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Requiem Mass as Concert Piece
This dissertation concerns the history and architecture of the requiem mass as a composition conceived and designed for concert performance. The overall academic format and design of this work includes five chapters and ...
A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions
This thesis explores the use of steelpan in the jazz idiom. It includes reflections on the history of the instrument in the jazz context and experiences of steelpan jazz pioneers Othello Molineaux, Andy Narell and Rudy ...
Calypso: Tradition and Creativity
In this thesis, I will research the history of calypso music from the early origins to present times with an emphasis on form and structure, melodic shape and line, textural energy, instrumentation, and various other ...
"You Are Your Own Alternative": Performance, Pleasure, and the American Counterculture, 1965-1975
“You Are Your Own Alternative” examines influential countercultural groups in the 1960s and 1970s. In opposition to historians who dismiss the politics of the counterculture and blame the counterculture for contributing ...
Schopenhauer's Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy and Relevance
The complete philosophical works of Arthur Schopenhauer are explored through a comprehensive psychological reading that intends to highlight the holistic theories of human nature that amount to a pessimistic and metaphysical ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...
The Generation Variations: A New Work for Double Bass Soloist and Electric Guitar Accompanist
This thesis combines the score of an original work by Arthur Roth for double bass and electric guitar with effects entitled The Generation Variations with a written analysis. The analysis presents the intent, method and ...
Dharma noise: parergonality in Zen Buddhism and non-idiomatic improvisation
The objective of this dissertation is to explore philosophical and practical approaches to the study of improvisation in relation to Japanese Zen Buddhist doctrine and aesthetics. It specifically asks whether free form ...
The Soul of you : High
(Chicago : Carrie Jacobs-Bond and Son, 1917, 1917)
Peripheral and Central Auditory Processing in People With Absolute Pitch
Absolute pitch (AP) is a rare ability that is defined by being able to name musical pitches without a reference standard. This ability has been of interest to researchers studying music cognition and the processing of ...