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Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2009)

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...

Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet

by Donald L. Deardorff Ii Scarecrow Press (December 01, 2013)

Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen’s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars...

The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global Phenomenon

by Claudia Bucciferro Scarecrow Press (December 12, 2013)

When Stephenie Meyer’s first novel, Twilight, was published in 2005, it received an astounding reception, selling millions of copies. The three sequels that followed—New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn—became...

Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (October 09, 2006)

Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides an introduction to some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers...

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Adult: The Arts in Young Adult Literature

by Lois Thomas Stover & Connie S. Zitlow Scarecrow Press (October 30, 2013)

This book looks at literature that features young adults who either identify themselves as artists or use the arts in very intentional ways to help create a sense of self in their adolescent lives. The authors...

Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism

by Robert Paul Kolt Scarecrow Press (December 12, 2008)

In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the leading American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring...

Babies in the Library!

by Jane Marino Scarecrow Press (September 19, 2007)

This librarian-tested sourcebook provides complete programs that spotlight the value and necessity of singing, speaking, and reading to babies in their earliest months. Ten ready-to-use programs are divided...

Who Did It First?: Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2013)

The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply...

Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust: A Film Score Guide

by Ian Sapiro Scarecrow Press (July 16, 2013)

Matthew Vaughn’s 2007 fantasy Stardust, based on the novel by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, was one the highest grossing films in the UK. An instant hit with fans of fantasy and science-fiction films, Stardust...

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha Scarecrow Press (September 12, 2013)

This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality...

A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park & William C. Wimmer Scarecrow Press (June 06, 2001)

From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders_essentially a 'what is it' book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist...

LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Eva Apelqvist Scarecrow Press (August 28, 2013)

This book focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help...

Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi

by Franco Sciannameo & Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2013)

Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi showcases recent scholarly criticism on the music and philosophy of the brilliantly original composer Giacinto Scelsi. In this collection, Franco Sciannameo and Alessandra...

Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

by Peter Tregear Scarecrow Press (July 05, 2013)

Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most...

Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band

by Jeannie Gayle Pool, Jane Wagner & Lily Tomlin Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2008)

In Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band, Jeannie Gayle Pool profiles the fascinating life of this multi-talented saxophone player, arranger, bandleader, and advocate for women instrumental musicians. Based on oral...

Money: Getting It, Using It, and Avoiding the Traps

by Robin F. Brancato Scarecrow Press (May 03, 2007)

Money: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a concise, practical, readable overview of the money matters that most concern young adults, such as getting it (allowance, gifts, jobs); using it (saving, investing, giving,...

Experiencing Mozart: A Listener's Companion

by David Schroeder Scarecrow Press (May 28, 2013)

In Experiencing Mozart: A Listener’s Companion, music historian David Schroeder illustrates through the great composer’s music how the issues he cared about so deeply in his time remain as pressing to modern...

The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia

by Thomas S. Hischak Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2013)

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals,...

The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

by Joshua Berrett & Louis G. Bourgois Iii Scarecrow Press (December 18, 2001)

Now in Paperback! J.J. Johnson, known as the spiritual father of modern trombone, has been a notable figure in the history of jazz. His career has embodied virtually every innovation and development in jazz...

Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation

by David Malvinni Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2013)

Although fans and scholars alike recognize the Grateful Dead as icons of the psychedelic music, the band’s improvisatory approach still remains an enigma to the uninitiated. In Grateful Dead and the Art of...

Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

In this volume, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources—including books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians,...

The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal

by Duane Richard Karna Scarecrow Press (September 13, 2012)

In The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal, Duane R. Karna brings together 30 essays by experts from around the world to describe how the character symbols of the International...

Andre Kostelanetz on Records and on the Air: A Discography and Radio Log

by James H. North & Barbara Haws Scarecrow Press (November 22, 2010)

This discography gives full details of Andre Kostelanetz's commercial recordings with appendixes that cross-reference the recordings by composers, song titles, and album titles alphabetically. Other appendixes...

