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The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950

The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950

  • Author: Allen Forte,Mr Allen Forte
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691043999
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 366
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In this pathbreaking book, Allen Forte uses modern analytical procedures to explore the large repertoire of beautiful love songs written during the heyday of American musical theater, the Big Bands, and Tin Pan Alley. Covering the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen, he seeks to illuminate this extraordinary music indigenous to America by revealing its deeper organizational characteristics. In so doing, he aims to establish it as a unique corpus of music that deserves more intensive study and appreciation by scholars and connoisseurs in the broader fields of American popular music and jazz. Expressing much of the traditional tonality associated with European music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the love songs of the Golden Age are shown to draw on a rich variety of elements--popular harmony, idiomatic lyric-writing, and Afro-American dance rhythms. His analyses of such songs as "Embraceable You" or "Yesterdays" in particular exemplify his ability to convey the sublime, unpretentious simplicity of this great music.

The Ballad and Oral Literature

The Ballad and Oral Literature

  • Author: Joseph Harris
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674060456
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 317
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Francis James Child, compiler and editor of English and Scottish Popular Ballads, established the scholarly study of folk ballads in the English-speaking world. His successors at Harvard University, notably George Lyman Kittredge, Milman Parry, and Albert B. Lord, discovered new ways of relating ideas about sung narrative to the study of epic poetry and what has come to be called - oral literature. In this volume, 16 scholars from Europe and the United States offer original essays in the spirit of these pioneers. The topics of their studies include well-known Child ballads in their British and American forms; aspects of the oral literatures of France, Ireland, Scandinavia, medieval England, ancient Greece, and modern Egypt; and recent literary ballads and popular songs. Many of the essays evince a concern with the theoretical underpinnings of the study of folklore and literature, orality and literacy; and as a whole the volume re-establishes the European ballad in the wider context of oral literature. Among the contributors are Albert B. Lord, Bengt R. Jonsson, Gregory Nagy, David Buchan, Vesteinn Olason, and Karl Reichl.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

  • Author: Karen Cushman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547532882
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 208
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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

Ballad

Ballad

A Gathering of Faerie

  • Author: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0738721972
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 360
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James Morgan’s gift for music has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie who feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. While collaborating on a musical composition, James and Nuala unexpectedly fall in love. When James realizes that Nuala is being hunted, he plunges into a soul-scorching battle with the Faerie Queen.

The Rise of the English Street Ballad 1550-1650

The Rise of the English Street Ballad 1550-1650

  • Author: Natascha Würzbach
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521177443
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 372
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Natascha Würzbach's 1981 study of the street ballad was the first to investigate a specific genre of popular literature which had previously been vastly neglected. Attention is focused on the social and cultural conditions which accompanied its development. It is also looked at as a literary form.

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson Mccullers

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson Mccullers

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438113676
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 160
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A collection of critical essays on McCullers' fictional work, The ballad of the sad cafe.

The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

  • Author: John Jacob Niles
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813157846
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 400
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A legend in the folk music community, John Jacob Niles enjoyed a lengthy career as a balladeer, folk collector, and songwriter. Ever close to his Kentucky roots, he spent much of his adulthood searching for the most well-loved songs of the southern Appalachia. The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles brings together a wealth of songs with the stories that inspired them, arranged by a gifted performer. This new edition includes all of the melodies, text, commentary, and illustrations of the 1961 original and features a new introduction by Ron Pen, director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky.

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Carson McCullers's Novella Adapted to the Stage

  • Author: Edward Albee,Carson McCullers
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743225317
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 158
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"With Colleen Dewhurst in the lead role of Miss Amelia, Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers's most famous novella had its Broadway debut at the Martin Beck Theater on October 30, 1963. The play, startlingly frank in its depiction of grotesque people and bizarre situations in the Deep South, drew raves." "This modern Southern Gothic play combines the gifts of McCullers and Albee to give us an unforgettably dark love triangle among Miss Amelia, cafe-owner; her estranged husband Marvin Macy; and her cousin Lymon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

the ballad in literature

the ballad in literature

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  • Publisher: CUP Archive
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The Ballad as Song

The Ballad as Song

  • Author: Bertrand Harris Bronson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520013995
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 324
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Consists of essays on the traditional tunes of the Child ballads.