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  • Music of the Common Tongueby Christopher Small

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    ?A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ??Race and Class more...

  • Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer; John Roeder

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 35.00

    Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music presents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from diverse cultures across the world. All the authors are experts, deeply engaged in the traditions they describe. They recount the contexts in which the music is created and performed, and then hone in on elucidating how the music... more...

  • Música de todo el mundo (Music Around the World)by Char Benjamin

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Do you enjoy listening to music? Do you know that there is a pattern to music and the instruments we use to make music? Tapping and clapping are movements that can form a pattern. For example, tap, tap, clap, tap, tap, clap. Can you find a pattern with your favorite instrument? 32pp. more...

  • Songs from the Edge of Japanby Matt Gillan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Songs from the Edge of Japan is an ethnographic account of the contemporary performance of the music of Yaeyama, in the south of Japan's Okinawa prefecture. The work includes interviews, analysis of popular and scholarly works in Japanese, musical and lyrical analyses, and accounts of fieldwork carried out in Yaeyama and Okinawa since 2000. more...

  • Sitting Inby Hayden Carruth

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 29.95

    This collection of essays and poems about the influence of jazz on writing and culture in this country, an expanded edition of the 1986 publication, is a rewarding volume for all those entranced by jazz. Carruth brings his considerable poetic and literary sensibilities to bear on a topic very near to his heart: "Those who are devoted primarily... more...

  • America the Beautifulby Samuel J. Rogal

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 59.95

    “America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth... more...

  • Recentering Anglo/American Folksongby Roger deV. Renwick

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 100.00

    A wealth of texts of British and Anglo/North American folksong has long been accessible in both published and archival sources. For two centuries these texts have energized scholarship. Yet in the past three decades this material has languished, as literary theory has held sway over textual study. In this crusading book Roger deV. Renwick argues... more...

  • The Ma'luf in Contemporary Libyaby Philip Ciantar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Ma'luf, which literally means 'familiar' or 'customary,' bears the auditory traces of music brought to North Africa by Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping the Christian reconquista of Spain between the tenth and seventeenth centuries. This book investigates the place of this orally-transmitted music tradition in contemporary Libyan... more...

  • Our Ancient National Airsby Karen McAulay

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Karen McAulay traces the complex history of Scottish song collecting, and the publication of major Highland and Lowland collections. Looking at sources, authenticity, collecting methodology and format, McAulay places these collections in their cultural context. Attention is given to some of the performance issues raised, either in correspondence or... more...

  • The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performanceby Susan H. Motherway

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Susan Motherway illustrates the transformative impact of globalization on Irish traditional song performance by examining the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets. The book portrays patterns of musical change extant within the tradition as a result of globalization, and acknowledges music as a medium for renegotiating... more...