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A Band In A Waistcoat Pocket The Story of the Harmonica in Australia -by- Ray Grieve. ISBN 0868194476.
Alfred Hill, Australian composer, considered the harmonica to be the national musical instrument of Australia. Ray Grieve spent
ten years interviewing harmonica players, collecting records, searching archives and extensive correspondence; he has made a
complete collection of all the known commercial harmonica recordings made in Australia from about 1908 to 1941 and field
recordings of champion players over this time. Used softcover book. 124 pages. (Currency Press Ltd. Paddington. 1995) Corners
and both ends of spine bumped. Foxing on upper edges of pages. Else very good.
A Dictionary of Musical Themes -compiled by- Harold Barlow & Sam Morgenstern. ISBN 0571119980.
Over 10,000 themes of classical music, including symphonies, concertos, other orchestral works, chamber music, sonatas,
and all kinds of concert music presented alphabetically according to composer, and coordinated with a Notation Index.
(Faber and Faber Ltd, London. 1983) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. Covered with a clear plastic sleeve. 642 pages.
In very good condition.
A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes -compiled by- Harold Barlow & Sam Morgenstern.
Revised Edition. ISBN 0517525038. The music of more than 8,000 song themes together with the words of the
themes, first line and title index and notation index. Originally published as "A Dictionary of Vocal Themes".
(Faber and Faber Ltd, London. 3rd printing of 2nd edition. 1978) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket.
547 pages. Dust jacket is torn and chipped on edges. Page edges lightly soiled. Book is very good.
Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes -compiled by- Harold Barlow & Sam Morgenstern.
Revised Edition. ISBN 0517525038. The music of more than 8,000 song themes together with the words of the themes, first
line and title index and notation index. Originally published as "A Dictionary of Vocal Themes" (Crown
Publishers, London. 2nd edition. 1976) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 547 pages. Date written inside
front cover. Remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Spine torn on
lower edge. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
A D'Oyly Carte Album, A Pictorial Record Of The Gilbert And Sullivan Operas -by-
Roger Wood. Foreword -by- Bridget D'Oyly Carte. (Adam and Charles Black, London, first edition, 1953) Used hardcover book, no dust
jacket, 66 pages, presentation sticker inside front cover dated 1955, foxing on page edges and light foxing on some pages, red cloth
covers are marked and bowed, else good.
All That Jazz! -by- Jack Wheaton. ISBN 0912675926. A book to help nonmusicians understand and appreciate the
excitement, originality and historical significance of jazz; the first part provides some historical background
to the development of Afro-American music, examining contributions from Africa, western Europe and the United
States; the second part of the book concentrates on developing listening skills; and the third section deals
with the relationships between aesthetics, technological advances and social changes and how they have affected
jazz. (Ardsley House Publishers, New York, 1994) Used softcover book, 379 pages. In very good condition.
Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive Study of Arranging By America's No. 1 Composer, Arranger and Conductor -by- Nelson Riddle. IF0127.
(Nelson Riddle, 1985) No ISBN. Used spiral-bound softcover book, 200 pages. Name stamp of
previous owner on title page. Light wear to edges and corners of covers and pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Asian Music For Beginners -by- Alan Bellhouse. Second Edition. Used paperback book. Study of Asian songs, Asian music and
Asian musical instruments. 119 black and white illustrations. 135 pages.
ISBN 0725701854. (William Brooks & Co. Sydney. Undated but circa 1981) Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper.
Covers are creased and worn. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
At The Mighty Organ -by- Geoffrey Wyatt. ISBN 0902280228.
The story of the cinema organs of the 1920s and 1930s which are now enjoying a comeback in
popularity; with photographs of many of the organists and technical diagrams. (Oxford Illustrated
Press, Oxford, 1974) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 98 pages. Dust jacket sunned.
Tape marks on flaps of dust jacket and endpapers from plastic covering now removed. Marks on endpapers.
Some light foxing. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Else good.
Australian Country Music -by- David Latta. Photography -by- Peter Brennan. ISBN 0091825814.
A wide-ranging survey of the Australian country music scene, with profiles of the major figures of the present and future; they
talk about their lives and their work, and the people and experiences which have shaped their art. The legends: Slim Dusty,
Smoky Dawson, Reg Lindsay and Jimmy Little. The balladists: John Williamson, Ted Egan and Brian Letton. The great female voices:
Anne Kirkpatrick, Jean Stafford and Jeanette James. The songwriters: Allan Caswell, Graeme Connors and Stan Coster. Our overseas
success stories: the LeGarde Twins, James Blundell and Wayne Horsburgh. The rising young stars: Melinda Johnstone, Tanya Walsh
and Kathryn Pitt. The new country exponents: The Happening Thang, The Danglin' Bros and Keith Glass. Used softcover book. 208
pages. (Random House Australia. Sydney. 1991) Remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Corners bumped. Else very good. Weight
Australian Rock 'n' Roll The First Wave -by- Michael Sturma. ISBN 0864173822. Australian Music. Essays on the Australian
rock 'n' roll era of the mid-1950s to the early 1960s; a book for those who recall the world after Elvis but before the
Beatles and who want to recall its energy and vitality. (Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1991) Used book.
Softcover book. 96 pages. Lower corner bumped. else very good.
Bodgie Dada And The Cult Of Cool Australian Jazz Since 1945 -by- John Clare and Gail Brennan. ISBN 086840103X.
