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Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ (1973)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's account of composing Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ. The piece deals with two simultaneous and interrelated musical processes. The first is the building ... More


Heroic Eleg and Triumphal Epilogue

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/9780195182392.003.0077
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes in detail the heroic elegy and the triumphal epilogue. The first section consists of a long melody given to the trombone, accompanied by a persistent syncopated figure on the ... More


The Lyric Orchestra

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/9780199292400.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies the new theory of the accent in a choral analysis of lyric verse. The first section, ‘The Lord of the Dance’, calls attention to a new relationship between the poet and his ... More


Blaise Cendrars, Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France (1913): The Prosody of Locomotion

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Cendrars' Prose du Transsibérien. It discusses Cendrars' cavalier attitude to syllable, his choice for the cadence-accentual mode, a prosodic mode which centres the measure on ... More


Cadences

Ken Stephenson

in What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092394
eISBN:
9780300128239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092394.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the cadence of rock music. It shows that when cadences occur they frequently do not follow the formulas of earlier music and that the traditional perfect authentic cadence ... More


What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

Ken Stephenson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092394
eISBN:
9780300128239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This concise analysis of rock music explores the features that make this internationally popular music distinct from earlier music styles. The author offers a guided tour of rock music from the 1950s ... More


The G-minor Fuga

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.03
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue was a highly honored genre in Bach's era. The fugues in each solo-violin sonata are among the longest fugues that Bach ever wrote, yet were written for solo violin, an instrument whose ... More


Form, Counterpoint, and Meaning in a Fourteenth-Century French Courtly Song

Elizabeth Eva Leach

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents an analysis of Guillaume de Machaut’s balade De petit po (B18). Taking an understanding of medieval counterpoint as its starting point, the analysis treats the two central ... More


Cadences in Renaissance Music

Kate Clark and Amanda Markwick

in The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190913335
eISBN:
9780197546826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913335.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In this chapter, we briefly compare and contrast the cadences of the renaissance with those of later periods. After discussing various types of cadences, including “cadenze fuggite” (evaded cadences) ... More


Word Games Last Forever

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the idea of “cadence,” continuous updates to games. Cadence is much more useful to mobile games than it would be to games like Chess or Scrabble. Bogost talks about the way ... More


Amfortas’s Prayer to Titurel and the Role of D in Parsifal: The Tonal Spaces of the Drama and the Enharmonic C♭/B

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The section of the drama to which the title of this chapter refers is Act III, measures 933–93. This section begins with the change to a D-minor key signature and the first entrance of the new ... More


The Medial Caesura and the Two-Part Exposition

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

An exposition has both a tonal and a rhetorical function; the tonal form is generally the same in all sonatas, which worked out in different sonatas in individualized ways according to localized ... More


The Closing Zone (C)

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Upon securing the EEC, the music can enter a closing zone of variable length. By definition, a closing zone is a postcadential (post EEC). Writers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries described ... More


Musical Analysis as Stage Direction

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter proposes two linked ideas about classical music theater. First, it suggests that each analytical observation about the music-cum-text intends (inter alia) a point of dramatic direction. ... More


R. Schumann’s Anfangs wollt’ ich: A Study in Phrygian and Modern Minor

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Heinrich Heine is said to have written the poem about a pair of tight shoes. Robert Schumann appears to have set the song very much in earnest, taking the text at face value. The chorale-like ... More


THOMAS HYDE (b. 1978)Three Larkin Songs (2003): Texts by Philip Larkin

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses Thomas Hyde’s Three Larkin Songs (2003). These three short, contrasting songs to richly-layered Philip Larkin texts constitute a cycle that is a boon for young singers seeking a ... More


HUGH WOOD (b. 1932)The Isles of Greece (2007): Texts by Lawrence Durrell, Robert Graves, George Sepheris (trans. Edmund Keeley), and Demetrios Capetanakis

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0072
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses British composer Hugh Wood’s The Isles of Greece (2007). This cycle, begun some years ago, has been heavily revised and gives a fascinating insight into the composer’s ... More


The Late Compositional Style

William Kinderman

in Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342369
eISBN:
9780199851744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342369.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that a striking aspect of Beethoven's late compositional style is his tendency to obscure formal landmarks within individual movements, such as cadences. In a sense, this tendency ... More


Schubert, String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810/i (Allegro)

James Hepokoski

in A Sonata Theory Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197536810
eISBN:
9780197536858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536810.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is the first of three longer, more extended chapters (10, 11, and 12) devoted to special questions with regard to the applicability of Sonata Theory to post-Beethovenian composers and into the ... More


What Is Sonata Theory?

James Hepokoski

in A Sonata Theory Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197536810
eISBN:
9780197536858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197536810.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter lays out the most foundational, generative concepts behind Sonata Theory. These include: the role of the listener or analyst in helping to produce a “meaning” or reading for the work; ... More


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