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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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The Keyboard Ricercare in the Baroque Era Vol. 2

Description: This study seeks to examine the history of the ricercare, specifically in the baroque era. In this work, all types of keyboard compositions that utilize imitative counterpoint have been examined. Late baroque fugues have been examined to determine which characteristics of the earlier ricercare remained in general use and which specific compositions contain elements causing them to resemble strongly the parent form. This volume is a musical supplement to the thesis.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Douglass, Robert S. (Robert Satterfield), 1919-
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A history of the clarinet and its music from 1600 to 1800

Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to present a study of music written for the clarinet during the period from 1600 to 1800. The first part is a history of the clarinet showing the stages of development of the instrument from its early predecessors to its present form. The second part deals with composers and their music for the clarinet.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Kireilis, Ramon
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The craft of the old English glossator: Latin hymns in The Anglo-Saxon Hymnarium

Description: The ten hymns of this study cover such overlapping categories as doctrine, solemn occasions in the rites of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and hymns prescribed in the Regularis concordia for the "little hours" of the daily office, as well as a historical overview from the fourth to the early tenth centuries.
Date: August 1991
Creator: McKenzie, Hope Bussey
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First Movement of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto: An Argument for the Alkan Cadenza

Description: The goal of this dissertation is not only to introduce the unique cadenza by Alkan but also to offer an argument from the performer’s point of view, for why Alkan’s cadenza should be considered when there exists a cadenza by Beethoven himself, not to mention those by a number of other composers, both contemporaries of Beethoven and later. Information in reference to the brief history of the cadenza and the pianoforte in the time of Mozart and Beethoven is presented in Chapter 2. A brief bibliography about Alkan is presented in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 describes not only the cadenza in the era of Alkan, but also a comparison which is presented between Beethoven and Alkan's cadenzas. Examples of the keyboard range, dynamic contrast, use of pedal and alternating notes or octaves, and creative quote are presented in Chapter 4. In conclusion, the revival of Alkan's cadenza is mentioned, and the author's hope to promote the Alkan's cadenza is presented in Chapter 5.
Date: May 2015
Creator: Ding, Yang
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History of the fantasia until 1735 together with performances of Fantasias no. 1, 3, and 8 from the Twelve fantasias for unaccompanied violin by Georg Philipp Telemann : a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of G. Tartini, J. Brahms, M. Ravel, J.S. Bach, C. Debussy, L. v. Beethoven and others

Description: The lecture recital was given on March 1, 1982. The subject was the History of the Fantasia Until 1735 Together with Performances of Fantasias No. 1, 3, and 8 from the Twelve Fantasias for Unaccompanied Violin by Georg Phillipp Telemann, and it included a brief survey of fantasia composition from the sixteenth century until 1735, comments on solo violin forms of the period, observations relative to performance practices of Baroque music, which were followed by detailed descriptions of Fantasias N. 1, 3, and 8. The lecture was followed by uninterrupted performances of these fantasias.
Date: August 1982
Creator: Neal, Denise
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Franz Liszt: a study of his life and piano music

Description: this study of Franz Liszt presents the Hungarian master as a figure of conflicting forces, a sort of conflicting forces, a sort of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde of music. In other words, Liszt was a dual personality. In this study of Liszt's major piano works, it will become evident that several factors were vital in the ultimate realization of these works.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Walz, Larry Gene
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The treatment of the chorale Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern in organ compositions from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century

Description: The chorale Wie schðn leuchtet der Morgenstern was popular from its very outset in 1589. That it has retained its popularity down to the present day is evident by its continually appearing in hymnbooks and being used as a cantus in organ compositions as well as forming the basis for other media of musical composition.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Renick, Paul Winston
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Organ compositions on the motive BACH

Description: Since the time of Johann Sebastian Bach many musical compositions have been written on the letters of his last name. In German musical notation, these letters are the equivalents of out B flat, A, C, and B natural. This study traces the use of this motive in works written for the organ throughout the past two centuries.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Stegall, Ruth Ellen
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Theobald Boehm and the history of the alto flute including the facsimile edition of his arrangement of Beethoven's Largo from the Concerto for piano, op. 15, no. 1 for alto flute and piano (c. 1858) : with three recitals of selected works by Griffes, Telemann, Bartók, Jolivet, Gaubert, and others

Description: An historical perspective of Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) and his design of the modern alto flute. Chapters I and II discuss the development of design, playing technique and repertoire of the ancestors of the modern alto flute beginning with the Renaissance consorts detailed in the treatises of Agricola, Praetorius and Mersenne, through the Baroque flute d'amour and its use in the music of J.S. Bach, to Boehm's alto flute design (c.1855) and its use in early twentieth-century orchestral and chamber repertoire such as Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps (1911), ending with specific aspects of contemporary alto flute design and manufacture since 1950, including the innovations of Dutch flutemaker Eva Kingma.
Date: May 1997
Creator: Redcay, Andrea
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The saxophone: its development and use in the orchestra

Description: The purpose of this study is to trace the invention and development of a greatly abused instrument, the saxophone, and its use in the symphony orchestra. The first chapter concerns the instrument's invention and acceptance. The second chapter discusses physical characteristics of the saxophone. The third chapter deals with the particular methods of using the saxophone in orchestral literature by various composers, from its use in the nineteenth century through the present. An appendix provides a comprehensive listing of orchestral literature in which the saxophone is utilized.
Date: May 1969
Creator: McFarland, Randall R. (Randall Roberts)
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Richmond Matteson: euphonium innovator, teacher and performer, with three recitals of selected works by Frescobaldi, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Hutchinson, White and others

Description: An examination is conducted of the life, career, and musical styles of Richard Matteson, an influential jazz euphonium and tuba performer of the twentieth century. The study includes a brief history of the euphoniums role in concert bands. A description of Matteson's background as a musician and clinician including education, influences and career changes are also discussed.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Dickman, Marc
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An analysis of the attempted amalgamation of western and Chinese musical elements in Huang Anlun's Piano concerto in G minor, opus 25B, a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann

Description: While China possesses one of the world's richest musical heritages, it remained unaffected by Western music until early in this century. Subsequently there was a movement of nationalism in music approximately three decades after the introduction of Western music. This movement, aimed at utilizing the Western compositional techniques to create musical works that still would be uniquely Chinese, continues even today.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Pei, Yushu
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