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  • Singing The Glory Downby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Singing the Glory Down , William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who... more...

  • Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943by Kip Lornell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local -- often makeshift -- studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music. Virginia was home to scores of these performers, several of whom were to become internationally... more...

  • Music in English Renaissance Dramaby John H. Long

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nowhere is the richness and variety of the English Renaissance better shown than in the dramatic works of the period which combined to an unusual degree the arts of poetry, music, acting, and dance. This collection of essays by a number of distinguished scholars offers a series of views of the music of this drama -- ranging from the mystery cycles... more...

  • Apostles of Rockby Jay R. Howard; John M. Streck

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture.... more...

  • The Philadelphia Orchestraby Richard A. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States, and its recordings have contributed much to its reputation as ?The World?s Greatest Orchestra.? In The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography , Richard A. Kaplan documents more than 2,000 commercial recordings made by the Philadelphia Orchestra over almost... more...

  • Vocal Apparitionsby Michal Grover-Friedlander

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Cinema and opera have become intertwined in a variety of powerful and unusual ways. Vocal Apparitions tells the story of this fascinating intersection, interprets how it occurred, and explores what happens when opera is projected onto the medium of film. Michal Grover-Friedlander finds striking affinities between film and opera--from Lon Chaney's... more...

  • Siren Songs: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Operaby Mary Ann Smart

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    It has long been argued that opera is all about sex. Siren Songs is the first collection of articles devoted to exploring the impact of this sexual obsession, and of the power relations that come with it, on the music, words, and staging of opera. Here a distinguished and diverse group of musicologists, literary critics, and feminist scholars address... more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • Love Songs: The Hidden Historyby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles... more...

  • Not Russian Enough?by Rutger Helmers

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    Offers fresh perspectives on the function of nationalist thought in the cosmopolitan opera world, with particular emphasis on the idea of "Russianness" in four nineteenth-century operas by Glinka, Serov, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. more...