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    • Christmas carol collections

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    • Encyclopedias of music

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    • Heavy metal publications

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    • Music illuminated manuscripts

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    • Non-fiction books about musical theatre

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    • Novels about music

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    • Books about opera

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    • 100 Best Australian Albums

    • 100 Best Australian Albums

      The 100 Best Australian Albums (a.k.a. One Hundred Best Australian Albums) is a compendium of rock and pop albums of the past 50 years as compiled by music journalists Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell. The book was published on 25 October 2010 by Hardie Grant Books (Prahran, Victoria).Sony Music has re ... Read »


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    • Advanced Genius Theory

    • The Advanced Genius Theory

      The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time? is a 2010 U.S. nonfiction book by journalist Jason Hartley. It posits an explanation as to why well-established musicians are now perceived as terrible or having "lost it". Merely, these artists or celebrities have "Advanced" past our under ... Read »


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    • All Time Top 1000 Albums

    • All Time Top 1000 Albums

      All Time Top 1000 Albums is a book by Colin Larkin, creator and editor of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The book was first published by Guinness Publishing in 1994. The list presented is the result of over 200,000 votes cast by informed music lovers and ranked in order. Each album is annotated with details of its ... Read »


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    • Apostrophes: A Book of Tributes to Masters of Music

    • Apostrophes: A Book of Tributes to Masters of Music is a book written by Alfred Kreymborg and published by The Grafton Press, New York, in 1910. It is a slim volume (with no page numbers), and comprises a series of short somewhat 'poetic' paragraphs addressed to various great composers. There is an introductory apostro ... Read »


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    • L'art de toucher le clavecin


    • Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya

    • Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya (Indian Musical Instruments) is a book (ISBN ) written by Dr. Lalmani Misra. It was published under the Lokodya Granthmala series (Granthak / Volume No.: 346) of Bharatiya Jnanpith, New Delhi. The first edition was published in 1973, the second in 2002. The book was written in Hindi. It was desc ... Read »


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    • The Bishoprick Garland

    • The Bishoprick Garland is a book compiled by Cuthbert Sharp which gives historical details of people, places and events from the Bishopric of Durham, and was published in 1834. The Bishoprick Garland – (full title – "The Bishoprick Garland, Or a collection of Legends, Songs, Ballads, &c. Belonging to the ... Read »


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    • Blues Fell This Morning

    • Blues Fell This Morning is a notable 1960 book published by Cassell and written by Paul Oliver. The book follows Olivers' educational insight into the blues, as well as American folk music between the 1920s and the 1950s. The book provides insights into problematic periods during this time; such as relationships, the d ... Read »


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    • Blyth and Tyneside Poems & Songs


    • The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

    • The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

      The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan is a book published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press intended to analyze the work of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It is the fourth book of Cambridge Companion to American Studies. This book is edited by Kevin J. Dettmar and contains seventeen essays, each written by a ... Read »


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    • Cancionero de Medinaceli

    • The Cancionero de Medinaceli or Cancionero Musical de Medinaceli (CMM) is a manuscript containing Spanish music of the Renaissance. It was copied during the second half of the 16th century and kept at the library of the Duke of Medinaceli's house, hence its name. Is it probably the most important compilation of Spanish ... Read »


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    • Cancionero de Upsala

    • The Cancionero de Upsala [sic], also known by the titles Cancionero del Duque de Calabria and Cancionero de Venecia, is a volume of mostly anonymous Spanish music printed in Venice in 1556. Its actual title is Villancicos de diuersos Autores, a dos, y a tres, y a quatro, y ya a cinco bozes...Venetiis, Apud Hieronymum S ... Read »


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    • Catcheside-Warrington's Tyneside Songs


    • Catcheside-Warrington's Tyneside Stories & Recitations


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    • Choirbook

    • A Choirbook is a large format manuscript used by choirs in churches or cathedrals during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is large enough for the entire choir to read from one book. Choirbooks were generally put on a stand with the smaller boy sopranos in front and the men in back. Once the printing of music b ... Read »


