Gary Ansdell
How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life, New edition

Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy?

This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell’s long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life.

The BluePrint

Complete Guide to Successfully Releasing Your Own Music On iTunes, Spotify, Beats, Amazon, MTV, Radio Promotions, Music Video Production and Promotions, Blogs, Social Media, Magazines, Record Labels, Management Companies, Distributors, Tour Booking Agents and More.

Peter Williams
The Organ Music of J. S. Bach by Peter Williams

Taking account of Bach scholarship of the past twenty-five years, the first two volumes of Peter Williams’s classic study of Bach’s organ works are fully revised.

This work is a piece-by-piece commentary on this ever-popular repertoire, demonstrating the music’s unique qualities and how we might hear and play it today.

Kristine Forney Joseph Machlis
The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening (Shorter Eleventh Edition)

Easy to read, easy to teach, The Enjoyment of Music has been the most trusted introduction to music for over five decades.
The Eleventh Edition reflects how today’s students learn, listen to, and live with music. With an accessible, student-friendly treatment of the subject, it emphasizes context to show how music fits in the everyday lives of people throughout history, and connects culture, performance, and technology to the lives of students today.
The new edition features a streamlined and memorable narrative, more cultural and historical context, and in-text features that encourage and develop critical thinking skills.

Mark A. Radice
Chamber Music: An Essential History

Intended for the music student, the professional musician, and the music lover, Chamber Music: An Essential History covers repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, crossing genres to include string quartets, piano trios, clarinet quintets, and other groupings. Mark A. Radice gives a thorough overview and history of this long-established and beloved genre, typically performed by groups of a size to fit into spaces such as homes or churches and tending originally toward the string and wind instruments rather than percussion.

Henry W. Simon
100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.

Heinrich Schenker, John Rothgeb, Jurgen Thym – Counterpoint

Counterpoint (Kontrapunkt in the original German) is the second volume of Heinrich Schenker’s New Musical Theories and Fantasies (the first is Harmony and the third is Free Composition). It is divided into two “Books”, the first published in 1910, and the second in 1922.
The subject matter of the work is species counterpoint, also referred to as “strict counterpoint”. Book I is concerned with the construction of the cantus firmus and the rules of counterpoint in two voices; Book II treats the cases of three- and four-voice counterpoint. Schenker thus follows the model of Fux in presenting all of the species in turn before adding additional voices.

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