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Music in Television


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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Volume Foreword
Preface: Listening to the Small Screen

Part I: Practices and Theories of Television Music
1. A Discipline Emerges: Reading Writing About Listening to Television

James Deaville
2. "Coperettas," "Detecterns," and Space Operas: Music and Genre Hybridization in American Television

Ron Rodman
3. TV Music and the History of Television Sound

Shawn VanCour
4. Rural Music on American Television, 1948-2010

Michael Saffle
5. Music in the Golden Age of Television News Documentaries

Colin Roust

Part II: Case Studies in Television Music
6. "Bad Wolf": Leitmotiv and Musical Textures in Doctor Who (2005)

Robynn Stilwell
7. From Punk to the Musical: South Park, Music, and the Cartoon Format
Sean Nye
8. It's What's Happening Baby! Television Music and the Politics of the War
On Poverty

Norma Coates
9. Channeling Glenn Gould: Masculinities from Television to New Hollywood

Julie Brown
10. "The Rock Man's Burden": Consuming Canada at Live 8

Kip Pegley

Appendix: Generation X, South Park, and TV Music Composition: An Interview with Adam Berry

Conducted by Sean Nye

About the Author

James Deaville is a Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music, at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His interest in television music focuses on how music has played a role in the reporting of news, and has published articles on news music used for 9/11 and for the war in Iraq.


"A worthy contribution to the field, and I would strongly recommend that music libraries and individuals wishing to learn more about television music purchase this book for their collections." - Lisa Scoggin, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

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