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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Degree Discipline: Music
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An Analysis and Comparison of the Critical Works of Virgil Thomson and Olin Downes

An Analysis and Comparison of the Critical Works of Virgil Thomson and Olin Downes

Date: 1947
Creator: Teasley, Elizabeth Kincaid
Description: A study of the critical work of Virgil Thomson, critic for the New York Herald Tribune and of Olin Downes, music critic for the New York Times, will perhaps give a better understanding of how different emphasis on purposes may influence critical work. Each man wrote brief, journalistic reviews. They attended many of the same concerts; yet, their critical judgments differed in many respects.
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Devices for Teaching Creative Music in the Elementary Grades

Devices for Teaching Creative Music in the Elementary Grades

Date: 1947
Creator: Spearman, Leta Hooks
Description: The purpose of the creative approach in music education is to furnish the child with opportunities for originality of expression and for freedom and adventure. This thesis examines the goals and purposes of using creativity in music eduction.
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A Dramatic and Musical Analysis of the Character, Isolde, Derived from Both the Legend and Richard Wagner's Opera, Tristan and Isolde

A Dramatic and Musical Analysis of the Character, Isolde, Derived from Both the Legend and Richard Wagner's Opera, Tristan and Isolde

Date: 1949
Creator: McConnell, Patsi Jane
Description: This paper attempts to give a complete musical and dramatic analysis of the character of Isolde, from both the legend and Richard Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, by first comparing the events as related in the two principal sources of the legend and then by an examination of Wagner's version of the story.
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A Teaching Guide for Adult Beginner Piano Study

A Teaching Guide for Adult Beginner Piano Study

Date: 1949
Creator: Stone, Thomas M. (Thomas Mitchell)
Description: This teaching guide for adult piano study has been designed to be used with many of the methods which already exist, and to serve as a guide for the teacher who failed to keep abreast with the progress of modern piano study.
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A Tabulation of Art Songs for Women Voices That Do Not Contain the Romantic or Religious Motif

A Tabulation of Art Songs for Women Voices That Do Not Contain the Romantic or Religious Motif

Date: August 1946
Creator: Haug, Eddie Lou
Description: The problem of the investigator is the compilation of an exhaustive list of art songs other than those dealing with subjects of a romantic or religious nature.
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The Musical Setting of Eight Choruses for Typical Music Classes of Grades Four to Six

The Musical Setting of Eight Choruses for Typical Music Classes of Grades Four to Six

Date: September 1942
Creator: Hamilton, Mary Joe
Description: These eight were selected as typical lyrics to meet the diverse interests of students in the intermediate grades and to aid the teachers of those students in transmitting desired precepts and ideals. The poems are short and varied in verse form. The subject matter ranges from pirates and fairies to one's own conscience and Christmas; the moods, from whimsicality and nonsense to patriotism and reverence. The marked poetic devices influencing the choice of these particular lyrics are their rhythmical and alliterative quality; their rich, lively, yet correct language; their vivid imagery; their emotional appeal; and in a few cases their narrative quality.
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An Historical Study of the Carol "In Dulci Jubilo"

An Historical Study of the Carol "In Dulci Jubilo"

Date: August 1945
Creator: Parker, Mabel, 1909-
Description: A study of the carol form immediately leads into the field of the hymn; each is a form of praise or worship. The hymn is as instinctive as life itself, and as universal as the air man breathes. Hymns to the sun god, to the many Babylonian deities, to the Great Spirit of the American Indian - these are found, along with others in all ancient literature.
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An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I

An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I

Date: August 1943
Creator: Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1920-
Description: This subject has been chosen by the writer for the purpose of discussing these problems of performance, arising with the composition, the St. Matthew Passion, by J. S. Bach. Since Bach was a German and wrote in that language, the edition used is called the American edition. The performances in America are, with few exceptions, based upon translations which must be accurately edited so as not to obscure Bach's intentions.
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Initiating a Music Supervisory Program in a Small School

Initiating a Music Supervisory Program in a Small School

Date: August 1943
Creator: Carney, Ruth, 1907-
Description: An inadequate music education program should give rise to some thought and action on the part of any serious-minded progressive teacher in that field, It is not enough to suspect or to discover faults, but a way to improve the situation should be attempted. Best practices should be evaluated and objectives formulated for future procedure through cooperative planning.
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An Experimental Treatment of Inaccurate Singers in the Intermediate Grades

