Music Appreciation

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Scores: A Study Anthology

    Kristine Forney, Roger Hickman

    Eleventh Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Gregorian Chant to Beethoven

    This two-volume anthology reproduces all the works discussed in the full-length versions of the book and included on the 8-CD set of recordings.More

  2. Book ImageJazz: Essential Listening

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    The #1 text in the market—now in an Essentials Edition.More

  3. Book ImageThe Beatles

    Hunter Davies

    Updated Edition

    The book that defines a band that defined a generation.More

  4. Book ImageWork and Pray: Living the Psalms with the Nuns of Regina Laudis

    Margot Fassler

    A documentary film that captures the aural and visual power of music, Work and Pray examines the role of sacred music within contemporary culture.More

  5. Book ImagePerforming the Passion: J. S. Bach and the Gospel According to John

    Margot Fassler, Jacqueline C. Richard, The Yale Schola Cantorum, Et Al.

    A documentary film that captures the aural and visual power of music, Performing the Passion examines the role of sacred music within contemporary culture.More

  6. Book ImageEverybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

    Pete Seeger, Bob Reiser, Jesse Jackson

    “Filled with beautiful music, glorious lyrics, and the soul of one of the most important historical and social revolutions of our history.” —Judy CollinsMore

  7. Book ImageLouis Armstrong's New Orleans

    Thomas Brothers

    "The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, CommentaryMore

  8. Book ImageStudio A: The Bob Dylan Reader

    Benjamin Hedin

    "The most absorbing, wide-ranging and stimulating body of writing about the mighty Bob that's ever been assembled."--Salman RushdieMore

  9. Book ImageBlackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965–1999

    Paul McCartney

    "McCartney writes as freely—and often as beautifully—as a blackbird sings....[He] is a genius with the common touch."—Stephen Logan, The Sunday Times [London]More

  10. Book ImageTo Stretch Our Ears: A Documentary History of America's Music

    J. Heywood Alexander

    Following the same chapter organization as An Introduction to America’s Music, To Stretch Our Ears is the first gathering of significant and far-reaching readings that illuminate many aspects of American music.More

  11. Book ImageLone Star Swing

    Duncan McLean

    High Fidelity meets Blue Highways in this gloriously offbeat quest for the true roots of Texas Swing.More

  12. Book ImageThe New Grove Gospel, Blues and Jazz

    William Bolcom, Max Harrison, Paul Oliver

    'Max Harrison . . . surveys the whole history and development of jazz in a concise, well written and well illustrated . . . article together with an extensive bibliography.' —Richard D. C. Noble, Times Literary SupplementMore

  13. Book ImageThe Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

    William Schwenck Gilbert, Arthur Seymour Sullivan

    From Trial by Jury to The Pirates of Penzance: the complete librettos of all fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas.More

  14. Book ImageMarsalis on Music

    Wynton Marsalis

    Companion book to the popular PBS-TV series Marsalis on Music, introducing families, children, and music-hungry readers of all ages to the joy of good music, both classical and jazz.More

  15. Book ImageFilm Music: A Neglected Art

    Roy M. Pendergast

    "That Mr. Prendergast is unusually well-equipped to discuss both the technology and the aesthetics of film music is revealed once more in this second edition, particularly in the new section on synthesizers. And in this discussion he is disarmingly frank and perceptive. The hands-on experience he has had as one of Hollywood's leading music editors has allowed him to make comments and judgments that serve the history of film music." —William Kraft, composer, from the ForewordMore

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