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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
The concept of musical topics describes the aural cross-references between styles and genres. The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory grounds this concept in eighteenth-century music theory, aesthetics, and criticism, while also documenting historical reality of individual topics, and relating topical analysis to other methods of analyzing eighteenth-century... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99
General music is informed by a variety of teaching approaches and methods that guide teachers in planning and implementing instruction. Teaching General Music offers a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and critical lenses through which to view these frameworks and practices. Including descriptions of each of the distinct approaches to general... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 49.95
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. Although naval policy at the time restricted blacks to menial jobs, Adams and his all-black ensemble provided a bridge between the local population and their... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 200.00
These volumes present the recently discovered archives of the Erard firm, perhaps the largest record of musical instrument making anywhere. more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 33.53
A comprehensive guide to the techniques of orchestral playing and the development of non-professional orchestras, Orchestral Performance covers all areas of orchestral music-making - instrumental technique and combination, ensemble, layout, repertoire and presentation. Christopher Adey - renowned specialist in the training of student orchestras... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 24.00
Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99
The Mind's Ear offers a unique approach to stimulating the musical imagination and inspiring creativity, providing exercises for listeners, performers, and composers in a practical guide that benefits music students at all levels and helps teachers be more effective. Adolphe has written a compelling, valuable guide to the musical imagination. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99
The African Imagination in Music offers a fresh introduction to the vast and complex world of Sub-Saharan African music. Through close readings of traditional music and references to popular music, Agawu considers topics including the place of music in society, musical instruments, language and music, and appropriations of African music. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 30.99
Kofi Agawu's Music as Discourse promises to quickly become a standard and definitive work in musical semiotics. Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, Agawu presents a synthetic and innovative approach to musical meaning which argues deftly for the thinking of music as a discourse in itself--composed... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
Of all the repertories of Western Art music, none is as explicitly listener-oriented as that of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Yet few attempts to analyze the so-called Classic Style have embraced the semiotic implications of this condition. Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented theory of Classic instrumental music that... more...