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Handbook of Literature for the Flute: A Compilation of Graded Method Materials, Solos, and Ensemble Music for the Flute
Handbook of Literature for the Flute
A Compilation of Graded Method Materials, Solos, and Ensemble Music for the Flute
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0931200695
Revised 3rd edition. An annotated list of solos, graded method materials, reference reading, flute ensembles, music for alto flute, piccolo and bass flute. Over 3,500 entries, representing more than 1,700 composers and authors. Used throughout the world by flutists, artists, teachers, libraries and music dealers.
A Severed Wasp
A Severed Wasp
Paperback      ISBN: 0374517835
Pianist Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in her seventies and retired, discovers new meaning in life when she agrees to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York
Art Isn't Easy: The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Art Isn't Easy
The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Paperback      ISBN: 0306804689
A reprint of the Southern Illinois University Press edition of 1990, with the addition of a new chapter. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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.
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.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830649
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Introduction by Larry Gelbart "This brazenly retro Broadway musical, inspired by Plautus, is as timeless as comedy itself." -Vincent Canby, The New York Times "The most urbane and literate musical comedy text ever conceived." -John Simon, New York magazine
Position Etudes
Position Etudes
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870968
These etudes must be used along with the Suzuki Violin School to learn and master different positions. Dr. Suzuki recommends that first position etudes be started when the student is working on Volume 2. The student should always be careful that fingers are placed before the bow moves. Dr. Suzuki repeatedly says, "One, fingers -- two, bow -- three, start." Since this is the first time the student plays an etude, the teacher needs to explain its purpose.
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662663
Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method: Grade 1
Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method
Grade 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0871663546
Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Paperback      ISBN: 0739007602
An important 18th-century instruction book, Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord contains valuable information on technique, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation and keyboard performance style. Halford's scholarly introduction includes a biographical sketch of the composer, a thorough discussion of French Baroque ornamentation and a useful summary of Couperin's style. The eight preludes used by Couperin to illustrate his approach are musical gems rarely found in other collections.