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Adorno, Modernism and Mass Culture Adorno, Modernism and Mass Culture
Max Paddison - Associated Board Of Royal School Of Music

In examining the work of Theodor Adorno, this collection of essays focuses on the German philosopher's ideas in the field of musicology. Though it addresses complex theories, this inquiry maintains a lucid... view details
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American Big Bands American Big Bands
Dr. William F. Lee - Hal Leonard Corporation

Count Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington - these and more were the American idols of the golden era of the big bands. This is the ultimate guide to American big bands, with over 650 entries spanning... view details
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American Favorite Ballads American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - Music Sales Corporation

Pete Seeger is an outstanding folksinger and an American treasure. Millions in every corner of the globe have listened to and sung along with Seeger-discovering the riches of America's folk song heritage.... view details
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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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Band of Sisters Band of Sisters (U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II)
Jill M. Sullivan - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

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

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Basso Continuo: An Introduction Basso Continuo: An Introduction
Diez Eichler - Breitkopf & Haertel USA

The thoroughbass was the basis of composed music for an entire music-history period. To anyone starting to deal with the music of the "continuo age" in terms of study and practice today, the new

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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 book cover Benjamin Britten and Russia book cover
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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C.P.E.: A Listener's Guide to the Other Bach book cover C.P.E.: A Listener's Guide to the Other Bach book cover
C.P.E.: A Listener's Guide to the Other Bach C.P.E.: A Listener's Guide to the Other Bach
David Hurwitz - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) has to be the most rewarding, expressive, and entertaining of all the composers whose work fell into obscurity in the years following his death. He was overshadowed

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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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Christmas Music Companion Fact Book Christmas Music Companion Fact Book
Dale Nobbman - Hal Leonard Corporation

This fascinating book deserves a place of honor in every Christmas music collection! For 50 beloved traditional tunes, readers will learn the story of how the song came to be, the author and the historical... view details
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Collecting Rock 'n' Roll Sheet Music of the 1960s Collecting Rock 'n' Roll Sheet Music of the 1960s
Valerie Carallo - Schiffer Publishing, LTD

Collecting rock and roll sheet music is a different way to enjoy popular songs without having to know how to read music! This lively look at the songs and fashions that were all the rage in the

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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 (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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Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz (The Music of Chuco Valdes and Irakere)
Chucho Valdes & Rebeca Mauleon - Sher Music Company

Here is a book that, at the same time, includes the best compositions of the ground-breaking Cuban fusion group, Irakere; is a thorough guide to the roots of Afro-Cuban jazz; and provides an overview of

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Dirty South Dirty South (Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop)
Ben Westhoff - Chicago Review Press

This book investigates the southern rap phenomenon and visits the gritty neighborhoods where T.I. and Lil Wayne grew up, kicks it with Big Boi in Atlanta, and speaks with artists like DJ Smurf and Ms.

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Excellence in Choral Music Excellence in Choral Music (A History of the American Choral Directors Association)
Marvin E. Latimer Jr - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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Folk Songs of France Folk Songs of France
SCOTT, B - Music Sales Corporation

25 traditional French songs with Guitar chords and bilingual lyrics and documentary notes. Compiled and edited by Barbara Scott.... view details
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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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The Gift of Music The Gift of Music (Essays on Church Music and Hymnology)
David W. Music/ed. Samuel J. Eatherton, Nathan Myrick & Marcell Silva Steuernagel - MorningStar Music Publishers

For over forty years, David W. Music studied, taught, researched, and published numerous books, articles, and musical compositions for use in the church. In this book, fellow experts in the field pay homage

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The Great British Recording Studios The Great British Recording Studios
Howard Massey - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Great British Recording Studios tells the story of the iconic British facilities where many of the most important recordings of all time were made. The first comprehensive account of British recording

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The Great Instrumental Works The Great Instrumental Works (Unlocking the Masters Series)
M. Owen Lee - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 7.  Includes two full-length Naxos CDs.  Instrumental works from 50 different composers are examined within this volume, including historical background and significance of... view details
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