• Capturing Music the Story of Notation
    Capturing Music the Story of Notation
    ISBN: 9780393064964
    Title: Capturing Music the Story of Notation
    Author: KELLY THOMAS FORREST

    In today s digital landscape, we have the luxury of experiencing music anytime, anywhere. But before this instant accessibility and dizzying array of formats before CDs, the eight-track tape, the radio, and the turntable there was only one recording technology: music notation. It allowed singers and soloists to travel across great distances and perform their work with stunning fidelity, a feat that we now very much take for granted.

    Thomas Forrest Kelly transports us to the lively and complex world of monks and monasteries, of a dove singing holy chants into the ear of a saint, and of bustling activity in the Cathedral of Notre Dame an era when the only way to share even the simplest song was to learn it by rote, church to church and person to person. With clarity and a sense of wonder, Kelly tells a story that spans five hundred years, leading us on a journey through medieval Europe and showing how we learned to keep track of rhythm, melody, and precise pitch with a degree of accuracy previously unimagined.

    Kelly reveals the technological advances that led us to the system of notation we use today, placing each step of its evolution in its cultural and intellectual context. Companion recordings by the renowned Blue Heron ensemble are paired with vibrant illuminated manuscripts, bringing the art to life and allowing readers to experience something of the marvel that medieval writers must have felt when they figured out how to capture music for all time."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00

    $78.00
  • Carols for Choirs 2 Fifty Carols for Christmas & Advent
    Carols for Choirs 2 Fifty Carols for Christmas & Advent
    ISBN: 9780193535657
    Title: Carols for Choirs 2 Fifty Carols for Christmas & Advent
    Author: RUTTER JOHN

    A second collection of 50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompaniments for piano, or organ, or orchestra, or brass ensemble. Many of the carols are from traditional sources, rearranged: among the items composed especially for this volume are carols by William Walton, Benjamin Britten, Richard Rodney Bennett, and William Mathias.
    Instrumental material for most of the accompanied items is available on hire.Eight Carol Accompanimentsfor 5 and 8-part brass (from CfC1 and CfC2) are on sale.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    ISBN: 9783716518489
    Title: Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    Author: KOMURKI JOHN Z.

    From videos by Frank Ocean to the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, tapes have become increasingly prominent in cinema, advertising, and, of course, the music industry. And as tape sales in the US grew by 74 percent last year, it is time to address past, present and future of the "Compact Cassette" as icon of popular culture. New generations of individuals, record labels and DIY communities are rediscovering its unique characteristics, adapting them to a contemporary context. In the age of soulless MP3s and similar digital formats there is a real appreciation for the physical qualities of an item that can be collected, exchanged and individually designed. This volume covers themes such as recording and design, "distro" as distribution source, interviews and provides a step-by-step manual to conducting own tape experiments.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Cathy
    Cathy
    ISBN: 9780751559897
    Title: Cathy
    Author: BUSH JOHN CARDER

    The iconic collection of photographs of Kate Bush as a young girl, taken by her brother, the photographer and writer John Carder Bush.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet
    Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet
    ISBN: 9780465098477
    Title: Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet
    Author: JACOBS LAURA

    A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet

    As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad--in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography.

    Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    ISBN: 9780826427885
    Title: Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    Author: WILSON CARL

    Non-fans regard Céline Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about Céline Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred - with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Cello Suites: J S Bach Pablo Casals & the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece
    Cello Suites: J S Bach Pablo Casals & the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece
    ISBN: 9781742375861
    Title: Cello Suites: J S Bach Pablo Casals & the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece
    Author: SIBLIN ERIC

