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dc.contributor.authorTrippett, DJ
dc.contributor.editorRehding, A
dc.contributor.editorRings, S
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-08T14:35:09Z
dc.date.available2021-06-08T14:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-31
dc.identifier.isbn9780190454746
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323576
dc.description.abstractMelody is a fundamental concept in Western musical thought; it connotes the form and affective power of successive sounds in motion, perceived as an aesthetic unity. Yet for many writers, melody does not exist as an autonomous form, and for those who credit its existence, few agree on what it is, or how it functions in relation to harmonic voice leading and phrase rhythm. This chapter examines the historical emergence of a theory of melody in the West, from Aristoxenus to Leonard Bernstein; it traces the rich intellectual currents that saw melody variously coupled to ideas of voice, schemes of rhythmic symmetry, overtones, spatial organization, theories of evolution, and computational analysis.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.subjectvoice
dc.subjectmelos
dc.subjectDahlhaus
dc.subjecthistory of theory
dc.subjectKurth
dc.subjectintervals
dc.subjectRousseau
dc.subjectRichard Wagner
dc.subjectovertones
dc.subjectpeak pitch
dc.titleMelody
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.edition1st
prism.endingPage440
prism.number16
prism.publicationDate2020
prism.publicationNameThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory
prism.startingPage401
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.71035
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190454746.001.0001
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-31
dc.contributor.orcidTrippett, David [0000-0002-1252-0324]
dc.publisher.urlhttps://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190454746.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190454746-e-24en
dcterms.isPartOfThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (PLP-2014-336)
cam.issuedOnline2015-01-06


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