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The Encyclopedia of Hammer Films

by Chris Fellner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2019)

Dracula and Frankenstein. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. These are just a few of the icons of Hammer Films.

To horror fans, the name “Hammer” conjures visions of hissing vampires and buxom beauties in...


Leftover Salmon

by Tim Newby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2019)

Leftover Salmon is a major influence on a generation of bands who have followed in their wake. Emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, Leftover Salmon rose...


So You Want to Sing Chamber Music

by Susan Hochmiller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2018)

Vocal chamber music encompasses a wide range of music composed for anywhere from a solo to twelve voices and accompanying instruments. Performing chamber music offers the singer a unique opportunity to increase...


Experiencing Debussy

by Teresa Davidian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Claude Debussy holds a place as a one of the most recognizable and influential composers in the classical music. Debussy forged a new and influential sound for the twentieth century with his remarkable harmonies,...


Playing Back the 80s

by Jim Beviglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2018)

The music of the 1980s left an indelible mark on pop culture. Thanks to the dawn of MTV and the increasing affordability of synthesizers, a generation of innovative artists took the world by storm to create...


Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Questlove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2018)

Featuring even more groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to...


The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2018)

For more than five decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most critically acclaimed talents in American cinema. Allen has been nominated for best director seven times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...


Vincent Persichetti

by Andrea Olmstead Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2018)

Vincent Persichetti: Grazioso, Grit, and Gold is the first critical biography of this esteemed American composer, bringing together thorough scholarship by Andrea Olmstead and contributions by prominent performers....


Glam Rock

by Simon Philo & Scott Calhoun Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Until recently, glam rock has featured as a mere footnote in popular music history: a style over substance lark in an otherwise serious industry. Glam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision reveals the true story of...


Television Series of the 2000s

by Vincent Terrace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

In the first decade of the new millennium, the four major networks struggled to hold their own as cable channels and unscripted shows began to dominate the television landscape. Network powerhouses like 24,...


Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

by Keith Hatschek & Veronica A. Wells Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

The US music industry is an exciting, fast-paced, marketplace which brings together creative and business interests to connect artists with audiences. This book traces the history of the music industry from...


So You Want to Sing the Blues

by Eli Yamin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing the Blues shines a light on the history and vibrant modern life of blues song. Eli Yamin explores those essential elements that make the blues sound authentic and guides readers of all backgrounds...


Sitcom Writers Talk Shop

by Paula Finn, Carol Kane & Ed Asner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

Behind every great television show is a group of professionals working at the top of their games—but no one is more important than the writers. And while writing comedy, especially good comedy, is serious...


The Essential Films of Ingrid Bergman

by Constantine Santas & James M. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

Ingrid Bergman was not only an incomparable beauty but one of the finest actresses of cinema’s Golden Age. She made her start in modest productions in Sweden before Hollywood beckoned and soon became one of...


Star Trek

by M. Keith Booker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

First airing in 1966, with a promise to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain...


Practical Heritage Management

by Scott F. Anfinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Practical Heritage Management provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for introductory and advanced college courses...


Black Music Matters

by Ed Sarath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies is one of the first books to promote the reform of music studies with a centralized presence of jazz and black music to ground American musicians...


100 Greatest Film Scores

by Matt Lawson & Laurence MacDonald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

The background music on a film can make or break the audience experience. Imagine the shower scene in Psycho without the shrieking violins or Jaws without the ominous notes that portend the shark’s attack!...


Experiencing Herbie Hancock

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

The musical output of pianist and composer Herbie Hancock is a design rarely seen in jazz; a child prodigy working their way up the ranks to elder statesman and influencing an entire generation of musicians...


The American Piano Concerto Compendium

by William Phemister Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2018)

The second edition of William Phemister’s The American Piano Concerto Compendium reveals to professional and amateurs pianists alike a vast collection of available compositions by American composers. Analysis...


Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music

by Frederick Burrack & Kelly A. Parkes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 19, 2018)

Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs), that were developed for the National Core Arts Standards in Music, are curriculum-embedded measures designed for music students to apply relevant knowledge and skills while...


Experiencing Jewish Music in America

by Tina Frühauf Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion offers an easy-to-read and new perspective on the remarkably diverse landscape that comprises Jewish music in the United States. This much-needed...


