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Odyssey Of An African Opera Singer (Paperback): Musa Ngqungwana Odyssey Of An African Opera Singer (Paperback)
Musa Ngqungwana 1
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 9 - 14 working days

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...

Edexcel AS/A Level Anthology of Music (Paperback): Julia Winterson Edexcel AS/A Level Anthology of Music (Paperback)
Julia Winterson
R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Hitte Vannie Teerpad - Songs Van Die Liedjieboer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anton Goosen Hitte Vannie Teerpad - Songs Van Die Liedjieboer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anton Goosen
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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).

The Real Stanley Baxter (Hardcover): Brian Beacom The Real Stanley Baxter (Hardcover)
Brian Beacom; Interview of Stanley Baxter; Foreword by Billy Connolly
R520 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

For the Beauty of the Earth (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): John Rutter For the Beauty of the Earth (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
John Rutter
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
New Orleans - The Underground Guide, 4th Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Michael Patrick Welch, Brian Boyles, Zack Smith,... New Orleans - The Underground Guide, 4th Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Michael Patrick Welch, Brian Boyles, Zack Smith, Jonathan Traviesa
R490 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New Orleans: The Underground Guide shows visitors how to experience the Big Easy like a local, looking past staples like beignets and Bourbon Street to reveal a city bursting with contemporary and experimental art, genre-busting DJs, international cuisines, and even kid-friendly activities. This fully updated edition offers an expansive collection of alternative recommendations for exploring the city of Mardi Gras, brass bands, and weekly festivals. Featuring over two hundred new entries on local bands, rappers, restaurants with live music, galleries, and more, this guidebook takes readers on a one-of-a-kind journey through New Orleans, giving advice on everything from what thrift stores and bookshops to visit to what bands to catch in concert and what parades to attend. Lead author Michael Patrick Welch provides a detailed guide of the less traditional, more adventurous side of New Orleans, from bars that hold readings of poetry and erotic literature to costume shops that sell handmade masks, party supplies, and all the parade throws you can carry. Drawing on the wisdom of New Orleans celebrities, journalists, artists, and musicians from throughout the Crescent City, the fourth edition of New Orleans: The Underground Guide is an authentic and reliable resource for where locals listen to music, art hop, shop, eat, drink, and let loose.

Touched by the Sun - My Friendship with Jackie (Paperback): Carly Simon Touched by the Sun - My Friendship with Jackie (Paperback)
Carly Simon
R333 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Who Say Reload - The Stories Behind the Classic Drum & Bass Records of the 90s (Hardcover): Paul Terzulli, Eddie Otchere Who Say Reload - The Stories Behind the Classic Drum & Bass Records of the 90s (Hardcover)
Paul Terzulli, Eddie Otchere
R626 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R119 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Berkmann's Pop Miscellany (Hardcover): Marcus Berkmann Berkmann's Pop Miscellany (Hardcover)
Marcus Berkmann
R387 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Marcus Berkmann was for many years the pop critic of the Spectator, waiting like most freelances to get fired. He's also the author of the bestselling Berkmann's Cricket Miscellany, concentrating on the ridiculous true stories and the weird characters of that most eccentric of sports. Here he combines the two, in a wildly entertaining ride through the galloping absurdities of pop, from Elvis Presley's real hair colour, through Janet Jackson's more intimate piercings, to Courtney Love's hatred of cheese. Why does Bono always wear sunglasses? Did Ozzy Osbourne really urinate on the Alamo? What actually happened at Keith Moon's 21st birthday party at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan? There's sex, there's drugs, there's violence, there's even a little rock 'n' roll from time to time. But mainly there are vital questions, now finally answered. Which notable guitarist has unfeasibly tiny hands? Which Britpop star was forced to wear lederhosen as a child? Who said, 'The majority of pop stars are compete idiots in every respect'? And was she wrong?

Go, Tell it on the Mountain (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Go, Tell it on the Mountain (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback): Julia Cameron The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Paperback)
Julia Cameron
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

Easy Gershwin for Saxophone - Fourteen Songs for Saxophone and Piano (Sheet music): George Gershwin Easy Gershwin for Saxophone - Fourteen Songs for Saxophone and Piano (Sheet music)
George Gershwin; Arranged by John Davies, Paul Harris
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 In stock

Suitable for E flat saxophone and piano. This work contains 14 of Gershwin's classic songs arranged for saxophonists of about grades 1 to 5.

