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Rock Steady
$5.87
SKU
0606949315825
Publisher
Interscope
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1121596
Location
M
Songs For Silverman
$5.87
SKU
827969419120
Publisher
Sony Legacy
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Very light wear to disc. Case and artwork included but clearly used; may not include online digital copy. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1122115
Location
M
The Musical as Drama
$31.77
Description

Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov or opera. Until recently, the musical has been considered either an "integrated" form of theater or an inferior sibling of opera. McMillin demonstrates that neither of these views is accurate, and that the musical holds true to the disjunctive and irreverent forms of popular entertainment from which it arose a century ago.


Critics and composers have long held the musical to the standards applied to opera, asserting that each piece should work together to create a seamless drama. But McMillin argues that the musical is a different form of theater, requiring the suspension of the plot for song. The musical's success lies not in the smoothness of unity, but in the crackle of difference. While disparate, the dancing, music, dialogue, and songs combine to explore different aspects of the action and the characters.


Discussing composers and writers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern, The Musical as Drama describes the continuity of this distinctively American dramatic genre, from the shows of the 1920s and 1930s to the musicals of today.

ISBN
9780691127309
By
McMillin, Scott
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692167
Location
C
Mary Poppins
$13.06
Description
(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). A delightful collection of 11 songs complete with a synopsis with color photos from the film. Songs include: Chim Chim Cher-ee * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * A Spoonful of Sugar * and more.
ISBN
9780793579310
Publisher
Hal Leonard
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641087
Location
A
It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track: Objects & Essays, 2012-2018
$17.95
Description
When all else fails, when our compass is broken, there is one thing some of us have come to rely on: music really can give us a sense of something like home. With It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track, legendary music critic Ian Penman reaches for a vanished moment in musical history when cultures collided and a certain kind of cross-generational and 'cross-colour' awareness was born. His cast of characters includes the Mods, James Brown, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Fahey, Steely Dan and Prince - black artists who were innovators, and white musicians who copied them for the mainstream. In 'prose that glides and shimmies and pivots on risky metaphors, low puns and highbrow reference points' (Brian Dillon, frieze), Ian Penman's first book in twenty years is cause for celebration.
ISBN
9781910695876
By
Penman, Ian
Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781910695876
Location
Essays
Journey Through the Classics: Book 3 Early Intermediate: Hal Leonard Piano Repertoire
$5.84
Description
(Educational Piano Library). Journey Through the Classics is a four-volume piano repertoire series designed to lead students seamlessly from the earliest classics to the intermediate masterworks. The graded pieces are presented in a progressive order and feature a variety of classical favorites essential to any piano student's educational foundation. Benefits: Progressive order provides a variety of musical styles in a logical sequence; Includes a reference chart with the stylistic period and challenge elements listed for each piece; Authentic repertoire ideal for auditions and recitals; and more. Quality and value make this series a perfect classical companion for any method! 25 pieces by J.S. Bach, Burgmuller, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Heller, Gurlitt and more.
ISBN
9781458411518
Publisher
Hal Leonard
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
744395
Location
L
Oxford Anthology of Western Music: Volume 2: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late-Nineteenth Century
$54.24
Description
Designed to complement chapters 11-24 of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, Second Edition.

Package and Save!
Print and recorded volumes from the Oxford Anthology of Western Music can be bundled with Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs's The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, Second Edition, a t a discount. Contact your Oxford University Press Representative or call 800.280.0280 for details.

The three-volume Oxford Anthology of Western Music is conveniently available in print format along with streaming audio recordings, replacing the physical CD sets of the previous edition.

