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Raub, Who Told You That You Were Naked? Freedom from Judgement, Guilt and Fear o Adair, Yvonne. Music through the Percussion Band. A comprehensive scheme of work from the earliest stages, with games and exercises for playing, listening, reading and conducting. Second Edition. London etc., Boosey & Co. Ltd., 1954. 14 cm x 22 cm. VII, 225 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: The Instruments / Pulse-Playing / Pattern-Playing by Ear / Playing From Notation: (iv) Introduction of Advanced Note-values in Simple Time / The Band as a Potential Orchestra / Conducting: (i) The Metrical Beat / Conducting for Very Young Children etc.

Keywords: Music , Music Education

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Keller, The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. [Bach, J.S.] Keller, Hermann / Gerdine, Leigh (translator). The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1976. 14 cm x 22.5 cm. 207 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear to the dustjacket and the volume itself.

Includes for example the following essays: Transmittal of the Title / Genesis / Just and Tempered Tuning / The Character of the Keys in the The Well-Tempered Clavier / The Instrument / The Preludes / The Fugues / Countersubject / Devices of Fugue / Harmony and Texture / Dynamics / Phrasing and Articulation / Book 1: No. 1 C Major, BWV 846 / Book 2: No. 9 E Major, BWV 878 etc.

Keywords: Classical Music, J.S. Bach, Music , Music Theory

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Bach, The Passion of Our Lord: According to St. John. Bach, Johann Sebastian. The Passion of Our Lord: According to St. John. London, Novello Publishing Limited, n.d. 24.8cm x 17.2cm. 149 pages. With music sheets. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Text markings and highlights by previous owner.

The Vocal score for Johann Sebastian Bach's The Passion Of Our Lord, arranged for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass soli, SATB chorus, Orchestra and Organ.

Included in this volume is the Vocal score for the Soprano, Tenor, Alto and Bass, as well as Piano accompaniment.

Keywords: Music , Musical Score, Religious Music

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[The Beatles] Davies, The Beatles - the Authorised Biography. [Beatles] Davies, Hunter. The Beatles - the Authorised Biography. First Edition. London, Heinemann, 1968. 22.2cm x 14.8cm. 374. With historic illustrations of the group. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: Liverpool / John / Paul / George / John at Art College / Hamburg / Astrid and Klaus / Liverpool - Litherland and the Cavern / Marketing time - Liverpool and Hamburg / Brian Epstein / Brian signs the Beatles / Ringo / Ringo with the Beatles / London and the World / Touring / Beatlemania / The End of Touring / Friends and Parents / The Beatles' Empire, etc.

Keywords: English Musicians, Music , Music History

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - original Gouache. Beethoven - Göbel, E. F. [C. Jäger]. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827). German, 1897. Original 19th century Gouache after an 1870 painting by C. Jäger. 48 x 34,5 cm. Outer margins slightly frayed only. Extraordinary work with fresh impression of the signature face of this timeless composer.

Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia).

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: 19th Century, Music , Music History, Original Art, Original Artwork, Original Gouache, Original Portrait, Portrait, Porträt

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MacDonald, Berlioz. [Berlioz] MacDonald, Hugh. Berlioz. London / Melbourne / Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1982. 14.5 cm x 22 cm. 261 pages with eight pages of photographs, four line illustrations and sixty-two music examples. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near Fine. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. [The Master Musicians]

Includes for example the following essays: Life: 1803 - 1830; 1831-1848... / Music: 1818 - 1830; 1831-1841... / Berlioz's Style / Appendix A: Calendar / Appendix C: Personalia etc.

Keywords: Berlioz, Classical Music, Music , Music History

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Berlioz, Evenings in the Orchestra. Berlioz, Hector / C. R. Fortescue (Translator). Evenings in the Orchestra. England / U.S.A / Australia, Penguin Books, 1963. 13 cm x 20 cm. 153 pages. Original softcover. Good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Sellotape on spine. Cover discoloured slightly. Spotting on edges and pages yellowing. Clean inside.

