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Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Judith A. Peraino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study focuses on monophonic “courtly love” songs from roughly 1100 to the 1350s. These songs present a paradox: they conceive and express the autonomous subject—the lyric “I” represented by a ... More


The Turn of the Voice

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter applies the concept of “the turn” in Louis Althusser’s theory of subject formation through interpellation by language to the musical turning points in medieval love lyrics that are ... More


The Hybrid Voice of Monophonic Motets

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines a subgenre of monophonic songs labeled motet enté (meaning “grafted motet”) in some medieval sources. These songs were conceived and crafted from the fusing of the single-voiced ... More


‘Pastyme with good companye’:Balets and Answer-Words

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the oral textuality of lyrics (‘balets’) circulating within the Tudor court, and discusses the phenomenon of answer poems in this literary culture. Speakers in these balets are ... More


‘Moralitee and Hoolynesse’

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Dunbar's moral poems, classified as the ‘Divine’ and ‘Moralities’ poems. Dunbar's poems are strongly imbued with a sense of mutability of this world. His counsels in his poems ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Genres of Poetry

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns to questions of genre in the first instance to understand the cultural context in which a person could be charged with impiety for composing a hymn to a friend. Greek poetic genres ... More


Cantilena entata Etymologies and the Grafted Song ca. 1300

Yolanda Plumley

in The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199915088
eISBN:
9780199369713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915088.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Part One traces the development of Refrain-song in the early years of the fourteenth century and its emergence as a locus for compositional experiment. It demonstrates how citational play remained a ... More


STACE CONSTANTINOU (b. 1971)From the Book of Songs (2014): Texts: anonymous Chinese; translated by Arthur Waley

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at Stace Constantinou’s From the Book of Songs (2014). This is a work of haunting originality and quirky memorability by a composer whose imagination and flair are backed up by ... More


SEBASTIAN CURRIER (b. 1959)The Nymphs Are Departed (2006): Text by T. S. Eliot

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses American composer Sebastian Currier’s The Nymphs Are Departed (2006). Disarmingly simple in appearance, and confined throughout within a practicable range, this arresting short ... More


BRIAN ELIAS (b. 1948)Once Did I Breathe Another’s Breath (2012): Texts by Terence (trans. Robert Burton), William Cavendish, George Chapman, and Anon.

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter highlights British composer Brian Elias’s Once Did I Breathe Another’s Breath (2012), a substantial and highly satisfying cycle. The piano part is quite complex and demanding, requiring ... More


DON KAY (b. 1934)Four Bird Songs from Shaw Neilson (2005): Texts by Shaw Neilson

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes Tasmanian composer Dan Kay’s Four Bird Songs from Shaw Neilson (2005). The texts for this pleasing, fluent cycle are by the farmworker-poet Shaw Neilson, and reflect his close ... More


EDWIN ROXBURGH (b. 1937)Reflections (2010): Texts by Richard Cutler

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0061
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter highlights British composer Edwin Roxburgh’s Reflections (2010). This exciting diptych set to Richard Cutler’s galvanizing poems offers a challenging but ultimately beneficial workout ... More


DAVID BRUCE (b. 1970)That Time With You (2013): Texts by Glyn Maxwell

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter addresses US-born British composer David Bruce’s That Time With You (2013). This impressive cycle retains clear stylistic traces of Bruce’s American heritage. His basic idiom is tonal ... More


Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility

Randolph Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199347520
eISBN:
9780199347544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347520.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Philosophical theories of agency have focused primarily on actions and activities. But, besides acting, we often omit to do or refrain from doing certain things. How is this aspect of our agency to ... More


OLIVER KNUSSEN (1952–2018)Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke (1988): Text by Rainer Maria Rilke; translated by Stephen Mitchell

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines a compelling solo work by Oliver Knussen in which his command of style and acute sensitivity to vocal and verbal subtleties are immediately apparent. Here, pitches and rhythms ... More


JOHN McLEOD (b. 1934)Peacocks With a Hundred Eyes (1984): Texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Christina Rossetti

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0051
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Peacocks with a Hundred Eyes by John McLeod. Written for counter-tenor, this cycle skilfully exploits the distinctive timbre of that voice. Here, McLeod manages to create an ... More


JAMES MacMILLAN (b. 1959)Three Scottish Songs (1991–1995): Texts by William Soutar

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0052
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores the work of James MacMillan. It examines a brief cycle, which demonstrates his ability to scale down and simplify his style without lowering his standards or resorting to ... More


ANTHONY MILNER (1925–2002)Our Lady’s Hours (1959): Texts from the Sloane Manuscript, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Hilaire Belloc

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0060
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases the sterling quality of Anthony Milner’s output through his beautifully balanced cycle, Our Lady's Hours. This cycle is set to texts which reflect his deep religious faith. His ... More


JOHN RITCHIE (1921–2014)Four Zhivago Songs (1977): Text by Boris Pasternak; translated by Max Hayward and Manya Harari

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0071
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores some New Zealand music from John Ritchie. Compact and tightly structured, this cycle is a model of its kind. It carries a powerfully evocative atmosphere with touching ... More


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