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The Oxford Companion To Music

Author : Alison Latham
ISBN : 0199579032
Genre : Music
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This work replaces both the single-volume Oxford Companion to Music first published in 1938, and the subsequent two-volume New Oxford Companion to Music, published in 1983.

The Oxford Companion To Music

Author : Percy A. Scholes
ISBN : UCAL:B3418328
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Companion To Music

Author : Percy Alfred Scholes
ISBN : UOM:39015011826180
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Companion To Music

Author : SCHOLES Percy
ISBN : OCLC:1089140317
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Companion To Australian Music

Author : Warren Arthur Bebbington
ISBN : UOM:39015046478940
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Music is a reference work that will be of interest to music lovers as well as of use to musicians, scholars and students. To date no volume has combined an account of Australia's music with biographical information about its musicians, a critical guide totheir works, publishers and recordings, and a guide to the burgeoning literature in the field.With more than 2,000 entries, the Companion ranges across a wide spectrum, from ancient Aboriginal traditions and European-derived orchestral, operatic and concert music, to Australian folk jazz, country, popular, rock, electronic and experimental music. It covers the music not only of mainstreamaudiences but also of Australia's religious denominations and recent migrant communities. Special attention is given to the distinctive features of Australian musical life: its reliance on government support rather than private or ecclesiastical patronage, its unquenchable appetite for eisteddfods,choral societies and bands; the shadow cast by European traditions; the vicissitudes of its attitudes towards composers; the late development of music criticism and scholarship; and the role of regional cities and towns.There are numerous entries on Aboriginal subjects and on key musical organizations and considerable space is given to a series of longer entries covering musical works, institutions, genres, instruments, terms, and many of the historical contexts of Australian music. These key essays offer anauthoritative framework for a better understanding of the shape and originality of music-making in Australia.

The Oxford Companion To Popular Music

Author : Peter Gammond
ISBN : UOM:49015002902568
Genre : Music
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This companion provides information on people and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums dealing with all forms of Anglo-American and European popular music

The Oxford Companion To Music

Author : Percy Alfred Scholes
ISBN : OCLC:1037568524
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Companion To Music Seventh Edition Revised And With Appendices

Author : Percy A. Scholes
ISBN : OCLC:504151514
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The Oxford Companion To Musical Instruments

Author : Anthony Baines
ISBN : 9780193113343
Genre : Music
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Arranged alphabetically, this volume discusses popular and unusual instruments throughout the world

The Oxford Junior Companion To Music

Author : Michael Hurd
ISBN : 1851521097
Genre : Music
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Includes over 3,000 alphabetically arranged definitions of musical terms, examples of music, and biographical sketches of famous composers and musicians.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Musical Terms

Author : Alison Latham
ISBN : 0198606982
Genre : Music
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This comprehensive one-volume dictionary covers all the musical terms in English and other European languages generally used in Western music. With over 2,500 A-Z entries, this ideal reference book provides clear, succinct definitions across a broad range of subjects, including rhythm, metre, scales, harmony and counterpoint, notational systems, and many more. An indispensable reference for students and teachers of music.

The Oxford First Companion To The Story Of Music

Author : Kenneth McLeish
ISBN : 0193214377
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A music information book for 9-13-year-olds. This volume covers in text and pictures the following topics: ancient music; the music of the Middle Ages; Renaissance and Baroque music; eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century music.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Musical Works

Author : Alison Latham
ISBN : 0198610203
Genre : Music
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Anyone who listens to or plays classical music often wants to put the pieces they encounter in context - to check information ranging from who wrote the piece, or the date of its first performance, to how it acquired its title, or whether it was commissioned for a specific person or occasion. General dictionaries of music only cover a limited number of musical works, and include very little detail. The new Oxford Dictionary of Musical Works provides short articles on over 1750 musical works from earliest times to the present day, providing a comprehensive but handy reference. Entries encompass a broad spectrum of genres - from opera, ballet, choral and vocal music, orchestral, chamber and instrumental pieces, to nicknamed works, collections, national anthems, hymn tunes, and traditional melodies. Each entry outlines the genre to which the piece belongs; the librettist or author of the text, including any literary source; the number of acts or movements; the scoring - including details of the instrumentalists and vocalists needed to perform the piece; how it came to be commissioned; the place and date of its first performance; any subsequent arrangements or revisions; and any additional important or entertaining information.

