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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830665
Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." - Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." - Rex Reed, New York Daily News
Songs of Zion
Songs of Zion
Paperback      ISBN: 0687391210
Features gospels, spirituals, ethnic benedictions, chants, and songs from the African-American Liberation that reflect black heritage and traditions and the contemporary black experience. *Accompanist's Edition.
Jelly's Last Jam
Jelly's Last Jam
Paperback      ISBN: 1559360690
Dramatizes the life of Jelly Roll Morton, pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed inventor of jazz
Advanced Techniques for Film Scoring/Book and Compact Disc
Advanced Techniques for Film Scoring/Book and Compact Disc
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844474
Earle Hagen has written an excellent sequel to his sensational best-seller Scoring for Films providing composers with additional advice regarding more advanced scoring techniques for film orchestration.
Structure and Style: The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Structure and Style
The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 0874871646
Structure and Style, first published in 1962 and expanded in 1979, fills the need for new ways of analysis that put 20th-century music in perspective. It spans forms in use before 1600 through forms and techniques in use today. Anthology of Musical Forms provides musical examples of forms treated in Structure and Style. Some examples are analyzed throughout. Most are left for the student to analyze. These books reflect Leon Stein's impressive background as student, musician, and composer. Stein studied composition with Leo Sowerby, Frederick Stock (conductor of the Chicago Symphony) and orchestration with Eric DeLamarter, his assistant. He earned M. Mus and Ph.D degrees at DePaul University and was associated with its School of Music as director of the Graduate Division and chairman of the Department of Theory and Composition until his retirement in 1976. He has composed a wide variety of works, including compositions for orchestra, chamber combinations, two operas, and a violin concerto.
Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry & Prose
Moment's Notice
Jazz in Poetry & Prose
Paperback      ISBN: 1566890012
Gathers poems and prose selections about jazz by Langston Hughes, Eudora Welty, Julio Cortazar, Jack Kerouac, James Baldwin, Frank O'Hara, Gregory Corso, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and Ntozake Shange
The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
The World Is Sound
Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813180
One of Europe's foremost jazz producers takes us through a world of musical traditions and explores the effects of sound on consciousness.
Spillville
Spillville
Paperback      ISBN: 0915943174
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662647
Camelot
Camelot
Paperback      ISBN: 0881880647
Seven vocal selections from Lerner and Loewe's Broadway musical, including: Camelot * Follow Me * How to Handle a Woman * I Loved You Once in Silence * If Ever I Would Leave You * The Lusty Month of May * The Simple Joys of Maidenhood.