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Variation

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Whereas Haydn's favored variation procedures — melodic outline, cantus firmus, and constant bass (or harmony) — are variously embedded in all portions of the cycle, his variation-based designs occur ... More


Strophic Form and Asymmetrical Repetition in Four American Indian Songs

Victoria Lindsay Levine and Bruno Nettl

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents four case studies of Native North American strophic songs that employ different kinds of asymmetrical repetition: an Arapaho Wolf Dance song, a Kiowa Peyote song, a Yahi Yana ... More


Musical Form and Style in Murriny Patha Djanba Songs at Wadeye (Northern Territory, Australia)

Linda Barwick

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter concerns the musical form and social history of djanba songs—public dance-songs in Murriny Patha language from Wadeye, in Australia’s northwest Northern Territory—and how they fit within ... More


GARY CARPENTER (b. 1951)Love’s Eternity: Five Songs of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (2006): Texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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/9780199390960.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Gary Carpenter’s Love’s Eternity (2006). Carpenter admits that this work is quite different from anything else in his output. It was first conceived as part of a radio programme ... More


MOHAMMED FAIROUZ (b. 1985)Annabel Lee (2013): Text by Edgar Allan Poe

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/9780199390960.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Mohammed Fairouz’s Annabel Lee (2013). It requires daring to set such a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, but Fairouz finds a vein of unaffected, forthright clarity, easily ... 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


GEOFFREY POOLE (b. 1949)Heynonnynonny Smallprint (2008): 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/9780199390960.003.0058
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes Geoffrey Poole’s Heynonnynonny Smallprint (2008). This witty, inventive showpiece gives the impression of being written in a spontaneous surge of energy. Poole has tapped a ... More


COREY FIELD (b. 1956)Three Lullabies (1990): Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson and W. B. Yeats

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/9780199391028.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter focuses on works by Corey Field. Field has added two songs to his earlier Escape at Bedtime to form a nicely balanced trio of lullabies. Each movement is neatly constructed, and shows ... More


DARON HAGEN (b. 1961)Muldoon Songs (1989 and 1992): Texts by Paul Muldoon

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/9780199391028.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores the Muldoon Songs by Daron Hagen. This succinct, appealing cycle comes from a generous, attractively presented volume, replete with notes by both the composer and Paul Sperry, ... 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


JAMES PRIMOSCH (b. 1956)Three Sacred Songs (1989): Texts (in Latin) from St Bernard (d. 1153), St Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:8–9, and Jean Tisserand (d. 1494)

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/9780199391028.003.0069
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter takes a look at some examples of James Primosch’s sacred music. It shows how the solo song cycle Three Sacred Songs exemplifies his consistency, integrity, and technical skill. Here, ... More


Of Loose Verse and Masculine Beauty

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses another verse form that is employed for narrative purposes. This verse form is created by singing to a repetitive tune of mono-rhyme stanzas usually consisting of three lines, ... More


AABA and Strophic Forms

Drew Nobile

in Form as Harmony in Rock Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190948351
eISBN:
9780190948399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948351.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter investigates the structure and expressive content of rock songs without choruses. Those that contain verses and bridges follow AABA form, and those that contain only verses follow ... More


Towards a Comparative Approach to Arabic Literature

Abdul-Nabi Isstaif

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter calls for a study of Arabic literature from a comparative perspective, arguing that a comparative approach will help to undermine self-centricism and thus allow a more humanist ... More


Structure of the Text

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter treats the remarkably systematic structure and arrangement of the text. This systematicity testifies to the authority of a central organizing body overseeing the collection of the hymns ... More


Versification

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

in The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter describes the chief features of versification in poetry written in the Middle High German Classical period (c.1170–c.1230) and in the remainder of the Middle High German period. The four ... More


Form

Brad Osborn

in Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190629229
eISBN:
9780190629267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629229.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Chapter 2 investigates song forms in Radiohead’s music that diverge from the expected strophic and verse/chorus designs. Many of their songs begin like one of these archetypes but replace the ... More


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