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A Survey of Musical Background and an Analysis of Mexican Piano Music 1928 to 1956

Description: The Revolution of 1910 in Mexico marked a great political and social upheaval. At the same time a recasting of Mexico's music occurred. Modern Mexican music is a unique combination of the influence inherited from Europe and the indigenous music of the country. This work attempts to trace the development of that combination. Chapter I gives a background of music in Mexico through Pre-Cortesian times, the colonial period and the operatic nineteenth century. Chapter II deals with the men who shaped present day music in Mexico. Chapter III is an analysis of selected twentieth century piano works. The analysis shows the tendencies of ten Mexican composers in their use of melody and rhythm. It includes a discussion of harmonic structure and tonality. The composers whose works were chosen for consideration in the analysis range from Manuel M. Ponce, considered the father of modern Mexican music, to Carlos Chavez, recognized as the outstanding exponent of music in Mexico today.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Slight, Charlotte Frances
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Three Sonatas for Solo Brass Instruments and Piano by Paul Hindemith

Description: In the years during the writing of The Craft of Musical Composition, and for the next few years afterwards, Hindemith was engaged in writing a solo sonata for each of the instruments of the orchestra. Muser states that this series of sonatas continues a definite policy of providing music for people who want to play music, and not merely to listen to it. The three sonatas for solo brass instruments and piano were written during this period. The sonatas, written for trumpet, horn, and trombone, were written in the following order: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano—1939; Sonata for Horn and Piano—1939; Sonata for Trombone and Piano—1941. These sonatas, being written rather closely together, should have certain stylistic characteristics in common, and there should also be certain features peculiar to each sonata. To study these sonatas and compare them with each other structurally and stylistically is the purpose of this work.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Alley, Edward Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Nocturnes of Chopin

Description: John Field (1782-1837), an Irishman, was the first composer to use the French term "nocturne," and was the inventor of the nocturne for piano. It can be seen with a glance at the scores that the orchestral notturni by the eighteenth century composers were very different than what is generally thought of today as a nocturne. Field introduced the idea of the nocturne that has remained much the same since. Frederic Chopin enlarged and improved the genre invented by Field, but it was Field's originality that brought this type of piece to piano literature. Indeed, John Field is hardly remembered today except as the inventor of the nocturne for the piano and for his influence on Chopin's Nocturnes. For that alone musicians will remain indebted to him.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Alexander, Monte Hill Davis
Partner: UNT Libraries

TRANSFORMATIONS IN URANIUM-BASE ALLOYS. Summary Report for December 14, 1955-March 31, 1957

Description: Transformation kinetics of binary U -Nb and ternary U-Nb-base alloys were investigated. Additions included zirconium, chromium, titanium, silicon, nickel, nnthenium, and vanadium. Encapsulated samples were given a homogenizstion anneal at 1000 or 1100/sup o/C, water-quenched from 906/sup o/C to retain the phase, and reheated to temperatures between 360 and 600/sup o/C. The metastability of the phase was examined by metallographic, hardness, resistometric, dilatometric and x-ray-diffraction techniques. The U -Nb system is characterized by a monotectoid decomposition of the high temperature allotrope at about 645/sup o/C to form alpha and /sub 2/, a niobium-rich cubic structure. Decomposition in U-Nb and in most U-Nb-X alloys occurred by a continuous precipithtion of alpha from the body-centered cubic phase with a resultant enrichment in niobium of until the equilibrium /sub 2/ composition was reached. In the U-Nb-Ti and U-Nb-V systems, alpha and /sub 2/ were coprecipitated. Annealing at 550 and 600/sup o/C produced decomposition products which, in most materials, originated at the grain boundaries; a fine precipitate which initiated throughout the matrix was observed at lower annealing temperatures. Increasing the niobium content resulted in greatly increased stability. The following elements added to a U-Nb base were found to retard transformation of the phase: zirconium, chromium, ruthenium, and vanadium. Additions of titanium, silicon, and nickel produced alloys which were less stable than the U-Nb base to which they were added. Cold-working a U-7 wt. % Nb-2 wt. % Zr composition caused a more rapid transformation upon annealing at 360 and 450/ sup o/C, and the resulting microstructures were different. Continuous cooling transformation studies were conducted on U-10 wt. % Nb materials, solution annealed at 700 and 950/sup 0/C, and cooled at various linear rates to temperatures between 300 and 600/sup o/C. Cooling rates between 8.5 and 14.5/sup o/C per minute were required to prevent transformation ...
Date: June 28, 1957
Creator: Parry, S. J. S.; Holtz, F. C. & Van Thyne, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Research in Nuclear Physics. Progress Report No. 7

