ISBN-10:
0195100662
ISBN-13:
9780195100662
Pub. Date:
04/19/1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Meter As Rhythm

Meter As Rhythm

by Christopher HastyChristopher Hasty
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Overview

In this book Christopher Hasty presents a striking new theory of musical duration. Drawing on insights from modern "process" philosophy, he advances a fully temporal perspective in which meter is released from its mechanistic connotations and recognized as a concrete, visceral agent of musical expression. Part one of the book reviews oppositions of law and freedom, structure and process, determinacy and indeterminacy in the speculations of theorists from the eighteenth century to the present. Part two reinterprets these contrasts to form a highly original account of meter that engages diverse musical repertories and aesthetic issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195100662
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/19/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

PART I METER AND RHYTHM OPPOSED 1(64)
ONE General Characterization of the Opposition
3(19)
Periodicity and the Denial of Tense
6(4)
Rhythmic Experience
10(3)
Period versus Pattern; Metrical Accent versus Rhythmic Accent
13(9)
TWO Two Eighteenth-Century Views
22(12)
THREE Evaluations of Rhythm and Meter
34(14)
FOUR Distinctions of Rhythm and Meter in Three Influential American Studies
48(11)
FIVE Discontinuity of Number and Continuity of Tonal "Motion"
59(6)
PART II A THEORY OF METER AS PROCESS 65(240)
SIX Preliminary Definitions
67(17)
Beginning, End, and Duration
69(7)
"Now"
76(2)
Durational Determinacy
78(6)
SEVEN Meter as Projection
84(12)
"Projection" Defined
84(7)
Projection and Prediction
91(5)
EIGHT Precedents for a Theory of Projection
96(7)
NINE Some Traditional Questions of Meter Approached from the Perspective of Projective Process
103(45)
Accent
103(4)
Division
107(8)
Hierarchy
115(4)
Anacrusis
119(10)
Pulse and Beat
129(1)
Metrical Types--Equal/Unequal
130(18)
TEN Metrical Particularity
148(20)
Particularity and Reproduction
149(5)
Two Examples
154(14)
ELEVEN Obstacles to a View of Meter as Process
168(15)
Meter as Habit
168(6)
"Large-Scale" Meter as Container (Hypermeter)
174(9)
TWELVE The Limits of Meter
183(27)
The Durational "Extent" of Projection
183(14)
The Efficacy of Meter
197(4)
Some Small Examples
201(9)
THIRTEEN Overlapping, End as Aim, Projective Types
210(27)
Overlapping
211(8)
End as Aim
219(6)
Projective Types
225(12)
FOURTEEN Probelms of Meter in Early-Seventeenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Music
237(45)
Monteverdi, "Oime, se tanto amate" (First Phase)
237(6)
Schutz, "Adjuro vos, filiae Jerusalem"
243(14)
Webern, Quartet, op. 22
257(18)
Babbitt, Du
275(7)
FIFTEEN Toward a Music of Durational Indeterminacy
282(14)
SIXTEEN The Spatialization of Time and the Eternal "Now Moment"
296(9)
References 305(3)
Index 308

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