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    Luo, Ming
    This project introduced graduation recital repertoire in fulfillment of my master's degree. It covers the brief background and music analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 893, Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in D minor, O . . .
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    Mao, Doudou
    The repertoire of this recital was selected to fulfill my Master of Music in Voice, and to create the illusion of fluid and melodic lines in music and poetry. Pieces are arranged by chronological period, which stretch from the Baroque period including . . .
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    Pleuss, Joseph
    The repertoire for my recital ranged from baroque oratorio to twentieth century French mélodie and focuses on many non-operatic traditions in solo vocal literature. The four sets chosen for this recital represent the following four genres: baroque Eng . . .
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    Ramirez, Rebecca
    ABSTRACT A MEZZO'S JOURNEY: MUSIC THROUGH LANGUAGE AND TIME A GRADUATE VOICE RECITAL by Rebecca Isela Ramirez Master of Music in Music, Performance The repertoire for my voice recital is a representation of music through time, guided by language. Thro . . .
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    Thomason, Benjamin D.
    This thesis explores the composition and content of the music performed in my Masters of Music Recital on March 29, 2014. This includes Fisherman's Song and Memory by Chen Yi, Sonata No. 3 in C Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005, by J.S. Bach, Poème by E . . .
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    Howerton, Jaclyn
    The oboe's noble history dates back hundreds of years prior to many of its modern orchestral counterparts. This rich history lends a plethora of solo compositions written by prominent composers of every musical era. Such outstanding composers include . . .
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    Ouyang, Qin
    "Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach, born in 1685, came to be widely recognized as the preeminent composer of the Baroque era, and foremost among the numerous musical members of the Bach family. He established a . . .
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    Tobenkin, Manami Sugimori
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a baroque period composer. "Come and trip it" is from "L'Allegro." This song is a graceful minuet for solo voice and is followed by the chorus. "O sleep, why dost thou leave me" is from the opera, "Semele." This . . .
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    Kadlubek, Amanda
    The topic of love and longing is so vast that it is often articulated through a wide variety of musical expressions. For this program many kinds of love, including religious, altruistic and romantic, are set in French mélodie, German Lieder, Baroque a . . .
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    Santoke, Mahfrin
    A Performance Analysis of the Khachaturian Flute Concerto: Understanding the Idiosyncrasies of the Violin and Adaptations Made to Perform the Work on Flute was written in conjunction with Mahfrin Santoke's Master's Flute Recital, given on May 6, 2012. . . .
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    Peng, Yu-Ting
    This thesis is based on the repertoire I performed in graduate recital. This paper includes six pieces: Samuel Barber Piano Concerto, Op. 38, J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV892, Beethoven Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 7, Brahms Klavier . . .
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    Rodriguez, Marco Antonio Jr.
    The music for this recital gives a broad representation of styles present in art song from the 18th to the 20th century. The repertoire covers a wide array of passions including rage, love, quiet longing, nature, and playful fables. The composers chos . . .
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    Cheng, Yilin
    ABSTRACT RECITAL and CONCERTO IN PIANO BY HANDEL, BEETHOVEN, RAVEL, RACHMANINOFF, SCRIABIN, SCHUMANN and SAINT-SAENS BY Yilin Cheng Master of Music in Music, Performance George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Chaconne in G Major, G 229 George Frideric Ha . . .
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    Shen, Lu
    This paper describes each composer and one piece of theirs, the piece's background, and an analysis of each one's form and expression. It focuses on music I specifically performed at my concerto recital and graduate recital as a piano graduate student . . .
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    Shen, Lu
    This paper describes each composer and one piece of theirs, the piece's background, and an analysis of each one's form and expression. It focuses on music I specifically performed at my concerto recital and graduate recital as a piano graduate student . . .
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    Chen, Kailin
    The repertoire for my recital includes a range of pieces from the Romantic era to the twentieth century. Some of the genres include Italian art song, German lied, French mélodie, the English art song, and opera arias. These were present in the same ti . . .
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    Tang, Tingting
    Programing art songs and arias of deep emotional expression, from the classical period through the modern period reveals the variety of vocal repertoire, for the soprano voice. Different style periods represent emotional expressions in different music . . .
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    Elconin, Travis Henry
    In deciding the repertoire for my recital, I had two goals in mind. One was to choose music that represented varying styles and languages, the other was to choose music that best displayed my unique talents as a singer. With these goals in mind, I sel . . .
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    Kiouses, Katherine
    Performance The repertoire of my recital takes us through a journey of emotion, each different from the next. Da chiaro a scuro, from light to dark, is a metaphor for how each song travels from beginning to end. They give us a contrast of emotions. So . . .
