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Composed musics

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583942
eISBN:
9780191740671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the musical creativities of three modern composers who explore the many ways of musical composition for opera houses, concert halls, music theatres, and popular music venues. It ... More


Musical materials or metaphorical models? A psychological investigation of what inspires composers

Shira Lee Katz and Howard Gardner

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Most studies of musical composition are accounts of individual composers or analyses of scores divorced from the writing process. We lack information on the prototypical ways that pieces take shape ... More


Tudorism in English Music, 1837–1953

STEPHEN BANFIELD

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between the early nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, a cultivated relationship with the music of a favoured period in the distant national past was a pervasive aspect of high, and sometimes ... More


New Directions in Jazz Composition: Three Portraits

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/9780520249530.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines recent developments in arranging and composition, with an emphasis on innovative techniques and formal structures. The relationship of the composers to their works differs ... More


“Music by Slide Rule” (1944)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0078
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of the article titled Music by Slide Rule, which was published in the September 24, 1944, issue ofNewsweek. The article questions George Gershwin's fitness as a ... More


The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records

Albin Zak

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218093
eISBN:
9780520928152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218093.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

After a hundred years of recording, the process of making records is still mysterious to most people who listen to them. Records hold a fundamental place in the dynamics of modern musical life, but ... More


Ira Gershwin: “Gershwin on Gershwin” (1944)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0079
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Ira Gershwin's reply to criticism on his brother George's fitness as a composer and his use of the Schillinger method of composition, which was published in 1944. ... More


America

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter describes the development of electronic music in America. The lack of institutional support after the Second World War resulted in no major system of lasting significance, until the ... More


Deems Taylor: “An American in Paris: Narrative Guide” (1928)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Deems Taylor's narrative guide in December 1928 for George Gershwin's orchestral music An American in Paris. This guide discussed Gershwin's experience during his ... More


Paris and Musique Concrète

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

The arts revival following World War II increased institutional support for the development of electronic music. In Europe two broadcasting networks, Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) in ... More


Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Geoffrey Block

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

What was the inspiration for Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey, or Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel? Why is Marias impassioned final speech in West Side Story spoken, rather than sung? This book offers ... More


Cologne and Elektronische Musik

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter focuses on the development elektronische Musik which, unlike musique concrète, did not result from the efforts of a single individual, but from a collaborative venture between several ... More


Works for Tape

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter focuses on the more significant electronic works produced in the 1960s and 1970s. In Milan, Luciano Berio lost interest in the studio and moved away to work at Columbia/Princeton and ... More


Safe and Sound: New Music in Wartime Britain

Robert Mackay

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of World War 2 on musical composition and the production of new music in Great Britain. It analyses music that was written to order and music that was not and ... More


Canons and Counterpoints

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the canons and counterpoints in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach. It suggests that Bach took the unusual step of completing a second set of twenty-four keyboard ... More


The Bach Heritage

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the musical heritage of Johann Sebastian Bach. It mentions a commentary by a critic who recognized in Bach's music the perfection and culmination of all that his predecessors ... More


Five Times Breakthrough

Sander van Maas

in The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward the Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230570
eISBN:
9780823236695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the compositional side of the music of dazzlement of Olivier Messiaen's religious music. It analyzes five passages from La Transfiguration and suggests ... More


Parodies and Publications

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines decline in the compositional productivity of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig after 1729 and his decision to engage in musical parodies. After 1729, only one of Bach's extant ... More


Keep on Keepin' On

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the musical activities and compositions of Kay Swift during the 1970s. It explains that during this period Swift focused on composing in classical style and she also wrote ... More


Music for the Leipzig Liturgy

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the church music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Leipzig liturgy. More than half of the volume in the Bachgessellschaft edition of Bach's work are devoted and his most ... More


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