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Brahms and His Poets: A Handbook

Loges, Natasha.
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(2017)  | 9781783272365 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 496pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
AUD 103.95 (inc. GST), AUD 94.50 (ex. GST),
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Johannes Brahms's much-loved solo songs continue to be enjoyed in recordings andon recital stages all over the world. This book provides a wealth of informationon the poets whose words he set, many of whom are still unfamiliar. Asubstantial introduction explores the multiple meanings song-poetry held...

Granville Bantock's Letters to William Wallace and Ernest Newman, 1893-1921: 'Our new dawn of modern music'

Allis, Michael. , Allis, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781783272334 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
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British music and musical life before the Great War have been relativelyneglected in discussions of the idea of the 'modern' in the early twentiethcentury. This collection of almost 300 letters, written by Granville Bantock(1868-1946) to the Scottish composer William Wallace (1860-1940) and the musiccritic...

The words and music of james taylor.

Perone, James E.
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(2017)  | 9781440852688 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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What kinds of unusual musical forms and lyrical structures did American singer-songwriter James Taylor incorporate into his songs? What role did Taylor play in the introspective singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s? How did Taylor write and record songs that were inspired from his own experiences...

The enterprising musician's guide to performer contracts.

Williams, David R.
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(2017)  | 9781538106761 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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The Enterprising Musician’s Guide to Performer Contracts is an empoweringresource that provides detailed, plain-language explanations of the clausescommonly found in legal agreements such as engagement (gig) contracts,artist-management contracts, and producer agreements. Musicians from all musicalstyles...

Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven's Vienna

November, Nancy.
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(2017)  | 9781783272327 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
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This book is the first detailed contextual study of string quartets inBeethoven's Vienna, at a time when that genre reigned supreme among thedifferent chamber genres. Focusing on a key transition period in the earlynineteenth century, which bore witness to fundamental shifts in the 'private'sphere of...

Playing the Soprano Recorder: For School, Community, and the Private Studio

GUDERIAN, Lois Veenh. Guderian, Lois Veenhoven.
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(2017)  | 9781475838701 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | spiral/comb/coil | 2 ed.,  | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
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Written for general music classes, group and private instruction, andself-learners, Playing the Soprano Recorder provides teachers and students witha sequential and musical approach to learning Western music notation and sopranorecorder playing. In addition, each lesson provides opportunities to apply,...

Czech Music around 1900

Kopecky, Jirí. Krupková, Lenka. , Kopecky, Jirí. Krupková, Lenka.
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(2017)  | 9781576473023 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
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Czech musical culture around 1900 saw itself as the culminating phase of thedevelopment of Czech national music. At the same time, however, it exhibitedmany contradictory phenomena mirroring the inexorable dissolution of unifiedCzech patriotic life, which especially in the second half of the nineteenthcentury...

Beauty and innovation in la machine chinoise : falla, debussy, ravel, roussel...

Mueller, Richard E.
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(2017)  | 9781576472781 | PENDRAGON PRESS | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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Tempesta: Stormy Music in the Eighteenth Century

McClelland, Clive.
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(2017)  | 9781498519922 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 256pp
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Tempesta is a term coined in this book applying to music that exhibits agitatedor violent characteristics in order to evoke terror and chaos, involving ideaslike rapid scale passages, driving rhythmic figurations, strong accents, fulltextures, and robust instrumentation including prominent brass and...

Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World

Moskovitz, Marc D. Todd, R. Larry.
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(2017)  | 9781783272372 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
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In 1796 the young Beethoven presented his first two cello sonatas, Op. 5, at thecourt of Frederick William II, an avid cellist and the reigning Prussianmonarch. Released in print the next year, these revolutionary sonatas foreveraltered the cello repertoire by fundamentally redefining the relationshipbetween...

Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener's Companion

Herzig, Monika.
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(2017)  | 9781442244689 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 168pp | Availability last checked: 15/10/2017
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With twenty-three Grammy wins, Chick Corea is a legendary jazz figure and one ofthe most prolific and influential contemporary pianists of our time. He hasproduced hundreds of releases in multiple genres over five decades, and he isone of the hardest-working musicians in the industry, with a yearly...

Experiencing Bessie Smith: A Listener's Companion

Clark, John.
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(2017)  | 9781442243408 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 15/10/2017
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Bessie Smith occupies a unique place in the history of American music. She wasone of the first undisputed artists to come from the American vernaculartradition of the twentieth century, and as a woman, she was a figure ofextraordinary power. She organized and led her own touring companies, wrote someof...

