Select Writings on the Oral-Aural Transmission of
British Insular and Insular-American Folk Music
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Part 1: Works by the Compiler (Links to Relevant Online
Documents Highlighted)


 


Dissertation:

"Centonization and Concordance in the American Southern Uplands Folksong Melody: a Study of the Musical
                    Generative and Transmittive Processes of an Oral Tradition" (Ann Arbor: University Microfilms,
                    International, 1985; microfiche / -film of Ph.D.-Musicology dissertation, University of North
                    Texas, 1984). ABSTRACT AVAILABLE.

Articles:

"A Brief Inquiry into the Workings of Oral Tradition in the American Southern Uplands Folksong Melody,"
                    in A Gift of Essays for Cecil Adkins on His Fiftieth Birthday, ed. Susan Treacy (Denton: Editio
                    Amadeus, 1982).

"Computer-Assisted Comparative Analysis with the MelAnaly Software Package - Versions 6.0 and 6.1,"
                    update of online journal article of 1994 (see following entry). FULL-TEXT DOCUMENT at
                    compiler's website.

"Computer-Assisted Comparative Analysis with the MelAnaly Software Package - Version 6.1," Music
                    Research Digest 9, Issue 28, September 5, 1994 (online journal).

"An Illustrated Presentation of MelAnaly," Musical Praxis 1 (Spring, 1997).

"MelAnaly," in Computing in Musicology 8 (1992), 68-69.

"MelAnaly: Software for Folktune Examination," American Folklore Society Newsletter 23/2 (April,
                    1994), 4.

"The MelAnaly Software Package," Ethnomusicology Research Digest 157 (Volume 5, No. 18), May 13,
                    1994 (online journal).

"Peregrinations of a Cabbage Head: A Preliminary Investigation of Select Variants of 'Our Goodman' (Child
                    Number 274) from Lower Appalachia to Middle America, ca. 1910-1988," in Dika Caecilia: Essays in
                    Honor of Dika Newlin, November 22, 1988, ed. Theodore Albrecht (Kansas City: Park College
                    Music Department, 1988), 44-64.

"Principles and Methods of Element Encoding and Array Formation in the Melanaly System of Comparative
                    Folktune Analysis," Computers in Music Research 4 (Fall, 1992), 77-104.

"Scale in Southern Appalachian Folksong: a Reexamination," College Music Symposium 26 (1986), 77-91.
                   ABSTRACT AVAILABLE.
 

Presentations:

"Centonization and Concordance in the American Southern Uplands Folksong Melody: an Introduction," read
                    at the April, 1982 meeting of the Southwest Regional Chapter of the American Musicological
                    Society, Southern Methodist University.

"A Genre-Specific, Microcomputer-Assisted Method of Comparative Melodic Analysis for the Assessment of
                    Relationships Between British-American Folksongs," read at the National Conference of the
                    Sonneck Society, Centre College of Kentucky (Danville); April, 1988.

"Hybrid Strains in the Cabbage Patch: A Further Investigation of Select Variants of 'Our Goodman' (Child
                    Number 274) from Lower Appalachia to Middle America," read at the National Convention of the
                    College Music Society, St. Louis; October, 1989.

"The MelAnaly 6.0 Code: Structure and Function," read at the October, 1993 meeting of the Southwest
                    Regional Chapter of the American Musicological Society, University of North Texas.

"The Ongoing Development of the MelAnaly Software Package for the Comparative Analysis of British and
                    British-American Folktunes," read at the Second International Conference on Computers in Music
                    Research, The Queen's University of Belfast; April, 1991.

"Oral and Written Processes and the Transmision of Ballad Tunes," lecture delivered at the Bascom Lamar
                    Lunsford Festival, Mars Hill College (Mars Hill, NC); October, 1986.

"A Paradigm of Folktune Preservation and Change within the Oral Tradition of a Southern Appalachian
                    Community, 1916-1986," read at the National Convention of the American Musicological Society,
                    New Orleans; October, 1987.

"Textfile Functions and Array-Manipulation in the Application of the Microcomputer to Folktune Analysis and
                    Comparison," read at the April, 1986 meeting of the Southwest Regional Chapter of the American
                    Musicological Society, University of North Texas.
 

