The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.
Keyboard Literature is an exciting new collection of original keyboard works from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries representing all musical periods, forms, types, and styles.
Informed by her in-depth ethnomusical knowledge, the result of detailed fieldwork, Mans's book is about musical worlds and how we as people inhabit them. The book asserts that an understanding of our musical worlds can be a transformative educational tool that could have a significant role to play in multicultural music and arts education. She explores the way in which musical expression, with its myriad cultural variations, reveals much about identity and cultural norms, and shows how particular musical sounds are aesthetically related to these norms. The author goes further to suggest that similar systems can be detected across cultures, while each world remains colored by a distinctive soundscape. Mans also looks at the way each cultural soundscape is a symbolic manifestation of a society's collective cognition, sorting musical behavior and sounds into clusters and patterns that fulfill each society's requirements. She probes the fact that in today's globalized and mobile world, as people move from one society to another, cross-cultural acts and hybrids result in a number of new aesthetics. Finally, in addition to three personal narratives by musicians from different continents, the author has invited scholars from diverse specializations and locations to comment on different sections of the book, opening up a critical dialogue with voices from different parts of the globe. Musical categorization, identity, values, aesthetic evaluation, creativity, curriculum, assessment and teacher education are some of the issues tackled in this manner.
New York, New York -- the city that never sleeps is known for its superlatives. From the world's largest indoor theater to the railway station with the most platforms anywhere, from the first iron-wire suspension bridge to one of the earth's most recognizable symbols of hope and freedom, New York City's many attractions are among the most popular destinations of all time. Now you can fold out this exquisite keepsake and explore a dozen of the city's beloved landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Macy's, Yankee Stadium, the Guggenheim Museum, the Flatiron Building, the Plaza Hotel, and more. Illustrated in Sarah McMenemy's signature style, this stand-alone novelty folds back into a stylish slipcase when the tour is done.
The first comprehensive annotated bibliography of North American Indian music available, including 1,497 items dating from 1535 to 1995. The guide gathers information from the fields of anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, and dance, covering sources that include scholarly articles, books, bibl
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