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Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by gene Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé Scarecrow Press (March 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


To Boulez and Beyond

by Joan Peyser & Charles Wuorinen Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2007)

To Boulez and Beyond describes music in the 20th century through the lives and works of its creators, from Mahler and Wagner through the Second Viennese School, from Varèse to Boulez and his colleagues.


Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2004)

A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and,...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

by John Michael Cooper & Randy Kinnett Scarecrow Press (October 17, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


Music and Theology: Essays in Honor of Robin A. Leaver

by Daniel Zager Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

Music and Theology is a Festschrift honoring Dr. Robin A. Leaver, reflecting his interests in the history of sacred music with particular emphasis on studies related to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).


More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music

by Marv Goldberg Scarecrow Press (November 05, 1998)

The story of the Ink Spots is a rags-to-riches story beloved in American mythology. Goldberg gets behind the glitter of the Ink Spots and the publicity machines of record labels, and provides the story of the...


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...


Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Scarecrow Press (July 11, 2013)

For fifty years, Bob Dylan’s music has been a source of wonder to his fans and endless fodder for analysis by music critics. In Counting Down Bob Dylan, rock journalist Jim Beviglia dares to rank these songs...


Bon Jovi: America's Ultimate Band

by Margaret Olson Scarecrow Press (June 20, 2013)

In Bon Jovi: America’s Ultimate Band, Margaret Olson chronicles the history and music of the band from its inception to present day. She closely examines Bon Jovi’s musical and social relevance to listeners...


Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie

by Wade Hollingshaus Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2013)

In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix,...


West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical

by Elizabeth A. Wells Scarecrow Press (November 19, 2010)

West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical presents a major scholarly study of the famous American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives....


Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll

by Larry Birnbaum Scarecrow Press (November 29, 2012)

An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ‘n’ Roll surveys the origins of rock ’n’ roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley....


Lutoslawski on Music

by Zbigniew Skowron Scarecrow Press (October 29, 2007)

Lutoslawski on Music is the first collection of writings by the Polish twentieth-century composer Witold Lutoslawski. It includes texts about his own compositions and techniques as well as writings on various...


Voices in the Wilderness: Six American Neo-Romantic Composers

by Walter Simmons Scarecrow Press (February 24, 2006)

Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics...


The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films

by Peter Rothbart Scarecrow Press (December 07, 2012)

In The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films, Peter Rothbart examines a handful of motion pictures to convey how a variety of elements work together to create a singular experience....


Recording History: The British Record Industry, 1888 - 1931

by Peter Martland Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2012)

In Recording History, Peter Martland uses a range of archival sources to trace the genesis and early development of the British record industry from1888 to 1931. A work of economic and cultural history that...


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,...


The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God

by Peter J. Silvester Scarecrow Press (July 29, 2009)

The Story of Boogie-Woogie presents a comprehensive history of boogie-woogie from the early 20th century to the present, describing the style's appearance and development, its offshoots, and the pianists who...


The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age

by Thomas MacFarlane Scarecrow Press (October 05, 2012)

The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age examines how the incorporation of electric technology in The Beatles’ art would enhance their musical impact. MacFarlane surveys the relationship between...


Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films

by Christine Lee Gengaro Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2012)

In Listening to Stanley Kubrick, Christine Gengaro provides an in-depth exploration of the music that was composed for Stanley Kubrick’s films and places the preexistent music he utilized into historical context....


Musicologia: Musical Knowledge from Plato to John Cage

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (July 09, 2010)

This is the first study of its kind to address the presence of musical and acoustical metaphor in western science and philosophy from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present. The most difficult and controversial...


A History of Performing Pitch: The Story of 'A'

by Bruce Haynes Scarecrow Press (November 06, 2002)

This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries. Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to...


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 Drum: A History

by Matt Dean Scarecrow Press (December 29, 2011)

The Drum: A History highlights the different uses and customs associated with drumming and examines how the drum developed across many cultures and over thousands of years before they became the instruments...


Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History

by Angela Smith Scarecrow Press (June 07, 2012)

Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History is a vivid account of the events that led to the “accidental” invention of the steel drum: the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Angela...


What Makes Music European: Looking beyond Sound

by Marcello Sorce Keller Scarecrow Press (November 17, 2011)

In What Makes Music European, Marcello Sorce Keller addresses the little-discussed matters that are essential to an understanding of how music intersects with the life of so many people. Readers are offered...


J. S. Bach's 'Leipzig' Chorale Preludes: Music, Text, Theology

by Anne Leahy & Robin A. Leaver Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2011)

Originally composed in Weimar and later revised in Leipzig, J. S. Bach's chorale preludes have been a source of some puzzlement. However, Bach scholar Anne Leahy argues that through the careful examination of...


Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?: Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2

by Scott D. Calhoun & Anthony DeCurtis Scarecrow Press (October 13, 2011)

Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? features new writing in the growing field of U2 studies. In keeping with U2's own efforts to remove barriers that have long prevented dialogue for understanding and improving...