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  • 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 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...

  • Messiaen's Language of Mystical Loveby Siglind Bruhn

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • iPad Musicby Mark Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 18.95

    Just as computer software changed the face of performing and recording over the past decades, Apple's iPad® tablet has the power to change how you produce music today. Author Mark Jenkins summarizes the iPad tablet's massive potential for music creation, explaining in detail how all iPad models can connect to musically oriented accessories and reviewing... 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...

  • Creative Music Compositionby Margaret Lucy Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; 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...

  • Musicae Compendiumby René Descartes

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 45.78

    Descartes' Jugendwerk ?Musicae Compendium? oder zu Deutsch: ?Leitfaden der Musik? liegt hier in einer wunderschönen Ausgabe vor, die eine synoptische Gegenüberstellung des Druckbilds von 1618 und der modern gesetzten Übersetzung bietet. Durch einen einleitenden Kommentar sowie erläuternde Anmerkungen zum Text der deutschsprachigen Übersetzung, besorgt... more...

  • Music and the Skillful Listenerby Denise Von Glahn

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Music and the Skillful Listener, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:... more...

  • Gabriel Yared's The English Patientby Heather Laing

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 40.99

    This resource offers the most in-depth examination to date of the work of composer Gabriel Yared, through a uniquely interdisciplinary analysis that integrates film theory and musicology. more...

  • Mind Modelsby Roger Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Mind Models reintroduces and renews a classic work on 20th century composition, one that has remained relevant for over a quarter century -- and should remain a central reading for decades to come. more...