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  • The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the Worldby Susan Mohini Kane

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    The vast majority of singers with a degree in performance are un- or under-employed in their field. Despite the fact that talented singers are discovered every day, there are far too few jobs in the field of classical music to accommodate all of them, a problem evidenced by regular reports of opera companies and symphony orchestras closing their doors.... more...

  • 50 Centby Saddleback Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The world knows 50 Cent as a hip-hop artist and movie star. He has won dozens of awards and made millions of dollars. He works to end hunger around the world. But 50 Cent, also known as Fiddy, grew up living a very different life in South Jamaica, Queens. It was the height of the 1980’s crack epidemic. And Fiddy was dealing crack by age twelve… more...

  • ARMED WITH ANGERby IAN GLASPER

    Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Following on from his successful trilogy of books about the UK's underground punk scene of the Eighties, Ian Glasper's 'Armed With Anger: How UK Punk Survived The Nineties' is the fourth and final book in this well-received, critically-acclaimed series, this time focusing on the much-maligned period of the Nineties. Thought by many to be an absolute... more...

  • The Act of Musical Compositionby Dr Dave Collins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    The study of musical composition has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. This book presents the first coherent exploration and empirical work around this unique aspect of human creative activity from a new and exciting perspective. The book will appeal to students, lecturers, practitioners,... more...

  • African American Jazz and Rapby James L. Conyers Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2000; US$ 45.00

    Music is an expressive voice of a culture, often more so than literature. While jazz and rap are musical genres popular among people of numerous racial and social backgrounds, they are truly important historically for their representation of and impact upon African American culture and traditions. Essays offer interdisciplinary study of jazz and rap... more...

  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...

  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • America the Beautifulby Samuel J. Rogal

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 59.95

    “America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth... more...

  • Among the Jasmine Treesby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The first ethnographic study of music-making in modern Syria more...

  • Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer; John Roeder

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 35.00

    Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music presents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from diverse cultures across the world. All the authors are experts, deeply engaged in the traditions they describe. They recount the contexts in which the music is created and performed, and then hone in on elucidating how the music... more...