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Concertino For Piano And Chamber Orchestra, By Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: A Performing Edition With Reduction Of The Orchestra For Second Piano, Francisco Coelho Ribeiro Da Silva Jan 2005

Concertino For Piano And Chamber Orchestra, By Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: A Performing Edition With Reduction Of The Orchestra For Second Piano, Francisco Coelho Ribeiro Da Silva

LSU Major Papers

The Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, by Brazilian nationalist composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993), is one of his ten works for piano and orchestra. The work is cast in three movements in sonata, ternary, and rondo forms respectively, and contains elements of Brazilian folk music. It is possibly the most appealing work by Guarnieri in this medium, and it has been performed by artists of the caliber of Laís de Souza Brasil, Joo Carlos Martins, Roberto Szidon, and Caio Pagano. It dates from 1961, and like most of the other works by Guarnieri in this genre, its scores ...


A Survey Of The Operettas Of Emmerich Kálmán, Jessie Wright Martin Jan 2005

A Survey Of The Operettas Of Emmerich Kálmán, Jessie Wright Martin

LSU Major Papers

The purpose of this document is to introduce singers, teachers, and devotees of musical theater to the prolific stage output of Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953), who ranks with Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehár as one of the most important and most-often performed among the composers of Viennese operetta. Although today relatively unknown in this country, Kálmán's operettas have been performed consistently in Europe for almost a century. Most of his twenty-two works provide excellent vehicles for both collegiate and professional companies that wish to explore the genre of operetta. Following a biography and brief analysis of his ...


A Wind Ensemble Adaptation And Conductor's Analysis Of Selected Movements Of Darius Milhaud's Saudades Do Brazil, With An Examination Of The Influences Of Ernesto Nazareth, Monty Roy Musgrave Jan 2005

A Wind Ensemble Adaptation And Conductor's Analysis Of Selected Movements Of Darius Milhaud's Saudades Do Brazil, With An Examination Of The Influences Of Ernesto Nazareth, Monty Roy Musgrave

LSU Major Papers

French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) lived in Rio de Janeiro from early 1917 to late 1918 as an attaché to the French ambassador to Brazil. While there he discovered its popular music, in particular the works of the Brazilian pianist Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934). Milhaud was fascinated by the Afro-Brazilian syncopated rhythms that constituted Brazilian popular music, which according to Milhaud “helped me better understand the Brazilian soul.” Milhaud’s Brazilian experiences profoundly affected his compositional style and inspired several important works in this idiom. Upon his return to France, Milhaud composed a suite of twelve dances for piano entitled Saudades ...


Interactive Computer Music: A Performer's Guide To Issues Surrounding Kyma With Live Clarinet Input, Roland Anton Karnatz Jan 2005

Interactive Computer Music: A Performer's Guide To Issues Surrounding Kyma With Live Clarinet Input, Roland Anton Karnatz

LSU Major Papers

Musicians are familiar with interaction in rehearsal and performance of music. Technology has become sophisticated and affordable to the point where interaction with a computer in real time performance is also possible. The nature of live interactive electronic music has blurred the distinction between the formerly exclusive realm of composition and that of performance. It is quite possible for performers to participate in the genre but currently little information is available for those wishing to explore it. This written document contains a definition of interaction, discussion on how it occurs in traditional music-making and a brief history of the emergence ...


Three Choral Compositions By Alice Parker: A Conductor's Analysis Of Songstream, Angels And Challengers, And Songs From "The Dragon Quilt", Jennifer Sue King Jan 2005

Three Choral Compositions By Alice Parker: A Conductor's Analysis Of Songstream, Angels And Challengers, And Songs From "The Dragon Quilt", Jennifer Sue King

LSU Major Papers

Alice Parker (b. 1925) has earned a place of respect in choral music through more than half a century of work in arranging and composition, conducting, teaching and writing. Her works reflect diverse interests, from short, unison pieces for treble choir, to the complexity of unaccompanied madrigals, to major choral/orchestral works and operas. Conductors and singers all over the world have been influenced by her writings, seminars and SINGS, and she continues to extol the value of music, both in the concert hall and as a part of everyday life. Scholarly research of her choral compositions is limited, and ...


