...


Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs May 2012

Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs

Wendell B. Dobbs

The article Roussel: The Flute and Extramusical Reference reveals the literary side of Roussel's flute music.


An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs May 2012

An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs

Wendell B. Dobbs

An overview of the history of a dynasty of flutists, flute manufacturers and music publishers established by English emigrant Edward R. Riley in New York. Riley and copperplate printer Thomas Adams formed the firm Riley & Adams in 1812. It is said that all his three sons became music publishers, music instrument manufacturers and retailers.


Musica Mechanica Organoedi • Musical Mechanics For The Organist, Jacob Adlung, Johann Lorenz Albrecht, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Quentin Faulkner Oct 2011

Musica Mechanica Organoedi • Musical Mechanics For The Organist, Jacob Adlung, Johann Lorenz Albrecht, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Quentin Faulkner

Zea E-Books

This is the first English translation of Musica mechanica organoedi, originally published in Berlin in 1768. Its author Jacob Adlung (1699-1762) was a musician and scholar and organist at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt.

The Musica mechanica organoedi focuses primarily on the organ, from the perspective of the information an organist might need to know about the instrument; specifically, it encompasses the following:

• an evaluation, from an 18th-century perspective, of earlier works on its subject: Praetorius, Werkmeister, Mattheson, Niedt, Kircher and others

• an appreciation of the organ: its value and regard

• the history of the organ

• a thorough description of all ...


An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs Oct 2008

An Early American Family Of Flutists, Wendell Dobbs

Music Faculty Research

An overview of the history of a dynasty of flutists, flute manufacturers and music publishers established by English emigrant Edward R. Riley in New York. Riley and copperplate printer Thomas Adams formed the firm Riley & Adams in 1812. It is said that all his three sons became music publishers, music instrument manufacturers and retailers.


Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs Jan 1997

Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs

Music Faculty Research

The article Roussel: The Flute and Extramusical Reference reveals the literary side of Roussel's flute music.


Charles Nicholson – The Forgotten Flutist, Wendell Dobbs Jan 1984

Charles Nicholson – The Forgotten Flutist, Wendell Dobbs

Music Faculty Research

The recent fascination for the flutist-composers of the 19th century has brought to life much music by flute virtuosos such as Tulou, Demersseman, Boehm, Genin, and others. To this time, however, the colorful artistry of Charles Nicholson has been overlooked. His brief career, spanning but two decades, brought the flute to the forefront as a solo instrument in England and propagated numerous fantasies, variation, methods, and other works for flute. Indeed, his contributions as flute virtuoso and flute manufacturer have made an indelible mark on the history and development of the instrument. In the London of the 1820's and ...


Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy May 1957

Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Josef Hofmann, 1876-1957

Igor Stravinsky, Approaching his 75th Birthday, is Truly a Colossus of Modern Music

Music in the High School Gym

Good Vocal Habits (interview with Renata Tebaldi)

What Power Professional Criticism

Thalberg's Erard: A Discovery

An Intriguing Account of the Various Operational Details Requiring Careful Attention . . . Behind the Opera Curtain

Books on American Music: A Selected Bibliography

Music in the Schools

Choral Potential From the Baroque Era

Music to Link Mankind: The Story of the Formation of an Important Body Having to Do with International Relations


Volume 75, Number 04 (April 1957), Guy Mccoy Apr 1957

Volume 75, Number 04 (April 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Folk Music and Art Music

Playing with Orchestra (interview with Alec Templeton)

Community Solves its Music Crisis: The Inspiring Story of The Bronx Symphony

Orchestra Genius Lies in the Individual

Miniature Opera from Salzburg

Kostelanetz on Conducting, Conductors and Batons

Drama in Song: A Discussion of the Importance of Clear Enunciation on the Part of Singers

A Glimpse of the Inner Workings of One of the Largest Summer Music Camps is Gained from These Day to Day Entries . . . From the Music Camp Office

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen, Part 3

Richard Rodgers on Current Trends in Popular Music


Volume 75, Number 03 (March 1957), Guy Mccoy Mar 1957

Volume 75, Number 03 (March 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Hail and Farewell to The Grand Old Man of Music Confusion

Confounded: An Objective Explanation of Some Frequently Perplexing Musical Terms

Singing Must be Natural (interview with Victoria de los Angeles)

Music's Part in Social Integration

Mariachis of Mexico

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen, Part 2

Music in the Schools High School Symphony Orchestra . . . How It Is Made

New Studio


Volume 75, Number 02 (February 1957), Guy Mccoy Feb 1957

Volume 75, Number 02 (February 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

International Aspect of Folk Music

Candlelight Concerts in Colonial Williamsburg

Don't Shy Away From Adult Beginners

Singing on Television (interview with Lois Hunt) Impressions of Musical Education in the United States

Henry Cowell—Musician and Citizen Shape Notes, New England Music and White Spirituals, Part 2

