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  1. Truth and Music

    Truth and Music: The Complete Writings from Music and Musicians, 1957-85 [Hardback]

    Hans Keller(Author); Mark Doran(Author); Mark Doran(Editor)


    ISBN: 9780907689805
    Published by : Toccata Press
    Series: Musicians on Music
    Volume: 10
    Hans Keller - born in Vienna in 1919 and a Jewish refugee from Nazism - became the most influential writer on music in Britain after George Bernard Shaw. His writings were always concerned with a search for the truth - 'the truthabout music, and t... .... Learn More
  2. The Works of Thomas Traherne [complete set]

    The Works of Thomas Traherne [complete set] [Hardback]

    Jan Ross(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781843840473
    Published by : D.S. Brewer
    Series: Works of Thomas Traherne
    Volume: 14
    Thomas Traherne [1637? - 1674], a clergyman of the Church of England during the Restoration, was little known until the early twentieth century, when his poetry and Centuries of Meditations were discovered. There have beensince miscellaneou... .... Learn More
  3. Measure

    Measure: In Pursuit of Musical Time [Hardback]

    Marc D. Moskovitz(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783276615
    Published by : Boydell Press
    While our modern concepts of musical time and tempo have been largely shaped by the metronome, musicians have long depended on a variety of methods, including the use of hands and feet, the incorporation of markings and pendulums. Measure: In P... .... Learn More
  4. The Cultural History of Musical Instruments in Scotland

    The Cultural History of Musical Instruments in Scotland: 1700 to the Present Day [Paperback]

    Vivien E. Williams(Editor); Hugh Cheape(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781910900208
    Published by : John Donald
    What can a bagpipe, a fiddle or a harpsichord tell us about national culture and identity? Each country has a different story to tell, and Scotland’s story has not yet been told. This book traces the cultural and social history of musical in... .... Learn More
  5. Opera and Politics in Queen Anne's Britain, 1705-1714

    Opera and Politics in Queen Anne's Britain, 1705-1714 [Hardback]

    Thomas McGeary(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783277155
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Series: Music in Britain, 1600-2000
    Volume: 31
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  6. Walking with Asafo in Ghana

    Walking with Asafo in Ghana: An Ethnographic Account of Kormantse Bentsir Asafo Music [Paperback]

    Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum(Author)


    ISBN: 9781648250446
    Published by : University of Rochester Press
    Series: Eastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicology
    Volume: 12
    What is Asafo ndwom (music)? How and when is it performed? What is the state of this warrrior tradition that once served as the bedrock of the Akan, Ewe, and Ga societies in Ghana? How does Asafo enact the past and serve as an archive for t... .... Learn More
  7. Music and Time

    Music and Time: Psychology, Philosophy, Practice [Hardback]

    Michelle Phillips(Editor); Matthew Sergeant(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781783277087
    Published by : Boydell Press
    For the experimental psychologist, the experience of time during music listening or performance is something that may be studied empirically. For philosophers, fundamental questions of time continue to be the subject of ongoing debate in philosoph... .... Learn More
  8. Runes: a Handbook

    Runes: a Handbook [Paperback]

    Michael P. Barnes(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783276974
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Runes, often considered magical symbols of mystery and power, are in fact an alphabetic form of writing. Derived from one or more Mediterranean prototypes, they were used by Germanic peoples to write different kinds of Germanic language, principal... .... Learn More
  9. Collecting in the Twenty-First Century

    Collecting in the Twenty-First Century: From Museums to the Web [Hardback]

    Johannes Endres(Editor); Christoph Zeller(Editor); Boris Groys(Contributor); Michael Knoche(Contributor); Peter M. McIsaac(Contributor)


    ISBN: 9781571139702
    Published by : Camden House
    Seminal to the rise of human cultures, the practice of collecting is an expression of individual and societal self-understanding. Through collections, cultures learn and grow. The introduction of digital technology has accelerated this process and... .... Learn More
  10. America in the French Imaginary, 1789-1914

    America in the French Imaginary, 1789-1914: Music, Revolution and Race [Hardback]

    Diana R. Hallman(Editor); Cesar Leal(Editor); César A. Leal(Editor); Diana R. Hallman(Contributor); Marian E. Smith(Contributor); Sarah Gutsche-Miller(Contributor)


    ISBN: 9781783277001
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Series: Music in Society and Culture
    Volume: 10
    Following the American Revolution, French observers often viewed the United States as a laboratory for the forging of new practices of liberté and égalité, in affinity with and divergence from France's own Revolutionary ideals... .... Learn More

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