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  • The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Filmby Heather Laing

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring. Many theorists have discussed this type of music in film as a signifier... more...

  • The Jews-Harp in Britain and Irelandby Michael Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The jews-harp is a distinctive musical instrument of international importance, yet it remains one of those musical instruments, like the ocarina, kazoo or even the art of whistling, that travels beneath the established musical radar. The story of the jews-harp is also part of our musical culture, though it has attracted relatively little academic study.... more...

  • Performing Nostalgia: Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albaniaby Eckehard Pistrick

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Migration studies is an area of increasing significance in musicology as in other disciplines. How do migrants express and imagine themselves through musical practice? How does music help them to construct social imaginaries and to cope with longings and belongings? In this study of migration music in postsocialist Albania, Eckehard Pistrick identifies... more...

  • Light Music in Britain since 1870: A Surveyby Geoffrey Self

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In many ways the history of British light music knits together the social and economic history of the country with that of its general musical heritage. Numerous 'serious' composers from Elgar to Britten composed light music, and the genre adapted itself to incorporate the changing fashions heralded by the rise and fall of music hall, the drawing room... more...

  • Samuel Wesley (1766?837): A Source Bookby Michael Kassler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 190.00

    Hailed as a child prodigy and later acclaimed as England's finest extempore organist, Samuel Wesley - son of Charles Wesley and nephew of John Wesley, the founders of Methodism - is best known today for his musical compositions and for his promotion of the music of J. S. Bach. At the heart of this source book is a calendar of Samuel Wesley's correspondence.... more...

  • Female Voices from an Ewe Dance-drumming Community in Ghanaby James Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Ewe dance-drumming has been extensively studied throughout the history of ethnomusicology, but up to now there has not been a single study that addresses Ewe female musicians. James Burns redresses this deficiency through a detailed ethnography of a group of female musicians from the Dzigbordi community dance-drumming club from the rural town of Dzodze,... more...

  • Touraj Kiaras and Persian Classical Music: An Analytical Perspectiveby Owen Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this book Owen Wright analyses a single recording of classical Persian music made by Touraj Kiaras, a distinguished singer, accompanied by four noted instrumentalists. The format of the recording is typical of a public concert performance, and thus includes instrumental compositions as well as a central exploration of vocal repertoire and technique.... more...

  • "The Chamber Organ in Britain, 1600?830 "by Michael I. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first edition of The English Chamber Organ was published in 1968. This new, revised edition takes into account the considerable research into chamber organs that has taken place over the last thirty years. Much of the book has been completely rewritten and expanded, and it includes a number of organs not detailed in the first edition. As its revised... more...

  • Musical Healing in Cultural Contextsby Penelope Gouk

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How do people use music to heal themselves and others? Are the healing powers of music universal or culturally specific? The essays in this volume address these two central questions as to music?s potential as a therapeutic source. The contributors approach the study of music healing from social, cultural and historical backgrounds, and in so doing... more...

  • "The Gei of Geisha: Music, Identity and Meaning "by KellyM. Foreman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese geisha is an international icon, known almost universally as a symbol of traditional Japan. Numerous books exist on the topic, yet this is the first to focus on the 'gei' of geisha - the art that constitutes their title (gei translates as fine art, sha refers to person). Kelly M. Foreman brings together ethnomusicological field research,... more...