Dance and Music of Court and Theater

This collection of selected writings of Ms. Hilton includes a complete facsimile of her 1981 book Dance of Court & Theater (no longer available) as well as two significant articles, and a notated triple-meter danse deux by LouisP cour ...

Author: Wendy Hilton

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 094519398X

Category: Court dancing

Page: 478

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This collection of selected writings of Ms. Hilton includes a complete facsimile of her 1981 book Dance of Court & Theater (no longer available) as well as two significant articles, and a notated triple-meter danse � deux by LouisP�cour. Book One (the facsimile) provides in-depth analysis of primary sources on dance of the baroque period.The main body of the text is devoted to mastery of the Beauchamp-Feuillet notation system,which includes the relationships of steps to music in such dance types as the menuet,gavotte, bourr�e, sarabande, passacaille, loure, gigue, and entr�e grave. Instruction is also given on style, bows and courtesies, the use of the hat, and the ballroom menuet ordinaire as given by Pierre Rameau.Book Two adds theslow Seventeenth-Century French Courante; A survey of the 56 dances extant to music by J.B. Lully with their airs and some of the more virtuosic, theatrical step-units in notation; Louis P�cour's ballroom dance Aimable Vainqueur (1701 in six pages of dance notation with a five-part score of Andr� Campra's music from Hesione (1700)and an updated bibliography.

Dance and Its Music in America 1528 1789

10 Dance and Music of Court and Theater : Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton ( 1997 ) No. 11 The Extraordinary Dance Book T B. 1826 : An Anonymous Manuscript in Facsimile , commentaries ...

Author: Kate Van Winkle Keller

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 1576471276

Category: Dance

Page: 720

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Beginning with Toya Indian dances in Florida and the Matachines dance-drama in the Southwest, and moving to ordination balls, pantomimes, Black election celebrations and country dances called Burgoyne's Surrender and Washington's Resignation, this study presents dance in the North American lands that would become the United States of America as a powerful yet ephemeral medium of communication and social dynamics. It integrates the history of dance and its music into cultural, commercial, and aesthetic aspects of life in the New World, both for established native societies and newcomers. Special topics include dance as a metaphor and preparation for battle, Yankee peddlers of dance and their publications, French connections, Spanish influences, dance on board ships, in religion and in the military, and Negro jigs, the Virginia Reel, and mumming traditions. Included is the colorful history of theatrical dancers who performed on the boards from Portsmouth to Charleston and competitive dancers in early versions of today's Scottish games. The core of the book is a state-by-state narrative of dance and dance music in each colony or territory from Maine to California. Thoroughly documented with extensive period quotations, illustrations, footnotes, bibliography and a detailed index, this study integrates much new information with a new way of looking at dance as a phenomenon that was both re-creative and manipulative, commercial and personal, and pleasurable and painful to those who participated.

Foundations of Musical Grammar

In The International Encyclopedia of Dance: A Project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc., edited by Selma ... Hilton, Wendy. 1997. Dance and Music of Court and Theater: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton. Dance and Music Series, no.

Author: Lawrence Michael Zbikowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190653637

Category: Music

Page: 273

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How is it that humans are able to organize seemingly random sounds into the captivating sonic structures we call music? In this volume, Lawrence M. Zbikowski argues that humans' unique ability to correlate sounds with dynamic processes provides the basis for the construction of meaningful musical utterances - that is, a foundation for musical grammar. Building on a framework for grammar developed by cognitive linguists over the past three decades and the pathbreaking research set out in his earlier book, Conceptualizing Music (OUP 2002), Zbikowski explains how the ability to draw analogies between widely differing domains allowing humans to connect sequences of musical sounds with emotion processes, physical gestures, and the steps of dance. He shows how these connections underpin an evocative movement from a cantata by J.S. Bach, guide our understanding of gestural choreographies by Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin, and frame connections between movement and music in French courtly dance and the Viennese waltz. Through thorough surveys of research in cognitive science and careful analyses of works by composers ranging from Bach, Brahms, and Schubert to Jerome Kern, Zbikowski explores the unique resources for communication offered by music and examines how these differ from those of language. Foundations of Musical Grammar is sure to be an instant - and enticingly controversial - classic within the evolving literature addressing the many complex intersections of music and language. -- from dust jacket.

Dance Spectacle and the Body Politick 1250 1750

See Wendy Hilton, Dance and Music of Court and Theater: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton (Stuyvesant, N. Y.: Pendragon Press, 1997), pp. 154, 258. 26. Little and Marsh equate the tune with a loure; see La Danse Noble, p. 61. 27.

