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Form is one of the most foundational concepts in music theory, but identifying a suitably precise and meaningful definition of the term proves challenging. This essay does not attempt to offer a singular definition, but rather seeks to explore aspects of the term’s history and origin, exemplifying its usage (and its implications for writing on music) across a broad repertoire from Machaut to Miles Davis. Form is predictive, regulative, and heuristic. Despite its central place in much musical ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Series:
Oxford handbooks
Host title:
Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory
Place of publication:
New York
Publication date:
2018-11-01
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EISBN:
9780190454760
Source identifiers:
969111
ISBN:
9780190454746
Language:
English
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pubs:969111
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uuid:791b07a7-efaa-452d-94b1-9483de4631d9
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pubs:969111
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2019-02-06

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