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While many dream of a career as a singer/songwriter, few know
how to go about getting bookings, copywrighting and protecting
their songs, making promotional recordings, getting radio and print
coverage and negotiating contracts for appearances. This book
covers all of these topics and more, aimed at everyone from the
absolute beginner to the more seasoned performer, to help them
avoid the common pitfalls and problems encountered along the road
The authors draw on years of experience as songwriters and performers. They have conducted interviews with many singer/songwriters who share their experiences, both good and bad, as they've worked their way up from local gigs to full-time careers. Throughout, practical tips are highlighted and real-life stories help illuminate common issues faced by all performers/songwriters.
for SATB and organ, or harp and strings, to words by John Tauler (1300-61) A tender and lovely setting which is easy to sing. Particulary appropriate for weddings. The orchestral material is available on hire.
for SATB and organ or piano This enchanting setting of a text by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith is a welcome addition to the carol repertoire. With its endearing yet straightforward melody, it has broad appeal and is suitable for choirs of all abilities.
Set for SATB and piano, this carol is rhythmic and jazzy and is propelled forward by an insistent choral refrain, with a piano accompaniment.
"Global Minstrels: The World of World Music" introduces today's
leading performers from around the world. From urban nightclubbers
dancing to salsa to suburbanites relaxing with Cuban and Brazilian
melodies, to the host of pop and rock stars who have added
international flavors to their music, "world" sounds have become
part of the basic fabric of American life. At the same time, in
every American city, immigrants have used musical gatherings as a
way to bring their communities together. Including conversations
with dozens of artists from five continents, "Global Minstrels"
explores the breadth of the world music experience through the
voices of the musicians themselves. In the process, it gives a
unique view of the interactions of a globalizing society and
introduces readers to some of the most fascinating and thoughtful
artists working on the current scene.
The ultimate celebration of the world's favourite classical knees-up! With a foreword from Katie Derham Ever since Sir Henry Wood's Proms were first broadcast in 1927, Last Night has become an annual appointment for classical music lovers and is enjoyed by millions around the world. This first and official miscellany explores the history and traditions that have developed on the last night of the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival. Learn about the origins of the Proms and how it first got its name. Discover the stories behind iconic Last Night songs such as `Land of Hope and Glory', `Jerusalem' and `Fantasia on British Sea Songs', and prepare to Prom with our dos and don'ts guide for Last Night Prommers. From flag waving and `Rule, Britannia' to the most memorable conductors' speeches, and the story of how the Proms survived the Blitz, Last Night of the Proms: An Official Miscellany, is the perfect tribute to a uniquely British institution.
UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED AS A MUSICAL GENIUS, MILES DAVIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MUSICIANS IN THE WORLD. HERE, MILES SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
"M""iles: The Autobiography, "like Miles himself, holds nothing back. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, and many others.
The man who gave us some of the most exciting music of the twentieth century here gives us a compelling and fascinating autobiography, featuring a concise discography and thirty-two pages of photographs.
Disability, understood as culturally stigmatized bodily difference (including physical and mental impairments of all kinds), is a pervasive and permanent aspect of the human condition. While the biology of bodily difference is the proper study for science and medicine, the meaning that we attach to bodily difference is the proper study of humanists. The interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies has recently emerged to theorize social and cultural constructions of the meaning of disability. Although there has been an astonishing outpouring of humanistic work in Disability Studies in the past ten years, there has been virtually no echo in musicology or music theory. Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music is the first book-length work to focus on the historical and theoretical issues of music as it relates to disability. It shows that music, like literature and the other arts, simultaneously reflects and constructs cultural attitudes toward disability. Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music promises to be a landmark study for scholars and students of music, disability, and culture.
When the first edition of "Queering the Pitch" was published in
early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining
work in the new field of Gay Musicology. The first collection of
its kind, its contributors covered a wide range of subjects from
analysis of the work of gay composers to queer readings of
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Among the contributors were many
then-new scholars, --including the late Philip Brett (one of the
editors of the first edition), Susan McClary, Jennifer Rycenga,
Paul Attinello, and Martha Mockus--who have since become leaders in
"America's Songs" tells the "stories behind" the most beloved
popular songs of the last century. We all have songs that have a
special meaning in our lives; hearing them evokes a special time or
place. Little wonder that these special songs have become enduring
classics. Nothing brings the roarin '20s to life like "Tea for Two"
or "I'm just Wild About Harry"; the Great Depression is evoked in
all of its pain and misery in songs like "Brother Can You Spare a
Dime?; "God Bless America" revives the powerful hope that American
democracy promised to the world during the dark days of World War
II; "Young at Heart" evokes the postwar optimism of the '50s. And
then there are the countless songs of love, new romance, and
heartbreak: "As Time Goes By," "Always," "Am I Blue.,."the list is
A Christmas motet for SSATB unaccompanied or with ensemble
Opera: The Basics provides an excellent introduction to the performers and music that make opera an enduring and well-loved musical style. Featuring sidebars throughout the text that present studies of key operas and place the general discussion in context, this easy-to-use guide is logically organized and concludes with a bibliography, discography, and videography. Divided into two parts, Opera: The Basics: traces the origins of opera, and then introduces the student to its basic terminology; follows the history of major genres in opera, including serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera, and vernacular opera. Opera: The Basics gives a brief introduction to four centuries of opera, and is ideal for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical style.
A piece set for unison or two-part voices and piano.
Set for SATB unaccompanied, this folk-inspired Advent carol aims to be contemporary without losing the raw fervour of its medieval model.
for SATB and piano This is the fruit of a collaboration between the American poet and storyteller Brian Andreas and Bob Chilcott. It seeks to celebrate the essential good of humanity, expressed in the healing power of song. This is a piece of rare power and beauty that stands both as a heartfelt tribute to the victims of September 11, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit worldwide.
for SATB unaccompanied This is an exquisite piece, simple and homophonic in style, and with a luminescent beauty characteristic of many of Jackson's choral works. The piece begins quietly and reverently. There is a graceful soprano solo in the central section, after which the harmony opens out and richly blossoms in ecstatic praise of the Virgin Mary, before ending serenely as it began. Suitable for liturgical or concert use.
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