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Theoretical perspectives II: general theories of rhythm and metre

Martin Clayton

in Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195339680
eISBN:
9780199851935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339680.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers a number of general theories and controversies on rhythm and metre. A variety of perspectives which have emerged from work in other fields are of interest in the present study, ... More


Non-Isochronous Meters

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744374
eISBN:
9780199949632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744374.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What makes a rhythm “regular enough” so that it can give rise to metric entrainment? Many non-western musics involve non-isochronous (NI) meters (also known as complex or additive meters), based on ... More


Non-Isochronous Meters

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195160819
eISBN:
9780199786763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160819.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many non-western musics involve non-isochronous (NI) meters (also known as complex or additive meters), based on cycles of a prime number of rapid articulations (e.g., 7, 11) or uneven divisions of ... More


MALCOLM WILLIAMSON (1931–2003)Celebration of Divine Love (1961): Text by James McAuley

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0088
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter presents a song cycle by Malcolm Williamson, entitled Celebration of Divine Love. Williamson was a devout Catholic, and the influence of Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) is unmistakeable, ... More


ROGER SESSIONS (1896–1985)On the Beach at Fontana (1929): Text by James Joyce

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0078
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses a brief but intricate song by Roger Sessions. Sessions is recognized as one of the most cosmopolitan and influential of senior American composers, and this is the sole example ... More


DANIEL ASIA (b. 1953)Pines Songs (c.1984): Texts by Paul Pines

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Pines Songs by Daniel Asia. It explores how Asia’s music is intrinsically American in flavour, displaying striking individuality and sureness of touch. With winning fluency, his ... More


JOHN McCABE (1939–2015)Requiem Sequence (1971): Text from the Requiem Mass (in Latin)

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0049
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores John McCabe’s Requiem Sequence. This work, by one of Britain's most masterly composer-pianists, was written in memory of conductor Sir John Barbirolli (1899–1970) and composer ... More


DONALD CROCKETT (b. 1951)The Pensive Traveller (1981): Text by Henry David Thoreau

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Donald Crockett’s The Pensive Traveller. It shows how the music's appearance immediately draws one in: the score is immaculate, and concise instructions and information ... More


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