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  • The Geometry of Musical Rhythmby Godfried T. Toussaint

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 43.95

    The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good? is the first book to provide a systematic and accessible computational geometric analysis of the musical rhythms of the world. It explains how the study of the mathematical properties of musical rhythm generates common mathematical problems that arise in a variety of seemingly disparate... more...

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical Lifeby Jeffrey Green

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Green?s study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor?s life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most unlikely of cultural icons. more...

  • The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territoriesby Sara Gonzalez

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout the kingdom. Based on contemporary sources, Gonzalez is able to unravel the complex iconography of Spanish politics. more...

  • Ronnie Gilbertby Ronnie Gilbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet... more...

  • Tom Jones - An Extraordinary Lifeby Gwen Russell

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    The owner of one of the most recognizable faces - not to mention voices - in the entertainment business, Sir Tom Jones is the definition of a national treasure.It has been over fifty years since Jones?s breakthrough single ?It?s Not Unusual? reached Number One in the UK, and it seems as if he has been a permanent fixture on our airwaves ever since.... more...

  • Music and Erosby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire.Professor Döpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through instruments, music is the expression of our profound desires and most violent passions. The text revisits the history of music and art from the... more...

  • Still with the Musicby Karl Jenkins; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Music is a language that speaks to us all. But the music of Sir Karl Jenkins transcends boundaries of style and genre, of geography, language and nationality to communicate a message of peace that has profoundly moved millions around the world. Incorporating diverse influences from religious and historical texts, multicultural musical styles and,... more...

  • Steve Marriottby Paolo Hewitt; John Hellier

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Steve Marriott was one of the music world's most extraordinary individuals, A supremely gifted songwriter, singer and ? schemer. A vocalist from the same mould as Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon and Steve Winwood ? but arguably the greatest white soul singer of them all. Marriott never held back from anything, least of all his music, his vocals always possessed... more...

  • The Last Waltzby John Suchet

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    The tale of two Waltz Kings: how the Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century The Strauss family name is forever intertwined with Vienna - as is their music. Two generations of this remarkable family transformed and popularised the waltz, delighting all of Viennese society with their prolific compositions. But behind the melody... more...

  • The Coltrane Churchby Nicholas Louis Baham III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    The John Coltrane Church began in 1965, when Franzo and Marina King attended a performance of the John Coltrane Quartet at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop and saw a vision of the Holy Ghost as Coltrane took the bandstand. Celebrating the spirituality of the late jazz innovator and his music, the storefront church emerged during the demise of black-owned... more...