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- Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99
Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Joanna Newsom, Will Oldham (a.k.a. 'Bonnie Prince Billy'), and Devendra Banhart are perhaps the best known of a generation of independent artists who use elements of folk music in contexts which are far from traditional. New folk artists challenge our notions of 'finished product' through their recordings, intrinsically guided by practices... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99
Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window on cultural and political events of the past century. From the perspective of scholars, performers, composers, and activists, Palestinian Music... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
Translated by E. Gulbekian, edited with introduction by N.V. Nersessian. Komitas Vardapet was the giant of Armenian sacred and folk music. Eight of Komitas's principal musicological studies have been selected from his Collected Works published in Yerevan in 1941. more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.95
Alan Lomax's prolific sixty-four-year career as a folklorist and musicologist began with a trip across the South and into the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country during the height of the Great Depression. In 1934, his father John, then curator of the Library of Congress's Archive of American Folk Song, took an eighteen-year-old Alan and a 300-pound... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 559.00
This work brings together for the first time all of the Easter ceremonies that have been transmitted from the Middle Ages and the early modern era, together with melodies. The body of work comprises 375 Easter ceremonies, primarily from German-speaking countries, but its collection area extends across Europe. With individual commentaries and extensive... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
Mervyn McLean is the acknowledged world authority on Maori music, author of the classic Traditional Songs of the Maori (AUP), as well as many other titles. This book is the best introduction available to Maori music – the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
The songs of Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Apirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these traditional songs – a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume... more...