    When a rock critic falls deeply in love with the music of JS Bach's Cello Suites he embarks on an epic quest to unravel three centuries of mystery, intrigue, history, politics and passion. One autumn evening, not long after ending a stint as a rock music critic, Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites. There, in a spine-tingling moment, something unlikely happened: he fell deeply in love with the music, and had to hear more, KNOW more. So began an epic quest that would unravel three centuries of mystery, intrigue, history, politics and passion. The result has the power to obsess readers in the way the Cello Suites enthrall listeners and players alike; part biography, part music history, and part literary mystery, the book follows three strands of an evolving story. The first is a dramatic narrative featuring Johann Sebastian Bach and a missing manuscript from the eighteenth century; the second is a key discovery by Pablo Casals in Spain and his rise to fame; and the third is Eric Siblin's own discovery of, and infatuation with, THE CELLO SUITES, which takes him to the back streets of Barcelona, a Belgian mansion, and a bombed-out German palace; to interviews with cellists Mischa Maisky, Anner Bylsma, and Pieter Wispelwey; to archives, festivals, conferences, and cemeteries; and even to cello lessons - all in pursuit of uncovering the mysteries that continue to haunt this piece of music more than 250 years after the composer's death. THE CELLO SUITES is an incomparable, beautifully written, true journey of discovery, fuelled and inspired by the transcendent power of a musical masterpiece.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    ISBN: 9781912332090
    Title: Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    Author: CHRISP PETE

    Fifty years later, as they prepare for their gigantic farewell world tour throughout 2018, they remain one of the biggest bands of all time - a position they have held since 1977 when, with the help of John's wife, Christine McVie, and two virtually unknown American musicians called Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, they released an LP titled Rumours that went on to become the world's best-selling album. That, in itself, is a remarkable story. Now consider the highs and lows, the successes and failures, the personal turmoil, tragedy and heartbreak through which this band has journeyed over the last 50 years ... and the story of Fleetwood Mac becomes one of pure drama. The greatest ever rock 'n' roll soap opera.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Change Is Gonna Come
    Change Is Gonna Come
    ISBN: 9781841952963
    Title: Change Is Gonna Come
    Author: WERNER CRAIG


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel El Sistema & the Transformative Power of Music
    Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel El Sistema & the Transformative Power of Music
    ISBN: 9780393078961
    Title: Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel El Sistema & the Transformative Power of Music
    Author: CARPENTER DALE

    When Gustavo Dudamel, at the age of twenty-eight, ascended the podium at the Hollywood Bowl for his inaugural concert as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he immediately captivated the hearts of his audience, just as he had the minds of music critics who designated him a modern-day Leonard Bernstein.

    In Changing Lives, the maestro's story becomes the entry point to an equally captivating subject: El Sistema, the music education program that nurtured his musical talent, first as a young violinist and then as a budding conductor under the mentorship of its founder, José Antonio Abreu. What began in Venezuela has now reached children in Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, and cities around the world. No matter the location, the overarching goal of El Sistema is unwavering: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. Part history, part reportage, this book reveals that arts education can indeed effect positive social change.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music
    Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music
    ISBN: 9780393344264
    Title: Changing Lives Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music
    Author: TUNSTALL TRICIA

    In this "vivid story" (Economist), Tricia Tunstall "chronicles the origins and growth of Venezuela's acclaimed El Sistema national music education program" (Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times) and illustrates its overarching goal: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. What began in Venezuela has extended to Los Angeles, New York City, and Baltimore, illustrating that El Sistema is not just a program, it's a movement. Combining firsthand interviews with compelling stories, Changing Lives reveals that arts education can indeed effect positive social change in the United States and around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies
    Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies
    ISBN: 9780812977752
    Title: Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies
    Author: COLEMAN BRIAN

    A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

    It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs. That’s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE’s It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De La’s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, Brian Coleman fills this void, and delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.

    The format: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon.

    Insightful, raucous, and addictive, Check the Technique transports you back to hip-hop’s golden age with the greatest artists of the ’80s and ’90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax.

