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xxviii, 584 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part 1: Setting the Stage Chapter 1: Overture Music and Society: We've Got Music in Us Art Versus Commerce: Music Changes Everything Historical Development Chapter 2: The Digital Millennium The Double-Edged Sword Internet Synergy Labels Sow Seeds of Self-Destruction Smaller, Cheaper, Faster, Better (?) The Economics of Digital Distribution: Change and Evolution The New Economic Order The Digital Future Chapter 3: The Music Business System Help Wanted! Getting Through the Maze Show Me the Money Tools of the Trade: Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime Part 2: Copyright, Songwriting, Publishing, and Licensing Chapter 4: Music Copyright Background Essential Provisions Key Terms Coverage Exclusive Rights Fair Use of Copyrighted Material Copyright Ownership Transfer or Assignment Work Made for Hire Musical Arrangements Sound Recordings Compulsory Mechanical License Royalty Payments (Section 115[c]) Duration of Copyright Formalities Infringement, Remedy Record Counterfeiting, Penalties Changing Laws Rights in Names and Trademarks A Final Note on Law Chapter 5: Professional Songwriting The Market Predictors of Success The Craft The Business of Writing Income Sources Publishing Options Evaluating Publishers The Songwriters Guild of America Contract Reassignment or Default Breaking In Chapter 6: Music Publishing Types of Publishers Subpublishing Administration Contracts With Writers Split Publishing, Copublishing Copyright Protection: Sampling Promotion, Advertising Income Sources Trade Associations and Rights Administration Chapter 7: Music Licensing Music Rights: An Overview Performing Rights Organizations Keeping Track of the Music Membership Options Mechanical Licenses Synchronization Licenses Cable Television Licenses Video Licenses Transcription Licenses Special Use Permits Jukebox Licenses Dramatic Music Rights Creative Commons Part 3: Managing Artist Relationships Chapter 8: Agents, Managers, and Attorneys Agents Managers Attorneys Chapter 9: Artist Management Discovering Each Other The Financial Relationship Manager's Commission The Manager's Role Advancing the Career Personal Management Agreement Chapter 10: Unions and Guilds American Federation of Musicians SAG-AFTRA American Guild of Musical Artists American Guild of Variety Artists Actors' Equity Association International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Other Unions and Guilds Part 4: The Recorded Music Industry Chapter 11: Record Labels Perspective Major Labels Independent Labels Specialty Labels Record Company Structure Trade Associations Chapter 12: Artists' Recording Contracts AFTRA Agreements AFM Agreements Royalty Artist Contracts Chapter 13: Record Production Record Producers Matching Producer to Artist Production Deals The Recording Studio: Operation and Selection The Five Stages of Record Production Getting Started in the Business Professional Associations Chapter 14: Record Label Marketing and Distribution The Marketing Plan The Elements of a Marketing Plan Record Distribution Chapter 15: Marketplace Research Understanding the Consumer Research Topics Data Sources Part 5: Live Performance Chapter 16: Concert Production Concert Promotion Getting Started Booking the Artist Making an Offer The Art of the Deal Contracts Marketing Publicity and Public Relations Sponsorships The Future of Live Chapter 17: Concert Venues Venue Contracts Ticketing Licensed Merchandise Venue Trade Association Chapter 18: Arts Administration Perspective Representative Organizations Symphonic Music Funding the Arts Classical Artist Management Administration Part 6: Music in the Marketplace Chapter 19: Music in Radio Types of Broadcast Radio Stations Audience Identification and Market Research Spectrum of Formats How Commercial Radio Stations Work Chapter 20: Music in Television and Video Variety and Talk Shows Music Specials/Events/Awards Shows Theme Songs Background Music and Foreground Spotlights The Evolving TV Picture MTV and the Rise of the Music Video Music Video Economics and Distribution Chapter 21: Dramatic Scoring for Movies, TV, and Games Background The Craft Music Scoring for TV Music Scoring for Video Games Production Music Libraries Hiring Practices Chapter 22: Music in Advertising Influences on Style Jobs Music Uses Budgets Station Branding Logos The Agency Role Spot Production Chapter 23: Music and Theater Types of Musical Theater Theater Associations Production Components Chapter 24: Music Products Music Retailers Sales Leaders Promotion of Musical Products A Changing Industry Trade Associations Opportunities for Employment Chapter 25: Business Music and Production Libraries Foreground and Background Music Business Music Production Music Libraries Part 7: The Entrepreneurial Musician Chapter 26: The DIY Toolkit The Economics of Indie The Direct-to-Fan Era Doing the Math Making Money With "Free" Tools of the Trade Online Platforms: Now You See It, Now You Don't Conclusion Chapter 27: Starting Your Own Business Getting the Process Started Choosing a Name Forms of Ownership Permits and Legal Issues Raising Funds Marketing Accounting and Finance Keeping Track of the Money Operations Management Management Where To From Here? Part 8: Career Planning and Development Chapter 28: Career Options Creative Careers Directing/Producing Careers Performing Careers Teaching Careers Broadcasting/Film/Video Game Careers Music-Related Careers Entrepreneurs/Starting Your Own Business Chapter 29: Career Development Defining Goals Climbing the Ladder Finding Work Part 9: The Global View Chapter 30: The World Outside the United States Chapter 31: International Copyright Copyright Conventions Multilateral Agreements Bilateral Treaties Intergovernmental Bodies and International Industry Organizations.
