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Sinead O'Connor & The Philosophies Of Tolstoy, Rushkin, Bica, and Maritain
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A 5 page paper discussing the works of a controversial artist, Sinead O'Connor, in light of the philosophical interpretation and ideas of the listed philosopher/writers. Bibliography lists four sources.
Filename: Sinead.doc

Tchaikovsky's Ballet Music (Russian)
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5 pages analytically discussing the creation, performance, and performing arts science behind the classics 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker Suite' by Tchaikovsky. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Ballet.wps

My Personal Relationship To Music
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A 3 pages essay that expresses the writer's personal feelings about music. The writer argues that music is a highly complex, abstract language that bypasses the brain and affects the central nervous system directly causing a change in mood. The essay goes on to discuss this emotional component of music and its implications. No sources cited.
Filename: 90music.wps

Music Education; the Kodaly and Suzuki Methods
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This 12 page paper provides an overview of both the Kodaly and Suzuki methods of musical instruction, outlines the history of both methods, the structure of the systems and their intended use. This paper also considers what they are best used for, and focuses primarily on the use of these methods for instruction in piano. Bibliography lists 20 sources.
Filename: MHMusic.wps

Mozart's Minuet for String Quartet in D Major
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A 4 page opinion paper on a particular minuet. The writer details the structure of the piece, its quality, the composer's apparent intentions, and the emotional response of the listener. No bibliography is included.
Filename: Minuetd.wps

Mozart/His Operas
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A 6 page research paper which gives a brief survey of some of Mozart's operas, such a The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni. The writer argues that operas a central current in Mozart's art and that through his work opera achieved some of its finest moments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: 99opera.wps

Reactions to Mozart's Minuet for Piano
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A 4 page opinion paper on a particular minuet. The writer details the structure of the piece, its quality, the composer's apparent intentions, and the emotional response of the listener. No bibliography is included.
Filename: Minuet.wps

Smetana's 'Sarka,' Mozart's Piano Concert #22, & Schumann's Symphony #3
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5 pages in length. The three composers, seemingly so different, shared a number of characteristics. The three pieces of music are examined (briefly), as is the life of the individual composers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: 3Compose.wps

J.S. Bach's 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God' / Musical Analysis
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A 5 page research paper and analysis of this famous hymn -- based on an earlier version by Martin Luther. The writer demonstrates how the Lutheran congregational chorale music influenced Bach's work and, specifically, how this hymn can be seen as a representation of Bach Baroque style. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: Mightyfo.wps

J.S. Bach/Suite #3 in D Major
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A 5 page research paper that analyzes Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite no. 3 in D major. The writer leads the reader through the sections of the Suite explaining how the instruments are utilized and describing where Bach modulates the music from one key to a contrasting key. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: 90suite3.wps

Ann Patterson / Jazz Musician
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A 5 page paper about Ann Patterson and her role in the world of jazz. The writer explores the strides she has made for other women in jazz, including those women in her band, Maiden Voyage. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Annpatt.wps

History of Modern Music After 1920;
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This 5 page paper is an informative journey though music from 1920 until the modern day. There is a brief coverage of all the decades since the 1920's with examples of the contemporary styles of the day, including music by Stravinsky, Jazz, Modern, Blues, Rock and Roll, RAP and Punk. The bibliography cited 4 sources
Filename: TEmodmus.wps

How Billie Holiday Influenced Jazz
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In 6 pages, the writer discusses Billie Holiday and her influence on jazz. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: Howbill.wps

Jazz Plugs In / The Use Of Electronic Music In Jazz
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A 5 page research paper which looks at how electronics have affected jazz. The writer begins with the fusion movement of the 60s and 70s which combined electronics with jazz and rock and then gives a brief overview of the effect which software packages are having both for the professional and the amateur musician. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Jazzplug.wps

Ladies in Jazz
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An 8 page research paper that looks at the history of women performers in jazz. The general public assumes that jazz is male territory. Even though the names of some of the women who were influential in jazz history are well known, it's as if somehow they don't count-they were flukes-exceptions. Nevertheless, women have been intrinsically involved in jazz since its beginnings. They may not have gotten the bookings, sometimes their arrangements became famous while they did not, but they have been there every step of the way-whether the men liked it or not. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Jazzwomn.wps

Miles Davis: A Reflection of Urban Art
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In this page paper as we talk about art in the city, we will consider its history, color, energy, danger and resolution. Because all of those factors were present in jazz musician Miles Davis, we use him as an example of the urban art form itself. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: BBmDav.doc

The Development of Jazz
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An 8 page research paper that examines the origins of this particularly American form of music. The writer discusses how jazz originated from African-American traditions, blending the rhythms of Africa with the harmonic and melodic elements of European music. The focus of this paper is on the nineteenth century origins of jazz and those precursors of jazz--ragtime and the blues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Devjazz.wps

The Influence Of Jazz
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Jazz can be seen as the principle harbinger of the transition from rural to urban living in the United States, encompassing all races and ethnic backgrounds. This 9 page paper examines the connection between the inauguration of jazz music and the cultural foundations of an integrated America. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: KTjazzus.wps

Persian Music
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A 6 page research paper on this ancient music native to present-day Iran. The writer covers such topics as the historical background of the music, intervals and scales used, the 'dastgah' concept, compositional forms, instrumentation and modern trends. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Persmus.wps

Musical Influences Of The 18th Century
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A 4 page essay on how the music of the 18th century reflected the philosophical, social and political climate of the time. The writer particularly emphasizes how the music of Mozart reflected and perpetuated this ideas of the Enlightenment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Moz18th.wps

There is NO Relationship Between Music & Suicide
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This 5 page paper attempts to prove a thesis that there is no relationship between rock music and suicide. The difficult sociological task is accomplished through the use of suicide statistics through the years as well as a look at music. Other research is utilized inclusive of the Stack & Gundlach study linking country music with suicide. Durkheim's influence is of course noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Sociosu.wps

Claude Debussy, Impressionist
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An 11 page argumentative essay supporting the idea that Debussy is properly called an impressionist, rather than a symbolist. The paper discusses the Preludes in relationship to this argument, including the points of how Debussy utilized form to create new tonalities that influenced the composers of this century. The paper also argues the influences behind the tag 'impressonionism' as it applies to Debussy, including his love of impressionistic art and literature, and other international musical genres. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
Filename: Debussy.wps

Evolution Of Music From The Romantic Through The Modern Era
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A 5 page paper on the evolution of music and the composers, technology and techniques that influenced those changes. Over 25 artists discussed or listed. Paper concentrates on efforts of Chopin, Debussy, and modern artists. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Rommodn.wps

