Band Music of the French Revolution Jan07

Band Music of the French Revolution

Band Music of the French Revolution This is the definitive study in English of the role of the wind band during the French Revolution and the Bourbon Restoration. In instrumentation the modern wind band begins here. Finally available in a fully updated second edition including new material on works by Anton Reicha, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa and Hector Berlioz. Paperback versions are available from...

Music during the English Restoration Jan07

Music during the Eng...

Music during the English Restoration: Philosophy and Performance Practice With the exception of the new form, Opera, the previous two centuries of musicology have tended to present the Baroque Period, 1600-1750, as a period of functional, even mechanical, music. The contemporary discussion in...

Music during Jacobean England Jan07

Music during Jacobea...

Philosophy and Performance Practice of Music during Jacobean England With the exception of the new form, Opera, the previous two centuries of musicology have tended to present the Baroque Period, 1600-1750, as a period of functional, even mechanical, music. The contemporary discussion in this...

Italian and Spanish Music of the Baroque Jan07

Italian and Spanish ...

Essays on Italian and Spanish Music of the Baroque With the exception of the new form, Opera, the previous two centuries of musicology have tended to present the Baroque Period, 1600-1750, as a period of functional, even mechanical, music. The contemporary discussion in this volume will help...

Music of the German Baroque Jan07

Music of the German ...

Essays on Music of the German Baroque With the exception of the new form, Opera, the previous two centuries of musicology have tended to present the Baroque Period, 1600-1750, as a period of functional, even mechanical, music. The contemporary discussion in this volume will help the reader...

Music of the French Baroque Jan07

Music of the French ...

Essays on Music of the French Baroque With the exception of the new form, Opera, the previous two centuries of musicology have tended to present the Baroque Period, 1600-1750, as a period of functional, even mechanical, music. The contemporary discussion in this volume will help the reader...

Psychological Problems in Conducting Jan07

Psychological Problems in Conducting

Psychological Problems in Conducting This conducting book is about the mind, not the baton.   There is a great deal of misunderstanding about the role of the conductor. As a student he is often given to understand that all the answers are found on the score page and if he just studies that page enough he will understand the music. But the fact is there is no music in the score, only symbols of the grammar of music.  This is the real meaning of Mahler’s famous statement, “What is best in music is not to be found in the notes.” What the conductor really contributes is to bring to the rehearsal everything which is not in the score. But...

Renaissance Men on Music Jan28

Renaissance Men on M...

Renaissance Voices: Views on Music by Renaissance Writers Renaissance Men on Music This volume contains the fascinating views of some of the most well-known and influential men of the Renaissance. Here we find interesting information not mentioned in traditional texts. For example we find...

Renaissance Philosophies of Music Jan28

Renaissance Philosop...

Renaissance Voices: Views on Music by Renaissance Writers Essays on Renaissance Philosophies of Music This volume consists of essays which present the reader with Renaissance views on their philosophy of music. The contemporary opinions here cover the general new view of man himself in the...

Music Performance in Ancient Societies Jan28

Music Performance in...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Music Performance in Ancient Societies This volume contains first-hand and eye-witness descriptions of the actual performance of music in ancient and medieval societies. Documented here are not only concerts of art music in real...

Early Views on Music and Ethics Jan28

Early Views on Music...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Early Views on Music and Ethics Ethics, from the original Greek word, “ethos,” had to do with the character of a man. The first part of this book presents the arguments of the ancient philosophers who believed that Music education...

Early Thoughts on Performance Practice Jan28

Early Thoughts on Pe...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Early Thoughts on Performance Practice This volume presents the early views of philosophers and musicians having to do with the general background of what is known as Performance Practice. Performance Practice refers to the...

Contemporary Descriptions of Early Musicians Jan28

Contemporary Descrip...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Contemporary Descriptions of Early Musicians The first part of this volume presents first-hand accounts of individual ancient musicians, singers, instrumentalists, conductors, both men and women. The second part presents much...

Ancient Views on What Is Music Jan28

Ancient Views on Wha...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Ancient Views on What Is Music This book follows the fascinating attempt of man to explain the nature of Music, that powerful and mysterious art from which cannot be seen. From original accounts from the earliest period of writing...

Ancient Views on the Natural World Nov12

Ancient Views on the...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Ancient Views on the Natural World This volume contains a fascinating collection of observations by ancient writers as they were attempting to understand Music in its relationship with the world around them. The book begins with a...

Ancient Views on Music and Religion Nov12

Ancient Views on Mus...

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers Ancient Views on Music and Religion This volume is a compilation of original philosophic views on the relationship of music and religion as early history progressed towards more modern times, beginning with the strong association...

Aesthetics of Music, vol. 8 Oct04

Aesthetics of Music,...

Aesthetics of Baroque Music in England Aesthetics of Music, volume 8 For the first time, Dr. David Whitwell presents a thorough study of the performance of music in society together with the philosophical views on art versus entertainment, the role of performance in education and character...

Essays on Performance Practice Jul27

Essays on Performanc...

Essays on Performance Practice David Whitwell is one of the most influential college band directors of the twentieth century and the author of more than forty books on music, conducting, education, history and aesthetics. In this new collection of essays, “Essays on Performance...

Essays on the Modern Wind Band Jul27

Essays on the Modern...

Essays on the Modern Wind Band David Whitwell is one of the most influential college band directors of the twentieth century and the author of more than forty books on music, education, history and aesthetics. In this new collection of essays, Essays on the Modern Wind Band, he provides a...

Aesthetics of Music, vol. 7 Jun10

Aesthetics of Music,...

Aesthetics of Baroque Music in France Aesthetics of Music, volume 7 For the first time, Dr. David Whitwell presents a thorough study of the performance of music in society together with the philosophical views on art versus entertainment, the role of performance in education and character...

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