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This powerhouse best-selling text maintains is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. Music business newcomers and professionals alike will find Baskerville's handbook an indispensable resource, whatever their specialty is within the field music. Key Features: * Expanded and enhanced coverage of state-of-the-art technology and its implications for the music industry, including digital downloads, changing production technologies, marketing via social networking, and new distribution channels including video games * Discusses new and emerging business models and their implications including the topics of Internet outlets, the independent musician, the evolving role of producers, and satellite and Internet radio * Information on careers, especially in the context of a changing business environment * Discussion of the concert business, once a minor source of revenue but now as robust as the revenue stream of recorded music * Coverage of alternatives to radio airplay and to incentivising teens to visit local record stores, in light of the weakened format of radio and the disappearance of neighborhood music shops * Examination of sophisticated marketing research tools for the industry, due to consumer clicks that illuminate customer buying behavior and changes in tastes and desires * Reflection on the global shift of the music business world as it becomes less centered on American companies and culture. It is ideal as the core textbook in courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, Music Business Foundations, and survey courses. This book can also be used for more specialized courses on the record industry, music merchandising, music careers, artist management, music and the law, arts administration, and music in popular culture.
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Music Library
2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • volume 1. A-J
  • volume 2. K-Z.
This one-of-a-kind reference investigates the music and the musicians that set the popular trends of the last half century in America. * Contains an alphabetical collection of entries that each profile a major group and band from the past 60 years * Provides a selected discography and bibliography for further listening and reading for each entry * Covers a wide variety of styles from classic rock to surf rock to hip hop * Features sidebar entries which tie together larger popular music concepts such as the rise and influence of MTV and the phenomenon of girl bands.
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Music Library
336 pages : illustrations
Music Library
xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Listening in on the 21st Century-- Richard Randall and Richard Purcell 1. The Scream and Other Tales: Narrating Detroit Radio History with the Vertical File-- Carleton Gholz 2. On Tape: Cassette Culture in Edinburgh and Glasgow Now-- Kieran Curran 3. Radio in Transit: Satellite Technology, Cars, and the Evolution of Musical Genre-- Jeffrey Roessner 4. The Internet and the Death of Jazz: Race, Improvisation, and the Crisis of Community-- Margret Grebowicz 5. A Brief Consideration of the Hip-Hop Biopic-- Richard Purcell 6. Love Streams-- Damon Krukowski 7. A Case for Musical Privacy-- Richard Randall 8. Digital Music and Public Goods-- Graham Hubbs 9. The Preservation Paradox-- Jonathan Sterne 10. Headphones are the New Walls: Music in the Workplace in the Digital Age-- Kathy Newman 11. Researching the Mobile Phone Ringtone: Towards and Beyond The Ringtone Dialectic-- Sumanth Gopinath.
