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Instruction & Study

  • The Cambridge History of World Musicby

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 140.00

    The first comprehensive history of music on a global basis, laying the foundations for a sweeping history of all music. more...

  • Metzler Sachlexikon Musikby

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 1998; US$ 51.83

    Das kompakte Nachschlagewerk zu allen Bereichen der Musik. Das griffige Lexikon gibt Auskunft über alle Sachfragen zur Musik. Es enthält über 2.500 Artikel zu Sachen und Begriffen aus allen Bereichen der Musik - Klassik, Moderne, Weltmusik, Jazz und Unterhaltungsmusik. more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.by Alton Augustus Adams; Mark Clague

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Orchestral Performanceby Christopher Adey

    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...

  • The Roberto Gerhard Companionby Monty Adkins; Michael Russ

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95

    The essays collected here explore themes and trends within Gerhard’s work and comprise the first full length scholarly work on this composer. Among the themes presented is the way Gerhard’s work was shaped by his Catalan heritage and his education under Pedrell and Schoenberg. The influence of these and other cultural and literary figures... more...

  • Phonetics and Diction in Singingby Kurt Adler

    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...

  • The Mind's Earby Bruce Adolphe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99

    The Mind's Ear offers a unique approach to stimulating the musical imagination and inspiring creativity, as well as providing detailed exercises aimed at improving the ability to read and imagine music in silence, in the "mind's ear." Modeling his exercises on those used in theater games and acting classes, and drawing upon years... more...

  • Music as Discourseby Kofi Agawu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 49.99

    Introduction. Part 1: Theory. 1. Music as Language. 2. Criteria for Analysis I. 3. Criteria for Analysis II. 4. Bridges to Free Composition. 5. Paradigmatic Analysis. Part 2: Analyses. 6. Liszt, Orpheus (1853-4). 7. Brahms, Intermezzo, op. 119 no.2 (1893), Brahms, Symphony no. 1/ii (1872-76). 8. Mahler, Symphony no. 9/i (1908-09). 9. Beethoven, String... more...

  • Playing with Signsby V. Kofi Agawu

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...