Balance your music history curriculum with this indispensable classroom resource! This long-awaited manual focuses exclusively on the female artists who haven't made it into most textbooks. Biographies,
Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, but many of the most enduring works - the ones we call "classics" - carry an aura of mystery and remain little understood by modern listeners.
Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected by master historian Rick Beyer! Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star
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Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic,
This remarkable book draws from primary sources to document and explain authentic performance practices of Renaissance-era music - in many cases eye opening, and rarely employed today. Insightful chapters
This book on Handel's "Messiah" reflects Helmuth Rilling's remarkable skills, both as a conductor and as an educator. It is literally a "study guide" for conductors and ... view details
This groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals is the first to place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily lives. Dr. Guenther's researched account weaves a
In this remarkable book, a companion to Performance Practices in the Classical Era, noted scholar and choral conductor Dennis Shrock brings together in one place treatises, primers, tutorials, letters,
In print with the original text for the first time in decades, here is the intriguing autobiography Sousa wrote in the final years of his life. Contained within are amusing and insightful reflections of the
This comprehensive volume is a splendid history of the ACDA and the people that founded it and built it into the vehicle for the advancement of choral music that it is today. Beyond the history is also the
The History of Opera For Beginners starts with the radical assumption that opera is simply music, rather than the inaccessible, high-brown art form that many assume it to be. Not fluent in German or
Comprehensive history of western choral music from Romanticism through the avant-garde of the late twentieth century. Unique in its detailed analysis and breadth of Western choral music and key composers.
Stemming from the tradition of rallying troops and frightening enemies, mounted bands played a unique and distinctive role in American military history. Their fascinating story within the U.S. Army unfolds
On Saturday, November 14, 1944, radio listeners heard an enthusiastic broadcast announcer describe something they had never heard before: Women singing the "Marines' Hymn" instead of the traditional
This book continues to develop the semiotic theory of musical meaning presented in Robert S. Hatten's first book, Musical Meaning in Beethoven. In addition to expanding theories of markedness, topics, and
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