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Eric Bogle, Music and the Great War

'An Old Man's Tears'

by Michael J. K. Walsh

<p>Eric Bogle has written many iconic songs that deal with the futility and waste of war. Two of these in particular, ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ and ‘No Man’s Land (a.k.a. The Green Fields of France)’, have been recorded numerous ...

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Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature

Musical Modernism

by Katherine O'Callaghan

<p>This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an ...

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Ethnomusicologizing

Essays on Music in the New Paradigms

by Bill Banfield

<p>In <em>Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on Music in the New Paradigms</em>, composer and musicologist brings together a series of essays on music making in contemporary culture. More specifically, it focuses on the myriad ways we engage with ...

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Everybody Sing!

Community Singing in the American Picture Palace

by Esther M. Morgan-Ellis

<p>During the 1920s, a visit to the movie theater almost always included a sing-along. Patrons joined together to render old favorites and recent hits, usually accompanied by the strains of a mighty Wurlitzer organ. The organist was responsible ...

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Everybody's Heard about the Bird

The True Story of 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota

by Rick Shefchik

<p>If you didn’t experience rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960s, this book will make you wish you had. This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market ...

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Experiencing Alice Cooper

A Listener's Companion

by Ian Chapman

<p><em>Experiencing Alice Cooper: A Listener’s Companion</em> takes a long overdue look at the music and stage act of rock music’s self-styled arch-villain. A provocateur from the very start of his career in the mid-1960s, Alice Cooper, aka ...

ISBN: 9781442257719

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Experiencing Beethoven

A Listener's Companion

by Geoffrey Block

<p>Experiencing Beethoven, music historian Geoffrey Block explores in layman’s terms a highly representative body of about two dozen Beethoven instrumental and vocal works, offering listeners who know him well, or are just discovering him, an ...

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Experiencing Bessie Smith

A Listener's Companion

by John Clark

<p>Experiencing Bessie Smith, John Clark chronicles Bessie Smith’s vital contribution to and influence on music, the music industry, and the recording industry. While her recording career lasted only a decade, she toured long before setting her ...

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Experiencing Black Sabbath

A Listener's Companion

by Nolan Stolz

<p>Black Sabbath has often been credited with inventing heavy metal with their first album released in 1970. Their new style of music was loud, brutal, scary, innovative, and it has greatly influenced heavy metal bands since then. Their five ...

ISBN: 9781442256927

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Experiencing Broadway Music

A Listener's Companion

by Kat Sherrell

<p><em>Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener’s Companion</em> explores approximately the last century of American musical theater, beginning with the early–twentieth-century shift from European influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to ...

ISBN: 9780810889019

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Experiencing Chick Corea

A Listener's Companion

by Monika Herzig

<p>With twenty-three Grammy wins, Chick Corea is a legendary jazz figure and one of the most prolific and influential contemporary pianists of our time. He has produced hundreds of releases in multiple genres over five decades, and he is one of ...

ISBN: 9781442244696

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Experiencing David Bowie

A Listener's Companion

by Ian Chapman

<p>In <em>Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion</em>, musicologist, writer, and musician Ian Chapman unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of one of the most complex and ...

ISBN: 9781442237520

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Experiencing Debussy

A Listener's Companion

by Teresa Davidian

<p>Claude Debussy holds a place as a one of the most recognizable and influential composers in the classical music. Debussy forged a new and influential sound for the twentieth century with his remarkable harmonies, fluid rhythms, airy textures,

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Experiencing Film Music

A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave

<p>Of all the elements that combine to make movies, music sometimes seems the forgotten stepchild. Yet it is an integral part of the cinematic experience. Minimized as mere “background music,” film scores enrich visuals with emotional mood and ...

ISBN: 9781442258426

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Experiencing Herbie Hancock

A Listener's Companion

by Eric Wendell

<p>The musical output of pianist and composer Herbie Hancock is a design rarely seen in jazz; a child prodigy working their way up the ranks to elder statesman and influencing an entire generation of musicians across numerous genres. Sowing his ...

ISBN: 9781442258389

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Experiencing Latin American Music

by Carol A. Hess

<p><em>Experiencing Latin American Music</em> draws on human experience as a point of departure for musical understanding. Students explore broad topics—identity, the body, religion, and more—and relate these to Latin American musics while ...

ISBN: 9780520961005

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Experiencing Progressive Rock

A Listener's Companion

by Robert G. H. Burns

<p>In <em>Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion</em>, Robert G. H. Burns brings together the many strands that define the &quot;prog rock&quot; movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of this remarkable ...

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Experiencing the Violin Concerto

A Listener's Companion

by Franco Sciannameo

<p>Since the eighteenth century, violin concertos have provided a showcase for dramatic interplay between a soloist’s virtuosity and the blended sonority of an orchestra’s many instruments. Using this genre to showcase skill and ingenuity, ...

ISBN: 9780810888869

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Extreme Metal II

by Joel McIver

<p>Newly revised and updated, with even more bands detailed and dissected, including the biggest names in Grindcore, Gorecore, Pagan Metal, Viking Metal and Vampire Metal; <em>Extreme Metal</em> is more than just an encyclopaedia.</p> <p>It ...

ISBN: 9780857122247

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Fantasies of Improvisation

Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

by Dana Gooley

<p>The first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods, <em>Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music</em> documents practices of improvisation on the piano and the ...

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