Australian Jazz. The authors take the first detailed look at the post-war history of the esoteric levels of jazz culture in Australia;
the interaction of jazz with pop and rock is brilliantly captured; the authors also go beyond the confines of jazz to conjure up the
jitterbugging bodgies, hipsters, communists and fubsy old buffs who have been associated with the development of jazz in Australia.
Copiously illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages. (University of New
South Wales Press. Sydney. 1993) A few marks on upper edge of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
Early Recordings and Musical Style Changing Tastes In Instrumental Performance 1900-1950 -by-
Robert Philip. ISBN 0521235286. The author argues that the reasons for examining early 20th-Century performance are
compelling; it is the earliest period from which the primary source material has survived - we have the
performances themselves and do not have to rely on documents; furthermore, the recordings have preserved the general
performance practice of the period in great detail including habits which are scarcely mentioned in written documents;
early 20th-Century recordings have a particular relevance to the study of performance practice in the 19th-Century;
recordings also show how performance has gradually changed from the early 20th-Century to our own time, demonstrating how
practices of the 20th-Century have evolved. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 274 pages.(Cambridge University Press.
Reprint. 1994) Neat pencil underlining on some pages. Else in excellent condition. Weight 800 grams.
Empire of The Song Victorian Songs and Music -by- Olivia Bailey. Book+CD. ISBN 1840674687. Music History and Development.
Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901 and this book outlines the development of popular music over these sixty-four years which
saw some of the greatest changes in music that Britain has ever seen; from the polkas and waltzes at the beginning of her reign,
the reintroduction of Christmas Carols through the influence of her German husband Prince Albert, the start of the music hall in the
1850s, and the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, through the invention of the gramophone in 1877, Victorian Britain was most
definitely the 'Empire of the Song'. (Caxton Editions. London. 2002) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges
and bumped on corners. Book itself is very good. Some light marks on the CD and it appears to be good.
Essays By Goddard Lieberson Written Between 1948 and 1956. Booklet conceived by Brigitta.
(No publisher. No place. Printed in 1957.) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Unpaginated. Covers (printed
all over with the letters "GL") are grubby and sunned on spine. Foxing on endpapers. All else is very good.
French Song From Berlioz To Duparc The Origin And Development Of The Melodie -by- Fritz Noske -translated by-
Rita Benton. ISBN 0486221040. Dover Publications Second Edition 1970. Music Literature. The melodies of Berlioz, Liszt, Gounod, Bizet, Delibes,
Massenet, Saint-Saens, Lalo, Franck, Faure, Duparc and others are described and analysed as to structure, style, prosody, and
melo-harmonic features; the author's sensitive evaluation of the songs, coupled with over 250 musical examples, will provide
singers with ample evidence of the quality of many melodies, some of which deserve reintroduction to the concert stage.
Used softcover book. 454 pages + index. (Dover Publications. 2nd edition 1970) Covers are lightly grubby. Foxing on edges of
pages else pages are in fine condition.
From The Stage A Record of Dance Bands, Musicians and Dances -by- Colin Stratford. ISBN 0959407022. Australian Music History.
The book pays tribute to dance bands from the early days of Lismore on New South Wales' Northern Rivers district, up to the present
pub and club scene. Illustrated with black and white photographs. (Self published by Colin Stratford. Lismore, NSW. 1990)
Used softcover book. 175 pages. Foxing on edges of pages and first page. Covers are lightly grubby. Else very good.
Ghunyatu'l Munya The Earliest Persian Work On Indian Classical Music -translated into English and annotated by- Shahab
Sarmadee. ISBN 8172111444. (Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, in association with Northern
Book Centre, New Delhi, 2003) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 158 pages. In fine condition.
Great Days And Jolly Days The Story Of Girls' School Songs -by- Celia Haddon. ISBN 0340222301. Foreword -by- Joyce Grenfell.
While you may have forgotten the names of recent acquaintances, you haven't forgotten Miss Chesterman the English
Mistress, or Miss Williams the Games Mistress; and with these thoughts come snatches of music, occasional lines, or and
sometimes whole verses of a completely remembered school song; with a light and affectionate touch, the
author brings a sense of pathos and nostalgia, recapturing the world of girls' education over 100 years and more,
reflected in the lines they sang; illustrated with b/w photographs and line drawings; lyrics but no music notation.
(First edition, 1977, Hodder and Stoughton, London) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 128 pages. Covered in clear
plastic sleeve. Light foxing on edges of pages, small dollop of whiteout at top of fep, else very good.
Great God A' Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds Celebrating The Rise Of Soul Gospel Music -by- Jerry Zolten.
ISBN 0195152727. The Dixie Hummingbirds were the original spiritual pioneers of song; they set the standard
for all to follow by spreading the message of God's love through quartet singing. (Oxford University Press. 2003)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 370 pages. Dust jacket is creased and lightly worn on some edges and corners.
All else is in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Guide To Writing Collection Development Policies For Music -by- Amanda Maple & Jean Morrow -indexed by- Kristina
L Shanton. Music Library Association Technical Reports Series No. 26. ISBN 0810838656.
This guide, a supplement to the ALA's Guide for Written Collection Policy Statements, is meant to assist librarians, both music
specialists and generalists, who are responsible for writing collection development policies for music collections in academic,
conservatory, and public libraries. It includes a checklist for writing a collection development policy, an outline of elements
with examples from actual collections, and an example of a complete collection development policy. Used softcover book, 110 pages.
