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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 the...
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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...
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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...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 45–79.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Production of his Works.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 42 : 461 -503. ———. 1995 . Guillaume de Machaut: A Guide to Research . New York and London: Garland. Fuller, Sarah. 1987 . “Line, Contrapunctus and Structure in a Machaut Song.” Music Analysis 6 : 37 -58. ———. 1992...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 25–68.
Published: 01 April 2004
.... Norton & Company, Inc. Burkhart, Charles. 1990 . “Departures from the Norm in Two Songs from Schumann's Liederkreis.” In Schenker Studies , ed. Hedi Siegel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Burnham, Scott. 1999 . “How Music Matters: Poetic Content Revisited.” In Rethinking Music , ed...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 April 2017
... (1914–17), “Three Autumn Teardrops” from the Five Songs, op. 16 (1916), the fourth of the Four Dirges (1910), and the Tenth Bagatelle (1908). Béla Bartók’s Evolution of Tonal Resources James N. Bennett Abstract  This article...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2017
... 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...
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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 of...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (2): 315–347.
Published: 01 October 1999
...: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston Inc. ———. 1970 . Great Men of American Popular Song . New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. ———. 1977 . All the Years of American Popular Music . New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc. Forte, Allen. 1993 . “Secrets of Melody: Line and Design in the Songs of Cole Porter...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 233–261.
Published: 01 October 2001
... Press. Sams, Eric. 1983 . The Songs of Hugo Wolf . Rev. ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Samson, Jim. 1977 . Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920 . London: Dent. Schachter, Carl. 1987 . “Analysis by Key: Another Look at Modulation.” Music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (1): 223.
Published: 01 April 2003
... completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford, and has held teaching positions at Oxford, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music. Her research interests include Schoenberg, Boulez, and Cage, nineteenth-century song, and performance studies. She is also a professional mezzo-soprano, having...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 143.
Published: 01 April 2004
... University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He is the author of several books and many scholarly essays on song, ranging historically from Mozart’s opera to hip-hop. Edward Pearsall is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a variety of research...
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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...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (2): 495–498.
Published: 01 October 2000
... engaging analysis of a multisectional suite by Yes. It not only situates the song and the group within a larger sociocultural context (see also Edward Macan’s Rocking the Classics, also published by Oxford, for a thorough study of the progressive rock genre), but also explores how “Close to the Edge...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 236–249.
Published: 01 April 2000
... 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 of the text, the contents pages, the issues...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 147–201.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Brief Introduction to the True Art of Music , edited by Hill Cecil . Colorado Springs : Colorado College Music Press . Bathe William . 1596 . A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song . London . Butler Charles . 1636 . The Principles of Musik in Singing...