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Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The goal of art and of music for Grainger is explained and his “Marching Song of Democracy” cited as an epitome of this. The importance of “whip-lust” to his compositional strength, and of his racial ... More


Peter Buchan: Introduction

Murray Shoolbraid and Ed Cray

in The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734171
eISBN:
9781621034094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the life and works of Peter Buchan. Buchan was born in Peterhead in 1790. He published his first book in 1814, a small volume of songs and ... More


Libidinous Theology

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Strange, perhaps, to our present sensibilities, the Counter-Reformation church nurtured the development of music and visual art that invoked erotic experiences of Divine Love. In their sacred music, ... More


Singing the Sacred Body: Essay on

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

With his three-chapter book, Lieder der Liebe (Songs of Love), Herder not only contributed to the long tradition of translating the biblical Song of Songs (Hebrew, Shir ha-shirim), but published ... More


Chick Corea

Keith Waters

in Postbop Jazz in the 1960s: The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190604578
eISBN:
9780190604608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604578.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chick Corea’s prolific compositional career began in the 1960s, even if he likely went on to greater acclaim in the 1970s with compositions such as “La Fiesta” and “Crystal Silence.” “Windows” (Inner ... More


Some Reminiscences of the English Hymnal

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A new edition of The English Hymnal was brought out in 1933. It had the invaluable advice and help of Martin Shaw, and was able to introduce some of his fine tunes that were not extant in 1906. In ... More


Kismet

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

While operetta was through by the 1950s, there was one more from Edwin Lester—Kismet. Robert Wright and George Forrest wrote the score, as they had done for Song of Norway. But where the earlier show ... More


An Excess of Less?: Britten’s Music of the Late 1960s

Christopher Mark

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Britten's music of the late 1960s. In the Songs and Proverbs of William Blake (1965), short phrases generate agitation (in “London”) and fragile textures draw out the ... More


Prologue: Again, Herder

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Over the course of more than two centuries modern readers have returned to Johann Gottfried Herder’s writings because of the wide-ranging influence on the many areas of thought that are foundational ... More


“In the Glory of the Sunset”: Singing and Playing Hiawatha

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the musical versions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem about a Native American legend titled The Song of Hiawatha. It explains that the first musical version of the poem was ... More


The Folk Spiritual

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/9780252041631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Spirituals are religious folk songs created by African Americans in the early nineteenth century. This chapter defines folk spirituals as orally transmitted songs with variable texts and melodies, a ... More


“Magnificent Apathy”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter sixteen covers the 1969 Hollywood recession, brought on in part by underperforming musicals. Production was down, and unions reported widespread unemployment. Every studio was experiencing ... More


“Move On Up a Little Higher”: The 1940s, Part Two

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the explosion of gospel music recording in Chicago during the 1940s. One of the first Chicago gospel singers to record for an indie label in the immediate postwar period was ... More


Chicago High Life 1927–1930

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the career of Cabell Calloway at the Sunset Café in Chicago. Calloway joined the lineup of Percy Venables's new revue at the Sunset which was called Sunset Glories. Cab's ... More


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