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The Offertories in Manuscripts: An Introduction to the Edition

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter provides an overview of the manuscripts employed in the edition, the melodic variants encountered, and the methodology for establishing preferred readings. Selected examples demonstrate ... More


Chapter Nine The Whodunit Game: The Mature Style of Billy Strayhorn

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the development in Strayhorn’s later arranging and composing. By the mid-1950s, Strayhorn had expanded his music writing with numerous individual elements into a mature and ... More


Op. 20 (1772)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Initially published by La Chevardière in 1774, Op. 20 acquired the name “Sun” from a sunburst image on the title page of Hummel's 1779 edition. Despite resemblances to Opp. 9 and 17, the new quartets ... More


Compositional Interpretation: Focus on Structure, Melody, Pitch Organization, Rhythm, and Orchestration and Texture

Donald Maurice

in Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on those aspects of the work that a revisionist must consider when transforming the manuscript into a performable work. Under the subheadings of structure, melody, pitch ... More


Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Thomas Christensen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626925
eISBN:
9780226627083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627083.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis (1784–1867), who was singularly ... More


Mapping the Triadic Universe

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 1 suggests that the eighteenth century gauge of triadic distance, based on diatonic proximity, may not be appropriate for all nineteenth century music. Tonally disjunct pairs of triads can be ... 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


Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality

Kenneth M. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190923426
eISBN:
9780190923457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923426.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Of the many composers in the Western classical tradition who celebrated the marriage between psyche and sound, those explored in this book followed the lines diverging from Wagner in philosophizing ... More


PETER DICKINSON (b. 1934)Extravaganzas (1963–1969): Texts by Gregory Corso

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/9780199391028.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Peter Dickinson’s Extravaganzas. This brief cycle is set to ironically humorous, occasionally disturbing texts by the American beat poet Gregory Corso. Highly entertaining and ... More


ANTHONY MILNER (1925–2002)Our Lady’s Hours (1959): Texts from the Sloane Manuscript, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Hilaire Belloc

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/9780199391028.003.0060
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases the sterling quality of Anthony Milner’s output through his beautifully balanced cycle, Our Lady's Hours. This cycle is set to texts which reflect his deep religious faith. His ... More


‘The time to rove has come’: 1919–1925

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Béla Bartók's musical activities during the years 1919–1925. In the turmoil following the Aster Revolution in Hungary, Ernő Dohnányi was appointed as director of the Academy of ... More


Introduction: A Little Conversation

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter ponders on the connections between poetry and music, their similarities, and also what sets them apart. It talks about music and poetry from a maker's standpoint, in ... More


Chromaticism

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the uses of chromaticism in music and poetry. Chromaticism is a concept drawn from Western Classical music, and refers to the tonal or harmonic variations in terms of colour. ... More


Beethoven, Piano Sonata, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”), first movement

Carl Schachter

in The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 12 is devoted to an analysis of the first movement of the Beethoven “Waldstein” sonata.Its unusual key scheme is discussed in relation to aspects of its harmonic and motivic organization, as ... More


Introduction

Frank Lehman

in Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190606398
eISBN:
9780190606435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190606398.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Hollywood Harmony revolves around three primary arguments: (1) tonal practices of the nineteenth century continue to flourish and evolve in film music; (2) chromaticism using consonant triads is a ... More


Expression and Transformation

Frank Lehman

in Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190606398
eISBN:
9780190606435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190606398.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter introduces the two core theoretical concepts of this study: expressivity and transformation. These two topics are broached through an initial examination of two highly dissimilar ... More


Pedagogy of Chromatic Harmony and Form

Jennifer Snodgrass

in Teaching Music Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190879945
eISBN:
9780197510575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879945.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As the study of music theory becomes more advanced with the introduction of chromaticism and formal studies, there is an opportunity for instructors and students to create a dialogue based on ... More


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