For students of sound, music practitioners, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, etc.
An introduction to music appreciation and history that emphasizes the political, cultural, and social influences on music from antiquity to the 20th century. Contents include sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental, and folk and art music from across the Western world, including modern popular song. No previous musical experience necessary. All…[Read more]
Continuation of documentary about concert spirituals categorized by song theme, from sorrow songs to songs of transcendence. Each category is followed by a recording:
– “Oh, Didn’t It Rain” (Ruby Elzy, soprano)
– “Every Time I Feel de Spirit” (Lawrence Brown, composer; Evelyn Dove, soprano)
– “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” (Florence…[Read more]
Documentary about concert spirituals categorized by song theme, from sorrow songs to songs of transcendence. Each category is followed by a recording: –
“I Cannot Stay Here by Myself” (Hall Johnson, composer; A. Grace Lee Mims, soprano)
– “Who’ll Be a Witness for My Lord” (John Rosamond Johnson, composer; Kenneth Spencer, baritone)
– “Steal…[Read more]
This is the 2020 update of a comprehensive open-access annotated bibliography listing carillon scores by African American composers and/or based on African American music. While most of the items are published, a few are unpublished but in informal circulation, or are pending publication. Carillonists are invited to use this resource to identify…[Read more]
This open-access international bibliography lists published and unpublished original carillon works by over a hundred women, transgender, and nonbinary composers. The composers’ birth years range from 1858 to the twenty-first century, the musical styles range from lyrical to avant-garde, and the formats range from solo to ensemble to e…[Read more]
This article strives to examine the historical narrative of music recording in its acoustic era (from 1877 to the late 1920s), at a time when competing technologies for capturing and registering sound and music were being incorporated into everyday life. Moreover, it examines the overlap of continuous and discontinuous media and processes of…[Read more]
The period following the end of Getúlio Vargas’s second government (1951-1954) saw a massive expansion of the media industries with popular music in particular becoming an important cultural touchstone. Some salient trends in the post-War period include the politicization of music and other media (radio, television, social media), the in…[Read more]
A book project with the goal of documenting commercially produced recordings of Negro spirituals composed for solo concert vocalists. Portions of this information is currently available on the online site, The Spirituals Database (http://spirituals-database.com).
Over 5,600 entries cover more than a century of recordings on compact discs,…[Read more]
Neil Gregor deposited ‘Introduction’, Neil Gregor and Thomas Irvine (eds) Dreams of Germany. Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor (New York: Berghahn, 2019) in the group Music and Sound on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
This co-authored piece introduces our co-edited volume ‘Dreams of Germany’. It explores how, where and by whom notions of ‘musical Germanness’ have been constituted in the modern era, and to what effect. Picking up on ideas first explored systematically by Celia Applegate and Pamela Potter in their 2002 collection ‘Music and German National…[Read more]
Organised Sound Volume 26, Number 1
Issue thematic title: The Sonic and the Electronic in Improvisation
Date of Publication: April 2021
Publishers: Cambridge University Press
Issue co-ordinator: James Andean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for submission: 15 May 2020
Improvisation is an important cornerstone of musical practice.…[Read more]
As Anne Sauvagnargues suggests, in Gilles Deleuze thought “every[-thing] is defined as an assemblage of movements and affective vibrations.” Interestingly, Sauvagnargues’ proposition aligns neatly with Tim Ingold’s idea of correspondence, where things perdure, “carry on together, and answer to one another,” and where the additive ‘and…and.…[Read more]
Luís Henriques deposited A antífona Recordare, Virgo Mater: Prática musical mariana na Sé de Évora no final do século XVII e século XVIII in the group Music and Sound on Humanities Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
Évora tem sido um importante centro de culto mariano desde a Idade Média, com a dedicação do altar-mor da Catedral a Nossa Senhora da Assunção como ponto central. Foi também um importante centro musical e a antífona Recordare, Virgo Mater é uma das obras musicais associada à festa mariana conhecida como o Milagre da Cera. Um dos mestres de capela…[Read more]
Luís Henriques deposited A Novena para a Festa de S. Joseph de Pedro Vaz Rego e a atividade musical na Catedral de Évora na primeira metade do século XVIII in the group Music and Sound on Humanities Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
A celebração de novenas, assim como de septenários e trezenas, constitui uma importante manifestação de devoção popular desde o século XVIII até à atualidade, funcionando de forma parela à liturgia regular. O repertório musical escrito para estas ocasiões percorria praticamente todas as camadas da sociedade, com graus de complexidade diferente, c…[Read more]
The author is examining the interplay between voice and sculpture, within the field of sound art. The term ‘sculpture’ has been appropriated by many artists to define their work with the voice. Exploring the sculpted voice, three main categories are here identified: the plastic dimension of voice as a sculptable material, the sculptural…[Read more]
Of the various hermeneutic approaches to the study of music developed in the last half century or so, narratological analysis has gone further than many in navigating a path that draws on both cultural and structural contexts. This overview of the development of narrative theory in music charts the course of three “waves” of narratological eng…[Read more]
Availability of vocal music scores compilations containing art songs by African American composers. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
What is musical time? Where is it manifested? How does it show up in our experience, and how do we capture it in our analyses? “Enacting Musical Time” offers several answers to these questions by considering musical time as the form of the listener’s interaction with music. Building on evidence from music theory, phenomenology, c…[Read more]
Alessandra Ciucci deposited Performing l-ḥrig: music, sound and undocumented migration across the contemporary Mediterranean (Morocco–Italy) in the group Music and Sound on Humanities Commons 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Based on ethnographic research that is part of a larger project on the role of music and sound among migrant Moroccan men in Italy, this article focuses
on ‘L-ḥərraga’, a song that narrates the voyage and the experience of undocumented migration that ends with the tragic death of a young
Moroccan man crossing the Mediterranean. Through ‘L-ḥər…[Read more]
Short biographies, with score and recordings information, of composers of concert spirituals for solo voice. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
Resources specifically about Negro spirituals or that reference performers, composers or other information related to spirituals. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
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