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06650. From Memphis to Liverpool.

An interesting history of Rock and Roll music, from its roots in the blues and country music, to the inception of Elvis Presley and the rise of the Beatles. Discusses all the major figures of the music, focusing on Elvis and the Beatles and their respective careers, and bringing the history up to 1970. 38 pages, 23 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.

06382. Schubert and "The Band": Two Musical Treatments of Romantic Narratives.

A comparison of Franz Schubert's rendition of Goethe's poem "Der Erlkonig" and the pop song performed by The Band called "The Weight". This paper examines them in the context of being two romantic narratives that are given similar musical treatment. 1Op. 0f.2b.

06381. Middle Eastern Music.

The musical traditions and forms of the pan-Islamic civilization is examined; Folk, classical and popular music of Egypt, Arabia, Iran and Turkey are analyzed, and instrumentation and orchestration discussed. 15 pages, 19 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

05438. The President Versus Congress.

An appraisal of the conflict between the legislative and executive branches of the United States government. It generally comes out on the side of a "strong" presidency. 10 pages, 2 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

04676. The Musical Traditions of Japan.

A thorough history of the musical culture of Japan, with a complete treatment of the various instruments, styles and modes of music, and mixtures of music with theatre and dance. The study covers trends from ancient times to the 20th Century. 14 pages, 19 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.

04624. Beethoven: The 7th and 8th Symphonies.

This paper examines the psychological and musical motivations behind the two different symphonies. The turbulence of the 7th is attributed to emotional crises, and the peacefulness of the 8th a return to classical values. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 1,923 words.

04623. Mozart and Beethoven.

A comparison of the classical and romantic periods in music, concentrating on the formal compositional style and technique of the two composers. Romantic music is seen as experimental and contradictory in nature, and the classical period as formal in its treatments of melody and harmony. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

04622. The Musical Culture of Indonesia.

A study of the influences and origins of Indonesian music. The components of the instrumental ensemble, and the differences between gamelan music and the Ceylonese and Javanese styles, are treated briefly. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources, 1 discography.

04621. The Beatles.

This essay looks at the sociological impact of the English rock group. The history of the band, from their beginnings in Liverpool to their worldwide fame and final breakup, is analyzed. The final failure of Apple Corps. and the legacy of the Beatles music is noted in conclusion. 9 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

04620. The American Folk Song.

An historical perspective on the origins and types of American Folk Music. The oral tradition, the art of minstrelry, the collection of folk songs, and the styles of music among different ethnic cultures are discussed. A commentary on the contemporary folk song, and the message of the form as popluar poertry is included. 14 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

04564. American Transcendentalism: The Philosophy and Music of Charles Ives.

Very well-done study of Emerson and the transcendentalist movement, focusing on the turn-of-the-century avant-garde composer Charles Ives, and his explorations in thought and music; thorough critical study. 9 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

04401. The Mbira (African Thumb Piano).

A first person report on the African thumb piano or Mbira. Describing the construction and playing of the instrument, the history of the instrument and the methods of playing and music played upon it. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.

04260. Five Italian Musicians in 18th Century England.

The lives and careers of the two Nicola Matteis, Giovanni, Marella, Ferdinando Mazzanti and Luigi Marchesi are considered in the context of l8th century English musical history. 17 sheets of music and lyrics are attached. 9 pages, 30 footnotes, 28 bibliographic sources.

04202. Romanticism in European Classical Music.

In this termpaper, the music of Romantic movement in 18th Century Europe is compared to the classic style that preceded it. Schubert, Schumann and Chopin are discussed as lyrical and romantic composers. KEYWORDS: romantic movement composers. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

04123. Jazz, Blacks and Racism.

This research paper presents a good history of jazz, focusing on contribution of blacks to jazz and how racism expressed itself in the music industry. African music, forerunners of jazz, phases of jazz music from the 1920's to the 1970's, discrimination against deserving young artists. KEYWORDS: jazz music african americans black musicians racial discrimination. 16 pages, 36 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.

03885. Music and Philosophy: An Observation on the Musical Culture of China.

Good basic study of the role of music in Chinese culture, also the position of music in Confucian and Chinese Community culture. 6 pages, 13 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

03594. “Tristan and Isolde” (The Opera) as an Apotheosis of Romantic Love.

As an Apotheosis of Romantic Love. The Wagner opera is considered as the penultimate Romantic tale of love and death. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

02304. Webern's Opus 27.

The second movement of Aton Webern's twelve-tone composition is given a musicological analysis, with three pages of musical manuscript appended. 2 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

02303. Mozart's F-Major Piano Sonata.

A detailed musical analysis of the third movement of Mozart's piano sonata. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

02302. "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Bernsteins "Kaddish."

Two highly different pieces of comtemporary music are viewed as cries for God's intervention into human affairs. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

02301. Musical Synthesis of East and West.

Music is viewed as a kind of language, and the musical systems of Europe and India are contrasted. Psychological moods and harmonic styles in Indian music are looked at carefully. 8 pages, 13 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

01869. Beethoven's Third Symphony: "Sinfonia Eroica."

A subjective interpretation of Beethoven's symphony.-with a movement-by-movement description of the music. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

01295. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.

