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The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach
Andre Pirro - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Translated into English for the first time, this book by the celebrated French musicologist Andre Pirro was originally published in 1907. Pirro's work is based primarily on an examination of the close

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Anxiety Muted
Anxiety Muted Anxiety Muted (American Film Music in a Suburban Age)
Stanley C. Pelkey & Anthony Bushard - Oxford University Press

The most familiar entertainment icons and storylines from the 1950s and 60s remain potent signs that continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right

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A Beginner's Guide to Reading Gregorian Chant Notation
A Beginner's Guide to Reading Gregorian Chant Notation A Beginner's Guide to Reading Gregorian Chant Notation
Noel Jones - Frog Music Press

For people who have no experience reading chant or people who do but want to improve their ability in reading the notes, clef, staff markings and understanding what they mean.  The large size used here is... view details
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Benjamin Britten and Russia
Benjamin Britten and Russia Benjamin Britten and Russia
Cameron Pyke - Boydell & Brewer Inc.

This book explores Benjamin Britten's creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century

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Chamber Music: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Chamber Music: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis Chamber Music: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Donald Francis Tovey - Dover Publications Inc.

This volume features selections from the famous musicologist's acclaimed Essays in Musical Analysis. The contents comprise some of Donald F. ... view details

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Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Donald Francis Tovey - Dover Publications Inc.

Drawn from the well-known musicologist's celebrated Essays in Musical Analysis, this volume contains nearly all of the concertos in the standard repertoire, from Bach's concerto for two violins to

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De-Colonization, Heritage, and Advocacy
De-Colonization, Heritage, and Advocacy De-Colonization, Heritage, and Advocacy (An Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, Volume 2)
Svanibor Pettan & Jeff Titon - Oxford University Press

The nine ethnomusicologists who contributed to this volume present a diverse range of views, approaches, and methodologies that address indigenous peoples, immigrants, and marginalized communities.

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Experiencing Verdi
Experiencing Verdi Experiencing Verdi (A Listener's Companion)
Donald Sanders - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In Experiencing Verdi: A Listener's Companion, Donald Sanders combines biography with simple, concise musical analysis. Summarizing the evolution of Italian opera and the bel canto tradition that prevailed at... view details
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A Friend of the Devil
A Friend of the Devil A Friend of the Devil (The Glorification of the Outlaw in Song, from Robin Hood to Rap)
John Kruth - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book is a fun and informative historical survey of songs that lionize notorious brigands from Ireland to Brazil, Italy to Australia, to the drug lords of Mexico and the inner-city gangs of the United

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From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli
From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli (Influence and Independence)
Alfred Kanwischer - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces making up Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

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An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 1
An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 1 An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 1
Mara Parker - A R Editions, Inc.

The essential reference for music history and music theory instructors for finding specific listings and details for all the pieces included in more than 140 anthologies published between 1931 and 2016.

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An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 2
An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 2 An Index to Music in Selected Historial Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 2
Mara Parker - A R Editions, Inc.

The essential reference for music history and music theory instructors for finding specific listings and details for all the pieces included in more than 140 anthologies published between 1931 and 2016.

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Instrumental Music and the Industrial Revolution
Instrumental Music and the Industrial Revolution Instrumental Music and the Industrial Revolution
Roberto Illiano & Luca Sala - Ut Orpheus Edizioni SRL

In this volume we wanted to investigate the intersection between the Industrial Revolution and the aesthetic-musical field.  In particular, we aimed to explore the European dimension of the cultural exchanges... view details
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The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 1: 1925
The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 1: 1925 The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 1: 1925
Heinrich Schenker/ed. William Drabkin - Dover Publications Inc.

The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field.

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The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 2: 1926
The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 2: 1926 The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 2: 1926
Heinrich Schenker/ed. William Drabkin - Dover Publications Inc.

The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field.

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The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 3: 1930
The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 3: 1930 The Masterwork in Music, Vol. 3: 1930
Heinrich Schenker/ed. William Drabkin - Dover Publications Inc.

The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field.

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Music: The Definitive Visual History
Music: The Definitive Visual History Music: The Definitive Visual History
Smithsonian - Alfred Music Publishing

Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from the United States National Music Museum, Music: The Definitive Visual History guides readers through the progression of music since its... view details
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Pop Music-The Text Book
Pop Music-The Text Book Pop Music-The Text Book
WINTERSON/NICKOL/BRICHENO - C.F. Peters Corporation

Julia Winterson, P. Nickol/T. Bricheno. Published by Hinrichsen Edition/Peters, London. Copyright 2003. A history of popular music from the beginning of the twentieth century to today with chapters on the... view details
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Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom
Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom (Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube)
Nicole Biamonte - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom.  The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music,... view details
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Romantic American Choral Music
Romantic American Choral Music Romantic American Choral Music (an Anthology)
David P. DeVenney - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Selected by the ACDA Publications Committee and recommended as a required text at many American choral institutions, this stunning anthology reveals the often-overlooked American composers of choral music

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Symphonies and Other Orchestra Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Symphonies and Other Orchestra Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis Symphonies and Other Orchestra Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis
Donald Francis Tovey - Dover Publications Inc.

More than 100 selections from the noted musicologist's Essays in Musical Analysis cover most of the standard works in the symphonic repertory. Subjects include Beethoven's overtures and symphonies,

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