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Composition

  • The Act of Musical Compositionby Dave Collins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    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...

  • The Art of Noiseby Daniel Rachel

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

      A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers. THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their approach to writing, to the inspiration... more...

  • Bacharachby Michael Brocken

    Chrome Dreams 2003; US$ 12.00

    Covering the well-known and public areas of Burt Bacharach's life, as well as those aspects that have previously been hidden from the media, this book examines a celebrated career spanning 50 years. Covered in detail are Bacharach's previously undocumented early life; his work with lyricist Hal David; his golden years composing hit after hit; his... more...

  • Bartók's Mikrokosmosby Benjamin Suchoff

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Camille Saint-Saensby Timothy Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Carl Maria von Weber and the Search for a German Operaby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Stephen C. Meyer details the intricate relationships between the operas Der FreischĂźtz and Euryanthe, and contemporary discourse on both the "Germany of the imagination" and the new nation itself. In so doing, he presents excerpts from a wide range of philosophical, political, and musical writings,... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Stephen Peles; Milton Babbitt; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • The Complete Guide to Game Audioby Aaron Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 38.95

    This comprehensive guide gives readers with basic music compositional skills the information they need to become commercially viable artisans. In addition to providing a foundation of prerequisite technical skills, including basic audio considerations and sound file formats, the book teaches the business skills needed to work successfully as an audio... 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...