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[3rd Annual Cohesion Birthday Bash poster]

Description: Poster advertising the 3rd Annual Cohesion Birthday Bash on July 8, 2006, at Texas Jive, Denton, Texas. The concert, put on by Denton Cohesion collective, included Sleezus Fist and the Latter Day Taints, Save the Humans for Later, Opaque, The Mad Scientists, Idi Amin, Wake Up April, The Little Brothers, Buzz and Hum, The Wrecking Crew, DJ Lynnea, Craig Welch, McNasty, Paul Slavens, Christopher Largen, Will Kappinos, Frank Heijl, Will Riddenour, Keith Brown, and Mauveoed. Poster features an illustration of a jester holding a skull covered in candles in one hand and a bouquet of detached eyeball balloons in the other, emerging from a box. Event details are listed in purple and green text on a black background.
Date: 2006
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7e. quatuor, pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle, oeuv.80

Description: This is a digital copy of the four parts of Charles Dancla's seventh string quartet, op.80 in D minor. Charles Dancla was the most prominent member of a family of musicians and a virtuoso violinist, composer and teacher. In 1828, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory of Music, where he won the first prize in 1833. At the Conservatory, he studied violin with Paul Guérin and Pierre Baillot. Dancla played solo violin with the orchestra of the théâtre Royal de l'Opera Comique and with the Société des Concerts. In ca. 1860, he was appointed professor of violin at the Paris Conservatory and retired from that post in 1892. He wrote 14 string quartets intended for professional or amateur players (opp. 5, 7 ,18, 41, 48, 56, 80, 87, 101, 113, 125, 142, 160, and 195a) and three easy string quartets (op. 208).
Date: 186u
Creator: Dancla, Charles, 1817-1907.

Abominable A

Description: Recording of Luigi Ceccarelli's "Abominable A" for magnetic tape. The piece includes the voices of Kadigia Bove, Francesca Furlanetto, Eugenio Giordani, Luciano Martinis, Michela Mollia, Achille Perilli, Marina Poggi, Enrico Pulsoni, Giovanni Puma, Kerstin Riemer, Claudio Rufa, Stefano Scodanibbio, Gaetano Trusso, and Catherine Verwilgen. The piece contains a recitation of all the words in the Italian vocabulary that begin with the letter A, read in sequence from voices with different stamps, rhythms, and intonations. To these are added other sequences in French, German, and English. The work is divided into fifteen sections, each of which has a different criterion for processing the timbre, rhythm, and space. It was realized at the Electronic Laboratory for Experimental Music at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in Pesaro from 1978 to 1980.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi

Abstract for the AMS Southwest Chapter’s April 11, 2015 Spring Conference

Description: This is an abstract for a presentation that was given at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11th, 2015. The presentation was given alongside a poster display. This abstract highlights Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, and went on to perform around the world. This abstract gives details on the history of the choir and the type of concerts that Jaroff gave. In addition, it explains the lack of scholarly attention that Jaroff and his choir have received.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Achille et Polixene, tragédie dont le prologue & les quatre derniers actes

Description: Achille et Polixene, Jean-Baptiste Lully's last opera, premiered on 7 November 1687, eight months after Lully's death on March 22 of that year. Since the composer had only finished the overture and first act, the score was completed by Pascal Colasse, Lully's secretary and student, to a text by Jean Galbert de Campistron based on events in Virgil's Aeneid.
Date: 1687
Creator: Collasse, Pascal, 1649-1709; Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Campistron, Jean Galbert de, 1656-1723

Achilles. An opera.

Description: John Gay is credited with inventing the ballad opera, a genre that blends spoken plays and previously composed songs to new texts. Although The Beggar’s Opera (1728) was his most successful endeavor, he continued to compose English musical dramas. Achilles was finally performed in 1733, one year after Gay died. In this story, Achilles appears as a girl named Pyrrha, unknown to most of the inhabitants of the island of Scyros, in order to circumvent a prediction that he will die in battle. Deidamia (the king’s daughter) knows the secret, however, because she is carrying the disguised man’s child. After Achilles’s identity is revealed, he and Deidamia are able to wed. Then, in a fateful twist of irony, Achilles plans to join the Greeks in the Trojan War.
Date: 1733
Creator: Gay, John, 1685-1732

Acis and Galatea

Description: This is a ca. 1743 score of Acis and Galatea, a musical masque (also considered an English pastoral opera) by Handel to a libretto by John Gay. The performance forces include: oboes (2), flauto [recorder], violins, basso continuo, and chorus of mixed voices (mostly soprano, three tenors and bass) and vocal soloists. On the front cover the name Morgan appears imprinted on a red stamp with golden ornaments and letters. The names Anna Maria [Lawes] and Mary Anne Morgan were written at the top of the title page and the inscription, "the gift [of] her uncle T. Morgan, 1808." Underneath the dedication: WH London, 1890.
Date: 1743
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.

