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- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95
' Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99
In The Pianist?s Craft 2 , pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63
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...
- Gill Books 2015; US$ 14.99
In Hallelujah , Jonathan Bardon, one of Ireland?s leading historians, explores the remarkable circumstances surrounding the first performance of Handel?s Messiah in Dublin, providing a panoramic view of a city in flux. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95
"The Craft of Modal Counterpoint" is the companion book to Benjamin's "The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint," recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers... 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99
In this book, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. Featuring insights from 20 professional composers, this handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development,... more...