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Composition

  • Creative Music Makingby William L Cahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world,... 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...

  • How to Write for Percussionby Samuel Z. Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    How to Write for Percussion is a comprehensive resource that clearly explains and simplifies all issues that percussionists and composers face with respect to each other. Written from a percussionist's perspective, it examines the behind-the-scenes processes to uncover all the tools the composer needs to comfortably create innovative and skilled... more...

  • Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000by Laurel Parsons; Brenda Ravenscroft

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000 is the first to appear in an exciting a four volume series devoted to the work of women composers across Western art music history. Featuring rich analyses and detailed study by the most reputed music theorists in the field, along with brief biographical sketches for each composer,... more...

  • Encounters with British Composersby Andrew Palmer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 39.95

    Contemporary British composers talk about their music, with the emphasis on the aesthetic sensibilities and psychological processes behind composing rather than technique. more...

  • Hallelujah ? The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to lifeby Jonathan Bardon

    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...

  • The Pianist's Craft 2by Richard P. Anderson

    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...

  • The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpointby Evan Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the... more...

  • The Contemporary Guitarby John Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. more...

  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, post-minimalist, etc. and demonstrates that existing descriptive... more...