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  • The Ballad Book of John Jacob Nilesby John Jacob Niles; Ron Pen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A legend in the folk music community, John Jacob Niles enjoyed a lengthy career as a balladeer, folk collector, and songwriter. Ever close to his Kentucky roots, he spent much of his adulthood searching for the most well-loved songs of the southern Appalachia. The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles brings together a wealth of songs with the stories... more...

  • Nine Seventeenth-Century Organ Transcriptions from the Operas of Lullyby Almonte C. Jr. Howell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Jean-Baptiste Lully is perhaps best known in the history of music as the founder of French opera. Although Italian-born himself, he created a form of opera so suited to French tastes and needs that it alone, among the attempts of various other nations at operatic forms of their own, was able to resist domination by Italian opera and to maintain its... more...

  • Singing Games in Early Modern Italyby Paul Schleuse

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    In Italy during the late cinquecento, printed music could be found not only in the homes of the wealthy or the music professional, but also in lay homes, courts, and academies. No longer confined to the salons of the elite, music took on the role of social play and recreation. Paul Schleuse examines these new musical forms through a study of the music... more...

  • Voicing Scotlandby Gary West

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    Voicing Scotland takes the reader on a discovery tour through Scotland's traditional music and song culture, past and present. West unravels the strings that link many of our contemporary musicians, singers and poets with those of the past, offering up to our ears these voices which deserve to be more loudly heard.What do they say to us in the 21st... more...

  • Ponchielli's La Gioconda (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Ponchielli's LA GIOCONDA, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Cigar Box Guitarby Ed Vogel

    O'Reilly Media 2009; Not Available

    This sweet-sounding, three-stringed mini guitar revives an American musical tradition. As a volunteer music teacher, Ed Vogel sometimes meets kids who can't afford instruments. So he decided to design one that they could inexpensively build themselves, based on the traditional cigar box guitar. Before the 1950s, when factory guitars became less... more...

  • Rossini's Armidaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 11.75

    A complete newly translated libretto with Italian-English side-by-side, including Music Highlight Examples. more...

  • Sing Along - Senior Citizensby Roy Grant

    Charles C Thomas 1973; US$ 29.95

    Compiled and edited by Roy E. Grant, Georgia Retardation Center, Athens, Georgia. Music with which the senior citizen can associate can often be used to reach the most withdrawn. Studies have shown that music produces a happy feeling even in nursing homes and hospitals, thus providing a better atmosphere and warmer feelings toward the staff and each... more...

  • Wide Awake Worship: Hymns & Prayers Reneby John Henson

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 5.99

    Some of the most honoured prayers reset in genuine contemporary language and over fifty classic hymns of former centuries presented in new guise. more...

  • Textby Laura Bolognesi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    Klopstock considered hymn writing to be his second vocation. In his hymns he abandoned the exalted tone of his odes, choosing a simpler, more appropriate mode of expression for the liturgy of the divine service. This volume presents the first critical edition of the hymns and prefaces published in 1757 and 1769, the first versions of the... more...