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    • Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore


    • The Christian Harmony

    • The Christian Harmony is a shape note hymn and tune book compiled by William Walker. The book was released in 1866 (1867 according to some sources). It is part of the larger tradition of shape note singing. William Walker was born in 1809 in South Carolina, and grew up near Spartanburg. He became a Baptist song le ... Read »


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    • The Classical Style

    • The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven is a book by the American pianist and author Charles Rosen. The book analyses the evolution of style during the Classical period of classical music as it was developed through the works of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The Classical Style ... Read »


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    • A Composer's Guide to Game Music


    • Country (book)

    • Country was the first book published by Rolling Stone magazine critic Nick Tosches. Released in 1977 under the title Country: The Biggest Music in America, it was retitled in later editions as Country: Living Legends and Dying Metaphors in America's Biggest Music and Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll. Rather ... Read »


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    • The Country Blues (book)

    • The Country Blues

      The Country Blues is a seminal book by Samuel Charters, published in 1959 and generally acknowledged as the first scholarly book-length study of country blues music. An album of the same name was issued on Folkways Records as an accompaniment to provide examples of the artists and styles discussed. It was reprinted by ... Read »


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    • The Cowley Carol Book

    • The Cowley Carol Book was edited by George Ratcliffe Woodward and was published in 1901 and 1919, in two parts, ('First' and 'Second' Series), and was subtitled as a selection of carols "for Christmas, Easter and Ascensiontide". The First Series was produced by George Ratcliffe Woodward, and for the second, later volu ... Read »


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    • The Dancing Master

    • The Dancing Master (first edition: The English Dancing Master) is a dancing manual containing the music and instructions for English Country Dances. It was published in several editions by John Playford and his successors from 1651 until c1728. The first edition contained 105 dances with single line melodies; subsequen ... Read »


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    • Deep Community

    • Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground is a book by Boston Globe journalist, Scott Alarik with photographs by Robert Corwin. It was published in 2003 by Black Wolf Press. The book is a compilation of over 120 articles by the author that appeared in either The Boston Globe or Sing Out! between 1992 an ... Read »


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    • The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature


    • Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich


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    • Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

    • Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

      Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing is a biography of musician Elliott Smith by Benjamin Nugent. It was published by Da Capo Press on October 30, 2004, just past the one-year anniversary of Smith's death. The book contains interviews with two of the musician's producers, Rob Schnapf and David McConnell, and friends such ... Read »


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    • Energy Flash

    • Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture

      Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture is a book by English music journalist Simon Reynolds which chronicles the development of dance and rave music from the mid 1980s to the early 2000s. The book was published in America under the title Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Cultur ... Read »


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    • Essays in Musical Analysis

    • Sir Donald Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis are a series of analytical essays on classical music. The "essays" actually came into existence as programme notes written by Tovey to accompany concerts given (mostly under his own baton) by the Reid Orchestra in Edinburgh. Between 1935 and 1939 they were published in six ... Read »


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    • Exotica (book)

    • Exotica: Fabricated Soundscapes in a Real World

      Exotica: Fabricated Soundscapes in a Real World is a 1999 non-fiction book by English musician and author David Toop. The work was first published on 15 June 1999 through Serpent's Tail and focuses on the musical genre exotica. In the book Toop discusses the musical genre of exotica as well as the general listener rea ... Read »


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    • Fake book

    • A fake book is a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn and perform new songs. Each song in a fake book contains the melody line, basic chords and sometimes lyrics – the minimal information needed by a musician or small group to make an impromptu, extemporized arrangement o ... Read »


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    • Finishing the Hat

    • For the Desperate Housewives episode, see Finishing the Hat (Desperate Housewives). Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954–1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes is a book by American musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The book contains Sondheim' ... Read »


