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  • British Music and Literary Contextby Michael Allis

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials. more...

  • Building the Green Machineby Colt Foutz

    Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 19.95

    Every summer, the spectacle of drum and bugle corps holds hundreds of thousands of fans in thrall. They pack stadiums from Chicago to Los Angeles, New York to Dallas, and Amsterdam to Tokyo to witness the pageantry and cutthroat competition of marching music at its highest level. Building the Green Machine: Don Warren and Sixty Years with the World... more...

  • The Christmas Carol Readerby William E Studwell; Frank Hoffmann; B Lee Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Like that Biblical, astronomical star of Bethlehem, The Christmas Carol Reader guides readers on their quest for information about Christmas songs. Studwell gathers a composite picture of the world's most important and famous carols and includes an ample selection of lesser-known Christmas songs. All of the carols are presented in their historical... more...

  • The Musical Legacy of Wartime Franceby Leslie A. Sprout

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    For the three forces competing for political authority in France during World War II, music became the site of a cultural battle that reflected the war itself. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of French, while the Vichy administration pursued projects of national renewal through culture. Meanwhile, Resistance networks... more...

  • When Colleges Sangby James Lloyd Winstead

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    When Colleges Sang is an illustrated history of the rich culture of college singing from the earliest days of the American republic to the present.   Before fraternity songs, alma maters, and the rahs of college fight songs became commonplace, students sang. Students in the earliest American colleges created their own literary melodies... more...

  • Music in the Chautauqua Movementby Paige Lush

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    The chautauqua movement was a truly American phenomenon, providing education and entertainment for millions of people and employing thousands of musicians in the process. While scholars have previously explored various facets of the chautauqua movement, this is the first book to trace the place of music in the movement from its inception through its... more...

  • Details of Consequenceby Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47

    Details of Consequence examines a trait that is rarely questioned in fin-de-si?cle French music: ornamental extravagance. In re-evaluating the status of ornament for French culture, this book investigates how musical and visual expressions of decorative detail shaped widespread discussions on identity, style, and aesthetics. more...

  • The Completely Useless Guide to Christmasby Martin Pullen

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Did you know that Santa used to wear a blue tricorn hat and yellow stockings before he traded it in for his trademark red suit?Did you know that chocolate coins are now available in pound sterling and euro currencies? And did you know that it would be far healthier to eat your vitamin-packed Christmas tree than your chocolate coins - and that artificial... more...

  • The Hidden Musiciansby Ruth Finnegan

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface. more...

  • El Sistemaby Geoffrey Baker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The Venezuelan youth orchestra program known as "El Sistema" has garnered global renown through its claims to use classical music education to foster social inclusion. Yet, it has been the subject of surprisingly little scrutiny and genuine debate. In this book, Geoffrey Baker examines its program of "social action through music" overturning current... more...