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  • Making Music Cooperativelyby Carol Huffman

    Gia Publications 2013; US$ 16.99

    This guide to cooperative learning by an experienced music educator outlines how the method can lead to a happy, enthusiastic environment that benefits everyone. As author Carol Huffman explains, in the cooperative learning classroom, it is the students who become teachers of their fellow students, while the teacher becomes the facilitator of an interchange... more...

  • How to Hear Classical Musicby Davinia Caddy

    Awa Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit... more...

  • 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music Worldby Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.73

    An eclectic, fun and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever, from technological advances in music recording and practical innovations, to landmark concerts, the births and deaths of the great composers, and much more. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans... more...

  • Opera Scenes for Class and Stageby Mary Elaine Wallace; Robert Wallace

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    Musically sound and fully annotated, this new reference work provides ready access to over 700 excerpts from 100 operas, by voice categories, and thus provides information on a wide variety of matters of interest to directors, teach­ers, and singers. A table of voice cate­gories, coded excerpts (including length and reference to accessible... more...

  • So You Want to Sing Music Theaterby Karen Hall; Scott McCoy; Wendy LeBorgne

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their fortunes in music theatrical productions. Developed in coordination with the National Association for Teachers of Singing, this work... more...

  • Chinese Operaby Wang-Ngai Siu; Peter Lovrick

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00

    Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid face-painting and exquisite costumes. First experiences of Chinese opera can be baffling because its vocabulary of stagecraft is familiar only to the seasoned... more...

  • What to Listen For in Operaby Charles R. Beck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering famous operas from 14 Italian, French and German composers, this handbook is designed to help listeners understand and appreciate the special skills required to sing famous operatic songs. The book includes a plot synopsis of each opera with information about each song, which are introduced in their dramatic settings along with the vocal requirements... more...

  • The Music and Literacy Connectionby Dee Hansen; Elaine Bernstorf; Gayle M. Stuber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music learning and language arts literacy in the pre-K, elementary, and secondary levels. more...

  • IB Music Revision Guideby Roger Paul

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The ‘IB Music Revision Guide? includes analyses of all the prescribed works of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme music course through 2016. It also includes a comprehensive overview of all the musical styles and cultures that are examined during the course, practice questions and answers that allow students to check their knowledge,... more...

  • 100 Great Operas And Their Storiesby Henry W. Simon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background,... more...