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  • Vocal Chamber Music, Second Editionby Barbara Winchester; Kay Dunlap

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This invaluable resource is a revised edition of an essential index to vocal works composed for at least one solo voice and one instrument (other than piano or guitar) up to twelve solo voices and twelve solo instruments. The book includes a brief introduction on how to teach vocal chamber music, with tips on running a successful ensemble. Vocal... more...

  • The John Coltrane Referenceby Lewis Porter; Chris DeVito; David Wild; Yasuhiro Fujioka; Wolf Schmaler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and... more...

  • Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesiaby Henry Spiller

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 56.95

    Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite this diversity, it has forged a national... more...

  • Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphonyby Melanie Lowe

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 33.95

    Classical music permeates contemporary life. Encountered in waiting rooms, movies, and hotel lobbies as much as in the concert hall, perennial orchestral favorites mingle with commercial jingles, video-game soundtracks, and the booming bass from a passing car to form the musical soundscape of our daily... more...

  • Way Beyond Compareby John C. Winn

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 26.95

    An answered prayer for Beatles fans and collectors, the first ­volume of a unique work that exhaustively chronicles all known and ­available Beatles recordings! Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: ? Where was that filmed? ? Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: ? When was that... more...

  • Words and Musicby John Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Word and music studies is a relatively young discipline that has nonetheless generated a substantial amount of work. Recent studies in the field have embraced music in literature (word music, formal parallels to music in literature, verbal music), music and literarature (vocal music) and literature in music (programme music). Other positions have been... more...

  • Charles Francois Gounodby Timothy Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    Charles François Gounod: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him and his compositions. more...

  • Alan Bushby Professor Stewart R Craggs

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Born in 1900, Alan Bush, the English composer, conductor and pianist, studied with Corder and Matthay, and privately with John Ireland. He was appointed professor of harmony and composition at the Royal Academy of Music in 1925, a post he held until 1978. In 1929-31, he continued to study at Berlin University and had piano lessons with Moiseiwitsch... more...

  • The Great American Symphonyby Nicholas Tawa

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    The years of the Great Depression, World War II, and their aftermath brought a sea change in American music. This period of economic, social, and political adversity can truly be considered a musical golden age. In the realm of classical music, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Howard Hanson, Virgil Thompson,... more...

  • Jazz Books in the 1990sby Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 52.99

    This annotated bibliography contains over 700 entries covering adult non-fiction books on jazz published from 1990 through 1999. Entries are organized by category, including biographies, history, individual instruments, essays and criticism, musicology, regional studies, discographies, and reference works. Three indexes?by title, author, and subject?are... more...