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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Works

Themes

Music

Themes are groups of groups: as each item is tied to a group, each group is tied to a theme.

175-Stadt Chorale
GR Part Four, 5: 668 Composition | Concentration Camps
2/4
AD One, 4.2: 33 Key/Scale | Music
3/4
AD Four, 61.5: 902 Key/Scale | Music
4/4
GR Part One, 2: 8 Key/Scale | Music
6/8
AD Three, 38.2: 534 (a bouncy -) Key/Scale | Music
7/8
AD Four, 64.8: 946 Key/Scale | Music
In dulci jubilo
Nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
Leit in praesipio,
Leuchtet vor die Sonne
Matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.

GR Part One, 16: 129 Song | Germany
O Jesu parvule
Nach dir ist mir so weh . . .
GR Part One, 16: 136 Song | Germany
A miner
AD Two, 24.2: 285 Key/Scale | Music
Aberystwyth
GR Part One, 20: 171 Composition | Christianity
Adagio from the Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488
AD Four, 51.1: 712 Composition | Music
After the Ball
AD Two, 31.3: 425 Song | Music
All Pimps Look Alike to Me
AD One, 6.1: 48 Song | Music
Anton Webern
2*, first GR, 12: 440, 441, 443 Composer | Austria
Antonio Smareglia
AD Three, 37.12: 524 Composer | Croatia
At a Georgia Camp Meeting
AD Two, 31.3: 423 Song | Music
Auld Lang Syne
AD Four, 57.7: 815 Song | United Kingdom
Ausgerechnet Bananen
AD Four, 51.1: 714 Song | Austria
Aux armes, citoyens
AD Three, 38.5: 544 Song | France
B
AD Four, 64.4: 940 Key/Scale | Music
B natural
AD Four, 64.4: 940 Key/Scale | Music
Bacchanale
AD One, 4.1: 27 Composition | Music
Béla Bartók
AD Four, 64.5: 941 Composer | Hungary
borbanngadyr
AD Four, 55.11: 786 Song | Russia
Bright Days for the Black Market
GR Part Three, 30: 585 Song | Music
Button Up Your Overcoat
GR Part Four, 6: 691 Song | Music
C
3*, first AD, 17.4: 206 (- chord in the day's melody) Key/Scale | Music
C major
AD Two, 24.2: 285 (a ruinous - octave) Key/Scale | Music
C seventh
AD Four, 60.1: 866 Key/Scale | Music
C'est pas Paris, c'est sa banlieu
AD Five, 70.1: 1065 Song | France
Camille Saint-Saëns
AD One, 4.1: 27 (Monsieur -) Composer | France
canone
AD Four, 64.15: 960 Composition | Religion
Carl Czerny
AD Four, 51.2: 716 Composer | Austria
Carl Orff
2*, first GR, 5: 237 Composer | Germany
Charles Borel-Clerc
AD Three, 40.6: 567 Composer | France
Chattanooga Choo Choo
GR Part Three, 14: 468 Song | United States
Cherokee
GR Part One, 10: 63, 64, 65 Song | United States
Chinese fourths
AD Four, 69.10: 1054 Key/Scale | Music
Christian hymns
AD One, 3.1: 22 Song | Religion
Ciboulette
AD Five, 70.1: 1065 Composition | France
close-harmony
2*, first GR, 2: 12 (- trombones) Key/Scale | Music
Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
GR Part Two, 3: 222 Song | Interbellum
Cosmas of Jerusalem
AD Four, 64.15: 960 (a canone of -, dating from the eighth century) Composer | Israel
counter-Te Deum
AD Four, 64.1: 931 (-, more desperamus than laudamus) Song | Anarchism
Daisy, Daisy
AD Three, 46.2: 647 Song | United States
Dancing in the Dark
GR Part One, 5: 36 Song | United States
Diadem
GR Part One, 20: 169 Song | Christianity
Die Fahne Hoch
GR Part Four, 3: 653 Song | Third Reich
Die Meistersinger
GR Part Three, 6: 361 Composition | Germany
Don Giovanni
GR Part Two, 8: 270 (-'s map of Europe) Composition | Austria
