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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00
Argues that music sociology can be greatly enriched by a return to Adorno's focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life. A guide to 'how to do music sociology', it covers aesthetic ordering, cognition, the emotions and music as a management device through a series of grounded examples. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
In the spirit of Friday Night Lights comes the stirring story of a marching band from small-town middle America . Every fall, marching bands take to the field in a uniquely American ritual. For millions of kids, band is a rite of passage?a first foray into leadership and adult responsibility, and a chance to learn what it means to be a part of... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 23.00
Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials, showing that they instead displayed a real confidence and assurance in refiguring literary texts in their music. It explores how literary context might offer modern audiences and listeners a 'way in' to appreciate... more...
- Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 19.95
Every summer, the spectacle of drum and bugle corps holds hundreds of thousands of fans in thrall. They pack stadiums from Chicago to Los Angeles, New York to Dallas, and Amsterdam to Tokyo to witness the pageantry and cutthroat competition of marching music at its highest level. Building the Green Machine: Don Warren and Sixty Years with the World... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 42.00
The study of the social context of music must consider the day-to-day experiences of its practitioners. This book traces the daily working life and aspirations of British musicians during the sweeping social and economic transformation of Britain from 1750 to 1850. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.50
Like that Biblical, astronomical star of Bethlehem, The Christmas Carol Reader guides readers on their quest for information about Christmas songs. Studwell gathers a composite picture of the world's most important and famous carols and includes an ample selection of lesser-known Christmas songs. All of the carols are presented in their historical... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 11.99
The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and thoroughly interesting journey around our country from a classical music perspective. From Frith Street in Soho, where Mozart stayed and performed free street concerts during his only trip to England, to Merthyr Tydfil in Glamorgan, where Joseph Parry was born and raised until he was 13, The... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99
As a follow-up to her book exploring musical and political cultures in France from the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War, the author here applies the same approach to the years from 1914-1940, arguing that French musical meanings are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather in terms of the political culture. more...