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Alla Breve

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The meaning of alla breve is particularly problematic. Different ways of indicating it are listed. Conventions behind its use are examined and distinctions between different types of alla breve ... More


Tempo

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines changing approaches to tempo and the ways composers specified it in their music. Factors influencing the performer's choice of tempo are considered, together with evidence for a ... More


Galloping Dominoes

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark describes his experience with Chippie, a waitress. It was during his association with Chippie that he heard a fantastic trumpet playing, which, as he describes was something that no one had ... More


Road Lessons

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark Terry was at the worst of his times during the spring of 1946. It was after a period of hard work and hard times that he got an offer by Lucky Millander to play at the Castle Ballroom. Much to ... More


Touching from Afar

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A brief history of orchestra conducting, right up though the electrification that affords long-distance transmission.


Comics as Network

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Sequentiality figures in many attempts to describe comics as a language. Gaps between sequential panels are supposed to constitute the “grammar” in comics, whereas the creation of larger narratives ... More


Debussy: The Form That Has Arrived at Itself

Jessica Wiskus

in The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents and studies Debussy’s definition of music, according to which, music, in its essence, “consists of colors and rhythmicized time.” The “colors” may be taken to refer to the depth ... More


Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Roger Mathew Grant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book chronicles the shifting relationships between theories of meter and conceptualizations of time from the age of Zarlino to the invention of the metronome. Writers on music have long grappled ... More


Techniques for Keeping Time

Roger Mathew Grant

in Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As theories of meter moved away from descriptions of time beating and began to focus on the properties of the measure itself, concern grew among theorists that meter signatures no longer effectively ... More


The Reinvention of Tempo

Roger Mathew Grant

in Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 7 provides an extended study of the celebrated machine Maelzel patented and its reception in the music theory of the era. If, as Beethoven and others complained, the meter signatures and ... More


Indicated Tempo

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter provides historical context to understand the changes from early Baroque practices to Classical Era norms and beyond. A survey from three music dictionaries spanning ninety years is ... More


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