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  • Transforming Music Educationby Estelle R. Jorgensen

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    "Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." -- Patricia Shehan Campbell This quintet of essays ... more...

  • Bach's Works for Solo Violinby Joel Lester

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99

    J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-eighteenth century. This engaging volume is the first comprehensive exploration of the place of these works within Bach's music: it focuses on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation. Joel Lester,... more...

  • Choral Masterworksby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 10.99

    Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides - "The Symphony" and "The Concerto" - have been universally praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. This book follows these volumes. It presents more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks. more...

  • Singing Schumannby Richard Miller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 34.99

    Why This Book Was Written. 1. Robert Schumann as Song Composer. 2. Performance Practices in the Schumann Lieder. 3. Liederkreis (Heine), Opus 24. 4. Myrten, Opus 25. 5. Kerner Lieder, Opus 35. 6. Reinick Lieder, Opus 36. 7. Ruckert Lieder (Zwolf Gedichte aus "Liebesfruhling"), Opus 37. 8. Liederkries (Eichendorff), Opus 39. 9. Funf Lieder... more...

  • A Guide to Orchestral Musicby Ethan Mordden

    Oxford University Press, USA 1986; US$ 20.99

    Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the... more...

  • Mahler's Fourth Symphonyby James L. Zychowicz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 59.99

    Introduction: Sketches and Drafts. Structural Considerations. Das himmlische Leben before the Fourth Symphony. Early Plans: Mahler's Symphonie Humoreske. Preliminary Sketches. The Short Score. The Draft Score. The Fair Copy. Editions and the Problem of Editing Mahler's Music. Conclusion. Appendix. Select Bibliography. Index more...

  • Music and the Young Mindby Maureen Harris

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 35.99

    Written for the early childhood educator-experienced or trainee, musician or nonmusician_this book describes a music-enriched environment for teaching the whole child. With easy-to-follow lesson plans, sing-along CDs (sung in a suitable pitch for the young child), and supporting literature, educators can gain musical confidence as they explore research... more...

  • Kaleidoscope of Culturesby Marvelene C. Moore; Philip Ewell

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 33.99

    This book features lively speeches, engaging workshop presentations on a variety of topics (including making ethnic instruments), and extensive reviews of vocal and instrumental multicultural music literature from the 2006 and 2008 National Symposia on Multicultural Music. more...

  • Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachersby Paul G. Young

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 28.99

    If you want to improve your professional performance and set yourself apart from your colleagues-in any discipline-these tips are for you. If you desire anything less than achieving the very best, you won't want this book. more...

  • Music Advocacyby John L. Benham

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 26.99

    This book is a summary of the practice of music advocacy. It is a compilation of research and experience gained from 30 years experience by one of the nation's most successful advocates for music education. It provides the music educator, administrator, school board member, and community advocate with step-by-step procedures for saving and building... more...