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The Digital Score - Musicianship, Creativity and Innovation (Hardcover): Craig Vear The Digital Score - Musicianship, Creativity and Innovation (Hardcover)
Craig Vear
R2,972 Discovery Miles 29 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Digital technology is transforming the musical score as a broad array of innovative score systems have become available to musicians. From attempts to mimic the print score, to animated and graphical scores, to artificial intelligence-based options, digital scoring affects the musical process by opening up new possibilities for dynamic interaction between the performer and the music, changing how we understand the boundaries between composition, score, improvisation and performance. The Digital Score: Musicianship, Creativity and Innovation offers a guide into this new landscape, reflecting on what these changes mean for music-making from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Drawing on findings from over a decade's worth of practice-based experimentation in the field, author Craig Vear builds a framework for understanding how digital scores create meaning. He considers the interactions between affect, embodiment and digital scores, offering the first comprehensive and critical consideration of an exciting field with no agreed-upon borders. Featuring insights from interviews with over fifty musicians and composers from across four continents, this book is a valuable resource for music researchers and practitioners alike.

Symphony No.6 - Hardback (Sheet music, Full score): Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No.6 - Hardback (Sheet music, Full score)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by David Lloyd Jones
R2,678 Discovery Miles 26 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Vaughan Williams's 6th Symphony was composed immediately after the Second World War and its dramatic and at times violent musical language was long felt to be a comment on that conflict (though the composer denied it had any programmatic intent). Its power and invention were immediately recognized and it has remained part of the concert repertoire ever since. For this newly engraved edition, editor David Lloyd-Jones has consulted all extant sources and materials to create a score matching the composer's intentions. The full score is completed with Textual Notes and Preface, and accompanying orchestral parts are available on hire.

From Silence - Finding Calm in a Dissonant World (Hardcover): From Silence - Finding Calm in a Dissonant World (Hardcover)
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A powerful and thought provoking memoir from one of the world's most successful orchestral conductors, whose life story, talent and dedication to music is an inspiration to read. A tragic car accident when Welser-Moest was a student shaped both his career and approach to music in the most profound and unexpected way, while the book documents an insider's view of the complex relationships between an opera house, its orchestra, the conductor and singers, and the creative struggle by all these parts to achieve perfection in every performance. Welser-Moest's book was published in Austria in July 2020 and rapidly became a no 1 bestseller. It remains a bestseller in the German language today. This edition will satisfy all lovers of opera and classical music who are English language readers.

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2 (Book, Study score): Ralph Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2 (Book, Study score)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by Stephen Hogger
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ralph Vaughan Williams originally wrote three Norfolk Rhapsodies with the intention of turning them into a three-movement Norfolk Symphony. This, the second rhapsody, is a telescoped slow movement and scherzo, which has been completed and edited by Stephen Hogger. The first has long been in the repertoire, but numbers two and three have not been performed since 1914. The third rhapsody unfortunately did not survive.

The Orchestra - A Collection of Essays (Paperback): Joan Peyser The Orchestra - A Collection of Essays (Paperback)
Joan Peyser
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The symphonic orchestra is intriguingly considered in essays by 23 leading music authors and thinkers. The topics include historical beginnings, the role of the conductor, the orchestral audience, the nature of the repertoire, and how recordings have affected the modern orchestra. It comes with a new editor's introduction for this 2006 edition and a glossary of terms.

The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 (Paperback): Rhoderick Mcneill The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 (Paperback)
Rhoderick Mcneill
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The symphony retained its primacy as the most prestigious large-scale orchestral form throughout the first half of the twentieth century, particularly in Britain, Russia and the United States. Likewise, Australian composers produced a steady stream of symphonies throughout the period from Federation (1901) through to the end of the 1950s. Stylistically, these works ranged from essays in late nineteenth-century romanticism, twentieth-century nationalism, neo-classicism and near-atonality. Australian symphonies were most prolific during the 1950s, with 36 local entries in the 1951 Commonwealth Jubilee Symphony competition. This extensive repertoire was overshadowed by the emergence of a new generation of composers and critics during the 1960s who tended to regard older Australian music as old-fashioned and derivative. The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 is the first study of this neglected genre and has four aims: firstly, to show the development of symphonic composition in Australia from Federation to 1960; secondly, to highlight the achievement of the main composers who wrote symphonies; thirdly, to advocate the restoration and revival of this repertory; and, lastly, to take a step towards a recasting of the narrative of Australian concert music from Federation to the present. In particular, symphonies by Marshall-Hall, Hart, Bainton, Hughes, Le Gallienne and Morgan emerge as works of particular note.

Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Paperback): Michael Rosewall Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Paperback)
Michael Rosewall
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

FacAde, First and Second Suites for Orchestra - Paperback (Book, Study Score): William Walton FacAde, First and Second Suites for Orchestra - Paperback (Book, Study Score)
William Walton; Edited by David Lloyd Jones
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edition of Walton's Facade: First and Second Suites for Orchestra has been off-printed from the William Walton Edition full scores. It combines the scholarship of the main edition with the practical benefits of a study score format, and includes an introduction by the editor. Orchestral material is available on hire/rental.

The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 (Hardcover, New Ed): Rhoderick Mcneill The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 (Hardcover, New Ed)
Rhoderick Mcneill
R3,103 Discovery Miles 31 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The symphony retained its primacy as the most prestigious large-scale orchestral form throughout the first half of the twentieth century, particularly in Britain, Russia and the United States. Likewise, Australian composers produced a steady stream of symphonies throughout the period from Federation (1901) through to the end of the 1950s. Stylistically, these works ranged from essays in late nineteenth-century romanticism, twentieth-century nationalism, neo-classicism and near-atonality. Australian symphonies were most prolific during the 1950s, with 36 local entries in the 1951 Commonwealth Jubilee Symphony competition. This extensive repertoire was overshadowed by the emergence of a new generation of composers and critics during the 1960s who tended to regard older Australian music as old-fashioned and derivative. The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 is the first study of this neglected genre and has four aims: firstly, to show the development of symphonic composition in Australia from Federation to 1960; secondly, to highlight the achievement of the main composers who wrote symphonies; thirdly, to advocate the restoration and revival of this repertory; and, lastly, to take a step towards a recasting of the narrative of Australian concert music from Federation to the present. In particular, symphonies by Marshall-Hall, Hart, Bainton, Hughes, Le Gallienne and Morgan emerge as works of particular note.

Compositional Process in Elliott Carter's String Quartets - A Study in Sketches (Hardcover): Laura Emmery Compositional Process in Elliott Carter's String Quartets - A Study in Sketches (Hardcover)
Laura Emmery
R2,985 Discovery Miles 29 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Compositional Process in Elliott Carter's String Quartets is an interdisciplinary study examining the evolution and compositional process in Elliott Carter's five string quartets. Offering a systematic and logical way of unpacking concepts and processes in these quartets that would otherwise remain opaque, the book's narrative reveals new aspects of understanding these works and draws novel conclusions on their collective meaning and Carter's place as the leading American modernist. Each of Carter's five string quartets is driven by a new idea that Carter was exploring during a particular period, which allows for each quartet to be examined under a unique lens and a deeper understanding of his oeuvre at large. Drawing on key ideas from a variety of subjects including performance studies, philosophy, music cognition, musical meaning and semantics, literary criticism, and critical theory, this is an informative volume for scholars and researchers in the areas of music theory and musicology. Analyses are supplemented with sketch study, correspondence, text manuscripts, and other archival sources from the Paul Sacher Stiftung, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library.

Symphony No. 9 (Hardcover, Full score): Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 9 (Hardcover, Full score)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by Alain Frogley
R2,507 Discovery Miles 25 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Symphony No. 9 in E minor was the last symphony written by Ralph Vaughan Williams and was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent on 2nd April 1958. It is described in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as 'the most impressive achievement' of the composer's final decade. This scholarly edition replaces the original 1958 edition, and includes detailed preliminary matter comprising a preface, sources and editorial method, and detailed textual notes. Orchestral material is available on hire/rental.

Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Hardcover): Michael Rosewall Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Hardcover)
Michael Rosewall
R3,247 Discovery Miles 32 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This directory is the most comprehensive index of music written for orchestra with chorus in print today. Offering performance information about choral works by more than 900 conductors, the more than 3,500 entries include such details as instrumentation, languages, timings, publishers, and composer information in an easy-to-follow reference style. Users can also browse categorized appendices of works, composers, and popular and original titles.

The Political Orchestra - The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich (Hardcover): Fritz Trumpi The Political Orchestra - The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich (Hardcover)
Fritz Trumpi; Translated by Kenneth Kronenberg
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Making extensive use of archival material, including some discussed here for the very first time, Fritz Tr mpi offers new insight into the orchestras' place in the larger political constellation. Tr mpi looks first at the decades preceding National Socialist rule, when the competing orchestras, whose rivalry mirrored a larger rivalry between Berlin and Vienna, were called on to represent "superior" Austro-German music and were integrated into the administrative and social structures of their respective cities becoming vulnerable to political manipulation in the process. He then turns to the Nazi period, when the orchestras came to play a major role. As he shows, each philharmonic, in its own unique way, became a tool of soft power by showcasing Germanic culture through the mass media, performances for troops and the general public, and fictional representations in literature and film. Accompanying these propaganda efforts was an increasing radicalization of the orchestras, which ranged from the dismissal of Jewish members to the programming of ideologically appropriate repertory all in the name of racial and cultural purity. Richly documented and refreshingly nuanced, The Political Orchestra is a bold exploration of the ties between music and politics under fascism.

Robert Schumann and the Piano Concerto (Paperback): Claudia MacDonald Robert Schumann and the Piano Concerto (Paperback)
Claudia MacDonald
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Concerto in C Op.56 (Choral Fantasy) - Fantasia in C Minor Op.80 (Choral Fantasy (Sheet music): Ludwig Van Beethoven Concerto in C Op.56 (Choral Fantasy) - Fantasia in C Minor Op.80 (Choral Fantasy (Sheet music)
Ludwig Van Beethoven
R405 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Two of the composer's most innovative and original works-teeming with his characteristic perfection of detail, grandeur of effect, and intense emotionalism-appear in this inexpensive, high-quality volume. Reprinted from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel editions. Contents. Instrumentation. Text of Fantasia.

Symphony No. 5 (Sheet music, Study score): Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (Sheet music, Study score)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by Peter Horton
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Despite having been composed in the years 1938-43 when Europe was ravaged by war, this work radiates peace and serenity. It marks the peak of the lyrical modalism of works such as the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910), Flos Campi (1925), and Job (1931). Although it is not a programme symphony, it draws heavily on John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress for inspiration, featuring several themes that were sketched for (and eventually used in) Vaughan Williamsas 1951 opera. In addition, Bunyan's words 'He hath given me rest by his sorrow and life by his death' were originally inscribed over the third movement. This idea of strength drawn from religion must have been especially potent when Vaughan Williams conducted the premiere of the work at the Proms in 1943, during the dark days of the Second World War. The ending in particular has a sense of rising above all worldly concerns into a higher spiritual plane. This edition contains a preface on the history of the work by Michael Kennedy. Orchestral parts are available on hire.

Flos Campi (Book, Study score): Ralph Vaughan Williams Flos Campi (Book, Study score)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by Julian Rushton
R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

for SATB wordless chorus, viola solo, and orchestra A suite for solo viola, wordless chorus (SATB), and small orchestra, Flos Campi is one of Vaughan Williams's most enigmatic pieces. Although the six movements all borrow their titles from the Old Testament's Song of Solomon, the chorus never articulates a single word. Instead, it serves as a section of the orchestra, creating an elegant vocal texture and backdrop to the viola's haunting solo lines. The work was premiered in October 1925 by the violist Lionel Tertis, singers from the RCM, and the Queen's Hall Orchestra, directed by Sir Henry Wood.

Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony (Hardcover): Douglas W Shadle Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony (Hardcover)
Douglas W Shadle
R1,301 Discovery Miles 13 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Before Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony became one of the most universally beloved pieces of classical music, it exposed the deep wounds of racism at the dawn of the Jim Crow era while serving as a flashpoint in broader debates about the American ideals of freedom and equality. Drawing from a diverse array of historical voices, author Douglas W. Shadle's richly textured account of the symphony's 1893 premiere shows that even the classical concert hall could not remain insulated from the country's racial politics.

Contemporary Orchestration - A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians (Hardcover): R.J. Miller Contemporary Orchestration - A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians (Hardcover)
R.J. Miller
R3,752 Discovery Miles 37 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes coverage of contemporary instruments and ensembles alongside traditional orchestra and chamber ensembles.

Features

  • Practical considerations: Practical suggestions for choosing a work to orchestrate, and what to avoid when writing for each instrument.
  • Pedagogical features
    • In the Profession: Professional courtesies, considerations and expectations.
    • Building the Score: Step-by-step construction of an orchestration.
    • Scoring Examples: Multiple scoring examples for each instrument.
    • Exercises: Analyzing, problem solving, and creating orchestration solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Alternate approaches and solutions.
An Orchestra Beyond Borders - Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (Paperback): Elena Cheah An Orchestra Beyond Borders - Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (Paperback)
Elena Cheah; Foreword by Daniel Barenboim
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bringing together young musicians from Palestine, Israel and the other countries of the Middle East, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is both one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world and a powerful ray of hope in a war-torn region. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999, it aims to promote Arab-Israeli understanding through music. In "An Orchestra Beyond Borders", Elena Cheah, a professional musician and assistant to Daniel Barenboim, explores the orchestra's journey through the remarkable stories of its members. Through the prism of the orchestra, these youthful testimonies are a window into the life of the region. Together, they express the musicians' ambitions and hopes, their varied and conflicting views on life and politics, and above all the orchestra's transformative ability to create an atmosphere of musical cooperation across political lines.

Facade Entertainments (Sheet music, Reciter's part): William Walton Facade Entertainments (Sheet music, Reciter's part)
William Walton
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Symphony No.6 in F Major, OP 68 ("Pastorale") (Paperback): Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F Major, OP 68 ("Pastorale") (Paperback)
Ludwig Van Beethoven
R167 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The composer's profound love of nature, nourished by his solitary rambles through the countryside, provided the wellspring for his Sixth Symphony, the "Pastorale." This miniature score version, reproduced from the authoritative H. Litolff edition, comes in a convenient size and at an affordable price. 96pp. Contents. Instrumentation.

Symphony No.8 in B Minor D759, 'Unfinished' - Miniature Score of D759 Unfinished and D944 the Great (Paperback):... Symphony No.8 in B Minor D759, 'Unfinished' - Miniature Score of D759 Unfinished and D944 the Great (Paperback)
Franz Schubert
R155 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The popular "Unfinished" Symphony and Schubert's final symphonic creation are time-honored standards of the orchestral repertoire. This portable and inexpensive miniature version of both of these beloved works features the full scores in a high-quality edition that's perfect for classroom or concert hall use.

Symphony No.9 in D Minor Op.125 'Choral' (Paperback): Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No.9 in D Minor Op.125 'Choral' (Paperback)
Ludwig Van Beethoven
R213 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Considered the summit of the composer's symphonic achievement, the Ninth Symphony is especially notable for the final movement's glorious chorale setting of Schiller's Ode to Joy. Reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, this conveniently sized volume is ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall.

La Mer (Book, Dover): Claude Debussy La Mer (Book, Dover)
Claude Debussy
R172 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R28 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A complex and hypnotic masterpiece of orchestral texture, La Mer (The Sea) features marvelously fluid rhythm and shimmering evocations of light, color and the sea itself. This miniature-score version is an unabridged republication of an authoritative French edition. Students and music lovers will find it a convenient and inexpensive choice for use in the classroom or concert hall.

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