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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
Although Vince Guaraldi's playful jazz piano themes for the early Peanuts animated television specials are well known, the composer himself remains largely unheralded. More than merely "the Peanuts guy," Guaraldi cut his jazz teeth as a member of combos fronted by Cal Tjader and Woody Herman, and garnered Top 40 fame with his Grammy Award-winning... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available
Building on the work in the editor?s first text on the subject, this further exploration of the topic provides an anthology of narrative research work in the fields of music and education that shows how narrative inquiry has been taken up by music education. more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 6.99
Can music change lives, and classical music in particular? In Soul Music, novelist and former activist of African descent, Candace Allen asks whether the pitched battles between 'our' music and 'their' music of her youth are alive among young people engaged in music study. She follows the beat of music -from Blues, Miles Davis as friend of the family,... more...
- Triumph Books 2012; US$ 14.99
Fresh from being named County Music Association's Entertainer of the Year and winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Taylor Swift is one of the youngest and most successful artists in music today. Taylor Swift: Secrets of a Songwriter explores every aspect of her musicher influences, how her early passion for poetry blossomed into creative... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31
This all-new volume by the inimitable poet, comedian and performer John Hegley brings together poetry, prose and drawings on the themes closest to his heart. Contemplating subjects from painting, France and family to Daleks and of course potatoes, these pieces are by turns funny, moving, thought-provoking - and always brilliantly original. Peace,... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99
Orchester in Deutschland verlieren schleichend an Publikum. Andreas Heinen vergleicht Publikumsstrukturen in den USA mit denen in Niedersachsen und stellt überraschendes fest: Jedes Orchester hat sein spezifisches Publikum mit besonderen Vorlieben. Aus dabei wirksamen Mechanismen lassen sich Strategien entwickeln, auch neues Publikum in die klassische... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
The first of a three-volume series, The Scots Fiddle --Tunes, Tales &; Traditions. This work combines an extensive and fascinating collection of traditional fiddle music (over 160 tunes) relating to the North-East and Central Highlands together with extensive background narratives and anecdotes on the history, legends and traditions associated with... more...
- PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Featuring interviews with leading figures of the punk underground, including Ian MacKaye, from Minor Threat and Fugazi; Jello Biafra, from Dead Kennedys; and Dave Dictor, from MDC, this book probes the legacy of punk's sometimes fuzzy political ideology, its homegrown traditions, and its rupturing of social norms. Passionate, far-reaching, and fresh,... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
In the 1990s, when music was recorded on cassettes and movies on VHS, Vanessa Berry was reacting to the loneliness of life in the suburbs by constructing imaginary worlds and identities from video hits, late-night music programs, band t-shirts, mixtapes and zines, and the dark energy of the Goths. A memoir in essay form, Ninety9 is about... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Traditional Songs of the Maori is the classic collection of Maori waiata. These songs in many different styles embody the fundamental values of traditional Maori culture and form a vital part of marae ceremonial. Most common song types are represented: laments, love songs, war chants, songs of welcome, face-saving songs and witty occasional songs.... more...