Irish musical analysis

Irish musical studies 11

Gareth Cox & Julian Horton editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-368-8
July 2014. 320pp; ills.

The extraordinary rise of musicology in Ireland over the last twenty years has generated an increased interest in the sister discipline of music theory and analysis. This volume highlights this development and presents a substantial cross-section of the current state of the discipline in Ireland in two main parts. Part I engages with mainstream theoretical and analytical topics and embraces a wide range of approaches, including Schenkerian analysis and sonata theory, to repertoire from the early nineteenth to the twentieth century by Schubert, Chopin, Bruckner, Brahms, Nielsen, Sibelius and Bartók. Part II offers analytical perspectives on compositional techniques used by twentieth-century Irish composers including A.J. Potter, John Kinsella, Eric Sweeney, Roger Doyle, Kevin Volans and Gerald Barry.

Contributors: Antonio Cascelli (NUIM), Úna-Frances Clarke (BBC Proms Publications), Gareth Cox (MIC, U Limerick), Séamas de Barra (Cork School of Music), Barbara Jillian Dignam (NUIM), Hazel Farrell (Waterford IT), Mark Fitzgerald (DIT), Nicole Grimes (UCD), Alison Hood (NUIM), Julian Horton (Durham U), Fabian Huss (U Bristol), Anne M. Hyland (U London), Michael Russ (U Huddersfield), Adrian Smith (DIT), Patrick Zuk (Durham U).

Gareth Cox is senior lecturer in music and head of department at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Julian Horton is professor of music and head of department at Durham University.