Description: A twenty-inch analyzing magnet has been completed except for the final trimming of the pole pieces. In onder to further examine the systematics in the angular distribution of elastically scattered alpha particles, the scattering of alpha particles from spectroscopically pure O/sup 16/ and hydrogen sulfide gases was studied. The change of the static quadrupole interaction in indium metal wth temperature was investigated. Results give a value Q = 10/sup -24/ cm/sup 2/. An experimental study of the betagamma directional correlations in the decay of Au/sup 198/, he long-range as well as the short-range stabilily of the fast coinci-dence scintillation spectrometer has been improved by building new 404A limiter circuits. The directional correlation of the 172 to 247 kev gamma cascade of Cd/sup 111/ was measured for gaseous InCl/sub 3/ sources as a function of the delay introduced into the channel accepting the first gamma ray of the cascade, and also as a function of the source temperature and pressure. This was done in an attempt to determine the nature of the interaction to which the Cd/sup 111/ nucleus is subjected when the source is in the gaseous state. In the decay of Cl/sup 40/ there is evidence for gamma rays of 0.55, 0.66, 0.96, 1.1, 4.2, and 6.3 Mev. A half life of 1.42 plus or minus 0.02 min was determined. Isomerism of In/sup 110/ and In/sup 112/ is being investigated. (For preceding period see COO-173.) (W.D.M.)
Date: June 15, 1957
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Plan of Christian Higher Education for Arkansas Baptists

Description: The primary problem in this study was to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for Arkansas Baptists to use as a guide in meeting their needs in the field of Christian higher education. These needs were viewed in two ways: 1. Need as related to the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education of Southern Baptists; 2. Need as related to the number of persons to be served.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Kirkman, Ralph Everett
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analytical and Descriptive Technique for Rating Student Teachers

Description: The problem of this study was to develop an analytical and descriptive technique for rating the performances of student teachers. In order to arrive at a solution to this problem, the following sub-problems were to be solved; namely, 1. To develop and validate a set of criteria for describing and rating the performances of student teachers; 2. To develop and validate a descriptive rating scale utilizing those criteria; 3. To develop a technique for using this descriptive rating scale; 4. To establish reliability of the instrument and to demonstrate the ability of the instrument to perform its intended functions.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Latham, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Manufacture of Fuel Plates for the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor

Description: From Abstract: "Discussed in the paper are the production of the uranium fuel alloy, the fabrication of the cladding components from Zircaloy-2 ingot, the assembly, welding, evacuation, and sealing of the cladding billets, the jacketing of the cladding billets with steel, and the roll bonding, heat treatment, stripping, and cleaning of the fuel plates. Evaluation of the fuel plates produced is also included."
Date: June 1957
Creator: Macherey, R. E.; Bean, C. H.; Carson, N. J., Jr. & Lindgren, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Ex con admits tavern slaying]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Dallas man turning himself over to police and confessing to the shooting murder of a local tavern owner.
Date: June 4, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Engineers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the National Society of Professional Engineers honoring Granville Read for engineering the nation's first h-bomb plant.
Date: June 9, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Golf]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a marathon game of golf at Rockwood park in Fort Worth.
Date: June 21, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Golf]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a golf tournament at Brook Hollow County Club in Dallas.
Date: June 23, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Gambling machines]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a million dollars worth of illegal gambling equipment being destroyed in Galveston.
Date: June 21, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Fishing derby]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the ninth annual Knights of the Round Table fishing rodeo, a Dallas event where children fish for prizes.
Date: June 23, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Wilson plans no more raids]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of the Dallas Association of Insurance Agents at the Baker Hotel. The organization presents its annual award to insurance agent Willard Crotty.
Date: June 21, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections