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For the kings and queens of England, a trumpet fanfare or crash of cymbals could be as vital a weapon as a cannon. Showcasing a monarch's power, prestige and taste, music has been the lifeblood of many a royal dynasty. From sacred choral works to soaring symphonies, Music and Monarchy ...
David Starkey's Music and Monarchy
For the kings and queens of England, a trumpet fanfare or crash of cymbals could be as vital a weapon as a cannon. Showcasing a monarch's power, prestige and taste, music has been the lifeblood of many a royal dynasty. From sacred choral works to soaring symphonies, Music and Monarchy looks at how England's character was shaped by its music. To David Starkey and Katie Greening, works like Handel's Water Music and Tallis' Mass for Four Voices were more than entertainment - they were pieces signalling political intent, wealth and ambition. Starkey and Greening examine England's most iconic musical works to demonstrate how political power has been a part of musical composition for centuries. Many of our current musical motifs of nationhood, whether it's the Last Night of the Proms or football terraces erupting in song, have their origins in the way the crown has shaped the national soundtrack. Published to coincide with a major BBC series, Music and Monarchy is not a book about music. It is a history of England written in music, from our leading royal historian.
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27.88 USD
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The 100 Greatest Road Songs captures the spirit, excitement and freedom of traveling on the open road. We will all probably have spent many a long hour, day or week on the road, listening to a great number and range of songs. Did you listen to the songs traveling by ...
100 Greatest Road Songs: The Ultimate Playlist
The 100 Greatest Road Songs captures the spirit, excitement and freedom of traveling on the open road. We will all probably have spent many a long hour, day or week on the road, listening to a great number and range of songs. Did you listen to the songs traveling by yourself, or with a group of friends or were you on a family holiday? Were some of the songs more suitable for your family outing than others? If you can complete a family trip without the dreaded 'are we there yet?' question then the songs will have done their job and everybody should have had a great foot stomping sing-along time. Whatever type of road trip you plan to do next it will not be complete without this book. To whet your appetite here are a few of the great classic road songs included in the playlist, 'I Get Around' by The Beach Boys, 'Take the Long Way Home' by Supertramp and 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' by The Proclaimers. If you love music and travel then you will love this book.
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6.28 USD
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Confrontation; victim; journey - these are the three perspectives that form the basis of the book 'Lebewohl'. Its sections - farewell, absence and return - follow the titles of the movements of Beethoven's 'Lebewohl' piano sonata, and project stances of death and models of mortality in music. As narrative reconstructions, ...
Lebwohl: Reconstructions of Death and Leave-Taking in Music
Confrontation; victim; journey - these are the three perspectives that form the basis of the book 'Lebewohl'. Its sections - farewell, absence and return - follow the titles of the movements of Beethoven's 'Lebewohl' piano sonata, and project stances of death and models of mortality in music. As narrative reconstructions, the chapters examine how musical techniques are inflected by the theme, or subtext, of mortality, and through those reconstructions trace the dynamics of desire and trajectories of loss. The book presents these three sets of perspectives about death and mortality in music as case studies in the technique of structural poetics: how instrumental compositional techniques are inflected by the poetic subtext of mortality; and conversely, how operatic writing about conflict and death, underpinned by literary or dramatic substructures, projects existential predicaments that are mirrors of human experience. In the book's final chapter of return, these explorations are seen as Faust narratives - as Everyman's search for meaning in the multiple worlds of space-time, real time and musical time. At a time when contemporary society's glamorous images are largely, if not entirely in denial about death, 'Lebewohl' reconfirms our humanity through powerful and persuasive musical representations of death and leave-taking; and in coming to terms with our own mortality, enriches the journey through the transformative power of music.
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40.49 USD
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This investigation aims to demonstrate how it is much more rewarding to view quintessential Western composers in a culturally non-purist and non-exclusive context, rather than insist on incongruity of independent cultural experiences. It has customarily been hard to overcome the divisions between the mind of a highly sophisticated art-musician and ...
