North American British Music Studies Association

Conference Program 2004

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio
June 18-19, 2004

Friday, 18 June

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Vaughan Williams Julian
Onderdonk (West Chester University)
Eric Saylor (Drake University). Folk Song and Theatricality in Hugh the Drover
and Sir John in Love
James Brooks Kuykendall (Calvin College). Vaughan Williams, The Poisoned Kiss,
and the legacy of the Savoy Operas
Renée Chérie Clark (Hillsdale College). The Middle Years: Vaughan
Williams, Art Song Composition, and the Development of a Style

Opera: Renegotiating Continental Models
Claudia Macdonald (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)
JoAnn Taricani (University of Michigan). Subtext and Subversion: The Hidden
Political Parody of The Dragon of Wantley (J.F. Lampe, 1737)
Christina Fuhrmann (Ashland University). Scott Repatriated? La Dame Blanche
Crosses the Channel
Nathaniel Lew (St. Michael’s College). Socialist Realism in England:
the Case of Alan Bush’s Wat Tyler

3:30 pm – 5:55 pm

Music and Social Improvement David
Wright (Royal College of Music)
Dorothy De Val (York University). Morris and ‘Merrie England’:
Mary Neal and the Espérence Club
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). “Tunes Appropriate
and Devotional”: Tonic Sol-fa and British Missionary Control in Madagascar
Denise Odello (UC-Santa Barbara). Music as Social Organizer: The Brass Band
Movement of Nineteenth-Century Britain
Deborah Heckert (Stony Brook University). Sites of Modernity and the ‘History
of Today’: English fin-de-Siècle Anxieties and the Case of the
Music Hall

3:30 pm – 4:40 pm

Laments and Ballads
JoAnn Taricani (University of Michigan)
Jessie Ann Owens (Brandeis University). Singing in a Mournful Key: English
Laments
Stacey Jocoy-Houck (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The Interrelation
of Texts and Tunes in Early Modern Broadside Ballads

4:45 pm – 5:55 pm

Sacred Music and Class Identity
Steven Plank (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)
Nicholas Temperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Class Distinctions
in Eighteenth-Century Church Music
Ilias Chrissochoidis (Stanford University). From the Stage to the Cathedral:
Cultural Mobility of English Oratorio in Mid-18th-Century Britain

8:00 pm

Concert
Rachel Lynn Waddell, Renée Chérie Clark, Mary Enid Haines, J.
R. Fralick, and Dorothy DeVal will perform works by J. C. Bach, Bennett, Rutter,
Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Novello, and others

Saturday, June 19

9:00 am – 11:25 am

Technology and the Canon: BBC
Byron Adams (University of California – Riverside)
Christina Baade (McMaster University) “The Dancing Front”: Manliness,
Dance, and “BBC Dancing Club” in World War II
Jenny Doctor (Trinity College of Music). ‘Virtual Concerts’ –
the BBC’s Transmutation of Public Performances
Louis Niebur (UCLA). Orpheus, Orphèe, Orfeo: the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
and the Reprocessing of Reinterpretation
David Simonelli (Youngstown State University). “A Whole Scene Going”:
Criticism of BBC music programming during Progressive rock era, 1964- 1976

Female Voices Ruth
Solie (Smith College)
Anita Gorman (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania). Lady Nairne and the
Song Culture of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Michael J. Budds (University of Missouri-Columbia). Queen Victoria as Musical
Hostess: The Royal Salon
Juliette Wells (Manhattanville College). George Elliot and the Victorian Amateur
Donna Parsons (University of Iowa). Penetrating the Recesses of their Genius:
Artistry and Artistic Temperament in Henry Handel Richardson’s Maurice
Guest

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lecture Recital
Julia Grella (CUNY Graduate Center). Music, Morals, and Metanoia in "The
Awakening Conscience"

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Politics and Drama
Andrew Walkling (SUNY – Binghamton)
Anne F. Widmayer and Peter W. Gibeau (University of Wisconsin at Washington
County).
Musical Characterization in Thomas Southerne’s Oroonoko
Ian Gallacher (Syracuse University School of Law). “A Most Excellent
Moral”: The Beggar’s Opera and Its Stories of Law and Society
in Early Eighteenth Century London
Paul Rice (Memorial University of Newfoundland). “Staging” the
French Revolution in London: Two Musical Treatments

Music and Nationalism
Nicholas Temperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jennifer Oates (Queens College, CUNY). The Ship o’ the Fiend: Hamish
MacCunn as Scottish Bard
David C.H. Wright (Royal College of Music). Sir Frederick Bridge and the Musical
Furtherance of British Imperialism: The 1902 Coronation
Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut). ‘The old sweet Anglo-Saxon
spell’: Racial Discourses and the American Reception of British Music,
1895-1945

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Music and Popular Culture
Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut)
Jeremy Smith and Jay Keister (University of Colorado, Boulder). From New Jerusalem
to the Babylon of the Apocalypse: the Musical Poetics of Social Critique in
British Progressive Rock of the Early 1970s
Kendra Leonard. Sviatoslav Richter and Rita: Art Music and Satire in Monty
Python

Elgar and Holst Aidan
Thomson (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Byron Adams (UC-Riverside). “The Soul in Anguish”: Elgar’s
Wagnerian Dialectic of Shame and Grace
Matthew Riley (University of Birmingham). “The Feminine Element Inside”:
J.B. Priestly’s Elgar and the Topography Of ‘Deep England’
Christopher Scheer (University of Michigan). “Savitri, Savitri, I am
Death”: The Conquest of Wagnerian Influence in The Music of Gustav Holst