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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 ...


Sounding The Congregational Voice, Marissa Glynias Moore Apr 2018

Sounding The Congregational Voice, Marissa Glynias Moore

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Congregational singing is a participatory vocal practice undertaken by Christians across a wide range of denominations, yet the specific qualities and active capacities of the congregational voice have yet to be investigated. Drawing on recent musicological and philosophical perspectives on voice, I theorize the congregational voice as an active practice, illuminating its abilities to do something in worship through sound.

Taking Brian Kane’s model of the voice as a circulation of content (logos), sound (echos), and source (topos), I explore how these categories are redefined through an active-based theorization of congregational singing. I argue that topos must be expanded ...


The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream Apr 2017

The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream

Senior Honors Theses

The creation of an EP is a process that requires skills in multiple areas. Once, creating an EP was only available to those who garnered resources and support from a record label. However, an increasing number of aspiring musicians are writing, recording, and making their music available for download or purchase without the assistance of a record label. Doing this successfully and excellently requires application of knowledge in areas such as literature, theology (for Christian artists), music theory, music technology, and marketing. This thesis will describe one process used to turn inspiration into a tangible product that one can purchase ...


Singing The Story Of Advent And Christmas: How Congregational Song Makes Diverse Theologies Incarnate, Hilary Seraph Donaldson Nov 2016

Singing The Story Of Advent And Christmas: How Congregational Song Makes Diverse Theologies Incarnate, Hilary Seraph Donaldson

Consensus

No abstract provided.


War Of The Worlds: Music And Cosmological Battles In The Balinese Cremation Procession, Michael B. Bakan Sep 2016

War Of The Worlds: Music And Cosmological Battles In The Balinese Cremation Procession, Michael B. Bakan

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Abstract

This article explores processional action as a form of cosmological intervention in Hindu-Balinese cremation processions, focusing on the multiple and intersecting functions of a particular type of Balinese instrumental music ensemble: the gamelan beleganjur. It explores the alternately “enlivening and protective aspects” (DeVale 1990, 62) that underlie the use of beleganjur music in the ngaben, or cremation ritual, showing how beleganjur’s sonic power and rhythmic drive serve to combat malevolent spirit beings, strengthen and inspire processional participants in their efforts to meet challenging ritual obligations, and grant courage to the souls of deceased individuals embarking on their perilous ...


Jewish Liturgy In Music, Rachel A. Brown May 2016

Jewish Liturgy In Music, Rachel A. Brown

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan Lyons Apr 2016

From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan Lyons

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The Christian church’s stance on the use of instruments in sacred music shifted through influences of church leaders, composers, and secular culture. Synthesizing the writings of early church leaders and church historians reveals a clear progression. The early musical practices of the church were connected to the Jewish synagogues. As recorded in the Old Testament, Jewish worship included instruments as assigned by one’s priestly tribe. Eventually, early church leaders rejected that inclusion and developed a rather robust argument against instruments in liturgical worship. The totalitarian stance on musical instruments in sacred worship began to loosen as the organ ...


The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman Dec 2015

The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman

Honors College

This thesis reflects upon a director’s experience while directing her first production: Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes: Godly Answers for Sticky Situations by Dennis and Nan Allen. This children’s musical was produced in cooperation with Wylie United Methodist Church of Abilene, TX. Over forty children, with the help of ten adult volunteers, shared the importance of memorizing scripture and looking to God’s Word in times of trouble through song, skits, and the recitation of scripture. While reflecting upon the production process after each rehearsal, the director makes connections between her experiences as director, the content of her ...


Singing The Sermon: Where Musicology Meets Homiletics, Emmett G. Price Iii Sep 2015

Singing The Sermon: Where Musicology Meets Homiletics, Emmett G. Price Iii

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

From the beginning of the Christian Church, singing and preaching have served as major tools of communication. In fact, they remain the most utilized methods of articulating and explicating personal and communal theologies across the diverse and expansive expressions of Christianity.

From the life, ministry, and legacy of Jesus Christ through the teachings of the Apostle Paul, the roles and functions of singing and preaching are well known but not well studied as a unit. From the foundational writings of the early Church Fathers through the various theses of the reformers, the acts of singing and preaching have been studied ...


Preaching And The Power Of Music: A Dialogue Between The Pulpit And Choir Loft In 1689, Markus Rathey Sep 2015

Preaching And The Power Of Music: A Dialogue Between The Pulpit And Choir Loft In 1689, Markus Rathey

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

During the ecclesiastical year 1689-90 the Lutheran superintendent in Leipzig, Johann Benedict Carpzov, and his cantor, the composer Johann Schelle, embarked on a collaboration of unusual scale. In the previous year, Carpzov had preached a cycle of sermons based on well-known hymns from the Lutheran tradition. In 1689-90 Carpzov gave a short summary of the earlier hymn sermons, while Schelle composed for each Sunday a cantata based on the very same hymn. The result is a unique collaboration between preacher and musician, pulpit and choir loft. Only a few of Schelle’s compositions have survived; however, the extant cantatas together ...


'Sing Unto The Lord A New Song--Just Not That One!' A Case Study Of Music Censorship In Free Will Baptist Colleges, Jon Edward Bullock Jun 2015

'Sing Unto The Lord A New Song--Just Not That One!' A Case Study Of Music Censorship In Free Will Baptist Colleges, Jon Edward Bullock

Masters Theses

Like so many of the world’s other religious institutions, the Christian church has a long and well-documented history of using music to enhance and enliven the spiritual experiences of believers. Many of the church’s greatest champions throughout history have spoken about the inherent power of music, but as history always seems to demonstrate, along with power comes the need for control. As long as church leaders have used music to attain spiritual progress, they have also censored music that threatens to impede that progress. Even today, many church leaders still rely on music censorship to protect the future ...


Buddhism As Performing Art: Visualizing Music In The Tibetan Sacred Ritual Music Liturgies, Jeffrey W. Cupchik Feb 2015

Buddhism As Performing Art: Visualizing Music In The Tibetan Sacred Ritual Music Liturgies, Jeffrey W. Cupchik

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

The eleventh-century Tibetan female ascetic, Machik Labdrön (1055-1153), developed a Vajrayāna (Tantric) Buddhist meditation method called Chöd (Tib. gCod, Eng. “to cut”) and associated ritual practices as a means of eliminating “self-grasping,” which is defined as the mistaken instinct of regarding one’s “self” and all phenomena as intrinsically, or independently, existent. Her musical-meditation method became renowned across Central Asia during her lifetime, and Chödritual practices and liturgies have been transmitted from teacher to disciple in unbroken lineages until today. The ritual is now well known globally, with Tibetan Lamas, nuns, and empowered exponents teaching widely, across a transnational ...


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 ...


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


Volume 73, Number 12 (December 1955), Guy Mccoy Dec 1955

Volume 73, Number 12 (December 1955), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

I Heard the Bells

Christmas Concerts at Grand Central

It Shouldn't be a Battle (interview with Otto Harbach)

Soviet Russia's Top Pianist Makes Sensational Début in America

To Cosima—With Love

Great Church Rebuilds Its Organ

Orchestra in the Daily Life of Your School

Music Postage Bill Passes Senate


Volume 73, Number 11 (November 1955), Guy Mccoy Nov 1955

Volume 73, Number 11 (November 1955), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Vienna State Opera Re-opens

More Than Teaching (interview with Lotte Lehmann)

Musical Tour Through Europe Boris Goldovsky's New

Deal in Opera Trends in Piano Playing (interview with Benno Moiseiwitsch)