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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 ...
The equal tempered scale may be divided equally into twelve, six, four, three and two equal parts. From each division, symmetrical harmonic environments may be created that sound and function in different ways than diatonic ...
Villagers At Work: Anatolian Suite II
"Villagers At Work" is a suite for orchestra which paints a contemporary picture of the historic Armenian-Anatolian peasants working in the field. I am an Anatolian-Armenian and know that despite so many efforts of ...
The Effects of Musical Expertise on Sensory Processing
The goal of this thesis was to assess sensorimotor musical experience and its impact on the way that individuals perceive and interact with real-world musical stimuli. Experiment #1 investigated multisensory integration ...
"Crazy B****": Discriminatory Language, Radio Censorship, Regulation, and Enforcement Policies in Canada
This thesis focuses on the censorship, or lack thereof, of discriminatory language on Canadian radio stations. In addition to purely discriminatory based language, this project also investigated the ways in which race, ...
Inspiration to fruition: four compositions for jazz quintet
This thesis examines four of my recent compositions for jazz quintet. The compositions were conceived to comprise a collection or suite, with each piece inspired by the work of a master of a particular creative discipline. ...
Archetypes in white commercial gospel musics: constructing Christian Nationalist identity
"Alan Lomax famously posited: ""the chief function of song is to express the shared feelings and mold the joint activities of some human community. It is to be expected, therefore, that the content of the sung communication ...
Effects of music and dance training on executive functions in children
A body of evidence demonstrates superior executive functions in musicians, although most previous studies are cross-sectional. Dance, being similar to music, also offers potential for transfer to cognitive performance. A ...
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 ...
Big bass viol.
(New York : Ted Snyder Co., 1910, 1910)
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 ...
Transplantation and Personal, Preferred Music: A Quality of Life Study
This project is a multiple methods, open-label, clinical experiment that provided iPods, headphones, and personal, preferred music to transplant patients to improve their quality of life. In total, the study enrolled 46 ...
Sam, the old accordion man.
(New York : Leo Feist Limited, 1955., 1955)
Reanimating Dissonance: Cultivating the Antecedents of Barry Harris' Concept of Movement as Multidimensional Pedagogical Tool for Ontario Post-Secondary Jazz Curricula
One of the challenges faced in post-secondary jazz education across the GTA is finding qualified instructors who are familiar with dialogical methods for teaching African American jazz histories. More specifically, finding ...
Humanasonics: Compositions Inspired by Anthropological Human Universals
Human universals are the commonalitiesthe onenessof mankind, and anthropology is charged with their study. Universals form a general, immutable foundational theory of humanity. The purpose of this thesis is to show how ...
Compositions Inspired by Shotokan Karate Katas
This compositional thesis consists of six works inspired by the katas or forms of the Shotokan karate style. A kata is a fixed sequence of karate movements with an embedded natural rhythm. The Origins of Shotokan section ...
York University : fine art classes
Boogie woogie bugle boy.
(New York : Leeds Music Corp., 1941, 1941)
Just me and my radio
([S.l.] : Al Woods and Will Osborne, 1929., 1929)
I'm a Little Waltz
(New York : Fred Fisher Inc., 1922, 1922)