Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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The contest works for trumpet and cornet of the Paris Conservatoire, 1835-2000: a performative and analytical study, with a catalogue raisonné of the extant works
The Conservatoire de Paris concours were a consistent source of new literature for the trumpet and cornet from 1835 to 2000. Over this time, professors and composers added over 172 works to the repertoire. Students and ...
Folio of compositions
A folio of original musical compositions by Luke Speedy-Hutton, including choral, orchestral, solo and chamber works.
Pablo Sarasate’s Spanish dances: a contextual study and flute transcriptions
This performance-led thesis, comprising a performance folio, dissertation and published edition, explores folk-inspired flute music and transcriptions that evoke Spain. The focus is on the Spanish dances of the ...
Rhetoric and the keyboard preludes of Louis Couperin (ca.1626-1661)
The preludes of Louis Couperin (ca.1626-1661) are a staple of seventeenth-century harpsichord performance. Previous studies have focussed on the interpretation of the written script, an elusive combination of curves and ...
The greatest show on earth : King Kong : a music theatre event and the dawn of the megamovical
This thesis is an examination of recent trends in musical theatre, focussing on the 2013 musical King Kong: A Music Theatre Event as a case study. It discusses the recent musical theatre landscape, demonstrating how King ...
The application of the Chinese Yin-Yang concept and Chinese music in guided imagery and music
Using Chinese music in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a new development in the field of GIM. The study was designed to test whether Chinese GIM music programs created with an emphasis on the Yin-Yang contour would be ...
Carried away: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of optimal aesthetic states of consciousness on the professional operatic stage.
ABSTRACT This thesis examines professional opera singers’ experience of optimal aesthetic states of consciousness when performing, particularly ‘peak’ and ‘flow’ states. While students have been the dominant research ...
The impact of synaesthesia and absolute pitch on musical development
This dissertation investigated the impact of synaesthesia and absolute pitch (AP) on musical development. Synaesthesia is a rare neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense modality leads to an automatic, ...
Adapting classical Persian music to Jazz: a case study
This thesis introduces a method for Persian and jazz musicians to combine elements from both genres in their compositions and improvisations. Since earlier attempts to fuse Persian and jazz music have not been well documented, ...
The campaign for French music: The Société des Concerts Français and the critical reception of French music in Britain 1907-1915
Between 1907 and 1915, more than 80 concerts dedicated to the promotion of French music in Britain were staged across the United Kingdom. The majority of these were organised by Tony Guéritte, who had come to Britain for ...