This selection of unique essays is in tribute to the paintings of Derek Scott at the get together of his 60th birthday. As one of many best lighting in severe Musicology, Scott has contributed to shaping the epistemological path for track study because the past due Nineteen Eighties. there's no doubt that the trail taken by way of the serious musicologist has been a difficult one, resulting in new conceptions, interactions, and heated debates in past times twenty years. adjustments in musicology through the final many years of the 20th century caused the institution of latest units of theoretical equipment that probed on the social and cultural relevance of song, up to its self-referentiality. the entire students contributing to this booklet have performed a task within the common paradigmatic shift that ensued within the wake of Kerman's demand switch within the Nineteen Eighties. getting down to handle a number ways to theorizing song and promulgating modes of study throughout a variety of repertories, the essays during this assortment may be learn as a coming of age of serious musicology via its lively discussion with different disciplines corresponding to sociology, feminism, ethnomusicology, background, anthropology, philosophy, cultural reports, aesthetics, media reports, movie track stories, and gender stories. the amount offers tune researchers and graduate scholars with an updated authoritative connection with all concerns facing the nation of severe musicology at the present time.

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