The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

Conference Program 2006

Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
3-5 August 2006

August 3

3:00-10:00pm Check-in,
Cashman Hall Lobby
5:00-6:00pm Dinner, Alliot Dining Hall (additional charge)
6:00-8:00pm English Country Dancing, McCarthy Arts Center 134
8:30-9:30pm NABMSA Board Meeting, Cashman Hall Seminar Room

Friday, August 4

7:15-8:30am Breakfast,
Alliot Dining Hall
8:40-9:00am Welcome, Saint Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room
9:00am-5:00pm Book Exhibit, Jeanmarie 380

9:10-10:30am Paper Session 1

Avant-Garde Techniques,
Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Christopher Holmes (Indiana University)
Louis Niebur (University of Nevada at Reno), “Bring All Up and Mix
’Em Good”: Sound Collage in Early British Radio
David Beard (Cardiff University), Escaping the Labyrinth: Deciphering the
Scene-Agent Ratio in Yan Tan Tethera by Harrison Birtwhistle and
Tony Harrison

Unravelling the
Motives of Publishers
, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Candace Bailey (North Carolina at Riverside)
Stacey Jocoy Houck (Texas Tech University), “John Cooke You Be a Knave”:
Music Publishing as Cultural Politics in 17th-Century England
Anne Dhu McLucas (University of Oregon), A New Look at a Scottish Anomaly:
Forbes’s Cantus, Songs, and Fancies

10:40am-12:00pm Paper Session 2

Lure of the Exotic
, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Eric Saylor (Drake University)
Christopher Scheer (University of Michigan), Born of Bicycling or Brothels?
The Genesis of Holst’s Beni Mora (1912) in Algeria
Steven Gehring (University at Stony Brook), The Pull of the Bush: World
Beat and Identity Construction in Kate Bush’s The Dreaming

Modernism, British
, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Byron Adams (University of California at Riverside)
Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut), Dancing in the “City of
Dreadful Night”: Paris, Vienna and St. Petersburg in the 1914 Scherzo-Nocturne
in Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony
Jenny Doctor (University of York), Modernism versus Tradition at the Proms,

12:00-1:00pm Lunch, Alliot Dining Hall

1:20-2:40pm Paper Session 3

Music and Film,
Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Eric Hung (Westminster Choir College of Rider University)
Heither Wiebe (University of Michigan), Memories of Freedom, Fantasies of
the Self: The Romantic Piano Concerto in 1940s Britain.
Edward Green (Manhattan School of Music), Bernard Herrmann: An Anglophile
among the Viennese of Hollywood

Alan Bush’s
, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Nathaniel Lew (St. Michael’s College)
Joanna Dunn (University of Oxford), Towards a Reappraisal of Alan Bush:
The Piano Concerto (1937) in Context
John Lowerson (University of Sussex), Alan Bush’s Winter Journey
(1946): A Waymark on the Composer’s Road from Modernism to Englishness

2:40-3:00pm Tea break, St Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room

3:00-5:00pm Paper Session 4

The Long Century:
Valid Conception or Easy Option?
, Jeanmarie 373
Discussion session led by Jenny Doctor (University of York) and Charles
Edward McGuire (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music)

The Impact of Continental Masters, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Therese Ellsworth
Julian Onderdonk (West Chester University), Folksong, Hymnody, and Bach’s
Chorales: Ralph Vaughan Williams and “The Greatest of All Musicians”
Ruth Solie (Smith College), Of Steam Engines, Beethoven, and Victorian Modernity
Roberta Montemorra Marvin (University of Iowa), Music, Propaganda, and National
Pride: Verdi’s Inno delle nazioni and the 1862 London International

5:00-5:45pm Reception sponsored by Ashgate, Cashman Hall
Great Room
5:45pm Buses leave Cashman Hall parking lot for the Burlington pier
6:30-9:00pm Dinner cruise on Lake Champlain
9:30pm Buses return to Cashman Hall parking lot

Saturday, August 5

9:00-9:30am Continental Breakfast, Alliot Dining Hall
9:00am-5:00pm Book Exhibit, Jeanmarie 380

