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Teach Yourself Music History book cover Teach Yourself Music History book cover
Teach Yourself Music History Teach Yourself Music History (Everything You Need to Know About Music - from Antiquity to Today)
L.C. Harnsberger & Donny Trieu - Alfred Music Publishing

Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic,

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Music: The Definitive Visual History book cover Music: The Definitive Visual History book cover
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, this resource guides readers through the progression of music since its beginnings, discussing

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The Women of Western Music The Women of Western Music (Hildegard to Ella)
Anna Wentlent - Alfred Music Publishing

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,

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Music Is History book cover Music Is History book cover
Music Is History Music Is History
Questlove - Hachette Book Group

Nominated for a spoken-word Grammy, this book combines Questlove's deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past 50 years. Focusing on the years 1971 to the

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Way Over in Beulah Lan' book cover Way Over in Beulah Lan' book cover
Way Over in Beulah Lan' Way Over in Beulah Lan' (Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual)
Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

Renowned choral conductor and educator Andre J. Thomas has crafted a book that the conductor of any choral ensemble will want close at hand when preparing to program any concert spiritual. Understanding

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On This Day in Music History book cover On This Day in Music History book cover
On This Day in Music History On This Day in Music History
WARNER, J - Hal Leonard Corporation

Anyone who has ever read anything about a favorite musician will find that it is often the so-called trivia that makes things memorable about that person. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this book.

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Hogey's Journey book cover Hogey's Journey book cover
Hogey's Journey Hogey's Journey
Eph Ehly - Heritage Music Press

The life of legendary choral conductor and clinician Dr. Eph Ehly is a life lived in passionate dedication to living to learn, learning to teach, and teaching to learn how to live. With this memoir, he opens a... view details
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All About the History of Rock and Pop Music book cover All About the History of Rock and Pop Music book cover
All About the History of Rock and Pop Music All About the History of Rock and Pop Music
Donald Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

Volume 1 of the series consists of 20 puzzles, each one devoted to a different landmark in the history of rock and pop music. This clever book is an invaluable teaching tool that is perfect for substitutes

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Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece book cover Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece book cover
Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece
Helmuth Rilling - Carus-Verlag

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

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Messiah HWV 56 SATB Full Score Paperbound Edition Messiah HWV 56 SATB Full Score Paperbound Edition
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Messiah HWV 56 SATB Vocal Score English, with alternative mvts. Messiah HWV 56 SATB Vocal Score English, with alternative mvts.
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The Greatest Music Stories Never Told book cover The Greatest Music Stories Never Told book cover
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told The Greatest Music Stories Never Told
Rick Beyer - Harper Collins Pub Inc

Prepare to be astonished by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected by this author! Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star who became an astrophysicist? The song that

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In Their Own Words book cover In Their Own Words book cover
In Their Own Words In Their Own Words (Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals)
Eileen Guenther - MorningStar Music Publishers

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. A succinct history is woven into an

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Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa book cover Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa book cover
Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa (Recollections of Men, Women, and Music)
John Philip Sousa - GIA Publications

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

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The Musician's Soul book cover The Musician's Soul book cover
The Musician's Soul The Musician's Soul
James Jordan - GIA Publications

The Musician's Soul starts all musicians on a journey to the higher plane of artistic self-expression and soulful spirituality. Words of wisdom are based on Jordan's own journey as a conductor, yet

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Which Side Are You On? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs book cover Which Side Are You On? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs book cover
Which Side Are You On? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs Which Side Are You On? 20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs
James Sullivan - Oxford University Press

Protest music is largely perceived as an unsubtle art form, a brand of songwriting that preaches to the converted. But popular music of all types has long given listeners food for thought. Fifty years

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Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz book cover Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz book cover
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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The History of Classical Music for Beginners book cover The History of Classical Music for Beginners book cover
The History of Classical Music for Beginners The History of Classical Music for Beginners
R. Ryan Endris - For Beginners, LLC

Many of the most enduring works carry an aura of mystery and remain little understood by modern listeners. But fear not! It's not as mystifying as it seems. Anyone can understand and appreciate Western art

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Romantic American Choral Music book cover Romantic American Choral Music book cover
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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Excellence in Choral Music book cover Excellence in Choral Music book cover
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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Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis book cover Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis book cover
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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Relevance in the Choral Art Relevance in the Choral Art (A Pathway to Connections)
Tim Sharp - GIA Publications

Now more than ever we must face the challenge of the relevancy of choral music in our culture - for artistic directors and their role within choral organizations, for members of choral organizations, and

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American Big Bands book cover American Big Bands book cover
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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Play On! book cover Play On! book cover
Play On! Play On! (A Marine's Musical Journey From The Bayou To The White House)
John Bourgeois - GIA Publications

With his hallmark wit and eloquence, Colonel John R. Bourgeois gives an autobiographical account of his life and career as a musician from humble roots who rose through the ranks to became the twenty-fifth

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Everything We Do Is Music book cover Everything We Do Is Music book cover
Everything We Do Is Music Everything We Do Is Music
Barry Russell - C.F. Peters Corporation

Everything we do is music contains more than 50 fun, hands-on and thought-provoking activities, each taking a work by John Cage as a starting point and exploring the links between music, dance,

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The History of Opera for Beginners book cover The History of Opera for Beginners book cover
The History of Opera for Beginners The History of Opera for Beginners
Ron David - For Beginners, LLC

This resource 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 Italian? No worries - the

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