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A Conductor's Analysis Of Theodore Morrison's War And Reconciliation, Alissa Ann Mercurio Rowe 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Conductor's Analysis Of Theodore Morrison's War And Reconciliation, Alissa Ann Mercurio Rowe

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Theodore Morrison (b. 1938) was involved with music at a very young age as singer, organist, and choirmaster. As his musical career prospered he grew as a teacher, conductor, and composer. His compositional output includes several large works for chorus, soloists and orchestra, and a substantial body of shorter works. The smaller works encompass an overture for wind ensemble, chamber pieces for woodwinds and strings, a sonata and a set of variations for organ, several works for chorus and organ, an a cappella mass, three song cycles, and numerous choral pieces and songs. This document presents a brief biographical introduction ...


Bye-Bye (Score), Gary Smart 2010 University of North Florida

Bye-Bye (Score), Gary Smart

Music Faculty Publications

“Bye-bye” for mixed sextet of instruments was written specifically for the 2010 Finale Composers’ Competition. It was finished in August 2010. It is a kind of abstract toccata which relies on rhythmic gestures as a primary unifying device. “Bye-bye” is Ivesian in it’s overall American character and in it’s use of materials from diverse musical genres (vaudeville, ragtime, waltz, early jazz, swing, etc.).

Only five minutes in length, this piece is written to serve as a brilliant, eccentric showpiece encore. Fans of the “Great American songbook” will recognize this music to be a free fantasy on the old ...


Creating Salsa, Claiming Salsa: Identity, Location, And Authenticity In Global Popular Music, William Guthrie LeGrand 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Creating Salsa, Claiming Salsa: Identity, Location, And Authenticity In Global Popular Music, William Guthrie Legrand

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Although Latin American ethnomusicological scholarship in the last twenty years has addressed much of the Caribbean, particularly Cuba, the popular genre salsa has often been treated as a side project of scholars with other specialties. Much of previous Latin American scholarship has favored nation-based, particularly folkloric, genres, while current trends have largely moved toward either re-engaging nation-based scholarship within postmodern critical contexts or addressing reggaeton as part of the scholarly fascination with global hip-hop culture. Salsa, which has always been created, contested, and claimed. through transnational/global routes, has therefore often been marginalized through its continued association with Latin American ...


For Orchestra, David Paul Cortello 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

For Orchestra, David Paul Cortello

LSU Master's Theses

“For Orchestra” is a four movement symphonic reflection on an unfinished life that ultimately finds redemption and a new beginning. Conflict and questioning are depicted through combinations of tonally ambiguous techniques. Debussian chord planing is combined with elements of twelve-tone technique; symmetrical scales offer hints of the familiar without sounding clear tone centers; rhythmic elements fight each other, resolve, and fight again, leaving questions still unanswered. There are moments of joy and triumph heard through tonal progressions, and a scherzo that is later darkened, first through an augmentation, and then a tritone harmonization. The third movement represents a slow spiral ...


The Louisiana Sinfonietta, A New Orchestral Model, And An Original Composition, Concerto For Guitar And Symphony Orchestra, Op. 12, Ronaldo Cadeu de Oliveira 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Louisiana Sinfonietta, A New Orchestral Model, And An Original Composition, Concerto For Guitar And Symphony Orchestra, Op. 12, Ronaldo Cadeu De Oliveira

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is divided into two parts. Part one is a historical paper about the chamber orchestra known as The Louisiana Sinfonietta and is divided into seven chapters. In the introduction I explain the methods used to conduct this research. Chapter one is an introduction that discusses the problem of the possible end of the long tradition of the symphony orchestra. Chapter one also investigates how the organizational model used by the Louisiana Sinfonietta may be a sign of a new orchestral model, one that may solve many of the problems that orchestras are facing today. Chapters two, three, and ...


Triad Fantasy: Score And Analysis, Wayne A. Buck 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Triad Fantasy: Score And Analysis, Wayne A. Buck

Masters Theses

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A Performance Guide To Lori Laitman's Living In The Body, Kathryn Mary Drake 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Performance Guide To Lori Laitman's Living In The Body, Kathryn Mary Drake

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this document is to provide a complete performer’s guide to American composer Lori Laitman’s Living in the Body, a song cycle consisting of six songs for soprano and saxophone set to the poetry of Joyce Sutphen. Living in the Body is one of very few cycles written for soprano and saxophone, and the combination is both unusual and interesting to investigate. The cycle explores letting go of the past and focusing on what will happen in the second half of life. The text is set expertly for soprano, bringing important words to the listener’s ...


