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Tonality and Transformation

Steven Rings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book employs transformational theory to illuminate the experience of tonal music. In addition to providing an accessible primer on transformational theory, the book introduces new theoretical ... More


Chapter Nine The Whodunit Game: The Mature Style of Billy Strayhorn

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the development in Strayhorn’s later arranging and composing. By the mid-1950s, Strayhorn had expanded his music writing with numerous individual elements into a mature and ... More


Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Peter Van der Merwe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, Western ‘art’ music has grown out of, and drawn on, popular models. This book traces this recurring process. Again and again simple patterns have been ... More


Modeling Musical Structure

Anthony Pople

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the application of formal analytical approaches to individual musical works. Serious attempts to formalize, and to even to automate, the process of analysis go back to the ... More


The Nineteenth‐Century Vernacular

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nineteenth-century music spoke essentially the same language, regardless of national differences or height of brow. Its most fundamental feature was the increasing independence of melody, which made ... More


Genre and Character

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on Italian, French, German, and Viennese precedents, Haydn's early string quartets were among the first to define the genre's components: two violins, viola, and cello, without doubling and ... More


BRAHMS AND THE PROBLEM OF LATE STYLE

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Acknowledging both the general aging of music that Adorno heard in Brahms and observations that most of his oeuvre sounds “twilit”, this chapter asserts “late style” as nonetheless meaningful. ... More


The Ramellian Paradigm

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The orthodox view is that melody is based on harmony, at least in Western classical music. But this ‘Ramellian paradigm’ (so called because it was given classic expression by Rameau in the early 18th ... More


Music, language, and meaning

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Comparisons between Chomsky and Schenker frame a discussion of the extent to which music and language share similar cognitive processes. Music and language share similar generativity and deep ... More


Oriented Networks

Steven Rings

in Tonality and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 3 introduces the concept of tonal intention—the directedness of a listener's awareness toward a tonic—and defines a species of transformational networks designed to model such intentional ... More


The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Attempts to give a complete account of music: its nature, meaning, and value. The book begins from an examination of sound, distinguishes sound from tone, and identifies tones as ... More


Navā'i, A Musical Genre of Northeastern Iran

Stephen Blum

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is a study of the music of an Iranian Baxşi (singer of tales), including: Templates for Sung Poetry; The Baxşi's Musical Resources; Three Singers of Bojnurd; and Stable Tonality and ... More


Understanding

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Adumbrates a theory of musical understanding as based in imaginative perception, in which a sound pattern is imbued with a spatial order by the perceiving intellect. Argues that tonality provides a ... More


Tonality

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Gives an account of tonality, and why tonality is central to our musical tradition Shows that the attempt to replace tonality with atonal or serial forms of musical order threatens the foundations of ... More


Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453, Movement I

William Benjamin

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter covers approaches to the analysis of a classical European piano concerto, with: Choosing the Work at Hand: An Account; The Concerto Genre and its First-movement Form; Aspects of Rhythmic ... More


Perceiving multiple keys: Modulation and polytonality

Carol L. Krumhansl

in Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148367
eISBN:
9780199893201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148367.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes two experiments that investigate how listeners perceive successive and simultaneous tonalities. The focus of the first experiment is on how listeners initially develop a sense ... More


The Tract

James Mckinnon

in The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221987
eISBN:
9780520924338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221987.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter gives an overview on the origin of seventh-century Roman tracts. Laudate dominum could be the earliest of all tracts, sung in conjunction with the alleluia-psalm Confitemini already in ... More


Intermediate States of Key in Schumann

David Kopp

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Where other major composers of the mid‐19th century are known for harmonic innovation and explorations of chromaticism, Schumann is often cited for his distinctive and unconventional use of key. This ... More


Reflections after <i>Bridge</i>: (1984)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

James Tenney focuses on the “reconciliation” of two musical worlds: formal and aesthetic ideas inspired by John Cage, and harmonic possibilities suggested by Harry Partch. Using the computer as a ... More


Epilogue

Sharon Mirchandani

in Marga Richter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037313
eISBN:
9780252094491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037313.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This epilogue reflects on Marga Richter's music, suggesting that her zest for living, coupled with her dedication to her art, makes her a role model for younger composers and performers. As she takes ... More


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