"During the performances of fashionable operas in an unidentified but "civilized" town in northern Europe, the musicians (with the exception of the conscientious bass drummer) tell tales, read stories, and exchange gossip to relieve the tedium of the bad music they are paid to perform. In this delightful and now classic narrative written by the brilliant composer and critic Hector Berlioz, we are privy to twenty-five highly entertaining evenings with a fascinating group of distracted performers. As we near the two-hundredth anniversary of Berlioz's birth, Jacques Barzun's pitch-perfect translation of Evenings with the Orchestra with a new foreword by Berlioz scholar Peter Bloom testifies to the enduring pleasure found in this most witty and amusing book. "[F]ull of knowledge, penetration, good sense, individual wit, stock humor, justifiable exasperation, understanding exaggeration, emotion and rhetoric of every kind" Randall Jarrell, New York Times Book Review "To succeed in [writing these tales], as Berlioz most brilliantly does, requires a combination of qualities which is very rare, the many-faceted curiosity of the dramatist with the aggressively personal vision of the lyric poet" W. H. Auden, The Griffin". (Amazon).

Keywords: Music , Opera

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Boulez, Orientations - Collected Writings. Boulez, Pierre. Orientations - Collected Writings. London, Faber & Faber Ltd, 1986. Octavo. 452 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following contents: - Translator's Note - Martin Cooper / On Reading Boulez - Jean-Jacques Nattiez / The Shaping Imagination / Exemplars / Looking Back / The Elleptical Geometry of Utopia etc.

"Pierre Boulez is arguably the single most influential - and controversial - figure in the world of contemporary music. As composer, conductor and personality, his challenging views of modern developments are lent a special authority by his very high standing as an interpreter of great composers like Wagner, Debussy, Bartok and Stravinsky. This collection of writings enhances his unrivalled reputation as a lucid and compelling expositor of the modern composer's world". (Amazon).

Keywords: Music

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Colwell, Basic Concepts in Music Education, II. Colwell, Richard J. (Editor). Basic Concepts in Music Education, II. Niwot, University Press of Colorado, 1991. 23 cm x 15,5 cm. 291 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare! Out of print.

Includes for example the following essays: Charles Fowler - Finding the Way to be Basic: Music Education in the 1990s and Beyond / Harry S. Broudy - A Realistic Philosophy of Music Education / Marilyn P. Zimmerman - Psychological Theory and Music Learning / Robert Ehle - Classicism Versus Individualism: The Case for Changing Aesthetic Goals etc etc.

Keywords: Music , Music Education

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  Ellington, Duke. Piano Method for Blues. London, Robbins Music Corporation, c. 1943. 22.5 cm x 29.5 cm. 44 pages. Original, illustrated Softcover. Very goos condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside.

"Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.

Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a liberating principle, and referred to his music as part of the more general category of American Music, rather than to a musical genre such as jazz.

Some of the musicians who were members of Ellington's orchestra, such as saxophonist Johnny Hodges, are considered to be among the best players in jazz. Ellington melded them into the best-known orchestral unit in the history of jazz. Some members stayed with the orchestra for several decades. A master at writing miniatures for the three-minute 78 rpm recording format, Ellington often composed specifically to feature the style and skills of his individual musicians.

Often collaborating with others, Ellington wrote more than one thousand compositions; his extensive body of work is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, with many of his works having become standards. Ellington also recorded songs written by his bandsmen, for example Juan Tizol's "Caravan", and "Perdido", which brought a Spanish tinge to big band jazz. After 1941, Ellington collaborated with composer-arranger-pianist Billy Strayhorn, whom he called his writing and arranging companion. With Strayhorn, he composed many extended compositions, or suites, as well as additional short pieces. Following an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, in July 1956, Ellington and his orchestra enjoyed a major career revival and embarked on world tours. Ellington recorded for most American record companies of his era, performed in several films, scoring several, and composed stage musicals.

Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and thanks to his eloquence and charisma, Ellington is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other more traditional musical genres. His reputation continued to rise after he died, and he was awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize for music in 1999.

Keywords: Jazz, Jazz Blues, Music , Original Score, Printed Music

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