All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format!
Author: Kevin Mitchell
Publisher: Alfred Music
Over 36,000 words in a simple, easy-to-find format! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. With over 36,000 words organized in a practical, easy-to-find format, Rhyming Dictionary is the most useful compact rhyming dictionary available. Features: * Easy reference guide for songwriters, lyricists, and poets * Simple format allows for quick reference * Concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music * A guide to lyric writing and rhyming schemes * Words are listed in a familiar dictionary-style format.
All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format!
Author: L. C. Harnsberger
Publisher: Alfred Music
This book is packed with essential music information! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information. With over 2,500 entries of clear, practical definitions, explanations, and information, Dictionary of Music is the most useful compact music dictionary available. It includes pronunciation of foreign terms, music examples to accompany definitions, biographical information on composers, and a comprehensive list of instruments and their written and sounding ranges. Spanning from the Middle Ages to Contemporary and pop music, Dictionary of Music also contains helpful music theory charts that cover scales, modes, chords, key signatures, and much more.
Philip H. Highfill,Kalman A. Burnim,Edward A. Langhans
Author: Philip H. Highfill,Kalman A. Burnim,Edward A. Langhans
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A major project begun in 1973 reaches its conclusion with the publication of volumes 15 and 16 of the Biographical Dictionary, a series considered "a reference work of the first order" by Theatre and Performing Arts Collections. Among performers highlighted in these last volumes is Catherine Tofts, a gifted singer whose popular acclaim was captured in lines by Samuel Phillips: "How are we pleas’d when beauteous Tofts appears, / To steal our Souls through our attentive Ears?’ / Ravish’d we listen to th’ inchanting Song, / And catch the falling Accents from her Tongue." The first singer of English birth to master the form of Italian opera, Tofts frequently won leading roles over native Italian singers. Her salary--£400 to £500 a season--was one of the highest in the theatre. Her popularity declined, however, as her demands for payment increased--a situation captured in an epigram Alexander Pope may have penned: "So bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song, / As had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus along; / But such is thy avarice, and such is thy pride, / That the beasts must have starved, and the poets have died." John Vanbrugh, whose play The Relapse is ranked as one of the best comedies of the Restoration period, became a subordinate crown architect under Sir Christopher Wren in 1702. In 1703, Vanbrugh began plans for the Queen’s Theatre in the Haymarket, an enterprise endorsed by the Kit Cat Club (of which Vanbrugh was a member). Even though his lavish design was acoustically defective, restructuring helped correct the problem and the theatre eventually became the exclusive center for opera in London.
First published in 1998 , A Guide to Children’s Reference Books and Multi Material provides essential information on over 250 children’s reference products for parents, teachers and librarians wishing to purchase the best books and multimedia material in the late 90’s.
Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis
Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern and Joe Mooney, they have created a body of work that continues to please and inspire. Here is the most extensive biographical and critical survey of these singers ever written, as well as an essential guide to the Great American Songbook and those who shaped the way it has been sung. The music crosses from jazz to pop and back again, from the songs of Irving Berlin and W. C. Handy through Stephen Sondheim and beyond, bringing together straightforward jazz and pop singers (Billie Holiday, Perry Como); hybrid artists who moved among genres and combined them (Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé); the leading men and women of Broadway and Hollywood (Ethel Merman, Al Jolson); yesterday’s vaudeville and radio stars (Sophie Tucker, Eddie Cantor); and today’s cabaret artists and hit-makers (Diana Krall, Michael Bublé). Friedwald has also written extended pieces on the most representative artists of five significant genres that lie outside the songbook: Bessie Smith (blues), Mahalia Jackson (gospel), Hank Williams (country and western), Elvis Presley (rock ’n’ roll), and Bob Dylan (folk-rock). Friedwald reconsiders the personal stories and professional successes and failures of all these artists, their songs, and their performances, appraising both the singers and their music by balancing his opinions with those of fellow musicians, listeners, and critics. This magisterial reference book—ten years in the making—will delight and inform anyone with a passion for the iconic music of America, which continues to resonate throughout our popular culture. From the Hardcover edition.
Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Ray Prytherch,Stephen Willis
Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.
In seinem Handbüchlein weist Epiktet einen zeitlos modernen Weg, sich von jenen zweifelhaften Werten und Überzeugungen freizumachen, die den Menschen versklaven. Wer sich unter Epiktets Anleitung wahre innere Freiheit erwirbt, den wird nichts und niemand mehr hindern können, glücklich und zufrieden zu leben. Es ist nicht erstaunlich, dass Epiktets praxisorientierte Philosophie in einer unsicheren Zeit entstand. Philosophie wird zum Mittel der Krisenbewältigung, zur Lebenshilfe, zu einem höchstes irdisches Glück verheißenden Religionsersatz.