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Trickster Gods and Rapparees: (1650–1900)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

A jigging competition between two young men near the village of Frogmore, South Carolina, in 1951, asks how the jig, an Irish folk dance, became associated with a “Negro” style of dancing, and was ... More


Ways of Copying the Past

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.08
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Renaissance principle of imitation was two separate concepts. One was the imitation of Nature (Mimesis), the other involved imitating earlier works. The second type is generally known nowadays as ... More


No Ear for Music: The Scary Purity of John Cage

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the achievements of American composer John Cage, and reasons for his notoriety and being famous. People often wrote him off as a jester, with his homemade instruments, his ... More


The Feeling of Leading

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A distinction is made between part-writing and voice leading. Even though music may exhibit correct part-writing, the music may nevertheless sounds like it is meandering aimlessly: voice leading adds ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


Flutes That Talk

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter works with a concept that seems common in many animistic cultures, where flutes talk rather than produce music. Many flutists in European-derived cultures often refer to their ... More


The Reception of Antigone and the Aesthetics of Appropriation

Jason Geary

in The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter considers the immediate reception of the 1841 Antigone, which attracted widespread attention and inspired a spate of similar productions throughout Germany and abroad. It also explores ... More


Josquin Desprez – <i>Missa Pange Lingua</i>

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The historical portion of this chapter presents material about Josquin’s artistic status during the Renaissance, including testimonies by Martin Luther, Hans Ott, and Heinrich Glareanus. Included ... More


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – <i>Missa Papae Marcelli</i>

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins with a biographical and compositional overview, including discussions of Palestrina’s various positions in and outside of Rome; his compositional output that numbered 104 Masses, ... More


Imitation, Ideology, Performativity, and Carrillo’s Symphony No. 1

Alejandro L. Madrid

in In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190215781
eISBN:
9780190215804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215781.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Based on a combination of archival evidence, music analysis, and critical theory, Chapter 2 presents a detailed analysis of Carrillo’s Symphony No. 1. By interpreting the composer as an ... More


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