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
GR Part Three, 7: 382 Song | United States
E
AD Four, 64.4: 940 (- to -) Key/Scale | Music
E minor nocturne
AD Three, 39.1: 555 Composition | Music
E-major
GR Part One, 12: 78 (- chord) Key/Scale | Music
Edward Elgar
AD Four, 57.7: 815 Composer | United Kingdom
eia, wärn wir da
GR Part One, 16: 134 (-!) Song | German
El Capitán
AD Two, 31.3: 418 Song | Music
Enigma Variations
AD Four, 57.7: 815 Composition | Music
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
2*, first AD, 37.5: 512 Composer | Italy
Ernesto Lecuona
GR Part One, 20: 169 (some piece by -, "Siboney" perhaps) Composer | Cuba
Erno Rapée
AD Four, 69.2: 1042 (that - movie-theme book) Composer | Hungary
étude
AD Three, 46.3: 650 (prelude and -) Composition | Music
Eugénie Lineff
AD Four, 64.5: 941 Composer | Russia
F
AD Four, 64.4: 939 (the white keys from - to -), 940 Key/Scale | Music
F major
AD Four, 60.1: 866 Key/Scale | Music
Fiakerlieder
AD Four, 50.4: 703 Song | Vienna
flatted-seventh
AD Four, 61.3: 896 (- sonorities) Key/Scale | Music
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
AD Three, 48.4: 672 Song | United Kingdom
For It Is Thou, Lord
AD Three, 35.4: 477 Song | Religion
Frank Bridge Variations
GR Part One, 9: 59 Composition | United Kingdom
Franz Josef Haydn
GR Part Four, 8: 711, 712, 717 Composer | Germany
Franz Schubert
AD Four, 65.1: 977 (- lieder) Composer | Austria
Frédéric Chopin
AD Three, 39.1: 552 (a - nocturne), 55 (the - E minor nocturne) Composer | Poland
Fritz Löhner-Beda
AD Four, 51.1: 714 (as Beda) Composer | Austria
Funiculì, Funiculà
AD Two, 27.4: 349 Song | Italian
G-minor seventh
AD Four, 60.1: 866 Key/Scale | Music
G-sharp minor
GR Part One, 12: 78 Key/Scale | Music
Gasparo Spontini
GR Part Four, 1: 622 Composer | Italy
Gaudeamus igitur
GR Part Three, 11: 432 Song | Latin
Giacomo Puccini
AD Three, 40.5: 567 (a new - opera) Composer | Italy
Gioachino Rossini
7*, first AD, 28.6: 372 (-'s opera William Tell) Composer | Italy
Giovinezza
GR Part One, 16: 132 Song | Italy
Giuseppe Verdi
AD Three, 37.12: 524 Composer | Italy
God Bless America
GR Part Three, 12: 443 Composition | United States
Halls of Montezuma
AD Two, 31.3: 422 (Montezoo-HOO-ma) Song | Music
Haydn Op. 76
GR Part Four, 8: 711 Composition | Music
Heinrich Suso
GR Part One, 16: 129 (German macaronic from the fifteenth century, attributed to -) Composer | Germany
Henry Purcell
GR Part One, 16: 129 Composer | United Kingdom
Her Mother Never Told Her
AD Two, 27.3: 347 Song | Music
high C
AD Three, 48.4: 672 Key/Scale | Music
Hjalmar Thuren
AD Four, 64.5: 941 Composer | Denmark
Hoagy Carmichael
GR Part Three, 21: 522 (Sort of a - piano can be heard in behind this, here) Composer | United States
Horst Wessel Song
GR Part Three, 12: 443 Song | Third Reich
Hubert Parry
AD One, 6.2: 49 Composer | United Kingdom
Hugo Wolf
2*, first GR, 11: 419 Composer | Austria
I'm Going to Get Myself a Black Salome
AD Four, 65.1: 977 Song | United States
In the Shadows Let Me Come and Sing to You
GR Part Four, 1: 622 Song | Movies
J'ai Deux Amants
AD Five, 70.1: 1066 Song | France
Jacques Offenbach
2*, first AD, 31.3: 422 (- air) Composer | France
Jim Along Jo
AD Four, 64.26: 971 (- on a clarinet) Song | United States
Johan Strauss, Jr.