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    • Formalized Music

    • Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition is a book by Greek composer, architect, and engineer Iannis Xenakis in which he explains his motivation, philosophy, and technique for composing music with mathematical functions. It was published in Paris in 1963 as Musiques formelles: nouveaux principes formel ... Read »


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    • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

    • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, is a book written by Stephen Nachmanovitch and originally published in 1990 by Jeremy Tarcher of the Penguin Group. Free Play is the creative activity of spontaneous free improvisation, by children, by artists, and people of all kinds. According to Stephen Nachmanovitch, free ... Read »


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    • Fronimo Dialogo

    • The Fronimo Dialogo di Vincentio Galilei (Vincenzo Galilei) is an instructional book on playing, composing and intabulating vocal music for the lute. The first edition was printed by Girolamo Scotto in Venice with the full title FRONIMO DIALOGO / DI VINCENTIO GALILEI FIORENTINO, / NEL QUALE SI CONTENGONO LE VERE, / et ... Read »


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    • Genesis of a Music

    • Genesis of a Music is a book first published in 1949 by microtonal composer Harry Partch (1901–1974). Partch first presents a polemic against both equal temperament and the long history of stagnation in the teaching of music; according to Alex Ross, this is "the most startling forty-five-page history of music eve ... Read »


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    • Girl with the Most Cake

    • Girl with the Most Cake is an upcoming autobiography and memoir written by musician, actress, and artist Courtney Love. The book details Love's life from her wayward upbringing to her rise to prominence with her band Hole. The book also focuses on several relationships, particularly her marriage to Kurt Cobain, as well ... Read »


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    • The Gospel of Filth

    • The Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence & Darkness

      The Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence & Darkness (formerly known as "The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible") is a book by Dani Filth and Gavin Baddeley, documenting the history of the band Cradle of Filth and straying further afield to explore their influences and "lay bare the fascinating underworld of contempo ... Read »


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    • La guerra se acaba –si tú quieres


    • Guitar Zero

    • Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning

      Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning is a 2012 popular science book by research psychologist Gary Marcus. It documents the author's process of learning the guitar while discussing aspects of music cognition and the role of critical periods in learning a musical ability. The book was released on Jan ... Read »


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    • The Hackney Scout Song Book

    • The Hackney Scout Song Book contains a collection of songs which were popular in the early days of the Scout Movement in the United Kingdom. Although originally intended for the use of Scouts in the Hackney district of East London, it quickly became the standard work of its type in the UK and around the world. First pr ... Read »


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    • Harmonie universelle

    • Harmonie universelle, contenant la théorie et la pratique de la musique

      Harmonie universelle (Complete title: Harmonie universelle, contenant la théorie et la pratique de la musique) is the work of Marin Mersenne, published in Paris in 1636. It represented the sum of musical knowledge during his lifetime. This was a major work since it represented the most complete description of mus ... Read »


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    • Helter Skelter (books)

    • Helter Skelter (books)

      Helter Skelter was a bookshop and publisher specialising in rock music, based in Denmark Street, London. The shop was founded by Sean Body in 1995, who specifically chose the location of 4, Denmark Street as it had previously housed Regent Sounds Studios, which had recorded early work by the Rolling Stones. The shop s ... Read »


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    • Hot Wacks

    • Hot Wacks is a Canadian book that has been in circulation for over 25 years, featuring reviews of bootleg music releases. Reviews include information such as source, quality, track listing and packaging. It is commonly referred to as the 'Bootleg Bible' by bootleg collectors. Hot Wacks was the work of Kurt Glemser. Bef ... Read »


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    • I Swear I Was There

    • I Swear I Was There: The Gig That Changed the World by David Nolan (IMP 2006) is a detailed book account of the Sex Pistols' gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester on 4 June 1976. The gig was voted by Channel 4 television as one of the three most important gigs of all time, and featured in the films 24 Hour Part ... Read »


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    • I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

