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City Narratives in Music: Creating musical works that reflect urban realities relating to Valletta (2019)
Thesis
Vella Gregory, A. City Narratives in Music: Creating musical works that reflect urban realities relating to Valletta. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2090688

This dissertation presents a series of musical works built on city narratives, following a four-year-long research process into the city of Valletta, capital city of Malta. It looks at the city’s many narratives, including personal, communal, and his... Read More about City Narratives in Music: Creating musical works that reflect urban realities relating to Valletta.

Cultural intermediaries in the contemporary British music press. (2017)
Thesis
Langlands, L. C. Cultural intermediaries in the contemporary British music press. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1034846

Forde (2001) argues that the “polyglottic identity” and “discursive autonomy” of the music press in the 1970s was replaced in the 1990s by a “monoglottic branded identity, direction and aesthetic” across the majority of music journalism titles. This... Read More about Cultural intermediaries in the contemporary British music press..

Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration (2013)
Thesis
Medb√łe, H. Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6124

This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by the author as the leader of the Haftor Medbøe Group and released variously by Linn Records and Fabrikant Records between 2006 and 2010. Through the prisms of historiogr... Read More about Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration.

Music, text, gender and notions/influences of an Italian cultural perspective as the source for original music compositions (2011)
Thesis
Allori, S. Music, text, gender and notions/influences of an Italian cultural perspective as the source for original music compositions. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6691

The folio of musical works supported by this document, explores the relationship between text and music. Using a variety of textual sources, from a single line of text to an epic poem to political speeches, has produced six pieces in which the relati... Read More about Music, text, gender and notions/influences of an Italian cultural perspective as the source for original music compositions.