    “Brian Coleman’s writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.”
    –Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

    “All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.”
    –DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz

    “A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.”
    –Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Check the Technique: Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-hop Junkies
    Check the Technique: Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-hop Junkies
    ISBN: 9780990307600
    Title: Check the Technique: Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-hop Junkies
    Author: COLEMAN B & MANSBACH A

    Twenty-Five classic albums from the 1980s and '90s are lovingly and extensively profiled by acclaimed rap journalist Brian Coleman in this impressive volume, making it mandatory reading for all Hip-Hop junkies. Think you know something about the history of this revolutionary American art form? Think again - you'll be left wondering how you lived without this resource until now. Coleman digs deep and finds the whys and wherefores, providing not only incredible context for each album, but direct access to the minds of their creators. Over the course of twenty-five chapters, more than 80 interviews and the dissection of 325 seminal tracks, this book will provide years of fact-checking enjoyment. Featuring interviews with, and analysis of tracks by: Ice Cube, Naughty by Nature, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, 3rd Bass, Raekwon, The Coup, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Mantronix, Black Sheep, Smif-N-Wessun, Dr. Octagon, Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz, Company Flow and 11 more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Chitlin Circuit & the Road to Rock N Roll
    Chitlin Circuit & the Road to Rock N Roll
    ISBN: 9780393342949
    Title: Chitlin Circuit & the Road to Rock N Roll
    Author: LAUTERBACH PRESTON

    The first history of the network of black juke joints that spawned rock 'n' roll through an unholy alliance between vice and entertainment. 320 pp. 20,000 print.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore
    Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore
    ISBN: 9781935950165
    Title: Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore
    Author: MUDRIAN ALBERT

    This exciting history tells the two-decade-long history of the underground death metal and grindcore genres through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists, producers, and label owners--past and present--who propelled them.
    Albert Mudrian’s renowned underground metal chronicle gets 100 new pages, 50 new interviews, three new chapters and jaw-dropping throwback cover art from none other than Dan Seagrave.

    “The most informed and comprehensive document on death metal”—Terrorizer

    “The most accurate, compelling, and insightful history of extreme music”—Jeff Walker, Carcass

    “Albert Mudrian, our disciple of all that is heavy and extreme, definitively documents this period of blissful cacophony for all to behold. Play fast or die!”—Shane Embury, Napalm Death

    “The most informed and comprehensive document on death metal…the ultimate overview of heavy metal’s ugliest, most obnoxious, bastard offspring.”—Terrorizer

    “Mudrian, editor-in-chief of Decibel magazine, condenses painstaking and lengthy interviews to create this informative history of death metal, covering the genre’s origin in small clubs and basements on two continents.”—Publishers Weekly

    “Choosing Death is like a time-travel machine, so damn honest and real. It is a rare heartfelt document of a special underground musical movement, a trip back to the formative years of my life. Dive in and enjoy the proper story of this passionate international scene.”—Tomas Lindberg, At the Gates

    “This is the Bible right here.”—Scott Hull, Pig Destroyer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    ISBN: 9780141980560
    Title: Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    Author: KILDEA PAUL

    Chopin's Piano begins in November 1838, when George Sand, her children and Frederick Chopin took a boat to Majorca for the winter. It describes their circumstances there, and how Chopin completed one of the most revolutionary works in the history of music - his Preludes - on 'a small Mallorquin piano' which he picked up when they arrived and carted up to the monastery in the mountains where he and Sand lodged. Kildea traces the history of the Preludes, their pianists, their interpretations, and the history of the Mallorquin piano itself, to find an unexpected path through the history of romantic music - via Wanda Landowska in Berlin in 1913, Paris in 1940-41 when the Nazis seized the piano, down to the end of romantic music. It is an astonishing narrative and detective story, an unclassifiable and thrilling book, which explores in an original way the changing meaning of music through time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Chopin's Piano: A Path Through the Romantic Century
    Chopin's Piano: A Path Through the Romantic Century
    ISBN: 9780241187944
    Title: Chopin's Piano: A Path Through the Romantic Century
    Author: KILDEA PAUL

