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Author Monelle, Raymond
Title Musical Topic : Hunt, Military and Pastoral
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2006
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Plates -- Preface -- Note on Titles of Musical Works -- part one: topic theory -- 1. Topic and Expression -- 2. The Literary Source of Topic Theory -- 3. Signifier and Signified in Music -- part two: huntsmen -- 4. Signifier: The Hunting Horn -- 5. Signified: Hunts Noble and Ignoble -- 6. Musical Hunts -- 7. The Topic Established -- part three: soldiers -- 8. The Military Signifier: 1. The March -- 9. The Military Signifier: 2. The Military Trumpet and Its Players -- 10. The Military Signified -- 11. The Soldier Represented -- part four: shepherds -- 12. The Pastoral Signified: The Myth -- 13. The Pastoral Signifier -- 14. The Pastoral in Music -- 15. New Pastorals -- 16. Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Bibliography -- Index
The Musical Topic discusses three tropes prominently featured in Western European music: the hunt, the military, and the pastoral. Raymond Monelle provides an in-depth cultural and historical study of musical topics -- short melodic figures, harmonic or rhythmic formulae carrying literal or lexical meaning -- through consideration of their origin, thematization, manifestation, and meaning. The Musical Topic shows the connections of musical meaning to literature, social history, and the fine arts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Monelle, Raymond Musical Topic : Hunt, Military and Pastoral Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2006 9780253347664
Subject Music -- History and criticism.;Hunting music -- History and criticism.;Military music -- History and criticism.;Pastoral music (Secular) -- History and criticism.;Music -- Themes, motives.;Musical analysis.;Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
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