Canadian University Music Review

Articles from Vol. 15, 1995

Antiquity and the Middle Ages: From Ancient Greece to the 15th Century
James McKinnon, ed. Antiquity and the Middle Ages: From Ancient Greece to the 15th Century. Music and Society. Englewood Cliffs: New Jersey, 1990. x, 337 pp. ISBN 0-13-036153-4 (hardcover), ISBN 0-13-036161-5 (paperback).1. James McKinnon: "Early Western...
Introduction to Man and Music/Music and Society Series
We begin a series of reviews devoted to the volumes of the Man and Music/ Music and Society series under the general editorship of Stanley Sadie and distributed in North America by Prentice-Hall Incorporated. The stated goal of the eight volumes of this...
Is Complex Music Socially Significant? Doing Ethnomusicology in South Asia
This paper has a dual purpose: to highlight significant social content within the complex musical traditions of South Asian elite culture and to relate this explicitly ethnomusicological project to the context of "mainstream" Western rnusicology.1 In...
Le Domaine Musical : Pierre Boulez et Vingt Ans De Création Contemporaine
Jésus Aguila. Le Domaine musical : Pierre Boulez et vingt ans de création contemporaine. Paris : Fayard, 1992. 506 p. ISBN 2-213-02532-0.La création musicale et la diffusion de la musique contemporaine en France se trouvent depuis longtemps associées...
Missa Pape Marcelli, Missa Aeterna Christi Munera/Mass for Four Voices, Mass for Five Voices, Infelix ego/The Fairy Queen/Messiah
Palestrina: Missa Pape Marcelli, Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Sumerly, conductor. NAXOS 8.550573, produced by Murray Khouri.Byrd: Mass for Four Voices, Mass for Five Voices, Infelix ego, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Sumerly, conductor....
Music in Renaissance Magic: Toward a Historiography of Others
Gary Tomlinson. Music in Renaissance Magic: Toward a Historiography of Others. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1993. xvi, 291 pp. ISBN 0-226-80791-6 (hardcover).In a recent article by Bruno Nettl entitled "The Dual Nature of Ethnomusicology...
Music in the Medieval English Liturgy. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society Centennial Essays
Susan Rankin and David Hiley, eds. Music in the Medieval English Liturgy. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society Centennial Essays. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. viii, 413 pp. ISBN 0-19-316125-7 (hardcover).The last decade and a half has witnessed a few...
On the Role of Vocal Idioms in Singing
In the modern scholarly literature about vocal music, there is little to be found regarding the parameters of vocal usage that constitute distinctive vocal idioms, that is, the specific vocal techniques used in the performance of particular styles of...
The Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/La Société Canadienne D'étude Du Dix-Huitième Siècle
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan13-16 October 1994The twentieth conference of this society was held at the Delta Bessborough hotel in Saskatoon from 13-16 October 1994, under the sponsorship of the University of Saskatchewan. The task of organizing this complex...
The Late Baroque Era: From the 1660s to 1740
George J. Buelow, editor. The Late Baroque Era: From the 1660s to 1740. Music and Society. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1993. xii, 522 pp. ISBN 0-13-104340-4 (hardcover), ISBN 0-13-529983-7 (paperback), referred to below as II:1. George...
The Nineteenth-Century German Lied
Lorraine Gorrell. The Nineteenth-Century German Lied. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1993. 398 pp. ISBN 0-931340-59-4 (hardcover).While the German Lied in the nineteenth century has an extensive literature spanning almost a century, there has been a significant...
The Organ in Western Culture, 750-1250
Peter Williams. The Organ in Western Culture, 750-1250. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xx, 397 pp. ISBN 0-521-41843-7.The history of organ building often begins with a brief reference to the hydraulis known in Greek...
Topos, Text, and the Parody Problem in Bach's Mass in B Minor, Bwv 232*
Although Johann Sebastian Bach's use of parody and borrowing techniques is well-documented,1 determination of the specific criteria by which he chose appropriate sources remains problematic. Indeed, recent scholarship in this area presents two disparate...
Wagner Androgyne: A Study in Interpretation
Jean-Jacques Nattiez. Wagner Androgyne: A Study in Interpretation. Translated by Stewart Spencer. Princeton Studies in Opera. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. xx, 359 pp. ISBN 0-691-09141-2 (hardcover).In early 1854, Wagner opined to August...
With a Song in Her Heart: A Celebration of Canadian Women Composers through Performance and Discussion
University of Windsor, Ontario11-12 March 1994Prompted by a recent spate of publications and by several similar conferences in the United States, the Windsor conference offered a unique look at the Canadian experience of women composers, past and present,...
Zouk: World Music in the West Indies
Jocelyne Guilbault, with Gage Averill, Edouard Benoît, and Gregory Rabess. Zouk: World Music in the West Indies. Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. xxv, 279 pp., compact disc included. ISBN 0-226-31041-8 (hardcover),...