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Plucked and Hammered Stringed Instruments

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the acoustical principles underlying the behaviour of plucked and hammered stringed instruments, including the effects of the point of attack and the nature of the plectrum or ... More


The Clef Club Concert

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents the detailed story of another historic recreation, this time on the stage of Carnegie Hall where in 1912 the Clef Club concert took place. New challenges were met: an unusual ... More


SINGING FOR THE SOULS OF OUR BROTHERS: Musical Beginnings to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats the beginnings of musical practice at the scuole grandi. It begins with a discussion of the use of chant, in particular a 1365 collection of mass propers and ordinaries for the ... More


SINGING PRAISES TO THE LORD: The Early Use of Professional Musicians, 1445–1500

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the issue of paid singers of polyphony. First used in the middle of the 15th century, these men were also brothers of the scuole grandi for which they sang. They were paid ... More


THE BEST IN THE CITY: Salaried Musicians, 1500–1650

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the salaried musicians of the six scuole grandi during their most active period, 1500-1650. The singers, usually four or five in each ensemble for processions, were ... More


Negation

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge always had a darker side to his vision of Being, although this was tempered by his vision of a harmoniously interrelated order of things, as expressed in the famous lines of ... More


The Irish Coinage, 1534–1691

Michael Dolley

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the history and origins of the Irish coinage from 1534 to 1691. The decision was taken to break with tradition and to strike in London a separate and distinct coinage for ... More


Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Jerrilyn McGregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. It examines African American sacred music ... More


Conclusion

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about Sacred Harp communities in the United States. The analysis indicates that most singers participate in Sacred Harp groups because of the music ... More


Living Theatres

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Although Wordsworth is the most influential poet of the Romantic era, his role in the development of modern concepts of virtuality has yet to be explored. Where Blake hopes to transform the actual by ... More


“Twang the lyre and rattle the lexicon”: Harps and Lyres in Modernist Poetry

Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec

in Modernist Objects: Literature, Art, Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979503
eISBN:
9781800341470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979503.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a general survey of how harps and lyres were used as poetic instruments as well as how they were referenced in modernist poetry. Harps and lyres were foundational to poetic ... More


Belief into Organization

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter, which examines how the beliefs and ideals of the individual members influenced the behaviors and organizational forms of Sacred Harp communities in the United States, identifies the key ... More


Going Hollywood

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the effects of the inclusion of two Sacred Harp songs in the film Cold Mountain, an event which it suggests never changed the fundamental practices of Sacred Harp singing more ... More


‘Another like me’: The Literary Partnership of Walter Besant and James Rice

Richard Storer

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During the first ten years of his career as a novelist Walter Besant wrote fiction collaboratively with James Rice, in an unusual partnership that only ended with Rice’s death in 1882. This essay ... More


A Little Close Harmony: A Medley of Nineteenth-Century Harmony

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Vocal harmonies dominated most of America during the early nineteenth century as homespun harmonies of singing schools coexisted with the schooled harmonies of the Handel Society and Boston's Haydn. ... More


JOHN BECKWITH (b. 1927)Five Lyrics of the T’ang Dynasty (1947): Texts by Li Po, Wang-Wei, and Li Shang-Yin (translated by Witter Bynner)

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/9780199391028.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses a brief early cycle by a distinguished senior Canadian composer, John Beckwith. The texts of its five parts are written by three different authors: Li Po, Wang-Wei, and Li ... More


Hearing the Field

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The entwined stories of Charles Wheatstone and Michael Faraday interwove sound and electromagnetism, as had Hans Christian Ørsted’s original discoveries in that field. Though Faraday lacked ... More


Marine mammal divers

Robert Elsner

in Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the diving capacities of marine mammals, focusing on certain species of seal: ringed seals, harbor seals, harp seals, gray seals, hooded seals, Antarctic Weddell seals, and ... More


Sovereignties, Poetic and Otherwise

Jaime Rodríguez Matos

in Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274079
eISBN:
9780823274123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two traces the link between the Guerrilla or Foco in the early stages of the Cuban Revolution and the role of the dictation of the Muses in Romantic poetry. The chapter shows to what extent ... More


Third Case: Commercial Sealing

Andrew Linzey

in Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Killing seals is a huge international business. The Canadian seal hunt is the largest in the world taking more than 330,000 seals annually (at least until the latest European ban). The publicly ... More


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