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This collection examines the multiple ways people listen to, consume, and produce music and sound in an increasingly digital world. Technologies such as social networks, recommendation algorithms, virtual cloud storage, and portable listening devices increasingly mediate both personal and communal experiences with music. While such technologies may be convenient, their unexamined use raises ethical, socio-political, and philosophical questions. This volume brings together multiple contributions which engage with these questions and others posed by emergent musical and social technologies. Drawing upon a range of different areas of inquiry, it provides a varied critical approach to the question of how people interact with music in the modern era and debates the universal themes of modern music consumption.
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Music Library
xx, 378 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 26 cm
  • BUILDING BLOCKS Making the Case for a Multi-Use Hall Introduction Short History The Need for Multi-Use Halls Shortfalls Success Stories The Building Block of Reverberation Introduction Defining the Programming Requirements for Excellent Acoustics Introduction Reverberation Time Reflections Clarity or C Spaciousness Envelopment Bass Ratio Diffusion Loudness (G) Stage Sound Noise and Vibration Creating the Acoustic Program Introduction Programming Phase Advocate for Musicians Programming the Stage Orchestra Pit Balconies HVAC and Sound Isolation Site Noise and Vibration Establishing Noise Isolation Criteria Programming Background Noise Levels Preparing the Guide CREATING THE BUILDING Translating Program into Bricks and Mortar Introduction Acoustic Design in Preschematic Phase Myths and New Halls: Schematic Design through Construction Documents Introduction Acoustic Design Myths Myths and Renovations: Transforming Existing Buildings into Multi-Use Halls Introduction Transportation Noise and Vibration on Site Predesign Project Site Inspection Renovation Do's and Don'ts Myths and Misconceptions Running the Acoustic Model Introduction Volume Criteria RT Calculations Myths and Misconceptions ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS Orchestra Pit Introduction Early Pits Modern Pits Pit Dimensions Acoustic Treatments Pit Rail Pit Floor Pit Ventilation The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as Benchmark Myths and Misconceptions Acoustic Design of the Stage Introduction The Importance of Stage Acoustics Myths and Misconceptions Orchestra Seating, Balconies, Boxes, and Parterres Introduction Volume Proportions and Dimensions Hall Configuration Myths and Misconceptions Wall Shaping Introduction How Wide Should Halls Be? Throat Walls Side Walls Rear Wall Wood Walls Drywall Walls Masonry Walls Concrete Walls Myths and Misconceptions Ceiling Designs Introduction Acoustic Strategy Ceiling Approaches Myths and Misconceptions Seats and Finishes Introduction Seating Floor Materials Sound-Transparent Materials Myths and Misconceptions MEASURING RESULTS Making It Multi-Use Introduction Manipulating Volume Manipulating Absorption Location Absorption Systems Banner Fabric Motors and Control Systems Myths and Misconceptions Electronic Architecture Systems Introduction Technologically Sound Early Use EA System Components Using EA Systems Today Myths and Misconceptions Tuning the Hall Introduction Collaborative Process Preparing for the Tuning What to Do Rehearsal Mode versus Performance Mode Introducing Musicians Tuning with a Piano Mark Holden Journal Entry-November 9, 2011 CASE STUDIES Glossary Appendices.
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Explores the Science and Practice Of Acoustics for Arts Centers Employing the experiences of a world-renowned acoustician celebrated for the successful design of multi-use performing arts centers, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers examines the complexities of this venue and discusses the challenges and solutions that arise in the concept, design, construction and commissioning phases. This book addresses the various programming needs of a multi-use performing arts center (needs that can range from symphony, opera and ballet to highly-amplified concerts and Broadway productions) and provides instruction from the planning of the initial concept to the final tuning stages. While assuming a basic understanding of the principals of sound, construction and performance, the author includes architectural drawings drawn to scale and presents case studies with in-depth discussion of undocumented halls. He also provides a full chapter on tuning multi-use halls and offers an inside look at design options for adjustable acoustics that include stage, pit and hall design. In addition, the book: * Covers the fundamentals of acoustics as it relates to initial stages of multi-use hall design * Explores the concepts of acoustics in terms of new and renovated spaces * Defines the basic components of the building structure * Examines floors, walls, ceilings, shells, and finishes and how they can be designed to achieve acoustic excellence * Discusses how to use and tune adjustable acoustic systems in a multi-use hall in order to achieve acoustic excellence Designed as a step-by-step guide to achieving outstanding acoustics in multi-use performance spaces, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers serves students, architects, engineers, designers and acousticians.