    In November 1838 Frederic Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism - his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island (these were still early days in the evolution of the modern instrument), so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left. This brilliant and unclassifiable book traces the history of Chopin's 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which during the Second World War assumed an astonishing cultural potency as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. The unexpected hero of the second part of the book is the great keyboard player and musical thinker Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential musical figures of the twentieth century. Kildea shows how her story - a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers - resonates with Chopin's, while simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of Europe and the United States in the central decades of the century. Kildea's beautifully interwoven narratives, part cultural history and part detective story, take us on an unexpected journey through musical Romanticism and allow us to reflect freshly on the changing meaning of music over time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Choreographer's Handbook
    Choreographer's Handbook
    ISBN: 9780415555302
    Title: Choreographer's Handbook
    Author: BURROWS JONATHAN


    On choreography: "Choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking"


    On rules: "Try breaking the rules on a need to break the rules basis"


    A Choreographer#65533;s Handbook invites the reader to investigate how and why to make a dance performance. In an inspiring and unusually empowering sequence of stories, ideas and paradoxes, internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher Jonathan Burrows explains how it#65533;s possible to navigate a course through this complex process.


    It is a stunning reflection on a personal practice and professional journey, and draws upon five years#65533; of workshop discussions, led by Burrows.


    Burrows#65533; open and honest prose gives the reader access to a range of exercises, meditations, principles and ideas on choreography that allow artists and dance-makers to find their own aesthetic process.


    It is a book for anyone interested in making performance, at whatever level and in whichever style.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $76.00
    $76.00
  • Chris Stein/negative: Me Blondie & the Advent of Punk
    Chris Stein/negative: Me Blondie & the Advent of Punk
    ISBN: 9780847843633
    Title: Chris Stein/negative: Me Blondie & the Advent of Punk
    Author: STEIN CHRIS

    On the occasion of Blondie's fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the '70s and '80s New York rock scene. While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early '70s, where he met Deborah Harry and cofounded Blondie. Their blend of punk, dance, and hip-hop spawned a totally new sound, and Stein's photographs helped establish Harry as an international fashion and music icon. In photos and stories direct from Stein, brilliant writer of hits like "Rapture" and "Heart of Glass," this book provides a fascinating snapshot of the period before and during Blondie's huge rise, by someone who was part of and who helped to shape the early punk music scene-at CBGB, Andy Warhol's Factory, and early Bowery. Stars such as David Bowie, the Ramones, Joan Jett, and Iggy Pop were part of Stein's world, as were fascinating downtown characters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hell, Stephen Sprouse, Anya Phillips, Divine, and many others. As captured by one of its greatest artists and instigators, and designed by Shepard Fairey, this book is a must-have celebration of the new-wave and punk scene, whose influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Christian Music a Global History
    Christian Music a Global History
    ISBN: 9780745953243
    Title: Christian Music a Global History
    Author: DOWLEY TIM


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Chronicle of Jazz
    Chronicle of Jazz
    ISBN: 9780500516669
    Title: Chronicle of Jazz
    Author: COOKE MERVYN

    A year-by-year history of people and events, The Chronicle of Jazz tells the whole story of jazz music and its personalities. Each chronologically arranged section contains special features, on topics ranging from the bossa nova craze to jazz in Paris, personality sketches and seminal gigs and albums. Readers are brought fully up to date with the significant and exciting recent developments in the world of jazz, from the rise of modern big bands and the renaissance of the piano trio to the popular appeal of Jamie Cullum and HBO's television series Treme, set in New Orleans. The Chronicle of Jazz is a celebration of this most imaginative and enduring music, and is a complete resource for both jazz aficionados and lovers of music in general.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Chuck D. Presents This Day in Rap & Hip Hop History
    Chuck D. Presents This Day in Rap & Hip Hop History
    ISBN: 9780316430975
    Title: Chuck D. Presents This Day in Rap & Hip Hop History
    Author: CHUCK D

    A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world.