    • I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

      Dutton Penguin (hardback) I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution (usually shortened to I Want My MTV) is a 2011 book about the rise of American cable television channel MTV, its heyday, and its transformation from a strictly music video channel. The book relies almost entirely on interviews ... Read »


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    • In Search of a Concrete Music

    • In Search of a Concrete Music

      In Search of a Concrete Music (French: À la recherche d'une musique concrète), written and published in 1952, is a French language publication which forms a major part of the experimental composer and theoretician Pierre Schaeffer's collection of works written to record his own undertakings on the development of ... Read »


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    • Industrial Culture Handbook

    • RE/Search No. 6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook from RE/Search Publications, 1983 is a book about industrial music and performance art edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno. It features interviews and articles with Throbbing Gristle, Mark Pauline, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Monte Cazazza, Sordide Sentimental, SPK, Z'EV, Johanna ... Read »


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    • International Dictionary of Black Composers

    • The International Dictionary of Black Composers is a two-volume reference work with biographies and work information for 185 black music composers from across two centuries. The Dictionary was a project of the Center for Black Music at Columbia College Chicago. International Dictionary of Black Composers. (1999). Sam ... Read »


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    • The Interpretation of Music

    • The Interpretation of Music is a book by Thurston Dart. It is described by the Encyclopædia Britannica as "the best direct and concise account of the issues of performance". This book deals with correct performance conventions and procedures relevant to different periods and styles (for example Gregorian intonation ... Read »


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    • The Joy of Music

    • The Joy of Music is Leonard Bernstein's first book, originally published in 1959 by Simon & Schuster. A highly acclaimed, bestselling work, it is still in print today. In the book, Bernstein completely abandons the traditional academic style of books on classical music. Some of the chapters are cast in the style of co ... Read »


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    • Krautrocksampler

    • Author Julian Cope Country United Kingdom Language English Subject Krautrock Publisher Head Heritage
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    • Krautrocksampler

      Krautrocksampler: One Head's Guide to the Great Kosmische Musik - 1968 Onwards, written by musicologist and former The Teardrop Explodes singer, Julian Cope, is a book describing the underground music scene in Germany from 1968 through the 1970s. The book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1995 by Head Herita ... Read »


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    • Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

    • Lachrimæ or seaven teares figured in seaven passionate pavans, with divers other pavans, galliards and allemands, set forth for the lute, viols, or violons, in five parts is a collection of instrumental music composed by John Dowland. It was published by John Windet in London in 1604 when Dowland was employed as lut ... Read »


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    • The Language of Music

    • The Language of Music

      The Language of Music is a 1959 book about music by the critic and musician Deryck Cooke. Cooke expounds the expressionist theory of art, according to which beauty in music depends upon the accurate representation of the emotions of its creators. He matches various predicates with musical phrases or chordal sequen ... Read »


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    • Lieder line by line

    • Lieder line by line (subtitled Lieder line by line and word for word) is a book by Lois Phillips, a professor of song at the Royal Academy of Music. The book gives the full texts of most of the important lieder by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler and Strauss. Under each line of the original G ... Read »


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    • Lords of Chaos (book)

    • Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground

      Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground is a book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. The book presents itself as a non-fiction account of the early Norwegian black metal scene, with a focus on the string of church burnings and murders that occurred in the country around 1993. A film a ... Read »


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    • Mahoor Scores by Mokhber-Al-Saltaneh

    • Mahoor Scores By Mokhber-Al-Saltaneh

      Mahoor Scores By Mokhber-Al-Saltaneh is a book by Saman Pourisa about an old notation of Persian Music. It was published in 2011 by Iranian Academy of Arts. The title of the book is inspired of the name of the original writer of the notation Mehdi Qoli Hedayat (Mokhber-Al-Saltaneh). It consists of 5 chapters, and was n ... Read »


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    • Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture

    • Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture is a 2005 book edited by musician Thurston Moore on Universe Publishing. The book is a collection of stories, essays, art, and other contributions by various artists, musicians, and writers. It centers around the role of the mixtape and cassette culture in the lives of the contrib ... Read »


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    • Modulations: A History of Electronic Music

    • Modulations: A History of Electronic Music

      Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound is a 2000 book edited by Peter Shapiro. It is a companion piece to the documentary film Modulations: Cinema for the Ear. The book features Rob Young on the pioneers of electronic music, Simon Reynolds on krautrock, Peter Shapiro on disco & post-punk, ... Read »


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    • Music Lust

    • Music Lust: Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason is a book written by Nic Harcourt, the music director for the Santa Monica, California, radio station KCRW. The book, featuring selections gathered from Harcourt's extensive personal musical knowledge, comprises numerous essays on various genres and ... Read »


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    • Music of the United States of America (publications)

    • MUSA (Music of the United States of America) is a forty-volume series of critical editions of American music, representing the full range of genres and idioms that have contributed to American musical culture. It was established by the American Musicological Society in 1988 and is hosted by the University of Michigan a ... Read »


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    • Musica Transalpina

    • Musica Transalpina is a collection of madrigals published in England in 1588. The madrigals had crossed the Alps (hence the name) in the sense that the madrigal form was borrowed from the Italians, and the pieces were mainly by Italians (although the lyrics were rendered into English). It is significant for marking the ... Read »


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    • Musical Interpretation Research

    • Musical Interpretation Research (MIR) is a series of monographs on the performance of classical music authored by Nils-Göran Areskoug (Sundin). The focus is on integrating the perspectives of the audience, artist and musicologist alike. The series covers aesthetic experience in music appreciation with the aim of bri ... Read »


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    • The Musician's Guide to Polyrhythms


    • Musicophilia

    • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

      Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain is a 2007 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about music and the human brain. The book was released on October 16, 2007 and published by Knopf. Four case studies from the book are featured in the NOVA program Musical Minds aired on June 30, 2009. In a review for The Washington ... Read »


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    • New Harp of Columbia

    • The New Harp of Columbia is a seven-shape shape note tune book first published in 1867 in Knoxville, Tennessee by Marcus Lafayette Swan. A successor to The Harp of Columbia published by Swan and his father, W.H. Swan, in 1848,The New Harp includes a mixture of hymn tunes, folk hymns, fuguing pieces, and anthems, along ... Read »


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    • New Oxford Book of Carols

    • New Oxford Book of Carols

      The New Oxford Book of Carols is a comprehensive anthology of Christmas carols, edited by Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott, and intended to supplement if not supersede the original Oxford Book of Carols of 1928. This thoroughly documented text contains notes on sources, histories and variants of carols from a wide variety ... Read »


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    • A New Song

    • A New Song is a pamphlet of poems, chants, ballads and songs published by the International Workers Order in 1938. ... Read »


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    • Notations

    • Notations is a book that was edited and compiled by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992) with Alison Knowles and first published in 1969 by Something Else Press. The book is made up of a large collection of graphical scores, facsimiles of holographs, from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance ... Read »


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    • On the Record (book)

    • On the Record: Over 150 of the most talented people in music share the secrets of their success (2004), by Guy Oseary, presents a collection of interviews with the top stars and important players in the music industry. Artist, label heads, song-writers, A&R executives, producers, and others recall their mentors, descr ... Read »


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    • Orpheus Britannicus

    • Orpheus Britannicus is a collection of songs by Henry Purcell, published posthumously in London in two volumes, the first in 1698 and the second in 1702. In the preface to the first volume, Henry Playford, the printer of the volume and the son of the famous John Playford, extolls Purcell's skill as setter of English te ... Read »


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    • Oxford Book of Carols

    • The Oxford Book of Carols

      The Oxford Book of Carols is a collection of vocal scores of Christmas carols. It was first published in 1928 by Oxford University Press and was edited by Percy Dearmer, Martin Shaw and Ralph Vaughan Williams. It became a widely used source of carols in among choirs and church congregations in Britain. Vaughan Wil ... Read »


