Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Henderson, Clayton W. "Structural Importance of Borrowed Music in the Works of Charles Ives: A Preliminary Assessment." In Report of the Eleventh Congress of the International Musicological Society Held at Copenhagen, 1972, ed. Henrik Glahn, Soren Sorensen, and Peter Ryom, vol. 1, 437-46. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1974.

Henderson gives a survey of Ives's structural use of borrowed material and in some cases mentions its extramusical value. The following features are discussed and partially illustrated in figures: (1) Quotation in a rhapsodic/improvisatory style; (2) quotation in a chorale-oriented style (reminiscent of organ music); and quotations to create (3) a rondo form; (4) verse and refrain structures; (5) ternary forms; (6) arch-forms; and (7) cyclic forms. Several designs can be combined in one piece.

Works: Ives: Piano Sonata No. 1 (438), Symphony No. 3 (439), Symphony No. 4 (442), Central Park in the Dark (439), General William Booth Enters Into Heaven (439), Violin Sonata No. 3 (439), A Symphony: "New England Holidays" (440), "The 'St. Gaudens' in Boston Common" from Three Places in New England (441), Piano Sonata No. 2 ("Concord, Mass., 1840-1860") (443).

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: Andreas Giger

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