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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • Traditional Folk Song in Modern Japanby David W. Hughes

    BRILL 2008; US$ 133.00

    The Japanese say that ?folk song is the heart?s home town?. Traditional folk songs (min?yo) from the countryside are strongly linked to their places of origin and continue to play a role there. Today, however, they are also taught as a quasi-art music, arranged for stage and television, quoted in Westernized popular songs and so forth. more...

  • Music of the Common Tongueby Christopher Small

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    ?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 2011; US$ 37.99

    This collection presents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from across the world, concentrating on how the music works as sound in process. It suggests analytical approaches that apply across cultures, proposes a new way of classifying music, and treats provocative questions about the juxtaposition of music from different cultures. more...

  • The Ballad Collectors of North Americaby Scott B. Spencer

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect... 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...

  • 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 to... more...

  • Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-making in Yaeyama and Okinawaby Dr Matt Gillan; Professor Keith Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Since the early 1990s, Okinawan music has experienced an extraordinary boom in popularity throughout Japan. Musicians from this island prefecture in the very south of Japan have found success as performers and recording artists, and have been featured in a number of hit films and television dramas. In particular, the Yaeyama region in the south of... more...

  • Branch Today Gone Tomorrowby Brett King

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.00

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, retail bankers face another equally challenging shift to their business in the near term – the demise of the branch. 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...