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Music Library

6. Actor-musicianship [2016]

xii, 220 pages ; 20 cminp
  • Chapter 1: From The Bubble to Broadway Chapter 2: Jack and Master Chapter 3: Training the actor-musician: an introduction Chapter 4: Directing actor-musicianship Chapter 5: Choreographing actor-musicianship Chapter 6: Musically Directing actor musicianship Chapter 7: A Young Theatre.
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Actor-musicianship is a permanent feature of the musical theatre landscape. Actor-musician shows can be seen from Bradford to Broadway, from village halls to international arena tours. However, with the exception of a couple of academic papers, there has been nothing written about this fascinating area of theatre practice. Jeremy Harrison's book addresses this deficit, operating as both a record of the development of the actor-musician movement and as a practical guide for students, educators, performers and practitioners. It explores the history of actor-musicianship, examining its origins, as well as investigating - and offering guidance on - how this specialist form of music theatre is created. It, in turn, acts as a means of defining an art form that has to date been left to lurk in the shadows of musical theatre; a subset with its own distinctive culture of performer, maker and audience, but as yet no formal recognition as a specialism in its own right. The actor-musician show is multifarious and as such this book targets those interested in mainstream commercial work, as well as alternative and avant-garde theatre practice. The book draws together expertise from a range of disciplines with contributions from many of the leading figures in this field, including performers, directors, teachers, MDs, producers and writers. It also features a foreword by theatre director John Doyle.
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Music Library
xix, 290 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Naturalist
  • Teacher
  • Violist
  • Luthier
  • Scientist
  • Apprentice
  • Musicmonger
  • Inventor
  • Author
  • Catalyst
  • Editor
  • Lecturer
  • Fiddles and guitars : sympathetic strings
  • Fiddles in the conservatory : England, Wales, Scotland
  • Fiddles in the bakery : Sweden
  • Fiddles in the limelight : virtuosos on the vertical
  • Fiddles on exhibit : the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Fiddles in the palace : Russia
  • Fiddling with time : cabin fever
  • Fiddles live in concert : the Hutchins Consort
  • Fiddles on the marquee : returning to Ithaca.
Music Library
vi, 296 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
  • IntroductionBruce JohnsonCultural Contexts1. Demons of Discord Down Under: "Jump Jim Crow" and "Australia's First Jazz Band"John Whiteoak, Monash University2. Early Jazz in Australia as Oriental ExoticaAline Scott-Maxwell, Monash University3. Got a Little Rhythm: The Australian Influence on Swing in New Zealand during the 1930s and 1940sAleisha Ward, jazz writer4. Jazz in Adelaide and Melbourne in the Angry Penguins DecadeBruce Clunies-Ross, University of Copenhagen5. Cuba Street Parade: Identity, Authenticity and Self-expression in Contemporary Australasian Jazz ScenesNick Tipping, musicianInfrastructures6. How Jazz was Taken Out of the History of Australian Music TelevisionLiz Giuffre, University of Technology, Sydney7. Shotgun Weddings and Bohemian Dreams: Jazz, Family Values and Storytelling in Australian FilmChristopher Coady, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney8. Perspectives on the Melbourne International Women's Jazz FestivalMarjorie Louise Denson, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane 9. A Tale of Five Festivals: A Study of Five Australian Jazz Festivals from 2004 to 2014Brent Keogh, Macquarie University and University of Technology, SydneyMusicians10. 'I Wouldn't Change Skins with Anybody': Dulcie Pitt/Georgia Lee, a Pioneering Indigenous Australian Jazz, Blues and Community SingerKarl Neuenfeldt, musician11. Lydia in Oz: The Reception of George Russell in 1960s AustraliaPierre-Emmanuel Seguin, musician12. Examining the Legend and Music of Australian Saxophonist, Frank SmithRalph Whiteoak, doctoral student13. Expressive Ientity in the Voices of Three Australian Saxophonists: McGann, Sanders and Gorman Sandy Evans, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney14. Sex and the Sonic Smorgasbord - The NecksJane Galbraith, jazz musician.
