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    • An Analysis and transcription for guitar of J.S. Bach's Chaconne in D Minor 

      Wallace, Michael A. (Northern Illinois University, 1982)
      Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne in D Minor from the Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Violin Solo is considered by many to be a monumental instrumental work and one of the finest examples of the chaconne as a form of continuous ...
    • Characteristics of the literature used by American musicologists 

      Manaois, Susan J. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      The most recent bibliometric study concerning the literature used by American musicologists was conducted in 1959. There was clearly a need for an updated study in this area that would provide some insight into both the ...
    • Chuang, chamber music for four players 

      Chen, Shih-hui (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      "Chuang," in Chinese, means "the window." The five pieces of this particular composition symbolize five different windows, or rather, five different views from the same window. Each of these views presents a different mood ...
    • A computer music realization of the discourses of Dionysus, from The Bacchae 

      Christie, George (Student of music) (Northern Illinois University, 1982)
      A method was desired to set to music the discourses of Dionysus from Euripides' The Bacchae, with the use of computer music system. It is agreed that the ancient Greek language was pitched and that poetic verse was written ...
    • Four compositions 

      Patton, Dave (Student of music) (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      These four compositions contain the essence of the distillation of an extensive period of intense study in the therapeutic applications of movement, color and music. However, this is therapy for the "normal" or "average" ...
    • The harmonic treatment of Chinese music in the twentieth-century 

      Lin, Wen-Ching (Student of music) (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      This thesis is divided into three chapters: Historical Background, Chinese Theory, Analysis of Musical Examples, and Conclusion, The first chapter talks of the historical background since the beginning of the twentieth ...
    • Inexpensive microcomputer based music synthesizer designs 

      Eldridge, Michael (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      This thesis presents four designs for inexpensive music synthesizers attached to small computers as peripherals. Cost of components is under $75 for each of the designs. Three of the designs are polyphonic. The fourth is ...
    • An investigation into the role of choral music education in the secondary school 

      Quinn, Ramona M. (Northern Illinois University, 1983)
      The choral medium is an established tradition in the public high school. Aside from the common goal of preparing music for performance, there are no guaranteed similarities among programs. Many factors dictate the design ...
    • Kendang penca : the instruments, music, and recent evolution of a traditional Sudanese musical ensemble 

      Miller, Christopher Allen (Northern Illinois University, 2002)
    • Music education and the learning disabled : the effects of movement programming and class placement 

      Stephens, Kay L. (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
      This five-month study investigated the effects of different types of movement programming and class size upon the in-tune singing and memory for melodic phrases of 25 learning disabled students, 6 to 11 years old, enrolled ...
    • The music of the rebab in Javanese gamelan 

      Santosa (Northern Illinois University, 1990)
      In this study I would like to demonstrate how important the role of the rebab is in the context of Javanese gamelan music. The rebab is one of the elaborating instruments in gamelan music. Its melody is important because ...
    • The non-musical sources of African musical thoughts and style 

      Zili Meye Jasper (Northern Illinois University, 1982)
      The purpose of this thesis is to help western students of African music to understand the social factors that not only influence African musicians and African people in general in the making of their music, but also cause ...
    • Sample lessons for melodic study 

      Nelson, David R. (Student of music) (Northern Illinois University, 1982)
      The study of melody is a topic which is generally not emphasized in theory classes. Ironically, when one listens to music, melody is usually in the foreground of their perception, and most theorists would probably agree ...
    • Seasons : for chamber orchestra 

      Heinkel, Valerie A. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      SEASONS is an original composition for chamber orchestra. The work is in four contiguous movements which represent the four seasons of the year. The purpose for this particular composition is to explore the coloristic ...
    • Sonata for violin and piano 

      Chiang, Shao-nin (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      My Sonata for Violin and Piano was written to demonstrate the variety of twentieth-century compositional techniques I had learned while studying at Northern Illinois University. This work is far different from an earlier ...
    • A study of improvisational aural processes and the need for their inclusion into instrumental music instruction 

      Knop, Robert James (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      Instrumental music education is performance-based, stressing development of reading skills and technique. These skills do not produce aural cognition. We assume students hear what they play. This is not true. Learning ...
    • A study on Chou Wen-chung 

      Chan, Wing-chi (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      Chou Wen-chung is the first Chinese composer in contemporary music who has gained great international fame in the West. He was born in China in 1923. After finishing his first degree in civil engineering at National Chungking ...
    • Suite for harpsichord 

      Ross, Susan E. (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      Suite For Harpsichord is a five-movement composition for double-manual harpsichord (2-8' + 4'). Idiomatically written, it utilizes the options and colors of the instrument and the training of the harpsichordist. Based on ...
    • Thematic unity in Steven [sic] Sondheim's Merrily we roll along 

      Brubaker, Gary E. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      The purpose of this study was to examine the themes and thematic material which Steve Sondheim used in Merrily We Roll Along and any interrelationships of the thematic material which would contribute to musical unity within ...
    • Theoretical analysis of the Marcel Dupré edition of Mozart's Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608 

      Abel, Peggy A. (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Fantasia In F Minor, K. 608, was composed for a mechanical organ which played by means of a clock mechanism. To enable musicians to perform the piece on common instruments, many arrangements were ...