An Experimental Treatment of Inaccurate Singers in the Intermediate Grades

Date: August 1945
Creator: Allen, Sheila Emery
Description: A study of the causes and remedial treatment of inaccurate singing through experimentation and research was chosen by the writer as a practical problem urgently in need of solution.
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The History of the Development of Public School Music in Taylor County, Texas

The History of the Development of Public School Music in Taylor County, Texas

Date: July 1943
Creator: Moore, Katrina Lee
Description: The first of any formal education in music that can be found from the records or from the memories of those who were present at the time was the singing school. One ranch in the Blair community has files in which records were found of all import ant events of the school and community life. These files relate the coming of the singing school regularly every summer. Shaped notes were taught front hymn books. At the end of the course, a certificate was given to those who graduated. The teacher of the school then moved on to the next engagement.
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A Stylistic Analysis of Serge Prokofieff's "Second Concerto for Violin"

A Stylistic Analysis of Serge Prokofieff's "Second Concerto for Violin"

Date: September 1943
Creator: Kerr, Esther Stephens
Description: The purpose of the following study is to make an analysis of the structural elements and stylistic characteristics in the Second Concerto for Violin by the modern Russian composer, Serge Prokofieff. These include the composer's treatment of form, melody, rhythm, harmony, and medium of expression.
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The Music Preparation of Elementary Education Majors in the Teacher Training Institutions of Texas

The Music Preparation of Elementary Education Majors in the Teacher Training Institutions of Texas

Date: May 1943
Creator: Elliott, Elois Allison
Description: A. What training are senior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? B. What training are junior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? C. What observations can be made on training now given? What recommendations can be made for improvement? D. 'What conclusions have supervisors of music in Texas reached concerning the ability of teachers trained in teachers' colleges? E. What is the reaction of teachers who are teaching music and who have had the six hours of music required by the state department?
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The Construction and Orchestration of a Composition

The Construction and Orchestration of a Composition

Date: August 1946
Creator: Butler, Hugh Benjamin
Description: The problems arising in the conception, composing and perfecting of a composition may be divided into two types (1) Those connected with the composition itself; and (2) Those pertaining to the interpretation of the moods and thematic variations of the composition by the orchestra.
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A Stylistic and Structural Analysis of David Stanley Smith's Sonata in A, Opus 51

A Stylistic and Structural Analysis of David Stanley Smith's Sonata in A, Opus 51

Date: August 1944
Creator: Brackenridge, Margaret Elaine
Description: The purpose of the following study is to make an analysis of the structural elements and stylistic characteristics of the Sonata in A Minor for violin and piano by David Stanley Smith. This analysis will include the composer's treatment of form, harmony, melody and tonality, rhythm, intellectual and emotional content, and mediums of expression.
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The Development of a Curriculum for the Teaching of Dance Music at a College Level

The Development of a Curriculum for the Teaching of Dance Music at a College Level

Date: August 1944
Creator: Hall, Gene, 1913-
Description: The purpose of this study is to set forth certain principals or rules, Which, if adhered to, will be a beginning in the training of the young musician who would make the playing of dance music his profession. Be it understood that this is only an embryonic work and as such it should not be considered a final and irrevocable treatise on this topic. Actual work and development in this field will probably see many of the practices recommended herein relegated to a less important stage while items not mentioned, or perhaps mentioned and treated without undue stress, may come to the foreground of importance. It is hoped that this work will help in paving the way for a sincere and unprejudiced program of training for the young dance musician. However, before venturing into any discussion concerning dance music, it is necessary to have a clear understanding as to what fields of music are included in the term dance music.
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Ten Assembly Programs for Intermediate Grades Designed to Further the Understanding of Mexican Culture in our Schools

Ten Assembly Programs for Intermediate Grades Designed to Further the Understanding of Mexican Culture in our Schools

Date: August 1945
Creator: Gross, Marjorie Clark
Description: It shall be the purpose of the writer to prepare program material appropriate for school use which will interest, instruct and contribute toward mutual understanding of both the Latin-American and Anglo-American child. This program material has been incorporated into ten musical plays, the themes, dances and songs of which have been gleaned from a great amount of reading material, stories related by Mexican people, legends told by pioneer Anglo residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and ideas that have been presented by students. It is the purpose of the writer to organize this material into plays which may be of service to any teacher who intends to present a program, in the intermediate grades, dealing with some phase of Latin and Anglo-American relations.
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The Status and Administration of Student Dance Bands in Colleges and Universities in the United States

