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  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in... more...

  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in... more...

  • Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drumby Amanda Villepastour

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The bata is one of the most important and representative percussion traditions of the people in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and performed around the world. In Cuba, their own bata tradition derives from the Yoruba bata from Africa yet has had far more research attention than its African predecessor. Although the bata is one of the oldest known... more...

  • Sources of Irish Traditional Music c. 1600-1855by Aloys Fleischman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 530.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Apocalypse Jukeboxby Edward Whitelock; David Janssen

    Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    From its indefinite beginnings through its broad commercialization and endless reinterpretation, American rock-and-roll music has been preoccupied with an end-of-the-world mentality that extends through the whole of American popular music. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Edward Whitelock and David Janssen trace these connections through American music genres,... more...

  • Take a Walk on the Dark Sideby R. Gary Patterson

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 19.99

    Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons. Updating, revising, and expanding on material from his cult classic... more...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 62.00

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...

  • Vocal Authorityby John Potter

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    A fascinating history of singing styles from the ancient world to the present. more...

  • Alberto Ginasteraby Deborah Schwartz-Kates

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide is the first bio-bibliographic study of the composer and the only published book on the subject in English. This work fills a critical gap in contemporary music studies by enriching our knowledge of one of the most compelling creative voices of the Americas. Given the lack of prior systematic attention... more...

  • Saturday Night Foreverby Alan Jones; Jussi Kantonen

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    If all disco means to you is records like 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA', tacky fashions and glitter eyeshadow, this book will be a real revelation. For Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen, disco was an essential soundtrack to their lives. They loved its total hedonistic excess, its drive, its punch and its sweet, catchy melodies. For every chart hit that... more...