Earlier Ph.D. Dissertations

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1989

Stephen Parkany

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

Kurth’s Bruckner and the Vocabulary of Symphonic Formal Process in the Late Nineteenth Century

Dorit Tanay

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser

Music in the Age of Ockham: The Interrelations between Music, Mathematics, and Philosophy in the 14th Century

Evan Ziporyn

Composition; R. Felciano, adviser

Walk

1988

Julie Cumming

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Concord Out of Discord: Occasional Motets of the Early Quattrocento

Thomas Grey

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

Richard Wagner and the Aesthetics of Musical Form in the Mid-19th Century

Randall Packer

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Gamous Concerto for Percussion Soloist and Chamber Ensemble

1987

Pieter Van den Toorn

History & Literature; A. Imbrie, adviser

Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring

1986

Christopher Fulkerson

Composition; O. Wilson, adviser

The Recognitions for Orchestra

1985

Benjamin Brinner

Ethnomusicology; B.C. Wade, adviser

A Study of Pathetan in Central Javanese Gamelan Music

Scott DeVeaux

History & Literature, O. Wilson, adviser

Jazz in the Late 1930s and early 1940s: The Transition from “Swing” to “Bop”

Patrick Macy

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Josquin’s Miserere mei Deus: Context, Structure, and Influence

1984

Philip Ballou

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Changes for Orchestra

Robert Ford

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Minor Canons at Canterbury Cathedral: The Gostlings and Their Colleagues

Robert Greenberg

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Concerto in Three Movements for Piano and Orchestra

Allan Pollack

Composition; O. Wilson, adviser

Ballet for Orchestra

Terrye Yizar

History & Literature; O. Wilson, adviser

Afro-American Music in North America before 1865: A study of “The First of August Celebration” in the United States

1983

Tamar Diesendruck

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Piece for Chamber Orchestra

Richard Festinger

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

A Work for Chamber Orchestra

Eric Moe

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Kesa and Morito: Opera in One Act

1982

Gerhard Ginader

Composition; R. Felciano, adviser

Violin Concerto

David Goodman

Composition; O. Wilson, adviser

The Tides of Lemuria: A Symphonic Poem for Orchestra

Janice Kleeman

History & Literature; B.C. Wade, adviser

The Origins and Stylistic Development of Polish-American Polka Music

Ellen Reier

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser

The Introit Trope Tepertory at Nevers: MSS Paris B.N. lat. 9449 and Paris B.N. n.a. 1235

1981

Larry Archbold

History & Literature; L. Moe, adviser

Style and Structure in the Free Organ Compositions of Dietrich Buxtehude

Graydon Beeks

History & Literature; P. Brett, adviser

“The Chandos Anthems” and Te Deum of George Frideric Handel

Walker Cunningham

History & Literature; A. Curtis, adviser

The Keyboard Music of John Bull

Walter Frisch

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Brahms’s Sonoata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation

Frank LaRocca

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Three Roethke Songs

Brian Mann

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

The Secular Madrigals of Filippo di Monte: A Critical Study

William Peterson

History & Literature; A. Imbrie, adviser

Debussy’s “Douze Etudes”

Frank Stemper

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Seamaster

1980

David Beveridge

History & Literature; L. Moe, adviser

Romantic Ideas in a Classical Frame: The Sonata Forms of Dvořák

Kathleen Hansell

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Opera and Ballet at the Region Ducal Teatro of Milan, 1771-1776: A Musical and Social History

William Kinderman

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Beethoven’s Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli: Genesis and Structure

Davitt Moroney

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Under Fower Sovereygnes: Thomas Tallis and the Transformation of English Polyphony

Neil Rolnick

Composition; R. Felciano, adviser

No Strings

1979

Robert Dickow

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Concert for Horn and Orchestra

Mary Groman

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

The Mannheim Orchestra under the Leadership of Christian Cannabich

Roger Hickman

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Six Bohemian Masters of the String Quartet in the Late Eighteenth Century

Charles McDermott

History & Literature; A. Curtis, adviser

The Canzoni d’Intavolatura of Claudio Merulo: A guide to the Art of Imporvised Ornamentation

Gary Tomlinson

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Rinuccini, Peri, Monteverdi, and the Humanist Heritage of Opera

