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Symphony No. I, "An American Symphony"

Description: In Symphony No.I, the form of the first movement follows the broad outlines of the sonata. The second movement is in Rondo form, the first section of which has a definite ABA character, the second part has but a single theme extended in treatment, and the third section a recapitulation of the first. The final movement again uses the ABA form.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978

A Transcription for Band of the Second Movement of Cesar Franck's Symphony in D Minor : From the Orchestral Score

Description: The problem of this study was to make a transcription of the second movement of Franck's Symphony in D Minor for a college symphonic band. A thorough discussion of problems of instrumentation and analysis, a brief history of the composer's life and works, and an evaluation of the contribution of the project is included in this document.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Franck, C├ęsar, 1822-1890

Symphonic piece for band

Description: The objective of this composition was to provide a piece for concert band in a large form with the ultimate aim of submitting the number for publication for performance by a college, or good high school band, with the additional hope this number might eventually be included on a high school band contest list. With the thought of publication in mind, it was necessary to cross-cue certain parts and limit the technical scope of the composition.
Date: June 1948
Creator: Hill, Charles Lee, 1910-

Problems of Transcribing the Third Movement of Dvorak's Symphony Number Five in E Minor For Class A Band

Description: The problem of this study was to make a transcription of the third movement of Dvorak's Symphony Number Five in E Minor from the "New World" for a class A symphonic band. A critical discussion of the musical and technical problems involved was included as a supplement or complement, as was a brief history of the composers life and works. In the arrangement of the data, the discussions were presented before the transcription might be readily understood.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Turner, William Marion, 1913-

A Transcription for Band of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait From the Orchestral Score

Description: The problem of this study was to make a transcription of Lincoln Portrait for symphonic band. There is a drastic need for music of a better quality and music by modern composers for symphonic band.The problems of this study concern the following major phases: first, the instrumentation of the work;second an analysis from the point of view of the problem; third, a band transcription of Lincoln Portrait for symphonic band.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Williams, Johnnie N.

Fantasy For Orchestra

Description: Fantasy for Orchestra was first conceived as a symphony in one movement of about twenty minutes duration in sonata-allegra form. It was to include the diversity of moods and materials generally associated with the three, or four movement sonata, or symphony, as had my sonata for violin and piano. The plan of this previous work is as follows: A, Scherzo, B, Closing Theme, Development, A, Slow Movement, B, Closing Theme, Coda.
Date: January 1949
Creator: Fischer, Gilbert, 1917-

Organization and Production of an Original Musical Playlet, A May Comedy

Description: The purpose in writing this thesis is to describe program material for a musical performance to be presented by the public school music classes of the Stephenville Public Schools, Grades IV to VIII, and the means taken to further musical growth on the part of several hundred children through participation in this program. Most musical plays provide for only a small number of main characters and only one chorus. To fit the need of classes in this particular school, a large cast is necessary, and also a play in which several different groups or choruses may participate. To illustrate this need for program material in the public school music classes, this musical playlet, "A May Comedy", was written, and the details of its presentation given.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Heptinstall, Bobbie B.

An Original Composition, "Peace"

Description: The composition which follows is a sacred cantata entitled Peace. It is a musical composition utilizing soprano, tenor, and baritone soli and mixed chorus with keyboard accompaniment, and deals with peace as it applies to the much discussed problem of world unity. It may be presented effectively with piano or organ accompaniment and mey be arranged for orchestra or ensemble accompaniment.
Date: August 1947
Creator: McConnell, James W., 1917-

Symphonic Piece for Band

Description: Primarily the objective was to compose a piece for concert band in a large form with the ultimate aim of submitting the number for publication for perfromance by a college, or good high school band, with the additional hope this number might eventually be included on a high school band contest list. With the thought of publication in mind, it was necessary to cross-cue certain parts and limit the technical scope of the composition.
Date: June 1948
Creator: Hill, Charles Lee, 1910-

String Quartet

Description: The first movement is probably best catalogued as highly altered sonata-allegro in form. Exposition of the main thematic material is in the form of a fugue. The main thematic germ of this entire work may be found in the first three ascending fourths.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Thomson, William, 1927-

Problem of the Arrangement for Two Pianos of Iberia by I. Albeniz

Description: The literal meaning of "transcription" is "written across"; in freer terminology it is "the musical counter-part of literary translation." The terms "arrangement" and "transcription: are used synonymously by nearly all musical dictionaries. However, even then , there is often a distinction made, an arrangement being considered to adhere strictly to the original text while a transcription admits of creative participation on part of the arranger, ranging from the simple transference of musical medium to the complete reworking of a composition with additions and modifications.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Bivens, Virginia L.

The Development of an Original Composition

Description: the problem was to take a group of poems from a work entitled The Dark Land, by Kathleen Tankersley Young, and set them to music in such a manner as to produce a unified, artistic, whole, A string quartet was chosen as an accompanying group because of a desire to produce a work comparable in scope and seriousness of content to a piece of chamber music.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Chapman, LaMarr

The Construction and Recording of an Objective Test of Musical Literacy for Secondary School and College Students

Description: The problem of teaching music-reading to the masses of musically-illiterate children and adults weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of all competent, conscientious music teachers. This test of music-reading ability has been devised in the hope that it will help music students and teachers to determine specific weaknesses of one kind or another, in the individual students musical comprehension.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Thiele, Wilma

Theme and Mutations

Description: The purpose of this composition is to demonstrate the creative stimuli offered a composer by The Schillinger System of Musical Composition. To illustrate this creative stimuli offered a composer, the writer has composed an extremely diverse, yet homogenous musical continuity from the elements contained in an eight measure theme. The sections of this composition are titled mutations, for though they are all inherently related to the theme, this relationship often appears fortuitous. The term variation usually implies structural alterations that are readily apparent.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Dolch, John P. (John Parker)

Symphonic Piece in D Major

Description: In surveying the field of instrumental literature during the past one hundred fifty years it is notable that the majority of the larger orchestral works have been written ni the sonata form. This fact is the primary reason for the writers selection of the sonata form, which is employed in the Symphonic Piece in D Major.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Reeves, Thomas M. (Thomas Moore)

The Mystic Trumpeter

Description: The Mystic Trumpeter is intended to reflect and comment on the meaning of the poem of the same name featured in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Formally the individual movements are approximately simple territory ternary in form; however, cyclical treatment of the opening motive is the main structural concept of the work, and its appearance throughout the composition is controlled entirely by the recurring connotations of the poetry.
Date: January 1948
Creator: Dorn, Gerhardt George, 1911-

A study of personnel policies in North Texas State Teachers College as compared with those of twenty-five other institutions of higher learning

Description: This study of personnel policies in college and universities includes such phrases as administrative control, classification and distribution of positions, selection and appointment, terms of employment, teaching loads, and appraisal and interpretation of personnel policies. This study is planned to provide data on the policies with regard to the non-teaching staff as well as those of the teaching staff.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Collins, Lonnie Millard