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Items in Music and Books on Music that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The complete poetry and music. Le remede de fortune, Le confort d'ami / Guillaume de Machaut ; edited and translated by R. Barton Palmer with Domenic Leo (art history) and Uri Smilansky (music)
    ML 410 G966A25 2016
    This volume is the second of the thirteen in preparation that will offer the first complete scholarly edition of the poetry and music of Guillaume de Machaut, the foremost practitioner of these related arts at the end of the Middle Ages in France. It provides a freshly prepared edition based on the most reliable manuscript of two of Machaut's best known dits, the Remede de Fortune (Remedy for Fortune) and the Confort d'ami (Consolation from a Friend), both of which adapt the central ideas of Boethian philosophy to the love poetry tradition. The French texts are accompanied by facing English translations, and the musical passages are presented in situ in a performance-accessible form.

  • The queen next door : Aretha Franklin, an intimate portrait / Linda Solomon ; foreword by Burt Bacharach ; afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens
    ML 420 F778S65 2019

  • Over Here, Over There transatlantic conversations on the music of World War I
    ML197

  • Handbook of materials for wind musical instruments Voichita Bucur
    ML930

  • Somatechnics and popular music in digital contexts Laura Glitsos
    ML3820

  • Playing it dangerously : tambura bands, race, and affective block in Croatia and its intimates / Ian MacMillen
    ML 3499 C87M36 2019

    Playing It Dangerously questions what happens when feelings attached to popular music conflict with expressions of the dominant socio-cultural order, and how this tension enters into the politics of popular culture at various levels of human interaction. Tambura is a genre-crossing performance practice centered on an eponymous stringed instrument, part of the mandolin family, that Roma, Croats, and Serbs adopted from Ottoman forces. The acclamation that one is a "dangerous player" connotes exceptional virtuosic improvisation and rapid finger technique and, as the highest praise that a musician can receive from his peers. Tambura has served as a site of both contestation and reconciliation since its propagation as Croatia's national instrument during the 1990s Yugoslav wars. New sensibilities of 'danger' and of race (for instance, 'Gypsiness') arose as Croatian bands reterritorialized musical milieus through the new state, reestablishing transnational performance networks with Croats abroad, and reclaiming demilitarized zones and churches as sites of patriotic performance after years of 'Yugoslavian control.' This study combines ethnographic fieldwork with archival research and music analysis to expound affective block: a theory of the dialectical dynamics between affective and discursive responses to differences in playing styles. A corrective to the scholarly stress on music scenes saturated with feeling, the book argues for affect's social regulation, showing how the blocking of dangerous intensities ultimately privileges constructions of tambura players as heroic male Croats, even as the music engenders diverse racial and gendered becomings.


  • Wild music : sound and sovereignty in Ukraine / Maria Sonevytsky
    ML 3499 U37S66 2019

    What are the uses of musical exoticism? In Wild Music, Maria Sonevytsky tracks vernacular Ukrainian discourses of "wildness" as they manifested in popular music during a volatile decade of Ukrainian political history bracketed by two revolutions. From the Eurovision Song Contest to reality TV, from Indigenous radio to the revolution stage, Sonevytsky assesses how these practices exhibit and re-imagine Ukrainian tradition and culture. As the rise of global populism forces us to confront the category of state sovereignty anew, Sonevytsky proposes innovative paradigms for thinking through the creative practices that constitute sovereignty, citizenship, and nationalism.


  • The other Toscanini the life and works of Héctor Panizza / Sebastiano De Filippi, Daniel Varacalli Costas ; translation by Jessica Sequeira
    ML 422 P23D413 2019

  • Beyond Fingal's cave : Ossian in the musical imagination / James Porter
    ML 196 P67 2019
    Beyond Fingal's Cave: Ossian in the Musical Imagination is the first study in English of musical compositions inspired by the poems published in the 1760s and attributed to a purported ancient Scottish bard named Ossian. From around 1780 onwards, the poems stimulated poets, artists, and composers in Europe as well as North America to break away from the formality of the Enlightenment. The admiration for Ossian's poems -shared by Napoleon, Goethe, and Thomas Jefferson - was an important stimulus in the development of Romanticism and the music that was a central part of it. More important still was the view of the German cultural philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder, who saw past the controversy over the poems' authenticity to the traditional elements in these heroic poems and their mood of lament. James Porter's long-awaited book traces the traditional sources used by James Macpherson for his epoch-making prose poems and examines crucial works by composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Massenet. Many other relatively unknown composers were also moved to write operas, cantatas, songs, and instrumental pieces, some of which have proven to be powerfully evocative and well worth performing and recording. JAMES PORTER is Professor Emeritus, UCLA, and Honorary Professor, University of Aberdeen.

  • Hearing rhythm and meter : analyzing metrical consonance and dissonance in common-practice period music / Matthew Santa
    MT 42 S26 2020eb

    Hearing Rhythm and Meter: Analyzing Metrical Consonance and Dissonance in Common-Practice Period Musicis the first book to present a comprehensive course text on advanced analysis of rhythm and meter. This book brings together the insights of recent scholarship on rhythm and meter in a clear and engaging presentation, enabling students to understand topics including hypermeter and metrical dissonance. From the Baroque to the Romantic era, Hearing Rhythm and Meter emphasizes listening, enabling students to recognize meters and metrical dissonances by type both with and without the score. The textbook includes exercises for each chapter and is supported by a full-score anthology.

