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Published: 01 December 2007

328 Pages | 35 Printed music items, 15 Illustrations, colour

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719077876

Bookseller Code (06)


Music, words and voice

A reader

Martin Clayton

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A new and exciting interdisciplinary resource which integrates the worlds of music and literature
  • The first primary and secondary source collection of its kind to focus on the relationship between words and music and between musical and literary forms
  • Examines music and its verbal content form a variety of acadmeic perspectives and a historically diverse selection of genres
  • Explores the functions of terminology, language, musical form, performance, narrative, sound and action, as well as issues of identity
  • Enables readers to connect with different histories, cultures and technologies va the linkages between musical and literary texts