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The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...

My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....

The Quotable Musician

by Sheila E. Anderson Allworth (February 16, 2010)

In The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac, music artists through the ages speak out in this illuminating collection of quotations. Both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music--including classical,...

Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak’s excitingWho Did It First? series,readers explore the hidden history of the most famous,...

Operas in English: A Dictionary

by Margaret Ross Griffel Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2012)

In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally...

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

by Bob Leszczak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2014)

In Who Did It First?: Great Pop Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the second volume in Bob Leszczak’s exciting Who Did It First? series, readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed...

Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately...

Music, Physics and Engineering

by Harry F. Olson Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems,...

Principles of Orchestration

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.

Music: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

More than 400 memorable quotes about the world of music, from Fred Allen to Oscar Wilde, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Florian Zabach. Wonderful for public speakers or just browsing.

Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer

by Matt Dean Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer is an indispensable guide for any drum kit player. Drummer and historian Matt Dean covers a broad range of drum kit–related subjects to...

A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works

by Jonathan D. Green Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

In addition to brief biographical sketches for each composer, A Conductor’s Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works includes for each work the approximate duration, text sources, performing forces,...

Classical Music Top 40

by Anthony Rudel Touchstone (March 01, 1995)

The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover.

Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don't know how or where to start--so many composers, so...

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

by Dayal Patterson Feral House (November 25, 2013)

Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal.

Pocket Karaoke

by Sarah Lewitinn Gallery Books (March 04, 2008)

Your nights of poring over massive karaoke binders are over! With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by music industry insider and DJ Sarah Lewitinn (a.k.a. Ultragrrrl), Pocket Karaoke is...

Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000

by D. J. Hoek Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2007)

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over...

The Opera Manual

by Nicholas Ivor Martin Scarecrow Press (October 30, 2013)

The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive...

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

by Maurice Hinson & Wesley Roberts Indiana University Press (December 03, 2013)

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly...

Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio Scarecrow Press (November 01, 2005)

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...

Composers in the Classroom: A Bio-Bibliography of Composers at Conservatories, Colleges, and Universities in the United States

by James Michael Floyd Scarecrow Press (February 07, 2011)

A bio-bibliographical dictionary, chronicling the careers and work of over 120 composers associated with conservatories, colleges, and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico, Composers in the Classroom...

The New Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style

by David P. DeVenney Scarecrow Press (July 29, 2009)

This volume presents a comprehensive listing of the musical numbers from over 300 Broadway shows. Each song is annotated with the name of the character who sings it, the voice type, the exact vocal range, and...

Dictionary of Music Education

by Irma H. Collins Scarecrow Press (October 18, 2013)

In Irma Collins’ Dictionary of Music Education, readers find more than just a lexicon. It is a journey through musical times and the story of the evolution of music education. Dictionary of Music Education...

Orchestral "Pops" Music: A Handbook

by Lucy Manning Scarecrow Press (September 03, 2013)

In this new edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook, Lucy Manning brings to the present her remarkable compendium, which has proven so critical to the success of “pops” concert programming. This...

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

by Steve Sullivan Scarecrow Press (October 04, 2013)

The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores...

Brahms and His World: A Biographical Dictionary

by Peter Clive Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2006)

Reference book that provides extensive and up-to-date information on Brahms's personal and professional association with some 430 persons: relatives, friends and acquaintances, physicians, rulers, poets and...

Transported by Song: Corsican Voices from Oral Tradition to World Stage

by Caroline Bithell Scarecrow Press (May 25, 2007)

This book is an ethnomusicological investigation into traditional and contemporary music in Corsica, with a critical analysis of associated theoretical and ideological issues, focusing particularly on the evolution...

Binding and Care of Printed Music

by Alice Carli Scarecrow Press (February 22, 2003)

This is a necessary reference for music librarians and composers who want to gain both specific skills and new perspectives on the central issues of binding and care.

Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography

by Nancy Lee Harper Scarecrow Press (January 10, 2013)

The first of its kind, Nancy Harper’s Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography aims to fill the lacunae in the historical record of Portuguese piano music from its start in the 18th...

