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- University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95
Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.This book explores the intricate and multifaceted... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 70.00
The tonadilla, a type of satiric musical skit popular on the public stages of Madrid during the late Enlightenment, has played a significant role in the history of music in Spain. This book, the first major study of the tonadilla in English, examines the musical, theatrical, and social worlds that the tonadilla brought together and traces the lasting... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 114.95
John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained elusive. Paul Rodmell examines the nature of operatic culture in the British Isles during this period, looking... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
In recent years the music of minimalist composers has become the subject of important musicological reflection, research and debate. This Companion provides an authoritative overview of research in this area and highlights the innovative work of the renowned early minimalists, the distinctive work of second and third generation minimalists, and the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 67.32
Hauptbeschreibung Jochen Kaiser hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den musikalischen Gottesdienstraum empirisch abzubilden und erlebbar zu machen, wie er in vielen Gemeinden erlebt werden kann. Der Sonntagsgottesdienst steht im Zentrum des Interesses ohne andere Gottesdienstformen auszugrenzen. Durch einen Schreibaufruf wurden Gottesdienstbesucher angeregt,... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 42.71