It’s hard to make it as a musician these days, but it was even harder during the Reagan era. While Charisse is voice-doubled by Carole Richards (who dubs Newman’s Resurrection Song” in The Robe), no vocals are necessary to get the erotic charge emphatically across in this opulently staged and orchestrated (probably by Hugo Friedhofer) production number.
During the colonial era New England ministers concerned about their congregations’ singing abilities had organized singing schools for church members and fashioned a simple method of musical notation designed to introduce church members to the basics of musical knowledge.
Prehistoric music, once more commonly called primitive music, is the name given to all music produced in preliterate cultures ( prehistory ), beginning somewhere in very late geological history Prehistoric music is followed by ancient music in most of Europe (1500 BC) and later music in subsequent European-influenced areas, but still exists in isolated areas.
Sociological approaches to music have proliferated in many national traditions in the twentieth century, and include such distinctive disciplines as ethnomusicology, ethnographic musical anthropology, the sociology of music, folkloristics, the psychology of music, popular cultural studies, and so-called new” (historical) musicology; even the discipline of music theory has begun to grapple with cultural and social perspectives on sound structure and musical meaning.
There exists, then, a continuum of levels of analysis in the study of musical behavior: music must begin with basic concepts and values, which in turn are translated into actual behavior; this in turn is directed toward the achievement of a specific musical product, or structural sound.