AD Four, 52.10: 741 Composer | Austria
Johann Sebastian Bach
4*, first AD, 64.7: 945 Composer | Germany
Johannes Brahms
GR Part Four, 6: 685 Composer | Germany
Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland
GR Part One, 3: 18 Song | Ireland
Joseph Canteloube
AD Four, 64.5: 941 Composer | France
Juan D'Arienzo
GR Part One, 10: 67 Composer | Argentina
Juanita
2*, first AD, 17.6: 208 Song | Mexico
Judeamus igitur, Judenes dum su-hu-mus
AD Three, 44.4: 626 Song | Music
Kalinka
AD Four, 53.3: 754 Song | Russia
Kazoo Quartet in G-Flat Minor
2*, first GR, 12: 76 Composition | Music
Kurt Weill
GR Part Three, 20: 513 Composer | Germany
L'Inutil Precauzione
GR Part Two, 2: 204 (an abbreviated version of -) Composition | Music
La Bohème
GR Part One, 16: 132 Composition | Music
La Cucaracha
2*, first AD, 29.1: 375 Song | Music
La Forza del Destino
2*, first AD, 27.5: 352 Composition | Italy
La Gazza Ladra
3*, first GR, 8: 273 Composition | Music
La Matchiche
AD Three, 40.6: 567 (Borel-Clerc's wildly popular -) Song | Music
Lady of Spain
GR Part Two, 3: 214 (- in C) Song | Music
Largo cantabile e mesto
GR Part Four, 8: 711 Composition | Music
Locrian
GR Part Three, 12: 434 Key/Scale | Music
Louis Spohr
GR Part Four, 1: 622 Composer | Germany
low-key
GR Part Two, 5: 241 (a - enthusiast) Key/Scale | Music
Ludwig von Beethoven
3*, first GR, 8: 273 Composer | Germany
Luigi Denza
3*, first AD, 27.5: 353 (- songs) Composer | Italy
Madame Butterfly
2*, first AD, 40.5: 567 (w/o Madame) Composition | Music
Mags
AD Three, 36.8: 497 Song | Religion
Matins
AD Three, 36.8: 497 Song | Religion
Moonlight Bay
AD Three, 37.5: 513 Song | Define
My Country 'Tis of Thee
AD Two, 31.3: 419 Song | Music
My Prelude to a Kiss
GR Part Four, 6: 685 Song | Music
Negroid
AD Two, 31.3: 421 (a vaguely - sound) Key/Scale | Music
Nimrod
AD Four, 57.7: 815 Composition | Music
nine-part
AD Four, 61.3: 896 (- harmonies) Key/Scale | Music
Ninth Symphony
GR Part Three, 12: 440 Composition | Germany
Noel Coward
2*, first GR, 16: 134 (Mr. -) Composer | United Kingdom
Nonacceptable Songs
GR Part One, 16: 132 (the Post Office is considering issuing a list of -, with ukulele chords as an aid to ready identification) Song | Music
numbers
AD Two, 14.1: 161 Key/Scale | Music
Nuncs
AD Three, 36.8: 497 Song | Religion
O, O, O / To-tus flore-o! / Iam amore virginali / Totus ardeo . . .
GR Part Two, 5: 237 Song | Latin
Ochi Chorniya
AD Four, 53.3: 754 Song | Russia
Ode to Joy
GR Part Three, 12: 440 (- indeed.) Composition | Music
Oh | the | Quizzical, queer, Quater-nioneer
AD Three, 38.2: 534 Song | Quaternions
Oh, When You Talk That Talk
AD Two, 27.4: 349 Song | Music
Old Zip Coon
AD One, 4.2: 33 Song | Music
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
AD Four, 52.2: 725 Song | United States
On the Good Ship Lollipop
GR Part Three, 14: 466 Song | Movies
one-step
AD Four, 65.1: 977 (a - of the day) Key/Scale | Music
or as they say in this town, 'A miner'
AD Two, 24.2: 285 (( - )) Key/Scale | Vocabulary
Pathétique
GR Part Four, 7: 702 Composition | Music
Pavlovia
GR Part Two, 4: 229 (--a-a), 230 Song | The White Visitation
Pavlovia (Beguine)
GR Part Two, 4: 229 Song | The White Visitation
Peter Illich Tchaikovsky
GR Part Four, 7: 702 Composer | Russia
Pie in the Sky
AD Three, 34.2: 463 (Joe Hill's -) Song | Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams
3*, first AD, 61.3: 896 (a new work by -) Composer | United Kingdom
Red River
GR Part One, 10: 68 Song | United States
Red River Valley
2*, first GR, 10: 68 Song | Only One Of It
Reynaldo Hahn
AD Five, 70.1: 1065 Composer | France
Richard Strauss
3*, first AD, 36.8: 498 Composer | Germany
Richard Wagner
2*, first GR, 3: 324 Composer | Germany
Right in the Fuhrer's Face
GR Part Four, 6: 678 Song | World War II
Rigoletto
GR Part One, 16: 132 Composition | Italy
Ripperetta