    In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now.
    Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella.
    Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00

    $56.00
  • Cider With Roadies
    Cider With Roadies
    ISBN: 9780091897451
    Title: Cider With Roadies
    Author: MACONIE STUART

    Cider with Roadies is the story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters. From his four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument
    Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument
    ISBN: 9780743266369
    Title: Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument
    Author: ST. JOHN ALLEN

    "New York Times" bestselling author Allen St. John started off looking for the world's greatest guitar, but what he found instead was the world's greatest guitar builder.
    Living and working in Rugby, Virginia (population 7), retired rural mail carrier Wayne Henderson is a true American original, making America's finest instruments using little more than a pile of good wood and a sharp whittling knife. There's a 10-year waiting list for Henderson's heirloom acoustic guitars and even a musical legend like Eric Clapton must wait his turn. Partly out of self-interest, St. John prods Henderson into finally building Clapton's guitar, and soon we get to pull up a dusty stool and watch this Stradivari in glue-stained blue jeans work his magic. The story that ensues will captivate you with its portrait of a world where craftsmanship counts more than commerce, and time is measured by old jokes, old-time music, and homemade lemon pies shared by good friends."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Clash on the Clash: Interviews & Encounters
    Clash on the Clash: Interviews & Encounters
    ISBN: 9781613737453
    Title: Clash on the Clash: Interviews & Encounters
    Author: EGAN SEAN

    The Clash thought they could change the world. They never did, but they created some of the greatest rock music of all time in the attempt. Clash interviews were mesmerizing. Infused with the messianic punk spirit, the Clash engaged with the press like no rock group before or since, treating interviews almost as addresses to the nation. Their pronouncements were welcomed but were hardly uncritically reported. The Clash's back pages are voluminous, crackle with controversy, and constitute a snapshot of a uniquely thoughtful and fractious period in modern history. Included in this compendium are the Clash's encounters with the most brilliant rock writers of their time, including Lester Bangs, Nick Kent, Mikal Gilmore, Chris Salewicz, Charles Shaar Murray, Mick Farren, and Lenny Kaye. Whether interviewed by punk fanzines like Sniffin' Glue and 48 Thrills, pious UK weeklies like New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Sounds, and Record Mirror, or US periodicals like Creem, Trouser Press, and Rolling Stone, the Clash consistently created copy that lived up to their sobriquet The Only Band That Matters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    ISBN: 9780760359341
    Title: Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    Author: POPOFF MARTIN

    Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll--not just punk--even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title "The Only Band That Matters" along the way. In their eight-year career, The Clash offered six CBS Records studio releases, including one double and one triple LP, and increasingly melded influences ranging from rockabilly to ska, reggae, and even hip-hop into their sound.

    Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff dissects each of the 103 tracks, including the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. In addition, an introductory essay sets the scene for each album, while sidebar features explore influences on the band, album art, non-LP singles, the band's staunch political stance, and song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Clash: Photographs by Bob Gruen
    Clash: Photographs by Bob Gruen
    ISBN: 9781783057931
    Title: Clash: Photographs by Bob Gruen
    Author: GRUEN BOB

    This acclaimed collection of photographs includes never before seen images and exclusive interviews with one of the most influential bands of the punk era. Presented in a hardback slipcase with a signed photo from Bob Gruen.

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Classic Albums. . The Vinyl That Made a Generation
    Classic Albums. . The Vinyl That Made a Generation
    ISBN: 9781921024382
    Title: Classic Albums. . The Vinyl That Made a Generation
    Author: WHITICKER ALAN

    In the late 1960s and 1970s,vinyl ruled! Fans showedtheir love and investment ina particularly rock and rollband by paying about $10($75 in today's money) for adozen songs etched into 40minutes of a vinyl 'long play'or LP record. Not only didfans receive a collection ofgreat songs, they were presented with a window intoanother world . concept albums, rock operas, progressiverock, acid trips and new worlds . packagedin wonderful pieces of pop art called record covers!In Classic Albums chronicles the inside story aboutthe making of a dozen great albums, starting withthe Beatles' 'White Album' in 1968 to Elton John's'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' in 1973. In each chapter,the recording process is discussed and the inspirationfor each song is investigated but more importantly,the place that both the band and the album nowhold in popular culture is fully explored.This is an authoritative but affectionate look back at atime when hair was long, denim

