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fence

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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Brooks, Garth - No Fences

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 101 words.

The second album from new country’s shining star. Since the release of this 1990 collection Garth Brooks has gone on

No Fences (Garth Brooks album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The second album from new country’s shining star. Since the release of this 1990 collection Garth Brooks has gone on to become the biggest-selling USA solo recording artist of all ...

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King Creosote

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 295 words.

b. Kenny Anderson, Scotland. Anderson is a prolific Fife musician and head of Fence Records, described on their own website

MacDonald, Donald (1767)

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 300 words.

The son of a joiner, MacDonald served as a piper in the Rothesay and Caithness Fencibles from 1795 to 1802,

King Creosote

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Kenny Anderson, Scotland. Anderson is a prolific Fife musician and head of Fence Records, described on their own website as ‘a collective of musicians, artists, craftsfolk, chancers and...

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Cole Porter

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Peru, Ind., 1891; d Santa Monica, Calif., 1964).

Amer. composer. First stage prod. in NY was See America First, 1916. First big success was Wake Up and Dream, London 1929. There...

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Diddley bow

Paul Oliver.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 124 words.

Single-string chordophone of the southern USA. It usually consists of a length of wire the ends of which are attached to a wall of a frame house, the house acting as resonator. A...

Gretel

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 148 words.

(Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel). Sop. Daughter of Gertrud and Peter and sister of Hänsel. As there is no food to eat, she and her brother are sent by their mother to pick strawberries in...

Peachum, Mr

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 73 words.

1 (Gay: The Beggar's Opera). Bass. A ‘fence’, father of Polly. He is head of his gang of pick‐pockets. He plots against the highwayman Macheath, not realizing Polly has married...

Gretel

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel). Sop. Daughter of Gertrud and Peter and sister of Hänsel. As there is no food to eat, she and her brother are sent by their mother to pick strawberries in...

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Hardie, Matthew (1754–1826), violin maker

Mary Anne Alburger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms. 881 words.

Hardie, Matthew (1754–1826), violin maker, was born in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on 23 November 1754, a son of the clockmaker Stephen Hardie. He was apprenticed to a joiner, and on 19 May...

Andrews, Dwight

Lawrence Schenbeck.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 358 words.

(b Detroit, MI, Sept 24, 1951). American composer, theorist, and jazz saxophonist. He attended public schools in Detroit, including Cass Technical High School, where he studied jazz...

Johnson, Frank

Arthur R. La Brew.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Romantic Music. 578 words.

[Francis B. ]

(b Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 1792; d Philadelphia, PA, April 6, 1844). American violinist, Kent-bugle player, bandmaster, and composer. His early musical...

Jazz/Not Jazz

David Ake.

Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel Goldmark.

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 312 pages.

Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians who (and concepts, places, and practices that), though deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have...

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Amaculo Manihamba

Angela Impey.

in Song Walking

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 8784 words.

Chapter Two sketches the musical substructure of the book, discussing the organology and performance practice of the mouth harp, and its trade in southern Africa, known as isitolotolo or...

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Postcolonialism

Elsie Walker.

in Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Musicology and Music History. 33425 words.

This part begins by summarizing a foundational example of postcolonial film theory: “Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction” by Robert Stam and Louise Spence. After...

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Bowles, Paul

Virginia Spencer Carr.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Composition. 1391 words.

Bowles, Paul (30 December 1910–18 November 1999), composer, fiction writer, and translator, was born Paul Frederick Bowles in Jamaica, New York, the son of Claude Dietz Bowles, a dentist...

MacDonald, Donald (1766/7–1840), bagpipe maker and music publisher

Roderick D. Cannon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Instrument-building Firms; Publishing. 626 words.

MacDonald, Donald (1766/7–1840), bagpipe maker and music publisher, was born at Glenhinisdale, Skye. He was a piper in the 2nd battalion Caithness fencible regiment from 1795 to about 1802,...

Ophelia of the Nine Mile Beach

Michael Hannan.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 168 words.

Comic opera in one act by James Penberthy to his own libretto; Hobart, Tasmania, Theatre Royal, July 1965.

Ophelia (soprano), married to Harold (tenor), is infatuated with...

Saint of Bleecker Street, The

Bruce Archibald.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 401 words.

Musical drama in three acts by Gian Carlo Menotti to his own libretto; New York, Broadway Theatre, 27 December 1954.

The action takes place in ‘the present’ in the section...