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Present and future trends: analytical strategies and problems

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199548262
eISBN:
9780191723308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Present trends in the analytical characterization of cultural heritage materials are briefly reviewed, including the use of microbeams, portable instrumentation, non-invasive investigations, and ... More


Chapter Four Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn’s Musical Fingerprints

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/9780195124484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter brings up the various distinctive techniques in Strayhorn’s composing and arranging. These include through-composed forms with developmental sections and integrated introductions, ... More


Music for 18 Musicians (1976)

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/9780195151152.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a program note for the first performance at New York Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in ... More


Elements of Musical Works

Stephen Davies

in Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241583
eISBN:
9780191597329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241589.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Not all musical works have sound structures organized to the same hierarchical level (for instance, some lack tonality and themes) and many aspects of higher musical structure resist reduction to ... More


1670–1700: The Spread of the ‘French Hoboye’

Bruce Haynes

in The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337259
eISBN:
9780199864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By 1668, the hautboy was unknown outside of France. But almost immediately it caught on everywhere else. By the end of the century, there were few places of political power in Europe where the ... More


Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale

Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714613
eISBN:
9780191782923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714613.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Over the past thirty years, the number of investigations of objects at the nanoscale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research, while powerfully affecting the amount and orientation of knowledge, ... More


Distortion Factors in the ECG

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195058239
eISBN:
9780199847839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

It has been observed that uncorrected lead systems evince a considerable amount of distortion affecting the quality of the ECG signal. In the corrected lead systems many of these factors are ... More


Visual instrumentation for use with visually deficient children: the Point Mobile

Serge Portalier and François Vital-Durand

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

In the study presented in this chapter the concept of instrumentation is applied to the deficient visual system of visually handicapped infants to explore the extent to which the use of poor vision ... More


Berlioz II: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’edition artistique, 1899, 2–14)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Berlioz as a paradox made flesh. If there is one quality that cannot be denied in his works, and which his most determined enemies have never contested, it is the brilliance, ... More


Particle Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

Hermann Kolanoski and Norbert Wermes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858362
eISBN:
9780191890710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors in their different forms as well as their applications, presenting the abundant material as clearly as possible and as deeply as needed for a ... More


The Progressive Rock Style The Music

Edward Macan

in Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098884
eISBN:
9780199853236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098884.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the progressive rock style as it emerged during its “golden age” of roughly 1970 to 1976. It shows that the progressive rock style is indebted to the classical tradition in the ... More


Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934)

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/9780195182392.003.0070
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter pays tribute to Gustav Theodore Holst, composer, whose original name was Gustavus Theodore von Holst. At an early age Holst began to learn the violin and the pianoforte. His favourite ... More


Stokes’s Optics 2: Other Phenomena in Light

Olivier Darrigol

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter continues the previous one in studying Stokes’s contributions to physical optics. He opened up a new research field and destroyed an old Newtonian dogma of the immutability of simple ... More


The Depersonalization of Geology

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Some historians have concluded that plate tectonics caused a change in the standards of the geological community, but the shift in standards of the ... More


Molecular Assemblies, Probes, and Proteomics in Flow Cytometry

Steven W. Graves and John P. Nolan

in Flow Cytometry for Biotechnology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195183146
eISBN:
9780197561898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195183146.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The many proteins and nucleic acids encoded in the genome predominantly perform their functions as macromolecular assemblies. In fact, modern biomedical ... More


Thermometry

Fred V. Brock and Scott J. Richardson

in Meteorological Measurement Systems

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195134513
eISBN:
9780197561584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195134513.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Air temperature is one of the most fundamental of all meteorological measurements and directly effects our everyday lives. It has been measured for centuries, using ... More


New York City Big Band Scenes

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Big bands form an arena in which views on many issues in jazz today are expressed and acted out. This chapter explores some of New York's many jazz venues, considering such basic issues as the size ... More


Analytical Instrumentation and Instrumental Objectivity

Davis Baird

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

The bulk of this chapter is concerned with analytical chemistry during and for the first decade after World War II. At this time analytical chemistry ... More


How Symbolic and Iconic Languages Bridge the Two Worlds of the Chemist: A Case Study From Contemporary Bioorganic Chemistry

Emily R. Grosholz and Roald Hoffmann

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0023
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

Chemists move habitually and with credible success—if sometimes unreflectively—between two worlds. One is the laboratory, with its macroscopic powders, ... More


Preparation

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the preparations Miles Davis took to record Bitches Brew. Davis was obsessed with getting the right musicians and instrumentation. As a result, his final roster was mainly ... More


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