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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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A Cole Porter Companion

Edited by Don M. Randel, Matthew R. Shaftel and Susan Forscher Weiss.

June 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 400 pages.

Balancing sophisticated melodies and irresistible rhythms with lyrics by turns cynical and passionate, Cole Porter sent American song soaring. Timeless works like I Get a Kick Out of You an...

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Serra, Junípero (24 Nov 1713)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 316 words.

Baptized Miguel José, upon joining the Franciscan order at age 17 he took the name of Junípero, after a companion

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Honor among Women

Mary Sue Welsh.

in One Woman in a Hundred

January 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 3902 words.

This chapter details events following the start of the 1935–36 season. During the season, Stokowski took another important step in eliminating the gender barrier that still stood firm in...

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Off the Record

Neal Peres da Costa.

May 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 384 pages.

Early piano recordings provide audible evidence of the performing practices of late-Romantic pianists, practices that often differ radically from the present. Comparing these practices with...

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Thirty-Five. A Rare Vintage

Steve Swayne.

in Orpheus in Manhattan

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Musicology and Music History. 10221 words.

Schuman's opera The Mighty Casey had never received a professional production until 1986, when Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, gave the opera the loving treatment Schuman had long...

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The Wizard, the Troll, and the Fortress

William Cheng.

in Sound Play

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Ethnomusicology. 10474 words.

Whereas preceding chapters deal mostly with games’ recorded audio materials, Chapter 5 considers the human voices that players project via microphones into online multiplayer gameworlds....

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Midwestern Musicals

Gayle Sherwood Magee.

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 8378 words.

Three out of Altman’s final four projects are highly collaborative works based in the Midwest, saturated with music, and suffused with nostalgia. The Company follows a year in the life of a...

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Davids, Brent Michael

Kay Edwards.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American Music; Contemporary Music. 487 words.

[Blue Butterfly ]

(b Madison, WI, June 4, 1959). American composer and flutist of Mohican descent (enrolled member of Stockbridge Band of Mohican Nation). He earned degrees in...

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Robert Altman’s Soundtracks

Gayle Sherwood Magee.

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 312 pages.

American director Robert Altman first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970) and directed more than thirty feature films in subsequent decades until his...

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