The Free World Confronted: The Problem Of Slavery And Progress In American Foreign Relations, 1833-1844, Steven Heath Mitton Jan 2005

The Free World Confronted: The Problem Of Slavery And Progress In American Foreign Relations, 1833-1844, Steven Heath Mitton

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Enacted in 1833, Great Britain’s abolition of West Indian slavery confronted the United States with the complex interrelationship between slavery and progress. Dubbed the Great Experiment, British abolition held the possibility of demonstrating free labor more profitable than slavery. Besides elating the world’s abolitionists, always hopeful of equating material with moral progress, the experiment’s success would benefit Britain economically. Presented evidence of the greater profits of free labor, slaveholders worldwide would find themselves with compelling reason to abandon slavery. Likewise, London policymakers would proceed with little need—and no economic incentive—to promote abolition in British foreign ...


Castle To Condo, Country To Corporation: What Becomes Of Hamlet In Almereyda's Modern World, Melissa Trosclair Daigle Jan 2005

Castle To Condo, Country To Corporation: What Becomes Of Hamlet In Almereyda's Modern World, Melissa Trosclair Daigle

LSU Master's Theses

This paper looks into the inner workings of Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000). Even though Almereyda updates the setting and cuts many of the lines, sometimes entire scenes, from the source text, he is able to convey the some of the themes through his use of technology and media. While some themes do transfer into the postmodern setting, the places of discord are most interesting. Of particular interest is his use of modern technologies to display the corruption found in Shakespeare's play. These technologies, including speakerphone, surveillance equipment, wiring devices, handheld camcorders, and still photography, create an atmosphere of ...


"Sacred Duties": How Historical Constructs Of Gender And Work Inform Women's Involvement In U.S. Higher Education, Amber Leigh Vlasnik Jan 2005

"Sacred Duties": How Historical Constructs Of Gender And Work Inform Women's Involvement In U.S. Higher Education, Amber Leigh Vlasnik

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis explores how arguments about gender and labor roles have determined women's exclusion from or acceptance to the academy throughout the history of the United States. Race, gender, and class are identified as interlocking identities that shape experiences and women's gendered relationship to labor is demonstrated through the use of a materialist feminist framework. By tracing the distinct eras of colonial and United States history, the thesis illustrates the debates and public mindset of each time period and how they relate to women and higher education. The thesis concludes that popular social conceptions of the female body ...


The Role Of Matamore In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Shawn Halliday Jan 2005

The Role Of Matamore In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Shawn Halliday

LSU Master's Theses

The role of Matamore in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion was selected as a thesis project in the fall semester of 2004. This thesis is a written record of the actor’s work on the character throughout the rehearsal process and performance in the form of an Actor’s Score. It also includes an Introduction, Chapters on the Audition Process and First Reading, Character Analysis, a Production Photo and a Conclusion.


Good To Be Gone, Robert George Bloom Jan 2005

Good To Be Gone, Robert George Bloom

LSU Master's Theses

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The Role Of Pridamant In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Brace Easton Harris Jan 2005

The Role Of Pridamant In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Brace Easton Harris

LSU Master's Theses

The role of Pridamant in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Illusion was performed in the Fall of 2004 and elected as a thesis role at that time. This thesis is a written record of the actor’s interpretation of the character. The thesis includes pre-production work, Character Analysis, and Four Column Score.


Felt, Yvonne Pierce James Jan 2005

Felt, Yvonne Pierce James

LSU Master's Theses

My work is largely autobiographical and the way I express myself is the product of memories and life experiences. I grew up as one of a family of ten children and learned early the values of sharing and helping others. We were also taught not to waste anything. We learned to recycle as part of our daily life. As you will see in my work almost all of the materials I use are found objects or recycled materials. In growing up as part of a large, rural, southern family, there was also a tradition of ‘women’s work’. Nearly all ...


