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Intertextual observations of Jimmy Boyle’s handwritten manuscripts


Chan, Cheong Jan and Kwan, Chiou Yueh and Lee, Sze May and Boyle, James P. S. (2020) Intertextual observations of Jimmy Boyle’s handwritten manuscripts. Malaysian Journal of Music, 9 (1). 138 - 168. ISSN 2600-9366; ESSN: 2600-9331


Our study on Jimmy Boyle (1922-1971) has been one that attempts to unfold the many facets of his creativity against the single-dimensional image of a patriotic songwriter. His sentiments as songwriters of many kind, a jazzman, and a cultural enthusiast have been proven through his different branches of work that are at times seem contrasting with each other in compositional styles. As a result of a long term archiving project, this paper reveals the entire set of handwritten artefact left after his death in 1971 and was recovered in Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2014, namely some 177 items of Boyle’s handwritten manuscript, that contains unpublished, published compositions as well as hand copy of others’ compositions. Main methods employed were that of the construct of taxonomy, and some cross-examination of the items covered within the catalogue mooted by the concept of intertextuality. Through narrating the interlinks between multiple manuscripts surrounding ‘Mutiara Ku’, ‘Pulau Pinang’ and ‘Medhini’, the process of composition was brought to life in displaying the all rounded capacity of Boyle.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.37134/mjm.vol9.10.2020
Publisher: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Keywords: Jimmy Boyle; Composer; Catalogue; Music manuscripts; Intertextuality
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 09:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89431
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