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  • The Beatles Bookby Hunter Davies

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 42.29

    THE BEATLES BOOK is the ultimate authority on the fab four. Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, brings together three eminent Beatles experts to compile an invaluable and essential guide. Divided into four sections ? People, Places, Media and Songs ? The Beatles Book covers every element of the band?s history and... more...

  • The Course of Mexican Musicby Janet Sturman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Course of Mexican Music provides students with a cohesive introductory understanding of the scope and influence of Mexican music.†The†textbook†highlights†individual musical examples as a means of exploring the processes of selection that led to specific musical styles in different times and places, with a supporting companion website with audio... more...

  • The Performance of Jewish and Arab Music in Israel Todayby Amnon Shiloah

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Ma'luf in Contemporary Libyaby Philip Ciantar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The musical tradition of Ma'luf is believed to have come to North Africa with Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping the Christian reconquista of Spain between the tenth and seventeenth centuries. Although this Arab Andalusian music tradition has been studied in other parts of the region, until now, the Libyan version has not received Western scholarly... more...

  • The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteriesby Beth Szczepanski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Beth Szczepanski examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the current practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. The book provides an invaluable insight into the political and economic history of Wutaishan and its music, as well as the instrumentation,... more...

  • SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary Worldby Keith Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea‚??s most successful ‚??traditional‚?? music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely associated with the first founding quartet but played by all, and... more...

  • Music in Cyprusby Jim Samson; Nicoletta Demetriou

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Music in Cyprus draws its authors from both sides of the divided island to give a rounded picture of musical culture from the beginning of the British colonial period (1878-1960) until today. The book crosses conventional scholarly divides between musicology and ethnomusicology in order to achieve a panorama of music, culture and politics. Shared practices... more...

  • Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923?1938)by John Morgan O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance of style in Turkish music and, in particular, the polemical debate about an eastern style of Turkish music (called, alaturka) that developed during this rich and complicated era of Turkish... more...

  • Qupai in Chinese Musicby Alan R Thrasher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by way of well-established 'variation' techniques.... more...

  • Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Centuryby Janet Topp Fargion

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with local musical practices. In Taarab, Music in Zanzibar, Janet... more...