(The Scarecrow Press Inc, Lanham and Music Library Association, 2001) Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Covers are worn
on edges and bumped in corners. Else very good.
Hard Bop Academy The Sidemen Of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers -by- Alan Goldsher. ISBN 0634037935. HL00330896.
Jazz legend Art Blakey was one of jazz's foremost talent scouts; the instrumentalists who flowed in and out of Blakey's
ever-evolving collective, the Jazz Messengers, during their 36-year run, were among the most important artists of any era;
part oral history, part loving homage, this book is an affectionate look at these talented musicians; features firsthand
interviews with 24 former Jazz Messengers including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and Wynton Marsalis; a
literary jam session saluting a group that always had and always will deliver the hard bop message. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. 179 pages. (Hal Leonard Corporation. Milwaukee. 2002) In fine condition.
Hi-Fi Stereo Servicing Guide -by- Robert G Middleton. 1970. ISBN 0572007426. Mr Middleton discusses all components
of the hi-fi stereo (except record players and tape recorders which are covered
in other volumes); each topic covers a full chapter: AM tuner troubles, FM tuner
troubles, stereo multiplex troubleshooting, introduction to audio amplification,
servicing audio amplifiers, installing hi-fi speakers, system evaluation and
trouble location, and text equipment performance verification; generously
illustrated with appropriate schematics and diagrams; each chapter concludes
with an analysis of common trouble symptoms for that particular system. (1970, Foulsham-Sams Technical Books, W Foulsham & Co,
Slough, UK) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, now
protected in a clear plastic sleeve, 111 pages. Dust jacket is soiled, worn and chipped
on edges. Foxing on eps. Bookshop bookplate inside cover. 2 pages have small
section of damage at bottom where they were uncut and have been torn apart, else very good.
Highway 61 Revisited The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock and Country Music -by- Gene Santoro. ISBN 0195154819.
Music critic Gene Santoro's exploration of the influence of jazz on most forms of
American music - blues, folk, gospel, psychedelic rock, country, bluegrass, soul, funk, hiphop; explores cultural and musical links
between Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Lenny Bruce, The Grateful Dead, Bruce
Springsteen, and many others (Oxford University Press, 2004) Used hardcover book in dust
jacket. 312 pages. Dust jacket stretched a little along upper edge. Remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Else very good
condition. Weight 620 grams..
Historical Anthology Of Music Volume One Oriental, Medieval And Renaissance Music -by- Archibald T Davidson and Willi Apel.
Revised Edition. ISBN 0674393007.
A great storehouse of hitherto inaccessible musical treasure; the two books in this anthology record the history of music from the beginning
through 1800. This first volume covers the development of music to the beginning of the 17th Century with more than 200 representative
examples under 181 separate headings, are individually complete compositions, each of sufficient length to illustrate clearly a form or
style; accompanied by explanatory commentary with bibliography, English translations of foreign texts, and a detailed index. Not all
pieces in this volume are arrangements for pianoforte; words are included where appropriate. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust
jacket. 257 pages. Large book 24 cm x 31 cm. (Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. 10th printing 1970) Dust jacket is worn on edges
and bumped in corners. Foxing inside boards. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms. Chapters are:
Chapter I ORIENTAL AND GREEK MUSIC: Chinese; Japanese; Siamese; Hindu; Arabian; Jewish; Greek; Byzantine.
Chapter II EARLY MEDIEVAL MUSIC: Liturgical Monophony: Ambrosian Hymns; Ambrosian Chant; Gregorian Chant; Sequences. Religious and
Secular Monophony: Latin Lyrics; Troubadours; Trouveres; Minnesingers; Laude; Cantigas; English Songs; Mastersingers. Early Polyphony:
Parallel Organum; Free Organum; Melismatic Organum; Benedicamus Domino; Plainsong; Organa; Clausulae; Motets; Organum. 13th Century
Polyphony: Clausulae; Organum; Motets; Petrus de Cruce; Adam de la Halle; Trope; Conductus. 13th Century Dances.
Chapter III LATE MEDIEVAL MUSIC: English: Summer Is Icumen In. French: Roman de Fauvel; Guillaume de Machaur; Jacopin Selesses;
Baude Cordier; Guillaume Legrant. Italian: Jacopo da Bologna; Giovanni da Florentia; Ghirardello da Forenze; Francisco Landini;
Johannes Ciconia; Dances. English: School of Worcester; Organ Estampie. German: Oswald von Wolkenstein.
Chapter IV EARLY 15TH CENTURY MUSIC: English: John Dunstable; Lionel Power; Damett. French: Guillaume Defay; Gilles Binchois;
Arnold de Lantins; Hugo de Lantins.
Chapter V LATE 15TH CENTURY MUSIC: Flemish: Johannes Ockeghem; Jacob Obrecht. French: Loyset Compere. German: Heinrich Finck; Conrad
Paumann; Glogauer Liederbuch; Adam Heborgh; Buxheim Organ Book; Leonhard Kleber; Hans Kotter. English: Song; Robert Cornysh; Cooper.
