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    • Memory, identity, and farce in carnival mirrors : a director's approach to David Lindsay-Abaire's "Fuddy Meers". 

      Buck, Daniel Andrew. (2010-06-23)
      American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s central subject of interest is a world turned upside down by hardship and pain. Although commonly labeled a dark farce, Lindsay-Abaire’s 1999 play, Fuddy Meers, is haunted by the ...
    • !MPACT. 

      Johansen, Ben. (2008-06-10)
      !MPACT is an eighteen-minute percussion concerto for solo percussion, saxophone quartet, brass quartet, and string quartet. The original composition, written by Ben Johansen, was commissioned by Todd Meehan, Director of ...
    • Musical process and the structuring of riffs in Metallica. 

      Van Valkenburg, Aaron. (2010-06-23)
      This study focuses on the 1980s thrash metal music of Metallica. It analyzes the harmonic and melodic nature of Metallica's riffs and examines how musical processes help shape the formal structures of these riffs. Drawing ...
    • Musical techniques in the compositions of Der wilde Alexander and Rumelant von Sachsen in the Jenaer Liederhandschrift. 

      Dodson, Zerek Nathaniel, 1994- (2019-04-23)
      The Jenaer Liederhandschrift is a large fourteenth-century manuscript that serves as the primary source for melodies of German medieval vernacular song. Although scholarship focusing on the poetic texts has enjoyed activity ...
    • Of fire and rain. 

      Murphy, Joanna. (2006-09-28)
      Of Fire and Rain is an eleven-minute work for full orchestra. Through its musical materials it explores the idea of two contrasting elements, fire and water, as symbols. Conflict, balance, suffering, and healing are among ...
    • Paul Simon's Graceland and its social and political statements on apartheid in South Africa. 

      Greer, Jonathan David. (2007-01-11)
      Paul Simon's Graceland album is one of the most controversial rock-and-roll albums in history because of its strong connection with South Africa during the apartheid. Simon's interest in South African music led him to ...
    • Personifying dynamic video game music through live performance : a rescoring of RiME. 

      Lujan, Frank Daniel, 1996- (2020-05-01)
      My central argument for this thesis is that video game music loses its adaptive functionality when performed outside of a gameplay context. My goal is to use technology to incorporate live performance into dynamic game ...
    • The public invitation and "Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6". 

      Snider, Emily R. (, 2012-11-29)
      Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of traditional evangelical worship is the widespread practice of the "invitation" near the close of the worship service. A significant element of that invitation is the accompanying ...
    • Remergence. 

      Ayala, Alexis Victor, 1994- (2020-04-29)
      Remergence is a piece for orchestra, about nine-and-a-half minutes in length, that I wrote in the first two semesters of composition lessons with Dr. McAllister at Baylor University and finished editing in the third semester. ...
    • Reworking of musical material and the reinterpretation of musical drama: Luciano Berio's Sequenza X (1984) and Kol Od [Chemins VI] (1996). 

      Harbuziuk, David. (2007-02-14)
      Luciano Berio wrote a series of pieces entitled Chemins for soloist and ensemble. Each chemins contains one entire solo line from one of his sequenzas for solo instruments. Numerous similarities and differences between ...
    • Scenes From the City 

      Allen, Seth (2006-12-05)
      Scenes From The City is a one-movement orchestral work approximately ten and a half minutes in duration. The work was inspired by a weekend trip to New York City in January of 2005. It is a programmatic piece, with obvious ...
    • Spark for wind ensemble. 

      Barrett, Jonathan Winter. (2010-06-23)
      Spark for Wind Ensemble is an attempt to compose an accessible and exciting piece of concert music for the wind ensemble that possesses a depth and richness rarely achieved within the medium’s repertoire. The idea of a ...
    • Sunshower : a symphonic poem for wind ensemble. 

      Tucker, Jordan Robert, 1992- (2017-03-16)
      Composed in the programmatic spirit of standard wind ensemble works such as H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana, Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass, and Alfred Reed’s Armenian Dances, Sunshower is an exploration in sonoristic ...
    • The Glimmer on the Scorched Earth. 

      Deng, Chao, 1992- (2018-04-26)
      Throughout my childhood, I’ve always found myself gravitating towards war time movies. I revel in them not only because of the extremely breathtaking and dramatic storyline and the costly hi-tech visual and sound effects, ...
    • The influence of poetry on the piano music of early twentieth-century France and England. 

      Rigby, Meredith K., 1990- (2017-04-19)
      The turn of the century in France saw an increased intensity of interest in equating the arts of poetry and music. England experienced a similar trend. Debussy and Ravel were influenced by the Symbolist poets and their ...
    • The relational ethics of church music. 

      Myrick, Nathan William, 1984- (2018-07-19)
      Music is an “indispensable” aspect of Protestant Christian worship, to use Brian Wren’s term (2000, 48). Yet it is also perceived as one of the most divisive aspects of that activity, with scholars, practitioners, and ...
    • The trombone as signifier in sacred germanic works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 

      Towers, Sha (, 2017-10-09)
      During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Germanic composers recognized and propagated certain rhetorical associations of the trombone. Following a tradition of signification in sacred dramatic works, these composers ...
    • Voices of the soul. 

      Herryman, Ivette. (, 2013-09-16)
      Voices of the Soul is a composition for orchestra and mezzo-soprano that comprises two movements. It uses texts by the Argentinian writer and poet Alfonsina Storni. Two contrasting ideas are illustrated in the piece, ...