Experiencing Ornette Coleman: A Listener's Companion

Stephans, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781442249622 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 15/10/2017
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Saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Ornette Coleman,along with pianist Cecil Taylor, was one of the founding forces of the Free Jazzmovement which took the music world by storm in the 1950s and 60s. Hisbrilliance as an instrumentalist at first positioned him as a polarizing figure,but...

A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

Strain, James A.
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(2017)  | 9780810886926 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
AUD 151.95 (inc. GST), AUD 138.14 (ex. GST),
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Percussion instruments such as drums, cymbals, gongs, and xylophones compriseone of the largest and ever-expanding areas of music performance, composition,and sound effects. Profusely illustrated, A Dictionary for the ModernPercussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student,professional,...

The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons: From Scarlatti to Beethoven

Badura-Skoda, Eva.
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(2017)  | 9780253022639 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 510pp
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In the late 17th century, Italian musician and inventor Bartolomeo Cristoforideveloped a new musical instrument—his cembalo che fa il piano e forte, whichallowed keyboard players flexible dynamic gradation. This innovation, which cameto be known as the hammer-harpsichord or fortepiano grand, was slow...

Experiencing the Beatles: A Listener's Companion

Halpin, Brooke.
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(2017)  | 9781442271432 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 226pp | Availability last checked: 15/10/2017
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Starting an undeniable revolution, the Beatles took pop culture by storm, shookup the recording industry, and provided a soundtrack for the lives of millionsof American teenagers. No band would ever come close to the mania inspired bythese four Liverpudlian exports. Brooke Halpin takes readers on a...

Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground from Alerta Roja to Z-Off

GREENE, James Jr.
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(2017)  | 9781442269842 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 426pp | Availability last checked: 15/10/2017
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Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but itcertainly didn’t stay in either country.The genre flew around the globe like acontagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly every marketimaginable: Japan, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, South Africa, New Zealand,Chile,...

Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque

KAUTSKY, Catherine.
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(2017)  | 9781442269828 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
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Claude Debussy’s exquisite piano works have captivated generations with theirdreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes.Written in Paris at the heightof the Belle Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians’ enjoymentof such delights as clowns, mermaids, eccentric dances, and the...

Interpreting musical gestures, topics, and tropes : mozart, beethoven, schubert.

Hatten, Robert S.
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(2017)  | 9780253030078 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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"Robert Hatten’s new book is a worthy successor to his Musical Meaning inBeethoven, which established him as a front-rank scholar... in questions ofmusical meaning.... [B]oth how he approaches musical works and what he saysabout them are timely and to the point. Musical scholars in both musicology...

Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid

Meintjes, Louise. Lemon, TJ.
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(2017)  | 9780822362500 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
AUD 163.95 (inc. GST), AUD 149.05 (ex. GST),
In Dust of the Zulu Louise Meintjes traces the political and aestheticsignificance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out ofthe legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. Contextualizing ngomawithin South Africa's history of violence, migrant labor, the HIV epidemic,...

Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid

Meintjes, Louise. Lemon, TJ.
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(2017)  | 9780822362654 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
In Dust of the Zulu Louise Meintjes traces the political and aestheticsignificance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out ofthe legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. Contextualizing ngomawithin South Africa's history of violence, migrant labor, the HIV epidemic,...

Songwriting: Strategies for Musical Self-Expression and Creativity

Hauser, Christian V. Rajan, Rekha S. Tomal, Daniel R.
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(2017)  | 9781475829402 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
AUD 109.95 (inc. GST), AUD 99.95 (ex. GST),
A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write thissensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to knowabout the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics.Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions,...

Songwriting: Strategies for Musical Self-Expression and Creativity

Hauser, Christian V. Rajan, Rekha S. Tomal, Daniel R.
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(2017)  | 9781475829419 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
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A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write thissensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to knowabout the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics.Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions,...

What Is This Thing Called Soul: Conversations on Black Culture and Jazz Education

Phillips, Damani C. Phillips, Damani.
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(2017)  | 9781433145650 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 240pp
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What Is This Thing Called Soul explores the potential consequences of forcing the Black musical style of jazz into an academic pedagogical system that is specifically designed to facilitate the practice and pedagogy of European classical music.

