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1. Discovering music [2018]

xxxvi, 611 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Music Library

2. Listen to this [2018]

xxv, 550 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Music Library
xxxiii, 600 pages : color illustrations, music ; 29 cm
Music Library
193 pages : 8 illustrations.
Music Library
viii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Presenting the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
  • Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra
  • The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: sixteen as one
  • Thad
  • Mel
  • The music of Bob Brookmeyer
  • The music of Jim McNeely
  • Riding the bus: life on the road
  • Solo space: the small group within a big band
  • A legacy of composition
  • The 50th anniversary collection
  • The Village Vanguard
  • Just like on the records: the official discography
  • And the band
  • By the numbers.
Music Library
xvii, 380 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
  • Table of Contents Foreword Chapter 1 - Basic Concepts for the MIDI Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator Chapter 2 - Writing and Sequencing for Rhythm Section Chapter 3 - Writing and Sequencing for the String Orchestra Chapter 4 - Writing and Sequencing for the Woodwind Section Chapter 5 - Writing and sequencing for the Brass Section Chapter 6 - Writing and sequencing for Vocal Ensembles Chapter 7 - Writing and sequencing for Vocal Ensembles and Other Final Considerations Appendix A - Music Scores and examples.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138692756 20170227
Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Edition provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today's composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions. A leading manual on its subject, the second edition allows experienced composers and producers to be exposed to sequencing techniques applied to traditional writing and arranging styles. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and solid learning experience and has been fully revised to include the latest tools and techniques. The new edition has been updated to include: * A new chapter on cover writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles * Coverage of writing for different ensemble sizes * A new final chapter on writing and production techniques for mixed contemporary ensembles. * All new techniques, tools, and sound libraries available to today's composer. A companion website ( includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138692756 20170227
Music Library
viii, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Advancements in technology, such as tablets and smartphones, have changed the way people work. As a result, the chasm in areas such as information access, opinions, and even ethics has widened between people who are keeping up with the continuing changes and those who have been left behind. In An Age Without Samples, Ikutaro Kakehashi argues that what we need to do now is resurrect the venture spirit we saw from the late 60s through the 80s. With the explosive change brought about by IT, social networking, and other developments, there is a very rare opportunity today for venture businesses. Based on a solid footing in his area of specialty as a pioneer in music and technology, Kakehashi uses the digital age as the backdrop of the times we live in. In this book, he offers tips on how one might navigate this age without samples, drawing from his own personal experience, successes, and most important, ground breaking product development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781495069277 20170321
Music Library
xxix, 133 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Essentials of the American Songbook Chapter 2: Authors of the American Songbook Chapter 3: The American Songbook on Stage Chapter 4: The American Songbook on Screen Chapter 5: Jazz and the American Songbook Chapter 6: Interpreters of the American Songbook Chapter 7: The American Songbook in the 1950s and 1960s Chapter 8: The American Songbook Today Epilogue: Amateurs and the American Songbook Further Listening Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442242449 20170206
With their unforgettable melodies, timeless messages, and stylistic indebtedness to both jazz and Broadway, American popular standards have proven to be among the most widely performed and enjoyed songs of the past century. Shaped in many ways by the technological and cultural developments of the early twentieth century, they have also managed to transcend these origins and become an enduring part of the American musical landscape. Ann van der Merwe explores how and why American songbook standards developed in the early twentieth century and how these standards have shaped American-and even global-musical culture ever since. The American Songbook explores key aspects of individual songs, including the musical and lyrical reasons for their broad appeal and applicability over the years. The American songbook continues to permeate the fabric of our daily lives. It is a repertoire that spans generations, from Fred Astaire to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. As a result, music lovers both young and old will enjoy discovering how these beloved songs emerged and why they remain relevant a century later.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442242449 20170206
Music Library
x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents Introduction 'Merrie England', Cultural Memory and the Writing of English Musical History Chapter 1 'The greatest musical curiosity extant': 'Sumer is icumen in' and the Canon of English music Chapter 2 Anglicus angelicus: Was English Music Political? Chapter 3 Authorship, Musicianship and Value in Medieval English History Chapter 4 Who was John Dunstaple? Chapter 5 Negotiating Identity in Medieval English Music: Anxiety and Ethnicity Chapter 6 Contenance angloise: A Reappraisal Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472425683 20170220
Although medieval English music has been relatively neglected in comparison with repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians today who have not listened to the thirteenth-century song 'Sumer is icumen in', or read of the achievements and fame of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. Similarly, the identification of a distinctively English musical style (sometimes understood as the contenance angloise) has been made on numerous occasions by writers exploring the extent to which English ideas influenced polyphonic composition abroad. Angel song: Medieval English music in history examines the ways in which the standard narratives of English musical history have been crafted, from the Middle Ages to the present. Colton challenges the way in which the concept of a canon of English music has been built around a handful of pieces, composers and practices, each of which offers opportunities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures between 1250 and 1460.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472425683 20170220
Music Library

10. Arvo Pärt [2017]

250 pages ; 20 cm.
