The culture of song

McCue, K. (2018) The culture of song. In: Duff, D. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 643-660. ISBN 9780199660896 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660896.013.41)

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Abstract

This forms chapter 41 of David Duff's Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. The chapter analyses the Romantic culture of song, tracing the emergence of a new critical discourse about song while examining some of the ways in which Romantic authors creatively worked with songs, from writing text for existing melodies to finding inspiration in the power of live performance. The relation between words and music is considered, as is the widespread Romantic phenomenon of the 'pseudo-song' - that is, lyric poetry which purports to be song or which simulates musical form without musical notation.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Romanticism, song, lyric.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCue, Professor Kirsteen
Authors: McCue, K.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780199660896

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