Chapter VI EARLY 16TH CENTURY MUSIC: Vocal Compositions: Heinrich Isaac; Josquin des Pres; Pierre de la Rue; Paulus Hofhaimer;
Giacomo Fogliano; Bartolomeo Tromboncino; Jusquin d'Ascanio; Canto Carnascialesco; Milan; Juan Encina. Instrumental Compositions:
Heinrich Isaac; Joanambrosio Dalza; Francesco Spinaccino; Arnolt Schlick; F de la Torre; Hans Weck; English compe; French pavane;
Hans Neusiedler. Vocal Vompositions: Antoine de Fevin; Clement Janequin; Thomas Stoltzer; Ludwig Senfl; Johann Walter; Arnold von
Bruck; John Taverner; Adrian Willaert; Nikolaus Gombert. Instrumental Pieces and Lute Songs: Adrian Willaert; Girolamo Cavazzoni;
Silvestro Ganassi; John Redford; Luis de Milan; Luis de Narvaez; Miguel de Fuenllana; Anriquez de Valderravano. Vocal Compositions:
Clemens non Papa; Clause Goudimel; Claude le Jeune; Thomas Tallis; Cristobel Morales; Costanza Festa; Jacob Arcadelt; Cipriano de
Rore; Louis Bourgeois. Instrumental Compositions: Antonio de Cabezon; Andrea Gabrieli; Claude Gervaise. Vocal Compositions: Claude
le Jeune; Francesco Guerrero.
Chapter VII LATE 16TH CENTURY MUSIC: Vocal Compositions: Giovanni Palestrina; Orlando de Lasso [keyboard arrangement Philips];
Jacob van Werth; Philipp de Monte; Guillaume Costeley; Jacobus de Kerle; Tomas Luis de Victoria; William Byrd; Giovanni Maria
Nanini. Instrumental Compositions: Claudio Merulo; Nicolaus Ammerbach; Giovanni Picchi. Vocal Compositions: Luca Marenzio; Jacob
Handl; Giavanni Gabrieli; Giovanni Gastoldi; Thomas Morley; Felice Anerio; Carlo Gesualdo; John Danyel; John Dowland; Hans Hassler;
Gregor Aichinger; Michael Praetorius; Melchior Franck; Thomas Tomkins; Thomas Weelkes; Orlando Gibbons. Instrumental Compositions:
Michael Praetorius; Giovanni Gabrieli; Gianavvi Macque; Florentio Maschera; Thomas Tomkins; John Munday; John Bull; Orlando
Gibbons; Jean Titelouze; Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck. Commentary, with Notes on the Sources. Translations of the Literary Texts.
Historical Anthology Of Music Volume Two Baroque, Rococo And Pre-Classical Music -by- Archibald T Davidson and Willi Apel.
A great storehouse of hitherto inaccessible musical treasure; the two books in this anthology record the history of music from the beginning
through 1800. This second volume covers the development of music from the end of the 17th Century to the end of the 18th Century, the Baroque,
Rococo and Pre-Classical periods in Europe and America; accompanied by explanatory commentary with bibliography, English translations of
foreign texts, and a detailed index. Over 100 composers are here each represented by one or more carefully chosen selections; the only
composers of first rank whose music has been omitted are J S Bach and Handel as their works are universally obtainable. Not all
pieces in this volume are arrangements for pianoforte; words are included where appropriate. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust
jacket. 303 pages. Large book 24 cm x 31 cm. (Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. 8th printing 1970) Dust jacket is bumped on corners
and has a few small tears at top of spine. Foxing inside covers and on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.5 kilograms.
Chapter I EARLY BAROQUE MUSIC: ITALY: Vocal: Peri; Cavalieri; Caccini; Viadana; Banchieri; Monteverdi. Instrumental: Trabaci; Frescobaldi;
Fontana; Marini. GERMANY: Instrumental: Chorale Preludes; Scheidemann; Scheidt; Schein. PORTUGAL: Instrumental: Coelho.
Chapter II MIDDLE BAROQUE MUSIC: ITALY: Vocal: Rossi; Cavalli; Carissimi; Landi; Cesti; Provenzale; Stradella; Steffani. Instrumental:
Landi; Merula; Cazzati; Legrenzi; Vitali. GERMANY: Vocal: Schutz; Albert; Hammerschmidt; Tunder; Rosenmuller; A Kreiger; Buxtehude.
Instrumental: Tunder; Froberger; Reusner; Buxtehude; Poglietti; J C Bach; Biber; G Muffat. ENGLAND: Vocal: Lawes; Humphrey; Blow.
Instrumental: Locke. FRANCE: Vocal: Lully; Charpentier. Instrumental: Gaultier; Chambonnieres; Cambert; Lully; L Couperin; Le Begue;
d'Anglebert. SPAIN: Vocal: Cererols. Instrumental: Cabanilles.
Chapter III LATE BAROQUE MUSIC: ITALY: Vocal: A Scarlatti; Bononcini; Durante. Instrumental: Torelli; Corelli; A Scarlatti; T Vitali;
Abaco; Vivaldi; D Scarlatti; Tartini. GERMANY: Vocal: Erlebach; Keiser; Telemann. Instrumental: Fischer; J Krieger; Pachelbel; Kuhnau;
Telemann; T Muffat. ENGLAND: Vocal: Purcell; Pepusch; Croft; Greene. Instrumental: Purcell. FRANCE: Vocal: Campra; F Couperin; Rameau.
Instrumental: F Couperin; Rameau; Leclair.
Chapter IV ROCOCO AND PRE-CLASSICAL MUSIC: ITALY: Vocal: Galuppi; Pergolesi; Terradellas; Jommelli; Piccinni. Instrumental:
Sammartini; Platti; Rutini; Boccherini. GERMANY: Vocal: Hasse; Graun; Gluck; Hiller; Dittersdorf. Instrumental: W F Bach; Stamitz;
Monn; K P E Bach; J C Bach; Edelmann. ENGLAND: Vocal: Arne; Webbe. FRANCE: Vocal: Rousseau; Gretry. SPAIN: Instrumental: de Nebra.
