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Musical Instruments

  • British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Laura Seddon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth century. Laura Seddon argues that the Cobbett competitions, instigated by Walter Willson Cobbett in 1905, and the formation of the Society of Women Musicians in 1911 contributed to the explosion of instrumental music written by women in this period... more...

  • American Luthierby Quincy Whitney

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 34.99

    The female pioneer who revolutionized violin acoustics and built the first violin octet 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...

  • Sticking It Outby Patti Niemi

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    When Patti Niemi was 10 years old, all the children in her school music class lined up to choose their instruments. Boy after boy chose drums, and girl after girl chose flute—that is, until it was Patti’s turn. From that point onward, Niemi devoted her life to mastering the percussive arts. Cymbals, snare drum, marimba, timpani, chimes: she... more...

  • Harmony in Beethovenby David Damschroder

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    David Damschroder's new analytical perspective sheds fresh light on Beethoven's harmonic structures. more...

  • Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learningby Graham Welch; Ioulia Papageorgi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    To reach the highest standards of instrumental performance, several years of sustained and focused learning are required. This requires perseverance, commitment and opportunities to learn and practise, often in a collective musical environment. This book brings together a wide range of enlightening current psychological and educational research to... more...

  • How to Write for Percussionby Samuel Z. Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Curious and Modern Inventionsby Rebecca Cypess

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition?but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be fully explored. Curious and Modern Inventions offers fresh insight into the motivating forces behind this music,... more...

  • A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian Englandby Gordon D.W. Curtis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    William Sweetland was a Bath organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 during which time he built about 300 organs, mostly for churches and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but also for locations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis places this work of a provincial organ builder in the wider... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Percussionby Russell Hartenberger

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    This Companion explores percussion and rhythm and is written by performers, composers, conductors, scholars, instrument designers, and scientists. more...