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 The Letter of the Score

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter analyses the evolving attitudes regarding strict adherence to the musical score or otherwise, aided by a discussion of the development of editing, of Urtext editions, and of the piano ... More


Settling the Score: Part II

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter continues the analytical agenda of Chapter 5 in examining the different types of musical sources in relation to the score of My Fair Lady in order to give rise to new interpretations of ... More


Choreia and the Musical Text

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the notion of χορεία, according to Plato’s usage of the term, as the proper, restored rubric within which to understand the rhythm and harmony of ancient Greek poetry in both ... More


Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241583
eISBN:
9780191597329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241589.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a contextualist ontology of musical works, distinguishing works for playback from ones for performance and, among the latter, studio from live performances. Works are variously ... More


Carl Stalling and Popular Music in the Warner Bros. Cartoons

Daniel Goldmark

in Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Carl Stalling's work as a composer for Hollywood cartoons was apparently headed for the same fate as practically all film music: heard but never widely recognized for its creativity and originality. ... More


“You Really Do Beat the Shit out of That Cat”: Scott bradley's (Violent) Music for Mgm

Daniel Goldmark

in Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Before interest in Carl Stalling's music surged in the late 1980s, most of the critical writing on music and cartoons focused on Scott Bradley. During his almost twenty-five years of composing ... More


“George Gershwin Accepts $100,000 Movietone Offer; Fox to Pay that Sum for Film Version of Musical Comedy—Composer Gets Bid of $50,000 for Rhapsody in Blue Rights” (1928)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of the report about George and Ira Gershwin's signing of a contract worth $100,000 to write a musical comedy for Fox Movietone Co.'s motion pictures Delicious and Blah, ... More


Changing Meanings, Permanent Symbols

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/9780195189872.003.06
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most music in the world is communicated orally from musician to musician (that is, by ear). Western concert music is exceptional in depending on writing for transmission. If most classical musicians ... More


Two Scores

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the surviving scores for Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea. Most of the questions raised by the Ritorno score are connected: its proximity to the ... More


Tracks

Albin J. Zak III

in The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218093
eISBN:
9780520928152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218093.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the common conflation of elements that so often distorts the view of what a record actually is. Record making is a compositional process that produces musical works. Most ... More


It’s All Playing in Sheboygan: Roxy, Rapee, and the Emergence of Convergence (1928–1931)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1928–1931. Topics covered include the tremendous success of Roxy Theatre, which had sold six and a half million tickets and had cumulative grosses over $5.5 ... More


Jungle Jive: Animation, Jazz Music, and Swing Culture

Daniel Goldmark

in Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the 1920s, jazz permeated the collective musical culture of America, from recordings and live performances to films focusing on the nature of jazz itself. Cartoons became an especially potent site ... More


Aural Collecting

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By collecting artistic and natural artifacts and wonders, the early modern cultivated individual sought to achieve connoisseurship through the careful balance of receptivity to the marvelous and ... More


Postscript: Imagining the Score

Lawrence Kramer

in Thought of Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288799
eISBN:
9780520963627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288799.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses how the musical score has lost a good measure of the authority and prestige. For some, the central features of the score are its incompleteness and imprecision, up to and ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0068
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated May 19, 1937. In this letter, Gershwin tells his mother about his excitement in finishing the musical score for ... More


Copland and the Cinematic West

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Aaron Copland's film career, which began in 1939 at the World's Fair in New York City. Copland got his “big break” when Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke approached him on ... More


Off to See the World

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details events following Mancini's break with Blake Edwards. While the break was a private event that seemed to put his future career into a state of flux, Mancini sensed a chance to ... More


Ellen Banks: The Geometries of the Score

Graham Lock

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ellen Banks paints nothing but music—not as heard but taken directly from the score and transformed, via a system of personal symbolism, into colors and shapes: “Music is my still life, my landscape, ... More


Ancients and Moderns

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After considering their contrasting dramatic structures, this chapter plays the three works against each other, and through comparative analysis attempts to recover a sense of the missing music of ... More


Hermeneutics

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is about musical hermeneutics. It provides a broad survey of “interpreting music” in the two complementary senses of the phrase: understanding musical works and performing musical scores. ... More


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