AMERICA: Vocal: Hopkinson. Commentary, with Notes on the Sources. Translations of the Literary Texts.
In Defence Of Classical Music -by- Andrew Ford. ISBN 0733315941.
(ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2005) Used hardcover
book in dust jacket, 190 pages. In excellent condition.
Inside Early Music Conversations With Performers -by- Bernard D Sherman. ISBN 0195097084.
Twenty-three of the leading musicians
of the early music movement speak about their passion for early music - why they are attracted to a historically oriented
approach and how it shapes their work. Conversations with John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, William Christie and Philippe
Herreweghe; choral director Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars; vocalists Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4 and Barbara Thornton
of Sequentia; fortepianists Robert Levin and Malcolm Bilson; harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt; cellist Anner Bylsma; and many
others. (Oxford University Press. New York. 1997) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 414 pages. In fine condition.
Kpegisu A War Drum of The Ewe -by- David Locke -featuring- Godwin Agbeli. ISBN 0941677397. Performance in World Music
Series No. 8. African Drumming. Kpegisu is one of the oldest orally
transmitted festivals of West Africa; Kpegisu performances, or "Drums" include tuneful, poetic songs about
profound subjects, rich in allegory and metaphor; in this a study of traditional African song, renowned master
drummer Godwin Agbeli joins with Africanist and ethnomusicologist David Locke to communicate the thythmic,
tonal and metaphorical power of Kpegisu. (White Cliffs Media Co, Tempe, AZ, 1992)
Used softcover book, 192 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Pocket inside rear cover. Corners
bumped, else very good.
Moise Et Pharaon (Mo´se et Pharaon) (Rossini Opera Festival 1997) Programme and Historical
Information Guide. Text in English and Italian. Used softcover book in dust jacket. 178 pages. A few
tears on upper edge of dust jacket and some marks. Pages are very good.
Music Autoethnographies Making Autoethnography Sing Making Music Personal -edited by-
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Carolyn Ellis. ISBN 9781921513404. Music. Communication in Music. Autoethnography is an
autobiographical genre that
connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political; usually written in the first person voice, autoethnographical
works appear in a variety of creative formats; this edited volume investigates the
synergies between music and autoethnography by presenting work in which the relationships between these two areas is explored through the eyes,
ears, emotions and stories of music and autoethnography practitioners. Used softcover book. 273 pages. (Australian
Academic Press. Bowen Hills, Qld. 2009) In fine condition.
Music History From Primary Sources A Guide to The Moldenhauer Archives (The Rosaleen Moldenhauer
Memorial) -edited by- Jon Newsom & Alfred Mann. ISBN 0844409871.(Library of Congress, Washington,
2000) Used large hardcover book. No dust jacket, as issued. 732 pages. Sticker on front endpaper.
In very good condition. Weighs 3.1 kilograms. Please email us for a Shipping quote stating your location.
Music In The Baroque Era From Monteverdi To
Bach -by- Manfred F Bukofzer. (W W Norton & Company Inc, New York, 1947)
No ISBN. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 489 pages. Dust jacket is sunned,
grubby and fairly tattered on edges. Book itself is good, with light
foxing and some soiling on edges of pages. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Music Industry Management The Information and Working Documents You Need to Successfully Manage Band
and Solo Careers, Shows and Tours, Copyright Including Independent Release -by- Alan Gordon. 2nd Ed. 2002. ISBN
0646359762. Chapters cover: Management defined; Music industry careers; Running a music industry business;
Marketing and promotion; Managing band and solo careers; Managing shows and tours; Managing copyright; Music retail
management. Used spiral-bound softcover book. 225 pages. (Artform Publications. Lismore. 2002) Covers are worn on edges
and around spirals and have some indent marks. Pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
New Structures In Jazz and Improvised Music Since 1960 -by- Roger T Dean. ISBN 0335098975. 230 pages.
Paperback. (Open University Press. UK. 1992) Ex-Library with stickers and stamps on front and last pages. Covers are worn
on corners and edges. Pages are very good.
Paul Simon Born At The Right Time Tour Tour Programme. (Paul Simon. 1991) Oversize. Worn and
creased on edges and corners. Else good.
Perfect Beat: The Journal of Research
into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, Volume 1 Number 1, July 1992: Sight Reading;
Music Videos, MTV and Movie Soundtracks; Rap, Radio and Industrial Analysis -edited by- Philip
Hayward & Tiffany Hutton (supported by the Mass Communications discipline, Macquarie University,
Sydney and distributed by Manic Ex-poseur, Melbourne) ISSN 1038-2909. Used softcover book, 98
pages. Wear to edges of covers. Pages are in excellent condition. Contents are: World Music, Indigenous
Music and Music Television in Australia (Tony Mitchell); Music Power: Kylie, Bowie and 'The Delinquents' (Diane
Jarosiewicz); Music Video, Maerketing and Misadventure - A Career Study of the Hummingbirds (Melissa
Battersby & Meret Valtwies); Spectacular Signification - Noiseworks' Freedom Video (Philip Hayward & Rachael
Privett); Ornament and Crime: The Hip Hop Avant Garde of the Late 80s (McKenzie Wark); The Music Industry
and Pop Culture - The Case for an Australian Study (Marcus Breen); Teeth Gritted Harmonies - Music Policy on
Australian Public Radio (Katrina McManus); Feature Review: Writing Rock History - The Sex Pistols and Their Role
in the Seventies' New Wave (Philip Hayward); Reviews.
