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The Angel Gabriel (Sheet music, Vocal score): Michael Higgins The Angel Gabriel (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Michael Higgins
R73 Discovery Miles 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSSSAATBB unaccompanied In this haunting arrangement of the well-known carol, Higgins creates a mystical soundscape by layering a single motif in a four-part soprano canon. These repetitions echo throughout and support the various textures explored in each verse, producing a dramatic and atmospheric setting of the Basque carol. Suitable for chamber and concert choir.

30-Second Jazz - The 50 most fundamental concepts in physics, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Dave Gelly 30-Second Jazz - The 50 most fundamental concepts in physics, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Dave Gelly
R232 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For its initiates, jazz is instinctive and engaging-the way that popular music should be. For non-aficionados, it can be slippery and difficult to grasp: without familiar forms or a hard-and-fast format, and largely ruled by improvisation, jazz leaves the novice baffled, not sure how to listen, and asking "how is it that they know what to play?" 30-Second Jazz explains, in easy, short riffs that keep you engaged, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to today's global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style, and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon-and at what might be expected next from this most diverse of musical forms.

30-Second Opera - The 50 crucial concepts, roles and performers, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Hugo Shirley 30-Second Opera - The 50 crucial concepts, roles and performers, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Hugo Shirley
R232 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds. Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture yet in modern times it has become caricatured as exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long. 30-Second Opera raises the curtain so that anyone can enjoy opera, classical or contemporary, without the elitism. Compiled by opera buffs, not the bourgeoisie, it serves up all you need to enjoy the spectacle, the music, and above all the voices - from Farinelli to femme fatale.

Make we joy now in this fest (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ian Assersohn Make we joy now in this fest (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ian Assersohn
R73 Discovery Miles 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied In this lively 6/8 setting, Assersohn explores a macaronic 15th-century text ('A Patre Unigenitus/Through a maiden is come'), with its exclamations of 'Eya!' reinforcing festive celebration. Featuring modal harmonies and energetic rhythms, this carol promises to be a fresh, uplifting, and accessible addition to any Christmas programme.

Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score): Gordon THORNETT Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Gordon THORNETT
R73 Discovery Miles 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB (with divisions) and piano or orchestra Thornett's setting of this Epiphany text, also known as 'Brightest and best', makes effective use of arching melodies and a variety of choral textures. The piece builds to a dramatic final verse with a soprano/tenor descant, before a gentle ending. The accompaniment features bell effects and quotations of Gruber's famous 'Silent night' melody. For choirs who are low on male numbers, there are options for omitting tenor and bass divisi parts.

Scottish Castles (Paperback): David Cook Scottish Castles (Paperback)
David Cook
R139 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R43 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A compendium of 28 beautiful, historical Scottish Castles for local and visitor alike Scotland: A land with rich history, wild landscapes and some of the most beautiful castles on Earth. There have been over 2000 castles in scottish history; some have been preserved in superb condition, some lie in picturesque ruin and others have been resigned to historical records. Discover the story of the well-trodden fortress of Edinburgh Castle, uncover the beautiful remoteness of Eileen Donan and learn all about Castle Urquhart, on the banks of Loch Ness. These are the sites of feuds, the homes of royalty and the locations of great battles. This Pitkin guide takes the reader on a tour of 28 of Scotland's most magnificent castles. Revised for 2019, it makes a perfect addition to the literature for any visitor to the country.

Brutally Honest (Paperback, Exclusive Export/Airport Edition): Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon Brutally Honest (Paperback, Exclusive Export/Airport Edition)
Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
R390 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R92 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl and the truth behind the headlines

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposť of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success.

With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything - Successful pictures from your digital camera (Hardcover): Tom Ang How to Photograph Absolutely Everything - Successful pictures from your digital camera (Hardcover)
Tom Ang 1
R646 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R216 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This practical guide will teach you how to take the best possible photo in any situation imaginable with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang. Full of essential advice, hints, and tips, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything gives you straightforward instructions on what equipment you will need, the best approach for each subject, how to compose your shot and find the right light, and how to frame your shot effectively. Checklists offer you guidance on getting results and "tricks of the trade" show you how to turn a good picture into a great one. From still-life to sports photography, cityscapes and landscapes, and tackling children's parties to capturing the magic of seasonal celebrations, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything is the essential guide to improving your digital photography skills and getting the most out of your camera.

A Simple Gloria (Sheet music, Vocal score): Libby Larsen A Simple Gloria (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Libby Larsen
R87 Discovery Miles 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
This endris night (Sheet music, Vocal score): Sarah Quartel This endris night (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSAA unaccompanied or with optional handbells, percussion, or organ Sarah Quartel brings a fresh take on a familiar fifteenth-century text in this carol for upper voices. The dialogue between Mary and the infant Jesus is woven to a beguiling folk-like melody, in 6/8 metre, through each of the voice parts, with each verse ending in the lilting refrain 'Lully, by by, lullay'. The carol may be sung unaccompanied, though for added sparkle there is an optional part for handbells (or percussion or organ).

100% My Type On Paper - A Doodling Canoodling Activity Book (Paperback): Verity Blythe 100% My Type On Paper - A Doodling Canoodling Activity Book (Paperback)
Verity Blythe 1
R185 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R58 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Is there a hole in your week where a certain TV dating show used to be? Do you want to dive back into the pool of shimmering amorous advances and bantz? Are you feeling totally mugged off and a complete Tuna Melt? If these words make sense to you then step right in and let’s get grafting. If they don’t make sense to you then where have you been?

100% My Type on Paper is a doodling activity book for everyone. Unleash your inner love goddess and explore your romantic side through a series of buzzin’ un-psychometric and 100% unscientific tests, such as:

- Draw a head on this buff torso, and draw the lower half of his body. Draw him with swim shorts on, or draw him without. You decide.

- It’s your birthday pool party! Draw up a drinks menu, make a playlist and plan your theme. Unicorn Princess? Roman Harem? Who would you invite?

- Think about your friends and draw up your own Girl Code. Who is playing by the rules and who needs a talking to?

With general lifestyle tips that will arm you with everything you need to crack on with life and love, 100% My Type on Paper will take you to the heat of a Mediterranean island even if it’s a wet Wednesday in Worthing.

Adam lay ybounden (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ben Parry Adam lay ybounden (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ben Parry
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Jesus Child (Sheet music, Two-part vocal score): John Rutter Jesus Child (Sheet music, Two-part vocal score)
John Rutter; Arranged by Kenneth Pont
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback): Jack Denton Pikes Peak, America's Mountain (Paperback)
Jack Denton
R1,063 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R268 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mentors - How to Help and Be Helped (Hardcover): Russell Brand Mentors - How to Help and Be Helped (Hardcover)
Russell Brand
R356 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R90 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sea Change - Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking (Hardcover): Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck Sea Change - Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking (Hardcover)
Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck
R850 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R162 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sea Change takes you on an evocative journey into the secret life of an almost unknown ecosystem; the beautiful kelp forest of Southern Africa. Craig and Ross spent eight years exploring this sea forest together, diving almost every day. This is the story of what they found in the wild, and how it has transformed their lives.

CRAIG FOSTER is an award-winning filmmaker and avid naturalist. He has received over sixty international awards, including the Golden Panda, the “Oscar” of natural history filmmaking. He grew up foraging and diving on the Cape Peninsula and for the past eight years has pledged to dive in the kelp forest 365 times a year. Craig has worked closely with some of the world’s top kelp forest biologists, archaeologists, anthropologists and San rock art experts. He also spent many years studying with master San bushmen trackers in the Kalahari and it is from these experiences that he formed his underwater tracking method. This is his fourth book.

ROSS FRYLINCK has been exploring the South African coastline as a surfer and free-diver for most of his life. He started the Wavescape Ocean Festival, and has been pioneering ocean conservation and culture in South Africa for the past 15 years. He was once a commissioning editor for Cambridge University Press, and has been telling stories about the sea since his first school essay..

Lights, Camera, Magic! - The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover, Edition): Ian Nathan Lights, Camera, Magic! - The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Hardcover, Edition)
Ian Nathan 1
R449 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R165 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Return to the Wizarding World and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought the thrilling next chapter of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts story to the big screen. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reunites fans with Magizoologist Newt Scamander and his friends, Tina, Queenie & Jacob as they travel from 1920s New York via London to Paris and encounter a wizarding world threatened by the rise of Gellert Grindelwald. Explore the filmmaking magic behind the story in Lights, Camera, Magic!, and visit a wizard's hatful of brand new locations never before seen on screen. The compelling narrative tells the full story behind the film, from script to screen, with profiles of the key characters and revealing insights from J. K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and many others. Also included are sections on Costume, Set Design, Make-up, Special Effects & Props, all of which are illuminated by interviews with Academy Award (R)-winners David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Ed Sheeran (Hardcover, Edition): Sean Smith Ed Sheeran (Hardcover, Edition)
Sean Smith 1
R404 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R122 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ed Sheeran is a true inspiration. His moving and uplifting songs forge a lasting connection with the millions of people around the world who love him and his music. He was the thirteen-year-old guitarist in a school rock band when he decided to become a singer-songwriter, even though he could barely hold a tune and had never written a song. Within a year, he had recorded an album in his bedroom. Bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little boy with a stammer who, avoiding flashy showmanship, grew up to be a global phenomenon. Through compelling new research and interviews, he tells the story of Ed's remarkable mum and dad who gave their son the courage to pursue his dream, the friends and mentors who encouraged him and the lovers who inspired his most famous songs. Smith describes the setbacks Ed faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John's management company, a record deal and a song that changed everything - with a little help from Taylor Swift. Ed found it difficult to cope with the world at his feet, but a new relationship with a girl from his home town has brought him happiness and a fresh purpose in life. Now he is the most successful solo star on the planet, earning GBP83 million last year. Yet in the middle of his record-breaking 2018 UK tour, he played for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless. As this captivating book reveals, there's no one quite like Ed.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Sheet music, Vocal score): Sarah Quartel Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSA and piano This atmospheric setting of familiar words from Shakespeare's As You Like It is sprightly and uplifting, with singers being asked by the composer to perform with 'a bit of frost and a knowing smile'. Blow, blow, thou winter wind was originally published in the collection Hark, hark, the lark.

Best. Movie. Year. Ever. - How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen (Hardcover): Brian Raftery Best. Movie. Year. Ever. - How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen (Hardcover)
Brian Raftery 1
R533 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R140 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Too Much Is Not Enough - A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood (Hardcover): Andrew Rannells Too Much Is Not Enough - A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood (Hardcover)
Andrew Rannells
R467 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R122 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback): Richard Happer Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback)
Richard Happer 1
R424 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R121 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay. Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons. Places include: * Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. * Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago. * Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie. * Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill. * Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned. * St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.

A Prayer to St John the Baptist (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL A Prayer to St John the Baptist (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ Written for the 2018 BBC Advent broadcast sung by the choir of St John's College, Cambridge, A Prayer to St John the Baptist sets an artfully crafted text that combines Guido d'Arezzo's Ut queant laxis (itself a Hymn to John the Baptist, as well as a medieval music-teaching mnemonic) with Thomas Merton's poem on the same subject. The organ's flowing quavers represent Merton's baptismal 'rivers of water', while the largely octatonic melodies conjure a tellingly mysterious atmosphere.

The Waiting Sky (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score): Oliver Tarney The Waiting Sky (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score)
Oliver Tarney
R87 Discovery Miles 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSAA unaccompanied Oliver Tarney has re-worked his popular unaccompanied minature The Waiting Sky for upper voices. The evocative text by Lucia Quinault depicts a rural winter scene, and is skilfully set to music by Oliver Tarney to create a lucidly reflective piece. There is a sense in both the text and the music of waiting for the 'shining star' and, while it would make a beautiful addition to a concert programme at other times of the year, the setting is perfect as a reflective carol for Advent, anticipating the wonder of the birth of Christ.

The Anatomy of Treehouses - New Buildings From an Old Tradition (Hardcover): Jane Field-Lewis The Anatomy of Treehouses - New Buildings From an Old Tradition (Hardcover)
Jane Field-Lewis
R710 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R278 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design and engineering solutions. This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses - whatever your age. These boltholes perched above the ground appeal to those of us who want to get close to nature without forgoing any creature comforts... there are treehouses with wood-burning stoves, some with copper baths and some with elevated linking walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. There are also free-standing structures on stilts inspired by the physical tree but not attached in any way. The book offers both visual inspiration from the specially commissioned photography but also the human stories behind the creation and design of these treehouses. The text covers topics such as the plan, structure, materials and decoration, colour palette and texture, and style notes to bring to life the personal and interesting story behind each treehouse featured in the book.

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