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15. Signals, Calls, and Fanfares

Elisa Koehler Indiana University Press ePub

15  Signals, Calls, and Fanfares

Mention a trumpet or a bugle, and the majority of the population will think of a fanfare. As is shown in chapter 7, signal horns of all types have a long history of guiding military maneuvers, traffic, and commerce. This chapter outlines the major points regarding high brass signals and, more important, demonstrates how examples of their unique repertoire surfaced in orchestral music. Specific pieces discussed include Mozart’s “Posthorn Serenade” (K. 320), Mahler’s Third Symphony, and Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony (No. 3).

Brass instruments have long been prized for their ability to be heard over long distances. Early in the eleventh century the Chanson de Roland described Charlemagne’s hearing Roland sound his oliphant as a distress signal from thirty leagues away. An experiment performed by the British Royal Marine Artillery in 1854 found that copper bugles could be heard clearly up to a distance of two miles.1 Alphorns exist primarily to send signals across the Alps. To borrow a phrase from North American trumpeter Douglas Hedwig, these calls are “the earliest form of wireless communication.”

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Latin American

Maurice Hinson Indiana University Press ePub

Chinese Contemporary Piano Pieces (Karlsen Publishers, Hong Kong 1979). Vol.I, 88pp. Ah Ping: The Moon Mirrored in the Pool. Wang Chien Chung: Plum Blossom Melody; Sakura. Yip Wai Hong: Memories of Childhood (6 miniatures). Kwo Chi Hung: 2 Yi Li Folk Songs. Chu Wang Hua: Sinkiang Capriccio. Lui Shi Kuen and Kuo Chi Hung: Battling the Typhoon. Post-Romantic pianistic figurations, much pentatonic usage, some charming and interesting moments. This collection is a good example of the type of piano writing going on in this area of the world today. Int. to M-D.

Chinese Piano Music for Children (N. Liao—Schott 7652 1990) 55pp. Written between 1973 and 1986 when Chinese music “increasingly absorbed the influences and ideas current in the new music of the West, without sacrificing its own tradition and national style” (from the score). Luting He (1903–1999): The Young Shepherd with his little Flute 1934; tender, artistic simplicity, national style. Shande Ding (1911–1995): Suite for Children (five pieces) 1953: folk-like but no folk songs are quoted. Tong Shang (1923– ): Seven Little Pieces after Folk Songs from Inner Mongolia 1953: a charming suite of folk song arrangements. Lisan Wang (1953– ): Sonatine 1957: three titled movements, cheerful, displays spirited humor. Int. to M-D.

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No Deeper Blue

Robert Earl Hardy University of North Texas Press PDF

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No Deeper Blue

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did not cease for Townes after the birth of his second son; indeed, it grew stronger, just as it had around the time of the birth of his first son. Once again, Townes’ self-destructive behavior was alarming his friends and family, as he was made explicitly aware of through the intervention they attempted before his mother died. The hospital had proven too strict a regimen and he again convinced himself that the road would make him “free and clean,” as it had before.

“Townes would go into rehab for other people, not for himself,” according to Mickey White. “Anybody who’s recovering can tell you, you can do that until the cows come home, but until you do it for yourself, you’re not going to be saved.”

Townes did not want to go back out on the road by himself, so early in 1984, he decided to form a band. He got back together with Mickey White and called in two friends, the Waddell brothers, Leland and David, to play drums and bass guitar, respectively. To change things up, Townes and Mickey decided to add Boston native Donny Silverman on flute and saxophone.

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Appendix 1. Archival and Media House Records

Jean Ngoya Kidula Indiana University Press ePub

The African Inland Church houses Christian radio broadcasts transmitted since the 1950s. The house also has selections of religious music and sermon reels dating from 1954, performed by Kenyans, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans. Recording sheets with dates when some items were recorded and aired were present. The search also yielded Bible stories in several African languages (such as Masai, Kisii, Kikuyu) recorded in the 1920s–1940s in Los Angeles and broadcast in the 1950s. I also found recordings of translated hymns such as “Blessed Quietness” in Masai or “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” in Kikamba and “Rock of Ages” in Kiswahili, produced by Gospel Recordings Incorporated—Buenas Nuevas—copyrighted 1947. There were also recordings in Hindi and Gujarati. The singers on the LPs were not acknowledged. I was permitted to search the holdings in Kijabe by the then manager of radio Mr. Stephen Kimetto in May–June 2006 and May 2007.

The British National Library in London had some recordings of Hyslop’s works from the 1960s. I could only listen to the music in the library in July 2001 and July 2002.

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23. Performance Editions

Edited by Jeffery KitePowell Indiana University Press ePub

FREDERICK GABLE

[Amended and with Internet addresses provided by the editor]

Internet search engines have become so powerful and fast since the first edition of this Guide appeared—and Web-browsing so commonplace—that when seeking a specific item, whatever its nature, the first thing we do is go to the computer and throw a few well-chosen keywords into cyberspace. Near instant gratification is the result, and in the case of early music, we are often able to locate the exact piece of music in a specific set or series within minutes. Even more remarkable, it has come to the point that some publishers will, for a fee, allow you to download a specific composition in multiple copies for your own personal use. The discussion that follows is divided into two main categories: “commercially” available music and “scholarly” collections, which also can be purchased. Internet sites are given at the conclusion of the chapter; works mentioned in the course of the chapter that are on that list will be identified by an asterisk. Keep in mind that Internet Web sites are subject to change, so if a particular site doesn’t work, try a keyword search.

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