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Comparison of Holograph and Copyist Scores of Charles Martin Loeffler's "Rapsodies pour voix, clarinette, alto, et piano" (1898)

Description: Rapsodies pour voix, clarinette, alto, et piano is a set of three songs by Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935) with text by Maurice Rollinat (1846-1903). The songs were composed in the summer of 1898 but never published during Loeffler's lifetime. This study compares Loeffler's holograph and copyist scores, showing differences in pitch, rhythm, and various articulation markings. Loeffler and Rollinat's biographies are included, along with scans of the holograph and copyist scores.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Lickteig, Daniel Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Nontraditional Six-Four Chords and Their Impact on Middleground Structures in Schumann, Brahms, and Saint-Säens

Description: This dissertation explores middleground functionality of six-four chords by combining a voice-leading approach with hypermetrical analysis. By acknowledging the functional ambiguity of certain six-four chords that do not fit into traditional classifications (Aldwell and Schachter's cadential, consonant, passing, and neighboring six-four), or that can be seen as fitting in more than one category, I show that our interpretation of deeper-level structures is contingent upon how we choose to hear the functionality of these harmonies. Three types of six-four chords are introduced: cadential/consonant, passing/cadential, and neighboring/consonant six-four, illustrated by works by Robert Schumann, Brahms, and Saint-Säens. Each pair refers to an ambiguity—the same chord invites two alternative harmonic interpretations. I call these chords nontraditional in the sense that they shed more light on the musical structure with their ambiguity, rather than when being wedged into a single type of a six-four chord. This approach renews the ways of hearing the malleability of nonconventional Romantic structures and permits us to trace the path of each work as a unique tonal trajectory from a listener's perspective.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Gao, Yiyi
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Navigating Musical Tensions: African American Themes against Western Structure in Florence B. Price's (1887-1953) Piano Sonata in E minor

Description: Florence Price (1887–1953) was one of the most important African American woman composers of the early twentieth century. Price's music is known for combining techniques of Western art music with elements of the African American musical heritage. Although Price composed many works for piano, from large virtuoso pieces to characteristic miniatures, this study will address only her Piano Sonata in E minor. The purpose of this study is to analyze this sonata and discuss her compositional techniques and musical style as a combination of African American elements and Classical European procedures, combined and coordinated yet remaining in tension. Traditional European harmony, tonality, and form are successfully combined with African American characteristics: pentatonic scale, spirituals, syncopations, repetition, and dance rhythms. Indeed, Price's work is a considerable achievement, and she is one of the important African American women composers who should be better recognized today.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Chun, Yeo Hun
Partner: UNT Libraries

Junior Recital: 2021-03-20 – Patrick Hayes, viola and Nicolas Valencia, viola

Description: Junior recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance degree.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: March 20, 2021
Duration: 58 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Hayes, Patrick & Valencia, Nicolas
Partner: UNT Music Library

University of North Texas Spring 2021

Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
Date: Spring 2021
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Utilizing TikTok for Library Peer-to-Peer Outreach

Description: This poster will cover the results and experiences of using Tiktok as a form of peer-to-peer outreach to share research tips with other college students. Specific examples, learned best practices, and future plans for improvement will be discussed. It was presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance and Online Learning Virtual Poster Session held April 26-30, 2021.
Date: 2021-04-26/2021-04-30
Creator: Brents, Madison; Diaz, Sarah & Chung, Frances
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Managing an institutional repository workflow with GitLab and a folder-based deposit system

Description: This article highlights the application of GitLab in ingesting material into an institutional repository and the folder-based deposit system that is used to move deposited resources through the ingestion process.
Date: February 10, 2021
Creator: Johnson-Freeman, Whitney R.; Phillips, Mark Edward & Phillips, Kristy
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[Letter from Judge John Marshall to William Waybourn, in response]

Description: A handwritten letter written in response to William Waybourn, who had previously written to Judge Marshall to express gratitude for Marshall's May 1988 ruling in favor of the Dallas Gay Alliance against Parkland Hospital. Marshall states that he was moved by Waybourn's letter and sees Waybourn's response as proof that a judge's decisions "really do have an impact on our times."
Date: April 14, 2021
Creator: Marshall, Hon. John McClellan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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"I disappear in this whole big world": Re-storying the Bearers of Music Culture in the U.S. Academy

Description: Current practices in music education parallel the expansion of globalization and cross-cultural contact. However, the multicultural music education movement—referred to by some as "world music education"—has been primarily about the diversity of musical experiences and less about the circumstances and processes of the music itself. As a result, Western music educators often neglect inseparable learning pathways and unintentionally distort the meaning and value of diverse musics from around the world. While there is considerable research examining the teaching and learning of diverse music cultures, significant portions of that literature only represent the observed accounts of cultural outsiders. In this study, I examined the lived experiences of world music culture bearers who teach in Western university institutions in the Southwest region of the United States. I used narrative inquiry to learn more about their pedagogical experiences and documented their storied accounts of interactions with university students. I based the theoretical framework in this study on Clandinin and Connelly's narrative inquiry three-dimensional space model and Schippers' twelve continuum transmission framework. My primary findings revealed that teaching in a cross-cultural setting involves several musical and contextual choices. Moreover, the perceived authenticity of the research participants' transmission processes was often a byproduct of their teaching realities—the intersection of their music culture and Western institutional structures—and included numerous adaptations. As was the case with all three participants, their past experiences constituted their present teacher knowledge and became a significant part of how they perceived their futures.
Date: December 2021
Creator: Crawford, Michael O.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Senior Recital: 2021-03-03 – Ashton Roberts, tenor saxophone and Jonathan Shier, trumpet

Description: Senior recital presented at the UNT College of Music Lab West in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance degree.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: March 3, 2021
Duration: 51 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Roberts, Ashton & Shier, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Music Library
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