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On Your Knees - Biblical references, Religion and Faith In the songs by U2

by barbara marinello

The songs by U2 can carry many different messages and among them there is a message of Faith and deep religiosity. Looking for a guiding thread from the origins of the band up to now I want to follow up through...


Born to Drum

by Tony Barrell

“An engaging journey into the wild and wonderful world of drumming.”—CLEM BURKE, Blondie

To have a great band you need a great drummer. For the first time, Tony Barrell shines a long-overdue spotlight on...


Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists

by Bob Leszczak

In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak’s excitingWho Did It First? series,readers explore the hidden history of the most famous,...


Operas in English: A Dictionary

by Margaret Ross Griffel

In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally...


Women of the Underground: Music: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves

by Zora von Burden

In their own words, influential women musicians talk about shattering stereotypes and changing the world.


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

by Bob Leszczak

In Who Did It First?: Great Pop Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the second volume in Bob Leszczak’s exciting Who Did It First? series, readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed...


All I want is you

by Angela Barresi

“All I Want Is You” is a U2 fan’s “music story”. It’s about her love for the band’s music and for the men behind the musicians, admiring their keen intelligence, their humanitarian principles and...


Music, Physics and Engineering

by Harry F. Olson

This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems,...


Principles of Orchestration

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.


Music: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz

More than 400 memorable quotes about the world of music, from Fred Allen to Oscar Wilde, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Florian Zabach. Wonderful for public speakers or just browsing.


Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer

by Matt Dean

Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer is an indispensable guide for any drum kit player. Drummer and historian Matt Dean covers a broad range of drum kit–related subjects to...


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

by Jonathan D. Green

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,...


Classical Music Top 40

by Anthony Rudel

The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover.

Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don’t know how or where to start—so many composers,...


Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

by Dayal Patterson

Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal.


Pocket Karaoke

by Sarah Lewitinn

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...


Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000

by D. J. Hoek

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over...


The Opera Manual

by Nicholas Ivor Martin

The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive...


Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

by Maurice Hinson & Wesley Roberts

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly...


Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...


Composers in the Classroom: A Bio-Bibliography of Composers at Conservatories, Colleges, and Universities in the United States

by James Michael Floyd

A bio-bibliographical dictionary, chronicling the careers and work of over 120 composers associated with conservatories, colleges, and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico, Composers in the Classroom...