Words and Music





    Words and Music

    John Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 2005

    Hardback 264pp

    9780853236191   Product Code: 66799

    This volume brings together nine essays in the relatively young discipline of word and music studies or, in Lawrence Kramer's term, melopoetics. The essay topics are: mimesis, gesture and parody in musical word-setting; rhetoric and music; Eminem and dialogics; English choral translators; pyramids, symbols and butterflies in 'Nacht' from Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire; music and text in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw; Erik Satie; coherence and fragmentation in post 1950 vocal music; and popular songwriting.

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