Canadian University Music Review

Articles from Vol. 2, 1981

An Early Eighteenth-Century Discussion of Musical Acoustics by ÉTienne Loulié
The seventeenth century was a period of dynamic discovery in the physical sciences. The studies of astronomy and dynamics underwent perhaps the most noteworthy metamorphoses (see Toulmin 1961:4). In astronomy, the improvement of the telescope by Galileo...
Canadian Music of the Twentieth Century
GEORGE A. PROCTOR. Canadian Music of the Twentieth Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980, xxvi, 297 pp.George Proctor has recognized the long-standing need for a guide to the rapidly expanding body of Canadian contemporary music. Unlike...
Communications
To the Editors:I would like to compliment you on the interesting and attractive first issue of the Canadian University Music Review. In case you intend to have a "Letters to the Editors" section I should like to make the following comments:1) In the...
Healey Willan's Quest for a String Quartet
Healey Willan's activity as a composer of chamber music dates mainly from the earlier part of his career, an activity which culminated in the years 1915-16 (by which time the composer was living in Canada) with the appearance of his three greatest accomplishments...
Musicians in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Finding List
KATHLEEN M. TOOMEY and STEPHEN C. WILLIS, eds. Musicians in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Finding List. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Music Libraries, 1981, xiv, 185 pp.It is perhaps unfortunate for the editors that this reviewer received her copy...
Music Publishing in the Canadas, 1800-1867
MARIA CALDERISI. Music Publishing in the Canadas, 1800-1867. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1981, x, 128.In studying the development of music of a country, especially a relatively new country such as Canada, one cannot disregard the ancillary subjects...
The Processions of Sarum and the Western Church
TERENCE BAILEY: The Processions of Sarum and the Western Church. [Studies and Texts, No. 21.) Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1971, xv. 208 pp.Primary research into medieval music often results in one of several distinct kinds of...
The Social Interpretation of Modern Jazz
Introduction1The history of jazz, unlike that of classical music, has always tended to be viewed in social as well as musical terms. Although its exact origins and earliest development are still unclear, jazz emerged as the folk art of a specific group...
Toward a Sociology of Musical Styles*
The idea that different groups and societies create and appreciate their own stylistically distinguishable kinds of music is not one that would be likely to invite dissension from musicians or sociologists. Neither, on the face of it, is the assumption...