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Routledge Research in Music


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, film, religion, politics, and science, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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The Intersection of Animation, Video Games, and Music Making Movement Sing

The Intersection of Animation, Video Games, and Music: Making Movement Sing

1st Edition

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Edited By Lisa Scoggin, Dana Plank
April 21, 2023

In both video games and animated films, worlds are constructed through a combination of animation, which defines what players see on the screen, and music and sound, which provide essential cues to action, emotion, and narrative. This book offers a rich exploration of the intersections between ...

Women in Convent Spaces and the Music Networks of Early Modern Barcelona

Women in Convent Spaces and the Music Networks of Early Modern Barcelona

1st Edition

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By Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita
February 10, 2023

This book presents the first study of music in convent life in a single Hispanic city, Barcelona, during the early modern era. Exploring how convents were involved in the musical networks operating in sixteenth-century Barcelona, it challenges the invisibility of women in music history and reveals ...

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States Extending the Legacy of Kate Van Winkle Keller

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States: Extending the Legacy of Kate Van Winkle Keller

1st Edition

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Edited By Laura Lohman
January 09, 2023

This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to ...

Musical Topics and Musical Performance

Musical Topics and Musical Performance

1st Edition

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Edited By Julian Hellaby
December 30, 2022

The principal purpose of topics in musicology has been to identify meaning-bearing units within a composition that would have been understood by contemporary audiences and therefore also to later receivers, albeit in a different context and with a need for historically-aware listening. Since ...

Singers, Scores and Sounds Making New Connections and Transforming Voices

Singers, Scores and Sounds: Making New Connections and Transforming Voices

1st Edition

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By Ellen Hooper
December 30, 2022

This book develops ways of discussing musical practices to articulate a new approach to understanding connections between recordings, singers, and singing.  Centred around materials from the mid-twentieth century, this book focuses on a time when composers and performers were questioning the idea ...

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 1 Towards an Early Maturity

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 1: Towards an Early Maturity

1st Edition

By Brian Newbould
October 25, 2022

Schubert’s Workshop offers a fresh study of the composer’s compositional technique and its development, rooted in the author’s experience of realising performing versions of Franz Schubert’s unfinished works. Through close examination of Schubert’s use of technical and structural devices, Brian ...

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 2 Mastery and Beyond

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 2: Mastery and Beyond

1st Edition

By Brian Newbould
October 25, 2022

Schubert’s Workshop offers a fresh study of the composer’s compositional technique and its development, rooted in the author’s experience of realising performing versions of Franz Schubert’s unfinished works. Through close examination of Schubert’s use of technical and structural devices, Brian ...

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume I Historical Perspectives: Creating the Metropolis; Delineating the Other

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume I: Historical Perspectives: Creating the Metropolis; Delineating the Other

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Davidson, Michael Halliwell, Stephanie Rocke
August 01, 2022

There can be little doubt that opera and emotion are inextricably linked. From dramatic plots driven by energetic producers and directors to the conflicts and triumphs experienced by all associated with opera’s staging to the reactions and critiques of audience members, emotion is omnipresent in ...

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume II Applied Perspectives: Compositions and Performances

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume II: Applied Perspectives: Compositions and Performances

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Davidson, Michael Halliwell, Stephanie Rocke
August 01, 2022

There can be little doubt that opera and emotion are inextricably linked. From dramatic plots driven by energetic producers and directors to the conflicts and triumphs experienced by all associated with opera’s staging to the reactions and critiques of audience members, emotion is omnipresent in ...

Music and Performance in the Book of Hours

Music and Performance in the Book of Hours

1st Edition

By Michael Alan Anderson
June 15, 2022

This study uncovers the musical foundations and performance suggestions of books of hours, guides to prayer that were the most popular and widespread books of the late Middle Ages. Exploring a variety of musical genres and sections of books of hours with musical implications, this book presents a ...

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

1st Edition

By David Symons
May 30, 2022

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers examines the music of a historically and artistically significant group of Australian composers active during the later post-colonial period (1930s–c. 1960). These composers sought to establish a uniquely Australian identity through the evocation of the country’s ...

Medievalism and Nationalism in German Opera Euryanthe to Lohengrin

Medievalism and Nationalism in German Opera: Euryanthe to Lohengrin

1st Edition

By Michael S. Richardson
May 30, 2022

Medievalism, or the reception or interpretation of the Middle Ages, was a prominent aesthetic for German opera composers in the first half of the nineteenth century. A healthy competition to establish a Germanic operatic repertory arose at this time, and fascination with medieval times served a ...

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