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Central Washington University

Academic theses

Music

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The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber Jul 1970

The Preparation Of A Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber

All Master's Theses

For years there has been a controversy about whether a person must be a good performer to be a good teacher. It is the writer's hypothesis that the musicianship developed in becoming a better performer will help one to become a better teacher.


Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge Jul 1970

Characteristics Of Style In The Song Cycle Don Quichotte À DulcinéE, Bruce Gyger Dodge

All Master's Theses

As Don Quichotte à Dulcinée is representative of contemporary vocal literature, an investigation into its style characteristics would seem to have value. Through the performance of the song cycle this writer has come to appreciate and recognize that an understanding of French and the style characteristics of this composer are necessary for an artistic rendition.


Stylistic Characteristics Of Randall Thompson's Choral Music, Robert Hugh Creigh Jul 1970

Stylistic Characteristics Of Randall Thompson's Choral Music, Robert Hugh Creigh

All Master's Theses

Randall Thompson's choral music, widely performed by professional groups, colleges, and choirs from public schools, establishes this composer as one of the foremost in contemporary music. In view of such popularity, it would seem that choral directors should more fully acquaint themselves with some of the idiomatic characteristics of his style.


Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb Jul 1970

Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb

All Master's Theses

The problem concerned in this paper is to establish the extent to which ensembles are used as a teaching method in music departments of the high schools of the first-class school districts of Washington State.


An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson Aug 1969

An Experiment In Teaching Perfect Pitch With Programmed Learning, Harry Ross Nelson

All Master's Theses

Ten college students were subjects of an experiment dealing with the teaching of perfect pitch through programmed learning. The experiment was based on a similar study by Dr. Robert W. Lundin. An attempt was made to use equipment readily available in public schools, and to make the lessons as nearly self-teaching as possible.


An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Band “Suite For Band”, Bill R. Love

All Master's Theses

The writer's contemporary work seeks to contribute to the growing repertoire of original band music. The technique, range, intonation, and rhythm problems of average high school musicians are taken into special consideration. It could easily serve as an introductory piece to performers unfamiliar with the contemporary idiom. Although performance difficulties are kept to a minimum, "Suite for Band" should prove musically challenging and worthwhile to both high school and college bands.


The Influence Of Freemasonry On Some Of The Music Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lloyd Earl Mitchell Aug 1969

The Influence Of Freemasonry On Some Of The Music Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lloyd Earl Mitchell

All Master's Theses

There is considerable evidence to indicate that the Fraternity of Freemasonry exerted creative impulses to some of the music of Wolfgang Mozart, subsequent to 1784. This study shows that Mozart, by virtue of his membership in the Order, was sufficiently impressed with benevolences and spiritual teachings of Freemasonry to symbolically reflect the ritual of the Order in an artistic manner. To support this contention a review of Freemasonry in the Eighteenth Century, an analysis of Mozart's association with Masonry, an inquiry into the relation of Freemasonry and the existing religious order, and an overview of Mozart's Masonic compositions ...


An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson Aug 1969

An Original Composition For Symphonic Wind Ensemble In Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the composition, Overture for Symphonic Winds, is to contribute to the list of works designed exclusively for wind ensemble performance.


An Organization Of Violin Technique Based On Proficiency Levels For The Clover Park School District, Richard P. Dawson Jul 1969

An Organization Of Violin Technique Based On Proficiency Levels For The Clover Park School District, Richard P. Dawson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is (1) to explore the sequence of learning those techniques necessary to achieve mastery of the violin, and, (2) to structure the sequence into levels of proficiency.


Historical Development Of The Clarinet With Special Emphasis On Technique And The Resolving Of Technical Problems, Virgil M. Kocher Jun 1969

Historical Development Of The Clarinet With Special Emphasis On Technique And The Resolving Of Technical Problems, Virgil M. Kocher

All Master's Theses

This paper was written for the purpose of discovering how the clarinet developed into the important instrument it is today. There have been many changes and additions to the mechanism and also in tonal characteristics since the first two-keyed clarinet was invented. These changes were the result of an effort to extend the range of the instrument, improve its tone, and to meet the demands of the composers of the day.


A Brief History Of The Sonata With An Analysis And Comparison Of A Brahms’ And Hindemith’S Clarinet Sonata, Kenneth T. Aoki Aug 1968

A Brief History Of The Sonata With An Analysis And Comparison Of A Brahms’ And Hindemith’S Clarinet Sonata, Kenneth T. Aoki

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to: (1) trace a brief history of the sonata up to the Classical period; and (2) analyze and compare Brahms' Sonata (E-flat major) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2 to that of Hindemith's Sonate for Clarinet and Piano.


An Analysis Of The Styles Of C. Saint-Saëns And W. A. Mozart With Emphasis On Their Clarinet Compositions, Gerald Kenneth Steele Aug 1967

An Analysis Of The Styles Of C. Saint-Saëns And W. A. Mozart With Emphasis On Their Clarinet Compositions, Gerald Kenneth Steele

All Master's Theses

This paper has represented an effort by the writer to learn something about two major clarinet compositions and about their composers, and to provide for the readers of this paper a means of better understanding Wolfgang Mozart and Camille Saint-Saëns and their clarinet compositions. The study of these compositions has been in connection with the preparation for their performance in a Graduate Recital by the writer. The two composers studied in this project represent two periods of music history, two different styles of composition and two different personalities.


An Analysis Of “Little Bat” In The Opera Susannah, James William Dewey May 1967

An Analysis Of “Little Bat” In The Opera Susannah, James William Dewey

All Master's Theses

Using both a unique character development and an interweaving of the main motives found throughout the opera, Little Bat emerges as one of the prominent characters in the opera Susannah.