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On Chansons notated in Fa-clefs, by Peter Woetmann Christoffersen

The aim of this text is to investigate the traditions of alternative notations, which form the background for Ockeghem’s famous canon “Prenez sur moy”, the final song of the Copenhagen […]

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Rachmaninov’s Aleko: Theoretical Reflections on the Russian-Gypsy Soul, by ILdar Khannanov

It is dusk and the young Gypsy clings to his Zemfira. Both Gypsies hope to remain until daylight, despite the dire tragedy they know this might bring. If Zemifa’s non-Gypsy […]

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Reading Laborde, Ockeghem’s chansons in Laborde

Originally published in: Johannes Ockeghem. Actes du XLe Colloque international d’études humanistes Tours, 3-8 février 1997, Klincksieck 1998, pp. 253-270. READING LABORDE The Significance of Johannes Ockeghem’s chansons in the […]

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Riccardiana I and the Loire Valley Chansonniers, by Peter Woetmann Christoffersen

The French musical manuscript in Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, Ms. 2794, and the ‘Loire Valley’ chansonniers http://chansonniers.pwch.dk/NOTES/Flo2794art.html

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Schoenberg, Unfolding, and “Composing With Twelve Tones”, by John Bracket

Schoenberg, Unfolding, and “Composing With Twelve Tones”: A Case Study (Op. 25/I) John Brackett Introduction “Composition is: thinking in tones and rhythms. Every piece of music is the presentation of […]

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Syntonality – A New System of Harmony, by Dana Richardson

This article has been inadvertently deleted and is now again at your disposition Syntonality is a system of composition designed to provide composers with the ability to control the tension/relaxation […]

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Text and Music as ‘Spiel’, Ockeghem’s Chanson L’aultre d’antan

Originally published in: International Journal of Musicology 2 – 1993, pp. 61-83 Text and Music as ‘Spiel’ – Humour in Ockeghem’s Chanson “L’aultre d’antan” “Dufay the Reader”2 is the title […]

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Text, Music, and Liturgy in Johannes Ockeghem’s Masses

Originally published in Musica Disciplina XLIV (1990), pp. 185-231 In his “Livre de l’Esperance”1 (ca. 1429/30), Alain Chartier developed a favourite topic of the 15th century which became the main […]

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THE ILLUSORY MOZART: SELFISH MEMES IN THE PRIESTS’ MARCHES, by Steven Jan

Steven Jan THE ILLUSORY MOZART: SELFISH MEMES IN THE PRIESTS’ MARCHES FROM IDOMENEO AND DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Julian Rushton I want to claim almost limitless power for slightly inaccurate self-replicating […]

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The Relation between Minor Mode Music and Sadness, by Milton D. Heifetz

The Relationship Between Minor Mode Music And Sadness By Milton C. Heifetz There appears to be a general consensus among musicologists that music written in the minor mode is more […]

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