THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARCH 1'7, 1963
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ARTS AND LETTERS:
Finney Terms Choral Work
Indicative of Man's Thoughts
School, Family Affinity
TWO LAUGH HITS
Dance stars of the Bharatiya
Kala Kendra dance company of
New Dehli will perform kathak
dance and music in their first
trip to the Western hemisphere
at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, in True-
Indian Students and
By JEFFREY K. CHASE
"For a long time I have been
interested in fragments of poetry
which reflect the human being's
concept of the universe," Prof.
Ross Lee Finney of the music
school and composer in residence
"Thus, when commissioned by
the University Medical Society to
write a choral work for the 1963
May Festival to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the construc-
tion of Hill Aud., I chose literary
fragments which express man-
kind's thoughts, throughout the
centuries, on nature."
Prof. Finney continued, "In her
book, 'The Breaking of the Circle,'
Marjorie Hope Nicolson, a friend I
of mine from my teaching days
at Smith College and presently
head of the English graduate di-
vision of Columbia University,
has collected excerpts from the
writings of worthwhile poets and
scientists who have contemplated
man's relation to nature. It is
from this source that I obtained
the fragments with which I as-
sembled the mosaic-like text for
'Still Are New Worlds'."'
Prof. Finney explained that'
from the writings of the 17th cen-
tury scientist William Harvey, he
inserted a section in which Har-
vey ponders the processes of man's
investigation into the functions of
the natural universe. From the
17th century poet Milton he took
a portion from "Paradise Lost"
in which is stated "Heaven is as a
book of God."
Originally, Prof. Finney had
planned to title this work with
the Latin version of Milton's "The
Ways of God to Man," but he was
unable to derive a concise trans-
lation. Consequently, he chose a
line, in English, from a "perfectly
horrible" poem by the 17th cen-
tury poet Henry More: "Still Are
Prof. Finney includes thoughts
of the 18th century poet Acken-
side which state that one can
analyze the whole universe only
if he thoroughly understands
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ROSS LEE FINNEY
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Passages from the modern novel-X
ist Camus are also included.
"I had wanted the concluding
chorus to utilize a fragment from
a contemporary scientist, but
could find none which imparted9
the desired mood, so I used a sec-
tion of "Paradise Lost" in which
the fall of Satan is described. But
I have distorted the text so that7
it is not clear whether it is man
or Satin (or both) who has pried
too deeply into the secrets of the
universe and has fallen," he con-
"This work, which contains the
thoughts of great men from the
17th century to thepresent, is
a mosaic of mood rather than of
idea," Prof. Finney pointed out.
"I have not only used the chorus as
a body of singers, but also as a
group of whisperers. There is a
solo male speaking voice, too."
Prof. Finney explained that al-
though this work contains serial-
ization of pitch, there is a tonal
center. "My serialization is not
like that of Schoenberg," he said,
"it is like that of Finney!"
"To achieve pitch integration
and a strong associative fabric, I
often use the row in the vocal
part only, and chromatic scale
pasages which are, after all, just
a different juxtaposition of the
twelve tones in the orchestral ac-
companiment," he explained.
'By this technique the vocal
lines and accompaniment are at
the same time related and com-
Essentially the vocal portion is
treated syllabically. There are a
few places where Prof. Finney has
employed melisma as a means of
word painting. The individual lines
are quite consonant, although the
bass, because of the serialization,
is almost always in conflict with
one or another of the other vocal
"In genwal, the orchestral por-
tion is elaborate and the choral
passages are more conservative.)
There are a few places, however,
where the chorus contains coun-
terpoint or madrigal-like sections.
"The vocal intervals are not
difficult. I intend this work to
be festive, not a laborious problem
for the singers," Prof. Finney add-
This work contains winds in
groups of threes and much percus-
sion. Prof. Finney employs elec-
tronic tape as a percussive instru-
ment in two sections. In the first
it reproduces night sounds and in
the second it produces what Prof.