Author: Jennifer Nevile

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253219855

Category: Music

Page: 394

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From the mid-13th to the mid-18th century the ability to dance was an important social skill for both men and women. Dance performances were an integral part of court ceremonies and festivals and, in the 17th and 18th centuries, of commercial theatrical productions. Whether at court or in the public theater danced spectacles were multimedia events that required close collaboration among artists, musicians, designers, engineers, and architects as well as choreographers. In order to fully understand these practices, it is necessary to move beyond a consideration of dance alone, and to examine it in its social context. This original collection brings together the work of 12 scholars from the disciplines of dance and music history. Their work presents a picture of dance in society from the late medieval period to the middle of the 18th century and demonstrates how dance practices during this period participated in the intellectual, artistic, and political cultures of their day.

The Lure of Perfection

PMLA from March 1997 , vol . ... A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians , Dancers , Managers , and other Stage Personnel in London , 1660-1800 . ... Dance and Music of Court and Theatre : Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton .

Author: Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415970377

Category: Design

Page: 312

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women s Work

The music is a loure in triple meter. See Wendy Hilton, Dance and Music of Court and Theater: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton (Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1997), 437. That this dance was still performed well into the eighteenth ...

Author: Lynn Brooks

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299225339

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Like the history of women, dance has been difficult to capture as a historical subject. Yet in bringing together these two areas of study, the nine internationally renowned scholars in this volume shed new and surprising light on women’s roles as performers of dance, choreographers, shapers of aesthetic trends, and patrons of dance in Italy, France, England, and Germany before 1800. Through dance, women asserted power in spheres largely dominated by men: the court, the theater, and the church. As women’s dance worlds intersected with men’s, their lives and visions were supported or opposed, creating a complex politics of creative, spiritual, and political expression. From a women’s religious order in the thirteenth-century Low Countries that used dance as a spiritual rite of passage to the salon culture of eighteenth-century France where dance became an integral part of women’s cultural influence, the writers in this volume explore the meaning of these women’s stories, performances, and dancing bodies, demonstrating that dance is truly a field across which women have moved with finesse and power for many centuries past.

The Extraordinary Dance Book T B 1826

2 Dance and Instrumental Diferencias in Spain During the 17th and Early 18th Centuries by Maurice Esses ; Vol . ... 10 Dance and Music of Court and Theater : Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton ( 1997 ) ISBN 0945193-98 - x [ PP400 ] ...

Author: Elizabeth Aldrich

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 0945193327


Page: 158

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The Oxford Handbook of Opera

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Heller, Wendy. 2003. “Dancing Desire on the Venetian Stage.” Cambridge Opera Journal 15/3: 281–295. Hilton, Wendy. 1997. Dance and Music of Court and Theatre: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton.

Author: Helen M. Greenwald

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780195335538

Category: Music

Page: 1217

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Fifty of the world's most respected scholars cast opera as a fluid entity that continuously reinvents itself in a reflection of its patrons, audience, and creators.

The Triumph of Pleasure

Baroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580–1750. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. Hilton, Wendy. Dance and Music of Court and Theater: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton. Dance and Music Series, 10. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1997.

Author: Georgia Cowart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226116389

Category: History

Page: 332

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With a particular focus on the court ballet, comedy-ballet, opera, and opera-ballet, Georgia J. Cowart tells the long-neglected story of how the festive arts deployed an intricate network of subversive satire to undermine the rhetoric of sovereign authority.

Dance and the Music of J S Bach

English translation of “Al lettore” by Edward Dannreuther in Musical Ornamentation, Vol. I. New York and London: Novello, ... Dance and Music of Court and Theater: Selected Writings of Wendy Hilton. Hillsdale, N.Y: Pendragon Press, 1997 ...

Author: Meredith Little

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253013729

Category: Music

Page: 466

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A unique study of dance forms and rhythms in the Baroque composer’s repertoire. Stylized dance music and music based on dance rhythms pervade Bach’s compositions. Although the music of this very special genre has long been a part of every serious musician’s repertoire, little has been written about it. The original edition of this book addressed works that bore the names of dances—a considerable corpus. In this expanded version of their practical and insightful study, Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne apply the same principles to the study of a great number of Bach’s works that use identifiable dance rhythms but do not bear dance-specific titles. Part I describes French dance practices in the cities and courts most familiar to Bach. The terminology and analytical tools necessary for discussing dance music of Bach’s time are laid out. Part II presents the dance forms that Bach used, annotating all of his named dances. Little and Jenne draw on choreographies, harmony, theorists’ writings, and the music of many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century composers in order to arrive at a model for each dance type. Additionally, in Appendix A all of Bach’s named dances are listed in convenient tabular form; included are the BWV number for each piece, the date of composition, the larger work in which it appears, the instrumentation, and the meter. Appendix B supplies the same data for pieces recognizable as dance types but not named as such. More than ever, this book will stimulate both the musical scholar and the performer with a new perspective at the rhythmic workings of Bach’s remarkable repertoire of dance-based music.