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We are pleased to announce the publication of Music Theory Online 26.4. This issue contains nine feature articles and three book reviews. The full table of contents appears below.

Wishing you a restful holiday break,

René Rusch, outgoing editor
Mitch Ohriner, incoming editor
Brad Osborn, associate editor
Jonathan Guez, associate editor
David Heetderks, reviews editor
Bryan Parkhurst, reviews editor

Editor’s Message


Instrumental Transformations in Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas
Jonathan De Souza (Western University)  

Computer-aided Analysis of Sonority in the French Motet Repertory, ca. 1300–1350
Karen Desmond (Brandeis University)
Emily Hopkins (McGill University)
Samuel Howes (McGill University)
Julie E. Cumming (McGill University)  

Mapping Ravel’s “La vallée des cloches”
Kyle Fyr (Mahidol University)  

A Transformational Approach to Gesture in Shō Performance
Toru Momii (Columbia University)  

Analyzing Schoenberg’s War Compositions as Satire and Sincerity: A Comparative Analysis of Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte and A Survivor from Warsaw
Joon Park (University of Arkansas)  

Pen, Paper, Steel: Visualizing Bach’s Polyphony at the Bauhaus
Stephanie Probst (University of Cologne)  

A “Proto-Theme” in Some of J. S. Bach’s Fugal Works
John S. Reef (Nazareth College)  

Blues Lyric Formulas in Early Country Music, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll
Nicholas Stoia (Duke University)  

Shaping Form: Performances as Analyses of Cyclic Macroform in Arnold Schoenberg’s Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19 (1911), in the Recordings of Eduard Steuermann and Other Pianists
Christian Utz (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)
Thomas Glaser (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)  


Review of Dylan Robinson, Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2020)
Robin Attas (Queen's University)  

Review of Jason Yust, Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form (Oxford University Press, 2018)
Leah Frederick (Oberlin College and Conservatory)  

Review of Leslie A. Tilley, Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond (The University of Chicago Press, 2019)
Marc Hannaford (University of Michigan)