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Antipodean Riffs is a collection of essays on Australian jazz and jazz in Australia. Chronologically they range from what could be called the 'prehistory' of the music - the tradition of US-sourced African-American music that predated the arrival of music billed as 'jazz' - to the present. Thematically they include studies of framing infrastructural mechanisms including the media. The volume also incorporates case studies of particular musicians or groups that reflect distinctive aspects of the Australian jazz tradition.
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Music Library
113 pages
Music Library
296 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Biografische Skizze
  • Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen
  • Werke, chronologisch
  • Einleitung : Aribert Reimanns musikalische Sprache
  • Prolog : ein Totentanz für Bariton und Kammerorchester (Reimann)
  • 1960-1969 : Fünf Gedichte von Paul Celan für Bariton und Klavier
  • Impression IV für Sopran und Klavier (Cummings)
  • Epitaph für Tenor und sieben Instrumente (Shelley)
  • Verrà̀ la morte für drei Solisten, zwei Chöre und Orchester (Pavese)
  • Engßhrung für Tenor und Klavier (Celan)
  • 1970-1979 : Zyklus für Bariton und Orchester (Celan)
  • Wolkenloses Christfest, Requiem für Bariton, Violoncello und Orchester (Büthe)
  • Six poems by Sylvia Plath für Sopran und Klavier
  • Lear, Oper (nach Shakespeare)
  • Unrevealed für Bariton und Streichquartett (Byron)
  • 1980-1989 : Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Edgar Allan Poe für Sopran und Orchester
  • Die Gespenstersonate, Oper (nach Strindberg)
  • Tre Poemi di Michelangelo für Bariton und Klavier
  • Neun Sonette der Loui'ze Labe für Mezzosopran und Klavier
  • Nacht-Räume für Klavier vierhändig und Sopran (Rilke)
  • 1990-1999 : Drei solistische Gesangsszenen
  • Entsorgt für Bariton solo (Born)
  • Eingedunkelt für Alt solo (Celan)
  • Lady Lazarus für Sopran solo (Plath)
  • Nightpiece für Sopran und Klavier (Joyce)
  • Finite Infinity für Sopran und Orchester (Dickinson)
  • Kumiori für Bariton und Orchester (Celan)
  • Bernarda Albas Haus, Oper (nach Lorca)
  • Seit 2000 : Drei Gedichte der Sappho für Sopran und neun Instrumente
  • Fünf Lieder nach Gedichten von Paul Celan für Countertenor
  • Oder Mezzosopran und Klavier ... ni una sombra für Sopran, Klarinette und Klavier
  • (Rückert, Porchia) : Medea, Oper (nach Grillparzer)
  • Rilke-Fragmente für Sopran und Klavier
  • Epilog : Cinq fragments frangais für Sopran und Klavier (Rilke)
  • Verzeichnis der Musikbeispiele
  • Verzeichnis der Gedichte
  • Bibliografie
  • Index
  • Über die Autorin.
Music Library
1 volume
Music Library
319 pages ; 24 cm.
Music Library
xi, 418 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction. Hearing Empire-Imperial Listening / Ronald Radano and Tejumola Olaniyan 1 Part I. Technologies of Circulation 1. Decolonizing the Ear: The Transcolonial Reverberations of Vernacular Phonograph Music / Michael Denning 25 2. Smoking Hot: Cigarettes, Jazz, and the Production of Global Imaginaries in Interwar Shanghai / Nan Enstad 45 3. Circuit Listening: Grace Chang and the Dawn of the Chinese 1960s / Andrew F. Jones 66 Part II. Audible Displacements 4. The Aesthetics of Alla: Listening Like a Sonidero / Josh Kun 95 5. Sound Legacy: Elsie Houston / Micol Seigel 116 6. Imperial Aurality: Jazz, the Archive, and U.S. Empire / Jairo Moreno 135 7. Where They Came From: Reracializing Music in the Empire of Silence / Philip V. Bohlman 161 Part III. Cultural Policies and Politics in the Sound Market 8. Di Eagle and di Bear: Who Gets to Tell the Story of the Cold War? / Penny Von Eschen 187 9. Currents of Revolutionary Confluence: A View from Cuba's Hip Hop Festival / Marc Perry 209 10. Tango as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Development, Diversity, and the Values of Music in Buenos Aires / Morgan James Luker 225 11. Musical Economies of the Elusive Metropolis / Gavin Steingo 246 Part IV. Anticolonialism 12. The Sound of Anticolonialism / Brent Hayes Edwards 269 13. Rap, Race, Revolution: Post-9/11 Brown and a Hip Hop Critique of Empire / Nitasha Sharma 292 14. Echo and Anthem: Representing Sound, Music, and Difference in Two Colonial Modern Novels / Amanda Weidman 314 15. Tonality as a Colonizing Force in Africa / Kofi Agawu 334 Discography 357 Bibliography 361 Contributors 391 Index 397.
