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  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 87.99 US$ 79.19

    An accessible exploration of an important and understudied music theory topic, Swain's book examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Simply defined, harmonic rhythm is the relationship between changes in harmony and perceived changes in rhythm. This phenomenon plays a large role in shaping the texture and style of much of... more...

  • The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Surveyby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 57.99

    This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions. Included is the latest research and viewpoints of contemporary critics, highlighting the various styles of important composers including... more...

  • The A to Z of Sacred Musicby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Baroque Musicby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Baroque music. This book is... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sacred Musicby Joseph P. Swain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 94.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, and specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, and instruments. more...

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