AD Three, 49.1: 680 Composition | London
Ritter Georg Hoch
AD Four, 50.2: 700 (-!, the old Pan-German anthem) Song | Austria
Rock of Ages
AD Two, 29.1: 374 Composition | Music
Roses is Red
AD Three, 35.1: 472 Song | Music
rough-ins
AD Two, 15.5: 184 Key/Scale | Music
Running Between the Raindrops
GR Part Three, 22: 529 (a Guy Lombardo arrangement of -) Song | Music
Sacha Guitry
AD Five, 70.1: 1066 Composer | France
Salome
AD Three, 44.4: 626 Composition | Music
San Antonio Rose
2*, first GR, 26: 559 Song | United States
School Days, School Days
GR Part Two, 3: 222 Song | Music
School of Velocity
AD Four, 51.2: 716 (Carl Czerny's -, op. 266) Composition | Music
Secrets of Suzanne
GR Part Three, 16: 477 Composition | Music
seventh-chord
AD Two, 31.1: 410 (- harmonies) Key/Scale | Music
Siboney
GR Part One, 20: 169 Song | Cuba
Silent Night
GR Part One, 3: 19 (a naughty version of -) Song | Christianity
Stephen Foster
GR Part Four, 6: 675 (- music) Composer | United States
Sullivan
2*, first GR, 15: 116 Composer | United Kingdom
Tallis Fantasia
AD Four, 61.3: 896 (as Tallis Fantasia) Composition | United Kingdom
Tancredi
GR Part Three, 12: 441 Composition | Music
Tangerine
GR Part Two, 7: 264 Song | Music
Tannhäuser
GR Part Three, 6: 364 Composition | Germany
tarantella
2*, first AD, 37.5: 511 (a species of -) Composition | Music
Te Deum
AD Three, 36.8: 497 (- in Commemoration of the Khaki Election by Filtham), 497 Song | Christianity
Tenement Symphony
GR Part Four, 6: 685 Song | Music
The Barber of Seville
GR Part Two, 2: 204 Composition | Music
The Black Whale of Askalon
AD Three, 44.4: 625-626 Song | Germany
The Changing of the Guard
GR Part One, 2: 13 Song | United Kingdom
the devil in the music
AD Four, 64.4: 940 Key/Scale | Music
The Englishman's Very Shy (Fox-Trot)
GR Part Two, 1: 182 Song | Music
The Idiotic
AD Four, 58.2: 823, 823 (without article), 824, 824 (without article) Song | United Kingdom
The Merry Widow
GR Part Three, 16: 477 Composition | France
The Penis He Thought Was His Own
2*, first GR, 3: 216 Song | Slothrop
The Volga Boatmen
AD Four, 57.7: 815 Composition | Russia
The World over There
GR Part Two, 2: 203 Song | Monaco
There'll Be a HOT TIME in the Old Town Tonite!
GR Part Two, 3: 223 Song | United States
There, I Said It Again
GR Part One, 16: 121 Song | United Kingdom
This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
GR Part Three, 12: 443 Song | Music
Thomas Tallis
GR Part One, 16: 129 Composer | United Kingdom
three- or four part harmony
AD Four, 64.26: 971 Key/Scale | Music
Too Soon To Know (Fox-Trot)
GR Part Two, 2: 195, 196 (w/o Fox-Trot) Song | Music
Tristan und Isolde
GR Part Three, 20: 505 Composition | Germany
Victor Herbert
AD Three, 37.5: 512 (the orchestra was back to -) Composer | United States
Vulgar Song
GR Part Two, 3: 213 Song | Monaco
Waltzing in Whitechapel, or, a Ripping Romance
2*, first AD, 49.1: 678, 678-679 (until first comma), 679 (until first comma) Composition | London
Whistling Rufus
AD Two, 31.3: 418 Song | Music
White Man Welcome
GR Part Four, 6: 692 Song | Hawaii
Who Dat Man?
GR Part Four, 1: 619 Song | Movies
William Schwenck Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
3*, first AD, 49.1: 679 (- style) Composer | United Kingdom
William Tell
2*, first AD, 28.6: 372 Composition | Music
William Tell Overture
GR Part Two, 7: 262 Composition | Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
AD Four, 51.1: 712 Composer | Austria
Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder, or a Private with a Chicken on Your Knee?
GR Part One, 12: 80 Song | World War I
Wozzeck
GR Part Three, 14: 465 Composition | Music
You Can Do a Lot of Things at the Sea-side That You Can’t Do in Town
GR Part Two, 2: 192 Song | United Kingdom
You Should See Me Dance the Polka
GR Part Four, 8: 712 Song | Music
Zoltán Kodály
AD Four, 64.5: 941 Composer | Hungary