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A Study of Dissonance and Harmonic Tradition in the Fugues of the Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith

Description: This study considers only one aspect of music of the twentieth century--that of dissonance. Through an analysis of harmonic tension in the twelve fugues of the "Ludus Tonalis" by Paul Hindemith, a two-fold significance is notable. First, consideration of the broad tendencies of modernism is necessary. second, with Hindemith as a chosen representative of certain aspects of the twentieth century style, the study attempts to show more specifically certain characteristics of the composer himself in the use and treatment of dissonance, one of the more technical features of style in modern music.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Harvey, Otis Poe

A Study of Pupil Failures as they Exist in the Senior High School of Stamford, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to determine the degree of pupil failure as it exists in the Senior High School, Stamford, Texas; (2) to consider the extent to which the "basic factors" of failure contribute to pupil failure in this school; and (3) to submit suggestions as to how pupil failure may be reduced to a minimum in the Stamford Senior High School.
Date: 1947
Creator: Flemins, Mabel Bryan

A Study of Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin

Description: Ravel' s "Tombeau de Couperin," a suite for piano, was published in 1918 by Durand. Its first performance was in the Salle Gaveau in Paris in April, 1919. Shortly afterwards Ravel scored four of the six movements of the piano suite for small orchestra, composed of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns in pairs, English horn, trumpet, harp, and strings, The new version was introduced in America in 1920. The four orchestrated movements, Prelude, Forlane, Menuet, and Rigaudon, have no programmatic content and the titles identify the forms used. "Le Tombeau de Couperin" is a souvenir of World War I. Each movement is dedicated to the memory of a French soldier fallen in battle. The "Tombeau" form dates from the seventeenth century and is a musical "homage" to Francois Couperin, clavecinist of Louis XIV, and one of the great names of French music. "The separate movements, cast in eighteenth century dance forms often used by Qouperin have been described as "tonal wreaths," not too somber nor too profuse, laid with tenderness on an unforgotten tomb." This piece represents Ravel's extreme effort to express himself in the simplest possible manner. The music is subtly archaic; form, line and texture artfully suggest eighteenth century, but the harmony suggests twentieth century. "A transparent serenity full of color and feeling pervades this piece of classic purity written in tribute to Ravel's fallen comrades." A study of the piano suite has been made. The pieces are charmingly and precisely orchestrated. They have been used for a ballet which will not be dealt with.
Date: July 1947
Creator: Henderson, Ruth, musician.

A Study of Sympathiomimetic Amines, Synthesis of O-Alkylhydroxylamines

Description: Although many sympathomimetic amines have been prepared, the perfect one has not yet been made. Chemists are still attempting to synthesize a selective drug with more prolonged effects and free from side reactions or compensatory vasodilation. With this idea in mind it seemed feasible to prepare a group of O-substituted hydroxylamines.
Date: 1947
Creator: Robbins, Margaret C.

A Study of the Duties of the Deans of Women in the Seven State Teachers Colleges of Texas

Description: The problem undertaken is a study of the duties of the deans of women in the seven state teachers colleges of Texas, their relationship to other members of the faculty, and special problems with which they are confronted. The study also includes a discussion of routine office duties, dormitory duties, public relations work, academic teaching, social duties, and the main professional satisfactions of the position.
Date: 1947
Creator: Greer, Nora Jane

A Study of the Modern Philosophy and Modern Psychology of Education

Description: The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1. To make a study of modern philosophy and modern psychology of education. 2. To show by comparison how well the Gainesville elementary schools comply in a modern philosophy and a modern psychology of education. 3. To make recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of the Gainesville elementary school system.
Date: 1947
Creator: Clements, Bess

A Study of Vegetable Consumption and Vegetable Likes and Dislikes of Pupils in the J. M. Lindsay Elementary School, Gainesville, Texas

Description: The problem of this investigation was to survey the noon-meal vegetable consumption of 248 elementary-school children in the J. M. Lindsay School, Gainesville, Texas, for a period of ten days, and to compile lists of the vegetables which the children indicated that they liked or disliked.
Date: 1947
Creator: Blanton, Adeline Piott

