Theses and Dissertations - Department of Music (Applied & Theory)

Theses and Dissertations - Department of Music (Applied & Theory)

 

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  • Pugh, Elijah Seth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This manuscript accompanies an audio CD recording of five chamber music compositions featuring the trumpet: Capricorn Concerto, Op. 21, by Samuel Barber (1945); Music for a Farce, by Paul Powles (1953); Quiet City, by Aaron ...
  • Johnson, Jillian (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Exoticism was a reflection of European societies' increasing interest in foreign places and cultures. Better access to the outside world allowed for increased exploration, colonization, travel, and exposure to different ...
  • Beasley Kneer, Lydia Ellen (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This document discusses the performance possibilities of Le dernier sorcier, an operetta by composer Pauline Viardot and librettist Ivan Turgenev, for the young opera studio, and contains a performance edition of the work. ...
  • Harris, Timothy Garth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This project is the creation of an album featuring cello transcriptions for baritone saxophone in various chamber music settings. The four primary components of the project are the professional-quality audio recordings, ...
  • Heath, Timothy Allen (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Retention rates for college marching band participation show a considerable number of students choose to drop out every year, with a range of 17.6 % attrition at smaller universities and 42% in larger Division 1 Programs ...
  • Westerfield, Lewis (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Electronic media permeate our everyday lives through email, social media, and the Internet; music is no exception. With their rise in popularity electronics have become commonplace in accompanying music of all genres, ...
  • Voicu, Alina (University of Alabama Libraries, 2000)
    Although using different methods and sometimes reaching different results, music analysis and performance share many common goals and interests. One of the most obvious is the desire to understand and express the essence ...
  • Prickett, Amy (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    On December 1, 2016, the Metropolitan Opera presented Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, the Met’s second production of a work by a female composer, and the first since Ethyl Smyth’s Der Wald in 1903. Although opera companies ...
  • Chang, Chunya (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    The Yellow River Piano Concerto (1969) by Yin Chengzong (b. 1941), the most popular piano concerto in China, was composed at the time of the Chinese Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, or simply the Cultural Revolution ...
  • VandeWaa, Arie (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    This manuscript provides a context for a recital given on February 19, 2017 containing three significant works for solo trombone written by contemporary Dutch composers: Jan Koetsier, Johan de Meij, and Jacob Ter Veldhuis. ...
  • Kolan, Daniel (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    This project consists of a recording of nine works that were performed by trombonists in America prior to the 20th century accompanied by a rationale for the selection of the works that were recorded. These works were ...
  • Lee, Sooyeon (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    As both composing and performing multicultural choral music has increased, choral directors are required to obtain pronunciation of non-European languages. Many non-European languages are written in non-Romanized writing ...
  • Smith, Jacob Miller (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Birdseed and the Four Pianos is a composition for oboe, clarinet and bassoon which consists of five short contrasting movements. Each movement investigates a different compositional idea or process. Additionally, each ...
  • Holmes, Daniel Stuart (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This work is a multi-movement, multi-channel, electro-acoustic composition featuring digitally synthesized audio, recorded audio, baritone soloist, tenor soloist, and men's choir. The text is taken from G.M.A. Grube's ...
  • Stovall, Carla Lea (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    The purpose of this project was to develop scripted lessons with immediate feedback to improve the accurate identification of note intervals among amateur college musicians. Four lessons were designed to focus on the ...
  • Walker, Joshua Daniel (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    Little Kids Rock (LKR) is a non-profit teacher-training program for K-12 general and music education teachers focused on the study of popular music as an alternative to traditional music education programs focused on western ...
  • St. Clair, Cindy B. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler’s life is remarkable as few American women established themselves during the late 1800s and early 1900s as world-renowned concert pianists or artist-teachers. She was extraordinarily successful ...
  • da Silva Vieira, Carlos Eduardo (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Brazilian choral music has had a rich compositional tradition dating from the 16th-century, including periods of outstanding craftsmanship. At the beginning of the 20th-century, Brazilian Nationalism found expression in ...
  • Adcock, Natalie Jo (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Because there are limited resources for horn players who begin studying, practicing, and performing contemporary pieces for horn and electronics, this document offers a guide to the preparation and performance of the three ...
  • King, Martin David (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Music for solo horn forms an important, albeit small, part of the twentieth-century horn repertoire. While solos written for horn and piano or horn and orchestra are more common, performers regularly program the unaccompanied ...

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