Compares late 19th Cent. composers’ interpretations of Mass for the Dead.
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Examines 19th Cent. German composer as transitional figure between classical & romantic periods. Form, structure, style, musical philosophy, focusing on [Eroica] symphony.
Evolution of philosopher’s views on composer (from favorable to critical) as symbolic of his critique of modernist German music, art & culture.
Examines historical, technical & sociocultural significance of the bipolar siku (panpipe).
This essay discusses three songs, providing historical background and analysis, and relevance.
Development of blues musical form & use & significance of train symbolism in lyrics, focusing on 1950s song “Night Train.”
Analysis of Movement I – Allegro of Mozart’s Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216.
Definition, major composers & works from 1820 to 1890, compared to classicism, styles & forms, innovations, orchestration, opera.
A thorough and in depth examination of the life, works and musical theories of composer Philip Glass.
Effects & rejection of romantic style, form, philosophy by late 19th & early 20th Cent. composers. Major works, impressionism, atonality, innovations.
Discusses the life and career of the African-American soul singer who blended gospel and popular styles.
This paper is a very personal, subjective look at a local Vancouver based rock band called Nickelback. The author takes a personal approach by looking at some of their songs from inside and out. “On Alternative radio, a new band has been jumping up the charts in the past few months. The band, from Vancouver, […]
This paper is an essay review of the classical musical movie, Singin’ In The Rain.
This paper takes a look at the life and achievements of August Bournonville, the most celebrated Danish choreographer in history.
An examination of Russian composer Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy – an adaption of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.
Analyzes Symphony No. 3 as example of composer’s power, structural innovations, use of scherzo, melody, chords.
This paper compares Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Minuet for String from his Quintet in D Major to his Minuet No. 6 and gives background information.
Critical review of jazz trumpeter’s autobiography, his views on history of jazz & its importance in Amer. culture.
This paper covers many areas of the band Pink Floyd while discussing the roles of the members of the band. Focus is on Syd Barrett.
The following essay examines the definition of an “outsider” and focuses on the “self-induced outsider” with specific reference to Michael Jackson.
A look at the life and achievements of singer Jimi Hendrix. His musical styles and influences are discussed in detail.
A paper which studies how the organization and utility of our mind affects our experience of music.
This paper examines how hip hop and in particular rap music gives African Americans on the margins of society a powerful voice to express political discontent.
Analyzes hip hop & impact of Jamaican culture. Reggae, language, rap, style, social criticism, Rastafarianism, performance, dance, ethnic roots, misogyny & homophobia.
A discussion of the life and works of Jazz musician Charlie Parker and the influence he had in the field.