ISBN
9780190600327
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
744355
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An Encyclopedia Of The Violin (Da Capo Press Paperback)
$5.88
Description
This encyclopedia is the diverse lexicographic work available in the English language and provides a treasure trove of information on the violin--its technique, its history, and its place in music. Beginning with the 1880's, the work traces the evolution of violin technique, examines its construction and manufacture, lists makers in America and Europe, offers a biographical section on chamber music ensembles with rare photographs, and presents a glossary of music and musical terms. This Da Capo paperback features a new preface by noted concert violinist, Stuart Canin. This standard handbook for professional musicians and students will interest all those with a love for music.
ISBN
9780306800047
By
Bachmann, Alberto
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708164
Location
B
The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
$4.99
Description
From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Big Spender," from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen ran their fingers over piano keys, enticing unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Critically acclaimed writer Wilfrid Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he's crafted a dazzling, authoritative history of the era that "tripled the world's total supply of singable tunes."
It began when immigrants in New York's Lower East Side heard black jazz and blues-and it surged into an artistic torrent nothing short of miraculous. Broke but eager, Izzy Baline transformed himself into Irving Berlin, married an heiress, and embarked on a string of hits from "Always" to "Cheek to Cheek." Berlin's spiritual godson George Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, Gershwin love songs like "Someone to Watch Over Me," "The Man I Love," and "Love Is Here to Stay" are as tender and moving as ever.
Sheed also illuminates the unique gifts of the great jazz songsters Hoagy Carmichael and Duke Ellington, conjuring up the circumstances of their creativity and bringing back the thrill of what it was like to hear "Georgia on My Mind" or "Mood Indigo" for the first time. The Golden Age of song sparked creative breakthroughs in both Broadway musicals and splashy Hollywood extravaganzas. Sheed vividly recounts how Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer spread the melodic wealth to stage and screen.
Popular music was, writes Sheed, "far and away our greatest contribution to the world's art supply in the so-called American Century." Sheed hung out with some of the great artists while they were still writing-and better than anyone, he knows great music, its shimmer, bite, and exuberance. Sparkling with wit, insight, and the grace notes of wonderful songs, "The House That George Built "is a heartfelt, intensely personal portrait of an unforgettable era.
A delightfully charming, funny, and most illuminating portrait of songwriters and the Golden Age of American Popular Song. Mr. Sheed's carefully chosen depictions and anecdotes recapture that amazingly creative period, a moment in time in which I was so fortunate to be surrounded by all that magic."
-Margaret Whiting
ISBN
9781400061051
By
Sheed, Wilfrid
Publisher
Random House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119442
Location
B
Over 200 Irish Songs and Dances
$13.71
Description
(Music Sales America). This expansive collection will provide years of musical enjoyment for anyone who loves Irish music. Nowhere else will you find such a rich array of traditional ballads, airs, love songs, anthems, jigs, reels and hornpipes along with popular Irish song hits from stage and screen. Just mention a beloved melody and, chances are, you will find it in this essential volume.
ISBN
9781847726964
Publisher
Music Sales America
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103374
Location
L
The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation with David Blum (Cornell Paperbacks)
$10.58
Description
This collection of conversations with the Guarneri members explores all the most important facets of chamber-music playing.
ISBN
9780801494567
By
Blum, David
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709470
Location
B
Dave at Night
$4.99
Description

If nobody wants him, that's fine.He'll just take care of himself.

When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage--the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem--far from the life he knew on the Lower East Side. But he's not so worried. He knows he'll be okay. He always is. If it doesn't work out, he'll just leave, find a better place to stay. But it's not that simple.

Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers; exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, thick with rare friendships and bitter enemies. Perhaps somewhere, among it all, Dave can find a place that feels like home.