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    • Oxford Book of English Madrigals

    • The Oxford Book of English Madrigals

      The Oxford Book of English Madrigals was edited by Philip Ledger, and published in 1978 by the Oxford University Press. It contains words and full music for some 60 of the madrigals and songs of the English Madrigal School. When selecting works for this book, Ledger decided to represent the major composers of 16th-cen ... Read »


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    • Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems

    • The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems: 34 Anthems for Mixed Voices

      The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems is a collection of vocal scores of music from the Tudor era of England (c.1550-1625). It was published in 1978 by Oxford University Press and was compiled by the organist and publisher Christopher Morris (1922-2014), the editor of OUP who also launched the popular Carols for Choirs seri ... Read »


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    • Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America

    • Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America is a book by Eric Nuzum about the censorship of music and other media. Its title echoes the Parental Advisory message affixed to music that some consider offensive. ... Read »


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    • Past Present

    • Pastpresent

      Pastpresent is an album by Irish folk group Clannad, released in 1989. It is a compilation of the band's work up to 1989. It includes two new songs not found on any previous or (to date) successive Clannad album, "The Hunter" and "World of Difference". Three singles were released to promote the compilation: "The Hunter ... Read »


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    • Pesme bratstva, detinjstva & potomstva: Antologija ex YU rok poezije 1967 - 2007


    • The Pitchfork 500

    • The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present is a book compiling the greatest songs from 1977 to 2006, published in 2008 by Pitchfork Media. The book focuses on specific genres including indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental underground. The book is broken down int ... Read »


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    • Psalter (Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, MS A. I. 14)

    • Bamberg State Library, Msc.Bibl.44 is an early 10th century Psalter made for Salomo III, the Abbot of St. Gall in 909. The Psalter has parallel texts with texts in two Latin versions, a Hebrew version, and a Greek version. In 972, the future Otto II when he, at the age of about seventeen, visited the monastery with his ... Read »


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    • The Queen's Throat


    • Ray Lynch Anthology

    • Raymond "Ray" Lynch (born July 3, 1943) is an American guitarist, lutenist, keyboardist, and composer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lynch played various instruments classically and attended the University of Texas before beginning his musical career in 1967. Initially, Lynch performed as a lutenist with The Renaissanc ... Read »


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    • The Rest Is Noise

    • The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century is a 2007 nonfiction book by the American music critic Alex Ross, first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It received widespread critical praise in the U.S., garnering a National Book Critics Circle Award, a spot on the New York Times list of the ten best book ... Read »


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    • Rhymes of Northern Bards

    • Rhymes of Northern Bards (full title – "Rhymes of Northern Bards: being a curious collection of old and new Songs and Poems, Peculiar to the Counties of Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham – Edited by John Bell 1812") is a book of North East England traditional and popular song consisting of approximately 20 ... Read »


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    • Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music

    • Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music

      Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music (2009, ISBN ) is a book investigating the business aspects of the music industry by Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot who is the cohost of the Chicago Public Radio show, Sound Opinions. It covers the revolution of music access and consumption resulted by the digi ... Read »


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    • Sangita Makarandha

    • Sangit Makarand is an ancient work on classical music written by Narada. This work is a rare collection of definitions, descriptions and comments on all the essentials music by other ancient reputed authors from Bharata Muni to Sharangdeva. Its main feature is the treatiment of Ragas; categorizing them as male, female ... Read »


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    • Sangita Ratnakara

    • The Sangita-Ratnakara of Sharngadeva (1210–1247) is one of the most important Sanskrit musicological texts from India, which both Hindustani music and Carnatic music regard as a definitive text. The text is also known as Saptadhyayi as it is divided into seven chapters. The first six chapters, Svaragatadhyaya, Ra ... Read »


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    • The Second Book of Songs

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