Managing Artists in Pop Music

by Mitch Weiss & Perri Gaffney Allworth (January 05, 2012)

Music managers and artists will learn the secrets of successful management with scenarios from a manager's work life along with the legal and business skills to master them. Through stories of real-life famous...

Leoncavallo: Life and Works

by Konrad Dryden & Placido Domingo Scarecrow Press (February 03, 2007)

This is the first fully documented biography of the Italian composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), the beloved and popular composer of the opera Pagliacci.

Historical Dictionary of Opera

by Scott L. Balthazar Scarecrow Press (July 05, 2013)

The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential...

Shelflisting Music: Guidelines for Use with the Library of Congress Classification: M

by Richard P. Smiraglia Scarecrow Press (November 13, 2007)

This is a guide to assigning shelflist numbers to music materials, to be used in conjunction with the Library of Congress 'M' classification.

Maestros in America: Conductors in the 21st Century

by Roderick L. Sharpe & Jeanne Koekkoek Stierman Scarecrow Press (May 30, 2008)

This volume presents biographical and critical essays of the leading orchestral conductors of US nationality, or of non-US citizens holding permanent appointments in the US, during the twenty-first century.

Hall Johnson: His Life, His Spirit, and His Music

by Eugene Thamon Simpson Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2008)

This definitive biography of the choral conductor and arranger Hall Johnson includes detailed information on his life and work in concert, on Broadway, and in the cinema, and examines Johnson's literary works,...

Giacomo Puccini: A Discography

by Roger Flury Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2012)

In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography, librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically...

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,...

A History of the Trombone

by David M. Guion Scarecrow Press (June 21, 2010)

This book, the first in the American Wind Band series, is a comprehensive account of the development of the trombone, from its initial form as a 14th-century Medieval trumpet to its alterations in the 15th century;...

A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States

by H. Stephen Wright, Jeannie Gayle Pool & Leonard Maltin Scarecrow Press (December 28, 2010)

This volume addresses the difficulties scholars encounter when conducting research on film and television music, providing a detailed taxonomy of film music primary sources and explaining how to find and interpret...

A Guide to Library Research in Music

by Pauline Shaw Bayne Scarecrow Press (September 18, 2008)

A Guide to Library Research in Music introduces the process and techniques for researching and writing about music. This informative textbook provides concrete examples of different types of writing, offering...

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...

Saxophone Secrets: 60 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Saxophonist

by Tracy Lee Heavner Scarecrow Press (January 09, 2013)

Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in her Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press),...

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...

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician's Life and World

by Mark Kroll Scarecrow Press (October 15, 2007)

This full-length biography of the pianist and composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) places his life, career, and music compositions within the context of the social, political, economic, and cultural transformations...

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music

by Dylan Jones Picador (October 29, 2012)

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world--alive...

A Manual for the Performance Library

by Russ Girsberger Scarecrow Press (October 18, 2006)

A Manual for the Performance Library is a guide for organizing and operating a library of music performance materials for orchestra, band, chorus, jazz ensemble, and chamber music.

Organ Literature: Historical Survey

by Corliss Richard Arnold Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1995)

Now in paperback. Cloth edition 0-8108-2964-9 originally published in 1995.

Singing: The First Art

by Dan H. Marek Scarecrow Press (December 28, 2006)

This invaluable text breaks down complicated singing concepts with 64 specific vocal exercises designed to overcome faults and to develop vocal virtuosity. Drawings, musical examples, anatomical illustrations,...

Rust in Peace

by Joel Selvin, Dave Mustaine & Slash Hachette Books (September 07, 2020)


A new book by the lead vocalist and guitarist of Megadeth, the original lead guitarist of Metallica, and the author of the NYT bestseller, Mustaine.

Rust in Peace details the making...

Led Zeppelin All the Songs

by Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin Black Dog & Leventhal (October 22, 2018)

Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series.

Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin...

Twentieth-Century Countertenor Repertoire: A Guide

by Steven L. Rickards Scarecrow Press (August 11, 2008)

This significant reference of over 600 entries compiles and catalogues information about repertoire composed specifically for the countertenor from 1950 to 2000. Representing more than 350 composers, it provides...