    PURCHASING OPTIONS

    Textbook (Print Paperback): 978-0-8153-8448-9

    Textbook (Print Hardback): 978-0-8153-8447-2

    Textbook (eBook): 978-1-351-20431-6

    Anthology (Print Paperback): 978-0-8153-9176-0

    Anthology (Print Hardback):978-0-367-34924-0

    Anthology (eBook): 978-1-351-20083-7


  • The grand theater of the world : music, space, and the performance of identity in early modern Rome / edited by Valeria De Lucca and Christine Jeanneret
    ML 3917 I8G73 2020eb

    Music and space in the early modern world shaped each other in profound ways, and this is particularly apparent when considering Rome, a city that defined itself as the "grande teatro del mondo". The aim of this book is to consider music and space as fundamental elements in the performance of identity in early modern Rome. Rome's unique milieu, as defined by spiritual and political power, as well as diplomacy and competition between aristocratic families, offers an exceptionally wide array of musical spaces and practices to be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Space is viewed as the theatrical backdrop against which to study a variety of musical practices in their functions as signifiers of social and political meanings. The editors wish to go beyond the traditional distinction between music theatrical spectacles - namely opera - and other musical genres and practices to offer a more comprehensive perspective on the ways in which not only dramatic, but also instrumental music and even the sounds of voices and objects in the streets relied on the theatrical dimension of space for their effectiveness in conveying social and political messages. While most chapters deal with musical performances, some focus on specific aspects of the Roman soundscape, or are even intentionally "silent", dealing with visual arts and architecture in their performative and theatrical aspects. The latter offer a perspective that creates a visual counterpoint to the ways in which music and sound shaped space.


  • Anthology for Hearing rhythm and meter : analyzing metrical consonance and dissonance in common-practice period music / Matthew Santa
    MT 42 S26 2020eb Suppl

    This full-score anthology for Hearing Rhythm and Meter: Analyzing Metrical Consonance and Dissonance in Common-Practice Period Music supports the textbook of the same name, the first book to present a comprehensive course text on advanced analysis of rhythm and meter. From the Baroque to the Romantic era, Hearing Rhythm and Meter emphasizes listening, enabling students to recognize meters and metrical dissonances by type both with and without the score. Found here are masterworks carefully chosen as the ideal context for the presentation of foundational concepts.

    PURCHASING OPTIONS

    Textbook (Print Paperback): 978-0-8153-8448-9

    Textbook (Print Hardback): 978-0-8153-8447-2

    Textbook (eBook): 978-1-351-20431-6

    Anthology (Print Paperback): 978-0-8153-9176-0

    Anthology (Print Hardback): 978-0-367-34924-0

    Anthology (eBook): 978-1-351-20083-7


  • Music in video games : studying play / edited by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner
    ML 3540.7 M88 2014eb

    From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies , the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, tonbsp;investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.


  • Music therapy supervision / edited by Michele Forinash
    ML 3920 M87 2019eb

  • Music for Women (Survivors of Violence) A Feminist Music Therapy Interactive EBook / Sandra L. Curtis
    ML 3920 C87 2019eb

  • Guided imagery and music : the Bonny Method and beyond / edited by Denise E. Grocke
    ML 3920 G85 2019eb

  • Music beyond airports : appraising ambient music / edited by Monty Adkins & Simon Cummings
    ML 3470 M87 2019
    This collection of essays has been assembled and developed from papers given at the Ambient@40 International Conference held in February 2018 at the University of Huddersfield. The original premise of the conference was not merely to celebrate Enos work and the landmark release of Music for Airports in 1978, but to consider the development of the genre, how it has permeated our wider musical culture, and what the role of such music is today given the societal changes that have occurred since the release of that album. In the context of the conference, ambient was considered from the perspectives of aesthetic, influence, appropriation, process, strategy and activity. A detailed consideration of each of these topics could fill many volumes. With that in mind, this book does not seek to provide an in-depth analysis of each of these topics or a comprehensive history of the last 40 years of ambient music. Rather it provides a series of provocations, observations and reflections that each open up seams for further discussion. As such, this book should be read as a starting point for future research, one that seeks to critically interrogate the very meaning of ambient, how it creates its effect, and how the genre can remain vital and relevant in twenty-first century music-making.

  • The end-of-the-century party : youth, pop and the rise of Madchester / Steve Redhead
    ML 3470 R433 2019
    Madchester may have been born at the Haçienda in the summer of 1988, but the city had been in creative ferment for almost a decade prior to the rise of acid house. The end-of-the-century party is the definitive account of a generational shift in popular music and youth culture, what it meant and what it led to. First published right after the Second Summer of Love, it tells the story of the transition from new pop to the political pop of the mid-1980s and its deviant offspring, post-political pop. Resisting contemporary proclamations about the end of youth culture and the rise of a new, right-leaning conformism, the book draws on interviews with DJs, record company bosses, musicians, producers and fans to outline a clear transition in pop thinking, a move from an obsession with style, packaging and synthetic sounds to content, socially conscious lyrics and a new authenticity. This edition is framed by a prologue by Tara Brabazon, asking how we can reclaim the spirit, energy and authenticity of Madchester for a post-youth, post-pop generation. It is illustrated with iconic photographs by Kevin Cummins.

  • Musique et épopée en haute-Asie : mélanges offerts á Mireille Helffer á l'occasion de son 90e anniversaire / sous la direction de Katia Buffetrille et Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy
    ML 345 S41M87 2017
Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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