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Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A ‘book’ is a collection of standard themes, either instrumental, vocal or both, which constitute the basic repertoire of a band or orchestra. These themes may take the form of band sheet music, with specially devised and written...

Folk Singer

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘folk singer’ can be used to describe various types of performer of traditional songs or songs inspired by traditional works. These can range from singers of ritual or work songs in tribal or preindustrial societies to professional...

Lead Singer

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘lead singer’ has two meanings in popular music. In its more common usage, it denotes a singer who is a member of a vocal ensemble and whose role in that ensemble involves being regularly placed in the foreground, against a vocal...

Repertoire (Repertory)

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A repertoire or a repertory is a stock of pieces or songs that a soloist, band or orchestra selects, rehearses and ultimately is ready to present in a performance. For a soloist, band or orchestra to have a piece of music in its repertoire...

Jazz Singer

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A jazz singer is a singer who, in performance, uses some or all of the elements of jazz: melodic or harmonic improvisation, syncopation and swing, and a style of interpretation comparable to that of a jazz instrumentalist. In practise...

Shout/Shouter

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A shout in customary usage is a loud cry, or vocal expression, projected with considerable exhalation and strain on the vocal cords. Generally used to attract attention, it can be arresting, indignant, vehement, exultant or, indeed...

Singer

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The centrality of the singing voice in popular music is inseparable from the centrality of the person or persons doing the singing – the singers. The contribution made by singers is seen most obviously in the context of performance...

Spectacle

David Buckley

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A spectacle can be defined as a specially arranged display comprising an impressive entertainment or show. Spectacles therefore involve a fundamental emphasis on the visual. As a consequence, within popular music the ‘spectacular...

Sound (Local)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The notion of a ‘local sound’ implies some sort of connection between a geographical locality and a particular musical sound or style. It is commonly assumed, for example, that there exists an organic or natural relationship between popular...

Band Leader

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Band LeaderThe concept of the band leader emerged in tandem with the US symphonic band, following the arrival in the United States in 1848 of Irishman Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-92). Prior to that, brass and military bands in the United...