Maurice Ravel / French Composer
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A 5 page research paper which looks at the life and musical career of this influential twentieth-century French composer. The writer discusses the differences between the work of Ravel and Debussy, with whom his work is often paired, and discusses how the intensely romantic nature of Ravel's work added to its popularity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Mauricer.wps

Motown
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In 8 pages, the author discusses how the Motown label had an impact on the music evolution in terms of technology, new perspective of the Black American music, and the music market, in general. Motown is a cultural icon. It is the essence of the Black musical experience. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PCmotwn.doc

Beethoven's Eighth Symphony
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A 3 page analysis of Beethoven's Eighth Symphony in which the writer describes the artist's work as being more reminiscent of the Romantic Period than of the Classic. This argument is made in light of Beethoven's emphasis on being contrite, random, climactic uniquely emotional, and more. No Bibliography.
Filename: Beeteigh.wps

Musical Comparison -- Bach, Beethoven and The Beatles
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A 12 page essay that addresses the technological and social contributions of each and interrelationships between them. The paper also addresses individual pieces by each composer and compares it to the advances made in music which sets these artists apart from others. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Bachbeet.wps

"Traditionalists and Revivalists in Jazz" by Chip Deffaa
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A 12 page book review which considers the book's chronicle of 14 important performers who are frequently overlooked in popular jazz texts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: TGtrarev.wps

1791 and the Mozart Movie.
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(5 pp) What we shall be looking for in paper are the differences between the 1984 film Amadeus, directed by Peter Shafer, and 1791 - Mozart's Last Year by HC Robbins Landon (1999). As one begins to study Landon's scholarly, but readable book, we will begin to find many differences indeed. One might even wonder how the movie veered so far from the truth, but was such a great box office hit - obviously it was the music that did most of the work.
Filename: BBmozart.doc

19th Century Overtures
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A 10 page research paper that, first of all, defines the different types of overtures that were written in the 19th century and then looks at some representative work by Beethoven Mendelssohn and Wagner. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khovrtur.wps

A Philosophical Inquiry As to Whether or Not Music Evokes Images
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A 10 page paper which considers, both pro and con, the question, 'Does music evoke images?' Specifically considered will be musical images with regard to man's behavior in society, man with himself, and finally, man with his fellow man. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: TGmusic.wps

Aaron Copland and His Music
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A 7 page discography with 25% history on Aaron Copland and his music. The paper highlights his ballets, operas, and discusses his contributions to the film industry. Bibliography lists14 sources.
Filename: Copland.wps

Adult Music Appreciation
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Adult Music Appreciation: This 21-page analytical essay examines a plethora of subjective and objective concepts germane to the life-learning experiences of listening to music. In addition, the views expressed herein will be those that are outside the scope of typical norms that are associated with the commercial entertainment musical genre. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNMusica.doc
Filename: SNMusica.doc

Analysis of Doo Wop (That Thing)
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This 5 page paper provides a sociological analysis of the lyrics of Lauryn Hills hit song. There is a focus on race, class and male/female relationships. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: SA19Hill.wps

Ancient Greek and Roman Music
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This 7 page paper looks at Ancient Greek and Roman music with a particular emphasis on the instruments they used. New research is shown to indicate that people who lived in earlier times were more sophisticated than once thought, even playing similar instruments and employing comparable techniques. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Ancmusic.doc

Art & Music / Tonality
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A 5 page research paper on tonality in art and music expressed in terms of linearity, rationality and order from the single-point perspective. The writer defines each of these and reviews them in Miro, Tzaikovsky, Magritte, Chopin, Ensor and Debussy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Tonality.wps

Artistic Brothers: Delacroix and Chopin
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This 9 page paper discusses the similarities and diffeences between the "artistic brothers" Eugene Delacroiix and Frederick Chopin. Delacroix labeled Chopin, "a man of exquisite heart and.. mind" - quite a complement coming one of the foremost French artists of the nineteenth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: BBchopin.doc.

Australian Aboriginal Music
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A 10 page research paper that gives a comprehensive overview of aboriginal Australian music, which includes discussion of the purposes that music performs in native tribal life, the instruments used and the importance of song. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: khausmus.wps

Baritones & Voice Music Pedagogy
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A 5 page research paper that investigates the science behind the art of singing, with particular attention to the baritone range. The writer discuses the physical aspects of voice and vocal folds and the technicalities of vocal music pedagogy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khbari.wps

Baroque Cello and Its Performance
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A 22 page research paper that examines both the Baroque cello (differences between the Baroque and modern instruments, its history and development) and the nature of Baroque performance (the various requirements for playing Baroque cello, practical performance tips). Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: 00barcel.wps

Baroque Music/Concerto No. 2 in F Major
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A 4 page research paper that examines the major features and characteristics of Baroque music. The writer also analyzes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F Major as an prime example of Baroque music. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: 99bach2f.wps

Beethoven/comparing Moonlight & Ode to Joy
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A 5 page research paper that examines Ludwig Van Beethoven's piano sonata in C-sharp minor, which is better known as the "Moonlight" Sonata, and his chorale finale to the his Ninth Symphony. The writer argues that these works represent very different eras in musical history. After first describing the similarities and differences that are readily discernible, the writer looks at the history of the classical and romantic periods in musical history and how each work is related to the era in which Beethoven wrote it, reflecting personal, as well as contemporary influences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: khbms9s.wps

Beethoven/Comparing Op. 27 No. 1 and No. 2
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A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Op. 27 No. 1 and Op. 27 No. 2 (The Moonlight Sonata). The writer discusses these two works in the context of the classical and romantic periods. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: khbeetso.wps

Beethoven/Fifth Symphony/1st Movement
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A 5 page research paper that describes and analyzes the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The write argues that this is not only an exemplary example of Beethoven's expertise and style of composition, but that it also dramatizes his perspective on his own problems and humanity's place in the cosmos. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: khbeefir.wps

Beowulf: The Connections with Rap
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A 6 page discussion of the connection of the similarities of the epic tale of Beowulf with contemporary rap culture. Contends that, while there are no evolutionary connections between these two styles, there is a striking similarity between these two cultures even though they are separated by both time and geography. While the target of the violence and the causes and consequences of that violence is certainly different, the protagonist's braggadocio in Beowulf is a reflection of the culture of today's rappers. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: PPbeowlf.wps

Billie Holiday
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10 pages in length. Sprung forth into a world of racial intolerance combined with a significant appreciation for music, Billie Holiday set the stage for other black artists to follow. Her gutsy vocals and equally solid physical presence established her as one of the music industry's most prominent figures. Her music was able to reach people who had heretofore not learned to appreciate the sultry sounds of jazz, which – along with such greats as Louis Armstrong -- she helped to gain acceptance into mainstream society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: TLCbilli.wps