Finney ' calls a "crescendo mush-
"This electronic device is not
really significant and one must
not consider this an electronic
work," he added.
The Women's League is present-
ly constructing an extra door on
the east or Fletcher St. side of
the building to "provide an addi-
tional entrance and exit to the
snack bar to correct a possible fire
hazard condition," League Busi-
ness Manager Wilma D. Steketee
The single door will be built
below the street level.
The entire project will be com-
pleted at an estimated cost of
$7000, Miss Steketee said.
The concert is sponsored by
Associate Dean of the Law o
School Charles W. Joiner and Pro- w
fessors Robert L. Friedman of 1
the Institute of Public Adminis- N
tration, Daniel R. Fusfeld of the4
economics department and Karl
Lamb of the political science de-
partment will discuss the proposed
state constitution at 7 p.m. today
in the Wesley Lounge of the Firsta
Nurse Corps ...
Captain Isma L. Bishop, nurse
counselor for the Army Nurse
Corps, will be on campus for in-
terviews for those student nurses
who desire employment informa-
tion. Interviews will be held in
Rm. 202 ROTC Unit.I
Working Women. .
Prof. Deborah Bacon of the Eng-
lish department will speak on -If
You Can't Lick It, Join It" at noon
tomorrow in the Women's League
Ballroom. The lecture is being
given as part of "Salute to Women
Who Work Week," sponsored by
the Zonta Club of Ann Arbor.
Prof. J. W. Atkinson of the
psychology department will speak
on "Social Implications of
Achievement-Motivation" at noon
tomorrow in the Frieze Bldg. stu-
dent-faculty lounge. The lecture
is being given as part of a Social
Work-Social Science colloquium.
Thomas Milburn, director of the
behavioral sciences group at the
United States Naval Ordnance
Test Station at China Lake, Calif.,
will speak to the Faculty Seminar
on conflict Resolution on "The
tInvestigation of More Effective
Influence in International Af-
fairs" at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in
th e Kalamazoo Rm. of the
Milburn will address the Fac-
ulty Seminar on Arms Control
and Disarmament on "A Utiliza-
tion of Behavioral Theory in At-
tacking an Arms Control Problem"
at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Mental
Health Research Institute Con-
Fashion Show ...
The Ann Arbor Alumnae As-
ociation of Delta Delta Delta
orority will present a fashion
how at 12:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Michigan Union
Ensemble Recital.. .
Patricia Parker, '63M, and Jan-
ce Hupp, Grad, will accompany
Barbara Phillips, '64M, a soprano,
on the piano. Lorrie Pierce, Grad,
will play viola assisted by Kath-
een Kimmel, Spce, and Barbara
Merkel, Grad, at the piano at
4:15 p.m. today in Aud. A.
Daniel Levine, '63M, will give
a degree recital on the double bass
performing works by Bach, Han-
del, Vanhal, Faure and Prokofiev
at 4:15 p.m. Monday, in Lane Hall
Concert Soprano .. .
Birgit Nilsson, a soprano, will
present a concert including pieces
by Strauss and Grieg in the Extra
Series at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill
By BARBARA LAZARUS
Professors Eugene Litwak and
Henry J. Meyer of the school of
social work are conducting a study
of the relationship between schoolsf
as a formal institution and pri-
mary groups such as the family
Prof. Litwak said recently that
the study aims at a general theory
of social control as well as seek-
ing how the school can increase
education motivation and
achievement of underprivileged
"There are various things a
school can do to develop a closer
relation between themselves and
the neighborhood and family such
as keeping schools open for rec-
reation or helping foster commu-
nity groups. In order to achieve
its goals, however, the school must
go outside itself and reach the
family," he commented.
Professors Meyer and Litwak
have developed a theory of social
control which deals with concepts
of large, formal bureaucratic or-
ganizations related to the local
"In order to attain society's
goals, both the formal organized
group and the small primary ones
are necessary. The formal orga-
nization provides professional ex-
pertise and the primary group
speed and flexibility. Both these
units can be complementary," Prof.