The Acoustic Painter

Description: Like colours, the sounds are composed using a keybord like brush and time like canvas. The work has two parts: first the painter freely paints an abstract subject and second he compose a defined subject. This work was originally composed for voices, bassoon and tape but this is the unique realization. The sounds were generated using additive, frequency modulation, ring modulation synthesis and sampling.
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Date: 1988
Creator: Pedrazzi, Marco, 1959-

Across the Evening Sky

Description: "Across the Evening Sky" consists of sustained, slowly changing sonorities and pedal figures which gradually evolve across a variety of registers, densities and intensities. Formal cohesion is achieved via a process akin to isorhythm, wherein large-scale repetitions occur at varying rates, thus resulting in ever-changing juxtapositions of material. The composition was realized at the computer music studio of Northwestern University in the winter and spring of 1987, and received its premiere at Dartmouth College in October of that year.
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Date: 1987
Creator: Mickel, John E., 1961-

Act of Opening

Description: "Act of Openings" is a stereo composition made with Moog analog synthesis modules. Composed in 1968, its duration is 17'27. The score of the composition is a dense and modulated sound characterized by carefully controlled phase relationships. All the rhythmic and harmonic elements of the piece derive energy from a long, brilliant sound. Each part of the room is another glimpse of this sound, as a set of flowers form a bouquet. "Act of Openings" received the 2nd Prize at the 1969 Dartmouth International Electronic Music Competition.
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Date: 1969
Creator: Weiss, Jonathan, 1949-

Acuerdor por Differencia

Description: Picture yourself travelling at ease on the train. As you look through the window, you notice the power cables, which run parallel to the tracks. As your eyes follow them, they seem to turn giving the impression of a volume that gently and continuously rotates as it changes shape. This flow seems to accelerate before being momentaneously interrupted by the posts that hold them at more or less regular distances; this is immediately followed by the previous soft change as you recapture the perspective of the hanging cables. Of course, you easily deduct how the illusion works and soon are off onto something else more productive. But imagine you were in a position to determine a few things beforehand, says the distance between posts. Or, if you are of the impulsive "hands on" type, imagine you were able to change the speed of the train instantaneously at your will. You would then be able to effect changes in the evolving pattern of the cables and on the rate of the change itself, thus giving the whole illusion a direction and a life of its own right in front of your eyes. In Acuerdos por Diferencia I have attempted to draw a musical parallel with a similar sort of speculation. So many of the gestures and rhythmic objects in the music commence or finish on a point of accord (Acuerdo), from which their flow continues or emerges. A great deal of variation, differentiation, juxtaposition and superimposition (Diferencia) between computer and harp takes place between those points, their appearances being also subjected to quick "edits" and variations in speed. Thus my title can be freely translated as "accords within difference". I have used mostly harp, lute and vihuela sounds for the computer part, which was realised and recorded at the studios of ...
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Date: 1989
Creator: Alvarez, Javier, 1956-


Description: Recording of Raoul de Smet's Adagio. For this work the composer had proposed harmony and relaxation "before anything else.” From there, a slow and steady tempo and very simple form. The sound material is provided by twelve ordinary sound generators. The work begins with a chord in the treble, slowly emerging from the silence or void sound and sustained by a regular pulsation in the bass, the result of differential sounds. Then several new sounds are added while others change timbre, octave, or dynamics causing different sounds of other types. During a slow rise in crescendo, short glissandi roam and decorate the sound space until the climax is reached. A sound column, containing twelve frequencies, comes to rest for about a minute, allowing the ear to move in the audience and thus capture the sound shimmer. This passage is the opposite of the sound of nothingness and could thus appear as a sound universe where one could also lose the notion of time. A brutal blow breaks this sound column like a spring too long stretched. This universe collapses slowly to retreat into the depths of the sound nothingness from which it came. The work was realized on an analogue support at the IPEM in Ghent in 1975.
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Date: 1975
Creator: De Smet, Raoul


Description: Adagio is, as the title suggests, cast very much in the tradition of the late-Romantic symphonic slow movement, with its carefully measured pacing combined with a dramatic use of weight and drive. In particular, Adagio has a special relationship with the slow movements of Mahler's symphonies, this relationship being present at different levels and to different degrees at various points in the piece, ranging from the use of generally expressive gestures to explicit 'quotations' (particularly from the Andante of the Sixth Symphony). Perhaps the most easily perceived Mahlerian trait in Adagio is the use of randomly struck cowbells which permeate the Sixth and Seventh Symphonies. Adagio was composed in the summer of 1985 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham. It won the EMAS/PRS prize in 1986.
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Date: 1985
Creator: Lewis, Andrew, 1963-

[Adam Nussbaum Lecture, February 28, 1989: Part 3]

Description: Jazz Lecture Series presentation by Adam Nussbaum on February 28, 1989 at 2:00PM at the UNT College of Music. It includes a lecture and performance by Adam Nussbaum, drums, interspersed with questions from the audience.
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Date: February 28, 1989
Creator: Nussbaum, Adam

Adieu à Terez

Description: Recording of László Király's Adieu à Terez. “The sound material of the composition is a female voice modulated by various electronic means. The composition consists of 3 parts: 1) The enchantment of Terez, 2) The dream at dawn 3) Farewell The first part is based solely on the modulation of the voice. The beginning of the second part consists of an indiscernible speech and vocal music, which becomes more and more discernible. The third part remains on the contrast of voice and vocal music. For me, the essential was the contrast and the correspondence and the emotional effect the different timbres of sound.” - László Király, composer
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Date: 1978
Creator: Király, László

Adieu petit prince

Description: Recording of Ton Bruynèl's radio composition on the theme of "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Adieu petit prince." The text of the composition is partly taken from a critical analysis of the children's book entitled "Fantaisie et mystique dans le Petit Prince" by Yves le Hir. The piece was commissioned by the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Bruynèl, Ton


Description: Recording of Jukka Ruohomäki's Adjö. Sound material is all electronic sounds from the animation picture "Electric Bird Garden" (1974, manuscript by Marja Vesterinen, directed by Antti Kari). The piece was premiered at Young Nordic Music Festival (UNM) in the Temppelinaukio Church in Helsinki on 28 February 1975.
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Date: 1974/1975
Creator: Ruohomäki, Jukka