Black Musical Hybrids.
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(5 pp) A hybrid of anything is the offspring of "genetically differing parents;" or one of "mixed origin or composition." For a change Mr. Webster is not too far off. A musical hybrid, then has a similar definition, a musical "child" of different parents. In this discussion we will examine some of those musical hybrids as well as looking at what influenced their development. People may not know about the "art" element of African American music, but that's true of the society at large. Classical music, in general, has nothing to do with the listening habits of the average American. When you combine that indifference with separatism or racism, no wonder the African American share of performances or broadcasts is considerably smaller. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: BBblkgCl.doc

Black Musical Hybrids.
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(5 pp) A hybrid of anything is the offspring of "genetically differing parents;" or one of "mixed origin or composition." For a change Mr. Webster is not too far off. A musical hybrid, then has a similar definition, a musical "child" of different parents. In this discussion we will examine some of those musical hybrids as well as looking at what influenced their development. People may not know about the "art" element of African American music, but that's true of the society at large. Classical music, in general, has nothing to do with the listening habits of the average American. When you combine that indifference, with separatism or racism, no wonder the African American share of performances or broadcasts is considerably smaller. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: BBblkClR.doc

Blues Music vs. Country Music
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A 6 page paper analytically comparing these two styles of music. The writer details various similarities and differences in lyric and content, and includes two original songs as examples in an appendix.
Filename: Bluescou.wps

Blues Traveler / Music And Society
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A 6 page paper discussing music's role in society, today, yesterday, in America and elsewhere. The main band in focus is Blues Traveler, a relatively new band, in comparison to some, that has a tremendous following, heralded by some as the next Grateful Dead. While they appear to be fairly simple individuals they are involved in issues which illustrate how music collides with society in many ways. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Bluestra.wps

Bob Dylan -- the Social and Musical Evolution of Folk Music to “Folk-Rock”
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This 8 page report discusses singer and songwriter Bob Dylan and is role as one of the major figures in American folk and rock music. It is important to understand that Dylan came to prominence in the midst of truly significant social, political, and ideological change in the United States. One critic wrote in 1998 that: “Bob Dylan couldn't wait for the music to change. He couldn't be only part of the change. He was the change itself. Unlike other songwriters who voiced their politics through their music, Dylan garnered widespread popularity as his words seemed to echo the sentiments of teens of thousands of thousands of the young “rebels” of the 1960s. He was thought of as both a musical and political visionary and apparently viewed himself in equally epic proportions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: BWbdylan.wps

BP Fallon's Interview with U2: "One But Not The Same"
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5 pages in length. Sometimes the simplest questions are the most telling, as BP Fallon found out in his interview with the musical group U2. His article entitled "One But Not The Same" delves deep into the psyche of Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam, the four primary players who have made U2 a musical icon. That Fallon steps away from traditional interview queries opens an entirely new aspect of information retrieval, inasmuch as celebrity personalities are often difficult to crack. This approach, however, remains simplistic in its structure yet reaches far within each man's personal realm. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: TLC_U2.wps

Bruce Springsteen
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This 6 page paper provides an overview of the life and times of this rock and roll legend. The connection with his New Jersey home town is emphasized. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: SA15Brce.wps

Charles Mingus’ Autobiography -- “Beneath the Underdog
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His World As Composed by Mingus: This 5 page report discusses the autobiography of jazz musician Charles Mingus. Mingus takes many unexpected turns and strange detours in telling his life story, just as he did in “telling” his musical interpretations. His telling bends and molds facts to his own purposes as if they too were musical notes. The book makes the reader feel like a voyeur peering into a great mind that had the capacity to blend impulsiveness, fantasy, fact, and craziness into one package in almost equal amounts. The end result blurs the lines of what is real or not but the book makes it clear that for Mingus, at the moment of his telling it, it was real enough. No secondary sources.
Filename: BWmingus.wps

Charlie Parker’s “Lady Be Good” Compared with Miles Davis’ “Boplicity”
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This 5 page report discusses Charlie “Yardbird” Parker and Miles Davis who were (and still are), inarguably, two of the greatest performers, composers, and innovators that the American jazz world has ever experienced. Charlie Parker and his alto saxophone are considered hallmarks of the original bebop, even though the music he played repeatedly demonstrated that this was a musician following his instincts and not necessarily attempting to create or define any particular “style.” Likewise, Miles Davis created a musical realm like nothing ever before heard and like Bird, Miles unashamedly and unhesitatingly did it his way. Miles Davis played an important part in the early stages of the progressive, or “cool” jazz that dominated the jazz scene in the early 1950s. This report compares two of their works. No bibliography.
Filename: BWmilesd.wps

Chinese Music: Bianzhong Bells
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A 5 page research paper that focuses on the discovery of the Bianzhong bells, a set of 64 bells that are 2,400 years old, that were unearthed during the excavation of the tomb of the Marquis Yi of Zeng in the 1970s. The writer also includes an overview of the topic of ancient Chinese music. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khbianz.wps

Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 / A Comparison of the Original and Subsequent Editions
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An 10 page comparative analysis on Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 on editions of the piece by arranger/artists Autograf, Paderewski, Augener, Allans, and Henle. The paper analyzes this piece in conjunction with phrasing, pedal and dynamic markings, tempo indicators, and several of the notes themselves. This paper also has a short discussion on critics of the time, today's critics, and a comparison of two audio discs. Bibliography lists 8 sources .
Filename: Chopinpr.wps

Comparing Bach and Mozart
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Music is heard through the senses, however, it is experienced through both the senses and the emotional response. This 6 page paper explores the differences in style, tempo and harmonic language between Johan Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 1 in C and Mozart's symphony number 36 (the Linz symphony). Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: KTbchmoz.wps

Comparing Three Concertos by Bach, Mozart & Rachmaninov
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A 10 page research paper and analysis of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat; Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major; and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. The writer demonstrates how each concerto is representative of the century in which it was written and also of the composer. A synopsis of each work is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Bachmo.wps

Copyright Laws and the Protection of the Music Industry
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7 pages. Because of the latest technological developments of the internet, computers, and other types of equipment, the protection of music by copyright law is becoming extremely tenuous. Now able to download virtually any song they want, teenagers and adults alike are copying not only single songs but entire albums from the internet - all for free, which means no payments to the record labels and no royalties for the musicians. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: JGAukcpy.wps

