Author: David Blackwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1995-04-06
In the Mood is an anthology of choral arrangements of seventeen classic popular songs by such great names as Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers. All the pieces are expertly arranged by the editors to suit the needs of amateur SATB groups--school choirs, youth choirs, or chamber choirs of any description--looking for lighter popular repertoire. There is a mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied numbers in a variety of styles: smoky blues, up-tempo scat, sentimental swing, exuberant Dixieland, sophisticated close-harmony, and a couple of opulent show-stoppers like "Somewhere over the Rainbow."
Author: Julian Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-09-01
During the last few decades, most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between "high" and "low" art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and "Blue Suede Shoes" are equally valuable as cultural texts. In Who Needs Classical Music?, Julian Johnson challenges these assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgements. The author maintains that music is more than just "a matter of taste": while some music provides entertainment, or serves as background noise, other music claims to function as art. This book considers the value of classical music in contemporary society, arguing that it remains distinctive because it works in quite different ways to most of the other music that surrounds us. This intellectually sophisticated yet accessible book offers a new and balanced defense of the specific values of classical music in contemporary culture. Who Needs Classical Music? will stimulate readers to reflect on their own investment (or lack of it) in music and art of all kinds.
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Author: Jon Paxman
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release Date: 2014-10-13
“A great reference tool for anyone who wants to explore the history of music.” - Philip Glass Jon Paxman's Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology interprets four centuries of Western classical music, considering its evolution from two different perspectives. Monumental in scope but lucid in style, this book will prove invaluable to anyone – student or enthusiast – who wants to comprehend the overwhelmingly rich and sometimes complex evolution of Western classical music. Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology features contributions by Terry Barfoot, Katy Hamilton, Thomas Lydon and Robert Rawson.
Author: Ian Christians
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2016-04-01
"I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" – Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. The author takes you step-by-step into their most approachable music and, in some cases, boldly into some of the greatest works traditionally considered ‘too difficult’ for newcomers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.
Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels