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The Programmatic Clavecin Pieces of François Couperin

Description: There are two major purposes in selecting Couperin's programmatic clavecin pieces for study; to prove their importance in the evolution of programmatic music and to prove the value of their study by the modern pianist. Due to the enormous number of Couperin's programmatic pieces, a detailed analysis of each piece will not be attempted in this paper. Instead, a general survey will be made.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Griffith, Ruth Jane
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The Sinfonia Concertante

Description: Sinfonia Concertante is a name for an eighteenth-century composition as well as a name of an eighteenth-century instrumental form that was modeled after the earlier concerto grosso. It may be defined as a composition for two or more solo instruments with orchestral accompaniment and written in a style that admits the brilliant display of skill on the soloists' part. It is also thought that the form is nearer that of the symphony than that of the concerto. This thesis discusses the many different influences that resulted in the instrumental form of the sinfonia concertante as well as analyzes specific sinfonia concertanti of Bach, Haydn, Karl Stamitz, and Mozart.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Sacchini, Louis Vincent
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Maladjustment and the Distortion of Self-Perception

Description: Contemporary psychology has shown an increasing interest in the self-concept of the individual. This interest has grown in large measure from studies of perception. Many theorists have felt that perception in general and self-perception in particular is a function of the needs of the organism, as well as a function of the external stimuli. It is the purpose of this study to investigate the relationships between distortions in self-perception and total level of adjustment in a population of college students.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Love, William Allen
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Evidence and Military Law Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze certain major reforms in the Code in an effort to determine whether or not the "status quo" has been change. These reforms are: (1) henceforth all military legal proceedings are to be governed by a single Code equally applicable to all the services; (2) all military judicial proceedings are to be governed as near as practicable by the rules of civil procedure and evidence observed in the criminal proceedings of the United States district courts; (3) all persons charged with an offense are to have competent legal counsel at all stages of pretrial and trial proceedings; (4) all persons subject to the Code are assured that they shall not be subject to compulsory self-incrimination; (5) all who are subject to the Code are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and (6) all are guaranteed an automatic and mandatory review (under certain conditions) of their trials.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Lewis, James N.
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The Brass Instruments as Used by Brahms in His Four Symphonies

Description: Instead of putting the emphasis on color in his orchestration, Brahms felt that the music was more important; not the orchestration. However, it would be a mistake to feel that he was deaf to orchestral color. When discussing color in regard to Brahms' orchestration it is necessary to realize that his use of color is much different than that of his contemporaries. This thesis discusses the four symphonies of Brahms and his usage of brass instruments within these symphonies, specifically the french horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. It is apparent that he used considerable care in writing for the brasses as well as the other instruments and had complete command of the use of their individual colors.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Ritter, David G.
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Contemporary Plans for Training the Boy's Changing Voice

Description: The purpose of this study is to describe contemporary plans for training the boy's changing voice and to prescribe ensemble material for these voices. Specific Problems: Analysis of the general problem leads to subordinate questions, or sub-problems, which may be stated as follows: 1. What are the contemporary plans of training the boy's changing voice? 2. What are the most usable musical materials available for use by ensembles which include boys with changing voices?
Date: January 1964
Creator: Cox, Rolla Kenneth
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The Hermit Songs of Samuel Barber

Description: Samuel Barber was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a town on the outskirts of Philadelphia, on March 9, 1910. He was the son of Samuel Le Roy Barber and Marguerite Beatty Barber. His father came from a long line of tradesmen and professional people and was a doctor and prominent citizen in the Pennsylvanian town in which his son was born. Although no musical tendencies existed on the father's side, there were numerous accounts of musical abilities in his mother's family. Marguerite Beatty Barber was a talented pianist and the sister of the celebrated contralto, Louise Homer. At the age of six, Samuel Barber began to play the piano and a year later began to compose. Although his mother helped to write down some of his first compositions, neither she nor her husband made any attempt to develop a possible prodigy. Instead, they tried to encourage him to indulge in the activities of any normal American boy.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Lansford, Julia Ann
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Some Properties of Metric Spaces