Part 2: Works by Other Writers

Books:

Abrahams, Roger D., and George Foss. Anglo-American Folksong Style. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall,
                    1968.

Bartok, Bela. Hungarian Folk Music, translated by M.D. Calvacoresi. London: Faber and Faber, 1932.

Bronson, Bertrand Harris. The Ballad as Song. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Crowder, Robert. Principles of Learning and Memory. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1971.

Hill, Winfred. Learning: a Survey of Psychological Theories and Interpretations, 3rd. edition. New York:
                    Crowell, 1977.

Hull, Clark. Principles of Behavior. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1943.

Hustvedt, Sigurd. A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes. Berkeley: University of Claifornia Press, 1936.

Jackson, George Pullen. Spiritual Folksongs of Early America. New York: J.J. Augustin, 1937.

Seeger, Charles. Studies in Musicology, 1935-1975. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Sharp, Cecil James. English Folk Songs / Some Conclusions, 3rd. edition, ed. Maud Karpeles. London:
                    Methuen, 1954.

Skinner, B.F. The Behavior of Organisms. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1938.

Spence, Kenneth. Behavior Theory and Conditioning. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956.

Thomas, Jean. Ballad Makin' in the Mountains of Kentucky. New York: Henry Holt, 1937.

Travers, R.M.W. Essentials of Learning, 4th. edition. New York: Macmillan, 1977.

Watson, John B. Behaviorism. New York: People's Institute, 1924.

Wilgus, D.K. Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship Since 1898. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press,
                    1959.
 

Articles:
 

Anonymous. "Of the Welsh Music," Cambrian Register (1795), 385-391.

Apel. Willi. "Cento," Harvard Dictionary of Music, 2nd. edition, ed. W. Apel. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
                    University Press, 1970.

Bayard, Samuel. "Ballad Tunes and the Hustvedt Indexing Method," Journal of American Folklore 55
                    (1942), 248-254.

__________. "Prologomena to a Study of the Principal Melodic Families of British-American Folksong,"
                   Journal of American Folklore 63 (1950), 1-44.

Bower, Gordon H. "A Selective Review of Organizational Factors in Memory," in Organization of Memory,
                    ed. Endel Tulving and Wayne Donaldson. New York: Academic Press, 1972-1973, pp. 93-137.

Bronson, Bertrand Harris. Are the Modes Outmoded?" Yearbook of the International Folk Music Council
                    (1972), 23-31.

Cazden, Norman. "A Simplified Mode Classification for Traditional Anglo-American Song Tunes," Yearbook of
                    the International Folk Music Council (1971), 45-77.

Ellis, Osian. "Ap Huw, Robert," The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20 volumes, ed. Stanley
                    Sadie. London: Macmillan, 1980, 1: 501-502.

Gilchrist, Annie G. "Notes on the Modal System of Gaelic Tunes," English Folk Dance and Song Society
                    Journal 4 (December, 1911), 150-153.

Herzog, George. Musical Typology in Folksong," Southern Folklore Quarterly 1/1 (March, 1937), 49-55.

Poladian, Sirvart. "Melodic Contour in Traditional Music," Journal of the International Folk Music Council
                    3 (1951), 30-34.

__________. "The Problem of Melodic Variation in Folksong," Journal of American Folklore 55 (1942),
                    204-211.

Reinhard, Kurt. "On the Problem of Pre-Pentatonic Scales, Particularly the Third-Second Nucleus," Journal
                    of the International Folk Music Council  10 (1958), 15-17.

Treitler, Leo. "Homer and Gregory: the Transmission of Epic Poetry and Plainchant," Musical Quarterly
                    60/3 (July, 1974), 333-372.

__________. "Oral, Written, and Literate Processes in the Transmission of Medieval Music," Speculum
                    56/3 (July, 1981), 471-491.

Wincklegren, Wayne. "More on the Long and Short of Memory," in Short-Term Memory, ed. Diana
                    Deutsch and J. Anthony Deutsch. New York: Academic Press, 1975, pp. 65-72.
 

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