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Sonata form in Haydn's Piano Sonatas

Description: The problem undertaken in this paper is a study of sonata form in regard to the number, types, and key schemes of movements in the pre-Haydn sonatas and a comparison of these with the sonata form as Haydn established it. Finally, a detailed analysis of the Haydn E-Flat Major sonata is presented showing typical formal characteristics. The history of the sonata form does not begin simultaneously with the advent of the sonata itself, for the sonata as we know it today is the result of many stages … more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Grear, Shirley Anne
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Symphonic Piece in D Major

Description: In surveying the field of instrumental literature during the past one hundred fifty years it is notable that the majority of the larger orchestral works have been written ni the sonata form. This fact is the primary reason for the writers selection of the sonata form, which is employed in the Symphonic Piece in D Major.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Reeves, Thomas M. (Thomas Moore)
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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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A Study of Personnel Policies in North Texas State Teachers College as Compared With Those of Twenty-Five Other Institutions of Higher Learning

Description: This study of personnel policies in college and universities includes such phrases as administrative control, classification and distribution of positions, selection and appointment, terms of employment, teaching loads, and appraisal and interpretation of personnel policies. This study is planned to provide data on the policies with regard to the non-teaching staff as well as those of the teaching staff. From this study the writer concludes that strong personnel policies are not being developed… more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Collins, Lonnie Millard
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Problem of the Arrangement for two Pianos of Sedlak by Jindr. Jindrich and Prelude, op. 34, no. 5, by Dmitri Shostakovich

Description: This study was prompted by the writer's interest and experience in the field of two-piano performance. At the beginning of this writer's two-piano work the available material was scarce, and much of it was inadequate in quality from the standpoint of both composition and arrangement. It seems strange that this particular form of chamber music, so delightful to play and so enjoyable to listen to, did not completely take popular fancy until the twentieth century. During the past ten years however… more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Entriken, Rebecca Love
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An Original Composition, "Peace"

Description: The composition which follows is a sacred cantata entitled Peace. It is a musical composition utilizing soprano, tenor, and baritone soli and mixed chorus with keyboard accompaniment, and deals with peace as it applies to the much discussed problem of world unity. It may be presented effectively with piano or organ accompaniment and mey be arranged for orchestra or ensemble accompaniment.
Date: August 1947
Creator: McConnell, James W., 1917-
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Problem of the Arrangement for Two Pianos of Iberia by I. Albeniz

Description: The literal meaning of "transcription" is "written across"; in freer terminology it is "the musical counter-part of literary translation." The terms "arrangement" and "transcription: are used synonymously by nearly all musical dictionaries. However, even then , there is often a distinction made, an arrangement being considered to adhere strictly to the original text while a transcription admits of creative participation on part of the arranger, ranging from the simple transference of musical m… more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Bivens, Virginia L.
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Problems of Transcribing the First Movement of Schubert's Symphony in B Flat Major

Description: The problem for this study is a transcription for band of the first movement of Schubert's Symphony in B-flat Major. In the arrangement of the data, the discussions are presented before the transcription. This procedure was followed in order that the transcription might be readily understood.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Hollinger, Albert C.
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The Growth and Development of the Recreation Program of Fort Worth, Texas as a Related Factor to the Growth of the City from 1888 to 1947

Description: This study was made to show the relationship of the growth and development of the city, and the park system to the recreation movement of Fort Worth, Texas from 1873-1947. This information was gathered from the following sources: annexation files of the city secretary and city engineer, annual reports of the city of Fort Worth, Texas, the charter of the city of Fort Worth, Texas, the History of Fort Worth Park system, the minutes of Public Recreation Board, and the personnel of city officials. more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Vick, Harold V.
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Effecting a Guidance Program in the Nocona, Texas, High School

