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Concert Life

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter places Chopin within Warsaw's lively concert scene. The concert life in Warsaw was dominated by virtuoso concerts, featuring local and foreign artists, Niccolò Paganini and Johann ... More


From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Craig H. Russell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Music in the California missions was a pluralistic combination of voices and instruments, of liturgy and spectacle, of styles and functions—and even of cultures—in a new blend that was nonexistent ... More


Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Jerrilyn McGregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. It examines African American sacred music ... More


 Women's Ritual Music

Janet Walton

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/9780195173048.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In late 20th-century American religious experience, women gathered to use sacred music in transformative ways to change their condition in a society and in religious practices dominated by men. ... More


Music

P. M. Gouk

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Music in Oxford flourished throughout the 17th century, revolving about both the university and the city. The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music was granted from the end of the 15th century at the ... More


Boys and Girls Together (1970–90)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

John Grady would tell friends that he had always dreamed of having one job—music director of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Whether or not that was strictly true, most of his ... More


There Is No Such Thing as a Norm

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The mainstream repertory is so heavily Germanic that a novice of an earlier generation might easily have imagined that classical music had always been Teutonic territory. But in the art music of the ... More


Epilogue

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book has traced the main stages of a complex process that changed the nature of music over several generations in the history of Ferrara in the fifteenth century. Perceived more broadly, it ... More


Propagandizing the Classics 1917–1929

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses changes in Soviet musical life on the eve of the so-called Cultural Revolution, particularly the acceptance of key Western and Russian classics as part of the new Soviet ... More


Mammon vs. Cecilians (1879–1904)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The late nineteenth century was a fascinating time in which to be a church musician. The job did not carry the swank of centuries past, when choristers were lifelong retainers ... More


The Forgotten Mäzen Johann Georg II

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In treatments of the political, social, and cultural history of Saxony, Elector Johann Georg II (r. 1656–80) generally receives only scant mention. Scholars of musical life in Dresden during the ... More


Resounding Transcendence—An Introduction

Philip V. Bohlman and Jeffers Engelhardt

in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199737642
eISBN:
9780190490133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Laying the theoretical groundwork for this collection of essays, the introduction examines the convergence of the sacred and social in music as the source for transcendence. In religious experience, ... More


The Colonizing Ear

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Christopher Page first ruffled the early-music world in the late 1970s, when he (and, independently, the American scholar Craig Wright) put forward a radical hypothesis. It held that the instruments ... More


“On the Way to Glory”: The Shape-Note Tradition

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the shape-note tradition, which is considered to be one of the most obscure forms of sacred music still practiced by African Americans. It traces how Sacred Harp music entered ... More


The Substitute Choirmaster (May 25, 1879)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

William F. Pecher had more than enough reason to be discouraged. For most of his life, the organist had led an existence in which careful plans had always been made, but ... More


“Professor” (1929–43)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In giving Pietro Yon authority over the music at St. Patrick's, the Cathedral was committing to a very grand experiment. He would receive a lavish budget and whatever ... More


You Can’t Sing a Footnote

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Medieval composers rarely expected their sacred music to be listened to for its own sake. They designed it to accompany church services—events of solemn meaning for medieval worshippers, but not for ... More


The Italianate Hofkapelle of Johann Georg II, 1656–80

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Throughout his reign, Johann Georg remained steadfast in his dedication to the cause of modern Italian sacred music. Despite the crushing burden of debt bequeathed to him by his father and a treasury ... More


Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Mary Frandsen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is an examination of the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century Germany court of Dresden. It examines the implications of this ... More


Sacred Music:: Messa di Gloria, Stabat mater, Petite messe solennelle

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was intelligently aware of the fact that composers of sacred music could all too easily be joined to the devil’s party without their knowing it. However, in his own sacred music, ... More


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