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English Catholic Music after the Reformation to 1750

Andrew Cichy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

English Catholic Music After the Reformation to 1750 Introduction As late as 1970, the Oxford Companion to Music still claimed that, apart fro...

English-Speaking Caribbean

Timothy Rommen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

English-Speaking CaribbeanIntroductionThe English-speaking Caribbean is extraordinarily rich in its musical diversity. This region within a region is ...


Bruno Nettl

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

EthnomusicologyIntroductionEthnomusicology is most frequently defined as the study of music in its relationship to the rest of human culture, and as t...


W. Anthony Sheppard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

ExoticismIntroductionIn much of the extensive literature on the subject, exoticism is considered a form of representation in which peoples, places, an...

Falla, Manuel de

Michael Christoforidis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Manuel De Falla Introduction Manuel de Falla (b. 1876–d. 1946) is recognized as the leading Spanish composer of the 20th century, best known f...

Fauré, Gabriel

Erick Arenas

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gabriel Fauré Introduction Gabriel Fauré (b. 1845–d. 1924) was arguably the most influential French composer of the late 19th and early 20th c...

Field, John

Majella Boland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

John FieldIntroductionThe perception of John Field (b. 1782–d. 1837) as the father of the piano nocturne genre dominates Field historiography. As a po...

Film Music

James Wierzbicki

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Film MusicIntroductionThe English-language literature on film music dates back to c. 1909, when advice columns on film accompaniment (likely for solo ...

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Folk MusicIntroductionFolk music, a widely used but controversial term, means oral-tradition music by and for peasants/the working class in regional c...

Foster, Stephen

Deane L. Root, Codee Spinner

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Stephen FosterIntroductionStephen Collins Foster (b. Lawrence, near Pittsburgh, PA, 4 July 1826–d. New York, 13 January 1864) was the first profession...

Franck, César

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

César FranckIntroductionCésar Franck (b. 1822–d. 1890) was a polarizing figure in 19th-century French music. An organ professor at the Conservatoire, ...

Francophone Caribbean, Music in the

Jerome Camal

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Music in the Francophone CaribbeanIntroductionThe Francophone Caribbean is a complex region: while it shares a history of French colonialism, it is al...

French-American Colonial Music

Élisabeth Gallat-Morin

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

French-American Colonial MusicIntroductionFrench colonial possessions included an important part of North America (called New France in the 17th and 1...

Frescobaldi, Girolamo

Christine Jeanneret

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Girolamo Frescobaldi Introduction Even during his lifetime, Girolamo Frescobaldi (b. 1583–d. 1643) was considered a prodigious virtuoso as wel...


Paul Walker

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Fugue Introduction The word fugue (fuga in Latin, Fuge in German) has been applied to music continuously since the late Middle Ages, and so has...

Gabrieli, Giovanni

David Bryant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Giovanni GabrieliIntroductionGiovanni Gabrieli (b. c. 1554/7–d. 1612) is generally regarded as the supreme representative of large-scale Venetian cere...

Gender and Sexuality in Music

Emily Wilbourne

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Gender and Sexuality in MusicIntroductionThe field of gender and sexuality studies emerged in the wake of feminist musicology and work on women in mus...

Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Carlo

Alexandra Amati-Camperi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Introduction Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza, and so on (b. 1566–d. 1613) is perhaps the mos...

Gibbons, Orlando

Richard Turbet

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Orlando GibbonsIntroductionOrlando Gibbons was born into a musical family in Cambridge, and was baptized on Christmas Day, 25 December 1583. His fathe...

Glass, Philip

Ryan Ebright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Philip GlassIntroductionPhilip Glass (b. 1937) is one of the key American composers and performers associated with musical minimalism, alongside Steve...

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