""J'étais arrivé à Tallinn par la mer Baltique, alors que je venais de passer quelques jours à Helsinki, dans l'ancienne baie du quartier de Kluuvi, rêvant déjà le bleu de l'Estonie, soufflant sur les quelques images qui me restaient de la Finlande comme pour les éloigner et ainsi déployer mon corps sans mémoire dans un nouveau lieu, qui m'apparaîtrait au bout d'une traversée de deux heures en ferry, dans l'outremer pâle, comme une projection, animée par le soleil naissant, d'autres grains de poussière, du pollen jaune. Le bleu de Tallinn est devenu inséparable de la musique d'Arvo Pârt, ses voix a cappella que j'ai eu du mal au début à aimer mais dont je m'aperçois, finalement, qu'elles m'avaient été révélées dès la première écoute avant de s'avancer vers moi dans l'ombre, comme pour mieux me surprendre, se glisser en moi alors que je me croyais détaché d'elles." Le temps d'un été à Tallinn, Julien Teyssandier nous ouvre en grand le coeur de la mémoire estonienne habitée par l'exil, le silence et la musique d'Arvo Pârt. Un texte inspiré à prendre comme un long vol de reconnaissance au-dessus des terr, incognitoe de la Création."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library
xxi, 729 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Designed for music technology students, enthusiasts, and professionals, Audio Processes: Musical Analysis, Modification, Synthesis, and Control describes the practical design of audio processes, with a step-by-step approach from basic concepts all the way to sophisticated effects and synthesizers. The themes of analysis, modification, synthesis, and control are covered in an accessible manner and without requiring extensive mathematical skills. The order of material aids the progressive accumulation of understanding, but topics are sufficiently contained that those with prior experience can read individual chapters directly. Extensively supported with block diagrams, algorithms, and audio plots, the ideas and designs are applicable to a wide variety of contexts. The presentation style enables readers to create their own implementations, whatever their preferred programming language or environment. The designs described are practical and extensible, providing a platform for the creation of professional quality results for many different audio applications. There is an accompanying website (, which provides further material and examples, to support the book and aid in process development. This book includes: * A comprehensive range of audio processes, both popular and less well known, extensively supported with block diagrams and other easily understood visual forms. * Detailed descriptions suitable for readers who are new to the subject, and ideas to inspire those with more experience. * Designs for a wide range of audio contexts that are easily implemented in visual dataflow environments, as well as conventional programming languages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138100138 20170206
Music Library
viii, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Danksagung
  • Einleitung
  • Filmmusik und Zuschauergefühl
  • Filmmusik : Wahrnehmung und Zeitlichkeit
  • Mood-Technik
  • Leitmotiv
  • Musikalische Idiome und Konventionen
  • Physiologie der Wahrnehmung von Filmmusik
  • Bild-Ton-Verhältnis
  • Musikalische Gestaltungsprinzipien, Affekt und Gefühl
  • Ausdrucksbewegung, Filmmusik und Zuschauergefühl
  • Filmische Dynamik : Ausdrucksbewegung, Affekt und Gefühl
  • Emotionsmodelle der kognitionstheoretischen Medienwissenschaft
  • Mood Cues
  • Ausdrucksbewegung, Embodiment und Zuschauergefühl
  • Affekt? Emotion? Gefühl? Versuch einer begrifflichen Klärung
  • Fallstudie musikalische Verläufe und Ausdrucksbewegung : Analyse einer Szene aus The Royal Tenenbaums
  • eMAEX : ein dreistufiges Analysemodell
  • Szenische Komposition und musikalische Verlaufsmuster : Szenenanalyse zu The Royal Tenenbaums, Szene "Prolog"
  • Audiovisuelle Dynamik : Musikalische Verläufe und Bewegtbild
  • Audiovisuelle Affekte : Filmmusik, Rhythmuswahrnehmung und Kinetik
  • Audiovisueller Rhythmus? Filmmusik und visuelle Rhythmen
  • Fallstudie audiovisueller Rhythmus und Affektdynamik : Analyse einer Szene aus Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Audiovisuelle Bewegung? Filmbild und musikalische Bewegung
  • Fallstudie audiovisuelle Bewegung : Analyse einer Szene aus Sucker Punch
  • Audiovisuelle Rhythmisierung : Bewegungsrhythmus, Kinetik und Affekt
  • Audiovisuelle Rhythmisierung, Raumzeit und dynamische Äffizierung
  • Zeit, Raum und Filmmusik
  • Filmmusik und Zeiterfahrung
  • Filmmusik und Raumerfahrung
  • Fallstudie audiovisueller Rhythmus und Raumzeit : Analyse einer Szene aus Drive
  • Audiovisuelle Rhythmisierung und Bildraum : Raumzeit-Rhythmen
  • Schlussbetrachtungen
  • Rhythmus, Bewegung, Tonalität : Eckpunkte eines theoretischen Modells audiovisueller Rhythmisierung
  • Film, Musik und dynamische Wahrnehmung
  • Audiovisuelle Rhythmen
  • Audiovisuelle Bewegungen
  • Rhythmus, Bewegung, Bewegungsrhythmus : audiovisuelle Rhythmisierung
  • Raumzeit-Rhythmen
  • Audiovisuelle Raumzeit und tonale Gestalten
  • Ausblick : Forschungsperspektiven audiovisueller Rhythmisierung
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Internetquellenverzeichnis
  • Abbildungsverzeichnis
  • Filmverzeichnis
  • Anhang
