Trinity professor and Joycean scholar Kevin Coyle was one of Dublin's most colorful -- and controversial -- characters, until someone stabbed him through the heart on Bloomsday, the annual citywide celebration honoring Ireland's most beloved literary light. The poetic irony is not lost on Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr: one of the foremost experts on the works of James Joyce was slain on the so-called "Murderers' Ground" made famous in the author's magnum opus Ulysses. But the connection does not end there. And the deeper the intrepid McGarr digs, the more startling truths he uncovers about a victim's dark, licentious history, a list of suspects as vast and varied as the characters in a great novel ... and a motive for murder that can hide as easily in the pages of a classic book as in the twisted passions of a human heart.
About the Author
Bartholomew Gill authored 15 Peter McGarr mysteries, among them The Death of an Irish Lover, The Death of an Irish Tinker, and the Edgar Award nominee The Death of a Joyce Scholar. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Gill wrote as Mark McGarrity for the Star-Ledger. He died in 2002.
Table of Contents
1. Intervals, Triads, and Scales. 2. Rhythmic Dictation: Simple Meters. 3. Melodic Dictation: Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves. 4. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 2. 5. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 4: Anacrusis. 6. Rhythmic Dictation: Dots and Ties. 7. Melodic Dictation: The Supertonic Triad. 8. Rhythmic Dictation: Compound Meter. 9. Rhythmic Dictation: Triplets. 10. Examples from Literature. 11. Rhythmic Dictation: Syncopation. 12. Melodic Dictation: Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing, and Decorative Chromaticism. 13. Melodic Dictation: Secondary Dominants. 14. Examples from Music Literature. 15. Melodic Dictation: Modulation to Closely Related Keys. 16. Rhythmic Dictation: Quintuple Meter. 17. Examples from Music Literature. 18. Rhythm: Irregular Meters.Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music. 19. Rhythm: Changing Meters.Pitch: Pandiatonicism. 20. Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters. Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony. 21. Pitch: Exotic Scales. 22. Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Melodic Dictation: Quartal Harmony. 23. Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Music Dictation: Polyharmony and Polytonality. 24. Melodic Dictation: Interval Music. 25. Melodic Dictation: Serial Music.