Music s Spell

Author: Emily Fragos
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780307270924
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Poetry

Presents the works of some of literature's greatest waxing poetic on the universal language that needs no words, from Rumi and Shakespeare, to Elizabeth Bishop and Billy Collins; from the wild pipes of William Blake to the jazz rhythms of Langston Hughes, the result is a symphony of poetic voices as varied as the music itself.

Music in Texas

Author: Lota M. Spell
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 1443726184
Release Date: 2008-11
Genre: Music

MUSIC IN TEXAS- A SURVEY OF ONE ASPECT OF CULTURAL PROGRESS by LOTA M. SPELL. Originally published in 1936. PREFACE: THE purpose of this work is to make available to teachers, club workers, and others interested in the cultural develop ment of the State of Texas some facts by which the progress of music may be traced, and also some songs actually sung through the years, as illustrative material Many of these, here reproduced from early editions in the possession of the writer, while in no sense masterpieces of musical art, are represent ative of the taste of the people at different eras. A collection of dances and instrumental music will be issued separately in larger format later ... . Contents include: BOOK L THE PERIOD OF DISSEMINATION CHAPTER PAGE I Music among the Indians 3 II Music in the Texas Mission 6 III Spanish - Mexican Folk Music H IV Anglo-American Music 23 V The Early German Contribution 34 BOOK II. ABSORPTION FROM A WIDER FIELD VI Music of the Mexican War 46 VII Other Foreign Contributions 52 VIII Echoes of the Old South 61 IX Some Musical Annals before 1890 69 X Music Education to 1910 80 BOOK III. THE PERIOD OF AMALGAMATION XI Effects of the World War on Musical Progress .... 89 XII Singing Societies in Texas 92 XIII Opera in Texas 101 XIV The Symphony Orchestra in Texas 107 XV Music Education, 19H-1936 113 XVI Other Agencies Contributing to Musical Progress 119 BOOK IV. THE BEGINNINGS OF CREATIVE WORK XVII Texas Folk Music 127 XVIII Music Composed by Texans or in Texas 137 APPENDIX. Texas Concert Calendar, 1920-1921 .... 144 INDEX. 1 47 LIST OF SONGS INCLUDED Padre Nuestro 1 An old Alabado - - 1 1 Alabado as sung in Texas today 12 Lullaby of a Spanish Mother 15 Call of the Tamale Vender 16 Music of the Pastores De larga Jornada 1 8 Oh peregrina 19 La Viudita 2 1 Christmas Carol 22 Vill you come to the Bower 25 The Banks of the Blue Moselle opposite 26 Old Windham two forms 29, 30 German Folk Song 36 At the Window 39, 40 Song of the Texas Ranger Im Afloat 46, 47 The Campbells are Coming 49 The Maid of Monterey 51 Clang Clang Clang 56 Choosing a Flower 57 Come, oh come with me - 59, 60 Lorena 64 Take me home 66 67 The Vacant Chair 85 Lebewohl by Silcher 95 On Yonder Rock Reclining - 102, 103 Yellow Rose of Texas 128, 129 Down on de rollin Brazos 132, 133 Palomita - 13 5 Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms 138, 139

Breaking the Spell

Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121886X
Release Date: 2006-02-02
Genre: Religion

For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.

Music Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: Paul Gregory Attinello
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754660427
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. Chapters focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies and hermeneutics.

A Lust of the Mind

Author: Bernard Howell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479745371
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Fiction

Mark McGuire has the boundless curiosity of a mind without horizons. He loves classical music, serious literature and history. His own detailed exploration of these and associated subjects gives him a much wider education and a more cultured outlook than far more academically successful people. Mark’s rise, from the backstreets of Farnmoor to the higher echelons of the Civil Service contains many set-backs and wrong turnings before he eventually finds the way forward to a successful future. But success comes at a price. Mark has become an outsider. His restless quest for knowledge and an understanding of the world around him, has led Mark to deplore the dumbed-down popular culture of contemporary Britain. He refuses to have anything to do with it. His love-life is a series of unsatisfactory relationships with women who are unable to understand his individualistic philosophy. Is he destined to be alone forever?

Classical Music in a Changing Culture

Author: Donald Vroon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442234550
Release Date: 2014-07-02
Genre: Music

In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics, the future of classical music, the sale and distribution of music in the modern era; the decline of American culture and its causes; the role of misguided ideologies that affect American music, from political correctness to multiculturalism to period performance practice, and the true richness of our music and its subculture.

Representations of the Orient in Western Music

Author: Nasser Al-Taee
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754664694
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

Nasser Al-Taee is the director of Education and Outreach at the Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman. Prior to this, he was an associate professor of musicology in the School of Music at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music, including issues concerning representation, appropriation, race, and east-west relations.

Essentials of Jazz Theory

Author: Shelly Berg
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 073903085X
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Music

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!

Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest

Author: John Donald Robb
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826344328
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Music

First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music. Composer John Donald Robb, a passionate aficionado of the traditions of his adopted state, traveled New Mexico recording and transcribing music from the time he arrived in the Southwest in 1941.

Adventures in Music Listening

Author: Leon Burton
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0769202640
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Education

An integrated elementary listening program for music classes, regular classes, libraries and home use. Includes 20 great musical selections complete with historical information, composer/arranger biographical information, musical features sketches, cross-curricular connections and anticipated outcomes. Meets the National Music Standards.

Romani Routes

Author: Carol Silverman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199913350
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Music

Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the diaspora. Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, Roma are revered as musicians and reviled as people. In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians address the challenges of discrimination. Focusing on southeastern Europe then moving to the diaspora, her book examines the music within Romani communities, the lives and careers of outstanding musicians, and the marketing of music in the electronic media and "world music" concert circuit. Silverman touches on the way that the Roma exemplify many qualities--adaptability, cultural hybridity, transnationalism--that are taken to characterize late modern experience. And rather than just celebrating these qualities, she presents the musicians as complicated, pragmatic individuals who work creatively within the many constraints that inform their lives.