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  • Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmasby Ace Collins

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 11.99

    Ace Collins exposes the stories behind the greatest secular hit songs of Christmas---who wrote them, how they became famous, and why they still have such a strong impact on Christmas. more...

  • Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?by Mark Lawson-Jones

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    Why was the partridge in the pear tree? Who was Good King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins behind 'The Holly and the Ivy'? Discover the hidden stories behind our best-lived Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during... more...

  • Still Songsby Axel Englund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    What does it mean for poetry and music to turn to each other in the shadow of the Holocaust, as means of aesthetic self-reflection? How can their mutual mirroring, of such paramount importance to German Romanticism, be reconfigured to retain its validity after the Second World War? These are the core questions of Axel Englund's book, which is the... more...

  • Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and Twentieth-Century British Musicby Rhiannon Mathias

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Contemporaries at the Royal College of Music, Elisabeth Lutyens (1906–1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907–1994) and Grace Williams (1906–1977) were important figures in twentieth-century British music. Combining musical analysis with contextual material drawn from documents and interviews, Rhiannon Mathias re-evaluates the composers'... more...

  • Music at German Courts, 1715-1760by Samantha Owens; Barbara M. Reul; Janice B. Stockigt

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common. more...

  • Apollo Memoriesby Martin Kielty

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    From 1927 until 1985 the Glasgow Apollo was a landmark in Glasgow's architecture and culture. Opened as Green's Playhouse, it shone through the golden age of cinema and ballroom until, for its last 12 years of life, it was the rock venue to play in Scotland, Britain and even Europe. Everyone who was anyone took to the infamously high stage and performed... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...