Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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Border crossing: tracing the influences of Brazilian guitarist Yamandu Costa
Born in 1980 in Rio Grande do Sul, Yamandu Costa is one of Brazil’s most celebrated guitarists. Yamandu Costa began his musical journey at the age of seven, taking informal guitar lessons from his father, Algacir Costa. ...
Between two worlds: Erich Wolfgang Korngold and the underscoring of death, destiny and the otherworldly in Hollywood films of the 1940s
How can musical underscoring be used in feature films to convey intangible concepts such as death, destiny and the afterlife? This thesis explores this question, with a focus on films with scores written by Erich Wolfgang ...
The essence of performance on the acoustic drum kit: a study of feel
This practice-led research investigates and discusses the terms and applications of ‘feel’ and ‘time’ in acoustic drumming, and through various performance settings I break down and examine how these phenomena exist within ...
Music, politics and ideology: a critical look at the ideological perspectives that shape our observations of music and politics
A critical look at the ideological perspectives that shape our observations of music and politics
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 ...