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On site, in sound : performance geographies in américa latina.

Dorr, Kirstie.
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(2018)  | 9780822368557 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 152.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.05 (ex. GST),
Focusing on the hemispheric circulation of South American musical cultures, Kirstie Dorr examines the spatiality of sound and the ways in which the sonic is bound to perceptions and constructions of geographic space, showing how people can use music and sound to challenge and transform dominant conceptions...

Traditional Songs and Music of the Korçë Region of Albania

Koço, Eno.
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(2018)  | 9781527505322 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 198pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book is concerned with the repertory of traditional urban song and music of the Korçë area in general and more specifically the karakteristike (characteristic) or “distinctive” song associated with Korçë city, Albania. The first half of the 20th century marked the climax of an evolution which started...

Culture, music education, and the chinese dream in mainland china.

Ho, Wai-Chung.
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(2018)  | 9789811075322 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 256pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating...

Diversity in australia's music : themes past, present, and for the future.

Fabian, Dorottya. Napier, John.
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(2018)  | 9781527505773 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 333pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This volume showcases academic research into the rich diversity of music in Australia from colonial times to the present. Starting with an overview of developments during the past 50 years, the contributions discuss Western and non-western genres (opera, film, dance, choral, chamber); the history of...

The Music of J?ji Yuasa

Galliano, Luciana. , Burt, Peter.
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(2018)  | 9781527505391 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | pbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Over the last fifty years, the music of J?ji Yuasa has attained the zenith of international musical standards. A study of this great Japanese composer is long overdue. Persuasive and captivating, less “easy” than that of his lifetime friend T?ru Takemitsu, Yuasa’s music has also been a model for many...

On Music, Value and Utopia: Nostalgia for an Age yet to Come?

Erraught, Stan.
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(2018)  | 9781786606044 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Adorno's writings are often the starting point for the teaching of popular musicstudies, usually passing swiftly on, after concluding that 'he didn't listen tothe right jazz' or 'he was a snob'. In this book, using Adorno's aesthetictheory more generally, a viable philosophical approach to the study...

Singing yoruba christianity : music, media, and morality.

Brennan, Vicki L.
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(2018)  | 9780253032072 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
AUD 128.95 (inc. GST), AUD 117.23 (ex. GST),
Singing the same song is a central part of the worship practice for members forthe Cherubim and Seraphim Christian Church in Lagos, Nigeria. Vicki L. Brennanreveals that by singing together, church members create one spiritual mind andbecome unified around a shared set of values. She follows parishioners...

On site, in sound : performance geographies in américa latina.

Dorr, Kirstie.
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(2018)  | 9780822368670 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 39.95 (inc. GST), AUD 36.32 (ex. GST),
Focusing on the hemispheric circulation of South American musical cultures, Kirstie Dorr examines the spatiality of sound and the ways in which the sonic is bound to perceptions and constructions of geographic space, showing how people can use music and sound to challenge and transform dominant conceptions...

Operas in German: A Dictionary

Griffel, Margaret Ross. , Ross Griffel, Margaret.
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(2018)  | 9781442247963 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | Revised,  | book | 1050pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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With nearly three thousand new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German:A Dictionary is the most current encyclopedic treatment of operas writtenspecifically to a German text from the seventeenth century through 2016.Musicologist Margaret Ross Griffel details the operas’ composers, scores,librettos,...

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach

Stone, Stephen C.
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(2018)  | 9781538101223 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 546pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 210.99 (inc. GST), AUD 191.81 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2018
Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic,accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody andcounterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction moreclearly than the traditional approach of beginning with chords. By starting witha single...

Dolly parton, gender, and country music.

Edwards, Leigh H.
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(2018)  | 9780253031556 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 270pp
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Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but howdid she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance andstage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes—the innocent mountaingirl and the voluptuous sex symbol. Emerging through her lyrics,...

