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The Melodic Use of the Augmented Second in the Eighteenth Century

Description: When a particular phase of music theory is omitted from the contents of a treatise or textbook on that subject, the omission can usually be ascribed to one of two causes. Either the omitted phase is of little importance or it is not used in the music of the period on which the treatise or textbook is based. It is the purpose of this research study to discuss a particular phase of music theory that has been omitted or avoided by numerous counterpoint and theory textbook authors. The material in the contents of this work is based on a discussion of the melodic use of the augmented second in the music of the eighteenth century.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Shipp, Clifford M. (Clifford Marion)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Use of Music as a Therapeutic Agent in Connection with and as an Aid to Hospitalized Mental Patients

Description: The increasing importance of music as a therapeutic benefit in mental hospitals has prompted this study. Numerous unscientific reports and papers concerned with music therapy have been published; however, material based upon controlled experiments and results is available which has proven valuable in the study of this growing aid for mental patients. The reference material in the following chapters has been organized and limited to objective reports produced by those who have devoted their interest and time to the facts about the use of music as a therapeutic agent in mental hospitals.
Date: January 1952
Creator: McClung, Marjorie C. (Marjorie Catherine)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Harmonic Equipment and Formal Features in the String Quartets by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel

Description: This thesis proposes to determine the construction of the two string quartets and to reveal through the study of the quartets the similarities and contrasts of the creative musical characteristics of Debussy and Ravel.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Jenkins, Robert E. (Robert Eugene),1929-
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The Organ Works of Jehan Alain

Description: This study looks at Jehan Alain's music itself. However, it does not propose to analyze every bar of every composition but rather to point out certain melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic traits that are peculiar to this composer's style. It will also set forth facts concerning Alain's registrations and other items of special interest to organists. Upon such investigation an attempt will be made to reach a critical evaluation of Alain as a composer for the organ.
Date: May 1952
Creator: Barron, Richard Errol
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Treatment of the Harp in Orchestral Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Description: When one realizes how little the harp of the 1700's had advanced from its Biblical predecessors, its neglect by such masters as Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven does not seem remarkable. Why should a serious composer waste his time in writing for an instrument with no facilities for modulating, an instrument the weak tones of which would be lost in an orchestra?
Date: January 1952
Creator: Harvey, Anita Tsianina
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A Study of the Fugal Writing of Paul Hindemith

Description: Paul Hindemith's compositions are, for the most part, contrapuntal; and since the construction of such a traditionally contrapuntal medium as the fugue was brought to such a high degree of musical expression in the fugal writing of J. S. Bach, it is the purpose of this thesis to compare Hindemith's fugal style with the standard set by J. S. Bach.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Cody, Robert O. (Robert Oswald), 1928-
Partner: UNT Libraries

The History of the Trombone from the Renaissance to the Early Romantic Period

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show the development of the trombone, in form and music, and its use in the orchestra through the times of Beethoven and Schubert. Since very little material has been presented concerning the history of the trombone, it is hoped that the illustrations and explanations contained herein will be a contribution toward a representation of music from different composers and periods. The music covered gives a picture of the use of the trombone from the Renaissance through to the beginning of the Romantic Period. The results of this study are presented in three main sections: (1) The history of the trombone in the Renaissance; (2) The history of the trombone in the Baroque; (3) The history of the trombone in the Classical Period, and up to the time of Schubert.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Highfill, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries