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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99
In Composing for Moving Pictures: The Essential Guide , author Jason Gaines offers practical tools with which to navigate the increasingly complex environment of movie music composition. The guide takes readers from square one - how technology can facilitate, rather than hinder, creativity in scoring - and then moves into the basics of working with... more...
- 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 youll need in order to make the most of this programs incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66
The Faber Pocket Guide to Handel offers a detailed but accessible exploration of George Frederick Handel, his composition, and his legacy. A larger-than-life figure in his time, Handel's reputation has been less than steady since his death in 1759. Was he (in the words of Berlioz) just 'a great barrel of pork and beer', or (as Handel himself claimed)... more...
- 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...
- 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...