Kent Werth

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust: A Manuscript Study

1978

David Fallows

History & Literature; P. Brett, adviser

Robert Morton’s Songs: A Study of Styles in the Mid-Fifteenth Century

Douglas Johnson

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Beethoven’s Early Sketches in the ‘Fischof Miscellan’: Berlin Autograph 28

James Ladewig

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

Frescobaldi’s Recercari, et canzoni franzese (1615): A Study of the Contrapuntal Keyboard Idiom in Ferrara, Naples, and Rome

Peter Lopez

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

The Ship of Death

Marita McClymonds

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Niccolo Jommelli: The Last Years

John Roberts

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

The Genesis of Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine

Paula Sabin

History & Literature; A. Imbrie, adviser

Mozart’s Piano Concertos: The First Movements Viewed from the Perspective of Metric and Rhythmic Analysis

1977

Thomas Bauman

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

Music and Drama in Germany: A Traveling Company and Its Repertor, 1767-1781

Kerry Grant

History & Literature; V. Duckles, adviser

Charles Burney as Historian and Critic of Music

Charlotte Greenspan

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

The Operas of Vincenzo Bellini

Jay Nicolaisen

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Italian Opera in Transition, 1871-1893

Pamela Susskind

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser

Clara Schumann, Composer: A Critical Study of the Works and Influence of Clara Schumann

1976

David Bjork

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser

The Kyrie Repertory in Aquitanian Manuscripts of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

Gerald LaPierre

Composition; O. Wilson, adviser

Triptych for Tenor and Orchestra

James McCalla

History & Literature; R. Felciano, adviser

Between Its Human Accessories: The Art of Stephane Mallarmè and Pierre Boulez

Frederick Millner

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser

The Operas of Johann Hasse

David Rosen

History & Literataure; R. Crocker, adviser

The Genesis of Verdi’s “Requiem<”

C. Jane Wilkinson

Composition; R. Felciano, adviser

“Job” (A Cantata for Soloists, Chorus, and Instrumental Accompaniment)

1975

Robert Adams

Composition; O. Wilson, adviser

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra

Charles Buck

History & Literature; A. Imbrie, adviser

Structural Coherence in the “Preludes” for Piano by Claude Debussy

Mary Cyr

History & Literature; A. Curtis, adviser

Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hebe

Paul Machlin

History & Literature; A. Newcomb, adviser

Genesis, Revisions, and Publication History of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman

Walter Winslow

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

1974

Jane Bernstein

History & Literature; P. Brett, adviser

The Chanson in England 1530-1640: A Study of Sources and Styles

Craig Monson

History & Literature; P. Brett, adviser

The Verse-idiom in Pre-Restoration English Music

1973

David Lawton

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

Tonality and Drama in Verdi’s Early Operas

Richard Loyan

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser

The Music in the Manuscript Florence, Biblioteca Naztionale Centrale, Fondo Magliabechiano XIX, 112bis

Michael Martin

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Movement for Violin and Piano

Allen Shearer

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Composition for Chamber Ensemble and Vocal Sextet on an Original Poem

1972

Lawrence Starr

History & Literature; A. Imbrie, adviser

Mikrokosmos: The Total Universe of Béla Bartók

1971

Tharald Borgir

History & Literature; A. Curtis, adviser

The Performance of the Basso Continuo in Seventeenth-Century Italian Music

Jane Bowers

History & Literature; P. Brett, adviser

The French Flute School from 1700 to 1760

Daniel Coren

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser

A Study of Richard Wagner’s Siegfried

Edward Houghton

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser
Rhythmic Structure in the Masses and Motets of Johannes Ockeghem

Jane Troy Johnson

History & Literature; V. Duckles, adviser
The English Fantasi-Suite, ca. 1620-1660

Jules Langert

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Duo for Cello and Piano

Donald Walker

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

Symphony 1970

1970

Robert Basart

Composition; A. Imbrie, adviser

Composition for Cello and Piano

Margaret Hasselman

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser
French Chanson Music of the Mid-Fourteenth Century

Nors Josephson

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser
The Missa De Beata Virgins of the Sixteenth Century

E. Gardner Rust

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser
The First Movements of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos

