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Music Theory Online

ISSN 1067-3040

Volume 12 Number 3, October 2006
Copyright 2006 Society for Music Theory
Table of Contents


Ross W. Duffin
(Case Western University)
Just Intonation in Renaissance Theory and Practice
[With Frames] [Without Frames]
James William Sobaskie
(Hofstra University)
Contextual Drama in Bach
[With Frames] [Without Frames]


Maureen A. Carr
(The Pennsylvania State University)
"Who's on First?": Response to David H. Smyth's review of Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat: A Facsimile of the Sketches, edited by Maureen A. Carr (Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2005)

Employment Opportunities

New Dissertations

  • Crownfield, Elizabeth E., "The Intellectual Backgrounds of Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction." New York University, January 2000.
  • Joichi, Janet M., "Closure, Context, and Hierarchical Grouping in Music: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation." Northwestern University, June 2006.
  • Kleppinger, Stanley V, "Tonal Coherence in Copland's Music of the 1940s." Indiana University, May 2006.
  • Letts, Marianne Tatom, ""How to Disappear Completely": Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album." University of Texas at Austin, December 2005.
  • MacKay, James S., "Motivic Structure and Tonal Organization in Selected Motets of William Byrd." McGill University, August 1999.
  • McGowan, James J, "Dynamic Consonance in Selected Piano Performances of Tonal Jazz." University of Rochester, February 2005.
  • Ng, Samuel, "A Grundgestalt Interpretation of Metric Dissonance in the Music of Johannes Brahms." Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, July 2005.
  • Randall, Richard R., "A General Theory of Comparative Music Analysis." University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, May 2006.
  • Schuijer, Michiel, "Pitch-Class Set Theory and the Construction of Musical Competence." University of Utrecht, September 2005.
  • Silberman, Peter S., "Neighbor Spaces: A Theory of Harmonic Embellishment for Twentieth-Century Neotonal Music." Eastman School of Music, May 2006.

New Books

Book Reviews

Tim S. Pack
(University of Oregon)
Review of Michael Praetorius; Jeffery T. Kite-Powell trans. and ed., Syntagma musicum III
(Oxford University Press, 2004)
Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith
(Nicholls State University)
Review of Tim J. Anderson, Making Easy Listening: Material Culture and Postwar American Recording
(University of Minnesota Press, 2006)


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