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Homer and Gregory: The Transmission of Epic Poetry and Plainchant

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter develops a plausible representation of the way that chants might have been made that would be a way into a critical account of them as sung language. Its objective is genetic criticism — ... More


The Gregorian and Roman Offertories

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter addresses the historical problem of Gregorian and Old Roman chant by means of musical analysis. Comparative study sheds new light on the relationship between the two dialects and the ... More


Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Rebecca Maloy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The offertory has played a crucial role in recent vigorous debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. Its elaborate solo verses are among the most splendid of chant melodies, yet the verses ceased ... More


Performative Reading and Text Interpretation at Qumran

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the nature of oral‐performative reading and text‐interpretive tradition in the scribal community (Yakhad) associated with the Qumran ruins and the Dead Sea scrolls. The focus is upon the ... More


Children’s Musical Creativity and Oral Transmission

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the largely pedagogical literature on children's musical creativity as a precursor to developing an understanding of creativity in children's musical play in school ... More


 Singing as Experience among Russian American Molokans

Margarita Mazo

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Molokanism is a domain of collective meaning and symbolic order that provides common religious experience for Russians and immigrant Russians who have chosen not to embrace the teachings of the ... More


Changing the Tradition

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways in which the tradition of singing games in a range of school playgrounds is changed through the influences of interethnic transmission, audiovisual and written media, ... More


Sea-changes: minimal texts as regenerative forms

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses minimal texts as regenerative forms. It attempts to show that short and fragmented song-forms have played a crucial part in some of the most stimulating approaches to the ... More


The Influence of Social Grouping

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter looks at the influence of social grouping on the oral transmission and generation of children's playground singing games in schools. In particular, the role of social grouping in shaping ... More


A Question Of Definition: Traditional and Popular Music

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

A hybrid revival genre like electric folk illustrates the difficulty of a strict separation of art, folk, and popular music. This is also corroborated by a deeper analysis of the relationship between ... More


Local Custom, Memory, and Record

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the relationship between oral and written transmission in the communication of customary law during the 16th- and 17th century England. Custom served to structure a lived ... More


Teaching and Learning in the Playground

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

One aspect of children's traditional forms of play that has most intrigued adults is the way in which a game is passed on from one child or group of children to another. In school playgrounds, ... More


Variations on a Theme: “Sar Macka Dora”

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines creative strategies and forms of variation employed by children in terms of their musical play in school playgrounds through a detailed musical analysis of one singing game ... More


Conclusions and Pedagogical Implications

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter compares the repertoire, compositional strategies, modes of teaching and learning, and social grouping found in playground practice and classroom practice with respect to children's ... More


Oral Identities: Passing Dance On, Making Versions

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter considers the means of oral transmission in terms of what the oral implies for the survival and status of works. Where the survival of works depends on the memory of the creators and ... More


Composition in the Playground

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The foregoing chapters have explored the interrelationship of oral transmission and generative practices in children's musical play in school playgrounds within its social context. While some ... More


Scotland and the places of memory

Andrew Blaikie

in The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617869
eISBN:
9780748653515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617869.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter tries to understand how people sense belonging through memory, and how they interpret their past experiences by first considering their implication within the present. It notes that the ... More


Introduction

Linda Hess

in Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in Northern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374168
eISBN:
9780199374199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374168.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the figure of Kabir, the concepts of oral and written traditions, and the placement of oral and written traditions in the wider category of media. Oral tradition for the ... More


Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song

Maureen Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804780155
eISBN:
9780804785662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780155.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Through Ottoman, Turkish, and Jewish music-making this cultural history illuminates a multiethnic Ottoman art world and its transformations across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It ... More


Anglicisms in Spanish

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines Anglicisms, the most recent lexical stratum in Spanish. Most such items entered Spanish only after 1950. In the contemporary language, English constitutes the most frequent ... More


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