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Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al. Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...

Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2009)

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...

Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor

by Nicholas Tarling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2014)

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion to off-the-beaten...

A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works

by Jonathan D. Green Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

In addition to brief biographical sketches for each composer, A Conductor’s Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works includes for each work the approximate duration, text sources, performing forces,...

Pocket Karaoke

by Sarah Lewitinn Gallery Books (March 04, 2008)

Your nights of poring over massive karaoke binders are over! With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by music industry insider and DJ Sarah Lewitinn (a.k.a. Ultragrrrl), Pocket Karaoke is...

Who Did It First?: Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2013)

The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply...

Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly Dundurn (August 26, 2013)

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

by Sara Marcus HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story.”...

Heavy Rotation

by Peter Terzian HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

Colm Tóibín on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other...

The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

by Joshua Berrett & Louis G. Bourgois Iii Scarecrow Press (December 18, 2001)

Now in Paperback! J.J. Johnson, known as the spiritual father of modern trombone, has been a notable figure in the history of jazz. His career has embodied virtually every innovation and development in jazz...

The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal

by Duane Richard Karna Scarecrow Press (September 13, 2012)

In The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal, Duane R. Karna brings together 30 essays by experts from around the world to describe how the character symbols of the International...

A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited...

Goodnight, L.A.

by Kent Hartman Da Capo Press (September 18, 2017)

A behind-the-scenes journey through the rise and demise of the '70s and '80s classic rock era

Before disco, punk, hair metal, rap, and eventually grunge took it all away, the music scene in Los Angeles was dominated...


by Stuart Nicholson Oneworld Publications (February 02, 2017)

This definitive guide includes a unique chapter-by-chapter playlist for the reader.

Jazz: A Beginner’s Guide is a lively and highly accessible introduction to a global musical phenomenon. Award-winning music...

The Story of Music

by Howard Goodall & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

A dynamic and expansive tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop songs

Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet thehistory of its development from single...

Love for Sale

by David Hajdu & George Newbern Blackstone Publishing (October 18, 2016)

From revered music critic David Hajdu comes a personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music.

David Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of recorded pop music, in an unexpected place--not with nostalgic...

A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer & Lisa Flanagan Basic Books (September 18, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited...

1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

by Tom Moon Workman Publishing Company (August 28, 2008)

The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz—author...

The Confident Choir

by Michael Bonshor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2017)

The Confident Choir is an exploration of conditions affecting the confidence levels in singers of all levels to create an accessible synthesis of the psychological models and offer practical confidence-building...

French Vocal Literature

by Georgine Resick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

French Vocal Literature: Repertoire in Context introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the twelfth century to the present, focusing on works for solo voice...

World In My Eyes

by Richard Blade Indigo River Publishing (November 02, 2017)

Richard Blade’s autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade.   Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider’s look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest...

Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits

by Michelle Phillipov Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

In this book, Author Michelle Phillipov Combines original analyses of death metal with accessible overviews of popular music studies as a field. By doing so, Phillipov demonstrates how the premium placed on...

Hallelujah – The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to life

by Jonathan Bardon Gill Books (October 23, 2015)

18 November, 1741. George Frideric Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin – the second city of the Empire – to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the...

The 1975

by David Nolan Lesser Gods (September 12, 2017)

Led by exciting, outspoken singer Matthew Healy, The 1975 have taken the music world by storm with their 1980s-inspired funk-pop-rock.

Their 2016 album debuted at #1 in the United States, Canada, and England....


by Stella Harris, B. Z. R. Vukovina, Harper Eliot & Amélie Hope et al. Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

Strummed combines the two universally enjoyable elements of music and sex. Five new and talented authors come together to create a collection of the most melodious kink!

The Real Tales of Hoffmann

by Michael Kaye, Vincent Giroud & Placido Domingo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2017)

Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories...

Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven

by Mariana Whitmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2017)

The Magnificent Seven was a Western reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Despite such stars as Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bronson, the film was not terribly successful when it premiered....

The Vicar's Organ

by Percy Quirk Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

The Vicar's Organ by Percy Quirk tells a tale of indiscretion and exploitation running rife through the congregation of a quaint country parish. But, as the faithful flock reveal their secrets, who is truly...


by Amélie Hope Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

Raw by Amélie Hope is about lust and love and rock ‘n’ roll. A young groupie craves the pounding music and sexual freedom of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Will she ever be able to find love in this playground...

And the Midnight Trio

by Harper Eliot Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

In And the Midnight Trio by Harper Eliot, a jazz singer teases with her eyes, her body and her voice, as the wealthy patrons appraise her body as intently as they appraise her songs. But the singer's lover plays...

On Highway 17

by B. Z. R. Vukovina Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

On Highway 17 by B. Z. R. Vukovina where passion burns brighter than fame as an idealistic guitarist makes his way to California, and the young musician is suddenly forced to question his destiny.

Well Played

by Stella Harris Sweetmeats Press (March 06, 2013)

In Well Played by Stella Harris a young cellist has the chance of a lifetime at a very prestigious institution. But her position is soon compromised by her frustratingly gifted, handsome and manipulative section...

Christian Songs and Rhymes for Children | Children’s Jesus Book

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Make your kids listen to the chime of faith and Jesus with this Christian Songs and Rhymes for Children. Composed of numerous Christian songs, your kids will surely have fun praising the name of Jesus by singing...

Goodnight, L.A.

by Kent Hartman Da Capo Press (September 19, 2017)

From behind the walls of a handful of well-hidden, unlikely recording studios in the Los Angeles area, legends-in-waiting created masterpiece albums. It was a time of astonishing creativity and unprecedented...

Memory, Space, Sound

by Johannes Brusila Intellect (September 07, 2016)

Memory, Space, Sound presents a collection of essays from scholars in a range of disciplines that together explore the social, spatial, and temporal contexts that shape different forms of music and sonic practice....

Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain

by Kari Kallioniemi Intellect (September 01, 2016)

English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II—and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in...

In Their Own Words: Canadian Choral Conductors

by Holly Higgins Jonas Dundurn (July 01, 2001)

Canadas choral conductors share their experiences and ideas about the roles of music and the choir.

Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Musicians: Opening Windows / True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera / Lois Marshall / John Arpin /

by Mark Hernandez, Ezra Schabas, Lotfi Mansouri & Stuart Hamilton et al. Dundurn (December 17, 2013)

Classical music in all its forms is celebrated in this collection of volumes devoted to both instrumental and choral music. The books range from biographies of musical figures to celebrations of Canadian institutions...

English and German Diction for Singers: A Comparative Approach

by Amanda Johnston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2016)

This resource offers a thorough analysis of the German and English languages and includes oral drills, word lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and tongue twisters. Unique to this publication is the illustration...

A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around

by Carl B. Schmidt Lexington Books (October 29, 2015)

A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around highlights the work of a not-for-profit choir that has weathered the vicissitudes of wars, civil unrest, and economic downturns...

The Kaprálová Companion

by Karla Hartl, Timothy Cheek, Michael Beckerman & Jindri?ka Bártová et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

The Kaprálová Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle, is a collection of biographical and analytical essays on Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová [1915–1940]. Accompanied by an annotated...

Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen

by Robert J. Wiersema Greystone Books (September 02, 2011)

There are dozens of books about the Boss, exploring every facet of his career. So what's left to say? Nothing objective, perhaps. But when it comes to music, objectivity is highly overrated. Robert Wiersema...