Russian Sacred Music for Choirs (Sheet music, Vocal score): Noelle Mann Russian Sacred Music for Choirs (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Noelle Mann
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Long Players - Writers on the Albums that Shaped Them (Hardcover): Tom Gatti Long Players - Writers on the Albums that Shaped Them (Hardcover)
Tom Gatti
R324 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R56 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our favourite albums are our most faithful companions: we listen to them hundreds of times over decades, we know them far better than any novel or film. These records don't just soundtrack our lives but work their way deep inside us, shaping our outlook and identity, forging our friendships and charting our love affairs. They become part of our story. In Long Players, fifty of our finest authors write about the albums that changed their lives, from Deborah Levy on Bowie to Daisy Johnson on Lizzo, Ben Okri on Miles Davis to David Mitchell on Joni Mitchell, Sarah Perry on Rachmaninov to Bernardine Evaristo on Sweet Honey in the Rock. Part meditation on the album form and part candid self-portrait, each of these miniature essays reveals music's power to transport the listener to a particular time and place. REM's Automatic for the People sends Olivia Laing back to first love and heartbreak, Bjork's Post resolves a crisis of faith and sexuality for a young Marlon James, while Fragile by Yes instils in George Saunders the confidence to take his own creative path. This collection is an intoxicating mix of memoir and music writing, spanning the golden age of vinyl and the streaming era, and showing how a single LP can shape a writer's mind. Featuring writing from Deborah Levy, Bernardine Evaristo, Patricia Lockwood, Marlon James, Daisy Johnson, Eimear McBride, Billy Bragg, George Saunders, Meg Rosoff, Sarah Perry, David Mitchell, Ben Okri, Neil Gaiman, Olivia Laing, Tracey Thorn, Will Self, Ian Rankin, Lionel Shriver, Rachel Kushner, among many others.

Synthesizer Evolution - From Analogue to Digital and Back (Paperback): Oli Freke Synthesizer Evolution - From Analogue to Digital and Back (Paperback)
Oli Freke
R495 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Next Elvis - Searching for Stardom at Sun Records (Hardcover): Barbara Barnes Sims The Next Elvis - Searching for Stardom at Sun Records (Hardcover)
Barbara Barnes Sims
R523 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An American institution, Sun Records has a history with many chapters -- its Memphis origins with visionary Sam Phillips, the breakthrough recordings of Elvis Presley, and the studio's immense influence on the sound of popular music. But behind the company's chart toppers and legendary musicians there exists another story, told by Barbara Barnes Sims. In the male-dominated workforce of the 1950s, 24-year-old Sims found herself thriving in the demanding roles of publicist and sales promotion coordinator at Sun Records. Sims's job placed her in the studio with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Carl Perkins, and other Sun entertainers, as well as the unforgettable Phillips, whose work made the music that defined an era. The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records chronicles Sims's career at the studio, a pivotal time at this recording mecca, as she darted from disc jockeys to distributors. Sims not only entertains with personal stories of big personalities, but also brings humor to the challenges of a young woman working in a fast and tough industry. Her disarming narrative ranges from descriptions of a disgraced Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable impact and tragic fall of DJ Daddy-O Dewey to the frenzied Memphis homecoming of Elvis after his military service. Collectively, these vignettes offer a rare and intimate look at the people, the city, and the studio that permanently shifted the trajectory of rock 'n' roll.

Cello Time Runners - A Second Book of Easy Pieces for Cello (Staple bound): Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell Cello Time Runners - A Second Book of Easy Pieces for Cello (Staple bound)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

BL Pieces using 2nd finger BL Pieces using backward and forward extensions BL A range of styles from folk to jazz BL Semi-quavers, dotted crotchets, and 6/8 time BL Duets with parts of equal difficulty BL Scales and arpeggios of the keys in the book, plus G major 2 octaves BL A Music Fact-Finder page to help explain words and signs BL CD with performances of all the pieces to play along to BL Straightforward piano accompaniments available