  • Einstellungs-Protokoll, Royal Tenenbaums, Prolog
  • Einstellungs-Protokoll, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Chaos Theatre II
  • Einstellungs-Protokoll, Sucker Punch, Army of Me
  • Einstellungs-Protokoll, Drive, The Elevator
  • Index
  • Farbabbildungen.
"The book explores the relationship of movement and music in film to study the aesthetic principles of audience affect. It begins by a reconstructive analysis and theoretical reflection on the rhythmicity of films - and goes on to show the extent to which the rhythmic dimension of audiovisual images offers access to intersubjective strategies to induce affect in the movie theater."-- Provided by publisher.
Music Library
xiv, 177 pages ; 29 cm.
Music Library
volumes ; 28 cm.
  • Volume 1. Popular music
  • Volume 2. World music
  • Volume 3. Classical music.
Music Library
xxii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Simon Callow plunges headlong into Wagner's world to discover what it was like to be Wagner, and to be around one of music's most influential figures. The perfect introduction to the Master. A hundred and thirty-five years after his death, Richard Wagner's music dramas stand at the centre of the culture of classical music. They have never been more popular, nor so violently controversial and divisive. His music is still banned in Israel - the only classical composer whose music is banned in the western world. His ten great mature masterpieces constitute an unmatched body of work, created against a backdrop of poverty, revolution, violent controversy, critical contempt and hysterical hero-worship. As a man, he was a walking contradiction, aggressive, flirtatious, disciplined, capricious, heroic, visionary and poisonously anti-Semitic. At one point, he had four lengthy operas written with no hope of being performed when, as if in a fairy-tale, he was rescued by a beautiful young king with limitless wealth which he bestowed on the composer. When one of those works, Tristan and Isolde, was at last performed, it revolutionised classical music at a stroke. Finally he fulfilled his lifelong dream of creating a vast epic to rival the work of the great Greek playwrights, a music drama in four massive segments, ushering gods and dwarves, heroes and thugs, dragons and rainbows onto the stage, the apotheosis of German art as he saw it, so extreme in its demands that he had to train a generation of singers and players to perform it, and erect a custom-built theatre to house it. Wagner died, exhausted, after creating one final piece - Parsifal - that seems to point to an even more radical new future for music. Simon Callow recalls the intellectual and artistic climate in which Wagner worked, recording the almost superhuman effort required to create his work, and evoking the extraordinary effect he had on people - this composer like no other who ever lived, extreme in everything, creator of the most sublime and most troubling body of work ever known.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008105693 20170321
Music Library
xvi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Music Library
xvi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Prologue: Beyond Autonomy The Uncanny Grace: A Gloss on Kleist's Marionettes Reason Beyond Reason History Nation Will Religion, the Enlightenment, the Counter-Enlightenment: The New Configuration part one 1. The Secret of Music-Dramatic Form: Music Drama as Opera 2. Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Anarchist Utopia Das Rheingold: The Fall Die Walkure: How One Becomes Human Act 1: Becoming Wagner Act 2: Becoming Brunnhilde Act 3: Waiting for the Hero Siegfried: How One Becomes a Hero Act 1: Getting the Sword Act 2: Using It Act 3: The Awakening Gotterdammerung: The Apocalypse Prologue: The Past and the Future Act 1: The Entrapment 1 Act 2: The Entrapment 2 Act 3: Death and Transfiguration The Myth of Revolution part two 3. Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia The Lyrical Axis The Narrative Axis The Orchestral Strand The Music-Dramatic Form The Myth of Will Postscript 4. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Politics after Tristan Act 1: The Knight's Failure Act 2: The Clerk's Failure Act 3, Part 1: A Lesson in Poetics Act 3, Part 2: The Shoemaker's Triumph The Myth of Nation 5. Parsifal: Ethics after Tristan The Communion Sequences of Acts 1 and 3 The Monologues of Acts 1 and 3 Act 2: The Kiss of Self-Knowledge The Music-Dramatic Form Eros and Agape The Myth of Redemption Epilogue: Wagner contra Nietzsche Wagner and Nietzsche: A History of the Relationship Becoming Nietzsche Nietzsche contra Wagner, Wagner contra Nietzsche Appendix 1. Das Rheingold: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 2. Die Walkure: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 3. Siegfried: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 4. Gotterdammerung: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 5. Tristan und Isolde: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 6. Die Meistersinger: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 7. Parsifal: The Music-Dramatic Plan Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in Notes Notes Works Consulted Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Beyond Reason relates Wagner's works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and Parsifal. Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the "secret" of large-scale form in Wagner's music dramas and to answer those critics, most prominently Nietzsche, who condemned Wagner for his putative inability to weld small expressive gestures into larger wholes. Organized by individual opera, this is essential reading for both musicologists and Wagner experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Music Library
