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Ninth Symphony

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/9780195182392.003.0094
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Ninth Symphony was begun early in 1956, and was finished, so far as a composition is ever finished, in November 1957. It was written chiefly in London, but partly in Majorca and partly at ... More


Piano Concerto

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/9780195182392.003.0084
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first two movements of the Piano Concerto were sketched in 1926, and the third movement in 1930. The work is dedicated to Miss Harriet Cohen. There are three movements: Toccata leading to Romanza ... More


Sixth Symphony

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/9780195182392.003.0087
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sixth Symphony was begun probably about 1944 and finished in 1947. It is scored for full orchestra including saxophone. There are four movements: Allegro, Moderato, Scherzo, and Epilogue. Each of ... More


Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for String Orchestra

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/9780195182392.003.0099
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This work is written for the unusual combination of solo string quartet and full-string orchestra. It is very characteristic of the composer, full of unmistakeable Elgarian melody, especially the big ... More


The Soporific Finale

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/9780195182392.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Last movements are, very often, failures compared to the rest of the work to which they belong. Whether this difficult state of things affects the composition intrinsically or not, it certainly does ... More


Psychedelic Frontiers in Religion

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Underdeveloped areas of religious thought, Understanding prophets and prophecies, Decisions in Religious Life, Theological Circles, Martin Kaehler, Christ Archetype, Origin of Religions, Entheogens ... More


Prose

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman

in Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This 1975 memoir by Jerre Mangione bears witness to the deathbed of one of the two uncles who reigned supreme over the spirited table of Mount Allegro.


Italian Intermezzo (1839–1840)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As 1839 neared its end, the Hensels celebrated Christmas by fabricating a tree from cypress, orange, and myrtle branches. The papal services left Fanny Hensel unexpectedly nostalgic for ... More


The Carole’s Virtual Circles

Seeta Chaganti

in Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter reenacts the round dance often called carole by juxtaposing it with Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1988). In this reenactment, the carole reveals its virtual ... More


‘Roots, Remedies and Properties of Stones’: Dead Sea Healing

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea’s healing resources, being so well-known in antiquity, also attracted Essenes, who were attested as being adept in pharmacological lore (so Josephus, War 2: 136). As John Allegro once ... More


From Stage to Screen

Tim Carter

in Oklahoma!: The Making of an American Musical, Revised and Expanded Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190665203
eISBN:
9780190665241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665203.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Oklahoma! was a surprising success on Broadway, and although the Theatre Guild considered other possible creative teams for new musicals, the now-sealed Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership proved ... More


Follies

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about another of Sondheim's musicals: Follies (1971). Follies is described as an epic in miniature and, like Allegro (1947), a work that polarized audiences' reaction from ... More


A Selective Discography

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a discography of Stephen Sondheim, beginning with his earliest works: Saturday Night (1997), West Side Story (1957), and Gypsy (1959). It cites the Pasadena Playhouse revival of ... More


Staging Allegro

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Allegro represented de Mille’s final collaboration with Rodgers and Hammerstein. She served as both director and choreographer for the musical. The show did not find the same level of success as ... More


Milton Modulated for Handel’s Music

Ruth Smith

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After the Bible, Milton’s verse was the principal choice of Handel’s collaborators as the source of texts to stimulate his highest art. Handel composed and performed three settings taken from Milton: ... More


Yet Once More: Milton’s Lyric Descendants

Christopher R. Miller

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how Milton, celebrated as an epic poet, became a presiding muse of lyric poetry during a period when the generic category of lyric came to be expanded in scope and elevated in ... More


Sondheim’s Mentors and the Concept Musical

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by looking at the career of librettist and musical director Oscar Hammerstein, and his influence on Sondheim’s works. Hammerstein’s collaboration with composer Richard Rodgers ... More


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