The Intention/Foresight Distinction In The Doctrine Of Double Effect: From Theoretical Impasses And Double-Think To Practical Applications In Bioethics, Mitchell R. Thomas, Iii Jan 2005

The Intention/Foresight Distinction In The Doctrine Of Double Effect: From Theoretical Impasses And Double-Think To Practical Applications In Bioethics, Mitchell R. Thomas, Iii

LSU Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to address the doubts that surround the intention/foresight distinction of the Doctrine of Double Effect (DDE). The claim is made by some that this distinction is merely a semantic one or if real, it is morally irrelevant. It will be argued that this is the result of doubts that surround the contributions of theory in applied ethics and the double think that sometimes results from the misuse of the DDE. I will argue that the intention/foresight distinction in the DDE is a real one and can be made on the level of ...


Black Catholicism: Religion And Slavery In Antebellum Louisiana, Lori Renee Pastor Jan 2005

Black Catholicism: Religion And Slavery In Antebellum Louisiana, Lori Renee Pastor

LSU Master's Theses

The practice of Catholicism extended across racial boundaries in colonial Louisiana, and interracial worship continued to characterize the religious experience of Catholics throughout the antebellum period. French and Spanish missionaries baptized natives, settlers, and slaves, and the Catholic Church required Catholic planters to baptize and catechize their slaves. Most slaveholders outside New Orleans, however, were lax in the religious education of slaves. Work holidays did not always correspond to religious holy days, and the number of slave baptisms and confirmations on Catholic plantations often depended on the willingness of the local priest, or the slaves themselves, to attend the parish ...


The Roles Of Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Michelle Elain Mccoy Jan 2005

The Roles Of Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta In Tony Kushner's Adaptation Of The Illusion: A Production Thesis In Acting, Michelle Elain Mccoy

LSU Master's Theses

The roles of Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta in The Illusion, freely adapted by Tony Kushner, was selected as a thesis project in the fall semester of 2004. This thesis is a written record of the actor's work on the character throughout the rehearsal process and performance of the production. It contains four parts: an introduction, a character analysis, a four-column score and an appendix that includes production photos.


Too Fast, Too Tight, Too Loud, Too Bright, David Martin Storlie Jan 2005

Too Fast, Too Tight, Too Loud, Too Bright, David Martin Storlie

LSU Master's Theses

It is difficult to imagine that others do not perceive and react to the cultural stimuli as I do when dealing with everyday sensory situations. Unlike most, I have struggled with many different responses to commonplace sensory events during my life. A recent diagnosis of certain symptoms has helped to explain not only my lifelong reactions to sensory stimuli, but also the resulting environments I have created for myself in which I live and work. The four terms I use that most fully describe the affects of this condition are; too fast, too tight, too loud and too bright. Although ...


A Hellenistic Masterpiece: The Medici Aphrodite, Angel D. Arvello Jan 2005

A Hellenistic Masterpiece: The Medici Aphrodite, Angel D. Arvello

LSU Master's Theses

Numerous copies of both the Medici and Capitoline Aphrodite were produced in the Roman period. Judging only from the number of copies, it is generally accepted that the Capitoline was the most popular type followed by the Knidia and finally the Medici. First an examination of the copies, variants and quotations of each type is given to provide some background on the Medici and Capitoline. Next is a discussion of the dating of the pieces which has typically ranged from the fourth to the first centuries BC. An overview of a second century trend is presented to place both pieces ...


Restoration, Religion, And Revenge, Heather Thornton Jan 2005

Restoration, Religion, And Revenge, Heather Thornton

LSU Master's Theses

The subject of this thesis is religious dissent in Restoration England. The government of Charles II and the reinstated Church of England both had programs on how to deal with the problem of religious nonconformity. This project presents the punitive legislation supported by king, parliament, and church to stamp out dissent. These programs were unable to sway the beliefs of committed nonconformists who gave testimony to the strength of their beliefs by facing persecution and imprisonment.