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach

Stone, Stephen C.
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(2018)  | 9781538101230 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 546pp | Availability last checked: 15/1/2018
AUD 125.95 (inc. GST), AUD 114.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2018
Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic,accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody andcounterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction moreclearly than the traditional approach of beginning with chords. By starting witha single...

Here for a good time : on the road with trooper, canada's legendary rock band.

McGuire, Ra.
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(2018)  | 9781897178102 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 269pp
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We're Here for a Good Time - "Raise a Little Hell" - "The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar" - all Canadian anthems - all recorded by Trooper. The Globe and Mail calls them "honest-to-God Canadian legends." The Toronto Sun lauds the ongoing strength of their "Boomer/Gen X cachet." They have sold millions...

So You Want to Sing Light Opera: A Guide for Performers

LISTER, Linda.
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(2018)  | 9781442269385 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 12/2/2018
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So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for performers, teachers,and directors who want to learn more about the delightful genre of light opera,including Viennese operetta, English comic opera, French opéra bouffe, andSpanish zarzuela. Award-winning opera director and singer Linda Lister...

If i knew, don't you think i'd tell you? : selected journals of jann arden.

Arden, Jann.
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(2018)  | 9781894663366 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 200pp
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From cat food to death. Bra size to spirituality, family to goose poop (yes, goose poop), these are the diaries of Canadian recording artist Jann Arden. Her writing is wry and insightful, confessional and compassionate. Also included are Jann's line drawings. The book's entries are culled from her electronic...

Music, Health and Wellbeing: Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice

Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh. Bendrups, Dan. Lewandowski, Natalie. Sunderland, Naomi.
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(2018)  | 9781349952830 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xviii, 303pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. It examines music participation as a determinant of wellbeing and as a transformative tool to impact on wider social, cultural and environmental conditions. Uniquely, in this volume...

Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

Hebert, David. Rykowski, Mikolaj.
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(2018)  | 9781527503939 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 395pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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This unique edited volume offers a distinctive theoretical perspective and advanced insights into how music is impacted by the interaction of global forces with local conditions. As the first major book to apply the timely notion of “glocality” to music, this collection features robust scholarship on...

Giacomo Meyerbeer: A Critical Life and Iconography

Ignatius Letellier, Robert.
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(2018)  | 9781527503960 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 445pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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Giacomo Meyerbeer was once one of the most famous of all opera composers, enjoying into the twentieth century the same universal admiration and performance as a composer like Puccini does today.

Through a series of adverse factors, his reputation was seriously damaged with the resurgence of nationalism...

The tritonet approach to music theory.

ozdemir, Zafer Tolga.
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(2018)  | 9781527503779 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 245pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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""Music" is the sum of all vibrations that are believed to have been created by an intelligence over a certain time period. "Harmony", on the other hand, is the evaluation of the relationships between vibrations in terms of consonance and dissonance.Music Harmony training is an essential study programme...

An anthology of french and francophone singers from a to z : singin' in french.

Abecassis, Michaël. Block, Marcelline.
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(2018)  | 9781527503540 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 690pp | Availability last checked: 6/1/2018
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"Every musical form has had an impact on the linguistic practices of our society. French song is a vector of cultural, social, and stylistic values. Throughout the world, songs in the French language are used in the teaching of French: professors incorporate songs into the curriculum in order to illustrate...

Sound and the Aesthetics of Play: A Musical Ontology of Constructed Emotions

Christensen, Justin.
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(2018)  | 9783319668987 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 128pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is an interdisciplinary project that brings together ideas from aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, and music sociology as an expansion of German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer’s theory on the aesthetics of play. This way of thinking focuses on an ontology of the process of musicking rather...

iBroadway: Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

Hillman, Jessica.
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(2018)  | 9783319648750 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 365pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 222.95 (inc. GST), AUD 202.68 (ex. GST),
This book argues that the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way musicals are produced, followed, admired, marketed, reviewed, researched, taught, and even cast. In the first hundred years of its existence, commercial musical theatre functioned on one basic model. However, with the advent...

A Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing

Blades, Elizabeth L.
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(2017)  | 9781538106990 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Since the publication of the first edition of A Spectrum of Voices there havebeen significant advances in voice studies. Prominent members of the newgeneration of voice teachers join their voices with now-canonized teachings.Asking questions about technology, pedagogy, and stylistic changes within thefield,...

A Taste of Broadway: Food in Musical Theater

Packard, Jennifer.
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(2017)  | 9781442267312 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Beyond being just fuel for the body, food carries symbolic importance used todefine individuals, situations, and places, making it an ideal communicationtool. In musical theater, food can be used as a shortcut to tell the audiencemore about a setting, character, or situation. Because everyone relates...

Jazz in the 1970s: Diverging Streams

Shoemaker. Shoemaker and Brian Morton, Bill. Morton, Brian. Shoemaker, Bill.
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(2017)  | 9781442242098 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotaldecade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, butBill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype with a bold perspective thatexamines both the diverse musical innovations and cultural developments...

Nationalist and Populist Composers: Voices of the American People

SCHWARTZ, Steve.
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(2017)  | 9781442257665 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 438pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Populism and nationalism in classical music held a significant place between theworld wars with composers such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and LeonardBernstein creating a soundtrack to the lives of everyday Americans. Whilebiographies of these individual composers exist, no single book has taken...

Commemorating Gallipoli through Music: Remembering and Forgetting

O'Connell, John Morgan.
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(2017)  | 9781498556200 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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This monograph examines the relationship between music and memory as it relatesto the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-6). Drawing upon a wide variety of sources inmany languages, it explores the multiple ways in which music is employed toremember and to forget, to celebrate and to commemorate a victory (on...

Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Shíocháin, Tríona Ní. Shíocháin, Tríona Ní.
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(2017)  | 9781785337673 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
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Considered by many to be the greatest Irish song poet of her generation, MáireBhuí Ní Laeire (Yellow Mary O'Leary; 1774–1848) was an illiterate womanunconnected to elite literary and philosophical circles who powerfully engagedthe politics of her own society through song.  As an oral arts practitioner,Máire...

British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

Philo, Simon.
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(2017)  | 9780810895041 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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Before The Beatles landed on American shores in February 1964 only two Britishacts had topped the Billboard singles chart. In the first quarter of 1964,however, the Beatles alone accounted for sixty percent of all recorded musicsold in the United States; in 1964 and 1965 British acts occupied the number...

The Confident Choir: A Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing

BONSHOR, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781538102787 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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The Confident Choir is an exploration of conditions affecting the confidencelevels in singers of all levels to create an accessible synthesis of thepsychological models and offer practical confidence-building strategies forconductors, teachers, community musicians, and workshop leaders. Michael Bonshorcombines...

A Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing

Blades, Elizabeth L.
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(2017)  | 9781538107003 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 85.95 (inc. GST), AUD 78.14 (ex. GST),
Since the publication of the first edition of A Spectrum of Voices there havebeen significant advances in voice studies. Prominent members of the newgeneration of voice teachers join their voices with now-canonized teachings.Asking questions about technology, pedagogy, and stylistic changes within thefield,...

The Confident Choir: A Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing

BONSHOR, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781538102794 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
The Confident Choir is an exploration of conditions affecting the confidencelevels in singers of all levels to create an accessible synthesis of thepsychological models and offer practical confidence-building strategies forconductors, teachers, community musicians, and workshop leaders. Michael Bonshorcombines...

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So You Want to Sing Light Opera: A Guide for Performers

LISTER, Linda.
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(2018)  | 9781442269385 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 12/2/2018
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for performers, teachers,and directors who want to learn more about the delightful genre of light opera,including Viennese operetta, English comic opera, French opéra bouffe, andSpanish zarzuela. Award-winning opera director and singer Linda Lister...

 

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