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State Classical Solo Contest Repertoire Lists: An Exploratory Study And Comprehensive List Of Recommended Intermediate Alto Saxophone Compositions, Jane Rochelle Williams 2011 University of Iowa

State Classical Solo Contest Repertoire Lists: An Exploratory Study And Comprehensive List Of Recommended Intermediate Alto Saxophone Compositions, Jane Rochelle Williams

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Darius Milhaud's La Création Du Monde: The Conductor's Guide To Performance, Robert Ward Miller 2011 University of Iowa

Darius Milhaud's La Création Du Monde: The Conductor's Guide To Performance, Robert Ward Miller

Theses and Dissertations

Darius Milhaud's 1923 ballet "La création du monde" ("The Creation of the World") was and is a fascinating work for chamber ensemble. The French composer's inventive blending of jazz harmony and compositional technique, Harlem musical instrumentation, and the discipline of cutting-edge European art music remains a milestone in the cross-Atlantic pollination that America's original art form engendered in the early 20th century. All of this was accomplished before Gershwin's ultimately better known Rhapsody in Blue. Milhaud's progressive percussion writing in the work, as well as his combination of jazz harmonies with his own particular polytonal ...


Japanese Piano Sonatas: A Discussion And Performance Guide, Kazuo Murakami 2011 University of Iowa

Japanese Piano Sonatas: A Discussion And Performance Guide, Kazuo Murakami

Theses and Dissertations

Japan has been influenced by Western culture since the end of the nineteenth century when the country opened its doors to the outside world. In 1873, the Japanese government adopted a policy of thorough and rapid modernization and westernization, including its music. Japanese composers of westernized music became active around 1900, and often worked in three idioms: 1) a Western-style composition, which was influenced by German and French music, 2) a Japanese-style, which blended traditional elements such as the pentatonic major and minor scales from Japanese music with the compositional constructs of Western music, and 3) a globalization-style, which combines ...


A Performance Edition And Technical Guide To Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne From Partita In D Minor, Bwv 1004, For Alto Saxophone, Stephen Charles Page Jr. 2011 University of Iowa

A Performance Edition And Technical Guide To Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne From Partita In D Minor, Bwv 1004, For Alto Saxophone, Stephen Charles Page Jr.

Theses and Dissertations

Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne from his Partita in D Minor is considered a crown jewel of the violin repertoire. Since its composition, this piece has taken many forms, undergoing transformations allowing its performance by other instruments and ensemble formations. These include transformations for piano, orchestra, flute, clarinet, and trumpet amongst others. This projects serves as another transformation, bringing a new versions of the Chaconne to the repertoire of the alto saxophone. Additionally, the project discusses in detail the necessary changes made to the music, as well as offering comprehensive technical suggestions for the inherent issues encountered within this arrangement.


The Orchestral Elements In Franz Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy-With Implications For Piano Performance, Liang-Fang Chang 2011 University of Iowa

The Orchestral Elements In Franz Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy-With Implications For Piano Performance, Liang-Fang Chang

Theses and Dissertations

Most pianists and music scholars consider Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy his most virtuosic piano work. The piece was written in November 1822 when the composer was twenty-five. By that time, Schubert was known for his lieder and some four-hand piano works, which were written in a very lyrical style. In comparison to these works, the Fantasy was written with a demanding technique requiring a richer, orchestral sound. The technical demands of the Wanderer Fantasy at times cause pianists to injure their arms. Even if this does not happen, the instrument, nonetheless, can sound harsh. This type of thick texture may ...


Key Symbolism In Francesco Cavalli's Arias, Francesco Dalla Vecchia 2011 University of Iowa

Key Symbolism In Francesco Cavalli's Arias, Francesco Dalla Vecchia

Theses and Dissertations

This study has been conceived to verify whether Francesco Cavalli (Crema, 1602--Venice, 1676), the most representative composer of seventeenth-century Venetian opera, used what is called "key symbolism." Key symbolism, or the association of one particular mood or meaning with one specific key, has been a topos in music theory literature ever since Plato and Aristotle. Many scholars maintain that early modern composers believed in the connotative power of the keys and selected them according to the "affect" they meant to convey. These assumptions are mostly based on the treatises of the time and significant examples, but key symbolism had never ...


Richard Stoltzman: Defying Categorization, Amy Alizabeth Turnbull 2011 University of Iowa

Richard Stoltzman: Defying Categorization, Amy Alizabeth Turnbull

Theses and Dissertations

Commentary on the playing style of clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Includes a biography of Richard Stoltzman.