What Is This Thing Called Soul: Conversations on Black Culture and Jazz Education

Phillips, Damani C. Phillips, Damani.
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(2017)  | 9781433145704 | Peter Lang AG | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/10/2017
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What Is This Thing Called Soul explores the potential consequences of forcing the Black musical style of jazz into an academic pedagogical system that is specifically designed to facilitate the practice and pedagogy of European classical music.

Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

Lomax, John A.
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(2017)  | 9781477313718 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 315pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Growing up beside the Chisholm Trail, captivated by the songs of passing cowboysand his bosom friend, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax developed apassion for American folk songs that ultimately made him one of the foremostauthorities on this fundamental aspect of Americana. Across many decades...

Educational leadership and music : lessons for tomorrow's school leaders.

Beachum, Floyd D. Brooks, Jeffrey S. Watson, Terri N.
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(2017)  | 9781681238555 | Information Age Publishing | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Educational leadership and music : lessons for tomorrow's school leaders.

Beachum, Floyd D. Brooks, Jeffrey S. Watson, Terri N.
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(2017)  | 9781681238562 | Information Age Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics

Gadpaille, Michelle. Kennedy, Victor.
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(2017)  | 9781443895668 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 26/9/2017
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Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics looks at a variety of popular and folk music from around the world, with examples of British, Slovene, Chinese and American songs, poems and musicals. Charles Taylor says that “it is through story that we find or devise ways of living bearably in...

So You Want to Sing Barbershop: A Guide for Performers

CLARK, Biffle. Biffle, Billy J. Clark, Diane M.
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(2017)  | 9781442266001 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 20/8/2017
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In So You Want to Sing Barbershop, veteran barbershoppers Billy J. Biffle of theBarbershop Harmony Society and Diane M. Clark of Sweet Adelines Internationalprovide a practical handbook for singers at all levels who want to learn aboutthe American art form known as barbershop singing. Clark and Biffle...

Sonata fragments : romantic narrative in chopin, schumann, and brahms.

Davis, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9780253028938 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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In Sonata Fragments, Andrew Davis argues that the Romantic sonata is firmlyrooted, both formally and expressively, in its Classical forebears, usingClassical conventions in order to convey a broad constellation of Romanticaesthetic values. This claim runs contrary to conventional theories of theRomantic...

Sonata fragments : romantic narrative in chopin, schumann, and brahms.

Davis, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9780253025333 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
AUD 142.95 (inc. GST), AUD 129.95 (ex. GST),
In Sonata Fragments, Andrew Davis argues that the Romantic sonata is firmlyrooted, both formally and expressively, in its Classical forebears, usingClassical conventions in order to convey a broad constellation of Romanticaesthetic values. This claim runs contrary to conventional theories of theRomantic...

Writing out the notes.

Hallett, Bob.
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(2017)  | 9781897415337 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 224pp
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A rambling trip though a colourful and melodic St. John "s childhood, combined with a how-not-to-do-it-yourself guide to the music business and a thoughtful and sometimes poignant look at how a legendary Canadian band creates music all these threads and many others are pulled together by writer and...

Lifelong Engagement with Music : Benefits for Mental Health and Well-Being.

McFerran, Katrina. Rickard, Nikki S.
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(2017)  | 9781611222401 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 313pp
AUD 180.95 (inc. GST), AUD 164.50 (ex. GST),
Music psychology is the study of how humans experience and perceive music, and the impact this has on individuals, groups and communities. Engaging with music – whether by performing, creating, learning or listening – can have significant benefits across the lifespan. This book explores how music can...

Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins

Garcia, David F. García, David F.
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(2017)  | 9780822363545 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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In Listening for Africa David F. García explores how a diverse group ofmusicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of blackmusic and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcíaexamines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, KatherineDunham,...

Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins

Garcia, David F. García, David F.
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(2017)  | 9780822363705 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
In Listening for Africa David F. García explores how a diverse group ofmusicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of blackmusic and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcíaexamines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, KatherineDunham,...

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Lifelong Engagement with Music : Benefits for Mental Health and Well-Being.

McFerran, Katrina. Rickard, Nikki S.
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(2017)  | 9781611222401 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 313pp
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Music psychology is the study of how humans experience and perceive music, and the impact this has on individuals, groups and communities. Engaging with music – whether by performing, creating, learning or listening – can have significant benefits across the lifespan. This book explores how music can...

 

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