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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Act music

Jack Westrup.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 179 words.

Music specially written for the celebration of the Act at the University of Oxford in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The Act, held originally in July, was a traditional function...

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Bubblegum (USA) (USA)

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Musical Form. 571 words.

[bubblegum pop; bubblegum rock; teenybopper sound]

A genre of American music which flourished during the late 1960s and early 1970s, with some commentators claiming the...

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