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Composition

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  • Music Outside the Linesby Maud Hickey

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    Music Outside the Lines both successfully reasons that music composition should be at the core of school music curriculum and also provides inservice and pre-service educators with an essential resource and compendium of practical tips and plans for fulfilling this goal. more...

  • Bartók's Mikrokosmosby Benjamin Suchoff

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 45.99

    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 Art of Noiseby Daniel Rachel

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.24

    THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven great British songwriters and composers. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently... more...

  • Middle School General Musicby Elizabeth Ann McAnally

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 24.99

    Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day . A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created... more...

  • The Concertoby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    Michael Steinberg's 1996 volume The Symphony: A Reader's Guide received glowing reviews across America. It was hailed as "wonderfully clear...recommended warmly to music lovers on all levels" ( Washington Post ), "informed and thoughtful" ( Chicago Tribune ), and "composed by a master stylist" ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Seiji Ozawa wrote that "his... 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...

  • Creative Music Compositionby Margaret Lucy Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students... more...

  • The Early Yearsby Tom Waits

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    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$ 21.99 US$ 20.01

    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...