Abstract

This article discusses the relationships between lyric and music through the intersection of the two in the English lute song. The article argues that musical content complicates lyric voices because musical voices allow multiple interpretations of the text to occur simultaneously without one interpretation of the text necessarily privileged over the others. This polyphony can result in an undermining or even fracturing of the lyric "I."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 63-81
Launched on MUSE
2010-02-24
Open Access
No
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