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    Park, Eojini
    For my Master of Music recital, I performed four works that range from the late 18th century to the 21st century. As a collaborative pianist, I played with one violinist, one tenor, and one soprano. With the violinist, we performed G. F. Handel's Sona . . .
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    Gu, Jinghong
    The repertoire for my recital includes a range of eras from approximately 1600 to the twentieth century and a range of styles including Baroque opera, German Lieder by Schumann, French Melodies by Fauré and an English song cycle by Benjamin Britten. T . . .
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    Bradshaw, Denia Guadalupe
    Sonata Allegro form is comprised of an exposition, development, and recapitulation applying to both multi-movement works and single movements. Sonata is a broad concept that can be interpreted and unfolded in many ways. Understanding its origins is he . . .
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    Villa, Anthony
    Scott McAllister's compositions surround the listener with various cultures, experiences, and interests. His ability to write in a unique style is shown by using several influences that vary drastically, thus garnering the result of new sound combinat . . .
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    Sanchez, Lizbeth
    Performance The repertoire of my recital takes us through a journey of emotion, each different from the next. Da chiaro a scuro, from light to dark, is a metaphor for how each song travels from beginning to end. They give us a contrast of emotions. So . . .
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    Abkarian, Meleeah
    Abstract Graduate Voice Recital By Meleeah Abkarian Master of Music in Music, in Performance My recital repertoire exemplifies the varying compositional styles of different eras. The various styles in each set are further distinguished by different la . . .
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    Li, Longfei
    The duty of contemporary composers is not only to create music with relevant cultural and social values, but also to continue the heritage that master composers left, and even expand it. After I wrote some radical pieces that incorporated original mus . . .
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    Betry, Charlotte
    This thesis will explore the research and preparation needing to be done by a performer in order to successfully perform a newly commissioned work specifically through the National Flute Association's Young Artist and High School Young Artist Competit . . .
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    Hou, Jie
    "J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV 857 Prior to his birth, Bach's family was already well-known for their musical ability and he picked up the key skills quite early in life. Bach is considered by Mozart to be the father of harmon . . .
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    SUN, YUN
    Love and loss is a common topic included in repertoire for soprano from the Baroque period through the Contemporary period. An early opera aria from the Baroque period begins the program and it ends with a contemporary Chinese folk song. It also inclu . . .
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    Shimomoto, Mika
    Amongst players of the double bass there remins confusion about the proper terminology of the instrument and its evolution. This paper will examine the complications of this confusion in order to introduce the attractiveness of double bass solo perfor . . .
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    Hayden, Jiye
    The selections included in this recital program result from an organic process of trial and error, yet they also follow a specific dramaturgy influenced by Robert Schumann’s German song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, which tells the story of “a wom . . .
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    Quarles, Ernest MIchael
    The repertoire on this recital illustrates and explores the physical and emotional voyage of one searching for his beloved. Romantic themes - love, pain, nature, and longing - as well as mythological symbols interweave throughout, unifying the six gro . . .
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    Karpuk, Boris
    Johann Sebastian Bach, universally recognized as the greatest composer of the Baroque Period, elevated keyboard compositions to a new level by developing and expanding new forms, genres, and styles. His numerous works include the Inventions, The Well- . . .
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    Buresch, Natalie Barbara
    This string quartet was written in compliance with the requirements for a masters degree in music composition at California State University, Northridge. The entirety of this piece was written in the Spring 2014 semester and included a performance in . . .
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    Ball, Aaron
    Perhaps not since the culmination of the decades-long march toward civil rights legislation in 1964, which set off sociological aftershocks that resonate even today as residual seismic events of varying degrees on the Richter scale of human rights, ha . . .
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    Wang, Qian
    The repertoire on this recital demonstrates longing for love at different moments in our lives. The kinds of love expressed are romantic love, love of nature, and love of the sacred. These songs find ideal expression in the lyric tenor voice. The choi . . .
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    Grab, Daniel
    The purpose of this research project is to examine the widespread notion among classical musicians that while there are many high level technical players today, their artistry and most specifically their individuality is not on the level of the "old g . . .
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    Luo, Ming
    This project introduced graduation recital repertoire in fulfillment of my master's degree. It covers the brief background and music analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 893, Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in D minor, O . . .
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    Moon, Christiane
    There is a pedagogical need for Impressionistic-style piano music that prepares pre-college students to perform the works of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The current materials that are accessible to pre-college students are underutilized. This th . . .
