Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1917-1918 Page: 51 of 66
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SESSION OF 1918-'19
First grade continued. Quality of tone, scales and arpeggi. Vocalics
and songs to develop freedom and distinct articulation.
Exercises in vocalization. Embellishments. Songs, ballads, and
arias of moderate difficulty. Examination in this division will include
the preparatory piano course and "History of Songs and Ballads,"
Embellishments continued. Studies to develop style, agility, and
expression. Phrasing and interpretation through the study of songs,
ballads, and arias.
Facility in executing the various embellishments with lightness
and precision. Exercise for acquiring equality of tone throughout
the entire compass of the voice. Classic and modern songs. Arias
from Opera and Oratoria. Repertoire will include not only compositions
of the classical masters and of the Italian and French schools,
but those of such modern representative song-writers as McDowell,
Cadman, Strauss, Debussy, Wekerlin, Massenet, and Wolf.
Students who finish the prescribed course in either of the departments
of music and do the work required in Harmony, Theory,
and Musical History will be given certificates of graduation, provided
they shall have complied with the College entrance demands and
finished at least two college courses in English.
HISTORY OF MUSIC
Cooke's Standard History of Music. Two lessons a week.
Baltzell's History of Music. Two lessons a week.
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