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The Shaping Forces In Music

Author : Ernst Toch
ISBN : 9780486233468
Genre : Music
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A masterful and original classical composer as well as a renowned composer of film scores, Ernst Toch (1887 1964) made a permanent contribution to music in this important and widely praised book. Based on a series of lectures given at Harvard in 1944 and first published in 1948, this book is a brilliant examination of the materials and concepts that are the basic building blocks of music harmony, melody, counterpoint, and form. An admirable reconciliation of traditional and modern (mainly 12-tone) trends in composition, this book shows all types of writing must respond to psychological wants of the listener and how similar goals may be achieved in seemingly opposed styles. Illustrating his discussion with 390 musical examples, Toch not only introduces new ideas and approaches, but examines many age-old problems with clarity and precision consonance and dissonance, form versus number, and more. His analysis of the expanding harmonic universe, the wave line of melody, and the formative influence of movement are particularly penetrating. New to this edition are a biological introduction by Toch's grandson, Lawrence Weschler; a previously unpublished letter from Thomas Mann to Toch about this book (in English translation); and a complete checklist of Toch's compositions. Intended for all those who have a minimum understanding of musical notation and theory, this book will appeal to music lovers, practical musicians and amateurs, and incipient composers."

The Shaping Forces In Music

Author : Ernst Toch
ISBN : UCAL:B4219353
Genre : Counterpoint
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Music And Gesture

Author : Elaine King
ISBN : 9781351557795
Genre : Music
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This volume showcases key theoretical ideas and practical considerations in the growing area of scholarship on musical gesture. The book constructs and explores the relations between music and gesture from a range of differing perspectives, identifying theoretical approaches and examining the nature of certain types of gesture in musical performance. The twelve chapters in this volume are organized into a heuristic progression from theory to practice, from essay to case study. Theoretical considerations about the interpretation of musical gestures are identified and phrased in terms of semiotics, the mimetic hypothesis, concepts of musical force, immanence, quotation and topic, and the work of musical gestures. The lives of musical gestures in performance are revealed through engaging with their rhythmic properties as well as inquiring into the breathing of pianists, the nature of clarinettists' bodily movements, and the physical acts and personae of individual artists, specifically Keith Jarrett and Robbie Williams. The reader is encouraged to listen to the various resonances and tensions between the chapters, including the importance given to bodies, processes, motions, expressions, and interpretations of musical gesture. The book will be of significance to musicologists, theorists, semioticians, analysts, composers and performers, as well as scholars working in different research communities with an interest in the study of gesture.

Musical Encounters

Author : David Clifford Nichols
ISBN : 0132074575
Genre : Music
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Encounter a Lifelong Exploration of Music Through... An emphasis on three fundamental concepts--diversity, change, and developing listening techniques. A focus on the listening process that helps build listening skills founded on a knowledge of a basic music vocabulary. Samples of musical expression from around the world that demonstrate the artistic, social, and economic forces supporting music in our eclectic society. A concentration on the principles of counterpoint and layering. A multi-cultural approach that enriches the learning experience and increases awareness of how various peoples organize sound into music according to their unique tastes, practices, and traditions. A host of listening examples that illustrate the music discussed in the text.

Concert Music Rock And Jazz Since 1945

Author : Elizabeth West Marvin
ISBN : 1580460968
Genre : Music
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Interdisciplinary articles bridge the gulf between classical and popular music.

International Handbook Of Research In Arts Education

Author : Liora Bresler
ISBN : 9781402030529
Genre : Education
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

An Annotated Guide To Wind Chamber Music

Author : Rodney Winther
ISBN : 1457449978
Genre : Music
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Wind chamber music has become an important part of the contemporary wind band program during the past half century, and now a most complete reference text has been written to provide any and all necessary information concerning repertoire. Winther lists over 500 works by instrumentation and provides guidance on timings, difficulty level, publisher sources, available recordings and his own insight into rehearsing and programming each individual work. This book will soon be required reading for every wind conductor and performer!

Popular Music Music And Identity

Author : Simon Frith
ISBN : 0415332702
Genre : Popular music
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Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agenda. This is a multi-volume resource for this area of study

Folk Music And Modern Sound

Author : William Ferris
ISBN : 1604731672
Genre : Music
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The essays in this collection range from the impact of technology on the British folksong revival to regional characteristics of early rock and roll in New Orleans. Attention is given to the blues, Sacred Harp singing, ethnic music, both black and white gospel, country music, and the polka. Other essays consider the relationship of music from the Yiddish-American theater with that of Broadway, the wide influence and commercialization of black music in today's popular music, myths about early black music, and Charles Ives as folk hero. Contributors include Amiri Baraka, Doris J. Dyen, Dena J. Epstein, David Evans, Kenneth S. Goldstein, Anthony Heilbut, William Ivey, Charles Keil, A. L. Lloyd, Bill C. Malone, Robert Palmer, Vivian Perlis, Mark Slobin, Richard Spottswood, and Charles K. Wolfe.

Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Harpists

Author : Wenonah Milton Govea
ISBN : 0313278660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documenting the growth and development of the modern concert harp, this work is the largest and most complete compilation of biographies of harpists.

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