A close textual analysis of the Russian novel, examining Trugenev's structural devices and his use of characterization. The author's own attitudes toward politics, western values, and the spirit of the 1860's are studied, and some of the intricacies of the plot are examined as psychological clues to the generation conflict in the Russia of that period. Background in the philosophical currents of the day, from Hegel to anarchism, is related to the characters in the novel, who are viewed as types in the heirarchy of Russian feudal society. 80 pages, 76 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

01106. New Orleans and Dixieland Jazz.

The origins of jazz are traced, the basic instrumentation and themes outlined, and the major figures, such as Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver, discussed. Black jazz is compared and contrasted to white Dixieland jazz. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

01015C. The Organ From Primitive to Baroque Times.

The history of major developments in organ building from ancient times to the Baroque era is given, instruments from Egypt, Greece and Arabia are shown leading up to the great medieval organs that graced the cathedrals. Pipes, pedals and bellows are discussed in terms of materials and construction technique. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

00844. Renaissance Music of John Dowland From Third Book of Songs.

The songs of Dowland are discussed in terms of their lyrical and poetic significance, and the melodies of the lute accompaniment are tied to the, words they represent. 4p., 0f.,0Ob.

00765. Bob Dylan.

The major American folksinger's work is looked at from the standpoint of poetry, lyrics and images from the first half-dozen Dylan records are analyzed for meaning and feeling, and Dylan's changing style is interpreted in light of comtrmporary musical trends. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

00729. A History of Rock' N Roll.

Rock music is surveyed from its inception to the current day, viewing the phenomenon as the meeting of black and white musical cultures. Rock music is linked to the spirit of youthful rebellion and the uprising of blacks in the sixties, and the psychedelic era and the emergence of the Beatles are looked at. 12 pages, 11 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

00685. Instruments and Music of China.

Basic overview of music and musical instruments in ancient China, the role of music in thought and life. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

00529. The Function of Musical Instruments in Noh Drama.

An outline of the musical divisions of classical Japanese Noh theater, linking the musical rhythms with those of the actor's motions. The instruments and scales played are described in detail. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

00335A. Beethoven's Symphony No. 2.

The innovative aspects of the Second Symphony are considered, including the large scale of the work, the complicated polyphonic structure, and the development of the material. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

00334. Beethoven: His Spiritual Development by J. W. N. Sullivan.

A book review of a discourse on the character and work of Ludwig Van Beethoven, supporting the author's thesis that Beethoven's art was essentially spiritual in nature. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

00323. History of Modern Dance.

The history of modern dance, from its founding by Isadora Duncan down to 1970, is reviewed. The origins in Greek drama, such major figures as Duncan, St. Denis, Shawn, Tamiris, and Graham, and the status of Modern Dance are discussed. 12 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

00319. Beethoven's Fidelio.

The history, background and content of Beethoven's only opera are reviewed in this paper. The revisions made, and the principle themes of the plot are detailed. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

00128. Music Publishing.

The history and success of classical music publishing are reviewed. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

00118. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

The last symphony of Beethoven is described in a movement-by-movement analysis, and a brief history of the composition and its first performance is given. KEYWORDS: ludwig van beethoven 9th symphony. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

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53832. Blues People by Leroi Jones.

A book review of a study of Anerica's blues music in the oppression of blacks; social and economic factors in the development of blues are analyzed, and musical trends described. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

53768. A Concise History of Rock and Roll Music.

This study analyzes the development of rock music in terms of its fusion of blues, country and jazz music, brief essays on the major figures in rock music are supplied. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

53720. The Sociological Implications of the Blues.

A broad treatment of the problem of blues as a form of artistic expression. The social and emotional implications of the lyrics and styles of blues are examined, from rural blues to urban forms such as big bands, rhythm and blues, and rock forms. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

53706. Duke Ellington: A Giant of Jazz.

A study of the life and work of the jazz composer and orchestra leader, assessing his contribution to jazz. The history of his bands and the development of his unique style are related, and key sidemen over the years are discussed. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

53280. Frederic Chopin.

A comprehensive history of the great l9th Century Polish composer, Frédéric Chopin, with emphasis on his career, his affair with George Sands, and his distinctive style of composition. Includes a discography. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

52924. Charlie Parker.

A seminal figure in American Jazz is described in terms of Charlie Parker's innovation in bop, and his inredible influence on other saxophonists of the 1940's and 50's. 4 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

52923. The Transition From Swing to Bop.

An analysis of the movement from swing to bop music in American jazz of the eally 1940's. Major figures such as Gillespie, Parker, Christian and Monk are included in the developmental history of the style. 12 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

52079. Edgar Varese.

The life and work of the twentieth century American avant-garde composer considered, with notes on Varese's theories of rhythm and intonation. 7 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

51632. Islamic Music.

A survey of Islamic music, with early influence and history, instrumentation and comparisons with other musical cutlures offered. 6 pages, 14 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.

51630. Chinese Music.

A brief survey of Chinese music, its history, the development of instruments and a comparison with Islamic music. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

51435. Palestrina's Missa: Veni Sponsa Christi.

A work of the great Italian l6th century religions composer is analyzed aod its polyphonic structure described in detail. Emphasis is placed on the innovations by the compose. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.

16011. The San Francisco Opera: A Fact Resume.

Personnel and organizational structure of the four San Francisco opera companies are outlined, and brief histories of each offered. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

16009. The Opera Establishment in San Francisco.

The four part complex of the San Francisco Opera world is described as its structure and history in the city. Educational workshops and other activities of the opera companies are mentioned. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
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