Description: This study is a reflection of the efforts made by faculty members of the Nocona, Texas High School, with the aid of two outside evaluating committees, to set up a workable and practical plan for executing personnel problems and policies in the school. The major portion of this investigation centers around the evaluations made of the guidance service in 1940 and 1942 and the re-evaluation made in 1947.
Date: August 1947
Creator: McPherson, Ernest W.
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A Critical Compilation of Graded Band Material at High School Level

Description: The instrumental composition of the band is an outgrowth of utilitarian improvisation. The well-developed percussion section, and the voluminous reed and brass sections are a carry-over from the Military, where the emphasis was on functional beating of time for marching. Mobility and volume sufficient for the accompaniment of troop movements were also necessary. Until recent times, the band existed only for functional matters, never as an independent and self-justifying medium with its purpose … more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Sonnenburg, Eldon M. (Eldon Malcome)
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To Determine Some Fundamental Principles Basic to an Effective Democratic Organization of Schoolteachers and Administrators

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze and to determine some fundamental principles basic to an effective democratic organization of school teachers and administrators. In so doing, attention will be given to the need for such an organization, to the shortcomings of present organizations, and to the fundamental principles which should underlie any effective organization.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Rhea, Authur F.
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A Social and Economic History of the El Paso Area

Description: This thesis shows the social and economic history of the El Paso area from the time of Spanish settlers through present day.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Box, Dorothy Mae
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A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and Their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Seventh Grade Pupils

Description: The purpose of this study is to give the results of a testing program in the low seventh grade of an urban school wherein intelligence, personality, achievement, and socioeconomic tests were given. The primary purpose of the tests was to determine what influence, if any, the environmental factors played in the individual learning process, but attention was given to other phases of the learning process as well.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Rohde, Hazel S.
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A Study of Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin

Description: Ravel' s "Tombeau de Couperin," a suite for piano, was published in 1918 by Durand. Its first performance was in the Salle Gaveau in Paris in April, 1919. Shortly afterwards Ravel scored four of the six movements of the piano suite for small orchestra, composed of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns in pairs, English horn, trumpet, harp, and strings, The new version was introduced in America in 1920. The four orchestrated movements, Prelude, Forlane, Menuet, and Rigaudon, have no prog… more
Date: July 1947
Creator: Henderson, Ruth
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“In Old Mexico:” Suite for Solo Piano

Description: There is often difficulty in determining the most desirable medium to be used in the composition of music. After careful consideration, the writer chose the medium of piano to present the following musical composition. In the initial investigations, it appeared that the vocal idiom might provide a more suitable choice. However, piano teaching rather than work in the vocal field will probably consume a greater part of the writer's time in the future. The writing of a piano composition, then, app… more
Date: May 1947
Creator: Robinson, Frances O.
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A Comparison of Velocities Computed by Two-Dimensional Potential Theory and Velocities Measured in the Vicinity of an Airfoil

Description: In treating the motion of a fluid mathematically, it is convenient to make some simplifying assumptions. The assumptions which are made will be justifiable if they save long and laborious computations in practical problems, and if the predicted results agree closely enough with experimental results for practical use. In dealing with the flow of air about an airfoil, at subsonic speeds, the fluid will be considered as a homogeneous, incompressible, inviscid fluid.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Copp, George
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The Growth and Development of Clifton Junior College, 1897-1947

Description: "The purpose of this study to trace the growth and development of Clifton Junior College; to determine the extent to which the college is meeting the needs and requirements of its students, and to see what is the outlook for the future of this institution." -- leaf 1
Date: January 1947
Creator: Conlee, Pansy Blossom
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A Study of Dissonance and Harmonic Tradition in the Fugues of the Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith

Description: This study considers only one aspect of music of the twentieth century--that of dissonance. Through an analysis of harmonic tension in the twelve fugues of the "Ludus Tonalis" by Paul Hindemith, a two-fold significance is notable. First, consideration of the broad tendencies of modernism is necessary. second, with Hindemith as a chosen representative of certain aspects of the twentieth century style, the study attempts to show more specifically certain characteristics of the composer himself in… more
Date: August 1947
Creator: Harvey, Otis Poe
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