Stylistic Analysis of the Chopin E Minor Concerto

Description: Both of the Chopin concertos are the earliest of his works to be found in the ordinary piano repertoire, and they possess the direct influences and inherited traits of the composer. Since he did no more orchestral work after completing these two works, it is evident that he thought only in terms of pianistic expression. Probably one of the reasons for Chopin's ineffectiveness as an orchestral writer is due to his inability to conform to the classical form: sonata allegro. The e minor concerto is representative of his treatment of the larger forms. Analyzing the elements of an early work of the composer reveals the degree of maturity in individual traits. Elements of basic chord structure and use of harmony, melodic characteristics, and pianistic expression mark the style of a composer. This concerto demonstrates the beginning of chromatic harmony in his time and in his own writing; it contains melodic beauty and pianistic features which make it acceptable in standard concerto repertoire in spite of its many defects.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Carmignani, Anna Marie

A Survey of the Graduates of Technical High School, Dallas Texas, from 1936-1945 to Determine the Effectiveness of the Training Program

Description: The purpose of the study is to analyze the results of a survey of the graduates of Technical High School in Dallas since 1938 to determine the effectiveness of the training given by the school in helping the graduate choose an occupation and giving him skills and attitudes that will help him get a job and make a good worker.
Date: 1947
Creator: Butler, James A.

A Survey of the Health Education Program of the State Department of Education of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the work of the State Department of Education of Texas in promoting school health services in the state. In addition, attention is given to the changing aims of education, the development of school health services throughout the nation, the urgent need for reorientation of subject matter, methods of teaching, and need for greater public financing of health education.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Enloe, Minnie Fae

A Survey of the Industries of Sherman to Determine a Vocation Program for Adults and a more Functional Program for the Senior High School

Description: The purpose of this survey is to present a program suitable for adult education and a more functional one for the senior high school. In order to do this, a survey of the industries will be necessary to determine the kind and types of classes that will be in the greatest demand.
Date: 1947
Creator: Keene, Arthur R.

A Survey to Determine Whether Additional Industrial Arts Teachers are Needed for Work in Institutions for Physically and Mentally Handicapped Children and to Suggest Special Preparation for These Teachers

Description: The purpose of this study was to collect and present data relative to the teaching of industrial arts in certain special institutions for physically and mentally handicapped children with a view to ascertaining (1) the need for additional industrial arts teachers, and (2), the needs of such teachers for special preparation.
Date: 1947
Creator: Johnson, Nick A.

Symbolism of Johann Sebastian Bach as Portrayed in the Passion According to St. Matthew

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the musical score of "The Passion According to St. Matthew" with attention given to the pictorial elements or symbolism in the composition. The study is confined mainly to the one composition, but attention is given to the historical background of the work, and examples of the pictorial technique of sacred music as it had been developed in the Netherlands.
Date: August 1947
Creator: McDonald, Wilson Glenn Bob

Tendencies Away from Democracy

Description: It is the intention of the author to arrive at a definition of democracy based upon governmental principles which are refutable by none, although further discussion in the light of this definition may not be accepted by all. In addition, it is the objective of the author to make a study of deviations from the Constitution, as shown by certain acts of the agents of government, as well as dangers to our democracy that exist due to certain attitudes and practices of the people.
Date: 1947
Creator: Griffin, Ernest R.

To Determine If the Industrial Arts Teachers of Texas Need Or Want State-Wide Industrial Arts Supervision

Description: Industrial Arts today is included in a majority of the large high school curricula, and most school administrators do not consider the school program well rounded unless such work is offered. However, the Industrial Arts teachers of Texas do not have the advantage of a supervisor in their field of work. Each school is an entity in itself. There is no concerted state-wide program, no link between widely diversified needs and situations, no one to advise the young teacher beginning his work, and no one to aid the more experienced teachers in different situations. The State Department of Education recommends a uniform course of study, but each teacher is free to use his own interpretation of what he should teach and what he should not teach. Educators, mindful of the beneficial results of supervision in other fields, have asked for a State Supervision of Industrial Arts, and provision has been made in the next school budget for such an official if the Legislature approves. 1 The purpose of this investigation is to determine, if possible, whether a supervisory program is needed or wanted by the Industrial Arts teachers of Texas.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Money, Homer E.