Pipe Organs of Tasmania A Brief History -by- B A Clark and J M S Johnson. Revised Second Edition 1981.
ISBN 095982491X. Tasmania is richly endowed with fine pipe organs, many dating from the early and mid 1800's. This book
records for posterity as much as is known by the authors of the history of all Tasmanian pipe organs from the earliest days
of settlement of the Colony of Van Dieman's Land. Illustrated with black and white photographs. (Published by the Hobart
Guild of Organists. Revised 2nd edition. 1981) Used softcover book. 106 pages. Included is Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 6 of the
Organ Society of Queensland Inc. Very good condition.
Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" -by- Claude Debussy -edited by- William W Austin. Norton Critical Scores.
Includes an authoritative score; text of Stephane Mallarme's poem; backgrounds and sources; criticism and analysis. (Chappell &
Co Ltd. London. 1970) Used softcover book. 167 pages. Covers are creased and worn.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
Rock and Roll An Unruly History -by- Robert Palmer. ISBN
0517700506. The companion volume to the PBS Television Series of the same name. (Harmony Books, New York, 1995)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 323 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges with one small tear
on front lower edge. Some marks on upper edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Rock Music Styles A History -by- Katherine Charlton. Fifth Edition. Used softcover book. Musical commentary in a historical
and social framework; traces the development of rock music from its roots in country and blues to the most contemporary
trends; well-chosen song examples and easy-to-read listening guides illustrate the defining characteristics of rock
styles and develop the ability to make connections between the popular music of yesterday and today. 348 pages + glossary
and index. ISBN 9780073121628. (McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Boston. 2008) Corners are bumped. Small tear in edge of title
page. Else very good. Weight 820 grams.
Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record -by-
Clough Williams-Ellis. Introduction -by- Sir Malcolm Sargent. The
official description of London's Royal Festival Hall, its design, construction,
furnishing and decorations; illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural
plans, diagrams and b/w & coloured illustrations. (published by Max Parrish, London, in
association with the London City Council, 1951) Used hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket, 128 pages. Dust jacket fairly tattered on edges with small pieces
missing, book now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Bookplate sticker
on fep. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name written
on back of fep. Book smells musty. Else very good.
Structures Of The Jazz Age: Mass Culture,
Progressive Education, And Racial Disclosures In American Modernism -by-
Chip Rhodes. Rhodes charts the 1920s cultural
landscape populated by critical intellectuals like H L Mencken and Irving
Babbitt, and by major imaginative writers like Dos Passos, Cather and
Dreiser; looking beyond the mainstream, the author also considers more
marginal schools of thought including progressive educational philosophy, the
critique of mass culture, and the cult of primitivism, exemplified in the less
canonised figures like Anzia Yezierska, Harry Leon Wilson and DuBose Heyward; he
shows how these different strands were woven together in a way that helped to
sustain Republican rule and an expanding economy, until the entire edifice came
tumbling down in the stock market crash of 1929.
(Verso, London, 1998) ISBN 1859842003. NEW softcover book, 218 pages. NEW.
Symphonies And Other Orchestral Works:
Essays in Musical Analysis -by- Donald Francis Tovey. Contains 115 essays by Tovey: on Beethoven's
overtures and symphonies (including his famous study of the Ninth Symphony), all Brahms' overtures
and symphonies, eleven symphonies by Haydn, six by Mozart, three each by Schubert, Schumann,
and Sibelius, four by Dvorak, and many other works by composers from Bach to Vaughan (Oxford
Paperbacks, OUP, 1989) ISBN 0193151472. Used softcover book, 570 pages. Edges of covers are worn.
Edges of pages have some marks and are tanned. Else good.
Tchaikovsky: The Ballet Suites -text by- David Foil. Black Dog Music Library.
This book contains a CD with
highlights from Swan Lake, Op. 20, Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 and Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 with Efrem Kurtz
conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra; annotated minute-by-minute commentary on the music so you can
listen to the ballet suites while enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the music. (Black Dog &
Leventhal Publishers. New York. 1995) ISBN 1884822398. Small hardcover book with CD. No dust jacket. NEW
Testament Of Music: Essays And Papers -by-
Ernest Newman -edited by- Herbert Van Thal. Ernest Newman was a brilliant and
inspiring music critic, a master of the complete understanding of music;
musically self-taught, arch-enemy of pedantry and faddism, he strove throughout
his long career to distinguish work of genuine and lasting value from the
second-rate. (Putnam, London, First edition, 1962)
No ISBN. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 312 pages, dust jacket is worn and
chipped on edges and has a small section of surface lifted at top, but is now
protected with a clear plastic sleeve, name written on fep, foxing, else good.
The Appreciation Of Music Volume III: Short Studies of Great Masterpieces -by- Daniel Gregory Mason. Music
Literature. Originally printed in 'The New Music Review'; chapters cover 'Istar
(Vincent D'Indy), 'Enigma' Variations (Elgar), Symphony No. 3 (Brahms,
'Scheherazade' (Rimsky-Korsakoff), Irish Symphony (Stanford), 'Don Juan'
(Strauss), Symphonie Pathetique (Tchaikowsky), 'L'Arlesienne' (Bizet), Symphony
No. 3 (Saint-Saens), Symphony, 'From The New World' (Dvorak), Academic Festival
Overture (Brahms). (The W H Gray Co, New York,
1918) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 152 pages. Good green cloth boards with faded
gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Edges and corners are rubbed and
bumped. Stamps and marks on fep and pencilled music staves on bep. Some foxing
to edges of pages. All else is very good.
