Music, words, and voice: A reader

Clayton, Martin ed. (2007). Music, words, and voice: A reader. Manchester: Manchester University Press.



This interdisciplinary resource integrates the worlds of music and literature. It focusses on the relationships between words and music, and between musical and verbal forms. Featured alongside key writings on music, speech and their relationship are previously unpublished articles and interview transcripts, and a new translation of an extract from Wagner’s theoretical works.

Designed for undergraduate students, the book:

-examines a historically and geographically diverse selection of genres from a variety of academic perspectives
-explores issues of language, musical form, performance, song, narrative, sound and action, and identity
-enables readers to connect with different histories, cultures and technologies via the linkages between musical and literary texts.

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