Country Music - Not the Songs That Soothe the Soul
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A 5 page paper that argues the point that country and western music does not express the noble and pure American spirit as has been claimed. Discussed is the inherent depression and violence that has come to mark contemporary country music. Also disused is recent research aimed at linking country music with depression and high suicide rates. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: LCcmusic.doc

Criticisms Of Rap Music / Valid Arguments Or Extended Prejudices ?
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In this well-prepared 5 page essay, the writer argues that there exists a great societal irony in the fact that lyrically-violent rap music is critiqued as destructive to a specific culture and at the same time praised by ‘hip-hop advocates' for its realistic contributions to the social advancement of today's inner city Black youths. It is asserted that critics of rap music fail to recognize it for its redeeming social value. And more importantly, we should be struggling to correct the very real problems that rap describes in its lyrics and not trying to hide or bury them even deeper by attacking the music itself. No Bibliography.
Filename: Rap.wps

Darius Milhaud / Composer
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A 5 page paper providing an overview of the life and works of Darius Milhaud, one of the most influential French composers of the 20th century. This paper suggests that even in light of signficant physical infirmities and social issues, Milhaud was still able to create over 400 works, demonstrating both his complexity and dedication to music. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Milhaud.wps

Deryck Cooke on Romantic Music
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An 11 page summation and analysis of several of the essays included in a posthumous publication of some of Deryck Cooke's writing: Vindications: Essays on Romantic Music. The writer also outlines facts from a biographical memoir on Cooke, included in the book, that offers insight into Cooke's critical perspective. The writer argues that Cooke's perspective was unique. No additional sources cited.
Filename: khcooke.wps

Does Music Construct Rather than Reflect Cultural Identities
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This 12 page paper considers this question of the interaction between music and culture discussing the influences and how one may be seen to influence the other before coming to an unusual conclusion. In discussing this various types of music are considered with attention played to the interpretation of music, the nature of a consumer society and the way in which music may be seen as a tool to be used. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
Filename: TEmuscut.wps

Duke Ellington—His Unique Style
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A 6 page research paper that examines the unique style of Duke Ellington. The writer analyzes Ellington's writing style, and the unique characteristics of his orchestra, which contributed to his style. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: 99dukeel.wps

Edgard Varese – For the Record
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Edgard Varese – For the Record:This 5-page analytical essay examines how Varese and his “liberation of sound” changed traditional definitions relevant to 20th century music. A composer in his own right, Varese was unexpectedly on the cutting-edge of innovative sound, and left behind a legacy of acceptance for all things musical. Bibliography lists 4 sources. SNMusic1.doc
Filename: SNMusic1.doc

Effects of Listening to Music
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A 10 page research paper that examines the effects that music has on the brain. The writer demonstrates that current research encompasses a wide rangeˇeverything from the "Mozart effect," which deals with the effect of music on learning math, to how it effects the perception of adults on the passage of time. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: 99listen.wps

Effects of Rap Music & Silence/Second Graders
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A 6 page research paper in which the writer offers a literature review on the topic of how music affects the learning process. Based on this review, the writer offers speculation concerning how rap might affect second graders. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: khrapred.wps

Evolution of Music From The Baroque Through The Classical Era
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A 5 page paper on the the evolution of Baroque and Classical music, and the contributions of individual composes to that evolution. The paper presents technology and techniques that influenced those changes. Artists include: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Haydn. 4 bibliographical references.
Filename: Barclass.wps

Firestarters - The Trailblazing Females of the Jazz & Big Band Era
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A 5 page paper that examines the sexism and racism that faced female performers during the jazz and big band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Discussed is the resistance and non-acceptance that confronted these performers as well as the innovation and persistence used by legendary performers such as Billy Tipton in conquering these obstacles. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: LCfire.doc

Frank Sinatra / The Man, The Celebrity
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20 pages in length. The mystique of Frank Sinatra -- his music, his power and his celebrity -- has been addressed in countless books, magazines and documentaries. How he has captured his audience and held them in such a trance for over fifty years is beyond the scope of most entertainers. The writer spans Sinatra's life and times, paying particular attention to the highlights -- and lowlights -- of a career that once petered out only to have revived itself ten-fold. Extensive bibliography included.
Filename: Sinatra.rtf

George Handel's "Messiah"
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7 pages in length. The writer discusses historical background, placement, general analysis and personal thoughts as they relate to Handel's "Messiah." Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: TLCmesia.wps

Greek Music / Philosophical Focus
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A 5 page research paper on the philosophical basis of Greek music. The writer focuses on the philosophies of music in relationship to mathematics, metaphysics and ethics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Greekmus.wps

Harry Haskell: 'The Early Music Revival: A History'
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6 pages in length. The writer offers a general review of Harry Haskell's book, which is the first comprehensive historical study of its kind chronicling the early music revival, tracing its origins to the eighteenth century. No additional sources cited.
Filename: TLCmusic.wps

Hawaiian Music And The Hula
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Cultural tradition and history is extremely important to most groups and the indigenous people of Hawaii are no exception. This 10 page paper explores the influence of the music of Hawaii as well as the Hula on the American culture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: KThwhula.wps

Haydn & Mozart/Voices of Classicism
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An 8 page research paper that examines sonatas by Haydn and Mozart as examples of the classical period. The writer offers a general overview of the style of each composer and the influence that each had on the other. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khhaymoz.wps

Hildegard of Bingen / 'Music Makes Cold Hearts Warm'
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A 6 page paper discussing the music of Hildegard of Bingen. This paper outlines its compositional style and how it fits in the genre of sacred music of the Middle Ages. Her musical styles and thematics have been noted in later composers. Bibliography lists five sources.
Filename: Hildegar.wps

History of Performance Art
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(10 pp.) Performance art is a confrontational art experience, whether one chooses to say that the art form begins in the sixteenth century with Comedia del Arte political street theater, or the recorded fistfight that broke out in the beginning of the twentieth century. Both forms were Italian, and both began with audience participation in the performance itself. Yet the form continues to make its own history today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: BBprfart.doc

History of Surf Music
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This 15 page paper begins in the 1950's and goes through the decades to the present. The 1980's revival of surf music is noted. Several bands are mentioned. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: SA 111srf.wps

Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'
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A 6 page research paper on this revolutionary work by this famous Russian composer. Its debut in 1913 was by far the most dramatic, and the most scandalous, in music history. The primitive nature of the music and ballet nearly caused a riot as people screamed and hooted at the stage. The writer discusses the nature of the music and the ballet which caused such a severe reaction from its first audience. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Springrit.wps

