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After Teleology

Jeremy Grimshaw.

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 3580 words.

This concluding chapter includes brief discussions of some of Young’s later works (including Chronos Kristalla and Just Charles & Cello) and seeks to draw together the various strands of...

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Assessment for Music Learning

William I. Bauer.

in Music Learning Today

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 4662 words.

Assessment is an essential aspect of teaching and learning. Not only is assessment necessary to determine if students have learned what teachers think they have taught, but it also informs...

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Back to Modernism. Back to Futurism. Back to New York (1948–1975)

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 15194 words.

Carter’s mid-life oeuvre much of it composed in Europe, can be divided into three phases. From the Cello Sonata to the Variations for Orchestra he achieved a synthesis of European...

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Bagatelles

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 7609 words.

In his final decade, Carter composed with an unprecedented fluency, turning out a stream of compositions, large and small, for a wide variety of ensembles. Many of these works recall the...

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A Brief Life of a Very Long Life

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 6669 words.

This chapter outlines the known facts about Carter’s life and tracks the reception history of his music. Carter grew up in a comfortable upper middle class New York household and was...

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Carter

David Schiff.

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 296 pages.

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other...

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Carter vs. Poets (Round 1)

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 3989 words.

With A Mirror on which to Dwell, composed in 1975, Carter returned to vocal music and to modern American poetry. Mirror, to poems of Elizabeth Bishop, was soon followed by Syringa (John...

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Carter vs. Poets (Round 2)

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 8521 words.

Alongside the lucid, transparent instrumental works of his last years, Carter composed seven works for voice and ensemble that set poetry by the founding generation of American literary...

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A Conceptual Framework for Technology-Assisted Music Learning

William I. Bauer.

in Music Learning Today

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 6276 words.

This chapter serves as an introduction to the book and the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) conceptual framework around which the book is designed. The discussion...

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Creating Music

William I. Bauer.

in Music Learning Today

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 11160 words.

Grounded in the research and best practice literature, chapter 3 discusses concepts and skills, pedagogies, and technology related to musical creativity. Creativity is usually an assumed...

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Creative Process I

Stephen A. Crist.

in Dave Brubeck's Time Out

November 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 10774 words.

This chapter provides thumbnail sketches of each composition on Time Out, informed by manuscript sources. It also includes consideration of the disposition of solos, as well as discussion...

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Creative Process II

Stephen A. Crist.

in Dave Brubeck's Time Out

November 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 6688 words.

Among Dave Brubeck’s personal audio recordings are about two dozen takes of “Take Five,” which preceded the full-length version on Time Out and the shorter single release version. This...

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Cross-Genre Synthesis

Stephen A. Crist.

in Dave Brubeck's Time Out

November 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 8015 words.

The story of Time Out involves the surprising juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements and an artistic vision that encompasses musical cultures from around the world. The present...

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Dave Brubeck's Time Out

Stephen A. Crist.

November 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Book. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 288 pages.

This book is the first full-length study of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, one of the most commercially successful albums in the history of jazz. Although the music of Time Out is...

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Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

Jeremy Grimshaw.

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 264 pages.

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers--and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the...

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Elliott Carter Now

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 2659 words.

Anyone writing about Elliott Carter today must deal with the lack of a critical biography and the reticence and occasional inaccuracies of his own biographical statements, and the lack of a...

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Epilogue

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 2055 words.

A final assessment of Carter’s character and musical preoccupations sparked by a 2012 Youtube video of a conversation between the composer and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. At 103 Carter still...

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Farewell Symphonies

David Schiff.

in Carter

August 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 3007 words.

A discussion of three of Carter’s final works: The American Sublime, his last song cycle (to poetry of Wallace Stevens), Instances, his last orchestral work, and Epigrams, his last chamber...

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Getting Inside the Sound

Jeremy Grimshaw.

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 16573 words.

This chapter examines the transitional but highly influential works La Monte Young composed as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley, as a composer for Anna Halprin’s dance studio, and as a...

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The Ideology of the Drone

Jeremy Grimshaw.

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 12873 words.

This chapter examines how, in the 1960s, Young made the transformation from brash enfant terrible to musical mystic. It also explores how the development of Young’s mystical persona...

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