Feminism In Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners Of The Americans, The Vicar Of Wrexhill, The Life And Adventures Of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw And Jessie Phillips, Jessica S. Boulard Jan 2005

Feminism In Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners Of The Americans, The Vicar Of Wrexhill, The Life And Adventures Of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw And Jessie Phillips, Jessica S. Boulard

LSU Master's Theses

In The Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832), the travelogue that launched Trollope's career as a literary figure, she accounts the four years spent living in America with the majority of her children and without her husband. The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw (1836), published fifteen years before Uncle Tom's Cabin, is the first anti-slavery novel written in English. Other novels, like The Vicar of Wrexhill (1834) and Jessie Phillips (1844) discuss legal matters. A common thread connects much of Trollope's work. That thread is feminism, which places her in the company of (and somewhere ...


Une Société Nouvelle: The Decline Of The Gaullist Party And France's Move To The Left, Neal A. Novak Jan 2005

Une Société Nouvelle: The Decline Of The Gaullist Party And France's Move To The Left, Neal A. Novak

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis is concerned with French politics in the thirteen years after 1968. After the wave of street demonstrations, seizure of schools, and worker sit-ins that beset the country in May of that year, many people in France became convinced of the need to alter the political status quo. In the years that followed, the country’s largest and most dominant political grouping, the Gaullist party, experienced a dramatic loss of electoral support. Between 1968 and 1981, the Gaullists lost control of the National Assembly, the premiership, and the presidency. By May 1981, France’s Fifth Republic was governed by ...


Monasticism In Anglo-Saxon England: An Analysis Of Selected Hagiography From Northumbria Written In The Years After The Council Of Whitby, Carrie Couvillon Jan 2005

Monasticism In Anglo-Saxon England: An Analysis Of Selected Hagiography From Northumbria Written In The Years After The Council Of Whitby, Carrie Couvillon

LSU Master's Theses

Hagiography, writings about saints, was generally a means of venerating a saint's life. An author of hagiography wrote to advance his own salvation as well as to educate his audience on the proper practice of Christianity. Anglo-Saxon hagiography written in the years after the Council of Whitby in 664, however, also showed more support for the Roman tradition as opposed to Celtic Christianity. In an era when Christians in England were divided both culturally and religiously, unification under a single tradition as the one true representative of the faith was essential. This paper is an analysis of four important ...


This Is What I Meant When I Told You, Ryan David O'Malley Jan 2005

This Is What I Meant When I Told You, Ryan David O'Malley

LSU Master's Theses

THIS IS WHAT I MEANT WHEN I TOLD YOU is a quest to visually decipher the complexities of "self." The goal is to form a relationship of honesty between my mind and my hand, the art and the viewer. The work investigates reoccurring ideas, threaded through each day, in order to create narratives based on the immediacy of emotion, and the struggle between self-realization and uncertainty. Or as one commented during my show, "A celebration of the dark side of life."


Adventures Of A Former Girlfriend: A Novel, Colleen Helen Fava Jan 2005

Adventures Of A Former Girlfriend: A Novel, Colleen Helen Fava

LSU Master's Theses

This is a novel about a young woman trying to redefine herself after years of defining herself through her relationships with other people, most specifically her boyfriends, but also her family. The heroine faces many challenges: the end of a long-term relationship, the illness of her niece, complications with her best friends, and a revelation about her parent's relationship. These ordinary obstacles of everyday living will propel the main character into a confrontation with her perception of herself and the world around her.


Blood Work, Mack Gingles Jan 2005

Blood Work, Mack Gingles

LSU Master's Theses

The visual portion of BLOOD WORK is a record of my reconciliations with its parts: description based on the photograph, memory, and my concerns for abstraction. I am interested in the nuances of gesture as they convey meaning and evoke memory response. Though non-specific, the space surrounding the figures is emptied to accentuate their psychology. By adumbrating one reality and effacing another I attempt to transform the mundane into what I perceive as the uncanny.


