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1. Rocha, Jose 1974-. MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST.

Degree: Music, Moores School of, 2012, University of Houston

Miguel Bernal Jiménez established a personal and contemporary musical language by combining Mexican folk elements with Gregorian chant, Baroque, and eighteenth-century musical traits. Although Bernal’s musical training took place in Italy and was strongly influenced by the Catholic religion, his small town upbringing cultivated a strong connection with the folkloric roots and customs of the people of México. I intend to examine the life and work of Miguel Bernal Jiménez, (1910-1956) with special emphasis on his Cuarteto Virreinal for string quartet (1937), a composition that depicts a distinct national character through the use of folk elements in the music. The Cuarteto Virreinal, one of Jiménez's best-known compositions and one of the better-known Mexican works for string quartet, was dedicated to his good friend and renowned Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce and his distinguished wife Clemita. This composition is based upon the four traditional children’s folk songs A la víbora de la mar, Naranja dulce, limon partido, Pica,pica,pica, perico, and Pase la elegida, la niña dichosa. Bernal Jiménez masterfully shaped these songs into an intimate chamber music work for string quartet, entwining Baroque and Classical forms with traditional Mexican elements using a technique he called "elaboration." In addition to his achievements as a composer, Jiménez also had far-reaching influence as a teacher. He was director of two very important musical institutions in México: the School for Sacred Music in Morelia (1936-1954), and the Conservatorio de las Rosas (1945-1954). Moreover, in 1954, Jiménez was named Dean of the College of Music at Loyola University, in New Orleans. Despite his many accomplishments, relatively little in Spanish and virtually nothing in English has been published about him. For this project, I will consult Bernal’s diaries, which provide an invaluable insight to his innermost thoughts and feelings, and other primary sources such as the author’s manuscript scores and personal letters. These primary sources are not available in English and have not yet been published in Spanish. Some relevant passages will be included in the study with a translation by the author. Through communication with Mexican scholars and with the assistance of Dr. Howard Pollack, I was able to acquire access to all the documents currently stored at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, México. In addition to these primary sources, I will seek additional information through interviews with the composer’s relatives, distinguished students, and scholars in the field of Mexican music. Advisors/Committee Members: Koozin, Timothy (advisor), Saradjian, Vagram (committee member), Durrani, Aaminah (committee member), Whittaker, Dennis (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: MUSIC

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APA (6th Edition):

Rocha, J. 1. (2012). MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1547

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rocha, Jose 1974-. “MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST.” 2012. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1547.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rocha, Jose 1974-. “MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST.” 2012. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Rocha J1. MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2012. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1547.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Rocha J1. MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ, THE THEMATIC NATIONALIST. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1547

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Houston

2. Ibemere, Gracie U. Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson.

Degree: Music, Moores School of, 2018, University of Houston

The twentieth century brought about an increase in the solo repertoire for the double bass. Composers began seeking ways to challenge double bassists, and one way to do this was to add narration. This essay focuses on three pieces for narrator and double bass that belong to this growing genre: Jon Deak’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1984); Frank Proto’s Afro-American Fragments (1996); and Tom Johnson’s Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for Solo String Bass (1975). This essay explores the interactions between music and verbal text. Three categories of text-music interaction are proposed: music as accompaniment to text, music in dialogue with text, and music in imitation of text. These categories demonstrate how text and music operate as individual elements and how they work together to create a cohesive musical piece in which both text and music are treated equally. Sections of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Afro-American Fragments and the entirety of Failing are analyzed. Analysis of Deak’s piece shows how music assumes the narrative function of text to convey setting and action. Analysis of Proto’s piece shows how text and music can be layered to increase the effectiveness of the text through music. Analysis of Johnson’s piece shows how limited musical materials can be varied to interact with a complex text. This essay proposes a framework that treats text and music equally so that together these elements create a narrative. This essay also demonstrates how, in combining double bass with spoken text, composers have expanded the virtuosity and expressive range of the instrument. Advisors/Committee Members: Lange, Barbara Rose (advisor), Whittaker, Dennis (committee member), Pollack, Howard (committee member), Yon, Kirsten A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: double bass; narrator; Jon Deak; Frank Proto; Tom Johnson

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APA (6th Edition):

Ibemere, G. U. (2018). Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/3126

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ibemere, Gracie U. “Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson.” 2018. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/3126.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ibemere, Gracie U. “Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson.” 2018. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Ibemere GU. Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2018. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/3126.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ibemere GU. Interactions between Text and Music in Three Pieces by Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and Tom Johnson. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/3126

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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