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Audible Empire rethinks the processes and mechanisms of empire and shows how musical practice has been crucial to its spread around the globe. Music is a means of comprehending empire as an audible formation, and the contributors highlight how it has been circulated, consumed, and understood through imperial logics. These fifteen interdisciplinary essays cover large swaths of genre, time, politics, and geography, and include topics such as the affective relationship between jazz and cigarettes in interwar China; the sonic landscape of the U.S.- Mexico border; the critiques of post-9/11 U.S. empire by desi rappers; and the role of tonality in the colonization of Africa. Whether focusing on Argentine tango, theorizing anticolonialist sound, or examining the music industry of postapartheid South Africa, the contributors show how the audible has been a central component in the creation of imperialist notions of reason, modernity, and culture. In doing so, they allow us to hear how empire is both made and challenged. Contributors: Kofi Agawu, Philip V. Bohlman. Michael Denning, Brent Hayes Edwards, Nan Enstad, Andrew Jones, Josh Kun, Morgan Luker, Jairo Moreno, Tejumola Olaniyan, Marc Perry, Ronald Radano, Nitasha Sharma, Micol Siegel, Gavin Steingo, Penny Von Eschen, Amanda Weidman.
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Music Library
319 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Music Library
x, 234 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
  • A female voice : Mary in Bach's Magnificat settings BWV 243 and 10
  • From love song to lullaby : the Christmas oratorio BWV 248
  • Divine glory and human suffering : the St John passion BWV 245
  • The passion and the passions : the St Matthew passion BWV 244
  • Seeing and understanding : the oratorios for Easter and Ascension BWV 249 and 11
  • Between opera and architecture : the B minor mass BWV 232.
Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach's major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this concise and accessible book provides an introduction to the music and cultural contexts of the composer's most beloved masterpieces, including the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion. In addition to providing historical information, each chapter highlights significant aspects-such as the theology of love-of a particular piece. This penetrating volume is the first to treat the vocal works as a whole, showing how the compositions were embedded in their original performative context within the liturgy as well as discussing Bach's musical style, from the detailed level of individual movements to the overarching aspects of each work. Published in the approach to Easter when many of these vocal works are performed, this outstanding volume will appeal to casual concertgoers and scholars alike.
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Music Library
364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Sounding Africa
  • The first African instrument
  • Three leaves
  • The sound of freedom
  • The banjo meets blackface
  • Rings like silver, shines like gold
  • Black banjo
  • Sounding America.
Music Library
x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • An overview of the history of music
  • Sound production
  • Non-fretted string instruments defined
  • The history of non-fretted string instruments
  • How non-fretted instruments work
  • Brass instruments defined
  • The history of brass instruments
  • How brass instruments work
  • Woodwind instruments defined
  • The history of woodwind instruments
  • How woodwind instrument work
  • Percussion instruments defined
  • The history of percussion instruments
  • How percussion instruments work
  • Form in music
  • Music theory
  • Ensembles
  • Anatomy of an opera
  • The role of the conductor
  • Conclusion.
