The Origins of Music

Author: Nils Lennart Wallin,Björn Merker,Steven Brown

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731430

Category: Music

Page: 498

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The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionarybiomusicology.

Music in Renaissance Florence

Studies and Documents

Author: Frank A. D'Accone

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754659006

Category: Music

Page: 330

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Based primarily on previously unpublished documents, the studies assembled here in this first selection by Frank D'Accone set the background for the musical efflorescence that occurred in Florence in the later 15th century and for the emergence in the early 16th century of a new Florentine school of composers. He traces the origins and development of musical chapels at the Cathedral and Baptistery, and the growth of musical establishments at several other churches such as the Santissima Annunziata, Santa Trinita and San Lorenzo.

Music and Gender

Author: Pirkko Moisala,Beverley Diamond

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068652

Category: Music

Page: 376

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International scholars engage in a conversation about music and gender in various cross-culture case studies in an effort to determine how music can help individuals, groups, and nations bridge difficult times of changing values.

Music and Politics

Author: John Street

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745635431

Category: Music

Page: 195

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Subject: "This book examines music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of political order, how musicians from Bono to Blue have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks at the emergence of music as an object of public policy, in the classroom or in the copyright courts, as the focus of national pride or employment opportunities. The book brings together ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, to Adorno and beyond) to tell of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At its heart lies the argument that music and politics are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other"--Back cover

New Historical Anthology of Music by Women

Author: James R. Briscoe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216830

Category: Music

Page: 518

View: 6464


Contains vocal and instrumental music from the Middle Ages to the present, with introductory essays on each composer.

The Ministry of Music

A Complete Handbook for the Music Leader in the Local Church

Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825496769

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4449


A practical handbook on music and its application in local church ministry. Widely used as a textbook in Bible schools.

Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version

Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,David P. McAllester,Anne K. Rasmussen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495570109

Category: Music

Page: 464

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This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors, all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork, and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life. The supplementary three-CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose, providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the WORLDS OF MUSIC crown -- James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets the student hear contrasting music-cultures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Taking Popular Music Seriously

Selected Essays

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754626794

Category: Music

Page: 343

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As a sociologist Simon Frith claims music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience, or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous proc

Learn Spanish Through Music

Author: Sublingual Music,Kyla L. Smith

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0980142717

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 76

View: 6949


Listen to songs in Spanish while reading their lyrics and translations.