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  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 82.99

    This title examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Using a small core of repeated musical examples, Swain explores the theory's crucial components including functional and non functional harmonies, harmonic tension and harmonic speed. He also outlines a method for "dimensional analysis" of musical works. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Baroque Musicby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    As a longtime teacher and director of early music, Swain undoubtedly knows his subject matter. The 400-plus brief entries in this dictionary, ranging from one sentence to two pages, cover the European baroque era, 1600-1750. Approximately half focus on historical individuals, primarily composers, and another fifth deal with genres of composition... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    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...

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