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The Life and Music of Jacques-Christophe Naudot

Description: Favorable judgment of a work of art, or of a man, usually means that the work of art, or a record of the man, will be preserved for future generations to judge for themselves. An unfavorable judgment may result in a richly deserved obscurity or an irreplaceable loss, unless favorable circumstances combine to preserve the evidence for a more perspicacious generation. One can be forgiven if he distrusts history's judgment; mistakes which have been corrected are legion (the case of J. S. Bach comes most vividly to mind) and skepticism is warranted unless or until the facts are available for confirmation. It is difficult to explain the paucity of information about Jacques-Christophe Naudot, Not that he is another J. S. Bach; neither Fleury, who made the first serious effort to revive interest in his music in the early 1920's, nor Ruf, who has done much in this regard recently, nor this writer makes any such claim. He does not, however, deserve the obscurity that has been his lot. If his music is not always profound, it nevertheless has both intrinsic and historical value, and some of his works reveal considerable contrapuntal skill. It may be that Naudot stood in the shadow of Blavet, whose prowess as a flutist bolstered his reputation as a composer, or that his music was never quite the right style for the time; in any case, although his name was not unknown, he never gained the fame that earned a contemporary biographer. As a result, no autographs and very little biographical data have been found, although one or more printed copies of all his known works, except two, are to be found in various libraries, principally the Bibliotheque National in Paris.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Underwood, T. Jervis (Troy Jervis), 1932-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Influences Seen in Prokofiev's Piano Style

Description: The influence of existing musical trends is evident in almost every composer. Prokofiev entered the musical scene in Russia when Scriabin was the recognized leader in innovation. To understand fully the rapid popularity of Prokofiev one must be aware of the musical forces of his time, the circumstances leading up to them and their influence on Prokofiev. In the latter half of the nineteenth century there began a movement toward nationalism in music. Among the most important of these nationalistic countries were Bohemia and Russia. Composers deliberately drew their inspiration from the musical resources of their native country. From all that is known a native Russian music did not exist before the nineteenth century. The music enjoyed by the upper class and royalty had to be imported. In the eighteenth century this included Italian opera and in the beginning of the nineteenth century, French opera. Pianists such as Field, Mayer and von Henselt were popular as both teachers and performers.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Lewis, Ronald Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Sampling of Variant Idiomaticity in Freshman Composition at North Texas State University from 1958 to 1968

Description: "The object of this thesis is neither to uphold the sacred cows of traditionalist grammar nor to forge a way for a liberal philology. It does, however, examine "the kind of English that most people use most of the time," that is, the idiom of the language, and specifically the phrases and expressions that compose idioms."--1.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Fuller, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of Responses Between Unwed and Married Pregnant Women on the MMPI

Description: The purpose of this study will be to compare unwed mothers with married pregnant mothers on the Depression, Psychopathic Deviate and Hypomania scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. The major hypothesis is that the scores of the unwed mother will reflect more psychopathology which will be taken to indicate that the unwed mother's problems antedate their pregnancy. (The term, "psychopathology," as used herein is defined as any maladaptive behavior which is a result of inadequate personality development.)
Date: June 1970
Creator: Vaughan, Benny Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Oboe in Early American Music, 1600-1861

Description: There are no records to substantiate that one of the passengers on the Mayflower brought an oboe with him in 1620, but diaries, journals, and newspaper articles document its presence and utilization in the United States a few years after that date. A reference to musical instruments occurs in the inventories of the goods of two neighboring New Hampshire "plantations" taken approximately ten years after they were originally settled. At "Newitchwanicke, ld of Julie, 1633. . . in the Great House, 15 recorders and hoeboys" were listed, while "at Pascattaquack 2d Julie, 1633," one day later, there were no less than "hoeboys and recorders 26" and "1 drume"!1 By 1635 New Hampshire had 56 oboes and recorders alone. 2
Date: June 1970
Creator: Rager, Brenda Marie
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Effects of Classroom Instruction in the Areas of Folk Dance, Modern Dance, and Tap Dance Upon the Development of Rhythmic Ability of College Women

Description: The following purposes were proposed for the development of this study: A. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a folk dance class. B. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a modern dance class. C. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a tap dance class. D. To compare results of the Harvey Rhythm Test at the completion of the experimental period and to indicate any differences in development of rhythmic ability in the organized classes of folk dance, modern dance, and tap dance.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Sloan, Allison Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

Interdependency Within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area: A Test for the Determination of Megalopolitan Status

Description: The tendency for an increasing number of people to live, work, and play in metropolitan areas is perhaps the most distinguishing mark of the United States in the twentieth century. In 1961 the term, "Megalopolis," was used to describe the merging of thirty-one metropolitan areas into one supermetropolis extending in an unbroken urban chain from 'Boston to Washington, D. C.1 Other areas of the country, most notably around the Great Lakes and Los Angeles, also display similar tendencies. The purpose of this paper is, first, to operationally define "megalopolis" and, then to utilize this definition in determining the extent of megalopolitan development in the Dallas and Fort Worth Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA's).
Date: June 1970
Creator: Tolbert, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Douglas United Nuclear, monthly report

Description: This document is the June 1970 Monthly Report of Douglas United Nuclear at Hanford. It contains information on reactor plant operations, fuel and target fabrication, irradiation services, and various technical activities.
Date: June 1, 1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Calculation of Rotational Energy Levels and Rotational Line Intensities in Diatomic Molecules

