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An inspiring story of one man’s rise from poverty and oppression to success and fame in the international world of opera...
It is a difficult undertaking for any human to escape the cycle of poverty, but to do so from one of the world’s most complex political systems, with a brutal history of segregation and deprivation, is nothing short of a miracle. Yet Musa Ngqungwana’s story doesn’t end there. Not only did he manage to extricate himself from his impoverished past, but he found his way to the great opera houses of the world, attaining immense success in an affluent art form that bears no resemblance to his upbringing or culture. Musa’s life and career are proof that any human can overcome the devastating effects of discrimination and poverty.
Odyssey Of An African Opera Singer chronicles Musa’s journey from the townships of South Africa to the world stage. It is a story of hope, showing how humans, no matter their situation, have the opportunity to claim their gifts, develop them and use them to help others in need. A captivating story that will inspire anyone who has ever had a dream...
Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish shares an intimate inside look at her life - both on and off the stage - in this stunning, photo-filled book.
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flair and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering, award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it's no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions, month after month. She is that rare combination of both wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once-in-a-generation superstar.
Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book captures the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan.
Recommended for ages 14 and over.
Hierdie bundel is 'n keur uit Anton se liedjies; (hi)stories en "his stories", fabels en feite. Goosen se musiekloopbaan strek reeds oor 25 jaar - 15 albums, 2 SARIE-toekennings, 2 SAMA-toekennings en 'n Geraas-toekenning (2002) vir sy bydrae tot Afrikaanse musiek. Sy werk word gekenmerk deur reisverhale (Liedjieboer), kulturele ontwaking (Lappiesland) en stedelike beskouings (City/Stad).
for SATB and piano or small orchestra John Rutter's arrangement of this popular Christmas-themed African-American spiritual is lively and joyful, with a hillbilly flavour and a hint of bluegrass fiddle. Conductor's scores and instrumental parts are available on sale and on hire/rental.
Stanley Baxter delighted over 20 million viewers at a time with his television specials. His pantos became legendary. His divas and dames were so good they were beyond description. Baxter was a most brilliant cowboy Coward, a smouldering Dietrich. He found immense laughs as Formby and Liberace. And his sex-starved Tarzan swung in a way Hollywood could never have imagined. But who is the real Stanley Baxter? The comedy actor's talents are matched only by his past reluctance to colour in the detail of his own character. Now, the man behind the mischievous grin, the twinkling eyes and the once- Brylcreemed coiffure is revealed. In a tale of triumphs and tragedies, of giant laughs and great falls from grace, we discover that while the enigmatic entertainer could play host to hundreds of different voices, the role he found most difficult to play was that of Stanley Baxter.
The Pearson Edexcel AS/A level Anthology of Music introduces the AS and A level set works to a new generation of musicians and will inspire them to develop their music knowledge, understanding and skills and will help them prepare for their assessment. Published in partnership with Edition Peters and Faber Music, and edited by Julia Winterson, the printed Anthology contains: * printed music scores of all 53 new set works in a single volume * a preface to each score, setting the piece in context, highlighting key themes * listening awareness points and suggestions for wider listening * glossary of key terms used in each set work.
Since its first publication, The Artist's Way has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron guides readers in uncovering problems and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to open up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery. The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery: The Morning Pages and The Artist Date. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. A revolutionary programme for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
for SATB unaccompanied This collection of 27 Russian sacred choral works was compiled and edited by Russian music scholar and choral director Noelle Mann, who was curator of the Prokofiev Archive at the Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths College, until her death in 2010.
Suitable for unison voices and piano, this work contains a shortened version of the original with a simplified piano accompaniment.
Have you met Ms. Jones? One weekend night on prime time television, a then-unknown singer and vital part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz pop scene skyrocketed to fame overnight after a now iconic performance on Saturday Night Live. The year was 1979, the song 'Chuck E's in Love,' and the singer, donning her trademark red beret, was the soon to be pronounced 'Duchess of Coolsville' (Time), Rickie Lee Jones. Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever account of the life of one of rock's hardest working women, in her own words. With candour and lyricism Rickie Lee Jones takes us on the journey of her exceptional life: from her nomadic childhood as the granddaughter of vaudevillian performers to her father's abandonment of the family and her years as a teenage runaway, from her beginnings at LA's Troubadour club to her tumultuous relationship with Tom Waits, her battle with drugs, motherhood as a touring artist and longevity as a woman in rock and roll. These are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a songwriter and performer who has been a major influence on contemporary popular culture.
'Riveting, taking in prejudice as well as sacrifice. There are 4.30am starts, lost instruments, fractured wrists, all captured with vivid flourishes. A paean to camaraderie.' Observer Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. The eldest has released her first album, showcasing the works of Clara Schumann. These siblings don't come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it? Their mother, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. What comes out is a beautiful and heartrending memoir of the power of determination, camaraderie and a lot of hard work. The Kanneh-Masons are a remarkable family. But what truly sparkles in this eloquent memoir is the joyous affirmation that children are a gift and we must do all we can to nurture them.
With a series of 'music in care' books aimed at supporting adults through a range of life's situations using music, John Osborne has collaborated with a new young author to bring fresh perspective on how the power of music can affect a young person's life. Coping with moving to a new school can be a difficult and challenging time for any young person but it can be even more problematic if you are on the autistic spectrum. This book tells the story of Luke Fiddes a remarkable young man and talented musician. It explains how Luke became aware of his different and special status and how he learnt to manage this. It also contains a self help manual for all young people which is designed to help deal with the struggles of adolescence using personalised music. This heartwarming, funny and frank account of Luke's journey gives a remarkable insight into some of the challenges but also the surprising benefits of living with Asperger syndrome. "I love my autism because I love music." Luke Fiddes
Henry Playford's 1722 compilation of one, two and three part music, edited for modern choirs by Francis Roads.
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