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parody mass

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Lat. Missa parodia).

Misleading term for a 15th‐ and 16th‐cent. Mass which incorporated material derived from a motet, chanson, or madrigal. There was nothing of ‘parody’ about...

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Parody Mass

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 40 words.

Misleading term for a 15th‐ and 16th‐cent. Mass that incorporated material derived from a motet, chanson, or madrigal. There was nothing of ‘parody’ about this practice, merely the use of...

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parody mass

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Lat. Missa parodia).

Misleading term for a 15th‐ and 16th‐cent. Mass which incorporated material derived from a motet, chanson, or madrigal. There was nothing of ‘parody’ about...

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parody mass

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 300 words.

A polyphonic cyclic setting of the Ordinary of the Roman Mass based on the imitative texture of a pre-existing polyphonic composition. The term, however, reflects a modern misunderstanding...

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Parody mass

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 95 words.

A musical setting of the five movements of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass that is unified by the presence of the entire texture of a pre-existing polyphonic work, represented...

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Parody Mass

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 38 words.

Misleading term for a 15th‐ and 16th‐cent. Mass which incorporated material derived from a motet, chanson, or madrigal. There

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Listening to Parody in the Mass in B Minor

Daniel R. Melamed.

in Listening to Bach

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 8585 words.

Writings about Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor are dominated by discussions of parody, the origin of most of the Mass in music Bach had composed for other texts and purposes. There...

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Black Mass

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A popular name for: (1) a Requiem Mass, so called from the custom of using black vestments; and (2) a parody of the Mass celebrated with blasphemous intent.

(1) a...

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Johann Sebastian Bach – B Minor Mass

Dennis Shrock.

in Choral Monuments

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 19090 words.

Historical discussion focuses on the lineage of the Bach family, compositions determined by circumstances of employment, the composition of Lutheran Masses, the possible rationale for...

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The T-Mass: quis scrutatur?

John Milsom.

in Early Music

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 6979 words.

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How do we make sense of ‘parody Masses’ and related phenomena from the long 16th century? What critical and analytical approaches might we adopt, and...

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Sacred Choral Music of the Renaissance, II (1525–1600)

Chester L. Alwes.

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 10715 words.

This chapter examines the substitution of syntactic imitation for cantus firmus as the basic formal premise of sixteenth-century sacred choral music. Beginning with the post-Josquin...

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Marle, Nicolas de

Frank Dobbins.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 226 words.

(fl 1544–68). French composer. The title-page of his parody mass on Mithou’s O gente brunette printed by Du Chemin in 1568 describes him as choirmaster at Noyon Cathedral. Both his...

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Listening to Bach

Daniel R. Melamed.

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 176 pages.

Modern audiences can learn to listen to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor BWV 232 and Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 in ways that reflect eighteenth-century sensibilities and that...

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Thomas Berger

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1924–),

Cincinnati-born author, long resident in New York, whose works include Crazy in Berlin (1958), the beginning of a comic saga about Carlo Reinhart, a happy GI in occupied...

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‘The Parodist’s Game’: Scrutiny of Cultural Play in Jonathan Coe’s What a Carve Up!

Michael Shallcross.

in Adaptation

August 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 10268 words.

For F. R. Leavis, parody ‘is always the worst enemy of creative genius’, and consequently ‘people who are really interested in creative originality regard the parodist’s game with distaste...

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Spongopoeus [Spongopaeus] Gistebnicenus [Gistebnicensis, Jistebnický], Paulus

Jana Vozková and Jan Baťa.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 270 words.

[Pavel]

(b Jistebnitz (now Jistebnice), c. 1560; d Kuttenberg (now Kutná Hora), 1619). Bohemian composer. During the 1580s and 90s he was a cantor in Přestitz (Přeštice near...

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The Rocambolesque and the Modern Enchantment of Popular Fiction

Robin Walz.

in The Re-Enchantment of the World

January 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 6508 words.

This chapter contends that the “rocambolesque” is evidence of the counterintuitive possibility for mass production and consumption to yield specifically modern enchantments, both...

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Robert Walker

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Northampton, 1946).

Eng. composer. Chorister at St Matthew's, Northampton. Org. and schoolmaster for 5 years in Grimsby, then freelance composer. Lived in Elgar's Sussex cottage...

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Rosso [Roth], Hieronymus

August Scharnagl.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Baroque Music. 102 words.

[Girolamo]

(b Ancona; fl 1614). German composer and organist of Italian birth. In his only known work, Missae quatuor octonis vocibus, quae variis instrumentis chorisque coniunctis...

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The Tears of L’Intran

Allen Douglas.

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

May 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5275 words.

This chapter discusses the “tears of L'Intran”, which illustrated the satirical attack on the confrontational mass press and the techniques that brought humor from tragedy. The discussion...

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Richnovinus, Georgius

Jana Vozková and Jan Baťa.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 360 words.

[Rychnovský, Jiří]

(b Rychnov, east Bohemia, c1545; d Chrudim, east Bohemia, 1616). Bohemian composer. From 1570 he was an organist in Chrudim, where he was commissioned by the...

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