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    Li, Ningqi
    A survey and interpretation of collaborative piano literature, consisting of a collaborative recital. Works by Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Barber and Stravinsky.
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    Tang, Yifan
    Vibrato is often seen as a mysterious concept because of its individuality and inseparable relation to personal taste. Therefore, one can sometimes recognize a specific musical sound produced by a specific soloist from their unique vibrato having beco . . .
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    Hu, Angelina
    My recital program embraces five languages and spans four periods of western music, two Chinese folk songs, and one Chinese art song. The styles represented are the Mozart concert aria, German Lied, French mélodie, Spanish art song, and Chinese folk a . . .
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    Jacobius, Alexander
    Decamp and Go is a twelve-minute work for six instruments: flute, B flat clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass, piano, and percussion. The piece is organized using an expanded and altered simple binary form. In terms of pitch structure, the piece primar . . .
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    Guettler, Rachel
    The intention of many art forms is to evoke an emotional response from the audience, and pathos is the evocation of suffering, pity, and pain. This evening of art song exhibited specific compositions by Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, German . . .
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    Zhu, Lin
    This is a program note of my graduate recital works.
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    Canchola, Shannon
    This thesis will explore the need to redefine classical music in order to ensure its survival. Through the analysis of data taken from orchestras across the country, I will examine why many organizations are folding and what some establishments have d . . .
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    Zhao, Peipei
    Dropping is a mixed quintet piece for flute, violin, cello, piano and percussion (vibraphone), with a duration of about eight minutes. The inspiration for this piece came from an experience of skydiving. It was a huge challenge to me to do this, with . . .
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    Badgley, Candis E.
    Igor Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat became an influential work in the world of chamber music from its initial premiere in 1918. Through his esteemed colleagues Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Ansermet, Stravinsky was introduced to modernist C . . .
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    Gyulnazarova, Tamara
    For many decades, discrepancies among performers and the proper interpretation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has lingered and sparked controversy between artists. While many believe that recreating the "Baroque" style of playing is necessary b . . .
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    Brown, Nathan
    Abstract Master's Recital By Nathan Diamant Brown Masters of Music in Music, Performance This thesis provides extended program notes on my graduate recital with detailed historical background and analysis for the following works: Six Lute Pieces; Prel . . .
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    Zhou, Ziye
    Songs of Love, Sadness, and Happiness Solo vocal repertoire, in its earliest forms, were part of operatic works, sacred works, and as the genre developed, the art song became an important development that included contributions globally. The subjects . . .
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    Docter, Zachary
    For this capstone project, I have written a set of variations for woodwind quartet. This piece was written in an accessible early 20th century neoclassical-esque style primarily for university level chamber groups. I deliberately utilized a motivicall . . .
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    Mao, Doudou
    The repertoire of this recital was selected to fulfill my Master of Music in Voice, and to create the illusion of fluid and melodic lines in music and poetry. Pieces are arranged by chronological period, which stretch from the Baroque period including . . .
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    Lovasz, Thomas Balazs
    "Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly wrote his famous solo sonata for cello at the beginning of the First World War, in 1915. It was a revolutionary piece in which he exploited the technical capabilities of the solo cello at the highest artistic level. I . . .
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    Paulasantosmachadodan, Ivan
    In spite of many adversities, such as lack of funding, few professional ensembles specializing in playing new music, and the small number of concerts showcasing new composers, Brazilian composers have been creating an impressive number of outstanding . . .
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    Lee, Young Joo
    The pieces that I selected for my recital program represent composers whose music existed in the extremes, both chronological and technical. The four selections by Edvard Grieg, Claude Achille Debussy, Handel- Halvorsen, and Johannes Brahms all have t . . .
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    Salazar, Sarah
    Abstract Songs to the Muse: A Graduate Voice Recital By Sarah Salazar Master of Music in Music, Performance This document, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts, will explore the selected repertoire wh . . .
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    Tebyani, Mehran
    Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, or New World Symphony, is arguably one of the most popular pieces in the Symphonic literature in the world. This symphony was composed and premiered in 1893 at Carnegie Hall with Dvorak present in the audience and Anto . . .
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    Krut, Stefan
    A performer can have a multitude of goals in mind when giving a musical performance to an audience. These goals can include invoking an historical reference, expressing values of the individual performer, or to simply move an audience in a deeper, mor . . .
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    Garcia, Enrique
    This thesis consists of extended program notes pertaining to the music presented in my graduate recital. I will elaborate on historical and analytical details of the following compositions: Les Soirees D'Auteuil Op.23 - Napoleon Coste (1805 - 1883); P . . .