The Chorister's Pocket Book (-published by- The
R.S.C.M. (Royal School of Church Music, Addington Place, Croydon, NSW, reprint
of 3rd revised edition, 1962) Small used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 112 pages.
Presentation inscription to previous owner Ross Teppere signed by Mark Fisher,
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Mark's Church, Figtree, NSW, and the Rector (signature indecipherable) dated
28th August 1977 on blank leaf facing title page. Bookshop bookplate on
title page, Foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
The Dictionary Of Composers And Their Music: A Listener's Companion -by- Eric Gilder. This volume covers almost
700 years of music history, from 1300 to 1984, and details the works of 425 of the world's
most important composers of music for the concert hall, church, opera and ballet. (David &
Charles Inc, Newton Abbot, 2nd edition, 1985) ISBN 0715386719. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket, 592 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Marks and date on fep. Light foxing on edges
of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
The Encyclopedia Of Jazz And Blues:
Celebrating The Lives of The Greatest Artists in Jazz and Blues History -by- Keith Shadwick
(Oceana, Quantum Publishing Ltd, 2007) ISBN 9780681086449. Used
large softcover book, 448 pages. Corners bumped, else very good. Weighs 2.1 kilograms.
The Gilbert And Sullivan Book -by- Leslie
Baily. Music. Gilbert and Sullivan Operas. 10 colour plates and over 400 illustrations in the text. (3rd edition,
March 1953, Cassell & Co Ltd, London) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 443
pages. Good brown cloth faded at top, faded brown lettering on spine. Corners
bumped. Foxing on eps and on edges of pages. Inscription to previous owner on fep. This book weighs 1.5 kilograms.
The Heritage of Vienna -edited by- Karl Bittman. ISBN 0959140409. Ex-Library copy. Music. This anthology
looks at the achievement of Vienna in
the fields of music, the arts, literature, thought and science in which it was cradle and home to outstanding men and women; the
chapters have been written by a number of immigrants and their friends, most of them from Vienna, who came to Australia as a result
of the great upheaval prior to and following the last World War; illustrated with b/w photographs. (1983, Nova Novelty Co, Sydney,
with the support of the Viennese Theatre (Sydney) and the assistance of the Department of Sociology of the University of NSW) Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, 128 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Covers are soiled and have some insect damage,
foxing inside covers, corners bumped, pages are very good.
The Musical Detectives -by- Irene Gass and R J McGregor. Illustrated with line drawings -by- Valerie Sweet.
(Geoffrey Cumberlege, OUP, London, first edition, 1950) Used small hardcover
book, no dust jacket, 147 pages, in fair condition: blue cloth covers are soiled, faded
and discoloured, spine darkened although the silver lettering is good, covers
knocked on edges, spine damaged at top, front and back endpapers have been torn
out, heavy foxing on intro pages and last page, occasional spot of foxing on
pages, foxing on edges of pages, name on half title page and also on index page.
The Natalia Sats Children's Musical Theatre -by-Victor Victorov. ISBN 505000683X. (Raduga Publ, Moscow, 1986)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 141 pages, covered in clear plastic sleeve, tape marks on eps, dust jacket worn
on edges, else very good.
The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll The Stories Behind Every Song -by- Steve Appleford. ISBN 0732263042.
Tells the story of The Rolling Stones exclusively through their songs, going behind the scenes at the recording sessions and witnessing
the making of Stones albums, from the psychadelia-drenched to the decadent blues and country; every aspect of the Stones legend is
explored; illustrated in colour and black and white. Used softcover book. 256 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers. Sydney 1997) Corners
of covers are bumped. Else in fine condition. Weight 850 grams.
The Story Of Christian Music From Gregorian Chant To Black Gospel An Illustrated Guide To All The Major
Traditions Of Music In Worship -by- Andrew Wilson-Dickson. ISBN 0745931426. Covers each period of European musical
history, as well as the Orthodox tradition, the growing African scene, and the many-sided American music picture.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 256 pages. (Lion Publishing. Oxford. 1992) A few marks on the edges of pages.
Else in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
The Story of Miss Saigon -by- Edward Behr and Mark Steyn. ISBN 1559701242. The story behind the making of the musical
"Miss Saigon". Illustrated in black and white and colour. (Arcade Publishing. New York. 1991) Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket.
Good red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. 192 pages. Remainder mark at bottom of pages. Else very good.
The Sydney Eisteddfod Story 1933-1941 -by- Jennie Rowley Lees. ISBN 9780975748336.
Signed by the author on the title page. (Sydney Eisteddfod. Sydney. 2008) Used softcover book. 315 pages.
Knocked on lower corner of rear cover. Else in excellent condition.
The Tao Of Music Using Music To Change Your Life -by- John M Ortiz. ISBN 0717127265.
The author shows how you can use music to help deal
with life's challenges; he offers "musical menus" of carefully selected songs and melodies,
reflective of various emotional states, that you can use to progress from identifying your pain
to healing it; he also provides creative exercises, anecdotes and case histories that reveal the
transformative power of music. (Newleaf, Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Dublin, 1997) Used softcover book, 390 pages. Light wear and creasing to
dust jacket, edges of pages grubby, else very good.
