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Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, production considerations: based on the University of Washington's 2006 production
This study's objective was to organize and present the often fleeting and nebulous thought process involved in directing and/or producing an opera at the collegiate level. Using the author's 2006 production of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica at the University of Washington, this study and its supporting documents expose one ...
Brahms in the Meiningen Tradition: his symphonies and Haydn variations according to the markings of Fritz Steinbach, edited by Walter Blume : a complete translation with background and commentary
This dissertation makes available the first complete English translation of Brahms in der Meiningen Tradition, by Walter Blume (1883--1933), an important source document relating to the performance of the four symphonies and Haydn Variations of Johannes Brahms (1833--1897). This book was based on the markings Blume found in ...
The life and works of Peter R. Hallock (b. 1924)
Peter R. Hallock, a native of Washington State, is a mystic, countertenor, composer, organist, and liturgist inextricably linked to St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. He served as organist/choirmaster there from 1951 to 1991 and was named Canon Precentor during his tenure at the cathedral---one of the first laypersons ...
Contributions to the wind ensemble medium by three contemporary American composers: Norman Dello Joio, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler
The wind ensemble compositions of Norman Dello Joio, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler serve as pioneering contributions to the medium. The purpose of this study is to synthesize, analyze, and compare the contributions of these three contemporary composers. The dissertation examines their biographies, compositional philosophies ...
The influence of French Baroque dance on the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach
Recent scholarship has shown that performers who understand dance characteristics in Johann Sebastian Bach's music can apply a more nuanced approach to the performance of that music. Though many performers would likely welcome the opportunity to learn more about expressing dance qualities in performance of Bach's music, few ...
Problems of race and genre in the critical reception of Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin's desire to create a uniquely American opera led him to compose Porgy and Bess, a stylistically heterogeneous work whose controversial racial and musical aspects are both intrinsic and interrelated. His purpose was not to create a work that would accurately depict African American culture, but to draw on African ...
Milt Jackson: the creative genius behind "Bags' groove"
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson was a significant figure in the evolution of jazz vibraphone. His career in jazz spanned six decades and included associations with the leading jazz artists of the 20th century. Jackson was among the first to apply the bebop style of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to the vibraphone and his soulful, ...
And then it rained: power and song in western Washington Coast Salish myth narratives
The First People of western Washington state have told stories for many generations. Until the disruption of lifeways caused by White settlement in the mid-nineteenth century, the formal telling of myth narratives was a seasonal event, taking place mainly in the winter months. With the dispersion of village settlements, the ...
Symphony By Numbers
Symphony By Numbers is an intermedia work of art, or perhaps visual music. The composer developed software for sound synthesis and abstract animation that was used to create the work. The artist also developed a XML schema for doing intermedia art works. The work is in 6 movements and is 21 minutes in duration.
The importance of selected variables in predicting student participation in junior high choir
The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a set of variables that best predicted choral or music participation at the middle level, and if these variables changed by gender or junior high school.This study consisted of 504 sixth-grade students from 7 of 8 elementary schools within one school district. Prior to ...