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    Moattar, Nasim
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was one of the most influential characters of the Romantic Era. He was not only a leading composer of different forms of music but also a prominent critical writer and a journalist. His writings were greatly influenced and . . .
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    Pleuss, Joseph
    The repertoire for my recital ranged from baroque oratorio to twentieth century French mélodie and focuses on many non-operatic traditions in solo vocal literature. The four sets chosen for this recital represent the following four genres: baroque Eng . . .
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    Neumann, Katelyn Adair
    Songs of Love and Loss presents a mosaic of human emotions triggered by experiences in life, love, and loss. French mélodie, German lied, English song, Italian ariettas, and Spanish tonadillas are all represented. The poignant songs of loss may be of . . .
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    Ramirez, Rebecca
    ABSTRACT A MEZZO'S JOURNEY: MUSIC THROUGH LANGUAGE AND TIME A GRADUATE VOICE RECITAL by Rebecca Isela Ramirez Master of Music in Music, Performance The repertoire for my voice recital is a representation of music through time, guided by language. Thro . . .
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    Thomasian, Leon
    Ambience of Exhortations is a chamber work written for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello, a group of instruments derived from the traditional Pierrot ensemble. The piece is composed in many different styles, compiled from social phases I have . . .
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    Zhou, Huimin
    Schubert's Symphony No.8 in B minor is one of the most popular orchestral pieces in today's classical music concert. One reason is that the historical mystery behind the incomplete sketches of the composer arouses audiences' curiosities. The other rea . . .
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    Parsons, Charles
    A survey and interpretation of piano literature spanning from the Baroque period to the 20th century, consisting of a solo recital and a concerto recital. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, and Ludwig van Be . . .
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    Thomason, Benjamin D.
    This thesis explores the composition and content of the music performed in my Masters of Music Recital on March 29, 2014. This includes Fisherman's Song and Memory by Chen Yi, Sonata No. 3 in C Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005, by J.S. Bach, Poème by E . . .
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    Priore, David
    Throughout much of music history, it was common for percussionists to specialize in one or two genres of music performance due to restrictions such as cultural relevance, geography, and the desire for simplicity. In today’s eclectic music industry how . . .
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    Gough, Alea
    My recital is 14 songs comprised of four different languages and six composers spanning from the Baroque to the Contemporary era of music. The theme I chose to unite all my pieces is love. Whether it is sacred or secular love is an important theme in . . .
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    Cabales, Justin
    With over seventy-­‐‑one hundred islands counted within its border making it the second-­‐‑largest archipelago in the world, the Philippines is a diverse nation that possesses many unique cultures and customs. Along with its deep tribal origins, Filip . . .
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    Gutman, Patrick
    "I am this shortness of breath. Disconnected, I view myself as separate parts of a whole. While the shapes of lines flow in circular motions, I am grasping and searching for stability, connectedness, and flow. But I am deprived. Irregular pulses of va . . .
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    Alvillar, Jessica
    Throughout the centuries since the violin sonata was first developed, it has undergone an evolution in style of composition, form, texture, relationship between the violin and piano and has become increasingly more demanding on the technical proficien . . .
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    Salimi-Moosavi, Neggin
    Solo violin repertoire, along with concertos and etudes, is an essential part of a violinist's repertoire. Whether the solo composition is by a well-known composer such as J.S. Bach or a lesser known, more recent composer such as Augusta Read Thomas, . . .
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    Richards, Matthew
    Merlin is a ten-minute solo marimba piece written in two movements. Since its premier in 1985, Merlin has become a well-known standard of the percussion repertoire. The composer, Andrew Thomas, included two short excerpts from the poem "Merlin" by Edw . . .
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    Yakhnis, Yakov
    Over the course of my graduate studies at California State University, Northridge, I have performed two required recitals for my master of music degree in music, performance. On February 21st, 2016, I performed a solo recital consisting of all C minor . . .
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    Howerton, Jaclyn
    The oboe's noble history dates back hundreds of years prior to many of its modern orchestral counterparts. This rich history lends a plethora of solo compositions written by prominent composers of every musical era. Such outstanding composers include . . .
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    Ouyang, Qin
    "Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach, born in 1685, came to be widely recognized as the preeminent composer of the Baroque era, and foremost among the numerous musical members of the Bach family. He established a . . .
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    Vazquez, Carlos
    This paper presents extended program notes on my Master's recital. I will be providing detailed historical background and analysis of the following works: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), Op. 170, No. 5 Tonadilla sur le nom de Andrès Segovia: po . . .