Igor Stravinsky/Influence/Jazz, Folk Music
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A 10 page research paper that examines the music of Igor Stravinsky and his place in musical history. The writer particularly focuses on the influence of folk music and jazz on Stravinsky and how these influences were manifested in his work. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: khigstmu.wps

Impact of Music Lyrics & Videos on Children and Youth
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5 pages. The impact of music lyrics and videos on children and youth is devastating. They are exposed to lyrics and videos concerning death, sex, and drug usage. Impressionable young people take those lyrics and videos to heart, and become ensconced in a world that is based on the music. Music plants ideas in the minds of those young people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Musiclv.wps

Italian Music & Its Development Over a Thousand Years
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An 8 page discussion of Italian music and its key works & figures during various times ranging from the Middle Ages through the Baroque, Renaissance, and 19th & 20th century periods. Many key composers and the significance of their historic contributions are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Italmusi.wps

Jamaica and the Music - mon!
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(6 pp.) According to an internet site labeled "fantasy tours," Jamaica is "eternal summer." So it only makes sense that it would have "hot music." But we also learn, "the island" "has rugged mountain ranges, with Blue Mountain Peak, the highest point, soaring 7,402 feet. It has miles of white beaches, bordered by the blue Caribbean. It has 120 rivers flowing from the mountains to the coast. And it has great central plains, fertile agricultural lands, towering cliffs, magnificent waterfalls, and dense tropical forests." What that tells us is our "hot music," still has a lot of varied cultural influences. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: BBjahmus.doc

Janis Joplin
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life and emotional expression of Janis Joplin, with a focus on how her manic depression was described within her songs. This paper considers how Janis Joplin revolutionized music and style and relates specific songs to different periods in her life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: MHjoplin.wps

Jazz Music During the "Roaring Twenties"
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10 pages in length. A detailed look at Jazz music as an important socio-cultural trend in the U.S. during the 1920's and 30's. Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Handy, & James P. Johnson are among a few of the artists examined from this era. Bibliography lists approximately 8 sources.
Filename: Jazzmusi.wps

Jim Morrison – Still Hasn’t Left the Building
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Jim Morrison – Still Hasn’t Left the Building: This 6-page explicative essay details the musical contributions of Doors’ lead singer, Jim Morrison. In addition, his poetry, influences and lasting legacy is examined. Reported to have died in Paris in 1971, by some estimates Morrison is even more famous today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNJimmor.doc
Filename: SNJimmor.doc

Josquin/Monteverdi & Bach/Handel
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A 5 page research paper that, first of all, compares the music of Josquin des Prez and Claudio Monteverdi, and then looks at the careers of later Baroque artists, Bach and Handel. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: khbarmus.wps

Kabuki Music
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of kabuki music. The instruments are described and the history of this form is included. Kabuki theatre is touched on as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: SA116kab.doc

La Musique Concrete
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A 9 page research paper on Musique Concrete (Concrete Music) -- a genre created using recordings of pre-existing sound material, usually not instrumental nor electronic in origin. Concrete Music was pioneered by Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry in the 1940's and can very well be regarded as the predecessor of modern "noise" music. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: Musiconc.wps

La Sonnambula
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( 5 pp) La Sonnambula (1831)is one of Vincenzio Bellini's (1801-1835)top three operas among the listening audience, and in tone is certainly the most light-hearted. This is not to cancel in any way the vocal pyro-technics of the bel canto tradition, which appears in this performance. The performers are not power-driven, as one might find on larger stages, but complement this simple story, and yet maintain a liveliness that is true to the more dramatic nuances of Bellini's other works.
Filename: BBsonnmb.doc

Leos Janacek
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A 7 page paper that discusses some important aspects of Leos Janacek's life in relationship to his success as a composer. From a childhood spent in a monastery singing in the choir, to an adulthood where he fell passionately in love with an opera star, many events lent themselves to the creative process that made Leos Janacek who he was. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: RAleos.wps

Louis Armstrong/American Musical Genius
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An 8 page research paper that focuses on the career of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. The writer argues that because Armstrong, almost single-handedly, remodeled jazz, which is something that had tremendous consequences because this affected all of the music that came afterward – making Armstrong one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: khsatch.wps

Madonna & Contemporary Culture
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A 10 page research paper on Madonna as a cultural symbol. The writer describes Madonna as a cultural image, how she reflects women's rights, rebellion, and sexuality, and what she says about our culture. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Madonna.wps

Manhattan Transfer
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A 5 page research paper that focuses on the famous a cappella group and their music. The writer gives the group's history and describes a typical concert. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: Mtransf.wps

Marilyn Manson and Freedom
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An 8 page paper discussing the rock star Marilyn Manson in relationship to freedoms inherent in the first amendment. Many people are incredibly upset with popular stars such as Marilyn Manson due to their professed religious beliefs that differ from the norm, and therefor attract many of today's youth, who are drawn to the rebellious and unique. There are always attempts to ban such music performers, due to their apparent influence, but we have the right to free speech in this country and as such, artists such as Manson should be allowed to perform as they wish. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: RAmanson.wps

Mass Media: Description And Analysis Of Habits
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5 pages in length. Mass media represent different things to different people. For some, the aspect of television means the epitome of rest and relaxation; for others, print media such as magazines and newspapers reflect a combination of entertainment and current events; while still others relate to music as though it were another world entirely where they can become lost within its pleasure. Clearly, the manner by which people use mass media are as divergent as the individuals themselves. No bibliography.
Filename: TLCmassM.wps

Modern Musicals and Theater Perspectives
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This 10 page report discusses four separate modern theater works -- “Dracul -- The Musical,” “Ragtime -- The Musical,” “Blood Brothers -- The Musical,” and “Eye of the Storm.” Each report presents a brief overview of the production and discusses the perspectives of theater that each is most directly related to. No additional sources listed.
Filename: BWdracul.wps

Modern Song Lyrics Analyzed / Conflict Theory
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Bush's 1994 release "Machinehead" is analyzed in its relationship to conflict theory. Conflict theory is discussed as seen by sociologists Marx and Weber as well as later contributors such as Mead and Goffman. The focus of the 5 page paper is on the song itself and its exemplification of sociological theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Confthe.wps

Montessori Educational Method and the Importance of Music Activities
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A 10 page discussion of the value of incorporating music activities into classroom activities. Reviews the theories of Maria Montessori and applies these theories to the contemporary classroom. Uses comparative observations in two mixed-age classrooms to conclude that students with regular exposure to activities such as singing games have a better command of language and can even overcome shyness. Uses the literature in cognitive development to explain these observations. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: PPedMusi.wps

