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The Sound of Vultures' Wings

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture

The cultural history of one of rock’s greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator

Blues on Stage

Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.

Perfect Pitch, Third Revised Edition

The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music

Bob Dylan's New York

A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.

A Philosophy of Music Education

A Philosophy of Music Education is considered the classic text on the relation of aesthetics to the practical teaching and performing of music.

Free Jazz

A new and accessible introduction to this exciting, controversial, and often misunderstood music, drawing on extensive research, close listening, and the author’s experience as a performer.

(White)Washing Our Sins Away

Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.

Punk Rock

Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.

Gilbert and Sullivan

By Kurt Gänzl
Subjects: Literature

Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.

Rock on Record

Rock on Record shows students how to listen to and enjoy the rich repertory of rock records made between the 1950s and 1980s.

The Musical, Second Edition

A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.

Sounds Like Helicopters

Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.

Word, Chant, and Song

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

Imagination, Music, and the Emotions

By Saam Trivedi
Subjects: Philosophy

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Chinese through Song, Second Edition

An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.

The Guitar and the New World

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

Youth Peacebuilding

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness

Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.

PhanFood

A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

Roman Candle

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

Woodstock

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

When the Music Stopped

A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.

The Place of the Psalms in the Intellectual Culture of the Middle Ages

Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.

Giovanni Rutini

Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.

A Theory of Harmony

In this introduction to natural-base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure. A Theory of Harmony is a highly original ...

Conditions of Music

Music is performed, reproduced, and heard differently today as a result of twentieth-century technology. A new consideration of these changes is a practical and cultural necessity. In Conditions of Music, ...

Folk Songs of the Catskills

Part of the ancient Appalachians and just a few miles up the road from a massive metropolitan area, the Catskills have been home to the variety of people who have made the history of the New World.

The ...

Yugoslav Folk Music

This four-volume work is the most substantial and thorough analysis of Yugoslav folk music ever to be published in the English language. In addition to the editorially corrected reprint of the seventy-five ...