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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00
Articles on English music, from the medieval period to the present day, centred on four of the major areas of scholarly enquiry. more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Digital measurement of the analog acoustical parameters of a music performance hall is difficult. The aim of such work is to create a digital acoustical derivation that is an accurate numerical representation of the complex analog characteristics of the hall. The present study describes the exponential sine sweep (ESS) measurement process in the derivation... more...
- Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 12.99
The New Yorker calls it “unusual and beautiful.? The LA Weekly raves, “the photos are strikingly inventive, revealing yet another side of this modern-day Renaissance man.? MTV calls it “a charming, well-shot document of a the legendary punk rocker?s photographic dabbling.? Detroit Metrotimes: “A unique insight into Watt?s mind.? “Mike Watt: On and... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
This book explores how young people living in a former ethnic homeland in post-apartheid Namibia imagine the nation through songs they compose and perform. The author argues that these Oshiwambo-speaking youth draw on conflicting ideologies?hierarchical and egalitarian, nationalist and cosmopolitan?to construct a complex sense of national identity.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uro Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folks popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then... more...