Description: Report describing procedures for making quantum mechanical calculations of rotational energy levels and rotational line intensities in diatomic molecules. The procedures are illustrated by sample calculations. A familiarity with the material of this report should enable a practicing electronic spectroscropist to carry out, though in a rather mechanical way, his own theoretical calculations for molecules under experimental investigation.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Hougen, Jon T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The use of calorimetry in nuclear materials management

Description: A calorimeter is a device to measure evolved or adsorbed heat. For our purposes, the heat measured is that associated with radioactive decay and the unit of measurement is the watt. Each time an atom decays, energy is released and absorbed by the surroundings and heat generated. For each isotope, this heat is a constant related to the energy of the decay particles and the half-life of the isotope. A point which is often overlooked is that calorimetry is one of the oldest techniques known for measuring radioactivity. In 1903, Pierre Curie and A. Laborde used a twin microcalorimeter to determine that one gram of radium generates about 100 calories per hour. Several months later, Curie and Dewar used liquid oxygen and hydrogen to show that the amount of energy developed by radium and other radioactive elements did not depend on temperature. At that time, this observation was extremely important. It indicated that the nature of radioactivity is entirely different and cannot be compared with any known phenomena. In all other thermal processes known in physics and chemistry, the rate at which heat is developed changes with temperature. In 1942, Monsanto was asked by General Leslie Groves, Head of the Manhattan Project, to accept the responsibility for the chemistry and metallurgy of radioactive polonium. Late in 1943, two Monsanto scientists began a study of the half-life of polonium-210 using calorimetry.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Nutter, J. D.; O`Hara, F. A. & Rodenburg, W. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Innovations in the Usage of the Damper Pedal

Description: The piano first came into existence about 1709, but until the 1770's it was probably used most successfully as an accompanying instrument because of the small volume of tone it could produce. In its earlier stages the piano was not capable of producing even as big a tone as a large. sized harpsichord, During these seventy years piano builders experimented a great deal with the piano and its mechanisms, As with any instrument, some ideas were kept and improved, and others were tried and then discarded.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Richards, Ruby Juliet
Partner: UNT Libraries

Budgetary Decision-Making in the Texas Legislature

Description: The government of any state has the responsibility of providing for the health, safety, welfare, education, and protection of its citizens. To accomplish these goals, states have created elaborate and complex administrative organizations staffed by thousands of bureaucrats. The increased demands of the citizens of each state upon their state governments for better education, highways, and increased protection are reflected both in the expansion of the agencies created to provide these services and, in turn, in requests for funds in ever increasing amounts to expand the scope of the services. The ability of a state to fund each agency's request is definitely limited; no state is sufficiently wealthy to grant every request. Rather, a state must make some judgment in the distribution of its limited resources (money) among competing and demanding sources. This requires planning and is called budgeting, which one writer has defined as "one of the major processes by which the use of public resources is planned and controlled."
Date: June 1970
Creator: Butler, Daron K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Current Developments in the Exploitation of the Sea as a Source of Food

Description: The chronic problem of protein deficiency that prevails in many parts of the world today poses a great challenge to modern technology. Current production of protein food of animal origin is insufficient to meet the needs of an increasing world population. From this fact arises the possibility of a world in which the majority of people will never have enough to eat,
Date: June 1970
Creator: Goodman, Lonnie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An annotated translation of the British Museum, additional 4918: Traité de la musique moderne, avec quelques remarques sur la musique ancienne par A.D.V. (1702)

Description: The British Museum, Additional Manuscript 4918, provides an interesting insight into the sociology as well as the music of the Baroque period. This treatise was written by an unknown "music-lover," who was not a musician by profession. All that is definitely known about his identity are the initials A.D.V. that appear on the title page. The manuscript is dated 1702.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Donworth, Koma Sue
Partner: UNT Libraries

A method of filming a music and fine arts program

Description: Today's generation demands that education keep pace with the racing changes they find occurring throughout their environment. With all the hardware cited as available to education, the germaine question is not what tool is used but rather how it is used. The following thesis demonstrates a new "how" while utilizing a media that has been around a long time...the motion picture film sound track.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Antahades, Mary Ella
Partner: UNT Libraries

Source of process water scandium

Description: Rear face dose rates at the single pass reactors were found to have significantly increased between 1965 and 1967. It was suggested by Battelle-Northwest that an increase in scandium-46 activity may have been a possible cause of the increased dose rates. Battelle-Northwest records showed that considerably more {sup 46}Sc was present in the Columbia River at Richland starting in the summer of 1967 than had been found previously. The ratio of {sup 46}Sc to {sup 65}Zn activity, a correlation which removes seasonal variations in activity, was shown to have increased from 0.1 early in 1967 to l.0 by November of 1967. It was concluded that indeed the {sup 46}Sc release rate from the single pass reactors and the rear face dose es had increased in 1966 and 1967, but not necessarily at the same time {sup 3}. Data presented in the review showed that there had been no changes in parent {sup 45}Sc concentration in the Columbia River between 1962 and 1969, but there had been several changes in water chemistry in 1966 and 1967 which may have contributed to the increased {sup 46}Sc concentration in the reactor effluent. The review document suggested that rear face components be analyzed to verify whether or not the increased {sup 46}Sc concentration in the effluent water was indeed significantly contributing to rear dose rates and that inlet water be analyzed to determine if the increase in {sup 46}Sc was due to the addition of parent {sup 46}Sc with the water treatment chemicals. These analyses have been completed and are presented in this document along with other supporting data.
Date: June 12, 1970
Creator: Larrick, A.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department