The Oxford Companion To Australian Jazz

Author : Bruce Johnson
ISBN : UOM:49015002905207
Genre : Music
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This first comprehensive overview of the history of Australian jazz combines over 300 entries that survey a wide range of musicians, bands, venues, and record labels, and includes a series of informative essays that provide a coherent historical context.

The Oxford Companion To The Bible

Author : Bruce M. Metzger
ISBN : 0199743916
Genre : Religion
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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers. The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law. Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, the Companion features, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature). Of course, the Companion can also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. The Companion also offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.

The Oxford Companion To The American Musical

Author : Thomas S. Hischak
ISBN : 9780195335330
Genre : Performing Arts
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A reference that covers American stage, film, and television musicals from 1860 to 2007 offers information on the musical productions and the historical evolution of the musical, as well as on performers, composers, and producers.

J S Bach

Author : Malcolm Boyd
ISBN : 0198606206
Genre : Music
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This Composer Companion is a unique and definitive guide to the life, music, and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach. Now available in paperback, it will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, performers, and all Bach and Baroque-music enthusiasts. With more than 900 entries, arranged in A-Z order for ease of reference, supplemented by illustrations and music examples, and written by more than 40 distinguished contributors, it brings together an unparalleled range of information onone of the greatest composers who has ever lived. It offers detailed information about Bach's life - his family, friends, colleagues, and pupils, his career as a performer, teacher, and composer - and about the historical, cultural, religious, and musical context in which he worked. Individual works are treated at length, as are the genres and conventions from which they grew, and scoring, instrumentation, and performance practice from Bach's day to the present. It also covers the impact Bach's music has had since his death - his growing reputation, famous interpreters of his music, the composers who have been influenced by him, and the festivals devoted to him. The main alphabetical text is supplemented by a map, a family tree, a chronology, a list of works, opening lines of vocal works, and a glossary of specialist terms.

Music In The Usa

Author : Judith Tick
ISBN : 019803203X
Genre : Social Science
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Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion charts a path through American music and musical life using as guides the words of composers, performers, writers and the rest of us ordinary folks who sing, dance, and listen. The anthology of primary sources contains about 160 selections from 1540 to 2000. Sometimes the sources are classics in the literature around American music, for example, the Preface to the Bay Psalm Book, excerpts from Slave Songs of the United States, and Charles Ives extolling Emerson. But many other selections offer uncommon sources, including a satirical story about a Yankee music teacher; various columns from 19th-century German American newspapers; the memoirs of a 19th-century diva; Lottie Joplin remembering her husband Scott; a little-known reflection of Copland about Stravinsky; an interview with Muddy Waters from the Chicago Defender; a letter from Woody Guthrie on the "spunkfire" attitude of a folk song; a press release from the Country Music Association; and the Congressional testimony around "Napster." "Sidebar" entries occasionally bring a topic or an idea into the present, acknowledging the extent to which revivals of many kinds of music play a role in American contemporary culture. This book focuses on the connections between theory and practice to enrich our understanding of the diversity of American musical experiences. Designed especially to accompany college courses which survey American music as a whole, the book is also relevant to courses in American history and American Studies.

The New Oxford Companion To Music

Author : Denis Arnold
ISBN : UOM:39015023352811
Genre : Music
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Collects brief discussions of composers, individual works, musical styles, instruments, terminology, acoustics, theory, and other aspects of music ranging from the ancient world to the present

The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales

Author : Jack Zipes
ISBN : 9780199689828
Genre : Fairy tales
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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.

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