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  • Florence Foster Jenkinsby Nicholas Martin; Jasper Rees

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 8.40

    'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist... more...

  • Go Big or Go Homeby Scotty McCreery; Travis Thrasher

    Zondervan 2016; US$ 19.99

    Told in his authentic, down-to-earth voice, Scotty McCreery shares behind-the-scenes stories from his life, both on and off the stage. Go Big or Go Home shows Scotty?s life as he chooses to live it, the lessons he?s learned, and the insights he?s gained, and what inspires him as he looks to the future as a former American Idol who?s hit the country... more...

  • The Rise, The Fall, and The Riseby Brix Smith Start

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 10.99

    The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world -- This Nation's Saving Grace, The Weird and Frightening World Of ... -- Brix spent ten years... more...

  • Pieces of Traditionby Daniel Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Over the last century tonality has adapted and persisted in remarkable ways. In Pieces of Tradition, Daniel Harrison explores the modern endurance of tonal music, examining works by masters such as Shostakovich and Hindemith alongside music by Leonard Bernstein and Brian Wilson. more...

  • Communities of Musical Practiceby Ailbhe Kenny

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Every day people come together to make music. Whether amateur or professional, young or old, jazz enthusiasts or rock stars, what is common to all of these musical groups is the potential to create communities of musical practice (CoMP). Such communities are created through practices: ways of engaging, rules, membership, roles, identities and learning... more...

  • Consort Suites and Dance Music by Town Musicians in German-Speaking Europe, 1648?1700by Michael Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This companion volume to The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe surveys an area of music neglected by modern scholars: the consort suites and dance music by musicians working in the seventeenth-century German towns. Conditions of work in the German towns are examined in detail, as are the problems posed by the many untrained travelling... more...

  • Music and Mourningby Jane W. Davidson; Sandra Garrido

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    While grief is suffered in all cultures, it is expressed differently all over the world in accordance with local customs and beliefs. Music has been associated with the healing of grief for many centuries, with Homer prescribing music as an antidote to sorrow as early as the 7th Century BC. The changing role of music in expressions of grief and mourning... more...

  • Bars, Blues, and Boozeby Emily D. Edwards

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 35.00

    True accounts from musicians, bar owners, and regulars at the crossroads of good times and despair more...

  • Under the Big Black Sunby John Doe; Tom DeSavia

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    A personal history of the L.A. punk scene by the co-founder of legendary band X more...

  • Sextetby Morris Panych

    Talonbooks 2016; US$ 18.99

    A dark and steamy comedy exploring the harmonies and dysfunctions of six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour. more...