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Volume 32

Introduction to Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson Aaron Copland's output for voice and piano is very small, consisting only of a handful of early songs, the Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, and arrangements of two short sets of Old American Songs. Although composed within the same time period, the Old…
Two distinct categories of harmonic behavior can be discerned in The Rite of Spring. One operates on the principle of pedal point or sustained core harmony combined with ostinato. Virtually all the internal sections—that is, those enclosed by the Introduction of Part I and Danse sacrale of Part II—use this…
In a fundamental sense, all musicians are educators, whether we acknowledge it or even intend it.1 It is our students and purposes that vary. Consequently, the music education profession traditionally refers to only those individuals who prepare music teachers and administrators for careers in public and private schools, and those…
It is surprising how the meaning of a term can shift over time. As a concept achieves acceptance and is subjected to broader application, it may outgrow its original appellation and acquire a new one. Alternatively, the original name might be retained long after the concept has evolved into something…
Evaluation of college music instruction must be performed to assess the work of several different missions pursued by college music faculty. In the typical college music department, the main missions are those of the academic teachers of music classes, the conductors of performing groups, and the studio teachers of solo…
Selle v. Gibb and the Forensic Analysis of PlagiarismWritten by M. Fletcher ReynoldsSymposium Volume 32 Ronald H. Selle, an Illinois antique dealer with a master's degree in music education, composed popular and religious songs and played locally in a small band. One day in 1978 while Selle was working in…
The analysis of popular music in the academic community is no longer the clandestine enterprise of a few heretical musicologists and theorists. Over the last ten years, popular music criticism has become an academically viable and even trendy affair embodying a broad range of subjects and methodologies. One subject which…
A recent issue of Popular Music contains a review of Tim Riley's armchair listening guide to the Beatles, Tell Me Why, that concludes with the following statement: "No amount of academic analysing could capture the sheer geniality, innocence and barely bottled-up exuberance of ["She Loves You"]: Riley tries it, but…