We Can Co-operate

Staccatos for the Sightless New Vistas in Music Programming for Radio


Volume 75, Number 01 (January 1957), Guy Mccoy Jan 1957

Volume 75, Number 01 (January 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Philadelphia's Academy of Music . . . One Hundredth Anniversary

Story of Roy Harris—American Composers, Part 2

Some Impressions of Music Education in Japan

Louis Moreau Gottschalk—First American Concert-Pianist

Shape Notes, New England Music and White Spirituals

Approach to Chopin's Etudes (interview with Ruth Slenczynska)

Music in the Schools

Madrigal Group is Fun Composer, Conductor, Comedian . . . That's Jackie Gleason

American School Music: An Assessment


Volume 74, Number 10 (December 1956), Guy Mccoy Dec 1956

Volume 74, Number 10 (December 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Obituary - Guy Maier (1890-1956)

Béla Bartók and Hungarian Folk Music

Story of Roy Harris—American Composer

Cradle of Music: A Brief Visit to One of the Most Interesting of Old-World Music Publishing Houses

Some Basic Issues in Music Education

Operas of Hugo Weisgall


Volume 74, Number 09 (November 1956), Guy Mccoy Nov 1956

Volume 74, Number 09 (November 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Carl Orff's Musical Theatre

World Ballad of Bady Doe

Responsibility of Music Education to Music—A Reply

Opera for all America: Chandler Cowles, General Manager of NBC Opera Company, Outlines His Ideas Concerning the Project


Volume 74, Number 08 (October 1956), Guy Mccoy Oct 1956

Volume 74, Number 08 (October 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Folk Music in Civilization

In Memorium - Mrs. Eduard MacDowell (1857-1956)

Wallingford Riegger—Composer and Pedagog

Loring Club

Bach of High Fidelity (interview with Robert D. Darrell)

Glenn Gould, A Début and a Personality


Volume 74, Number 07 (September 1956), Guy Mccoy Sep 1956

Volume 74, Number 07 (September 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music in Focus

Responsibility of Music Education to Music

Music in the American Wilderness

Picture Painted in Sound: Alden B. Dow Creates a New Art Visualizing Music

Pianist's Page

Waltz and Brahms' Opus 39


Volume 74, Number 06 (July-August 1956), Guy Mccoy Jul 1956

Volume 74, Number 06 (July-August 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music in Focus

Daylight and Darkness: Robert Schumann and the Years after Leipzig

Lieder Singer (interview with Irmgard Seefried)

Charles E. Ives, Part Two

Robert Schumann: Across the Years


Volume 74, Number 05 (May-June 1956), Guy Mccoy May 1956

Volume 74, Number 05 (May-June 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Charles E. Ives . . . A Composer With Something to Say

Music, Music Everywhere: A Resume of the Most Important Festivals that Take Place this Summer in European Music Learning to Learn Bach (interview with Rosalyn Tureck)

Diction in Singing, Part 2


Volume 74, Number 04 (April 1956), Guy Mccoy Apr 1956

Volume 74, Number 04 (April 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Music Educators National Conference

In Memorium: Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956)

Personal Memories of Cortot as Artist and Teacher

Diction in Singing

National Interscholastic Music Activities Commission

MTNA in Action Music in Focus National Federation of Music Clubs . . . America's Most Far-Flung Musical Organization

Phi Mu Alpha (Professional Music Fraternity) . . . What it is and What it Does

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Story of Sigma Alpha Iota

Stepping Stones to West Point (interview with John A. Davis, Jr.)


Volume 74, Number 03 (March 1956), Guy Mccoy Mar 1956

Volume 74, Number 03 (March 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

They Make Music Wherever They Go

Southpaw Solo Flight

Preparing a Career in Opera (interview with Joseph Rosenstock)

Porgy and Bess in Moscow

Boys Like to Sing!

Through Their Music They Build Democracy


Volume 74, Number 02 (February 1956), Guy Mccoy Feb 1956

Volume 74, Number 02 (February 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Inside the Paris Opéra

Music in Focus

Georges Enesco, As I Knew Him

People's Music School in Sweden

Timeless Turntable: A Most Interesting Review of the Development in the Recording Field Since the Coming of the LP Era


Volume 74, Number 01 (January 1956), Guy Mccoy Jan 1956

Volume 74, Number 01 (January 1956), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

What Was Mozart's Playing Like?

Creative Contrast in Mozart Mozart Bicentennial: A Partial Listing of Programs Honoring This Event For the Coming Year

Caring for the Voice (interview with Cesare Siepi)

Tape Recorder in the Music Room: Suggestions for the Use of Recording Equipment in the Educational Field

In the Steps of Mozart: A Brief Look at the Master's Life and Times as They Affected His Creative Output

Bartók, the Teacher—As I Knew Him