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Prelude: Listening to the Universe

Andrew Hicks

in Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

The Prelude lays the groundwork for this study through a brief consideration of the modern fascination with the audibility of the universe and sets out four primary claims pursued throughout the ... More


Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Daniel Harrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Tonality continued to be a viable compositional technique well after it was claimed to have been made obsolete by novel developments around the turn of the twentieth century. The attention of music ... More


Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Roger Mathew Grant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book chronicles the shifting relationships between theories of meter and conceptualizations of time from the age of Zarlino to the invention of the metronome. Writers on music have long grappled ... More


Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Andrew Hicks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This book charts one constellation of musical metaphors, analogies, and expressive modalities embedded within late ancient and medieval cosmological discourse: that of a cosmos animated and ... More


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