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My Melancholy Baby: The First Ballads of the Great American Songbook, 1902-1913

Michael G. Garber

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834294
eISBN:
9781496834287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834294.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a detailed biography of ten influential American popular love ballads, from “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” (1902) to “You Made Me Love You” (1913). These became models for ... More


Feldman in Buffalo: Fall 1972

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Composer Morton Feldman comes to Buffalo as the visiting Slee Professor of Music and enters into a mutually appreciative relationship with the Creative Associates. While Michael Tilson Thomas ... More


Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whatever audiences craved, whether it was gorgeous girls, catchy tunes, the latest dance craze, or zany humor, the Ziegfeld Follies gave it to them. The producer of the Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., ... More


Of Birds and Madmen: Occitan Songs in French Songbooks

Eliza Zingesser (ed.)

in Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747571
eISBN:
9781501747649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747571.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the first set of sources to transcribe the corpus of troubadour song: the corpus of francophone songbooks. After tracing the contours of the corpus of Occitan song in French ... More


Epilogue

Eliza Zingesser (ed.)

in Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747571
eISBN:
9781501747649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747571.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue argues that, on the basis of French songbooks alone, there would not be sufficient grounds to conceptualize such a thing as “troubadour song.” With only francophone songbooks to use as ... More


MARTIN BUTLER (b. 1960)London (2008): Text by William Blake

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/9780199390960.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores British pianist and composer Martin Butler’s London (2008). This is, thus far, the sole work Butler has written for voice and piano. His musical idiom is easily accessible, ... More


PHILIP CASHIAN (b. 1963)The Sun’s Great Eye (2008): Text by John Keats

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/9780199390960.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter highlights British composer Philip Cashian’s The Sun’s Great Eye (2008). In this short but arresting work, Cashian manages, with an impressive display of sleight-of-hand craftsmanship, ... More


MICHAEL FINNISSY (b. 1946)Outside Fort Tregantle (2008): Text by Horatio Brown (A ‘Kodak’ Tregantle)

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/9780199390960.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses composer/pianist Michael Finnissy’s Outside Fort Tregantle (2008). This song is less of a display piece than a contemplative reverie. Unsurprisingly, though, the pianist is ... More


Empire, Nation, and Music: Canada’s Dominion Songbook

Brian C. Thompson

in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042706
eISBN:
9780252051562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042706.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music in Canada during World War I illuminates the country’s history and cultural identity. In some ways it paralleled music in Britain: for the public, initial enthusiasm was followed by ... More


Introduction

Eliza Zingesser (ed.)

in Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747571
eISBN:
9781501747649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747571.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how troubadour song came to occupy a unique place in the French literary canon. The story of the current misprision of troubadour song as French ... More


American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950

Alec Wilder

Robert Rawlins (ed.)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190939946
eISBN:
9780190053024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939946.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Composer Alec Wilder’s American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900–1950 is widely recognized as the definitive book on American popular song. In this volume, which achieved immediate praise and ... More


A Selection of Hymns

Isaac Watts

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of Isaac Watts's hymns, his greatest contribution to evangelicalism. Watts's hymns had a direct influence on the supplemental songbooks published by John and Charles ... More


Shaping English Identity in the Songbook Miscellany

Alison C. DeSimone

in The Power of Pastiche: Musical Miscellany and the Cultural Identity in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781942954774
eISBN:
9781800852372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954774.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 shows how many collections of printed music compiled miscellaneous pieces from opera and concerts, as well as folk tunes, drinking songs, and even instrumental music into anthologies that ... More


JOE CUTLER (b. 1968)Bands (2008): Text 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/9780199390960.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter addresses British composer Joe Cutler’s Bands (2008). This touching, insightful piece, deceptively simple, demands immense concentration and empathy. The text, by the composer’s father ... More


EMILY HOWARD (b. 1979)Wild Clematis in Winter (2008): Text by Geoffrey Hill

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/9780199390960.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter focuses on Emily Howard’s Wild Clematis in Winter (2008). In this piece, perfect control and precision of intonation are required of the singer. Even from the start, the mezzo is left ... More


TOD MACHOVER (b. 1953)Open Up the House (2012): Text based on a poem of Letha Hafferkamp Kiddie

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/9780199390960.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses Tod Machover’s Open Up the House (2012). Machover has long been recognized internationally as an outstanding and influential all-round musician and polymath, whose areas of ... More


COLIN MATTHEWS (b. 1946)Out in the Dark (2008): Text by Edward Thomas

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/9780199390960.003.0046
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter addresses British composer Colin Matthews’s Out in the Dark (2008). This little song is but a modest sample of Matthews’s work, which covers virtually all genres. The piece’s tessitura ... More


ROBERT SAXTON (b. 1953)The Beach in Winter: Scratby (for Tess) (2007): Text by the composer

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/9780199390960.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Robert Saxton’s The Beach in Winter: Scratby (for Tess) (2007). This piece, originally commissioned for the NMC Songbook, is now to be found as the last song of a major ... More


MICHAEL TORKE (b. 1961)House and Home (2012): Text by Shakespeare

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/9780199390960.003.0066
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses Michael Torke’s House and Home (2012). This sparkling tour de force is guaranteed to brighten up any recital. Torke is a master of post-minimalism and his work is consistently ... More


RODERICK WILLIAMS (b. 1965)A Coat (2008): Text by W. B. Yeats

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/9780199390960.003.0071
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter highlights Roderick Williams’s A Coat (2008). Williams is a baritone of innate musicality and enviable technique, as consistent as he is versatile. Tailor-made for his own voice, the ... More


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