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Colin Mcphee : Composer In Two Worlds.

Publisher: Univ. Illinois Press
Series: Music In American Life
ISBN13: 9780252071805

McPhee was a pioneer amongst early 20th century American composers in taking inspiration from the music of Asia and the South Pacific. This book examines both his life and music. With a preface, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, music examples and black & white photos.

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Composer's Guide To The Electric Guitar.

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN13: 9780786662821

This book is intended as a reference for the contemporary classical composer interested in learning about how to write for electric guitar, and the sound possibilities of the instrument. An interesting and useful book. With an introduction by Tim Brady, bibliography, and black & white photos.

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Reminiscences Of An American Composer And Pianist.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN13: 9780810869400

Walker was the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer prize. This memoir focuses on the events of his life, as well as some discussion of his music. With a preface, appendices, index, and plates.

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Kanon : The Life Of Composer Ara Sevanian.

Publisher: Shareage Press
ISBN13: 9780979286704

A biography of the 20th century Armenian composer, whose life was intertwined with the terrible events of 20th century Europe. With an introduction, music facsimiles, and black & white photos.

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$35.00
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Roger Sessions : How A Difficult Composer Got That Way.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN13: 9780195108927

Prausnitz, who conducted many of Sessions' works, presents here a biography of the man which follows the thread of his compositional development. A small amount of analysis. With an introduction, notes, sources, index, black & white photos and musical examples.

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$115.00
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Bach's Musical Universe : The Composer and His Work.

Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN13: 9780393050714

Top Bach scholar Wolff presents a concentrated study of his work, capturing the essence of his art. With a preface, prologue, chronology, notes, bibliography, and indices. Black & white plates.

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Duet With The Past : A Composer's Memoir.

Publisher: Mcfarland & Co
ISBN13: 9781476677378

Composer Hagen tells stories of his life from his infancy to the present day. He talks about both his music and his personal life. With a foreword by Bernard Jacobson, prelude, list of works and premieres, discography, and index. Black & white photos.

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James Bernard, Composer To Count Dracula : A Critical Biography.

Publisher: Mcfarland & Co
ISBN13: 9780786466139

…film composer who worked extensively in the horror genre over five decades. This book offers a biography of the composer, as well as close analysis of selections of his music. With a foreword by Ingrid Pitt, preface, glossary, filmography, notes, bibliography and index. Music examples. Black & white…

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Leslie Stuart : The Man Who Composed Florodora.

Publisher: Routledge
Series: Forgotten Stars Of The Musical Theatre
ISBN13: 9780415937474

Leslie Stuart was a leading composer of musical theater in the early 20th century. Born in Ireland, he came to America and scored a huge hit with his comedy Florodora. This is the story of his rise and fall. With a source list, works list, index, black & white photos and plates.

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Composing For The Red Screen : Prokofiev and Soviet Film.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Series: Oxford Music / Media Series
ISBN13: 9780199967599

…examination of the eight film scores composed by Prokofiev over the last two decades of his life. The author explores Prokfiev's relationship to film and to the demands of Soviet propaganda. With an introduction, appendix, notes, list of works cited, and index. Music examples. Black & white photos.

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Composing A World : Lou Harrison, Musical Wayfarer.

Publisher: Univ. Illinois Press
Series: Music In American Life
ISBN13: 9780252071881

A new edition of this look at the life and music of Harrison, who passed away in 2003. Includes an updated works catalog and minor corrections to the previous edition. The CD includes a sampling of Harrison's works. With an introduction, notes, bibliography, index and black & white photos.

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Composer As Graphic Artist / edited by Susanne Schaal and Angelika Storm-Rusche.

Publisher: Schott
ISBN13: 9783254002006

Black-and-white portrait of the composer; preface, curriculum vitae. All texts in German and English. Full color reproductions of the composer's sketches, drawings, paintings. A beautiful book!

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Contemporary Turkish Composers.

Publisher: Pan Yayincilik
ISBN13: 9789757652687

Brief entries in both Turkish and English on more than 50 of today's Turkish composers. Entries include a biographical sketch, work list, black &white photo, and facsimile plate. With an introduction, discography, and contact information.

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Oh, That Bleeding Lamg : For SATB Chorus / arr. Undine Smith Moore / Ed. Anton Armstrong.

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Series: St. Olaf Choral Series
ISBN13: 9780800656034

The St. Olaf Series brings this classic spiritual back into print. Moore is a much revered black composer whose works have been performed by choirs throughout the country.

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Composing For The Screen In Germany And The Ussr : Cultural Politics And Propaganda.

Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press
ISBN13: 9780253219541

Edited by Robynn J. Stilwell and Phil Powrie. Nine articles discuss various aspects of film scores in Germany and the Soviet Union during the 20th century. With an introduction, index and a few black & white photos.

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Composing In Words : William Alwyn On His Art / edited by Andrew Palmer.

Publisher: Toccata Press
Series: Musicians On Music
, No. 9
ISBN13: 9780907689713

With an introduction and indices. Appendix. Black & white photos. A collection of the most important writings of the important British musician Alwyn (1905-85), including autobiographical accounts, discussions of his compositions, and more.

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Adventures Of An American Composer : An Autobiography / edited by Neal and Ulla Colgrass.

Publisher: Meredith Music Publ.
ISBN13: 9781574631555

Part I: 1942-1949. Part II: 1950-1966. Part III: 1967-Present. With an introduction and appendix. Black & white photos. Colgrass tells the story of his life through a series of short anecdotes.

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Max Steiner : Composing Casablanca, and The Golden Age Of Film Music.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN13: 9781442231139

Steiner was one of the greatest composers during the studio era in Hollywood. He wrote dozens of film scores, but this book concentrates primarily on his score for Casablanca, shedding light both on the composer's style and the workings of Hollywood during this time. With a foreword by Wolfgang…

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Building Bridges With Music : Stories From A Composer's Life / edited by Jürgen Thym.

Publisher: Pendragon Press
Series: American Music & Musicians
, No. 4
ISBN13: 9781576473030

The memoirs of composer Adler, from his early childhood in Nazi Germany to his 2016 retirement from teaching. Adler touches on all aspects of his life and work. With a foreword by Robert S. Freeman, introduction by Jürgen Thym, appendices, and indices. Many color and black & white photos.

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Alejandro Garcia Caturla : A Cuban Composer In The Twentieth Century.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN13: 9780810843813

Garcia Caturla was an important figure in the Cuban music of the first half of the 20th century. This biography, the first of the composer in English, draws upon interviews, letters and other documents. With an introduction, work list, bibliography, indices, music examples and black & white photos.

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Napoléon Coste : Composer and Guitarist In The Musical Life of 19th-Century Paris.

Publisher: Digital Guitar Archives
ISBN13: 9780988387683

…of the life and work of the great composer and guitarist Coste. This book is a translation and elaboration of the author's PhD disseration at Utrecht University. With a prelude, introduction, appendices, bibliographies, and index. Music examples. Black & white photos and plates. The CD contains…

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I Am Not A Hero, I Am A Composer : Hanns Eisler In Hollywood.

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN13: 9783487147871

…to the United States in 1933, fleeing Nazi Germany. He was deported in 1948 following a hearing by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This book explores his life and work in America. With a preface, filmography, bibliography, personalia, and index. Music examples. Black & white photos.

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Arranging & Composing For The Small Ensemble : Jazz, R&B and Jazz-Rock - Revised Edition.

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN13: 9780882844695

This professional manual lets you share the secrets of David Baker's success. Baker explains his practical working techniques for piano trio, jazz quartet, four- and five-part writing, chord substitutions, voicings, bass patterns and much more.

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