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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of units stressed through sonic and contextual criteria, thus providing insight into the syntactic elements of the musical language and indicating listening and analytic strategies for this music. Copyright © 2017 by Yale University 2017 Pierre Boulez Domaines transformational theory composing...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 165–204.
Published: 01 October 2018
... principle produces an ordering of pitch classes that lies behind small formal units, cycles order the presentation of twelve-tone rows and give structure to large formal spans. The present study explores four cyclic organizational principles in works from the String Quartet, op. 28 (1938), to the Second...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (1): 35–70.
Published: 01 April 2019
... affect listeners’ experiences of Schneider’s compositions. Spaces often comprise more than one “section,” a formal unit at a shallower structural level; the Space division criteria differentiate sectional divisions internal to a single Space from divisions at the boundaries between Spaces. An overview...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 287–323.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of this article proposes a conceptual revision of lyric form as a conventional configuration of both music and text, which are united by a shared set of music-rhetorical functions. The second part shows how Wagner's lyric forms integrate into the surrounding dramatic continuity as extroverted, performative...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 147–187.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Nathan John Martin Abstract The history of music theory, as it has usually been taught in the United States, has focused on a small canon of texts written mostly in Latin, Italian, French, and German. This article advocates a more expansive view of the subdiscipline's remit by way of three case...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 47–85.
Published: 01 April 2013
...John Paul Ito This article extends existing approaches to hypermeter by introducing schemas that make measure-by-measure correlations between grouping units and hypermeasures. These schemas offer an account of how listeners track hypermeter through irregularities and discontinuities. In order...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 103–154.
Published: 01 October 2014
... phonology: intonation units, various rhythmic aspects of intonation (pulses, pauses, and lengthening), intonation sequences, and intonation contours. The study develops new methods of textual analysis specifically for use in forming and comparing interpretations of nineteenth-century German lyric song...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 April 2013
... building block” not in terms of the traditional combination of antecedent and consequent phrases but, rather, as a unit that conveys “the sense of periodicity,” “the tendency of the sonic material to imply continuation and to attain a degree of closure” (76). As such, Agawu’s periods are actually...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 457–469.
Published: 01 October 2001
... of recurrent durational units—beats, measures, and larger periodicities—that awareness, in and 460 of itself, adds another layer of accentuation to the musical image. The accents thus produced are true metrical accents—metrical because they arise directly out of the listener’s awareness...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 231–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that can be modeled in principle by conventional meter signatures. Cohn s (2001) ski-hill graphs contain meters that share a constant span; dis- tance is measured in units of hemiola. London s (2012) Zeitnetz is a subgraph of Cohn s ski hill that eliminates pulses too fast or too slow to be entrained...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... A starting point for her investigation is a list of fourteenth-century French motets in which upper voices exhibit periodic rhythmic structures that span more than one tenor talea or are shifted in position relative to those periodic lower-voice rhythmic units (table 1.1 [7]). A key term in the rhetoric...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 127–169.
Published: 01 April 2000
....” The Music Forum 3 ( 1973 ): 1 -196. New York: Columbia University Press. Burney, Charles. [1775] 1969 . The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Provinces. 2nd ed. 2 vols. London. Reprint, New York: Broude Brothers. ———. [1789] 1957 . A General History of Music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 139–169.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that articulates the notated meter, one group of Balanchine's dancers performs a repeating 4-eighth-pulse step unit throughout the passage (mm. 127–33), while another group begins in unison with the first group and then switches to a 3-eighth-pulse step unit after four measures (starting at m. 131). The end...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the actual ending before the next section begins. Table 5. Musical and choreographical features of relative positions within a grouping unit Measure within grouping unit Type of feature First Second through antepenultimate Penultimate Last Choreographical Starting toward...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 3–9.
Published: 01 April 2021
... not in terms of a lowest common denominator of dance or music unit—as might be eighth- or sixteenth-note time spans—but as the physically “felt” higher level of regular or even irregular pulses (e.g., 2 + 2+3 + 2+3 spans within one measure, and these spans are already only an approximation), as in isochronous...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (1): 67–77.
Published: 01 April 2014
... compa- rable to lexical units, but topical analysis has been impeded by the fact that topics have no syntax. The succession of topics seems constrained or moti- vated by no syntactical rules comparable to those governing the succession of words...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 345–433.
Published: 01 October 2001
...- tualization and representation of musical relationships; alternately, one might say that the conceptualization and representation of musical re- lationships is a music analyst’s (or the music-analytical) way of “making music.” Essential to this endeavor is the identification of significant musi- cal units...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 11–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the boundaries between longer phrase units but not between hypermeasures. Since the hypermetric pulse is selected from the downbeat pulse, the boundaries between hypermeasures must be selected from the bar lines that separate adjacent measures. Thus the hypermetric boundaries for the first verse of “Greensleeves...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 303–314.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of the Deleuzian duality between “actual” and “virtual” realities in her own work on groove. 9 The underscore present in some of these labels indicates that the “prime form” of this groove class bisects the 16-unit span, although this is more of a visual aid than the representation of any property...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 269–281.
Published: 01 October 2019
... combine to create complex expres- sion. Grammar is the distribution of conventional linguistic units that com- bine syntax and semantics into an inseparable unit (Broccias 2013: 192; Lan- gacker 2008: 5). It is not an abstract, formalist endeavor but a functional one, grounded in cognitive processes...