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  • Bartók's Mikrokosmosby Benjamin Suchoff

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Milton Babbitt; Stephen Peles; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.00

    Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...

  • Music Outside the Linesby Maud Hickey

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 22.99

    Music Outside the Lines is an informative and practical resource for all who are invested in making music composition an integral part of curriculum. Author Maud Hickey offers both a well-grounded justification for teaching music composition and also a compendium of useful instructional ideas and classroom activities. Hickey begins with a rationale... more...

  • Nicolas Slonimskyby Nicolas Slonimsky

    Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 110.00

    At the beginning, it was not at all obvious how to organize this collection of Slonimsky writings, numbering in the hundreds. Clearly, Russian and Soviet music would be central. But also American music,North and South. Modern music cuts across all geographical categories. The articles varied considerably in length, tone, depth, intended readership.... more...

  • Variations on the Canonby Robert Curry; David Gable; Robert L. Marshall

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 85.00

    Masterful essays honoring the great pianist and critic Charles Rosen, on masterpieces from Bach and Beethoven to Chopin, Verdi, and Stockhausen. more...

  • The Act of Musical Compositionby Dr Dave Collins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    The study of musical composition has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. This book presents the first coherent exploration and empirical work around this unique aspect of human creative activity from a new and exciting perspective. The book will appeal to students, lecturers, practitioners,... more...

  • Camerataby Arthur Wenk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning?the conception and purpose of an ensemble?and continuing through all other aspects of rehearsing and organizing a chorus to performance and reception. Wenk offers basic information on getting... more...

  • Composers at Workby Jessie Ann Owens

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    Using sketches and other documentary evidence, this study is an investigation of composition in Renaissance music. It sets out the indispensable background to an inquiry and into the fundamental processes of Renaissance composition. more...

  • Composing for the Cinemaby Ennio Morricone; Sergio Miceli; Gillian B. Anderson

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    With nearly 400 scores to his credit, Ennio Morricone is one of the most prolific and influential film composers working today. In Composing for the Cinema , Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music. Adapted from several lectures and seminars, these lessons show how sound... more...

  • Composing for Voiceby Paul Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...