The Alfred Cortot Study Edition Of Chopin's Etudes & How The Alexander Technique Can Facilitate Progress Towards Performance Through His Suggested Exercises, Li-Fang Wu 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Alfred Cortot Study Edition Of Chopin's Etudes & How The Alexander Technique Can Facilitate Progress Towards Performance Through His Suggested Exercises, Li-Fang Wu

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this research paper is to study how the Alexander Technique can be applied to the process of pianistic practicing, and specific technique issues. The sets of exercises I choose to focus on are from the Alfred Cortot study edition of Chopin’s Etudes, op. 10 and op. 25. The Alexander Technique is a method of releasing unnecessary muscular tension when performing every action, including motions in piano playing. Therefore, the preparatory exercises suggested by Alfred Cortot in his study editions can be more effectively executed by applying the Alexander Technique principles. This research paper is divided into ...


Dancecult Bibliography: Books, Articles, Theses, Lectures, And Films About Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Eliot Bates 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

Dancecult Bibliography: Books, Articles, Theses, Lectures, And Films About Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Eliot Bates

Publications and Research

Dancecult is a forum for the electronic dance music culture (EDMC) research network, whose doors opened in April, 2005. Presently, Dancecult manifests as a mailing list and rich informational website. With around 180 members (and growing) worldwide, Dancecult-l is an interdisciplinary mailing list for graduate students, scholars, and other parties interested in the study and documentation of EDMCs from proto-disco through post-rave formations. As a critical information exchange hub, Dancecult-l enables resource sharing and collaboration between international researchers of club cultures, raves, techno, electronica, doof, digital arts and other manifestations of EDMC. Members come from various different disciplines, operating in ...


Mixing For Parlak And Bowing For A Büyük Ses: The Aesthetics Of Arranged Traditional Music In Turkey, Eliot Bates 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

Mixing For Parlak And Bowing For A Büyük Ses: The Aesthetics Of Arranged Traditional Music In Turkey, Eliot Bates

Publications and Research

In this paper I explore the production aesthetics that define the sound of most arranged traditional music albums produced in the early 2000s in Istanbul, Turkey. I will focus on two primary aesthetic characteristics, the achievement of which consume much of the labor put into tracking and mixing: parlak (“shine”) and büyük ses (“big sound”). Parlak, at its most basic, consists of a pronounced high frequency boost and a pattern of harmonic distortion characteristics, and is often described by studio musicians and engineers in Turkey as an exaggeration of the perceived brightness of the majority of Anatolian folk instruments. Büyük ...


Steve Blackwell: A Florida Folk Musician, Brian Haymans 2010 University of Central Florida

Steve Blackwell: A Florida Folk Musician, Brian Haymans

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates the life of Steve Blackwell (1947-2006), a Florida folk singer/songwriter from Punta Gorda, FL, located where the Peace River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The study examines his biographical history, his performance career, musical output, and the impact he and his music had on the surrounding community. The first part of the study documents Blackwell's history and the major events that shaped his life while, at the same time, describing what kind of person Steve Blackwell was. The second part of the study examines Blackwell's career as a musical performer, the bands he played ...


Rhythmic Characteristics Of Improvisational Drumming Among Preschool Children, Rachel Whitcomb 2010 Duquesne University

Rhythmic Characteristics Of Improvisational Drumming Among Preschool Children, Rachel Whitcomb

Research & Issues in Music Education

A call-and-response drumming activity was carried out to determine the rhythmic characteristics of improvised patterns created by preschool children. Specific goals of the study were to: (1) determine the durations, start and stop times, and rhythmic patterns of improvised responses to a simple given call using drums; (2) determine the presence or absence of steady beat in improvised responses; and (3) describe the social factors that may affect the improvisational choices of young children. Six 4- and 5-year-old children participated in the activity over five weeks. Each week, the researcher played a four-beat rhythmic call and invited each student to ...


Adult Motivations In Community Orchestra Participation: A Pilot Case Study Of The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (New Jersey), Carol Shansky 2010 Molloy College

Adult Motivations In Community Orchestra Participation: A Pilot Case Study Of The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (New Jersey), Carol Shansky

Research & Issues in Music Education

The purpose of this study was to explore the motivations of adults in choosing to participate in community orchestras. This paper identifies many of those motivations and examines the reasons and implications of why the adults in the study chose to continue to play in community orchestras. The investigation was conducted in 2007 via a case study of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, a community orchestra located in Northern New Jersey. The adults selected for interview were members of the orchestra. The responses were uniform: love of playing one’s instrument, desire for musical challenge, inspiration for practice and commitment to ...