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Classic Fm Hall of Fame the Greatest Classical Music of All Time
    Classic Fm Hall of Fame the Greatest Classical Music of All Time
    ISBN: 9781907642173
    Title: Classic Fm Hall of Fame the Greatest Classical Music of All Time
    Author: HENLEY DARREN; JACKSON SAM; LIHOREAU TIM

    The annual Hall of Fame, produced by a classical radio station known for its popular and accessible style
     
    The Classic FM Hall of Fameis a collection of the 300 most popular pieces of classical music, as voted for by the listeners of Classic FM, one of the UK's three Independent National Radio stations. Including the history behind both the composer and the composition, this is the definitive guide to some of the best classical music ever recorded, as well as the stories behind it.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • Classic FM Music Box: Hear Iconic Music from the Great Composers
    Classic FM Music Box: Hear Iconic Music from the Great Composers
    ISBN: 9781781318072
    Title: Classic FM Music Box: Hear Iconic Music from the Great Composers
    Author: LIHOREAU TIM & JACKSON SAM

    The Classic FM Music Box is the perfect introduction to the classical world for music lovers of all ages. Far from a stuffy, academic work, this entertaining book features brightly coloured, hand-drawn illustrations and concealed buttons that play short bursts of iconic pieces of music.

    The book is arranged by era, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Each era will have an overview followed by profiles of significant composers and their works. Young readers will be introduced to the genius of artists such as Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Verdi, and Schubert.

    The Classic FM Music Box is packed with fun facts that will capture its readers' interest. For example, did you know that nineteenth-century piano composer Franz Liszt was the first pop star? His female fans used to swoon when he started to play.

    The beautiful illustrations by Olivia Waller bring the subjects vividly to life, illustrating key moments, characters, and settings.

    The front cover will be embedded with 10 soundchips which can be activated by hidden buttons. The sound clips will include short bursts from the most iconic compositions from each era, including:

    - Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi
    - The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
    - The Bird Catcher's Aria from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    - Liebestr ume No. 3 by Liszt
    - Beethoven's 5th Symphony
    - Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2
    - Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    - The Planets by Gustav Holst
    - La Donna e Mobile by Verdi
    - Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Classical Music 1600-2000: a Chronology
    Classical Music 1600-2000: a Chronology
    ISBN: 9781844497737
    Title: Classical Music 1600-2000: a Chronology
    Author: PAXMAN JON

    Jon Paxman's ambitious book interprets four centuries of Western classical music by considering its evolution from two different perspectives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $98.00
    $98.00
  • Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241301975
    Title: Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideasseries.

    Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.

    The Classical Music Bookanalyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

    Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover inThe Classical Music Book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Classical Music: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
    Classical Music: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
    ISBN: 9781742705170
    Title: Classical Music: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
    Author: HENLEY DARREN & JACKSON SAM

    The authors have set out to make the world of classical music accessible to all. Three sections steer you through the terminology and etiquestte of classical music, open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over the last 1,000 years, and provide a detailed reference guide. From Bach to Brahms, Dubussy to Dvorak, Gershwin to Bernstein they recommend the best works to listen to and why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Classical Solos: Legendary Piano Series
    Classical Solos: Legendary Piano Series
    ISBN: 9781780381640
    Title: Classical Solos: Legendary Piano Series
    Author: MUSIC SALES

    This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of classical music for piano. Carefully selected, meticulously transcribed and beautifully presented, these pieces represent some of the greatest ever music by such composers as J S Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. Individually numbered, luxuriously bound with a unique, flocked and embossed design and an exquisite presentation box, Classical Solos will be treasured for years to come as a book to play from, read and re-read. Pieces include: Tango - Albéniz; Solfeggietto - C P E Bach; Prelude No 1 from 'Well-Tempered Clavier' - J S Bach; Prelude & Fugue No 12 from 'Well-Tempered Clavier' - J S Bach; Fr Elise - Beethoven; Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 No 2 ('Adagio Sostenuto') - Beethoven;Waltz In A flat, Op 39 No 15 - Brahms; and Etude, Op 10 No 3 - Chopin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Coltrane
    Coltrane
    ISBN: 9780224094108
    Title: Coltrane
    Author: PARISI PAOLO

