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  • Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Culturesby Rachel Harris; Rowan Pease

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...

  • Secrets of Stage Successby Louise Dearman; Mark Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topics. A message from LOUISE and MARK... This is the book for anyone who's seen a show and thought: 'That could be me...' That's what we used to think growing up, dreaming of working in musical theatre. Now, after... more...

  • This Thing Called Musicby Victoria Lindsay Levine; Philip V. Bohlman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 57.99

    In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, editors Victoria Lindsay Levine and Philip V. Bohlman salute not only a great scholar and beloved teacher, but also a thinker whose search for the meaning and ontology of music has exerted a global influence. more...

  • Theory for Ethnomusicologyby Ruth M. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.95

    For courses in ethnomusicological theory. This book covers ethnomusicological theory, exploring some of the underpinnings of different approaches and analyzing differences and commonalities in these orientations.  This text addresses how ethnomusicologists have used and applied these theories in ethnographic research. more...

  • PWL: From The Factory Floorby Phil Harding

    Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 10.94

    To the modern pop world, Stock, Aitken and Waterman have taken on something of a legendary status in recent years. The PWL label and studios produced so many hits in the 1980s that their name became synonymous with success, and they created a template so expertly worked today. From Elton John?s tea boy to successful record producer, Phil Harding?s... more...

  • Lift Every Voice and Singby Julian Bond; Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 29.95

    "A group of young men in Jacksonville, Florida, arranged to celebrate Lincoln's birthday in 1900. My brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B. Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus... more...

  • The Rise of a Jazz Art Worldby Paul Lopes

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    A unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz music in the twentieth century, first published in 2002. more...

  • Western Music and Its Othersby Georgina Born; David Hesmondhalgh

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    This innovative collection of articles offers a major comprehensive overview of new developments in cultural theory as applied to Western music. Addressing a broad range of primarily twentieth-century music, the authors examine two related phenomena: musical borrowings or appropriations, and how music has been used to construct, evoke, or represent... more...

  • Jazz in Its Timeby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest collection of jazz writings, Williams brings together many of his best pieces and covers new ground, with short columns on Teddy Wilson and George Winston and a longer article,... more...

  • Jazz Changesby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far reaching discussions of musicians and their music. The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging... more...