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  • Mystical Love in the German Baroqueby Isabella van Elferen

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 94.99

    This book identifies the cultural and devotional conventions underlying expressions of mystical love in poetry and music of the German baroque. It sheds new light on the seemingly erotic overtones in settings of the Song of Songs and dialogues between Christ and the faithful soul in late 17th- and early 18th-century cantatas by SchYtz, Buxtehude, and... more...

  • The Contradictions of Jazzby Paul Rinzler

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    The Contradictions of Jazz examines four pairs of opposites in jazz-freedom and responsibility, creativity and tradition, individualism and interconnectedness, and assertion and openness-and explores their position and presence in jazz to create a humanistic and existential view of the genre. more...

  • Time and the Warm Bodyby David Burrows

    BRILL 2007; US$ 86.00

    This study deals with time and with music, and the link between the two is the suggestion that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. Time?the now, duration, succession and order of succession; the past, the future?is seen as a resource for managing systemic disequilibrium and as the evolutionary elaboration of the now. more...

  • Discovering Folk Musicby Stephanie Ledgin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    From indigenous music to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing "This Land Is Your Land" side-by-side at the pre-inaugural concert for our first African American president, folk music has been at the center of America's history. Thomas Jefferson wooed his bride-to-be with fiddle playing. Stephen Foster captured the mood of our country in transition.... more...

  • Dark Mirrorby Donald Brackett

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 39.95

    Brackett explores the intricate nature of isolation and self-absorption in the singer-songwriter's creative work. more...

  • Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasionby James Perone

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Musical floodgates were opened after the Beatles' first appearance on ^IThe Ed Sullivan Show^R on February 9, 1964. Suddenly, the U.S. record charts, radio, and television were overrun with British rock and pop musicians. Although this British Invasion was the first exposure many Americans had to popular music from the United Kingdom, British pop... more...

  • Story behind the Protest Songby Hardeep Phull

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 91.00

    Protest songs are united by the fact they all have something to say, something to dispute, or something to rile against, whether it be political, social, or personal. Story Behind the Protest Song features 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times... more...

  • Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meetby Randall Sandke

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination; or whether it is more properly understood as the juncture of a variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture.... more...

  • This Business of Urban Musicby James Walker

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 24.95

    The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here?s the first reference book to offer sound business and legal advice specifically tailored to these areas... more...

  • Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever [2 volumes]by Scott Schinder; Andy Schwartz

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 191.00

    More than half a century after the birth of rock, the musical genre that began as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now acknowledged as America's-and the world's-most popular and influential musical medium, as well as the soundtrack to several generations' worth of history. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock music has been an... more...