Description: The study of metric spaces is closely related to the study of topology in that the study of metric spaces concerns itself, also, with sets of points and with a limit point concept based on a function which gives a "distance" between two points. In some topological spaces it is possible to define a distance function between points in such a way that a limit point of a set in the topological sense is also a limit point of the same set in a metric sense. In such a case the topological space is "metrizable". The real numbers with its usual topology is an example of a topological space which is metrizable, the distance function being the absolute value of the difference of two real numbers. Chapters II and III of this thesis attempt to classify, to a certain extent, what type of topological space is metrizable. Chapters IV and V deal with several properties of metric spaces and certain functions of metric spaces, respectively.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Brazile, Robert P.
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A comparative analysis of selected Goethe Lieder by Schubert and Wolf

Description: Of all the composers of German Lied, Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf can be considered the true giants of this musical form. This study will show, by comparative analysis, the respective treatment by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf of selected poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Ham, Harry C.
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Construction and testing of a charging system and a corona column for an electrostatic accelerator

Description: The purpose of the project described in this paper has been to complete construction and to determine the operating characteristics of a charging system and a corona-type controlled leakage system for the compact Van de Graaf generator now under construction at North Texas State University. Calibration data of the generating voltmeter to be used for determining the potential developed by the generator are also included in the paper.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Daniel, Robert Earl
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Sonata form in the symphonies of Mozart

Description: For this study, the forms of the movements of forty-four symphonies of Mozart-those appearing in the Breitkopf and Hartel "complete" edition of his works- were analyzed. For convenience of reference, the symphonies are discussed in this thesis in their conventional numbering-that of the Breitkopf and Hartel edition- except for six symphonies that appeared in a supplementary volume and are inserted in this study into their approximately correct chronological positions.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Chism, Oscar Olin
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Winston Churchill and the Teheran Conference

Description: The Teheran Conference, November 27- December 1, 1943, set the stage for the present-day Cold War. In that conference Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, played a forceful, but unsuccessful, role.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Pickard, Virgil Lawrence
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A study of the architectural trends in Fort Worth, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the trends that are developing in the architecture of the civic, commercial, and religious buildings in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be shown by an analysis of what the author considers to be the best examples of buildings constructed in Fort Worth during the past ten years.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Curtsinger, J. Dallas.
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Physical and pricing aspects of the Texas grain sorghum market structure

Description: The purpose of this study is to collect, analyze, and interpret physical and pricing data pertaining to the elemental market structure for grain sorghums in Texas. For comparative purposes, a criterion is established in Chapter IV to evaluate the data obtained.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Pettit, John D.
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The role of the secondary dominant in the solo works for piano by Brahms and Dvorak

Description: The harmonic practices of the late romantic period are often discussed in general terms, categorical phrases, and a score of subjectivisms characteristic of the era. It is the purpose of this thesis to clarify certain aspects of the harmonic vocabulary which developed in the late romantic period.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Webb, Kristin
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Teacher Judgments as Related to Certain Predictors of Artistic Creativity in Senior High-School Students

Description: The problem of this study was to ascertain the degree and kind of relation which might exist between a) certain measured indices of general creativity, ingenuity, and artistic judgment, and b) teacher judgments of artistic creativity within a senior high-school art population. One of the major purposes of this study was to identify a test or tests of creativity which might be used with senior high-school students to find those students with artistic potential who either should be counseled into art classes or for whom particular kinds of teaching procedures should be developed.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Alford, Mary Lee, 1912-
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Analysis of the Interrelationship of Intelligence, Achievement, and Socio-Economic Status in a Selected Population of High-School Seniors

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the interrelationship of intelligence, socio-economic status, and ten subtest measures of achievement in a selected population of high-school seniors. In addition to the general problem, the specific problems were as follows: 1. To determine the relative independence of dependence of each of the variables in relation to their influence on each of the other variables. 2. To determine the degree of predictive validity with which behavioral regression equations can be used in terms of intelligence, achievement, and socio-economic status.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Jordan, Billy H.
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A Comparative Analysis of the Results of Two Approaches to Reading Instruction upon Seventh Grade Students

Description: This study was concerned with making a comparative analysis of reading skills development resulting from two different approaches to reading instruction at the seventh-grade level. The two approaches were: (a) instruction emphasizing specifically the reading skills, Approach A, and (b) instruction using the regular classroom activities approach, Approach B.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Martin, Lois Estelle, 1914-
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