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    Chen, Yu-Chien
    The clarinet concerto of Jean Françaix, a French Neo-classist, is a work that stands alone in the repertoire for clarinet. A thorough study of the background of the composer following an in-depth analysis by the researcher concludes that this work sta . . .
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    Power, Gregory
    With present-day technology, electronic music has become a much more accessible medium. Many new electroacoustic percussion works have been composed and performed in the year 2018, alone. The purpose of this thesis is to provide more academic context . . .
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    Li, Wenye
    Program notes of Recital Works by D.Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy and Scriabin
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    Figueroa, Alonso
    This paper will explore Japanese aesthetics and culture and how they manifest in and influence Japanese marimba music and marimba performance practice. The history of marimba and its ubiquity in Japan from the 1930s to the 1970s will be examined. An o . . .
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    McClain, Taylor
    Romantic and spiritual devotion is shown in each of the pieces in this recital through expressive, passionate, and humorous characteristics. Ranging from the Baroque era to the Modern era, the universal theme of devotion to a loved one or to God can b . . .
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    Kolesnyk, Kateryna
    Leopold Mozart's Violinshule, a Treatise on Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing, is the first book written on violin methods. It was published in 1756. Even though the Treatise was written several centuries ago it is still very useful for the vio . . .
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    Li, Lihui
    Night Sounds - for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The entire composition includes three sections. First section is from measure one to fifty-eight, focusing on the melodic line to describe the sound of the night. Second section, fifty-nine . . .
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    Holman, Christina
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    Palmquist, Jonathan
    Minimalism is the last original tonal compositional style to emerge since the early twentieth century. Its constant pulse, short repeated fragments, consonant tonalities, and gradual harmonic progressions are perfectly matched with pitched percussion. . . .
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    Gallarzo, Sebastian
    Prelude to a Nightly Vision is a piece inspired by a fictitious character of mine, whom in a fit of mystic delirium, set himself to undertake a journey to the abyss of his inner-self, where according to this character's beliefs, he will face his own d . . .
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    Ruiz, Luis
    Since the beginning of music, vocal repertoire has varied in great depth paralleling the spectrum of human emotion. Throughout history, the most common themes are love, death, and duty. The amount of love songs written is innumerable! What is beautifu . . .
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    Coughlin, Grant
    The word coalesce means to "come together to form one mass or whole." That concept is at the heart of this composition and reflected in both the micro and macroscopic form. The thought of "coming together," whether for good or bad, is what interested . . .
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    Mcdonald, Megan
    The repertoire for this evening of music includes music from all over the world, such as Spain, Germany, France, and England. The music depicts musical genres of the German Lied, the French mélodie, traditional Italian opera, English art songs, and tr . . .
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    Warfield, Kaylie Ann
    Repertoire selected for this recital spans several eras of music-from the Baroque era to the twenty-first century. It encompasses music that has stood the test of time, and music that has yet to face such a trial; music that feeds the mind, and music . . .
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    Tobenkin, Manami Sugimori
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a baroque period composer. "Come and trip it" is from "L'Allegro." This song is a graceful minuet for solo voice and is followed by the chorus. "O sleep, why dost thou leave me" is from the opera, "Semele." This . . .
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    Huang, Alice
    Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel made significant compositional contributions to the development of Western music, but they also wrote with a deep respect for the principles of their predecessors. Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 28 in E-Flat Major, K. 380 and Rav . . .
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    Kadlubek, Amanda
    The topic of love and longing is so vast that it is often articulated through a wide variety of musical expressions. For this program many kinds of love, including religious, altruistic and romantic, are set in French mélodie, German Lieder, Baroque a . . .
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    Cen, QianWen
    The repertoire in my recital spans the Baroque era to late Romanticism, which is late 19th century. It contains some artistic songs from the Romantic period, such as Rossini's art song "La Promessa" and Bellini's art song "Vaga Luna". The repertoire i . . .
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    Hogue, Madeleine
    Despite the advancements in feminist musicology that began in the early 1970s, the classical music community is still rife with gender discrimination. This can be clearly observed in the ratio of works performed by men and women composers today, and i . . .
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    Bowman, David
    For any given composition, there is typically a purpose, a specific motivation, or a dedication with which the piece was written. It is the goal of this study to investigate the background behind select compositions performed on my graduate recital, i . . .
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    Zhu, Yifan
    The repertoire for my graduate recital includes a range of periods from the classical period to the twentieth century. My recital of eight sets of music includes four arias from different periods as well as essential genres of art song literature, inc . . .