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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 281–294.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Christopher Doll Allan F. Moore Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song Ashgate, 2012: xvi + 395 pp. ($39.95, paperback) Christopher Doll Allan Moore’s Song Means is the most ambitious book about analyzing and interpreting popular music ever published. Over...
Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 45–79.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Elizabeth Eva Leach COUNTERPOINT AND ANALYSIS IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY SONG Elizabeth Eva Leach This paper advocates the use of fourteenth-century counterpoint teach- ing in analysis of the harmony of fourteenth-century secular songs. Spe- ciﬁcally, basic...
Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 25–68.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Walter Everett DEEP-LEVEL PORTRAYALS OF DIRECTED AND MISDIRECTED MOTIONS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LYRIC SONG Walter Everett All students of the history of the arts recognize the great awakenings brought by the dawn...
Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 75–122.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Elizabeth Aubrey Using the concept of “style” in analysis runs the risk of circularity, where features of individual works are identified as belonging to a style whose definition itself is derived from those features. This pitfall undermines studies of the songs of the twelfth- and thirteenth...
Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 103–154.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Robert Snarrenberg Proceeding from the premise that a nineteenth-century German lyric song is a reading of its text, the author develops new resources for describing acts of reading poetry and establishes the analytical relevance of the approach using examples drawn mainly from songs by Brahms...
Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (2): 253–264.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Patrick McCreless Patrick McCreless is professor of music theory in the Department of Music at Yale. His 2010 keynote address to the Society for Music Theory, “Ownership, in Music and Music Theory,” was recently published in Music Theory Online . Malin Yonatan Songs in Motion...
Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (2): 187–210.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Matt BaileyShea This article analyzes Hugo Wolf's Auf eine Christblume I and II in relation to Robert Bailey's concept of the “double-tonic complex.” These songs project an intricate pairing of D and F# tonalities that often result in various hexatonic relationships. My interpretation associates...
Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 149–180.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Drew Nobile In this article, I advocate for a syntactical definition of harmonic function in rock music such that function is acquired not by a chord's scale-degree content but by its role in the context of a song's form. In rock songs, the syntactical role of dominant, for example, is often played...
Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 April 2006
... Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's setting of Bach's “Das alte Jahr” in the concluding “Nachspiel” of her piano song cycle, Das Jahr , as suggesting interactions of public and private sonic worlds. I follow potential tonal-harmonic alternatives (after Schoenberg and Berg on the chorale) and implications...
Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 April 2016
... main claim, that three songs by Hugo Wolf ending on nontonic chords suggest that they contain Schenkerain prolongations, being at once dissonant and tonal. The article ends by considering three tonal works by Brahms, Debussy, and Schoenberg that, though tonal and not completely dissonant, contain...
Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Teardrops” from the Five Songs, op. 16 (1916), the fourth of the Four Dirges (1910), and the Tenth Bagatelle (1908). Béla Bartók Moritz Hauptmann tonality key interval cycles Works Cited Babbitt Milton . 1949 . “The String Quartets of Bartók.” Musical Quarterly 35 / 3 : 377 – 85...
Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., and bridge sections in a corpus of two hundred rock songs. I begin with an overview of the corpus itself, followed by a discussion of my methodology. I then present the results of my study, which quantifies harmony via two main approaches: the proportion of time spent on a chord root and the average duration...
Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (2): 315–347.
Published: 01 October 1999
... such as Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savan- nah Band and U2, artists and listeners of all generations have been drawn to the charming sophistication of Cole Porter’s song, “Night and Day.” Less than two months after the show’s opening (November 7, 1932), the song was featured on two best-selling recordings...
Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 233–261.
Published: 01 October 2001
...- gree, violates it. Hugo Wolf’s song “Phänomen” is an instructive piece for probing the applicability of Schenker’s approach to “marginal” works. While the analysis of the song offered here makes positive use of Schenker’s ideas, it is also informed by considerations that owe little or nothing...
Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 159–180.
Published: 01 April 2008
... in French Songs of the Late Middle Ages.” Paper given at the International Symposium on Late Medieval Music , Novacella. Forthcoming in Borderline Areas in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Music. Musicological Studies and Documents, vol. 55. Middleton, WI: American Institute of Musicology, 2009. Oresme...
Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 161–166.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Allan F. Moore Allan F. Moore is professor of popular music at the University of Surrey. His monograph Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Song will be published in 2011. He is working on books on Anglo-Celtic folk song and on the music of U2. Everett Walter...
Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 147–201.
Published: 01 October 2020
... it was opened in 1674, the manuscript (GB-Ob Mus.b.1) was found to contain 226 songs with basso continuo the sorts of songs that Wilson was known for. But the manuscript s first twelve folios contain a cycle of solo lute fantasias in twenty-four major and minor keys, pieces that substantiate Wilson s reputa...
Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 236–249.
Published: 01 April 2000
... are surprised to ﬁnd it done at all”—indeed, a reaction many must have had when Alec Wilder’s American Popular Song,1 a precursor to which we must return, appeared in 1972. But in Allen Forte’s hands authority would prevail, one knew, and a single glance at the superb dust jacket, the luxurious layout...
Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 375–386.
Published: 01 October 2021
... book-length works). Musical examples, which show the beginning of the vocal part unless otherwise indicated, should nonetheless identify the song section, since it is not always the first verse. Ideally, example captions should also indicate what the example is meant to demonstrate. It would have been...
Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (2): 325–362.
Published: 01 October 2003
... as monophonic and polyphonic songs spanning many centuries, confirm the prevalence and importance of this basic strategy of large-scale tonal structuring. Ouvert-clos structuring sets out a very clear weak-strong relationship in cadential organization, as the refrain of Guillaume de Machaut’s De bonté...