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  • 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...

  • Classical Musicby Julian Johnson

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.... 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...

  • lautstark 2by Nicole Hauser; Katja Flohrer

    buch+musik 2014; US$ 7.46

    Gott redet. Durch Menschen, durch Worte, durch Musik. In "lautstark 2" verbinden sich genau diese drei Dinge. Egal, ob Hiphop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter oder Pop-Sounds: Die Autoren haben Inhalte aus Liedern mit Bibeltexten und dem Glauben in Verbindung gebracht. So sind 53 neue Andachten entstanden, die mitten ins Leben sprechen. Mit Einteilung... more...

  • Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podiumby Joseph Church

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Theater music directors must draw on a remarkably broad range of musical skills. Not only do they conduct during rehearsals and performances, but they must also be adept arrangers, choral directors, vocal coaches, and accompanists. Like a record producer, the successful music director must have the flexibility to adjust as needed to a multifaceted... more...

  • Karlheinz Stockhausens LICHT-Zyklus: Die Idee des Gesamtkunstwerksby Peter Schnur

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.66

    Das ohnehin umfangreiche Werk Karlheinz Stockhausens kulminierte in quantitativer Hinsicht im Jahre 2003 mit der Fertigstellung des siebenteiligen Opernzyklus ?LICHT?, dessen Dimensionen in der abendländischen Musikgeschichte und der abendländischen Kulturgeschichte insgesamt wohl einzigartig sind.In dieser Arbeit soll aufgezeigt werden, inwieweit... more...

  • The Broadway Song: A Singer's Guideby Mark Ross Clark

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth"... 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 scores),... more...