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Joachim Burmeister's early seventeenth-century treatise on the making of music is generally acknowledged to be central to the understanding of Baroque musical practice: it was the first systematically to explore the connection between rhetoric and music that…

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Exploring the personal and cultural experiences that have shaped the creative output of one of Australia's foremost composers, this fascinating study begins in a Russian enclave in northern China, progresses through student days in Sydney and San Francisco, and…

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Although American women have written many of our most memorable popular songs, their contributions have received little recognition. The first biographical dictionary devoted to American women songwriters, this work profiles 181 well-known and little-known women…

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Details studies of individual jazz artists including two articles on the seminal guitarist Charlie Christian. Other articles are devoted to Ornette Coleman, Arthur Taylor, and a proposed standard method of notating melodic elements of jazz performance that are…

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On St. Peter Street, in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, stands Preservation Hall, an institution unique in American cultural and musical life. Here traditional jazz has been played nearly every night since the early 1960s. Preservation Hall bands…

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An important function of any library catalog is to bring together bibliographic records for materials that are related to each other in some way. The achievement of this goal depends on identifying those relationships and then linking the catalog records for the…

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This bio-bibliography catalogs more than 300 musical compositions of the prolific American composer, Daniel Pinkham. The compositions reflect Pinkham's success at securing commissions from a variety of individuals and organizations, and span his entire career to…

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Again he draws upon his own wide knowledge and experience as composer and teacher to present all phases of the subject. No practical aspect of instrumentation for the orchestra is neglected, and comprehensive treatment is given to each significant component. The…

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The late Ken Darby, a three-time winner for musical adaptation, presents a behind- the-camera portrait of the late George Stevens' 1965 "Holyland" , which he built in Utah's Monument Valley in order to film The Greatest Story Ever Told: 160 prefab aluminum…

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Cites writings about women in American music, covering the period from 1776-1976. A total of 1,305 books and articles are included.

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Since its inception in 1976, Computer Music Journal has led the field as the essential resource for musicians, composers, scientists, engineers, and computer enthusiasts interested in contemporary electronic music and computer-generated sound.In The Music…

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Here, for the first time, is a book which analyses popular music from a musical, as opposed to a sociological, biographical, or political point of view. Peter van der Merwe has made an extensive survey of Western popular music in all its forms - blues, ragtime,…