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Antithesis: Composition for Chamber Orchestra

Description: Antithesis is a composition, approximately nine minutes long, for chamber orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 1 percussionist, prepared electronic tape and strings). Although not formally divided into movements, there are four major sections, analagous to the classical symphony. The primary thrust of the work is to juxtapose opposing timbres, rhythms, and modes of sound generation (instrumental versus electronic) in ways that lead one to another without formal harmonic or melodic logic.
Date: August 1977
Creator: Crocker, R. Dean
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Concertante : For Violoncello and Magnetic Tape

Description: The composition is in one movement for cello and two-channel tape, requiring approximately twelve minutes for performance. The character of the work is aggressive and decisive in nature, with areas of repose occurring only at the beginning and before the conclusion. The title "concertante" is used to describe a concert-piece in which each of the two instruments.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Headrick, Samuel Philip, 1952-
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Freshman Music Students' Identification With Expected Tasks in the Music Theory Class as a Relevant Part of Becoming a Musician

Description: The purpose of the study was to investigate freshman music students' identification with expected tasks in music theory class including aural, written, and performance requirements. The second research problem compared students' descriptions with actions in class to determine the presence of role taking (the conscious adherence to a set of behaviors) or role playing (the unconscious assumption of a set of behaviors).
Date: December 1996
Creator: Kteily-O'Sullivan, Laila Rose
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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
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Symphonic Variations

Description: The problem of classifying variations according to technical plan and stylistic treatment centers on the determination of which elements of the theme (melody, harmonic scheme, structure) are retained in each component variation and the compositional methods (elaboration, embellishment, motivic fragmentation) which are applied.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Miller, Lewis M., 1933-
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