Neo-mythologism in Music: From Scriabin and Schoenberg to Schnittke and Crumb
This investigation aims to demonstrate how it is much more rewarding to view quintessential Western composers in a culturally non-purist and non-exclusive context, rather than insist on incongruity of independent cultural experiences. It has customarily been hard to overcome the divisions between the mind of a highly sophisticated art-musician and the mind of an aboriginal maker of music, myth, and ritual. Both neo-mythologism and neo-ritualism of the twentieth century clearly provide foundations for transcending the cultural borders. The role of mythification in compositional processes has remained outside the main focus of musicology. This book examines the different aspects of composers' thoughts from philosophical views and theoretical systems to operatic librettos and the musical fabric itself, including form, pitch organization, and instrumentation. (From the Introduction)
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30.22 USD
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Films achieve their effects with sound as well as images. An ideal text for introductory film music courses, Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History brings music into the context of sound, and sound into the context of the whole film. The text explores film sound in three ...
Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History
Films achieve their effects with sound as well as images. An ideal text for introductory film music courses, Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History brings music into the context of sound, and sound into the context of the whole film. The text explores film sound in three parts. Through engaging, accessible sample analyses and exercises, Part I illustrates ways to analyze a soundtrack in relation to the image track. Part II focuses on the contributions of music to film form and style while offering a number of detailed analyses of different types of scenes; and Part III lays out a concise history of film music and sound, paying particular attention to the role of technological innovations in film production and exhibition. Features: * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of sound and music in individual scenes * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer guidelines for writing about films in terms of their sound and music * Historical coverage extends from the silent film era to the advent of digital technology and beyond * Provides a broad range of examples from Hollywood, independent, and foreign films, as well as focused analysis * Features sidebar commentary from industry professionals and more than 300 illustrations, including screen stills, photos, tables, diagrams, and musical excerpts * Incorporates the broadest range of scholarship on film music currently available, spanning the disciplines of music and film/media studies * Includes glossary of terms for easy reference * Companion website at http: //www.hearingthemovies.net offers additional resources for instructors and students
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Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History

by Rob Deemer, Professor of Music Theory David Neumeyer, Associate Professor of Music Theory James Buhler
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When people ask what roots music is, it's all too easy to name-check the greats: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and so on. But beyond them are Sara and Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Judy Collins, Big Mama Thornton, and countless other women whose stories have mostly been ...
No Depression: Fall 2017: Foremothers
When people ask what roots music is, it's all too easy to name-check the greats: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and so on. But beyond them are Sara and Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Judy Collins, Big Mama Thornton, and countless other women whose stories have mostly been told through the lens of the men who accompanied or discovered them. The fall 2017 issue of No Depression, Foremothers, digs into the stories of the women who influenced everything from a fledgling country music industry to the rise of rock and roll. Learn about this music from their perspective and from the women who owe them their careers. Long features: A century of American music through the women of the Carter Family Elizabeth Cotten's folk revival The untold story of Karen Dalton Annie Oakley and the legacy of outlaw country An oral history of 'Trio' Short features: Judy Collins Big Mama Thornton Alice Gerrard Ruthie Foster Sharon Van Etten on artists like Vashti Bunyon and Jackie DeShannon Daniel Lanois on the making of Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball Mark Erelli on Catie Curtis, Lori McKenna, and Kris Delmhorst Kaia Kater
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18.900000 USD
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Always uncomfortable in the pop limelight, Paul Weller has at times suffered for his art. His fascination with contemporary black music eventually led The Style Council to a dead end, and his moral convictions, championing causes like CND and Red Wedge, left him disillusioned with politics. Weller's return was slow ...
Paul Weller: My Ever Changing Moods
Always uncomfortable in the pop limelight, Paul Weller has at times suffered for his art. His fascination with contemporary black music eventually led The Style Council to a dead end, and his moral convictions, championing causes like CND and Red Wedge, left him disillusioned with politics. Weller's return was slow but gradual, and for the last decade he enjoyed an artistic renaissance that continues unabated. Traces Weller's career from his upbringing in Woking, through his years with The Jam and the difficulties he faced after it's demise to his current status as one of Britain's most respected performers and songwriters. This new paperback edition has been revised and updated to take Weller's story into the 21st century. It covers his link-up with Branson's V2 label, along with The Rolling Stones and lovingly compiled album of cover versions Studio 150. It chronicles the peaks and troughs of the three stages of Weller's remarkable careers. Includes comprehensive discography and many previously unpublished photographs. John Reed, a former Research Editor of Record Collector magazine has interviewed many of Weller's friends and colleagues and presents a comprehensive picture 'The Modfather'.
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10.42 USD
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