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Works by Roger Moseley

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Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016).


“Rehear(s)ing Media Archaeology.” Contribution to “Discrete/Continuous: Music and Media Theory after Kittler” (Colloquy), Journal of the American Musicological Society 70, no. 1 (2017).

“Current Perspectives on Music, Sound, and Narrative in Screen Media,” roundtable co-authored with Claudia Gorbman, Anahid Kassabian, et al. In The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, edited by Miguel Mera, Ron Sadoff, and Benjamin Winters. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“The Qualities of Quantities: ‘Madamina, il catalogo è questo,’” Cambridge Opera Journal 28, no. 2 (2016): 137–40.

“Digital Analogies: The Keyboard as Field of Musical Play,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 68, no. 1 (2015): 151-227.

“Nintendo’s Art of Musical Play,” chapter co-authored with Aya Saiki, in K. J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, and Neil Lerner (eds.), Music in Video Games: Studying Play (New York: Routledge, 2014), 51-76.

“Playing Games With Music (and Vice Versa): Ludomusicological Perspectives on Guitar Hero and Rock Band,” in Nicholas Cook and Richard Pettengill (eds.), Taking It to the Bridge: Music as Performance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013), 279-318.

“Music, Visual Culture, and Digital Games,” in Tim Shephard and Anne Leonard (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture (New York: Routledge, 2013), 376-84.

“Entextualization and the Improvised Past,” Music Theory Online 19, no. 2 (2013).

“Mozart’s Harlequinade: Improvising Music alla commedia dell’arte,” Common Knowledge 17/2 (2011): 335-47.

“Work or Play? Brahms’s Performance of His Own Music,” in Johannes Brahms and His World, ed. Kevin C. Karnes and Walter Frisch (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), 137-65.

“Presenting the Past: The Experience of Historically Inspired Keyboard Improvisation,” Keyboard Perspectives 2 (2009): 83-102.

“Reforming Johannes: Brahms, Kreisler, and the Piano Trio in B, op. 8,” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 132/2 (2007): 252-305 (awarded the Royal Musical Association’s Jerome Roche Prize “for a distinguished article by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career”).

“Is There More than Juan Brahms?” (review-article covering recent Brahms literature), 
Journal of the Royal Musical Association 131/1 (2006): 160-75.