Mozart's Gran Partita
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Music is known to elicit an emotional response in most people (and beasts), so that a close look at the music of a given culture may provide insight into the values that were of sufficient importance to engage an emotional reaction. This 5 page paper asserts that Mozart's serenade, the Gran Partita in Bb, set the standard for the wind bands of the era. It also defined the use of allegro sonata for wind instruments, particularly the oboe and clarinet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: KTmozart.wps

Mozart/ Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
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A 5 page analysis and research paper that analyzes the structure and content of Mozart's Symphony in G-Minor. The writer argues that this emotional quality of this work stems from a variety of musical features that are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: 00m's40.wps

Muddy Waters / King Of The Blues
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A 5 page research paper on the life and music of this blues artist who was so influential to a whole generation of rock and blues musicians. It has been said of Muddy Waters that he took the blues from being a low moan over the Mississippi Delta and transformed it into an electronic, urban art form. The writer gives background biographical detail of Waters' life and also discusses the progression of his career. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Mudwat.wps

Murder as a Theme in Folk Ballads
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A 3 page analysis of three ballads from the late eighteenth century that deal with the topic of murder. The writer argues that these ballads expressed the "news" of their day, but emphasized moral considerations over factual recitation. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: 00fkbl.wps

Music And Cognitive Learning
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A 7 page paper. Advances in technology and research techniques have turned hypotheses into proven theories. There is a multitude of research that demonstrates that learning a musical instrument at a young age will enhance spatial reasoning and cognitive abilities. The research has especially addressed the relationship between music and math ability. This essay presents some of the research available. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: PGmus4.wps

Music And Consumerism
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6 pages in length. The writer discusses how music influences consumer choices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: TLCmuscn.wps

Music And Culture
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Music can be a cultural component and may also define certain cultures. This 5 page paper looks at the meaning, roles and function of music and briefly compares it with culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: KTmuscul.wps

Music and Youth Development
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A 5 page paper which discusses how music has a powerful influence on the learning and developmental abilities of our youth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: RAmusyth.wps

Music for the Body and Soul
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10 pages in length. Music encompasses a great many emotions, feelings, and desires that can range from one spectrum to the other. Music is used as communication, health and a multitude of reasons. The author discusses the use of music in our lives and how it affects our souls, spirits and bodies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: JGAmusic.wps

Music of Heinrich Schutz
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A 5 page research paper that examines the music of the greatest German composer of the early Baroque era in the seventeenth century, Heinrich Schutz. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: 99schutz.wps

Musical Heritage / Reactions to a Gospel Concert
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This 4 page essay contains the writer's personal reactions to a school-based Gospel Concert which lasted 120 minutes and featured various examples of the music's sub-genres. No Bibliography.
Filename: Gospelco.wps

Musical Instrument Digital Interface ; MIDI
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This 26 page paper looks at what MIDI is, how it works, how it processes, the different ways it may control and be controlled, different file types, filtering, merging and the use in lighting along with other general lighting. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
Filename: TEmidifi.wps

Napster vs. the Record Companies
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A 10 page research paper that examines the latest legal difficulties of the online phenomenon, Napster, and how this new technology is fundamentally changing the record industry. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
Filename: khnapter.wps

Napster/Free but Illegal
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A 5 page research paper that explores the ramifications of Napster, the website that allows users to download MP3s for free, thus, violating copyright law. The writer points out the reasons why Napster is wrong and possible compromises that can be reached. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
Filename: khnapbad.wps

Nicola Vincentino / His Life, Times & Works
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A 10 page research paper on the life and work of the 16th century composer. The writer details the context of his life and work in regard to the music of the time, his harmonic theories, and his published works. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: Vincenti.wps

Noel Pointer / A Light That Went Out Too Soon
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A 5 page research paper that looks at the life of jazz violinist Noel Pointer. His life was like a falling star across the night sky--brilliant and beautiful, awe-inspiring and all too short since he died suddenly of massive stroke at the age of 39 in 1994. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Noelpoin.wps

Peter Gabriel's "Come Talk to Me" As Poetry
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A 4 page analysis of the lyrics to "Come Talk to Me" by songwriter Peter Gabriel. The writer argues that these lyrics can be considered independently from the music and that they stand alone as a poem in their own right. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Gablyr.wps

Piano Studio: building a successful teaching business
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A 10 page research paper that investigates all aspects of what is involved in opening a piano studio, including how to set up a good web site. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: khpiastu.wps

Plato, Music And Advertising
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This 11 page paper provides a comparison of Plato's theory of music utilization and the use of music in advertising. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: KTmuspto.wps

Psychological Effects of Music
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An 8 page research paper that examines the psychological effect that music can have on human perception. The writer explores topics such as mood changes, time perception, and educational effects. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
Filename: khpsymus.wps

Public Cynicism Towards Rap Music
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A 4 page essay in which the writer reports on a small-scale study conducted of local college students to determine their general attitudes towards rap music. A selection of individual from various cultures is examined and it is noted that virtually nobody chooses to be indifferent towards the music; they either love it or hate it.
Filename: Raprsch.wps

Puccini's 'La Tosca' / The Relationship Between Tosca & Mario Cavardadossi
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The title character of Puccini's La Tosca is a deeply conflicted woman. Tosca is both fragile and volatile, vulnerable and enraged. Her jealousy, perhaps her central character flaw, is expressed through the music of this opera, and the relationship between Tosca and Mario is the central tragedy of this work. This 5 page paper considers the relationship between the actions of the characters and the operatic developments that represent the tormented and tragic relationship between Tosca and Mario. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Tosmar.wps

Puccini's Tosca / The Relationship Between Tosca And Mario Cavardadossi, Act I
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The title character of Puccini's La Tosca is a deeply conflicted woman. Tosca is both fragile and volatile, vulnerable and enraged. Her jealousy, perhaps her central character flaw, is expressed through the music of this opera, and the relationship between Tosca and Mario is the central tragedy of this work. This 5 page paper considers the relationship between the actions of the characters and the operatic developments that represent the tormented and tragic relationship between Tosca and Mario. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Tosca.wps

Rap Music
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The genre is examined in the light of popular culture in a 10 page paper. The history and development of rap music since the seventies is provided. Rap is also discussed as its significance as an art form as well as its effects on society. Bibliography lists more than a dozen.
Filename: Rapmusic.wps

Rap Music: Destructive or Constructive
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A 3 page paper which discusses whether rap music, and rap music videos, produce destructive or constructive effects. The paper argues that, overall, rap music and rap music videos, though potentially very positive in their effects, are perceived and interpreted in such a way as to make them destructive more often than not. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: RArap.wps