1969

Gordon Cyr

Composition; E. Dugger, adviser

String Quartet

Jonathan Kramer

Composition; R. Felciano, adviser

Variations for Band

Oliver Ellsworth

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser
Fourteenth-Century Music Theory in Relation to the Newly Acquired Berkeley Manuscript (Olim Phillipp 4450)

Sarah Fuller

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser
Aquitanian Polyphony in the “Saint Martial” Manuscripts

Donald Loach

History & Literature; R. Crocker, adviser
Aegidius Tschudi’s Songbook (St. Gall, MS 463): A Humanistic Document from the Circle of Heinrich Glarean

Herbot Riedel

History & Literature; L. Moe, adviser

Recognition and Re-Cognition: Bach and the Well-Tempered Clavier I

1968

Ellen Amsterdam

History & Literature; V. Duckles, adviser
The String Quintets of Luigi Boccherini: An Historical Study and a Stylistic Analysis

Sherwood Dudley

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser
Music for Winds under the Revolution and First Empire

Keith Polk

History & Literature; D. Heartz, adviser
Flemish Wind Bands in the Late Middle Ages: A Study of Improvisatory Instrumental Practices

Marvin Tartak

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser
The Comic Operas of Rossini

1967

none

1966

none

1965

none

1964

Roland Jackson

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser
The Keyboard Music of Giovanni Maria Trabaci

P. Sigurd Odegard

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser
The Variation Sets of Arnold Schoenberg

1963

none

1962

Donald Hersh

History & Literature; J. Kerman, adviser
Verdelot and the Early Madrigal

1961

Martin Chusid

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser
The Chamber Music of Schubert

1960

Martin Picker

History & Literature; Lewinsky, adviser

The Chanson Albums of Marguerite of Austria: Manuscripts 228 and 11239 of the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgioue, Bruxelles

1959

Sydney Charles

History and Literature

The Music of the Pepys Ms 1236

1958

Louis Gottlieb

History & Literature; E. Sparks, adviser
The Cyclic Masses of Trent Codex 89

1957

none

1956

Margaret Lyon

History & Literature; Bukofzer, adviser

Early Tudor Church Music: The Lambeth and Caius Manuscripts

1955

none

1954

Edwin Simon

History & Literature; M. Bukofzer, adviser
The Double Exposition in Classic Concerto Form

1953

Vincent Duckles

History & Literature; M. Bukofzer, adviser
John Gamble’s Commonplace Book: A Critical Edition of New York Public Library MS Drexel 4257

1952

none

1951

none

1950

Edgar Sparks

History & Literature; M. Bukofzer, adviser

Cantus-Firmus in Fifteenth-Century Music

1949

none

1948

Louis P. Nash

Stylistic Aspects of the Church music of William Byrd (Master’s thesis)

Robert M. Morton

Duo Sonata for Violin and Piano (Master’s thesis)

L. Jane Hohfeld

The Use of the Variation Principle in Instrumental Music of the Early-Middle Baroque (Master’s thesis)

1947

Leonard Gilbert Ratner*

History & Literature; M. Bukofzer, adviser

Harmonic Aspects of Classic Form

*1947: first History and Literature dissertation filed

1947

Harrison Olaf Hayes

The function and Evolution of the Operatic Overture (MA, D. Boyden, adviser)

Andrew Welch Imbrie

Ballad in D for Full Orchestra (Composition; R. Sessions, adviser)

1946

Arthur John Bryon

String Quartet (Composition: A. Elkus, adviser)

Haig Kafafian

A Study of Certain Triade and Their Inversions in the Bach Chorales

Sister Therese Cecile Murphy

Dissonance Treatment in the Works of Lassus (M. Bukofzer, adviser)

Ralph Schellehous Smith

The Harmonic System of Paul Hindemith and its Application to Somo Harmonic Devices of Twentieth Century Composers (M. Bukofzer, adviser)

1945

Mary Louise Clement

The Approach to the Cadence in High Renaissance Music (M. Bukofzer, adviser)

Eugene Carol Meltzer

A Stylistic Analysis of the Songs of Robert Schumann (D. Boyden, adviser)

Grace Wares Moore

Instrumental Idiom in the Seventeenth Century (D. Boyden, adviser)

Roschelle Zella Paul

Song Tradition of the University of California at Berkeley

Water Tullis

Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme for Piano (Composition; A. Elkus, adviser)

1943

Rise Resnick

Studies of Humor in Instrumental Music of the late 18th and 19th Centuries

1942

Warren Miles Anderson

Sonata for Violin and Piano.

