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The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Julie Brown and Annette Davison (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This book explores the sonic dimension of film exhibition in Britain, from the emergence of cinema through to the introduction of synchronized sound. With contributions from many of the acknowledged ... More

Sounds of WarMusic in the United States during World War II

Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Annegret Fauser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is the first comprehensive study of classical music in the United States during World War II. Whether as an instrument of propaganda or as a form of entertainment, classical music had a ... More

South PacificParadise Rewritten

South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Jim Lovensheimer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the development of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical South Pacific. In particular, it notes how the team balanced the creation of a commercially ... More

Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More

Sovereign FeminineMusic and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew Head

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between about 1770 and 1800 in central and northern German states, female musicians flourished as performers and composers, their achievements celebrated by some contemporary male critics as ... More

Special SoundThe Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Louis Niebur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book chronicles how in the late 1950s, the BBC established Britain's own electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, in opposition to famous academic studios in Continental Europe and ... More

Spinning Mambo into SalsaCaribbean Dance in Global Commerce

Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce

Juliet McMains

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199324637
eISBN:
9780190246068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324637.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book chronicles histories of salsa dance in the United States, starting from its incarnation as mambo in the late 1940s, through the creation of salsa as a musical genre in the 1970s, into the ... More

Spirit SongAfro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Marc Gidal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199368211
eISBN:
9780199368242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368211.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book explains how a multi-faith community in Brazil uses music both to combine and segregate three Afro-Brazilian religions: Batuque, Umbanda, and Quimbanda. It is the first book-length study in ... More

Spirits Rejoice!Jazz and American Religion

Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Jason Bivins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is a study of religions in the history of American jazz, and of jazz’s contributions to American religions. Going beyond extant biographical studies of individual exemplars, or cursory ... More

Squeeze This!A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Marion Jacobson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

No other instrument has witnessed such a dramatic rise to popularity—and precipitous decline—as the accordion. This book is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of ... More

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