Towards a global history of music aims to promote post-European historical thinking. The programme is not intended to create a global history by itself, but to explore, through assembled case studies, parameters and terminologies that are suitable to describe a history of many different voices..
‘Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music’ is a three year study at the University of Oxford; focusing on the creative practices that emerge in the collaborative work between composers and performers..
DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a world-leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. Its website presents information on thousands of manuscripts, as well as nearly 15,000 images and associated metadata..
Frederick Delius is among the most powerfully evocative and inventive voices in early twentieth-century music. Critical appreciation of his achievement, however, has been stubbornly unforthcoming in the wider academic field..
The project is based on the surviving libretti, both printed and manuscript, for operas in Italian performed in London. It provides a mechanism by which aria texts can be traced through different libretti as they were moved from one opera to another by impresarios, conductors, and singers.
Sound and music are intrinsic to our experience of the world in myriad ways: we orient ourselves acoustically as much as spatially. It is almost impossible to conceive of music and/or sound without invoking metaphors of space and/or place..
This three-year project – a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – will digitize all the extant manuscripts of Tudor polyphonic music from c.1510-1580 preserved in partbook format.
Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies (MusDig) is a five-year research programme based in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University which examines the wide-ranging changes to music and musical practices afforded by digitization and digital media..
The aim of the project is twofold: firstly, to explore the influence of historical events on the writing and staging of drama – musical drama in particular – in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; secondly, to investigate the interaction (or lack thereof) between the stages of London and New York, investigating the transfer of dramas, themes, and casts across the Atlantic.
The Rameau Project is the first major international multidisciplinary research project devoted to the operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)..