1941

Winifred Bliss Howe

A Comparative Study of Selected Ballad Tune Variants of the Present Day

Kathleen Mavourneen Hughes

The Decline of the Viola da Gamba and the Rise of the Violoncello

Louis Ferdinand Schliemann

A Study of Stylistic Changes in the works of Dufay

Austin Henry Thomson

Modifications of the “Cantus Firmus” Technique Evidenced in “Introits” by Heinrich Isaac and Blasius Amon

1940

Joan Castledine Habis-Reutinger

The Historical approach to Purcell’s Chamber Opera “Dido and Aeneas,” with special reference to Blow’s “Venus and Adonai”

Margaret Marie Kirchhofer

“Mister Aesop” Fables for Baritone and Women’s Chorus, with piano accompaniment: I. The Fox and the Crow; II. The Milkwoman and Her Pail; III. The Lion and the Mouse; IV. The Hare and the Tortoise; V. The Bald Knight

Elizabeth May

Claude Lejeune and his music

1939

Maurice Barryte

The Symphonies of Schumann: Their form and their relation to the Symphonies of Beethoven

Marjorie Jackson

The Evolution of the Oboe and of its use in the Symphony Orchestra, with a section on Reed Making

James Mitchell

Inquiry into the Vertical Significance of the Counterpoint of Duynstable, and into the Extent and Treatment of Organized Tonal Combinations

Leonard Gilbert Ratner

Unusual and Composite Forms in Beethoven’s Instrumental Works, with Especial Reference to the Persistent Recurrence of Rondo-like form (Master’s thesis)

1937

Mary Elizabeth Johnston

String Quartet (No. 1) (Composition)

Sirvart Vartan Poladian

The Folk Songs of Asia Minor

Dale Edmund Sandifur

“Suite” for String Quartet (Composition)

1936

Georgie Rees Cason

An Introduction to a study of California Indian Music

1935

Ernst Bacon

A Choral Cantata (Composition)

1934

Walter Horace Bundy

A Survey of Vocal Music in Bay District High Schools

Isaac Lloyd Hibberd

A study of the Cadence in the Works of Henry Purcell

Water David Hirschl

The Styles of Victoria and Palestrina: A comparative Study, with special reference to Dissonance Treatment

1933

Philip Johan Adolf Sehinhan

“Passacaglia” (Fourth Movement) From “Fourth Symphony” by Johannes Brahms, arranged for Organ (Composition)

Barbara Lee Maede

A Study of the Treatment of the Words in “Pelleas et Melisande”

Henry George Mishkin

The Augmented Second: A Study in the Evolution of a Prejudice

Philip Brown Norman

A System of Harmony Based on the Chromatic Scale and Illustrated with Examples from Wagner

Beatrice Ada Colton

Quartet for Piano and Strings (Composition)

William Douglas Denny

Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra (Composition)

1932

Theodore Gorbacheff,

“The Russian Liturgy,” For Mixed, Men’s, and Women’s choirs, “A Cappella” (Composition)

Donald William Rowe

Survey of Instrumental Music in High Schools of the San Francisco Bay District (Composition)

1931

Leslie Paul Clausen

Liszt’s “Faust” Symphony as an Art Form

Eileen Louise McCall

“The Great Angel”, A Cantata for Mixed Voice (Composition)

1930

Dorothy Gillespie Knowlton

Spanish California: A Symphonic Picture (Composition)

Marjorie Wentworth Leach

Sonata in C Minor for the Piano (Composition)

1929

Charles Cook Cushing

String Quartet in F Minor (Composition; M. Alloo, adviser)

1927

Arthur Maurel Hunkins

String Quartet in G Major (Composition)

1924

Mary Catherine Glen

An Original Composition: Pianoforte Concerto, with Accompaniment by Full Orchestra; First Movement, “Allegro Moderato” (Composition)

1921

Glen Haydon

The Evolution of the Woodwind Section of the Modern Orchestra.

Mary Elizabeth Millard

String Quartette in B Flat Major. Four Movements (Composition)

Jay Leon Ruddick

The Evolution of the Structure and Technique of the Brass Instruments of the Modern Orchestra