Music Library
xiii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction Part I: The History of Bassoon Pedagogy 1. Pedagogic Methods 1687-1803 An Oral Tradition The Performer/Author: Cugnier and Ozi The Founding of the Paris Conservatoire 2. Pedagogic Methods 1803-1887 Ozi's Nouvelle methode de basson (1803) and Frohlich's Vollstandige theoretisch-praktische Musikschule (1811) Almenraeder's Die Kunst des Fagottblasens, oder, Vollstandige theoretische praktische, Fagottschule (1843) and Jancourt's Methode theorique et pratique pour le basson (1845) Weissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule (1887) Part II: The History of Bassoon Reed Making 3. Instrument Maker/Reed Maker The Era of Long Lasting Reeds Changing Demands: The Performer/Reed Maker Emerges 4. Performer/Reed Maker Etienne Ozi: Transitional Figure The Standardization of the Bassoon Part III: The History of Bassoon Reed-Making Pedagogy 5. Pedagogic Methods 1687-1787 A Lineage Cugnier's "Le Basson" (1780) and Ozi's Methode nouvelle et raisonnee pour le bassoon (1787) 6. The Birth of Reed-Making Pedagogy Ozi's Nouvelle methode (1803) 7. Pedagogic Methods 1803-1843 Frohlich's Vollstandige theoretisch-praktische Musikschule (1811) Almenraeder's Die Kunst des Fagottblasens oder Vollstandige theoretisch praktische Fagottschule (1843) 8. Pedagogic Methods 1844-1887 Willent-Bordogni's Methode complete pour le bassoon (1844) and Jancourt's Methode theorique et pratique pour le basson (1847) International Pedagogies Weissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule (1887) Part IV: Bassoon Reed-Making Pedagogy in Twentieth Century America 9. The Modern Era: The Secrecy of Reed Making 10. Researcher/Pedagogue: Louis Skinner 11. Reed Maker/Innovator: Don Christlieb 12. Artist/Scholar I: Norman Herzberg 13: Artist/Scholar II: Lewis Hugh Cooper Conclusion Appendix 1. Reed Notes: Don Christlieb (1945) Appendix 2. Herzberg Bassoon Reed Exam Appendix 3. Cooper's Reed Contribution System Appendix 4. Timeline of Relevant Publications and Events in the History of Bassoon Reed Making Pedagogy Bibliography Notes Index.
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Withheld by leading pedagogues in an effort to control competition, the art of reed making in the early 20th century has been shrouded in secrecy, producing a generation of performers without reed making fluency. While tenets of past decades remain in modern pedagogy, Christin Schillinger details the historical pedagogical trends of bassoon reed making to examine the impact different methods have had on the practice of reed making and performance today. Schillinger traces the pedagogy of reed making from the earliest known publication addressing bassoon pedagogy in 1687 through the publication of Julius Weissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule and concludes with an in-depth look at contemporary methodologies developed by Louis Skinner, Don Christlieb, Norman Herzberg, and Lewis Hugh Cooper. Aimed at practitioners and pedagogues of the bassoon, this book provides a deeper understanding of the history and technique surrounding reed-making craft and instruction.
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Music Library
x, 262 pages : music ; 23 cm
'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartets Beethoven's sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written. They have inspired artists of all kinds - not only musicians - and have been subject to endless reinterpretation. What does it feel like to be a musician taking on these iconic works? And how do the four string players who make up a quartet interact, both musically and personally? The Takacs is one of the world's pre-eminent string quartets. Performances of Beethoven have shaped their work together for over forty years. Using the history of both the Takacs Quartet and the Beethoven quartets as the backbone to his story, Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the Takacs since 1993, recounts the exhilarating challenge of tackling these pieces. Beethoven for a Later Age takes the reader inside the daily life of a quartet, vividly showing the necessary creative tension between individual and group expression and how four people can enjoy making music together over a long period of time. The key, the author argues, is in balancing continuity with change and experimentation - a theme that lies at the heart of Beethoven's remarkable compositions. No other composer has posed so many questions about the form and emotional content of a string quartet, and come up with so many different answers. In an accessible style, suitable for novices and chamber music enthusiasts alike, Dusinberre illuminates the variety and inherent contradictions of Beethoven's quartets, composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, and shows that engaging with this radical music continues to be as invigorating now as it was for its first performers and audiences.
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Music Library
xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface: Down Crenshaw Boulevard
  • Introduction: rap dreams and existential urgency
  • Becoming rappers
  • Growing up in gangland
  • Masters of ceremony
  • Freestyle
  • The battle
  • Trying to blow up
  • Cautionary tales
  • Almost famous
  • Ditching the day job
  • Gang violence and dreams derailed
  • Conclusion: nurturing the creative lives of young black men
  • Shout outs
  • Methods appendix: videos in ethnography.
Music Library