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Author : Linda Austern
Genre : Music
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN_10 : 0253112079
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Whether referred to as mermaid, usalka, mami wata, or by some other name, and whether considered an imaginary being or merely a person with extraordinary abilities, the siren is the remarkable creature that has inspired music and its representations from ancient Greece to present-day Africa and Latin America. This book, co-edited by a historical musicologist and an ethnomusicologist, brings together leading scholars and some talented newcomers in classics, music, media studies, literature, and cultural studies to consider the siren and her multifaceted relationships to music across human time and geography.

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Author : Judith Peraino
Genre : Music
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520215870
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Judith Perraino investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with an examination of the mythology surrounding the Sirens, she goes on to consider musical creatures, gods, humans and music-addled listeners.

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Author : Judith Peraino
Genre : Music
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520215870
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Judith Perraino investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with an examination of the mythology surrounding the Sirens, she goes on to consider musical creatures, gods, humans and music-addled listeners.

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Author : Henry James Byron
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ISBN_10 : BL:A0021922431
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Author : Robert L. Kendrick
Genre : Music
Publisher : Clarendon Press
ISBN_10 : 9780191584503
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This study investigates an almost unknown musical culture: that of cloistered nuns in one of the major cities of early modern Europe. These women were the most famous musicians of Milan, and the music composed for them opens up a hitherto unstudied musical repertory, which allows insight into the symbolic world of the city. Even more importantly, the music actually composed by four such nuns, Claudia Scossa, Claudia Rusca, Chiara Margarita Cozzollani, and Rosa Giacinta Badalla - reveals the musical expression of women's devotional life. The two centuries' worth of battles over nuns' singing of polyphony, studies here for the first time on the basis of massive archival documentation, also suggest that the implementation of reform in the major centre of post-Tridentine Catholic renewal was far more varied; incomplete, subject to local political pressure and individual interpretation, and short-lived than any religious historian has ever suggested. Other factors that marked nuns' musical lives and creative output - liturgical traditions of the religious orders, the problems of performance practice attendant upon all-female singing ensembles - are here addressed for the first time in the musicological literature.

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Author : Sebastian D.G. Knowles
Genre : Music
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781135656539
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author : Alex Woodcock
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Aelurus Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781907605444
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Of Sirens and Centaurs provides a superb introduction to the fascinating world of medieval sculpture through examples in Exeter Cathedral which, for a Gothic building, contains a surprisingly rich repertoire of such classically-derived monsters. Glacial faces, secretive and obtuse, stare out from corbels and roof bosses; geometrically arranged creatures tessellate into kaleidoscopic patterns; figures are frozen, often in extremes of emotion; mythical monsters lurk. And yet within this otherness there is often a sense of play, of character, of unstable identities, of a world beyond the mask. In this guise the architectural carvings make visible the unseen life-force of the building. Carved into crucial architectural elements these sculptures are the building. The energy they carry is also the energy of the life of their creators and their material and spiritual worlds.

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Author : Tamra Orr
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9781612281995
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The Sirens were a group of women—or half women, half other creature, depending on the version of the myth—who sang with beautiful voices to lure unsuspecting sailors to their death. They almost caught Odysseus and his men, plus Jason and the Argonauts, but these sailors escaped. How did they get away? Were the Sirens cruel or just cursed? Find out in this fascinating story about the Sirens and the gods and goddesses who used them. Also find out where the Sirens came from and what they meant to the people who believed in them.

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Author : Kathi Meyer-Baer
Genre : Music
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781400872336
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The roots and evolution of two concepts usually thought to be Western in origin-musica mundana (the music of the spheres) and musica humana (music's relation to the human soul)-are explored. Beginning with a study of the early creeds of the Near East, Professor Meyer-Baer then traces their development in the works of Plato and the Gnostics, and in the art and literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Previous studies of symbolism in music have tended to focus on a single aspect of the problem. In this book the concepts of musica humana and musica mundane are related to philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of religion and are given a rightful place in the history of civilization. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Author : Julia Golding
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
ISBN_10 : 0761453717
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Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

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