Reaching Your Goals: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Anne Courtright & Peg Raasch Scarecrow Press (April 23, 2009)

This book presents teens five simple steps to reach their goals. Through the use of 'no sweat quizzes' and other unique methods, teens learn to become successful and turn failures into positive stepping-stones...

Physical Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Denise Thornton Scarecrow Press (March 26, 2007)

The issues rising from family, school, and relationships are the same for most teens, but teens who have visual, hearing, or physical impairments have additional obstacles to cope with and overcome as they enter...

Organ Transplants: A Survival Guide for the Entire Family

by Tina P. Schwartz Scarecrow Press (April 20, 2005)

Talks to teens and offers practical advice and suggestions for coping with and surviving the situation of when a family member has an organ transplant, or when they are personally facing an organ transplant....

Ligeti's Stylistic Crisis: Transformation in His Musical Style, 1974-1985

by Michael D. Searby Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

The Hungarian composer Gysrgy Ligeti (1923-2006) was one of the most innovative and influential composers of the last 50 years. Ligeti reached his creative maturity in the 1970s and 1980s. This book focuses...

Sarah Caldwell: The First Woman of Opera

by Daniel Kessler Scarecrow Press (July 31, 2008)

This is the first biography of the musician, conductor, and director Sarah Caldwell, an indomitable force for opera in America, and the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera.

Masterworks of George Enescu: A Detailed Analysis

by Pascal Bentoiu & Lory Wallfisch Scarecrow Press (September 16, 2010)

Masterworks of George Enescu provides a profound and very detailed analysis of more than 25 of this important composer's most representative works. Translated from musicologist Pascal Bentoiu's Romanian publication,...

Mattia Battistini: King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings

by Jacques Chuilon, Thomas E. Glasow, Thomas Hampson & Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw Scarecrow Press (April 13, 2009)

Mattia Battistini: King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings presents a comprehensive study of the life and art of Italian baritone Mattia Battistini (1856-1928), known as the finest example of the bel canto style,...

Body Image and Appearance: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2009)

This book tackles such topics as the cultural standards of what a 'perfect' body should look like, methods for changing appearances, and matters related to height. Throughout this volume, the author offers advice...

The Music and Life of Theodore "Fats" Navarro: Infatuation

by Leif Bo Petersen & Theo Rehak Scarecrow Press (August 24, 2009)

This is the first comprehensive study of the music and life of Theodore 'Fats' Navarro. It provides biographical, discographical, and analytical information on the trumpeter and his recorded legacy, offering...

The Military and Teens: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (May 13, 2008)

The Military and Teens covers the major issues young adults should consider before making a decision to join the armed forces. Although each branch of the military provides print and electronic materials on...

Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge: Music, Meaning, and Beethoven's Most Difficult Work

by Robert S. Kahn Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2010)

This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge, placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music-music without words-can have...

The Performing Life: A Singer's Guide to Survival

by Sharon Mabry Scarecrow Press (July 25, 2012)

The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival is the first-hand account of the 35-year career of singer, music professor, and recording artist Sharon Mabry, who draws on personal experience to explore...

Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years

by Hank Reineke Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2012)

Arlo Guthrie revisits Guthrie’s fifteen-year ride as a recording artist. With a look at Guthrie’s life and times before and after this prolific period of his career, this biography is a goldmine of information...

What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist

by Dave Liebman & Lewis Porter Scarecrow Press (March 15, 2012)

Dave Liebman is one of the leading forces in contemporary jazz. Prominently known for performing with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, he has exerted considerable influence as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer,...

Living Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (March 29, 2012)

In this book, readers learn why protecting the environment is such a crucial undertaking, why young adults should take up this important cause, what efforts are needed, and how their actions can affect generations...

César Franck: His Life and Times

by R. J. Stove Scarecrow Press (December 08, 2011)

César Franck (1822-1890) was one of the most remarkable composers of the 19th century, and yet 38 years have elapsed since a biography of him last appeared in English. Now, with César Franck: His Life and...