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  • Christopher Columbusby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for?he had found a new continent. more...

  • Music from behind the Bridgeby Shannon Dudley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins-from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument. Now, Shannon Dudley gives the first discerning look at the musical thinking that ignited this transformation, and the way... more...

  • Music in the Galant Styleby Robert Gjerdingen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 44.99

    Music in the Galant Style is an authoritative and readily understandable study of the core compositional style of the eighteenth century. Gjerdingen adopts a unique approach, based on a massive but little-known corpus of pedagogical workbooks used by the most influential teachers of the century, the Italian partimenti. He has brought this vital repository... more...

  • Experimental Musicby Gail Priest

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this ‘underground’ area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...

  • Performance and Popular Musicby Ian Inglis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 39.95

    Since the emergence of rock’n’roll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted accepted definitions, and provided... more...

  • Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505by Lewis Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 33.99

    Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the fifteenth century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members... more...

  • Jazz Behind the Dikesby Walter van de Leur

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50

    Ongeveer tien jaar nadat de jazz voet aan de grond kreeg in Nederland, kreeg het schrijven over jazz zijn eigen podium in De Jazzwereld (1931- 1940). In de kolommen van dit blad, een van de oudste geheel aan de jazz gewijde periodieken ter wereld, poogden de auteurs hun geliefde muziek te duiden, alsook te verdedigen tegen de toen heersende kleinburgerlijke... more...

  • B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtonesby George Plasketes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 39.95

    There are undercurrents and peripheral taste preferences that are a defining part of our individual and collective cultural experience. Music is no exception. Professor George Plasketes adapts the iconic 'A-side/B-side' dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical, and cultural framework for exploring and... more...

  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Sean Stroud examines how and why Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s,... more...

  • Living with Jazzby Dan Morgenstern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and its influence... more...