Rastafarian Counter-Culture Movement: Movement Through Music
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A 10 page paper which discusses the use of music to present an opposition to a particular culture, thereby creating a counter-culture. The movement discussed is the Rastafarian movement. Information is presented which discusses the constructs of the counter-culture as it utilizes the music called Reggae to oppose the dominant, and violent, culture. Background information is provided on the background of the Rastafarian faith and the music of two popular icons for the faith in the music industry, Bob Marley and Burning Spear. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: RAmarley.wps

Ravel's 'Bolero'
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Maurice Ravel's 'Bolero' is believed to be one of the most popular pieces of classical music that has ever been written. In 3 pages, the writer of this paper provides an analysis of Bolero that includes an overview of the type of composition, the dynamics, tempo, melody, harmony, and an overall impression. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Ravel.wps

Rhythm & The Djembe Drum
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A 4 page paper discussing the djembe drum. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Djembe.wps

Ricky and the Red Freaks
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Ricky and the Red Freaks: This 6-page essay discusses the hypothetical situation relevant to Ricky, the lead singer of a famous rock band leaving the band and joining another. Issues pertinent to his performing in the same town and on the same night as his original band’s pre-scheduled concert are also examined. Bibliography lists 9 sources. SNRkband.doc
Filename: SNRkband.doc

Societal Impact of Computer Music
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A 5 page research paper that examines how the advent of computerized music has impacted society. The writer focuses on how computers have made musical instruction, performing and composition more available to a wider section of the public. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: 00socmu.wps

Stravinsky's "Petrushka"
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8 pages in length. The writer discusses the musical structure of Petrushka's four tableaus. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: TLCstrav.wps

Symphonic Form in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
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A 9 page paper discussing the structure of the first movement. The paper discusses the structure of the Exposition, Development and Recapitulation and the devices Beethoven used to move between sections so skillfully that transitions are not discernible to the untrained ear. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: KSBeeth5th.wps

Symphony of the Senses - How Music Enhances Learning
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A 5 page paper that explores the connection between music and enhanced learning abilities. Discussed are the opinions formed from traditional research on this subject, the altered opinions gleaned from recent studies, and the phenomenon dubbed "The Mozart Effect" in author Don Campbell's The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health, and Creativity With Music. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: LClearn.doc

Tchaikovsky and Ballet Theater
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Tchaikovsky and Ballet Theater: This 8-page analytical essay examines the life and contributions of Russian composer, Peter Tchaikovsky. It explores the evocative qualities that have made his compositions immortal favorites. In addition, definitive reasons in support of his invaluable contributions to Ballet Theater are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNBallet.doc
Filename: SNBallet.doc

Technological Revolution in the Recording Studio
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A 12 page discussion of the technological changes which have occurred in the recording studio since the popular music explosion of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Emphasizes the impetus behind these changes is attributable not only to the entertainment industry but also to factors as diverse as computer, military, and medical applications. Notes specific changes in Signal Inputs, Signal Conditioning, Sound Recording Equipment, Mixers, and Signal Outputs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: PPrecord.rtf

The Ancient History Of The Organ
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A 6 page discussion of the history of the organ. Covers its invention all the way to its introduction into the New World. Bibliography lists five sources.
Filename: Organ.wps

The Art of Conducting
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An 18 page research paper that explores the role of the conductor and his relationship to the composer, the orchestra, and the audience. The writer examines the techniques involves in the art of conducting, the required expertise and how these factors facilitate the orchestra's performance. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: 99baton.wps

The Blues and the Importance: A Historical Perspective
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This 5 page paper relates the history of the blues and considers what this musical form has meant from a historical perspective. This paper assesses the shift towards blues music in the mid-20th century and the origin of the musical form. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: MHblues.wps

The Complexity of Music Software
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This 9 page paper provides many examples to show that music software is generally too complex for most people to operate. Specific software is discussed and problems are highlighted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: SA121mPC.doc

The Development of Sound Synthesizers in Response to Pop Culture
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A 6 page paper that discusses how the legacy of electronic music has emerged since its first application to Bach to one of necessity by all musicians in order to re-create studio sounds on stage. The industry has responded well to artists' needs by creating the MIDI system that has made it possible to bring music to all electronic mediums, including the Internet. However, this does not preclude the earlier electronic systems built in the 1970s which are still used by popular bands. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: Synth.wps

The Drug Culture of the 1970s and its Relationship to Rock Music
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This 10 page report discusses the ways in which America's counterculture learned to turn to drugs, sex, and rock and roll to express their discontent with society in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As the rebellion grew, musicians turned to angry guitars and crashing drums to illustrate their frustration. Artists such as the Kinks, Jimi Hendrix and The Who turned up their amplifiers in order to reach out to the growing discontent of America's youth. And when the volume got turned down, it was to hear Eric Clapton's 1973 version of Bob Marley's I Shot the Sheriff and the JJ Cale classic Cocaine. Drugs and rock and roll were undeniably interrelated throughout the seventies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: BWrock.wps

The Emergence Of The LP Album In The Recording Industry
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An 8 page outline covering the technological history of the vinyl disc, prehistory influences, marketing influences, and advancements in the industry since the first vinyl discs. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
Filename: Vinylr.wps

The Grateful Dead's Timeless Influence...
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A 10 page paper describing the Grateful Dead's [classic rock -n- roll band] influence upon three generations of 'Dead Heads.' The writer was an avid fan of the group. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Grateful.wps

The History of Rock n Roll
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This 5 page paper considers some of the elements instrumental in the historical progression of rock 'n roll in the 1950s and defines the impacts for the American society. This paper relates the influence of figures like Barry Gordy and Elvis Presley as they influenced the development of the genre. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: MHRocknr.wps

The Impact Of Rap / Hip Hop Music In Germany
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9 pages in length. With its roots in America, German rap and hip hop have grown throughout the years to incorporate many and various interpretations. Both mainstream and underground groups are represented in Germany, with a bigger emphasis placed on mainstream acceptance. The writer discusses how rap and hip hop have infiltrated Germany, how it differs from its American cousin, as well as what separates the mainstream from the underground. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: GermnRap.wps

The Influence Of Hip-Hop On 1990s R&B
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7 pages in length. The cultural convergence of hip-hop and rhythm & blues that occurred throughout the 1990s gave rise to a blending of sounds that had heretofore been considered distinctly opposite. This fusion of sound and style was responsible for establishing a strong connection between black expression and the ongoing quest for social acceptance, such as that found in the artistic endeavors of artists like Lenny Kravitz. Interestingly, the significant impact hip-hop has had upon rhythm & blues has not remained within the boundaries of America; rather, all of Europe has also embraced this coupling as the next great induction of intersecting sounds. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: TLC_R&B.wps

