We are pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of Music Theory Online. 

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We at MTO are proud to present Volume 28, no. 4, our December issue, with 8 new articles and 2 reviews. If you're already feeling wistful for 2022, you can pretend you received this message 3 days ago. Otherwise, what better way to start the year than to read the latest in the field?

Best regards,

-Mitch Ohriner

Editor’s Message


Analyzing Vocal Placement in Recorded Virtual Space
Michèle Duguay (Indiana University)

Analyzing the Beat in Metrically Consonant Popular Songs: A Multifaceted Approach
David Geary (Wake Forest University)

Intersubjectivity and Shared Dynamic Structure in Narrative Imaginings to Music
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis (Princeton University)
Natalie Miller (Princeton University)
Nathaniel Mitchell (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
Mauro Orsini Windholz (Princeton University)
Jamal Williams (Princeton University)
J. Devin McAuley (Michigan State University)

Reconstructing the Paris Conservatory’s Cours d’Harmonie 1812–1844: Discipline, Sources, Theory, and Method
Michael Masci (SUNY Geneseo)

Musical Eschatology in Contemporary Christian Worship Songs
Samuel Ng (University of Cincinnati)

Alanis Morissette’s Voices
Drew Nobile (University of Oregon)

Willaert’s Elusive Counterpoint Explained
Peter Schubert (McGill University)

The Melodic Organization of The Rite of Spring
Joseph N. Straus (Graduate Center, CUNY)


Review of Amy Cimini, Wild Sound: Maryanne Amacher and the Tenses of Audible Life (Oxford University Press, 2022)
Noah Kahrs (Eastman School of Music)

Review of Matthew Santa, Hearing Rhythm and Meter: Analyzing Metrical Consonance and Dissonance in Common-Practice Music (Routledge, 2020)
David Temperley (Eastman School of Music)