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The establishment of a musical tradition : meaning, value and social process in the South African history of Handel's Messiah.
Handel's Messiah occupies a unique position in the musical life of South Africa. No item from the canon of 'classical' European choral music has been performed more often, over a longer period of time, and in a wider ...
Generic style music preferences of urban South African students.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure the music preferences of South African, junior secondary students and to find out what variables had an influence on their music preference decisions. LeBlanc's (1982) ...
Muziki wa Injili : the temporal and spatial aesthetics of popular church music in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1980s-2005)
This study is concerned with popular church music in Dar es Salaam and with changes in this music in relation to the concepts of temporality and spatiality. In part one, I argue that temporal change is experienced by ...
Frederic Chopin : gender as a factor in reception.
Frederic Chopin's contemporaries took note of his preference for a piano with a light escapement. They commented that his method of playing was light in touch, and that his demeanor on stage contrasted strongly with that ...
Jazz as discourse : a contextualised account of contemporary jazz in post-apartheid Durban and Johannesburg.
This study offers an ethnographically contextualised close reading of the music played by three 'jazz' groups in eight concerts held in Durban and Johannesburg between June 1994 and December 2003. These performances were ...
South African choral music (Amakwaya) : song, contest and the formation of identity.
Amakwaya refers to the tradition and performance practice of choirs in South Africa that emerged from the mission-schools in the nineteenth century and is manifest today in the annual competitions held by various Teachers' ...