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Composition

  • Hallelujah Junctionby John Adams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95

    ' Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune... more...

  • The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccolaby Brian Alegant

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 80.00

    Reveals the great twentieth-century Italian composer's innovative handling of harmony, form, and text setting. more...

  • The Pianist's Craft 2by Richard P. Anderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 61.50

    In The Pianist’s Craft 2 , pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature. more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Milton Babbitt; Stephen Peles; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...

  • Hallelujah – The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to lifeby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2015; US$ 16.49

    18 November, 1741. George Frideric Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin – the second city of the Empire – to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the following spring … In Hallelujah , Jonathan Bardon, one of Ireland’s leading historians, explores the remarkable circumstances surrounding the... more...

  • Composing for Voiceby Paul Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Craft of Tonal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Craft of Modal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    "The Craft of Modal Counterpoint" is the companion book to Benjamin's "The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint," recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers... more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Handelby Edward Blakeman

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    The Faber Pocket Guide to Handel offers a detailed but accessible exploration of George Frederick Handel, his composition, and his legacy. A larger-than-life figure in his time, Handel's reputation has been less than steady since his death in 1759. Was he (in the words of Berlioz) just 'a great barrel of pork and beer', or (as Handel himself claimed)... more...

  • Guerrilla Film Scoringby Jeremy Borum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.00

    In this book, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. Featuring insights from 20 professional composers, this handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development,... more...