The scope of John F. Ohl's musicological interests and influence is honored in this wide-ranging collection of thirteen essays. Arranged chronologically by subject, the essays cover the history of Western music from the liturgical chants of the Middle Ages to the nineteenth-century symphony and the tonal innovations of the twentieth century.
Each of the contributions is distinguished by original scholarship and provocative analysis. Theodore Karp's study of Mass traditions at Chartres, William V. Porter's source study of a seventeenth-century manuscript of Roman cantatas, A. Peter Brown's source and textual research on the strong trio version of the Princess Esterhazy sonatas, and the ten other essays in the volume illuminate not only the history and development of Western music since the Middle Ages, but also John Ohl's profound understanding of the origins and continuity of that history, and his passionate ability to share and teach his knowledge.
The collection also includes a biography of John F. Ohl by Enrique Alberto Arias, a bibliography of Ohl's publications, and an essay by Ohl on George Frederick Handel.
Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work, and the important roles that feminist outlooks have played in formerly male-oriented academic scholarship or journalistic musings on women and music.
Lavishly illustrated with artwork and amazing photographs, Alphabasics are a combination of ABC books and picture dictionaries. Each book names an object for each letter and gives fascinating information on topics that are fresh and appealing to children.
As an easy-to-read introduction to music, this ABC book uses an unusual question and answer format to showcase a broad assortment of instruments explaining their history and how they are played. Beautiful artwork and photographs feature people playing such familiar instruments as drums, piano and horns as well as more unconventional instruments as the yam stick from Australia, the zeze, and the quena from South America. Activities show children how to make their own:
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Each book is clearly written using simple sentences and familiar vocabulary. Brilliant color photos, fascinating sidebars, and user-friendly fact boxes, charts, and tables highlight key information in the text.Lights! Camera! Action! Get your backstage pass to the world of popular entertainment -- from The Simpsons to CNN to MTV -- in this exciting series that goes behind the scenes, introduces readers to cast and crew, and even teaches them how to talk shop like pros!
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