The Art of Fugue

Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Author: Joseph Kerman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520243587

Category: Music

Page: 173

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“It is sweet and fitting that Joseph Kerman, who has given us such insight into William Byrd, one of music's inspiring octogenarians, should have celebrated his own eightieth birthday by completing this rich and constantly surprising study of Bach’s fugues. As ever, Kerman's hearing is sharp, his thinking precise and original, and his prose elegant and sapid. Who would have thought that one could write about fugues with such warmth and love, and with such an exhilarating sense of joy?”—Michael Steinberg, author of The Symphony: A Listener’s Guide "Joseph Kerman's writings on Bach are astonishing, stimulating. . . they help the musician and listener to encounter the sometimes impenetrable music of Bach in a way which is marvelous and accessible."—Stephen Kovacevich

The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750

Music to Delight the Spirit

Author: Richard D. P. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696284

Category: Music

Page: 437

View: 1895

This last in a two-volume study examines Bach's musical compositional development in his later years, including his time at Cðthen and Leipzig.

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

Author: Edwin H Case Professor of American Music George E Lewis,Benjamin Piekut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019989292X

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 600

View: 2241

Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

A Guide to Research

Author: Doris Bosworth Powers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815321791

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 3029

Although he is the son of J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach is an important composer in his own right, this long-awaited annotated bibliography presents a complete listing of the works of C. P. E. Bach. This volume in the Routledge Music Bibliographies series includes many different aspects of his work: the editing of his father's masterpieces, his concertos and sonatas and theoretical essays. Doris Powers also collects writings that consider C. P. E. Bach's influence, the reception of his works and the cultural milieu in which Bach composed.

A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player

Author: Elisa Koehler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810886588

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 9081

Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references.

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Author: Scott Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911118

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 6201

It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at

Hans Hofmann

Wunder Des Rhythmus und Schönheit Des Raumes : [exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Im Lenbachaus in Munich, from 23 April to 29 June 1997, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, from 12 September to 2 November 1997 ]

Author: Helmut Friedel,Tina Dickey,Hans Hofmann,Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555951542

Category: Art

Page: 124

View: 4271

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important figures of post-war American art, for both his own abstract paintings and his influence as the legendary teacher of generations of artists in Germany, New York, and Provincetown.

Learning Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Teaching

Page: N.A

View: 2083


Author: American Guild of Organists

Publisher: N.A


Category: Organ (Musical instrument)

Page: N.A

View: 1426

Organ Music in Print

Author: F. Mark Daugherty,Nancy K. Nardone

Publisher: Musicdata Inc


Category: Organ music

Page: 297

View: 3300

Strictly Strings, Pop-Style Solos (Piano Accompaniment)

15 Pop-Style Solos with Piano Accompaniment

Author: Steve Bach,John O'Reilly

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457412551

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 505

Strictly Strings Pop-Style Solos provide a wonderful selection of very appealing material for the young instrumentalist. Although correlated to specific pages in Strictly Strings, Book 1, these solos can be performed by any first-year student. The simple piano accompaniments are designed to effectively support the solos with authentic pop-syle harmonies and rhythms. Chord symbols are included for pianists who want to embellish the written accompaniment or improvise.

Compendium Improvisation

Fantasieren Nach Historischen Quellen Des 17. Und 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Markus Schwenkreis

Publisher: Schwabe Basel

ISBN: 9783796537097


Page: 400

View: 8703

Das Compendium Improvisation erschliesst fur ein breiteres Fachpublikum wichtige Quellentexte zur Improvisationspraxis des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts fur den Unterricht auf historischen Tasteninstrumenten. Es vereint in sich Impulse der neueren Musiktheorie und der damit verbundenen Wiederentdeckung der neapolitanischen Partimento-Praxis ebenso wie die - in stetiger Weiterentwicklung befindlichen - methodischen Ideen und Konzepte der Autoren. In den einzelnen Artikeln werden Quellenauszuge, Musikbeispiele, Analysen uberlieferter Kompositionen und praktische Ubungen zu einem lebendigen Bild der barocken ?Fantasierkunst' verknupft. Dabei verfolgt die Sammlung jedoch nicht das Ziel, eine konsequent aufgebaute Improvisationsschule zu formulieren. Vielmehr mochte sie moglichst unterschiedliche Zugange zur stilgebundenen Improvisation eroffnen, deren methodische Ideen an historischen Vorbildern verifiziert und belegt sind. Das Format des Bandes ladt zum praktischen Ausprobieren der zahlreichen Notenbeispiele und prasentierten Methoden ein. Ein Netz von Querverweisen erleichtert nicht nur das Querlesen, sondern lasst das vorliegende Compendium selbst zu einem Abbild jener hochkomplexen, integrativen Vorgange werden, die bei einer gelungenen Phantasie aus dem Kopfe im Gehirn des Spielers unbewusst ablaufen.