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 Decade: 1940-1949
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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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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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An Analysis of American Choral Folk Music Currently Available in Domestic Publication

An Analysis of American Choral Folk Music Currently Available in Domestic Publication

Date: August 1949
Creator: Hardie, Thomas Chalmers
Description: The traditional music of America in collection is musically representative of pioneer settlements of the country from Mexico to Canada and from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. To insure that each section of this vast country was musically represented naturally would require a systematic and thorough coverage by those persons who have made this work their primary concern for a good many years. A look at the map of these United States gives the observer an acute awareness of the stupendous undertaking for those who were first to begin their trek into the regions of the land where folk song abounds, into communities into which fast-moving civilization has been slow to penetrate. Early in their history these communities were isolated because of the hardships and dangers of travel. With the spread of civilization, however, the country was tamed and became more densely populated so that the growth of folk song and traditions within the social life of these isolated communities was a natural sequence.
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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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An Analysis of Twenty-Five Vocal Methods of the Twentieth Century

An Analysis of Twenty-Five Vocal Methods of the Twentieth Century

Date: January 1949
Creator: Gardner, William H., 1918-
Description: The following study is designed to define the existing differences of opinion regarding the solution of vocal problems. Some twenty-five vocal methods have been examined with reference to the principles set forth on what are generally considered the most important vocal problems, viz., Breathing, Registers, Resonance, Tone and Interpretation.
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Articulation of the Primary with the Secondary Instrumental Band Program in the Public Schools

Articulation of the Primary with the Secondary Instrumental Band Program in the Public Schools

Date: August 1949
Creator: Olivadoti, Joseph, 1893-1977
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to acquaint future band and orchestra directors with a successful, thoroughly "tried and tested" plan of building an instrumental program within the music department. This thesis presents the technique of instrumentating the senior high school band by planning an instrumental program from the first grade to the time the band student reaches the senior high school level.
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A Classification and Evaluation of Concert and Occasional Music for Junior High School Band

A Classification and Evaluation of Concert and Occasional Music for Junior High School Band

Date: June 1947
Creator: Graham, John Patrick, 1917-
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to list and evaluate the published materials for junior high school band that the director may have a comprehensive knowledge of materials adapted to that level.
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A Comparative Critical Analysis of Beginning Piano Methods

A Comparative Critical Analysis of Beginning Piano Methods

Date: August 1942
Creator: Hollis, Mabel Gertrude
Description: It has been the purpose of this study to examine representative beginning piano methods, as found available in published form, and to compare and evaluate them according to musical, psychological, physical, and educational standards.
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Comparative First Year College Music Theory

Comparative First Year College Music Theory

Date: August 1945
Creator: Wheat, Margaret Anne, 1922-
Description: The problem of this study is to set forth some principles of teaching beginning music theory in Texas colleges; to survey and evaluate critically a sampling of standard theory textbooks basing the evaluation on the principles outlined; and to recommend a methodology for teaching beginning college theory.
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A Comparison of Early and Modern Musical Settings of Eleven Shakespearian Lyrics

A Comparison of Early and Modern Musical Settings of Eleven Shakespearian Lyrics

Date: August 1948
Creator: Highsmith, Gwendolyn Conover
Description: The object of this paper is to effect a comparison between the early Shakespearean songs and their more recent settings and to discuss in detail differences in style and technique, with emphasis upon textual and melodic characteristics.
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A Composite Analytical Index of Articles Appearing in Selected Periodicals, Issued Between July 1937 and June 1947: Concerning Playing Problems of Wind and String Instruments

A Composite Analytical Index of Articles Appearing in Selected Periodicals, Issued Between July 1937 and June 1947: Concerning Playing Problems of Wind and String Instruments

Date: August 1947
Creator: Gray, Byron E. (Byron Earl)
Description: For several decades since the rise of extensive instrumental music instruction, various music periodicals have devoted a certain amount of space to printing comments, suggestions, and other pedagogical material to aid the student in playing a particular instrument. The writer, in his belief in the value of this material, has chosen to make a survey of various periodicals and to catalog certain items as a reference guide to the location of significant articles.
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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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Contribution of the Westminster Choir Movement to American Choral Music

Contribution of the Westminster Choir Movement to American Choral Music

Date: June 1942
Creator: Schmoyer, Helen Cecelia
Description: The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the contribution that the Westminster Choir movement has made to choral music in the United States today. It is hoped after the contributions have been stated by the investigator that the important position Westminster Choir College is occupying will be better understood.
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A Course in Keyboard Harmony Based on the Recitative Style and the Figured Bass

A Course in Keyboard Harmony Based on the Recitative Style and the Figured Bass

Date: August 1948
Creator: Thompson, George S. (George Sidney)
Description: The problem of this study is to present a course in keyboard harmony based on the recitative style and figured bass of great works of music which can be used in the teaching of beginning and advanced college music theory.
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A Course in Public School Music to be Taught at the College Level

A Course in Public School Music to be Taught at the College Level

Date: August 1949
Creator: Roberts, Charles Monroe
Description: Many persons who major in music with the intention of teaching, either at the public school or college level, are poorly equipped to cope with every problem confronting them. With this in mind, the author has attempted to assemble as much valuable and helpful material as possible into a course of study.
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A Course of Study in Music Education for the Elementary Education Major

A Course of Study in Music Education for the Elementary Education Major

Date: August 1948
Creator: Mewborn, Mary Beth
Description: Since the music requirement does rest with the teacher training institutions, the elementary education major is required, in most colleges and universities, to take six hours of music education. My problem is to develop an adequate course of study in music education to fit the musical needs of the elementary education major which will prepare her as well as possible in the allotted six hours to teach music in a classroom aided or unaided by supervision
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A Critical Analysis and Comparison of Six Vocal Class Methods and an Outline of Material for Group Voice Teaching on the Secondary Level