The atmosphere of these groups
are also somewhat antithetical,
since the family stresses love, af-
fection and primary relations and
the bureaucratic group merit and
achievement. There is an institu-
tional dilemma, since, on the one
hand, they are necessary to each
other and yet if they become too
inter-twined, conflict results, he
"We are seeking a balanced
theory of coordination so that the
groups operate at some mid-point.
There must be formal communica-
tion between schools and primary
groups which keep them at differ-
ent levels and yet not so far apari
that they lose contact."
In one case a family from a mi-
grant rural background may be
I a highly organized group whiclh
does not want to reinforce the
e value of education. The social goal
- of school and primary group are
1 very distant from each other ir
this case, Prof. Litwak noted.
"When the distance is far, one
needs a form of communication
which requires great initiative or
the part of the school. It needs ar
intense relationship to overcome
hostile feelings as well as an ex.
pert who is close to the subject
- and can work with these families."
In a situation where the rela.
tionship between home and schoo
is close, such as a middle income
family, there is not as much need
for school initiative since the fam-
ily generally has it. Information
could be disseminated through
mass media or the Parent Teach-
er's Association where the at-
mosphere is more formalized.
A formal situation is desirable
where there are dangers of rela-
tions becoming too intense. This
would occur when parents place
too much pressure on their chil-
dren or their teachers, he com-
"The study is conducting re-
search testing in a school sys-
tem surveying delinquent behavior,
and seeing how the school, in
dealing with the family, can in-
duce greater educational motiva-
The project hopes to deal with
social problems such as delinquen-
cy on a long-term preventive bas-
is. The study may be able to
shrink delinquency in society by
altering its institutional structure,
"Although the social control
theory can work with any large
bureaucratic organization, it was
not an accident that schools were
chosen to test it. They are a major
social institution and if we can
affect them, we can make some
impact on society."
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Film on Learning . .
Prof. Stanford C. Ericksen of
the psychology department, direc-
tor of the Center for Learning and
Teaching, will offer a film and
demonstration on "Programined
Learning" at 3:10 p.m. tomorrow
in the Rackham lecture hall.
Education Problems ...
Prof. Hal Lewis of the Univer-
sity of Florida will discuss "Prob-
lems Facing Public Education" at
7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the East
Conference Rm. of Rackham.
Law Lecture.. .
Prof. William W. Bishop Jr. of
the Law School will speak on
"Law in World Affairs" at 8 p.m.
tomorrow at the Ann Arbor Pub-
lic Library for the March meet-
ing of the Ann Arbor chapter of
the American Association for the
Photography Contest ...
Winning photographs from the
annual photography contest wil
be on display this week in th
Michigan Union Lobby. The pic-
tures include features, children
and pets, and portraits.
C real Pledges
Aid for Parks
Incumbent Republican mayoral
ty candidate Cecil O. Creal recent
ly said that each section of thi
city will get all the help possibl(
for the provision of parks anc
Creal said that with his elec
tion "orderly development" of th
city's parks and facilities will con
tinue. Public officials in the cit,
have long been aware of the valu
of parks and recreation, he added
The Huron River Valley an
those city areas which do not no'
have sufficient park facilities wi
receive the most attention. "W
have no intention of letting th
Huron Parkway become a 'hotdog
PLUS: "LISTEN, LESTER"
The University of Michigan Newman Club
CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE SERIES
Sunday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
"Physical Aspects of Marriage"
fit.iauuvmol A YLpatub
Economics Lecture,. ..
Prof. J. Marcus Fleming of the
International Monetary Fund will
address the University Economics
Society on "The Compensatory
Financing of Commodity Fluctua-
tions" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Multipurpose Rm., UGLI.
Official United States
Entry in Berlin Film Festival
2nd Annual IFC-Vulcans
DR. PHILIP DUEY
Master of Ceremonies
Sunday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: $2.00, $1.50, $1.00
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