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Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Description: This survey of Eugene O'Neill's works attempts to establish that fact that he used a number of dramatic experiments in his plays and that he used them successfully.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bell, Cyrene
Partner: UNT Libraries

Symphony No. I, "An American Symphony"

Description: In Symphony No.I, the form of the first movement follows the broad outlines of the sonata. The second movement is in Rondo form, the first section of which has a definite ABA character, the second part has but a single theme extended in treatment, and the third section a recapitulation of the first. The final movement again uses the ABA form.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development of an Original Composition

Description: the problem was to take a group of poems from a work entitled The Dark Land, by Kathleen Tankersley Young, and set them to music in such a manner as to produce a unified, artistic, whole, A string quartet was chosen as an accompanying group because of a desire to produce a work comparable in scope and seriousness of content to a piece of chamber music.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Chapman, LaMarr
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Home Beautification Project Developed by the Art Club of the Travis Elementary School in Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: For three years the writer has worked with children from a section in Mineral Wells, Texas, in which home environments were unnecessarily bad. They offered none of the wholesome stimuli for growth and development that homes should give. The houses were drab and cheerless, and the grounds were neglected, often grown up in weeds or cluttered with trash. Through its members, made up of sixth and seventh grade children of Travis Elementary School and including children from the affected homes, plans and procedures were formulated for improving homes, and the interest and cooperation of the parents were secured in extending the improvements over the area. By this plan the writer hoped that life might be made more satisfying for these people as a result of improved surroundings.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Shipman, Bonita L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman

Description: This study compares and contrasts the work of Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman.
Date: 1941
Creator: Shuford, Catherine Brooks
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding

Description: This thesis presents a biographical and literary study of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding. It also looks at the romanticism and realism of Richardson, the realism of Fielding, and the differences between Richardson and Fielding.
Date: 1941
Creator: Shaver, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Advanced Method for the Slide Trombone

Description: This advanced method for trombone is designed to meet the needs of the advanced high school trombonist and to prepare him for later participation in college, civic, and professional musical organizations of higher artistic standards. The student should not be satisfied with a thorough study of this method, but should seek improvement of his musical skill in other methods. Some very worthy studies for trombone have been written by La Fosse, Vobaron, Muller, Blume and others which should prove of much value to the student.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Seale, Tommy F. (Tommy Fred)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Critical View of the Rhetorical Idiom in Modern Music with Emphasis on the Development of the Contemporary Art-Song

Description: This study was made in conjunction with a recital of contemporary American song literature. It it designed to show how the modern composer has taken the tools of words and music and utilized them in creating a valid art-form. I believe it is the first study of its kind that has been made. The song literature which formed the basis of the study has been attested to as valid data by Otto Luening, prominent modern composer and pedagogue and twice winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship in composition, and John Kirk, distinguished pianist and lecturer on modern music.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Chamberlain, Richard (Richard Harry)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Critical Analysis of the Harmonic Idiom of Songs of Claude Debussy and its Influence on Compositions of Charles Loeffler and John Alden Carpenter

Description: The main purpose of this study will be to analyze the impressionistic style and techniques of Debussy, how the idiom came to be, and the influence of this particular idiom on two American composers. For thorough understanding, the poetic and artistic backgrounds of impressionism must be brought out; the biography of the man who originated the idiom, as well as his aesthetic theories, must be briefly covered. More objectively, from biographies and various other studies the techniques peculiarly impressionistic will be listed, and analysis will be made of several of the Debussy songs from various periods of his composition.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Connor, Patricia (Patricia Josephine)
Partner: UNT Libraries