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Composition

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  • The Concertoby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this marvelous book, Steinberg discusses over 120 works, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will find here the heart of the standard repertory, among them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and major works by Mendelssohn, Schumann,... 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...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Routledge 2006; US$ 35.00

    Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, and offers a variety of theories that have been embraced by practitioners in the field. more...

  • The Early Yearsby Tom Waits

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 21.99

    Known for his growling vocals and for the distinct poetry of his lyrics, Tom Waits has amassed over the course of three decades a devoted cult following. The Early Years collects the lyrics?formative and classic?from the first ten albums of this true bard of hard living. A celebration of both his words and of the artist himself, this lyrical biography... more...

  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; US$ 17.59

    Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...

  • Music Productionby Michael Zager

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 59.99

    Music Production serves as a roadmap for navigating the continuous changes in the music industry and music production technologies. From dissecting compositions to understanding studio technologies, from coaching vocalists to arranging and orchestration, from musicianship to marketing, advertising to promotion, Music Production takes readers... more...

  • The Origins and Roles of Instrumental Music in the Operas of Richard Straussby Malcom Rowat

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    The main purpose of this volume is to provide an overview to all of Richard Strauss’s musical and operatic compositions. Usually the operas are ignored by scholars and composers who only perform his instrumental works. This book shows that there is incredible musical value in the operas as well. It also showcases his compositional style and techniques,... more...

  • The Act of Musical Compositionby 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...

  • Messiaen's Language of Mystical Loveby Siglind Bruhn

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    These new essays written specifically for this volume explore the various aspects of Olivier Messiaen's spiritually committed musical language, drawing on his own remarks in subheadings and prefaces, his biblical and theological citations, his allusions to works of visual art, and on the language spoken directly by the musical tropes themselves. more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century... more...