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Theories of Musical Rhythm and Meter

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is the second of two introductory chapters, focusing on recent theories of musical rhythm and meter and their application to the Lied. Rhythm and meter are discussed from the complementary ... More


Hensel: Lyrical Expansions, Elisions, and Rhythmic Flow

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is the first of five chapters on the songs of individual composers. Whereas narrative accounts of the nineteenth‐century Lied typically begin with Franz Schubert, here phrase expansion, ... More


Schubert: Repetition, Motion, and Reflection

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores effects of repetition and motion in Schubert's songs, together with moments of rhythmic irregularity. Analyses focus on three songs from Winterreise (poems by Müller) and three ... More


Metric Representations and Metric Well-Formedness

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195160819
eISBN:
9780199786763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160819.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A cyclical, time-continuous representation for meter is given. Rapid periodicities are marked on the outer rim of a circle, while slower periodicities (i.e., “higher” metrical levels) are drawn ... More


Metric Flux in Beethoven's Fifth

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195160819
eISBN:
9780199786763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160819.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The fluctuations in metric organization in the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No, 5 in C-minor are described and discussed. While the basic duple meter never changes, the depth of subdivision ... More


Metric Representations and Metric Well-Formedness

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744374
eISBN:
9780199949632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744374.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter begins with a survey of the range of representational schemes that have been developed for rhythm and meter. A cyclical, time-continuous representation for meter is then given. Rapid ... More


Metric Flux in Beethoven’s Fifth

Justin London

in Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744374
eISBN:
9780199949632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744374.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The fluctuations in metric organization in the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No, 5 in C-minor are described and discussed. While the basic duple meter never changes, the depth of subdivision ... More


Meter and Expression in Robert Schumann's Op. 90

Harald Krebs

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Meter is an expressive vehicle in much of Robert Schumann's music. In his works prior to 1850 metrical conflict at levels close to the surface plays an especially significant expressive role. Meter ... More


Hypermetric Dissonance in the Later Works of Robert Schumann

William Benjamin

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study undertakes, first, to clarify the relationship between hypermeter and grouping. Hypermeter is said to depend on grouping in a way that notated meter does not, because being the first ... More


Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Jason Yust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book presents a theory of temporal structure for music, making two main arguments. The first is that a single model of temporal structure, expressible in the form of a certain type of ... More


Hypermetric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787 - 1791

Danuta Mirka

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548905
eISBN:
9780197548936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548905.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book presents a systematic discussion of hypermeter and phrase structure in eighteenth-century music. It combines perspectives from historical and modern music theory with insights from the ... More


Rhythm and Meter

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/9780190653774.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Simple duple meter is predominant in rock; the metrical structure is usually clearly conveyed by the alternating “kick-snare” pattern in the drums. An important aspect of rock rhythm is anticipatory ... More


Hypermetrical Irregularities in Compound Phrases

Danuta Mirka

in Hypermetric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787 - 1791

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548905
eISBN:
9780197548936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548905.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter is devoted to hypermetrical irregularities caused by techniques of phrase linkage, including overlap and elision. It traces the historical pedigree of these concepts and compares their ... More


Rhythm, Hypermeter, and Phrase

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/9780190227395.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 10 examines rhythm and phrase organization. Several musical examples are used, including the Adagio from Mozart’s String Quartet, K. 458, as well as works by Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, and ... More


Working with Words: Revisions of Declamation in Fanny Hensel’s Song Autographs

Harald Krebs

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Fanny Hensel was attentive to declamation, with respect to both correct accentuation and text expression. Her song autographs at the Mendelssohn Archive of the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin provide ... More


The Persistent Question of Meter

Roger Mathew Grant

in Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on integrated metric shifts: ways of changing the meter of the music mid-composition without altering the tempo, character, or intended affect. This compositional innovation was ... More


The Limits of Meter

Christopher Hasty

in Meter as Rhythm: 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886912
eISBN:
9780197506561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886912.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the durational limits of meter. If meter and projection are synonymous, the problem is simply that of determining the durational limits of projection. If, nonetheless, ... More


Timespan Intervals

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

David Lewin’s concept of timespan interval is applied to theories of hypermeter and rhythmic structure. The special property of timespan intervals is that the distances between them are measured ... More


Hypermeter

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Hypermeter has different meanings for different theorists, and the concept, properly rhythmic, has been often co-opted to represent tonal structure. In this chapter a set of criteria for ... More


Hypermeter, Form, and Closure

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Closural strength of cadences is an important syntactic feature of tonal music, and is traditionally defined by means of harmonic and melodic, but not rhythmic, features. This chapter discusses the ... More


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