2011-2012 Dean's Showcase No. 2, Jo Brand, Roman Yearian, Cassidy Moore, Jesse Yukimura, Noemi Rivera, Fabian Alvarez, Fabiola Porras, Greg Stead, Raul Rodriguez, Aneliya Novikova, Anastasiya Timofeeva 2011 Lynn University

2011-2012 Dean's Showcase No. 2, Jo Brand, Roman Yearian, Cassidy Moore, Jesse Yukimura, Noemi Rivera, Fabian Alvarez, Fabiola Porras, Greg Stead, Raul Rodriguez, Aneliya Novikova, Anastasiya Timofeeva

Dean's Showcase

No abstract provided.


All I Am: Defining Music As An Emotional Catalyst Through A Sociological Study Of Emotions, Gender And Culture, Adrienne M. Trier-Bieniek 2011 Western Michigan University

All I Am: Defining Music As An Emotional Catalyst Through A Sociological Study Of Emotions, Gender And Culture, Adrienne M. Trier-Bieniek

Dissertations

This dissertation, "'All I Am': Defining Music as an Emotional Catalyst through a Sociological Study of Emotions, Gender and Culture", is based in the sociology of emotions, gender and culture and guided by symbolic interactionist and feminist standpoint theory. A primary focus is on understanding the emotional and empowering relationships women build with music that is written and performed by women, especially if they are using the music for emotional support or as a means to heal themselves. This study examines the cultural, emotional and gendered role music plays in day-to-day social life using data collected during forty-two semi-structured interviews ...


Literal Imagery In Music: A Thesis To Accompany Constellation Suite, Evelyn Marie Pursley-Kopitzke 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Literal Imagery In Music: A Thesis To Accompany Constellation Suite, Evelyn Marie Pursley-Kopitzke

Masters Theses

The relationship between music and its sources of inspiration probably has been debated for as long as people have created instrumental music. Baroque tone painting is a documented early correlation of musical theme to subject. Subsequent musical imagery and mood creation for the later programmatic music could be an outgrowth from this Baroque practice. Composers used several approaches to create each music-to-subject connection.

One compositional device was using music that had become a cliché for its most common use to evoke a reference to that setting. Another device created music that “sounds like” its meaning—musical onomatopoeia—instrumental mimicry of ...


Concert: Ithaca Wind Quintet - Exploring World Music In The Woodwind Quintet Repertoire, Ithaca Wind Quintet, Wendy Herbener Mehne, Paige Morgan, Michael Galván, Lee Goodhew Romm, Alex Shuhan 2011 Ithaca College

Concert: Ithaca Wind Quintet - Exploring World Music In The Woodwind Quintet Repertoire, Ithaca Wind Quintet, Wendy Herbener Mehne, Paige Morgan, Michael Galván, Lee Goodhew Romm, Alex Shuhan

All Concert & Recital Programs

No abstract provided.


Student Ensemble: Guitar Studio, School of Music 2011 Illinois State University

Student Ensemble: Guitar Studio, School Of Music

School of Music Programs

Kemp Recital Hall
November 30, 2011
Wednesday Evening
7:30 p.m.


2011-2012 Performance Forum - November 30, 2011, Jesse Yukimura, Agnieszka Sornek, Felicia Besan, Dan Yi, Jared Cooper 2011 Lynn University

2011-2012 Performance Forum - November 30, 2011, Jesse Yukimura, Agnieszka Sornek, Felicia Besan, Dan Yi, Jared Cooper

Performance Forum

No abstract provided.


Doctoral Recital, Spencer Baker 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Doctoral Recital, Spencer Baker

Graduate Student Recitals

Program listing performers and works performed


Concert: Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Catherine Gale 2011 Ithaca College

Concert: Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Catherine Gale

All Concert & Recital Programs

No abstract provided.


2011 Fall Jazz Festival, Brandon Fields, Nathan Tanouye, David L. Loeb 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2011 Fall Jazz Festival, Brandon Fields, Nathan Tanouye, David L. Loeb

Jazz Ensembles

Program listing performers and works performed.


University Symphony Orchestra, Department of Music, University of Richmond 2011 University of Richmond

University Symphony Orchestra, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


University Symphony Orchestra, Department of Music, University of Richmond 2011 University of Richmond

University Symphony Orchestra, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Senior Recital: Thillman Benham, Cello, Thillman Benham 2011 Ithaca College

Senior Recital: Thillman Benham, Cello, Thillman Benham

All Concert & Recital Programs

No abstract provided.


Concert: Ithaca College Sinfonietta, Ithaca College Sinfonietta, James Mick, Paul Valentino 2011 Ithaca College

Concert: Ithaca College Sinfonietta, Ithaca College Sinfonietta, James Mick, Paul Valentino

All Concert & Recital Programs

No abstract provided.


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