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  • Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the Speculum musicaeby Dr Margaret Bent; Professor Simon Keefe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Speculum musicae of the early fourteenth century, with nearly half a million words, is by a long way the largest medieval treatise on music, and probably the most learned. Only the final two books are about music as commonly understood: the other five invite further work by students of scholastic philosophy, theology and mathematics. For nearly... more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 27.69

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, but also a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of another. more...

  • Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinemaby David P. Neumeyer

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 35.99

    By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound,... more...

  • Sonatas, Screams, and Silenceby Alexis Luko

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.99

    Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman is the first musical examination of Bergman?s style as an auteur filmmaker. It provides a comprehensive examination of all three aspects (music, sound effects, and voice) of Bergman?s signature soundtrack-style. Through examinations of Bergman?s biographical links to music,... more...

  • Bodily Charmby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... more...

  • The Music of Counterculture Cinemaby Mathew J. Bartkowiak; Yuya Kiuchi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Films produced in late 1960s and early 1970s America--along with later films focusing on that period--continue to frame our understanding of the counterculture era. The popular and experimental music of the day is central to the counterculture narrative on film, from the utopian Monterey Pop (1968) to the disenchantment of Gimme Shelter (1970). But... more...

  • Performing al-Andalusby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...

  • Die Wittenbergisch Nachtigallby Martin Rößler

    Calwer Verlag 2015; US$ 4.54

    Mit dem Stabreim "singen und sagen" kennzeichnet Martin Luther mehrfach seine öffentliche Tätigkeit. Zu Predigten und Vorlesungen, zu Bibelübersetzungen und Streitschriften gehören darum volkstümliche Lieder und kirchliche Gesänge. Mit ihnen löst er in geistlicher Tiefe und thematischer Weite seinen Grundsatz ein: "Ich gebe der Musik... more...

  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...

  • English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Centuryby Revd Dr Martin Thomas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the stylistic development of English cathedral music during a period of liturgical upheaval, looking at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, leading church music figures and organisations to music and liturgy. Arguments that were advanced for retaining an archaic style in cathedral music are considered, including... more...