9:30-11:30am Paper Session 5

New Light on Elgar, Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Charles McGuire (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music)
Deborah Heckert (SUNY-Stonybrook),
“God bless the Music Halls”: Elgar at the Coliseum and the Negotiations
of Edwardian Popular Culture
Rachel Cowgill (University of Leeds), Elgar’s War Requiem
Byron Adams (University of California, Riverside), “Our Souls with
High Music Ringing”: Elgar, Pauer and The Elements of the Beautiful
in Music

Harking Back to the Renaissance,
Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Thomas Schuttenhelm
Jennifer Oates (Queens College, CUNY), Eclecticism and Englishness in Five
Tudor Portraits
: A Portrait of Vaughan Williams’s Musical Style?
Vicki Stroeher (Marshall University), Britten as Interpreter: Form and Meaning
in his Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo
Christopher Holmes (Indiana University), Symbolism through Borrowing in
the Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

11:30am-12:30pm Brunch, Alliot Dining Hall

12:50-1:50pm Keynote Address, Cheray 111
Christina Bashford (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), ‘In
the Pantry, or the Library … Upstairs in the Bed-Rooms’: Britain’s
Hidden Chamber Music

2:00 – 3:20 Paper Session 6

The Romance of the North, Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Julia Grella (CUNY Graduate Center)
Annett Richter (University of Minnesota), The Visual Imagination of a Romantic
Seascape: Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture Revisited
Aidan Thomson (Queen’s College, Belfast), The “Celtic North”
as a Critique of Pastoralism

18th-Century Studies,
Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Christina Fuhrmann (Ashland University)
Aaron Keebaugh (University of Florida), “Treading the Atlantic Stage”:
Ballad Opera as a Case Study in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Musicology
Ilias Chrissochoidis (Stanford University), A “Scale to Measure the
Merits of Musicians” (1776)

3:20-3:40pm Tea break,
St Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room

3:40-5:00pm Paper Session 7

Catholics Under Pressure, Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Dorothy de Val (York University)
Anna Hersey (University of Minnesota), William Byrd’s 1588 Psalms:
Expression of a Community Identity in Elizabethan England
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), “More
Acceptable Views”: The Evolving Catholicism of Edward Elgar

, Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Deborah Heckert (SUNY-Stonybrook)
Eric Saylor (Drake University), Race, Class, and Fate in Delius’s
Lisa Lutter and Sylvia Kahan, Lecture Recital: Composer Adela Maddison:
International Woman of Mystery

5:00-6:00pm Dinner, Alliot Dining Hall

6:20-7:40pm Paper Session 8

The Gendering of Instruments, Jeanmarie 373
Moderator: Ruth Solie (Smith College)
Christine Kyprianides (Jacobs School of Music), The Emasculated Violoncellist:
A Victorian Gender Type?
Allan W. Atlas (CUNY Graduate Center), Ladies and the Concertina in Victorian
England: A Note on Manufacturers’ Marketing Strategies

Music of the Art of Queens, Jeanmarie 375
Moderator: Nicholas Temperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Kasey Mattia (Duke University), Finding the Lily through the Rose: The Defining
and Self-Defining of Queen Henrietta Maria
Jennifer Caines (University of Alberta), Queen Victoria as Music Critic:
The Figure of the Prima Donna in Victoria’s Journal

8:00-10:00pm Paper Session 9

From Beds of Raging Fire: Performing Baroque Madness, McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall
Moderator: Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Syracuse University)
Sean M. Parr (Columbia University), Inflamed Passions and Performative Extremes
Amber Youell-Fingleton (Columbia University), Anne Bracegirdle on Fire
Brooke Bryant (CUNY Graduate Center), Transcending the Fourth Wall: Gesture
and Mad Song

Sunday, August 6

9:00-9:30am Continental breakfast, Alliot Dining Hall
10:00am Buses leave Cashman Hall parking lot for Ben & Jerry’s ice
cream factory tour
2:00pm Buses return to Cashman Hall parking lot
3:00 pm Check-out time