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Tomlinson, Gary

Overview
Works: 100 works in 269 publications in 6 languages and 6,475 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Music  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: MT6, 780.15
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Tomlinson
Monteverdi and the end of the Renaissance by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Italiaanse componist (1567-1643)
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical and historical data are introduced in order to point up aesthetic qualities of actual pieces of music. Each of the main chapters begins with a general stylistic overview of the broad historical period in question; this serves as a conceptual focus for understanding the music that follows. Short picture essays convey some aspects of cultural history which can stir the students' interest and perhaps also stimulate their musical response
Source readings in music history( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a comprehensive collection of writings on music, spanning the ages from ancient Greece to the close of the twentieth century. All seven sections boast introductory essays in which the period editors present new perspectives on the music of their separate eras. A headnote for each reading provides some background on the writer and places the selection in broader musical and historical context. Finally, a master index brings together names, concepts, and musical genres from the two millennia of music history covered in the book." -- Book jacket
Metaphysical song : an essay on opera by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "connects opera to shifting visions of metaphysics and selfhood across the last four hundred years."--Cover
Music in renaissance magic : toward a historiography of others by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magic enjoyed a vigorous revival in sixteenth-century Europe, attaining a prestige it had not held for over a millenium and becoming, for some, a kind of universal philosophy. Renaissance music also suggested a form of universal knowledge through revived interest in two ancient themes: the Pythagorean and Platonic "harmony of the celestial spheres" and the legendary effects of the music of bards like Orpheus, Arion, and David. In this climate, Renaissance philosophers drew many new and provocative connections between music and the occult sciences." "In Music in Renaissance Magic, Gary Tomlinson describes some of these connections and offers a fresh view of the development of early modern thought in Italy. He focuses on a period roughly between the lifetimes of two key figures: the philosopher, magician, and musician Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and the philosopher Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639). Under Ficino's influence, other philosophers gave special prominence to music, while music theorists sought to explain music's astrological and magical qualities." "Tomlinson details new links forged between cosmology and musical technique around 1500, against the background of a burgeoning familiarity with ancient thought in late fifteenth-century Europe. He also offers an original interpretation of Ficino's astrological songs and characterizes the widespread diffusion of Ficino's musical epistemology in the century after his death; analyzes the presence of music in early modern mysticism; and, with examples from Monteverdi, isolates magical and nonmagical premises reflected in musical expression around 1600." "Tomlinson pursues these topics both on the subjective plane of hermeneutic history and at the buried level of Michel Foucault's archaeology. From this fusion of approaches emerges a historiography sensitive to the intentions of the historical protagonists as well as to the discourses that helped shape their ideas. This study also broadens the customary purview of musicological studies, thus raising issues essential to postmodern historiography issues of cultural distance and our relationship to the others we encounter in our constructions of the past."--Jacket
The singing of the New World : indigenous voice in the era of European contact by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Singing of the New World Gary Tomlinson offers histories of ancient music long since silent: the songs of the Indians that Europeans met in the sixteenth century. Merging recent cultural history, early European accounts, archaeological findings, and rare indigenous documents for the Mexica (or Aztecs), the Incas, and the Tupinamba of lowland Brazil, Tomlinson explores the place of singing in these societies. He details the expressive and ritual ends it was expected to fulfil before and after the coming of the conquistadors. Musical practices and the cultural ends they served come alive across a spectrum that reaches from the cosmogonic geometry of Inca ritual song through the imminent sacred materiality of Mexican cantares to the intricate interconnections of singing, speaking and eating in Tupinamba cannibalism. A final chapter considers the fears mutually and repeatedly inspired by the expressive powers of American and European song."--Jacket
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Recording )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of classical music selections from various periods up through the twentieth century; performed by various soloists and ensembles
Music and historical critique : selected essays by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of the author's studies on critical musicology. This collection gathers essays and lectures, along with an introduction outlining the context of the contributions and commenting on their aims and significance. It provides retrospective view of his achievements in bringing to musicological discourse the experiences of past
Italian secular song, 1606-1636 : a seven-volume reprint collection( )

12 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A million years of music : the emergence of human modernity by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeological evidence and developments in the fields of cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. Starting at a period of human prehistory long before Homo sapiens or music existed, Tomlinson describes the incremental attainments that, by changing the communication and society of prehuman species, laid the foundation for musical behaviors in more recent times. He traces in Neandertals and early sapiens the accumulation and development of these capacities, and he details their coalescence into modern musical behavior across the last hundred millennia
Rinuccini, Peri, Monteverdi, and the humanist heritage of opera by Gary Tomlinson( )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance musical humanism, defined either as an interest in ancient music or as a general fascination with the relationship of music to the text it sets, has long been viewed as a most influential cultural force behind the birth of opera around 1600. But the humanist bases of the new genre are not so narrowly circumscribed as this. The first opera that has come down to us, L'Euridice of the poet Ottavio Rinuccini and the musician Jacopo Peri, manifests in its nature and in the circumstances of its creation humanist values and conceptions of the most fundamental sort
Listen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source readings in music history( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published as a single volume in 1950. Published as 5 separate volumes in the 1965 edition. A single volume edition and a set of separate volumes published in 1998. The subtitles of the 1998 edition vary from the subtitles of the 1965 edition
Listen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of classical music selections from various periods up through the twentieth century; performed by various soloists and ensembles
The Eastern Po Valley : songs( )

5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome and Naples : songs( )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence : songs( )

3 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pisa and Siena : songs by Antonio, fl. 1605-1627 Brunelli( )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northwestern Italy : songs by Enrico Radesca di Foggia ...( )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of astronomical poetry( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Source readings in music history
Alternative Names
Gary Tomlinson American musicologist

Tomlinson, Gary Alfred 1951-

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ListenSource readings in music historyMetaphysical song : an essay on operaMusic in renaissance magic : toward a historiography of othersThe singing of the New World : indigenous voice in the era of European contactListenMusic and historical critique : selected essaysListen