Klein Fak - Sangbundel (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Klein Fak - Sangbundel (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
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R96 Discovery Miles 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Fast Forward - Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: Volume II (Hardcover): Stephen Morris Fast Forward - Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: Volume II (Hardcover)
Stephen Morris
R528 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Iconic drummer Stephen Morris presses play once more to the tune of the long-awaited second volume of memoirs . . . Poised on the brink of success, the dizzying heights of the unknown lying ahead, Ian Curtis had taken his own life. Grieving yet determined, Stephen Morris emerged from the wreckage of Joy Division to the dawn of something new: a new band, a new tour, a new beginning. Under the name New Order, Morris and his bandmates set their sights on America, only to encounter new disasters. Yet, in true northern spirit, not even this sudden tragedy could dissuade them from following their haphazard path to greatness. Following the highs and lows of New Order, Fast Forward tracks the changing rhythm of Morris's life and the music that shaped it. From 'music differences' to the ever-growing Joy Division legacy, music is the constant beat through the verses of Fast Forward as Morris's personal and professional life grew increasingly intertwined. This came to a head when his girlfriend was invited to join the band. Tentatively stepping into their testosterone-filled world, Gillian was the right person at the right time for New Order. And for Morris. What began as just a trial period in the band spun into a whirlwind of new projects and experiences, including The Other Two - a project born during one of New Order's (many) hiatuses. Blending entertaining anecdote with profound reflection, Fast Forward strips back a lifetime of fame and fortune to tell, with raw honesty, how New Order threatened to implode time after time. And yet, despite everything, the legacy of their music continued to hold them together.

Shepherd'S Pipe Carol (Abridged, Sheet music, Vocal score - abridged unison only version): John Rutter Shepherd'S Pipe Carol (Abridged, Sheet music, Vocal score - abridged unison only version)
John Rutter; Arranged by Kenneth Pont
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Suitable for unison voices and piano, this work contains a shortened version of the original with a simplified piano accompaniment.

The Search for Myself (Paperback): Mike Pender The Search for Myself (Paperback)
Mike Pender
R515 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R127 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mike Pender has fulfilled a wish: to set out his life story as lead singer/guitarist and founder member of the Searchers, and tell it exactly as it was. He and his group enjoyed many Top 20 hits and played all over the world, but their huge success was interspersed with changes in the line-up and bitter disputes which led to broken friendships and an ultimate parting of the ways. The book is packed with interesting facts and anecdotes, fun and heartbreak. Mike tells, for the first time, of his love for his one and only girlfriend, to whom he is still married. They had three children, but one son was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident. He speaks of his passion for guitars and antique clocks, and the thrills of buying and selling them for a fat profit -- something entirely different from constantly being on the road and in recording studios for hours on end. His first-hand account of the birth of the Searchers and their meteoric rise to stardom is fascinating, yet Mike remains surprisingly modest about his own achievements. It is the story of a gifted musician and devoted family man who finally found fulfilment after he took charge of his career and became his own master.

Look at the World (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Look at the World (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R85 Discovery Miles 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An easy harvest anthem for unison children's and/or SATB choir, with piano or organ or orchestral accompaniment Look at the world is suitable for Harvest Festival services, or for any occasion where it is appropriate to praise God for the gifts of creation. An orchestral accompaniment is available on hire. Also available in John Rutter Anthems.

All Things Bright and Beautiful (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): John Rutter All Things Bright and Beautiful (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
John Rutter
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

for SATB and piano or small orchestra This classic Rutter anthem, with its familiar words, optimistic feel, and characterful orchestral accompaniment, is essential repertoire for any choir. Orchestral material is available on sale and on hire/rental. Also available in John Rutter Anthems and in a version for upper voices.

When Mary Thro' the Garden Went (Sheet music, Vocal score): Charles Villiers Stanford When Mary Thro' the Garden Went (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Charles Villiers Stanford; Edited by John Rutter
R86 Discovery Miles 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Suitable for SATB, this text is devotional. The music aims to evoke the still atmosphere of the first Easter morning.

Interlochen - A Home for the Arts (Paperback): Dean Boal Interlochen - A Home for the Arts (Paperback)
Dean Boal
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tucked away in the northern woods of Michigan is one of the world's most renowned schools for the arts. Conceived initially as a small summer camp for talented high school musicians, Interlochen Center for the Arts now ranks among the most respected schools in the world. In Interlochen: A Home for the Arts, Dean Boal, President of Interlochen from 1989 to 1995, presents a richly detailed and never-before-told story of Interlochen's struggles with artistic stresses, financial woes, and internal problems. This thoroughly researched presentation based on documents from the Bentley Historical Library, Interlochen archives, and many interviews offers an in-depth view of the school from its modest beginnings under Joseph Maddy to the present. Boal decribes the critical Supreme Court battle with the musicians' union, when James Petrillo banned national radio broadcasts and all professional musicians from Interlochen. He shows how the University of Michigan rescued Interlochen during this period and stabilized the institution for the opening of the Interlochen Arts Academy and a public radio station. He chronicles the few stormy years of the presidency of Karl Haas, an acclaimed broadcaster. The story of Interlochen is enriched by archival photographs of the founders, artists, and students, complementing this engaging story of a Michigan gem.

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