Defining Modernity: Mentality And Ideology Under The French Second Empire, Gavin Murray-Miller Jan 2005

Defining Modernity: Mentality And Ideology Under The French Second Empire, Gavin Murray-Miller

LSU Master's Theses

This study intends to examine the relationship between popular conceptions of modernity and Republican ideology during the Second Empire, 1852-1870. With the advent of the industrial revolution in France, scientific knowledge came to be equated with notions of progress and innovation, leading intellectual elites to design philosophical and social systems predicated upon the authority of scientific analysis and objectivity. Influenced by the intellectual currents under the Second Empire, a new generation of Republican political theorists incorporated notions of science into their ideological outlook, ultimately engendering a moderate brand of Republicanism which played a significant role in the founding of the ...


An Investigation Into A French Fifteenth-Century Book Of Hours, Mary Dawes Jan 2005

An Investigation Into A French Fifteenth-Century Book Of Hours, Mary Dawes

LSU Master's Theses

A Books of Hours refers to a personal prayer book that was used by the laity, rather than the clergy. The laity's version of these texts is often accompanied by enchanting illuminations. Although the text and subject matter of the images within each codex remain similar, no two Books of Hours are alike. In the Middle Ages the popularity of Books of Hours was such that today they form the largest extant category of illuminated manuscripts. This thesis concentrates on one particular manuscript: a yet uncatalogued Book of Hours that is currently within the collection of Louisiana State University ...


The Southern Predicament, Todd Hines Jan 2005

The Southern Predicament, Todd Hines

LSU Master's Theses

The Southern Predicament is an exhibition that explores aspects of self-awareness and identity in the modern south.


An Exploration Of The Quantity And Quality Of Campus Sexual Assault Policies, Kayla Ann Bourg Jan 2005

An Exploration Of The Quantity And Quality Of Campus Sexual Assault Policies, Kayla Ann Bourg

LSU Master's Theses

Sexual assault disproportionately affects female college students, more so than any other group of women in the general population. Therefore, consideration for the safety needs of this particular group of women constitute a great concern for university administrators. Safety measures currently utilized at universities for decreasing sexual assault rates have been insufficient. Some researchers have turned their attention to the role of campus sexual assault policies as a means in which to alleviate this crisis. The present investigation analyzes the prevalence and quality of sexual assault policies at 102 public Doctoral/Research extensive universities in the United States. The majority ...


Aquinas And The Knowledge Of God, Casey Edler Jan 2005

Aquinas And The Knowledge Of God, Casey Edler

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis concerns the introduction of mystical knowledge into a debate about God that relies on scientific evidence. The thesis focuses in particular on the relevance of Thomas Aquinas' view of mystical experience. After first presenting Aquinas' theory of rapture as an anticipation of the beatific vision and distinguishing it from other ways of knowing God, I argue that such a theory convincingly renders mystical knowledge inadmissible into a debate about God that relies on scientific evidence, owing to one's inability to either remember or communicate such an experience. As a result, introducing mystical knowledge into the debate causes ...


Re-Envisioning My Backyard, One Brick At A Time, Kimberly Ellen Greene Jan 2005

Re-Envisioning My Backyard, One Brick At A Time, Kimberly Ellen Greene

LSU Master's Theses

My work is inspired by my immediate environment. I am especially interested in places which exhibit visual evidence of history, of industrial, natural and human life and the corresponding cycles of building, abandonment, destruction and salvage. In Baton Rouge, these relationships are dramatic, the lush vegetation, birds and overwhelming presence of industry make this interplay constantly tangible. My current work began with the phenomenal concerns within the struggle of nature and industry. Newly built industry is highly ordered, the perfect symbol of not only technology, but also control. However, older industry is more chaotic, with the initial order obscured over ...