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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


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


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


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


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


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


Fugue in B-flat Major: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Joseph Kerman

in The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Countersubjects in the fugue in B-flat Major are handled in an indolent, almost casual manner, in no way disturbing the serene unconcern of this fugue. This work is one of Bach's more subtle ... More


The Skills You Need to Play the Contents of the Song Reservoir

in “Do You Know …?”: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239217
eISBN:
9780226239224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239224.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Individual players, musical groups performing together for one or many nights, and local and national communities of players put together their performances by picking material from the large ... More


Prologue Setting Repetition in Its Larger Cultural Context

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the phenomena of repetition in English and Chinese lyric poetry. Repetition is at the center of all that defines the lyric as a unique art form and is the essential constituent ... More


Isomorphic Cadences: Film as ‘Musical’

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter argues that musical sensibility and sensitivity are of benefit for critically addressing sound in film, and indeed film and audiovisual culture more generally. Sometimes music and sound ... More


Harmony

David Temperley

in The Musical Language of Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190653774
eISBN:
9780190653804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653774.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

An exploration of the harmonic language of rock is presented, relying heavily on corpus data. Chords in rock are overwhelmingly root-position major and minor triads. The commonly-used triads are ... More


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