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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...


Writing about Music

by D. Kern Holoman

Where do you place the hyphen in "Beethoven" if it breaks between two lines? How do you cite John Coltrane?s album A Love Supreme? Is it "premiere" or "première"? The answers and much more can be found in this...


Who Did It First?

by Bob Leszczak

“Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor leagues wishing for an opportunity...


Operas in English

by Margaret Ross Griffel

Although many opera dictionaries and encyclopedias are available, very few are devoted exclusively to operas in a single language. In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret...


Women of the Underground: Music

by Zora von Burden

In a series of 20 candid interviews with radical women musicians and performance artists, author Zora von Burden probes the depths of how and why they broke through society's limitations to create works of outstanding...


A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

by Matthew Hoch

Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument...


Who Did It First?

by Bob Leszczak

“Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor leagues wishing for an opportunity...


All Things Strings

by Jo Nardolillo & T.M. Larsen

String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. Because string playing is a living art form, passed directly from master to student, the words used to convey complex concepts such...


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...


Drum Kit Secrets

by Matt Dean

Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor of music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press),...


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

by Jonathan D. Green

In A Conductor’s Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works, Jonathan D. Green's sixth book-length contribution of guides for conductors, he offers this companion to his critically acclaimed A Conductor’s...


Black Metal

by Dayal Patterson

Featuring a wealth of new interviews with the genre’s most central figures, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult offers the most comprehensive guide yet to the most controversial form of extreme metal. From...


The Opera Manual

by Nicholas Ivor Martin

You are getting ready for a performance of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and you have a few questions. How many clarinets are in the orchestra? How many orchestra members appear onstage? How many different...


Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio

Italian Opera in the 18th and 19th centuries was an experience unequaled anywhere else in the world. The unique emotion, flavor, and passion that existed have yet to be attained in any other country. Opera houses...


Composers in the Classroom

by James Michael Floyd

Composers in the Classroom is 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...


The New Broadway Song Companion

by David P. DeVenney

This is a completely revised and expanded second edition of The Broadway Song Companion, the first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed...


Dictionary of Music Education

by Irma H. Collins

Irma Collins’s Dictionary of Music Education is more than just a lexicon. It is a journey through time and the story of the evolution of music education, including entries on notable individuals, crucial terms,...


Orchestral "Pops" Music

by Lucy Manning

In this second edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook, Lucy Manning brings forward to the present her remarkable compendium of information about this form of orchestral music. Since the appearance...


Transported by Song

by Caroline Bithell

The traditions of the Mediterranean island of Corsica have been well preserved and revitalized, yet little has been written about it in scholarly circles. This work represents the first treatise on Corsican...


Portuguese Piano Music

by Nancy Lee Harper

As the first book of its kind, Nancy Lee Harper’s Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography fills the gap in the historical record of Portuguese piano music from its start in the 18th...