Television Series of the 1990s

by Vincent Terrace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2018)

In the 1990s the big three networks were being challenged by upstarts FOX and the WB for viewer loyalty. Alongside must-see stalwarts like Frasier, Friends, and Seinfeld, the new networks introduced pop culture...


Complete Vocal Fitness

by Claudia Friedlander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics is a primer on sport-specific training for vocal athletes. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and...


Frontier Women and Their Art

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

While often less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts for centuries. Works by women of the frontier represent treasured accomplishments of American culture...


The Contemporary Piano

by Alan Shockley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2018)

With Contemporary Piano: A Performer and Composer’s Guide to Techniques and Resources, Alan Shockley provides a comprehensive resource for composers writing music that uses extended techniques for the piano,...


The Essential James Garner

by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...


The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia & Alex Pinar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2018)

Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned...


Creating the Revolutionary Artist

by Mark Rabideau & Tayloe Harding Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

As traditional music career paths become increasingly scarce, 21st-century musicians must reach out to new and diverse audiences to ensure career success and sustainability. Many universities and conservatories...


Experiencing Progressive Rock

by Robert G. H. Burns Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

In Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion, Robert G. H. Burns brings together the many strands that define the "prog rock" movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of...


Engaging Musical Practices

by Suzanne L. Burton & Alison Reynolds Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general music teacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Music offers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across...


100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2018)

Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when...


The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2018)

From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased...


So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime

by Brenda Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

During the 21st century, there has been a paradigm shift regarding singing and aging. The older generation is remaining active longer and wishes to continue to participate in the life-giving, fully athletic...


Singing with Your Whole Self

by Samuel H. Nelson & Elizabeth L. Blades Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method of neuromuscular activities to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with...


So You Want to Sing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music)

by Matthew Hoch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 03, 2018)

So You Want to Sing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) presents a compendium of approaches to non-classical singing with an emphasis on vocal technique and function. Over the past twenty years, approaches to...


The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals

by Dan Dietz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2018)

Strike Up the Band, Of Thee I Sing, and Let ’Em Eat Cake). The decade also saw the last musicals by Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans; found Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in full flower; and introduced...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...


Experiencing Alice Cooper

by Ian Chapman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

Experiencing Alice Cooper: A Listener’s Companion takes a long overdue look at the music and stage act of rock music’s self-styled arch-villain. A provocateur from the very start of his career in the mid-1960s,...


Counting Down Elvis

by Mark Duffett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Over the course of the last six decades, Elvis Presley has sold more than a billion records; his music has touched nearly every modern listener. Despite an avalanche of books on his life, there are, surprisingly,...


Experiencing Berlioz

by Melinda P. O'Neal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener’s Companion is an in-depth entrée into the sound world of Hector Berlioz, recognized today as one of the most profoundly original and engaging composers in 19th-century Europe....


Reinventing Pink Floyd

by Bill Kopp & Jerry Shirley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 09, 2018)

The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett’s departure, but it went...


Music Theory and Composition

by Stephen C. Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2018)

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction...


Compassionate Music Teaching

by Karin S. Hendricks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 24, 2018)

Compassionate Music Teaching provides a framework for music teaching in the 21st century by outlining qualities, skills, and approaches to meet the needs of a unique and increasingly diverse generation of students....


Operas in German

by Margaret Ross Griffel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

With nearly three thousand new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary is the most current encyclopedic treatment of operas written specifically to a German text from the seventeenth century...


So You Want to Sing Light Opera

by Linda Lister & Keith Jameson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for performers, teachers, and directors who want to learn more about the delightful genre of light opera, including Viennese operetta, English comic opera,...


Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran & Errol Vieth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2017)

Filmmakers have honed their skills and many have achieved critical and popular success at home and abroad, as have actors and other crew. American filmmakers and companies have found it cheaper to make films...


Nationalist and Populist Composers

by Steve Schwartz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

Populism and nationalism in classical music held a significant place between the world wars with composers such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein creating a soundtrack to the lives of...


French Vocal Literature

by Georgine Resick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

French Vocal Literature: Repertoire in Context introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the twelfth century to the present, focusing on works for solo voice...


Jazz in the 1970s

by Bill Shoemaker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotal decade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, but Bill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype...