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Distant Land - A prayer for freedom (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): John Rutter Distant Land - A prayer for freedom (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
John Rutter
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 8 - 15 working days
Homecomings (Hardcover): Laura Bogan Homecomings (Hardcover)
Laura Bogan
R466 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R93 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Life of a Song Volume 2 - The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs (Hardcover): Jan Dalley, David... The Life of a Song Volume 2 - The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs (Hardcover)
Jan Dalley, David Cheal 1
R347 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R71 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

If The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" had been released under its original title, "Liverpool Sunset", would it have had the same impact? Was "Greensleeves" really written by Henry VIII? And how did The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" become globally adopted as a football chant? Like its bestselling predecessor, THE LIFE OF A SONG VOLUME 2 contains the stories of 50 songs, originally published in FT Weekend, that unearth each song's biography. These are also the stories of how songs took on new life following their release: how, for instance, "Wild Thing" helped launch the career of Jimi Hendrix in America. Packed with intriguing factoids, these bite-sized essays will delight music lovers and send you scurrying back to listen to the songs in all their beauty and mystery.

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Chris Salewicz Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Chris Salewicz 1
R484 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R143 (30%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery. Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since. From his own conversations with Jimmy, the rest of Led Zeppelin, old girlfriends, tour managers and session musicians to name but a few, Salewicz reveals the many trials and tribulations which transformed the middle class boy from the Surrey suburbs into one of rock's most enigmatic frontmen. Detailed, thrilling and expertly researched, Salewicz discovers a man who was prepared to die for his art; who justified heroin use so he could harness its narcotic focus whilst making albums, and who overcame numerous death threats during this time. A warrior magician, Salewicz delves into the many skeletons and eccentricities in Page's closet, contextualising him against a background of London gangsters, deaths, and power struggles which Page has continued to rail against to this day, even within his own band. As entertaining as it is insightful, and from a writer who experienced first-hand the Led Zeppelin furore, this promises to be as close to a Jimmy Page autobiography as fans can get.

I my Best-Beloved's am (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter I my Best-Beloved's am (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Within 8 - 15 working days

for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied I my Best-Beloved's am was written in 1999 for a BBC Singers broadcast concert on the theme of the Seven Sacraments. This a cappella anthem focuses on the theme of marriage - setting the nuptial responses from the old Tridentine Catholic marriage service and stanzas from Francis Quarles's poetic paraphrase of the Song of Solomon - but, as the Song of Solomon is often understood as symbolic of the love between Christ and his Church, is also suitable for use throughout the Church year. Gregorian chant is the prevalent musical influence, and the male and female voices are offset against each other in an effective contrast.

The Lover's Ghost (Sheet music, Vocal score): Oliver Tarney The Lover's Ghost (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Oliver Tarney
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 8 - 15 working days

for cambiata 1, cambiata 2, baritone, and piano An original composition on a traditional and well-loved text, this is a pulsating, rhythmic piece that displays Tarney's keen sense of texture and lines that appeal to young singers. The harmonic language is folk-inspired but with exciting chromatic shifts that are part of the composer's accomplished style.

Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised... Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins
R211 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R42 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Health and Safety (Sheet music, CCBar vocal score): Alan Bullard Health and Safety (Sheet music, CCBar vocal score)
Alan Bullard
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Within 8 - 15 working days

for CCBar and piano This original suite, written for the Warwickshire Youth Choir, represents an extended concert item at the centre of the Emerging Voices series. It sets anonymous instructions found in packaging to general household goods, providing amusing and theatrical highlights as well as musical interplay and formal episodes.

Die Bram Fischer wals (Afrikaans, Paperback): Harry Kalmer Die Bram Fischer wals (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Harry Kalmer
R165 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R34 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Hoewel hy algemeen bekend is as die Afrikaner-Kommunis wat vir Nelson Mandela van die galg gered het, is bitter min bekend oor Bram Fischer die man. Fischer was 'n gerespekteerde senior advokaat by die Johannesburgse Balie, wat gekies het om hom by die onderdruktes te skaar en wat ondergronds gegaan het om by die gewapende stryd aan te sluit. Hy is op 5 November 1965 in hegtenis geneem nadat hy vir bykans tien maande op vlug was. "Ek is dit verskuldig aan politieke gevangenes, aan die uitgewekenes, aan die wat stilgemaak is en diegene onder huisarres om nie 'n toeskouer te bly nie, maar op te tree." Na Bram Fischer die woorde uit sy verklaring voorgelees het, wat hy in die beskuldigdebank tydens sy hoogverraadverhoor gelewer het, is hy lewenslange tronkstraf opgele. As afstammeling van 'n trotse Afrikanerfamilie, wat 'n eerste minister en 'n regterpresident van die Oranje-Vrystaat ingesluit het, was hy 'n onwaarskynlike held van die bevrydingstryd. Fischer was beginselvas ten opsigte van sy politieke oortuiginge en aangevuur deur sy onwrikbare integriteit en sy verbintenis tot die droom van 'n nie-rassige demokrasie, maar ook 'n humoristiese, opgewekte mens en 'n toegewyde gesinsman vir sy vrou en kinders. Die vele fasette van die merkwaardige man word weerspieel in Die Bram Fischer Wals, Harry Kalmer se liriese huldeblyk. Die bondige, maar kragtige solostuk, met die protagonis as die verteller, neem die gehoor op 'n emosionele reis soos Fischer se verhaal ontvou. Die opvoering het in 2013 'n silwer Standard Bank Ovation-prys gewen met die premiere van die Engelse weergawe by die Nasionale Kunstefees in Grahamstad. Dit is in 2014 bekroon met die Adelaide Tambo-prys vir menseregte in die kunste. Die teks word aangevul met 'n voorwoord deur adv. George Bizos, 'n inleiding deur die dramaturg waarin hy vertel oor die pad wat daartoe gelei het dat hy die drama geskryf het en 'n nawoord deur Yvonne Malan, getiteld "Die krag van morele moed".

Mary's Child (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott Mary's Child (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 8 - 15 working days

for SATB unaccompanied and optional flute This warm and tender carol sets an evocative text by Norman Nicholson depicting Mary's gentle nurturing of her child. There is a beautiful simplicity in Chilcott's setting, which features sumptuous harmonies, lyrical melodies, and an optional part for flute that weaves in and out of the texture. The flute part is printed in the vocal score.

O Holy Night (Sheet music, Vocal score): Katie Melua, Bob Chilcott O Holy Night (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Katie Melua, Bob Chilcott
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 8 - 15 working days
There is a flow'r (Sheet music, Vocal score): Malcolm Archer There is a flow'r (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Malcolm Archer
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 8 - 15 working days
Nickelodeon Rugrats Guide To Adulting (Hardcover): Rachel Bozek Nickelodeon Rugrats Guide To Adulting (Hardcover)
Rachel Bozek 1
R166 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R56 (34%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Master the struggle of everyday adult life with help from everyone's favorite babies! Relive classic moments from the beloved 90s Nickelodeon TV show, The Rugrats. 90s kids might be all grown up now, but adulting is hard work. The Nickelodeon Rugrats: Guide to Adulting is a nostalgic guide to relationships, work, and living a healthy lifestyle from iconic Rugrats characters including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Grandpa Lou. Even outspoken Angelica is on hand with some hard-hitting truths on how to live your best life. Packed with throwbacks to the original animated series, this bold and colorful book is the perfect gift for twenty-something fans of Nickelodeon who are still dumb babies at heart. Produced in collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Nickelodeon Rugrats: Guide to Adulting is an affectionate and amusing reflection on modern life, for a new generation of adults who have fond memories of their favorite childhood cartoons.

Leon Gaspard - The Call of Distant Places (Hardcover): Forrest Fenn, Carleen Milburn Leon Gaspard - The Call of Distant Places (Hardcover)
Forrest Fenn, Carleen Milburn
R1,949 Discovery Miles 19 490 Within 7 - 11 working days
Bon: The Last Highway (Paperback): Jesse Fink Bon: The Last Highway (Paperback)
Jesse Fink 1
R215 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R36 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

When it was first published in 2017, Jesse Fink's masterful biography of Bon Scott became an international sensation: it made the cover of Classic Rock magazine, threats were made against the author, and there was talk among some AC/DC fans of boycotts and book burnings. So why the uproar?

The legend of the man known around the world as 'Bon' grows with each passing year. In death, AC/DC's trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon. But so much of his story is myth.

Bon: The Last Highway tells the unvarnished truth.

The 1977–80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn’t a harder working band on the road in America. But, as Fink reveals in a journey that takes the reader from Austin to Miami to London, the relentless AC/DC machine was threatening to fall apart.

With unprecedented access to Bon's lovers, newly unearthed documents and a trove of never-before-seen photos, this updated edition contains a new introduction and more revelations about the singer's death, which should dispel once and for all the idea that Scott succumbed to acute alcohol poisoning on 19 February 1980.

Meticulously researched and packed with fresh information, Bon: The Last Highway is an affectionate, honest tribute to a titan of rock music.

The Gospel Train (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ian Crawford The Gospel Train (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ian Crawford
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Within 8 - 15 working days

for CCBar and piano This arrangement of the well-loved spiritual celebrates gospel style in all its colours, through rhythm, close harmony, memorable melody, and piano riffs. Ian Crawford is Director of Music at The King's School in Macclesfield and musical director of Cambiata North West.

Nobody Leaves - Impressions of Poland (Paperback): Ryszard Kapuscinski Nobody Leaves - Impressions of Poland (Paperback)
Ryszard Kapuscinski
R203 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R66 (33%) Within 8 - 15 working days

'A masterpiece ... a moving image of post-war Poland, and the first breathing of one of the essential voices of the twentieth century... the master of literary reportage' The Times Literary Supplement When the great traveller-reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski was a young journalist in the early 1960s, he was sent to write about the farthest reaches of his native Poland. The resulting essays brought together here reveal a place as strange as any of the distant lands he visited on foreign assignments: caught between ties to the past and dreams of escape, a country on the edge of modernity. 'Kapuscinski trascends the limitations of journalism and writes with the narrative power of a Conrad or Kipling or Orwell' Blake Morrison

Star Trek Designing Starships Volume 2 - Voyager and Beyond (Hardcover): Ben Robinson, Marcus Reily Star Trek Designing Starships Volume 2 - Voyager and Beyond (Hardcover)
Ben Robinson, Marcus Reily 1
R552 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R165 (30%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Country Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs to Colour in (Paperback): Monique Day-Wilde Country Daydreams - Hand Drawn Designs to Colour in (Paperback)
Monique Day-Wilde 2
R89 Discovery Miles 890 In stock

With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to fill your daydreams with shapes and images from country surroundings. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate combinations and unusual perspectives, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.

The Lord is my shepherd (Sheet music, Vocal score): Howard Skempton The Lord is my shepherd (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Howard Skempton
R60 Discovery Miles 600 Within 8 - 15 working days
O clap your hands (Sheet music, Vocal score): David Bednall O clap your hands (Sheet music, Vocal score)
David Bednall
R55 Discovery Miles 550 Within 8 - 15 working days

for SATB unaccompanied This high-energy, majestic setting of well-known words from the psalms is a welcome addition to the service repertory. The changing metre brings the text to the fore, and the semiquaver movement that passes between parts creates a sense of motion and drive that is fitting for this uplifting and joyous hymn of praise.

Everyday Wonders - The Girl from Aleppo (Sheet music, Vocal score): Cecilia McDOWALL Everyday Wonders - The Girl from Aleppo (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Cecilia McDOWALL
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Within 8 - 15 working days

Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo tells the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Kurdish teenager with cerebral palsy forced by war to flee her home and embark on an arduous journey to Europe with her sister. It sets a specially-written text by Kevin Crossley-Holland and is in five movements: 'Orphans of the World' is centred on Nujeen's life in Aleppo; 'Thousands milling at the border', 'I had never seen the sea before', and 'A lost tribe pushed from border to border' depict a refugee's perilous route across borders and waters; and 'Everyday Wonders', in which the teenager reflects on the 'everyday' joys of her new life. In response to the vivid text McDowall employs a wealth of musical effects, including chorales, rhythmic spoken sections, body percussion, and a solo violin part infused with Middle Eastern flavours. The prevailing mood of Nujeen's story is embodied by the final line of a chorale that opens and closes this unique concert work: 'singing the song of life itself.'

Cal 2019 Wings of Angels (Calendar): Malak Cal 2019 Wings of Angels (Calendar)
Malak
R291 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R54 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Haul away, Joe! (Sheet music): Andy Brooke Haul away, Joe! (Sheet music)
Andy Brooke
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Within 8 - 15 working days

for CCBar & piano This fine arrangement of the popular sea-shanty 'Haul away' provides enjoyment and learning opportunities through call-and-response, opportunities for solos, amusing (and historical) lyrics, and an appealing, catchy chorus. A footnote makes further suggestions for choreography and how to inject the drama of the open seas.

Vyftig Vurig En Fabulous (Afrikaans, Paperback): Brumilda Van Rensburg Vyftig Vurig En Fabulous (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Brumilda Van Rensburg 1
R89 Discovery Miles 890 Within 10 - 15 working days

Brümilda van Rensburg is ʼn magneet vir komplimente. Hoe lyk ʼn mens vir só goed? Waar kry sy haar styl vandaan? Hoe is sy op vyftig plus steeds ʼn rolmodel vir twenty-something aktrises? En waar steek sy haar mojo-resep weg?

Brümilda van Rensburg is ʼn magneet vir komplimente. Hoe lyk ʼn mens vir só goed? Waar kry sy haar styl vandaan? Hoe is sy op vyftig plus steeds ʼn rolmodel vir twenty-something aktrises? En waar steek sy haar mojo-resep weg?In Vyftig,vurig en fabulous gee Brümilda die antwoorde. Dis nie ʼn outobiografie nie, maar dit gee die leser wél ʼn kykie op wie sy is en wie haar help vorm het. ʼn Inspirasieboek!

Brümilda verklap dat wie sy is iets te doen het met die verlede. Met mense en hulle invloed op haar lewe. Wie jy is, het baie te doen met wie jy jou omring en styl kan nie gekoop word nie. Brumilda het geleer dat enkellopendheid jou nie definieer nie, maar jou uitdaag. Dat wanneer jou paadjie nie noodwendig uitdraai soos jy hoop nie, die road less travelled soms ander verrassings bied. Die geheim tot sensualiteit, het iets te doen met denke, dade en leefstyl.

Maar een ding is irrelevant Lees en vind uit wat dit is! Brümilda se bates (innerlik én uiterlik) is binne jou bereik. Van vandag af kan jy stylvol, smeulend, vervuld en tydloos volvrou wees.

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