Music: Music Theory

  • Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke: A Facsimile of the 1608 Edition book cover

    Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke

    A Facsimile of the 1608 Edition

    By Jessie Ann Owens, John Milsom

    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602) has long been regarded as the most important English music theorist of the early modern period. His treatise, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke was published in a luxurious folio format in 1597 and a second edition appeared in 1608. The three parts of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 
    Routledge

  • The Scientia artis musice of Hélie Salomon: Teaching Music in the Late Thirteenth Century: Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary book cover

    The Scientia artis musice of Hélie Salomon: Teaching Music in the Late Thirteenth Century

    Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary

    By Joseph Dyer

    Hélie Salomon’s Scientia artis musice (1274), is a practical manual devoted to basic concepts, psalmody, vocal pedagogy, the musical hand in singing, clefs as indicators of the tone (mode) to which a piece belongs, and practical instruction in the singing of four-voice parallel organum. Joseph…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge

  • Musical Improvisation and Open Form in the Age of Beethoven book cover

    Musical Improvisation and Open Form in the Age of Beethoven

    Edited by Gianmario Borio, Angela Carone

    Improvisation was a crucial aspect of musical life in Europe from the late eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth, representing a central moment in both public occasions and the private lives of many artists. Composers dedicated themselves to this practice at length while…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Music—Psychoanalysis—Musicology book cover

    Music—Psychoanalysis—Musicology

    Edited by Samuel Wilson

    There is a growing interest in what psychoanalytic theory brings to studying and researching music. Bringing together established scholars within the field, as well as emerging voices, this collection outlines and advances psychoanalytic approaches to our understanding of a range of musics—from the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Praise of Musicke, 1586: An Edition with Commentary book cover

    The Praise of Musicke, 1586

    An Edition with Commentary

    By Hyun-Ah Kim

    This volume provides the first printed critical edition of The Praise of Musicke (1586), keeping the original text intact and accompanied by an analytical commentary. Against the Puritan attacks on liturgical music, The Praise of Musicke, the first apologetic treatise on music in English,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson book cover

    Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson

    By Terumi Narushima

    This book explores the emerging area of microtonality through an examination of the tuning theories of Erv Wilson. It is the first publication to offer a broad discussion of this influential theorist whose innovations have far-reaching ramifications for microtonal tuning systems. This study…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Music Theory

  • Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860–1960 book cover

    Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860–1960

    Edited by Deborah Mawer

    This edited volume of case studies presents a selective history of French music and culture, but one with a dynamic difference. Eschewing a traditional chronological account, the book explores the nature of relationships between one main period, broadly the 'long' modernist era 1860–1960, and its…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear book cover

    Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear

    By Nicholas Attfield, Ben Winters

    In his 1985 book The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and Others, Peter Franklin set out a challenge for musicology: namely, how best to talk and write about the music of modern European culture that fell outside of the modernist mainstream typified by Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern? Thirty years on, this…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Samuel Beckett, Repetition and Modern Music book cover

    Samuel Beckett, Repetition and Modern Music

    By John McGrath

    Music abounds in twentieth- century Irish literature. Whether it be the "thought-tormented" music of Joyce’s "The Dead", the folk tunes and opera that resound throughout Ulysses, or the four- part threnody in Beckett’s Watt, it is clear that the influence of music on the written word in Ireland is…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World: Essays in Honour of Owen Wright book cover

    Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World

    Essays in Honour of Owen Wright

    Edited by Rachel Harris, Martin Stokes

    This volume of original essays is dedicated to Owen Wright in recognition of his formative contribution to the study of music in the Islamic Middle East. Wright’s work, which comprises, at the time of writing, six field-defining volumes and countless articles, has reconfigured the relationship…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Live-Electronic Music: Composition, Performance, Study book cover

    Live-Electronic Music

    Composition, Performance, Study

    Edited by Friedemann Sallis, Valentina Bertolani, Jan Burle, Laura Zattra

    During the twentieth century, electronic technology enabled the explosive development of new tools for the production, performance, dissemination and conservation of music. The era of the mechanical reproduction of music has, rather ironically, opened up new perspectives, which have contributed to…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse book cover

    Music-Dance

    Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse

    Edited by Patrizia Veroli, Gianfranco Vinay

    Music-Dance explores the identity of choreomusical work, its complex authorship and its modes of reception as well as the cognitive processes involved in the reception of dance performance. Scholars of dance and music analyse the ways in which a musical score changes its prescriptive status when it…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16 
    Routledge
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

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