Preservice Elementary Classroom Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Music In The School Curriculum And Teaching Music, Christopher J. Della Pietra, Sara Bidner, Thomas A. Devaney 2010 Santa Cruz, California

Preservice Elementary Classroom Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Music In The School Curriculum And Teaching Music, Christopher J. Della Pietra, Sara Bidner, Thomas A. Devaney

Research & Issues in Music Education

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of preservice elementary education classroom teachers toward teaching music and the importance of music in the school curriculum as they prepare to enter the field in an era of high stakes testing, state standards, and accountability. More specifically, responses to twenty-nine statements were used to determine attitudes toward the following three constructs: (a) academic and social benefits of music education, (b) inclusion of music in the curriculum, and (c) comfort in teaching and leading music in the classroom. The survey instrument was a modified version of that used by Lewis ...


Church Musicians’ Participation Perceptions: Applications To Community Music, Debbie Rohwer 2010 University of North Texas

Church Musicians’ Participation Perceptions: Applications To Community Music, Debbie Rohwer

Research & Issues in Music Education

The purpose of the study was to describe the participation perceptions of church choir musicians. Twenty-two choral musicians in 3 churches were interviewed. The results align with past research on community music ensembles in terms of musical and social perceptions of the participants, including concepts of recruitment, attendance, and diverse musicianship levels. There was, however, a notable difference with past studies in that worship was an interwoven, integral component of the members’ perceptions. Because of this worship component, church music may have a different feel than other community groups, with an emphasis on an external, unifying force making the activity ...


Character Education: The Effects Of An After-School Music Program On At-Risk Youth Student Motivation And Academic Achievement, Sharon L. Koster 2010 Wright State University

Character Education: The Effects Of An After-School Music Program On At-Risk Youth Student Motivation And Academic Achievement, Sharon L. Koster

Browse all Theses and Dissertations

This case study was designed to increase student motivation and improve academic achievement in at-risk students through participation in an after-school music program. The case study began in September 2007, as a part of Project Jericho's After-school Arts Program, a program that is a collaboration between the Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center and Job and Family Services of Clark County, in Springfield, Ohio. An analysis compared pre and post data that included field notes, personal observation, student journals, and SWIS data (School-wide Information System: official school behavioral tracking system for data), in order to measure changes in ...


Ua94/6/2/1 Hilltoppers Quartet Collection, WKU University Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua94/6/2/1 Hilltoppers Quartet Collection, Wku University Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Hilltoppers quartet. The collection includes phonograph records, copies of scrapbooks, promotional materials and sheet music.


The Musical Moment: For String Quartet, Seungchul Ahn 2010 Cleveland State University

The Musical Moment: For String Quartet, Seungchul Ahn

ETD Archive

This piece represents the fusion of my life experiences in America and of studying abroad. Albeit, I had accomplished in Korea, when in America, I had become overwhelmed, and felt somewhat discouraged by a lack of focus. However, once I listened the string quartets of Bela Bartok, both my focus and my enthusiasm for writing music came back. The desired musical moment led me to write this string quartet for my thesis this string quartet piece is fully filled with and admiration to Bartok. The overall piece is intended to express my journey - the thoughts, feelings, experiences of studying in ...


After The Dawn Out Comes The Sun, Adam Hill 2010 Western Washington University

After The Dawn Out Comes The Sun, Adam Hill

WWU Graduate School Collection

Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (Fl. 2 doubles on piccolo) 2 Oboes 2 Clarinets in B-flat (Cl. 2 doubles on Bass Cl.) 2 Bassoons 4 Horns in F 2 Trumpets in B-flat 2 Trombones (Tb. 1 - tenor tb. Tb. 2 - bass tb.) Tuba Timpani Percussion 1 - Bass drum Suspended cymbal Glockenspiel Marimba Percussion 2 - Crotales (arco and mallets) Tam-tam Cymbals Vibraphone 2 Toms (medium and low) Wind chimes (metal) Xylophone Chimes Violin I Violin II Viola Cello


Terminal, David Hal Campbell 2010 Western Washington University

Terminal, David Hal Campbell

WWU Graduate School Collection

Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo 2 Flutes (Fl. 2 dbl on alto) 3 Oboes (Ob. 3 dbl on ehn) 3 Clarinets in Bb (Cl. 3 dbl on bcl) 3 Bassoons Timpani + 3 percussionists 1 Harp (double if 2 are available) 4 Horns in F 3 Trumpets (Tpt. 1 dbl on Picc Tpt.) 3 Trombones Bass Tuba Piano Strings 16 Violin 1 14 Violin 2 12 Viola 10 Cello 8 Double Bass (at least 2 with C extension) Score in C - regular octave transposing instruments are transposed


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