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Law and societal regulations are a very common theme in vocal music. Many operas, such as Un Ballo en Maschera (A Masked Ball) tell stories of murder; in the case of Ballo, the opera is based on the real-life assassination of  a king of Sweden. Because of the politically charged subject matter, the opera itself has often been censored. One version is set in 17th century Massachusetts rather than in the more historically accurate Sweden.

Pirates and piracy are also a popular theme: witness Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, as is criminal law (Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten, based on the short novel by Herman Melville).

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Sketches by W. S. Gilbert

RESOURCES FOR DOING RESEARCH IN LAW AND MUSIC

Gilbert and Sullivan

David Duffey's A Lotta Little Lists

The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

Classical Music Pages

Giuseppe Verdi

Medieval and Renaissance Music Websites

The Jolly Roger. See also Pirates in Popular Culture (this website) and Law, Tax, Accounting and Popular Culture (this website).

 

Special Topics

A. Human Rights and Music

Websites

Collingridge, Caroline, European Round Table on Human Rights and Cultural Policies in a Changing Europe

Music Industry Human Rights Association

Society for Ethnomusicology: Announcement of the First World Conference on Music and Censorship

Music with Human Rights and/or Legal Themes

Popular Song and Musicals

Popular Song

House of the Rising Sun

I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

Musicals

Oliver (children's rights) (based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist)

The Pajama Game (labor unions)

Showboat (civil rights)

Opera and Operetta

The Beggar's Opera

Lost in the Stars (based on Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country)

The Threepenny Opera

B. Articles About Specific Musicians and Their Work

Dylan, Bob

Gearey, Adam, Politic: Outlaw Blues: Law in the Songs of Bob Dylan, 20 Cardozo Law Review 1401 (May/July 1999).

 

 

 




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