The Status and Administration of Student Dance Bands in Colleges and Universities in the United States

Date: May 1947
Creator: Johnson, James W. (James Winfred)
Description: Due to the increased importance of music in everyday life, the expanding enrollment in most colleges brought on by the return of war veterans, and the ever increasing popularity of dance music, more and more schools are incorporating dance bands as part of their musical program in connection with their recreation and college promotion activities. Since this is more or less a new development, it is of interest to all school administrators to see just what is being done in regard to dance music in the schools. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to determine the extent and usage of popular dance bands in colleges at the present time, and to present certain problems which are apt to confront the administrator of such an organization.
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An Analysis of the Course of Study for Instrumental Music Courses in the High Schools of Texas

An Analysis of the Course of Study for Instrumental Music Courses in the High Schools of Texas

Date: June 1941
Creator: Howard, William Harmon
Description: The purpose of this survey was to analyze the course of study in instrumental music prescribed by the Texas State Department for the high schools of the state and to determine whether or not a coordinated and well-rounded program of education in instrumental music is being offered in the schools of Texas. It was hoped, furthermore, that, by comparing this program with others elsewhere, this analysis might show whether or not Texas is following any general trend in instrumental music education.
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A Proposed Music Theory Text Book for Instrumental Students of High Schools of 250-750 Enrollment, Who Have a Limited Amount of Public School Music

A Proposed Music Theory Text Book for Instrumental Students of High Schools of 250-750 Enrollment, Who Have a Limited Amount of Public School Music

Date: June 1941
Creator: McMath, Robert Carroll, 1919-1996
Description: It is the author's purpose, after a thorough study of published theory books, to present a proposed textbook in music theory to meet the needs of the average high school student.
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Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Composers and Music Forms Which Influenced the Organ Works of J.S. Bach

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Composers and Music Forms Which Influenced the Organ Works of J.S. Bach

Date: June 1941
Creator: Smith, Laura Beattie
Description: The music of Bach becomes much more understandable through an examination of the composers who work before him. An examination of the music of the pre-Bach composers proves it to be amazingly fresh and vital, and it was in this field that Back sought inspiration.
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Guidance Factors in the Selection of Students for the Study of Instrumental Music in the Public Schools of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Guidance Factors in the Selection of Students for the Study of Instrumental Music in the Public Schools of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Date: August 1940
Creator: Hayes, Kenneth, 1908-
Description: Instrumental music classes in the public schools of Tulsa, Oklahoma, have experienced a phenomenal growth during the past twenty years. Prior to this period, opportunity for instrumental music expression was limited to the high school band and orchestra,which rehearsed outside of school hours. No instruction other than this was provided and the student who wished to play in the school band or orchestra studied first from private instructors. In this study the investigator has examined a great many devices for measuring capacities and aptitudes which are known to the profession. He has attempted to evaluate these procedures in the light of sound educational philosophy. He has set forth a plan which he believes will materially improve the instrumental program through discovering unsuspected musical capacity and through sound guidance in the selection of suitable instruments.
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A Union List of Musical Literature in North Texas Regional Libraries, 1946

A Union List of Musical Literature in North Texas Regional Libraries, 1946

Date: January 1949
Creator: Henderson, George R. (George Robert), 1918-
Description: It is the purpose of the study to make a survey of the larger libraries in this region and to compile a list of the holdings of books about music. With the impetus of the North Texas Regional Union List of Serials, 1943; Comprising the libraries of North Texas State Teachers College. Southern Methodist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas Christian University Texas State College for Women, and the Public Libraries of Dallas and Fort Worth, and its two supplements of 1943-45 and 1945-46, and following the general form of that work, the present "Union List of Musical Literature in North Texas Regional Libraries, 1946," has been compiled. The libraries represented in the North Texas Regional Union List of Serials are included here, with holdings listed as of March 1, 1946. These libraries are: North Texas State Teachers College and Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas; Texas Christian University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fort worth Public Library, Fort Worth, Texas; Southern Methodist University and Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas.
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A Critical Evaluation of Eight Series of Music Books for Grades Four, Five and Six

A Critical Evaluation of Eight Series of Music Books for Grades Four, Five and Six

Date: August 1949
Creator: LeMond, Nell Verna
Description: This study is an evaluation of individual music textbooks from eight series for grades four, five, and six, by a definite criterion basis. It seems very worthwhile to have an evaluation of such books: (a) to aid in the wise selection of music books, and (b) to become familiar with the contributions of each series.
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