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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Waltzing Matildaby Dennis O'Keeffe

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    An expose of two cover-ups: one the death of a swagman by a billabong; the other, a torrid affair between Banjo Paterson and his fiancee's best friend, and how the two events come together in Australia's best-loved national song. more...

  • Exploring American Folk Musicby Kip Lornell

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00

    Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Regional & Vernacular Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music--Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun--and offers a chronology of the development... more...

  • 1860-1864by

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 587.00

    Volume 8 closes this edition of Meyerbeer's correspondence, personal journals and pocket diaries and provides the reader with detailed information about public music life in Berlin, London and Paris during the time from 1860 to 1864. Especially interesting are the documents on his work as the Prussian general music director under Wilhelm I and his... more...

  • Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glenby Elizabeth Stewart; Alison McMorland

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00

    Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her family and their music. First discovered by folklorists in the 1950s, the Stewarts of Fetterangus, including Elizabeth's mother Jean, her uncle Ned, and... more...

  • Burst of Breathby Jonathan David Hill; Jean-Pierre Chaumeil

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 45.00

    The first in-depth, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of indigenous Amazonian musical cultures, Burst of Breath showcases new research on the dynamic range of ritual power and social significance of various wind instruments—including flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and whistles—played in sacred rituals and ceremonies in Lowland South... more...

  • Whose National Music?by Ketty Wong

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 69.50

    Musical genres, musical instruments, and even songs can often capture the essence of a country's national character. In Whose National Music? , the first book-length study of Ecuadorian popular music, Ketty Wong explores Ecuadorians' views of their national identity in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries through an examination of the... more...

  • in Search of A Voiceby Casey M.K. Lum

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 23.95

    Originating in Japan early in the 1970s as a simple sing-along technology, karaoke has become a hybrid media form designed to integrate mass-mediated popular music, video images, computer graphics, and the live musical performance of its human users. Not only has karaoke become a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry, its varied uses have also... more...

  • Everyday Musicby Alan B. Govenar; Paddy Bowman

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Native American drumming and chant; Czech and German polka; country fiddling; African American spirituals, blues and jazz; cowboy songs; Mexican corridos ; zydeco; and the sounds of a Cambodian New Year?s celebration ? all are part of the amazing cultural patchwork of traditional music in Texas. In Everyday Music , author and researcher Alan Govenar... more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • The Scots Fiddleby J. Murray Neil

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland.  It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions.   Extensive... more...