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An Integrated Taxonomy of Musical Meaning

An Integrated Taxonomy of Musical Meaning

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Masters thesis -- creation of a taxonomic structure for interpreting the salient features of musical creation -- whether purely musical, social, performance-based or otherwise -- for the purpose of determining the significance of musical works in the world of artistic creation
Masters thesis -- creation of a taxonomic structure for interpreting the salient features of musical creation -- whether purely musical, social, performance-based or otherwise -- for the purpose of determining the significance of musical works in the world of artistic creation

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 AN INTEGRATED TAXONOMY OF MUSICAL MEANINGbySheldon KesselA capstone submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirementsfor the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal StudiesHamline UniversitySaint Paul, MinnesotaAugust, 2010Committee:Justin MaxwellPatricia Weaver-Francisco
 
“If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it inmusic.”- Gustav Mahler“Is there a meaning to music? My answer would be ‘yes.’ And can you state in so many wordswhat the meaning is? My answer would be ‘no.’”- Aaron Copland
 
 Table of Contents
Introduction 1An Ontology of Music 6A Pre-History of Musical Meaning 12Sociology and Musicology Toward Taxonomy 28The Supergenre System as a Framework for Interpretation 49Standardized Taxonomy 51Branch Distinction Genre, Subgenre, and Style 59Meaning Systems 65Supergenre Value Systems Cultural Significance of Textual Authenticity 70Timbre as Genre-Culture as Value 78Subgenre and Authenticity 81Musical Subtleties of Style 85Scenes and the Psychology of Locality 90The Deeply Personal: Meanings for the Musicking Species 92Meanings of the Mind, Body, and Spirit 100Toward an Integrative Musicology 103Bibliography 106Appendix I: The Taxonomic Tree 110Appendix II: The Project Process: Thoughts and Reflections 124Appendix III: The MALS Conference and the Accompanying Compact Disc 134

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