A Critical Analysis and Comparison of Six Vocal Class Methods and an Outline of Material for Group Voice Teaching on the Secondary Level

Date: August 1946
Creator: Firlie, Edgle C. (Edgle Curtis)
Description: The subsequent study is an outgrowth of observations made during a year spent in secondary voice teaching on the college level. For the purpose of working toward a more effective and efficient secondary voice program, the following material is presented. The first part of the study is a critical analysis and comparison of six methods of voice teaching designed for, or adaptable to, class voice teaching. The second part of the study is a suggested plan for teaching secondary voice in classes, including an outline of material which could be used.
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A Critical Analysis of Schubert's Song Cycle "The Maid of the Mill"

A Critical Analysis of Schubert's Song Cycle "The Maid of the Mill"

Date: August 1941
Creator: Carr, Ruth, 1917-
Description: The significance of a complete analysis of Schubert's orchestral larger works is self-evident to musicians and scholars. In the literature today one may find adequate analysis of many of the larger choral and orchestral works of the various masters, but rarely is it possible for one to secure a scholarly and intelligent analysis and interpretation of the smaller forms, especially the vocal works. Perhaps the reason for this state is the lack of interest in many of the aspects and phases of song literature as vocalists and teachers have probably been more concerned with the artistic rendition of the songs rather than an academic approach. But with the turn of the present decade, a decided interest has become apparent in musicological scholarship and the present study is but one evidence of the trend toward critical and academic analysis of smaller forms heretofore omitted in music literature.
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A Critical Analysis of the Choral Works of Roy Harris

A Critical Analysis of the Choral Works of Roy Harris

Date: August 1942
Creator: Crawford, Katharine E.
Description: Roy Harris is an American composer who has contributed and is still contributing to the field of modern music. This study is concerned with his choral music and the substantiation of the fact that his contributions in this field are outstanding and are expressive of a living Americanism. It is also the purpose of the study to examine and analyze the choral works of this notable Oklahoma composer and teacher in an effort to determine what Harris has to say musically and his method of expressing himself.
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A Critical Analysis of the Song Collection Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert

A Critical Analysis of the Song Collection Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert

Date: August 1949
Creator: Foulkes, Robert Hull, 1915-
Description: The following analysis of Franz Schubert's (1797-1828) song cycle Schwanengesang (1828) was undertaken in the hope that such a treatment of the final contributions of this important master of song literature would prove of interest to students of this field.The materials examined comprise the fourteen songs collectively known as Schwanengesang (Dying Strains), taken from the G. Schirmer's Edition of Schubert's Songs with English translations by Theodore Baker. From a synopsis of the art song concluded with critical remarks on Schubert's style and contributions to the art of writing songs, the author has proceeded to a few general statements on the song cycle itself. This is followed by an analysis of each song from the point of view of the text, the general harmonic scheme, the vocal line, and the function and type of accompaniment.
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A Critical Analysis of the Works of Leo Sowerby

A Critical Analysis of the Works of Leo Sowerby

Date: August 1941
Creator: Parks, O. G.
Description: Leo Sowerby is an American composer who has, in the writer's opinion, made a fine contribution to the field of modern music. This fact will be substantiated in the following study, the purpose of which will be to examine and to analyze to some extent the works of this eminent Chicago composer, teacher, organist, and choir-master. This study will-be of particular interest to students of the organ, for it concerns itself chiefly with the organ works of Sowerby, and to students of composition and modern harmonic trends, for the study high lights the composer's characteristic procedures in these two directions.
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A Critical and Analytical Evaluation of Experimental Data Currently Available Concerning the Therapeutic Use of Music

A Critical and Analytical Evaluation of Experimental Data Currently Available Concerning the Therapeutic Use of Music

Date: August 1946
Creator: Perry, Mary Aileen
Description: The problem which is reported in these pages represents an attempt to bring into one work a critical and analytical survey of the material currently available in the field of music therapy. There is such a wealth of new material, especially since the termination of the war, that the necessity for a new and up-to-date compilation of material is evident. The objective of this thesis is to collect general information as to the theory and practices of music therapy, rather than to secure for purposes of statistical analysis great numbers of detailed items in regard to a technique that has not yet been carried to a point where it can be standardized. However, this compilation does include some actual experiments which have been conducted in hospitals with the object of determining the effect on physical and mental patients of certain musical compositions and certain instruments.
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A Critical Appraisal of English Madrigals Currently Available in American Publication

A Critical Appraisal of English Madrigals Currently Available in American Publication

Date: August 1942
Creator: Friesen, William C. (William Cornelius)
Description: The findings of this study should prove to be a boon to all those who enjoy performing madrigals, for through the cooperation of the leading music publishing houses in this country, a complete authoritative list of fine madrigals has been gathered. Many of these will be new both to the performers and the public.
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A Critical Compilation of Graded Band Material at High School Level

A Critical Compilation of Graded Band Material at High School Level

Date: August 1947
Creator: Sonnenburg, Eldon M. (Eldon Malcome)
Description: The instrumental composition of the band is an outgrowth of utilitarian improvisation. The well-developed percussion section, and the voluminous reed and brass sections are a carry-over from the Military, where the emphasis was on functional beating of time for marching. Mobility and volume sufficient for the accompaniment of troop movements were also necessary. Until recent times, the band existed only for functional matters, never as an independent and self-justifying medium with its purpose being a musical organization. Through the growth of military, professional, and school bands, the band of today has developed into a musical organization in its own right, which can perform almost anything in the technical range of composition.
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