The classic text on Baroque Counterpoint, enlarged and revised, drawing from the master composers of the era.
Expanding the Music Theory Canon
The first music theory anthology to provide 255 topically arranged examples by 67 historical women and people of color
The Jazz Problem
How jazz spurred a generational debate that reshaped American culture.
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
A compelling biography of virtuoso, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams and how his life intersected with some of the greatest poets, writers, painters, and musicians of his time.
Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
Ducktails, Drive-ins, and Broken Hearts
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars, like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
Musicology of Religion
Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
(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.
Gilbert and Sullivan
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.
Word, Chant, and Song
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Sounds Like Helicopters
Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
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.
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.
Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China
Explores the religious, political, and cultural significance attributed to music in early China.
Bigotry and the Afrocentric "Jazz" Evolution
A reminder that much of the music that drives contemporary music and world culture has Afrocentric origins.
A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.
New York Sings
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Explores music as an element of life ritual directed towards continual physical, subjective, and psychic motion towards self-realization and transcendence.
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop
Explores the revolutionary potential of Bruce Lee and hip hop culture in the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.
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.
Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish
Documents the influence of Jewish music on American popular song.
Chinese Through Song
An innovative approach to language acquisition using Chinese folk and popular songs.
Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi
Through translation and commentary, this book presents the final visionary statements of the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.
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.
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.
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 ...