ISBN
9780064407472
By
Levine, Gail Carson
Publisher
HarperCollins
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110919
Location
C
Dream Walk
$5.87
SKU
0603497028122
Publisher
Countdown Records
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1121834
Location
M
A Shaker Musical Legacy (Revisiting New England)
$6.08
Description
This fascinating book brings more than one hundred previously unpublished Shaker songs to the attention of scholars, performers, and aficionados of folk music. A Shaker Musical Legacy introduces Shaker songs and dances that Brother Ricardo Belden, the last male member of the Hancock Shakers, gave in original manuscript form to Jerry and Sybil Count, the first directors of the Shaker Village Camp. The Opdahls have selected from and transcribed this music and included dance directions to honor Brother Ricardo's hope that doing so would keep alive a part of the Shaker heritage. The songs are transcribed as modern musical scores for use by contemporary musicians and singers. Many examples are also shown in their original Shaker musical notation. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform the dances as the Shakers themselves danced them. Explanatory notes introduce each of nine musical sections.
ISBN
9781584653608
By
Opdahl, Viola
Publisher
University Press of New England
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641145
Location
A
U2 Rock Crusade
$5.87
SKU
0617742213799
Publisher
World Wide Ent.
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124114
Location
G
Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
$12.75
SKU
0602547506429
Publisher
Ume
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125185
Location
G
Sonata for Jukebox: Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life
$7.61
Description
From one of our most original essayists and critics, a wide-ranging, freewheeling, utterly brilliant foray into the last fifty years of pop music and the multitudinous ways to hear it. Dazzling and original, Sonata for Jukebox is a brilliant foray into how pop music has woven itself into our lives since the dawn of the recording age. Geoffrey O'Brien has delved into 20th-century pop music as we experience it: a phenomenon that is at once public and private; personal yet popular. This is not a history of pop music, although fragments of that history find their way into its pages. It is not a memoir, although it is an entertaining biography of the author's ears and his family's exceptional affinity with pop music-his father was a leading New York DJ and his grandfather led a dance band in Philadelphia. It is an exploration of what listeners hear, what they think they hear, and how they connect it with the rest of their lives. The dizzying array of musical references will play through the reader's mind like a soundtrack as O'Brien explores how lives are lived in the presence-and in the memory of the presence-of music.
ISBN
9781582431925
By
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Publisher
Counterpoint
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708796
Location
B
Michael Jackson's This Is It
$5.87
Description
A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from an estimated 80 hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his untimely death in June at age 50. Interviews with collaborators and close friends of the late performer are also featured.
SKU
0043396338821
Publisher
Sony Pictures
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124075
Location
G
Hannah Montana - Pop Star Profile
$5.87
SKU
0786936731781
Publisher
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124251
Location
G
Raising Musical Kids: A Guide for Parents
$4.99
Description
Does music make kids smarter? At what age should a child begin music lessons? Where should you purchase an instrument? What should parents expect from a child's teachers and lessons? Raising Musical Kids answers these and many other questions as it covers everything from assembling a listening library for kids, to matching a child's personality with an instrument's personality, to finding musical resources in your community. Knowing that children can--and usually do--get most of their music education within the public school system, the author explores at length the features and benefits of elementary and secondary school programs, and shows how parents can make the schools work for them and their children. Throughout, Cutietta emphasizes the joy of participating in music for its own sake. Raising Musical Kids is a book that parents everywhere will treasure as a complete road map for developing their child's musical abilities.
ISBN
9780195129236
By
Cutietta, Robert A
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107325
Location
F
Stephen Lynch - Live at The El Rey
$5.87
SKU
0793018908597
Publisher
Razor & Tie
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124124
Location
G
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now! (Teach Yourself Series)
$5.26
Description
Learn to play the ukulele and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the ukulele, its components, how to hold and tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and playing a variety of well-known songs. You will learn different strumming techniques to help you play in a variety of musical styles. The book also contains a section teaching you how to play by ear. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the ukulele in any key and know how to read music.

The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Transposition chart
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Ukulele fingerboard chart
* Complete ukulele chord dictionary

This book teaches entirely in C tuning. The D tuning edition of Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele (item 14135) is available from your favorite music retailer and at Alfred.com.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

ISBN
9780739063408
By
Manus, Ron
Publisher
Alfred Music
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1121948
Location
A
Sparkle
$5.87
SKU
0043396408104
Publisher
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125449
Location
G
Symphony No. 8 (Dover Miniature Music Scores)
$9.79
Description

Widely regarded as the crowning achievement of his career, Mahler's Symphony No. 8 received overwhelming recognition at its first performance, conducted by the composer in Munich on September 12, 1910.
A massive, complex work that integrates on a truly grand scale the musical ideas, forms, and media that dominated Mahler's creative life, the symphony -- in two great sections -- is scored for orchestra, eight solo voices, double chorus, boys' choir, and organ, with the words for the first section taken from the medieval Latin hymn "Veni, Creator Spiritus." The text of the second part is from the final scene of Goethe's Faust.
Students, performers, and all lovers of Mahler's monumental orchestral works will welcome the addition of this fine, conveniently sized edition to their library of great scores.

ISBN
9780486419084
By
Mahler, Gustav
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111732
Location
L
The Legendary Crooners - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como
$6.76
SKU
0032031424197
Publisher
Standing Room Only
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125363
Location
G