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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.

The Sound of Vultures' Wings

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

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

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.

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.

The Musical, Second Edition

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

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.

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.

Anti-Music

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

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.

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.

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 ...