    'My music is the spiritual expression of what I am: my faith, my knowledge, my beinga' John Coltrane rose from a hard and impoverished childhood in North Carolina to become one of the greatest jazz musicians of the age. From session musician to band member of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, his raw talent and passion for experimentation inaugurated a new movement in jazz. Positioned at the beating heart of the 50s and 60s jazz movement, Coltrane and his quartet created some of the most innovative and expressive music of the age, including the hit album My Favorite Things and the landmark work A Love Supreme. Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life u his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs u against snapshots of his major recordings, Coltrane evokes an extraordinary life and the momentous historical events that formed its backdrop. It is a graphic novel that echoes his work in its structure and style, and forms a testament to a pioneer and legend, whose music continues to inspire to this day.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Commando the Autobiography of Johnny Ramone
    Commando the Autobiography of Johnny Ramone
    ISBN: 9780810996601
    Title: Commando the Autobiography of Johnny Ramone
    Author: RAMONE JOHNNY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    ISBN: 9781781256039
    Title: Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    Author: OCKELFORD ADAM

    A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively to music. Comparing Notes explores what music is, why we are all musical, and how abstract patterns of sound that don't actually mean anything can in fact be so meaningful. Taking the reader on a clear and compelling tour of major twentieth century musical theories, Professor Adam Ockelford arrives at his own important psychologically grounded theory of how music works. From pitch and rhythm to dynamics and timbre, he shows how all the elements of music cohere through the principle of imitation to create an abstract narrative in sound that we instinctively grasp, whether listening to Bach or the Beatles. Based on three decades of innovative work with blind children and those on the autism spectrum, the book draws lessons from neurodiversity to show how we all develop musically, and to explore the experience of music from composer and performer to listener.Authoritative, engaging and full of wonderful examples from across the musical spectrum, Comparing Notes is essential reading for anyone who's ever loved a song, sonata or symphony, and wondered why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    ISBN: 9781781256046
    Title: Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music
    Author: OCKELFORD ADAM


    A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively to music. Comparing Notes explores what music is, why all of us are musical, and how abstract patterns of sound that might not appear to mean anything can, in fact, be so meaningful.


    Taking the reader on a clear and compelling tour of major twentieth century musical theories, Professor Adam Ockelford arrives at his own important psychologically grounded theory of how music works. From pitch and rhythm to dynamics and timbre, he shows how all the elements of music cohere through the principle of imitation to create an abstract narrative in sound that we instinctively grasp, whether listening to Bach or the Beatles.


    Authoritative, engaging, and full of wonderful examples from across the musical spectrum, Comparing Notes is essential reading for anyone who's ever loved a song, sonata, or symphony, and wondered why.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Complete Classical Music Guide
    Complete Classical Music Guide
    ISBN: 9781409383161
    Title: Complete Classical Music Guide
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF


    An essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music

    Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in The Complete Classical Music Guide. Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble, this is essential reading for every lover of classical music.

    Be inspired by the composers who have shaped the musical landscape over a millennia from the earliest music, through the Baroque and Romantic eras and right up to the modern classical music of today.

    Presented in a beautiful glossy slipcase in the shape of a grand piano, The Complete Classical Music Guide will hit the right note with any classical music fan.

    All content previously published in Eyewitness Companions- Classical Music.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Complete Classical Music Guide
    Complete Classical Music Guide
    ISBN: 9780241422984
    Title: Complete Classical Music Guide
    Author: DK

    What makes Mozart's music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What's the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music.

    Whether you already love classical music or you're just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd's masses, the awesome power of Handel's Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner's operas, as well as hundreds more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius.

    The book explores the features that defined each musical era - from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and colour photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it. Covering both music history and the fundamental building blocks of music theory, The Complete Classical Music Guideexplains not just the who, what, and where of classical music, but the how and why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
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