The Third Ear On Listening To The World -by- Joachim-Ernst Berendt. Translated from the
German -by- Tim Nevill. ISBN 1852300493. Foreword -by- Yehudi Menuhin. Originally published in 1985 entitled 'Das Dritte Ohr'.
People today rely too much on their eyes, and the ear has been relegated to second place; musicologist Berendt takes
us on an expedition into the world of hearing; we will travel through the distant realms of the universe, into the
secrets of nuclear physics, biology and physiology, listen to politics, sociology, ethnology and the great spiritual
traditions; our vehicle will be the ear, for it is only by learning to use our ears that we may experience the fullness
of being that is our full birthright. Used softcover book. 234 pages. (Element Books, UK, 1988) Corners lightly bumped.
Light wear to covers. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Unashamed Accompanist -by- Gerald Moore. (Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd, London, 5th imp, December,
1944) Used softcover book in dust jacket, 77 pages. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and worn on
edges, with small tears at bottom of spine. Endpapers are grubby. All else good.
The Well-Tempered String Quartet: A Book of Counsel and Entertainment for all Lovers of Music in the Home
-by- Bruno Aulich and Ernst Heimera. English translation -by- D Millar Craig. Two amateur musicians who have performed in
a quartet for ten years relate the trials and joys of making music at home. Practical hints on whether and how each
chamber music work can be successfully tackled by amateurs. (Novello & Co. London. Revised with additions.
1949) Used book. Small hardcover book in dust jacket. 147 pages. Dust jacket is poor: half the spine is missing; worn and torn
on edges and corners; grubby. Bookshop bookplates on front flap of dust jacket and inside front cover. Name of previous
owner written on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and title page and edges of pages. Text is very good.
The World Of Musical Comedy -by- Stanley Green. Revised and Enlarged Fourth Edition. The story of the
American musical stage as told through the careers of its foremost composers and lyricists; with an Appendix
listing the casts, credits, songs and recordings of every musical listed in the book. (A S Barnes & Co Inc.
San Diego. 4th ed. 1980) ISBN 04980233443. Used large hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 480 pages.
Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with a few small tears in upper edge. Foxing and some soiling on edges
of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
The World Of Rock -by- John Gabree. Rock Music. An explosive statement on the biggest cultural phenomenon
to ever hit the world; they're all here - the youth who reshaped the ballads of
country & western music, traditional folk lyrics, pulsating tempos of rhythm
and blues, sweet soul, and rock and roll, to tell it like it is about sex, war,
civil rights and black protest; covers the Beatles, the Supremes, Little
Richard, the Monkees, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Aretha
Franklin, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beach Boys, the Doors, the Lovin'
Spoonful, Ray Charles, the Who, the Mamas and Papas, and many others. (Fawcett Publications, 1968) No ISBN. Used
small mass market paperback book, 176 pages, covers soiled, pages are very good.
Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America
(The Norton Introduction to Music History Series) -by- Robert P Morgan. Music History. The author
skilfully traces the
diverse currents that have characterised art music in the twentieth century. (W W Norton & Company. New York. First ed.
1991) ISBN 039395272X. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 554 pages. In fine condition.
25 Years Of Australian Opera (Twenty Five Years Of Australian Opera) -by- Neil Warren-Smith with Frank Salter.
ISBN 0195544137. Neil Warren-Smith, loved as a character and admired as a creative bass baritone, appeared in more than 300
productions on stage and television, mainly in Australia; he met all the leading conductors, producers and singers and worked with
most of them; he writes of his experiences with them on and off stage with insight, candour and gusto; packed with good stories,
thoughtful judgements and high hopes, this is a singer's story. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 180 pages. (Oxford University
Press. Melbourne. First Edition. 1983) 180 pages. In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Viva la LibertÓ! (Viva la Liberta!) Politics In Opera -by-
Anthony Arblaster. NEW BOOK. The author uncovers the political dimensions of a vast
range of works, from 'The Marriage of Figaro' to 'Nixon in China'; beginning
with an investigation of opera in revolutionary France, Arblaster goes on to
analyse Mozart's enigmatic politics, and to explore the work of Rossini,
Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi in the contect of the 'Risorgimento';
further chapters examine Wagner;s early radicalism and notorious aniti-semitism,
nationalism in Russian, Czech and English opera, and the weaknesses of Puccini
and Strauss; he also discusses the place of women in opera, and concludes
with a fascinating survey of the treatment of everyday life in opera and
musicals from Dallapiccola to Sondheim. (Verso, London, reprint, 2000) ISBN 0860916189. NEW softcover book, 340 pages, NEW.
Woodford Folk Festival Retrospective A Journey Through The Eyes of Four Photographers -by-
Barry Drysdale, Graeme Batterbury, Ian Hallmond and Garry Williamson. Signed Copy. Signed on half title page
by Ian Hallmond, Graeme Batterbury and Garry Williamson. ISBN 0646430467. Dedicated to the memory of Barry Drysdale
(1947-2003). Used softcover book. 128 pages. (Queensland Folk Federation Inc. Woodford. 2003) In fine
condition. Weight 600 grams.
Your Name's On The Door 10 Years Of Australian Music -by- Tracee Hutchison. ISBN 0733301150. The author looks at
Australian rock music in the 1980s from backstage; over 30 rock musicians talk to her about a decade that saw Australian
music become an international commodity. (ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1992)
Used softcover book, 230 pages, edges of some pages tanned, corners knocked, else good.
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