xiv, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music" provides the first systematic analysis of the most important themes and concepts in the field, combining research in religious studies, theology, critical musicology and sociology. It comprises thirty-three specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts to explore the principal areas of inquiry, as well as suggesting new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in popular culture generally, as well as religion and popular music in particular. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.
Music Library
vii, 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part 1: Starter Kit Introduction Chapter 1: Starter Kit Administrative Proposal Timeline for Implementation Personnel Needs Financial Information Camper Information Facilities and Scheduling Camp Policies Leader Training Leader Notebook Administrative Extras Chapter 2: Camp Songs Part 2: Curriculum Guide Chapter 3: Introduction Closing Ceremony Administrative Preparation Closing Ceremony Script Chapter 4: Chorale Lessons Overview Teaching Strategies Sorida Sally Go 'Round the Sun Funga Alafia The Car Song Aiken Drum Hello Mudah, Hello Faddah Singing Games Chapter 5: Basics Lessons Early Elementary Middle Elementary Upper Elementary Sheet Music for Basics Lessons Chapter 6: Connections Lessons Overview Satellite Kazoo UFO Shaker/Ocean Drum Floating in Space Face Explorer Mission Control Eric Carle Solar System Alien / African Masks Remaining Time Project Chapter 7: Afternoon Games Introduction Game Schedule and Rotation Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475829280 20170220
Camp Granada is a curriculum and administrative guide to organize a music camp in your school, church, community center, or wherever there are people who love music and who desire to share that love of music with young children. Its theme-based lessons blend the instructional rigor of formal music learning with the fun, excitement, and life-changing atmosphere of summer camp.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475829280 20170220
Music Library
xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Young Children Learning through Music Technology 2. Improvising and Composing in the Early Years 3. Interacting with Style: The MIROR Software and its Pedagogical Theories 4. Creating Sounds, Creating Musical Selves: Children Playing with MIROR 5. Experimenting with Materials: Skills for Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving 6. A 'Language' for Creative Music-Making: Reasoning, Emotional and Learning Intentions Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138931084 20161213
Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology discusses pioneering experiments conducted with young children using a new generation of music software for improvising and composing. Using artificial intelligence techniques, this software captures the children's musical style and interactively reflects it in its responses. The book describes the potential of these applications to enhance children's agency and musical identity by reflecting players' musical inputs, storing and creating variations on them. Set in the broader context of current music education research, it addresses the benefits and challenges of incorporating music technologies in primary and pre-school education. It is comprised of six main chapters, which cover the creation of children's own music and their musical selves, critical thinking skills and learner agency, musical language development, and emotional intent during creative music-making. The authors provide a range of straight-forward techniques and strategies, which challenge conceptions of 'difficult-to-use music technologies' in formal music education. These are supported by an informative collection of practitioner vignettes written by teachers who have used the software in their classrooms. Not only are the teachers' voices heard here, but also those of children as they discover some of the creative possibilities of music making. The book also provides free access to a companion website with teacher forums and a large bank of activities to explore. A toolkit serves as a database of the teaching activities in which MIROR applications have been used and provides a set of useful ideas regarding its future use in a variety of settings. This book demonstrates that music applications based on artificial intelligence techniques can make an important contribution to music education within primary and pre-school education. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of music education, music technology, early years and primary education, teaching and learning, and teacher educators. It will also serve as an important point of reference for Early Years and Primary practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138931084 20161213
Music Library