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

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

 

Recent Submissions

  • Suarez, Silvia (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    Composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 – 1996) wrote six sonatas for violin and piano, and three sonatas for solo violin, as well as an extensive number of chamber music, symphonic, vocal, and instrumental works. There is very ...
  • Walker, Joshua Daniel (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    The United States Air Force Band has long served as a driving force in the commissioning of professional-level wind band literature. By soliciting the most sought-after composers, the Air Force Band ensures that many of ...
  • Mayhew, Ruth Washington (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    The music for flute and piccolo by Daniel Dorff has become part of the standard repertoire and has been widely performed and recorded. As of this writing, Dorff has composed four solo flute pieces (Nocturne Caprice, August ...
  • Larson, Erik H. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    Scholarship in using the modern French Conservatory oboe for the performance of traditional Chinese music is limited. While many modern techniques have been developed for the performance of contemporary oboe music, most ...
  • Johnson, Michael Bennett (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    This project comprises a professional recording of several of my compositions and an accompanying manuscript discussing my general approach to composition and my unique role as a composer-performer. The recorded compositions ...
  • Amos, Shaun McClelland (University of Alabama Libraries, 1994)
    This document focuses on Poulenc's three sacred choral works for women's voices--Litanies a la Vierge Noire, the motet Ave Verum Corpus, and Ave Maria from Dialogues des Carmelites. It is essentially a conductor's guide ...
  • Willis, Scott Edward (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    A common vocal obstacle for many singers is detrimental tension, its occurrence in the upper body in particular, and how to alleviate it. Preconceived ideas of singing, poor habits of posture, or uninformed exposure and ...
  • Withrow, Christopher James (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This project consists of two parts. The first part of this project is a professional-level recording of three song cycles, each by American composers, performed by pianist Scott Santoro and me. The song cycles selected for ...
  • Byun, Hyunhee (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    The fantasy as a genre is characterized by its fluidity. It sounds like an improvisation, but fantasies such as the four treated here have been notated by their creators and thus preserved, fixed in their gestalt – robbed ...
  • Levy, Aaron (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This document serves as an accompanying manuscript to my improvisational percussion album, Terminal. This music comes after five years of study and performance, and is a recent demonstration of my current sound; three ...
  • Kemper, Colin B. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    My State With Kings is a polyphonic composition for solo mezzo-soprano in one movement. The composition is approximately 6.5 minutes long and the text comes from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29. Pitch material through ...
  • Heemann, Catherine (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This thesis presents an edition and translation of Regula cantus firmi, a short (about 1,900 words) anonymous music theory text from the later Middle Ages, dedicated to the practice of plainchant. The specific information ...
  • Jones, James Tyler (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    The string quartet is an ensemble I have always found to be immensely earthy. The contrast between the purity of bowed string sounds and the percussive wooden body of the instruments is of particular interest to me. These ...
  • Proud, Joseph Mason (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This document presents competitor and repertoire data collected from four international saxophone competitions – the Adolphe Sax International Competition, Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, International ...
  • Schultz, Monica (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Amy Beach sets an example of musical activism and dedication to her art that has inspired and illuminated her successors. Beach’s music has particular significance considering that she is arguably the most notable female ...
  • Leitao, Filipe (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Isaac’s World is an electronic piece featuring audio samples of my son, Isaac, a three-year old, Brazilian and American citizen who speaks both Portuguese and English. Through this composition, I attempted to capture and ...
  • McMillan, Jeremey James (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    When Erwin Schulhoff’s Cinq Études de Jazz appeared in 1926, the major cities in the United States and Europe were witnessing a global jazz phenomenon. Paris was among the major cities and cultural centers where the spirit ...
  • Diggins, Henry Alexander (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Колокола Собора (Cathedral Bells) is a virtuosic work for solo guitar, combining elements of the Spanish Flamenco and Gypsy styles. This includes the use of the Andalusian cadence i-VII-VI-V, a common progression in Flamenco ...
  • Torbert, Garrett (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    The purpose of this document is to discuss the vocal writing and performance practice of Samson, a Grand Opera by Gilbert Duprez. This document contains a performing edition of selected recitatives and arias from the ...
  • Houghtling, Jonathan David (University of Alabama Libraries, 2004-05)
    John Philip Sousa is primarily known around the world for his march compositions. He was even given the nickname “The March King” by a British band journal. Compositions such as The Stars and Stripes Forever, The Washington ...

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