Music, Words and Voice: A Reader

Music, Words and Voice: A Reader

By: Martin Clayton (editor), Alan Rutter (contributor)Hardback

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Music, Words and Voice: A Reader is a new and exciting interdisciplinary resource which integrates the worlds of music and literature. It is the first primary and secondary source collection of its kind to focus on the relationships between words and music, and between musical and verbal forms. Featured alongside key writings on music, speech and their relationship are previously unpublished articles and interview transcripts, and a new translation of an extract from Wagner's theoretical works. Designed for undergraduate students, the book uniquely: - examines a historically and geographically diverse selection of genres from a variety of academic perspectives - explores issues of language, musical form, performance, song, narrative, sound and action, and identity - enables readers to connect with different histories, cultures and technologies via the linkages between musical and literary texts. This anthology is an important contribution to the growing field of music and literature studies, and an engaging read for anyone interested in a culturally rich musical and literary inheritance. -- .

About Author

Senior Lecturer in Music/ Ethnomusicology at the Open University -- .


1. Introduction. Martin Clayton Part I. Words and music 2. The first voices, Jean Jacques Rousseau 3. The beginnings of music, Charles S. Myers 4. The boundaries of speech and song, George List 5. The separation of speech and song, Jacques Derrida 6. Poetry and music, Richard Wagner 7. Oral mnemonics for the Japanese noh flute, David Hughes 8. Drum signalling in a West African tribe, George Herzog Part II. Song, text and voice 9. The voice as a musical instrument, Simon Frith 10. Working class 'country', Steven Feld, Aaron A. Fox, Thomas Porcello and David Samuels 11. Music, voice, language, Roland Barthes 12. 'Hey Jude', Tim Riley 13. The voice of Egypt, Virginia Danielson 14. Siddheshwari Devi sings Sheila Dhar 15. Text and performance in thumri, Peter Manuel Part III. Song performance and society 16. The meaning of song, Victor Zuckerkandl 17. Hazara lullabies, Hiromi Lorraine Sakata 18. Race, class and gender in Carmen, Susan McClary 19. Oh Brother where art thou? and the blues, Richard Middleton 20. Juju live, Christopher Waterman 21. Rhythm, rhyme, and rhetoric in the music of Public Enemy, Robert Walse 22. The Maori haka, Jan Bolwell and Keri Kaa Part IV. Song and ritual 23. Wassailing in Somerset, Kingsley Palmer and Bob Patten 24. The carol revival, Frank Howes 25. Papal legislation on sacred music, Robert F. Hayburn 26. Jungle paths and spirit songs, Marina Roseman 27. The Karelian lament, Elizabeth Tolbert 28. Russian wedding rituals and Stravinsky, Richard Taruskin 29. Lamenting in Stravinsky's Les Noces, Pieter C. Van den Toorn Part V. Words, music and narrative 30. The Sicilian cantastorie, Mauro Geraci 31. Song and performance, Edward Cone 32. The 'Bell Song', Carolyn Abbate 33. The little blueprint - an amplification of the meaning of 'libretto', Gordon Kalton Williams 34. Sondheim's technique, Stephen Sondheim and Trevor Herbert 35. Writing lyrics, Oscar Hammerstein 36. Afternoon Raag, Amit Chaudhuri 37. The Vinteuil Sonata, Marcel Proust List of illustrations List of sources -- .

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  • ISBN13: 9780719077876
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780719077876
  • ISBN10: 0719077877

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