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Composition

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  • Virgil Thomsonby Richard Kostelanetz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.00

    This essential reader includes Thomson's essays on making a living as a musician; his articles on classic composers; his relation to his contemporaries; his articles on newcomers in the music world, including John Cage and Pierre Boulez; his autobiographical writings and commentary on his own works. more...

  • Choral Orchestrationby Cecil Forsyth

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 6.95

    This volume is geared toward organists seeking a brief, convenient guide to developing technical grounding for the scoring of compositions. Noted musicologist Cecil Forsyth takes readers bar by bar through a complete choral orchestration in this excellent and inexpensive tutorial. Forsyth discusses general principles in terms of their application to... more...

  • Composing for Moving Pictures: The Essential Guideby Jason M. Gaines

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Making quality moving pictures has never been easier or more affordable, and the proliferation and ease of access to digital recording devices has prompted scores of amateurs to record and post videos to YouTube and its ilk. Paradoxically, however, scoring and arranging music for motion pictures is, in many ways, more complicated now than ever before,... more...

  • Musical Compositionby Ellis B. Kohs

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 59.99

    Designed to help student composers achieve technical mastery and artistic growth. more...

  • Composing with Finaleby Mark Johnson

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 39.99

    Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Unfortunately, the imaginative ways these tools are used sometimes becomes an elaborate composition in itself! Composing with Finale shows you the essentials you’ll need in order to make the most of this program’s incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional... more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Handelby Edward Blakeman

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    An engaging and easy-to-use pocket guide, published in the anniversary year of the celebrated composer's death. more...

  • Virtual Musicby William Duckworth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound is a personal story of how one composer has created new music on the web, a history of interactive music, and a guide for aspiring musicians who want to harness the new creative opportunities offered by web composing. Also includes a 4-page color insert. more...

  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...

  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...