The Influence of Louis Armstrong
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This 6 page paper provides and overview of Jazz trumpeters who came after Armstrong. His influence on them is explored. The musicians detailed are Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Jon Faddis and Dizzy Gillespie. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: SA 117LA.doc

The Medieval Motet in the 13th Century
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4 pages in length. Topic is strictly on the definition and interesting aspects of the Motet, the name for one of many unique and wonderful kinds of musical composition of the 13th century and for a different type that originated in the Renaissance. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: JGAmotet.wps

The Music of "The Phantom of the Opera"
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A 5 page analysis of the music in "The Phantom of the Opera" as done by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical score for this particular rendition of the classic tale is quite different from previous renditions. The music is much more modern and clearly more stylized, especially in aspects concerning the particular type of music. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: RAopera.wps

The Music Of Duke Ellington & Miles Davis
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A 16 page research paper which takes a detailed look at the careers of both Ellington and Davis. The writer demonstrates the points of similarity between these two great artists and then discusses how they differed. Bibliography contains 15 sources.
Filename: Delld.wps

The Music of the Sub-Sahara
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A 6 page research paper that examines the rich musical traditions of the sub-Sahara region, focusing primarily on the music of Cameroon and Nigeria. The writer discusses the technical aspects of African music as well as its universal appeal. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Subsahar.wps

The Negative Portrayal of Women in Music
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of various genres that seem to contain misogynist lyrics. Eminem's songs are highlighted. Experts discuss the effects of music on young people and the paper concludes that music does not have a serious effect on adolescents despite the hard-core lyrics which are popular today. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: SA129rap.rtf

The Orchestra
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A 12 page research paper on music appreciation that focuses on the role of the orchestra. The writer argues that the orchestra is the "palette" that serious composers draw upon to create their art. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: khorktra.wps

The Revival Of Christian Music
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An 8 page paper discussing Christian charismatic music and its revival since the mid-1980s. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: Charmus.wps

The Roaring Twenties
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(7 pp). Bootlegged booze, flappers, installment buying, the Model A, get- rich-quick schemes and "The Great Gatsby" - for some, the 1920s was a great party. But the decade was also a time of swift economic change, technological innovation, and a rapid rise in standards of living. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: BB1920s.doc

The Role of Minstrels During the Middle Ages
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A complete 5 page overview of the varying roles that minstrels played during the Middle Ages. The focus of the discussion is upon different types of music, instrumentation, lyrics, Gregorian chants, etc;-- Some mention of jugglers, fiddlers, dancers, and jesters exists in the body of the paper as well. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: Minsrpt.wps

The Suzuki Method of Teaching Music
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the method of teaching music created by Shinichi Suzuki. This controversial method of teaching recommends teaching very young children the violin and allowing infants to be inundated with music from birth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: SA16Suzu.wps

The Unforgettable Life & Career of Nat "King" Cole
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A 5 page paper that discusses the life and career of jazz pianist and pop vocalist Nat "King" Cole. Included is a short history of Cole's musical background as a child as well as a brief description of his years with the King Cole Trio before embarking on a solo vocalist career in 1950. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: LCCole.doc

Third & Fourth Movements of Beethoven's 5th
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A 5 page research paper that offer a comprehensive analysis of the last two movements in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony – i.e. the third and fourth movements of this masterpiece. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: kh5's3&4.wps

Time Capsule: 1979, 1949, 1919
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5 pages in length. The writer chronicles music trends from each of the three dates. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: TLCcpsul.wps

Toni Morrison's "Jazz" and "Black and Blue" by Louis Armstrong
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A 5 page paper which compares Toni Morrison's novel "Jazz" with Louis Armstrong's song "Black and Blue." No additional sources cited.
Filename: RAtonilouis.wps

U2: Search For A New Identity
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9 pages in length. It can readily be argued that music is the expression of one's very soul, encompassing myriad emotions, feelings, and desires that can range from one spectrum to the other. Often represented in U2's music are rage, love, happiness, sorrow and despair, their words providing an avenue for the writer to release the inner struggles that can be set free through no other means than verse. Indeed, their music can be a catharsis to one's ailing heart as much as it can be a conduit between two otherwise strangers, acting as diverse a means of communication as any medium, even when that communication comes across harsh and telling. This assemblage that comprises U2's music has been in question lately, inasmuch as the band's critics contend it has moved away from its traditional roots in order to make the grade. This claim, one that is both inaccurate and unfair to the very nature of artistic endeavor, causes one to reassess such criticism and ultimately discover that U2's visible transformation is mainly based upon their search for a new identity. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Use of Music in "Casino"
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A 6 page research paper that explores the functions and use of music in the 1995 Martin Scorsese film "Casino." Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Verdi's Operas
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This 5 page paper provides an overview of Verdi's operas and the times in which he wrote them. Aida, La Traviata, and Don Carlo are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Violence in Music Lyrics
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A 6 page research paper that investigates the use of violence in music lyrics. The writer focuses on rap music (particularly the music of Eminem). The writer also focuses on the FTC report on violence being marketed to children by the entertainment industry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"
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Antonio Vivaldi wrote his baroque concerto 'Four Seasons' in the 18th century, during a period of extended musical expressionism in Venice and throughout Italy. This 3 page paper provides a concise overview of Four Seasons and considers key elements such as composition, dynamics, medium, form and overall impression. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Wagner/His Operas
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A 6 page research paper that examines the work of nineteenth century composer Richard Wagner. The writer argues that Wagner's place in operatic history is indisputable. The nature of his musical achievement is discussed, the first two operas in the Ring cycle are summarized, and the hypothesis that Wagner greatly influenced Hitler's Germany is briefly disputed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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What Makes a Musical Artist or Band a Commercial Success
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A 5 page paper which discusses the various conditions that make a musical artist or band a commercial success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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“The Growth of American Punk”
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A ten page paper which charts the growth and development of American punk music from its inception in New York in the 1960s until its evolution through thrash/hardcore into present-day grunge. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: JLUSpunk.wps

“Youth culture and pop music”
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A fourteen page paper which looks at the relationship between youth culture and the development of music genres, and the way in which the development of particular genres is related to such elements as socio-economic issues and generational influences, especially with regard to the wider dissemination of information now available via the Internet. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Wagner/His Operas
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A 6 page research paper that examines the work of nineteenth century composer Richard Wagner. The writer argues that Wagner's place in operatic history is indisputable. The nature of his musical achievement is discussed, the first two operas in the Ring cycle are summarized, and the hypothesis that Wagner greatly influenced Hitler's Germany is briefly disputed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: 99wagner.wps

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