For students of sound, music practitioners, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, etc.
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 1 week, 6 days 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 (email@example.com)
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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months, 4 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.
Sample of singers, arranged by voice type, and their recordings of concert spirituals. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
Concert spirituals classified by category with scriptural reference(s) and entry in musical anthologies. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
Availability of Spiritual Music Scores: print publishers, online databases and publishers, self-publishing composers, online resellers, selected musical scores: compilations containing concert spirituals for solo voice. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
Selection of recordings recommended for those beginning a collection of concert spirituals for solo voice. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
‘L-ʿalwa’, a sung poem whose text recounts the pilgrimage to a saint’s shrine in Morocco, is celebrated for its ability to convey images and emotions stirred up by the sacred journey. As part of the repertory of ʿaita—a genre of sung poetry from the Moroccan plains and plateaus traditionally performed by professional female singer-danc…[Read more]
ʿAiṭa–a genre of sung poetry from the Moroccan Atlantic Plains and its adjacent territories—is regarded as the quintessential expression of the identity of the region. If it is possible to analyse the poetic language of ʿaiṭa in order to understand its significance among these populations, it is also critical to examine how the affective power of…[Read more]
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