Play the music from Hollywoods biggest blockbusters! More than 40 movie hits, from orchestral themes like August Rush Rhapsody and Dark Knight Overture to pop ballads like Over the Rainbow and The Wind Beneath My Wings. Titles: Adelieland ( Happy Feet ) * Against All Odds ( Against All Odds ) * Ahsoka's Triumphant Theme ( Star Wars: The Clone Wars ) * As Time Goes By ( Casablanca ) * Ashokan Farewell ( The Civil War ) * At Last ( Cadillac Records ) * August Rush Rhapsody ( August Rush ) * Battle of the
The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for The Civil War and Baseball . Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best. Here are the stories of the extraordinary men and women who made
Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter analyzes the myriad ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God’s Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the spirituals of southern fields and the ringing chords of black gospel to the protest songs that changed the landscape of labor and the cadences sung before dogs and water cannons in Birmingham, sacred song has stood center stage in the African
Alfred Music Publishing is the world's largest educational music publisher- Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level Series: Dover Edition- Category: Song Folio- Format: Book- Instrument: Voice- Format: Book- Publisher: Dover Publications- Contributor: By Irwin Silber- Length: 12"- Width: 9"- SKU: ALFRD22357
For pianists and aspiring film composers, this collection contains sheet music for 40 of cinema's most memorable cues and songs composed by a ""who's who"" of movie music royalty. More than 180 pages of sheet music reveal the genius within compositions by John Williams, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Henry Mancini, and others, plus some of the most iconic movie songs of all time, including ""As Time Goes By,"" Over the Rainbow,"" ""The Wind Beneath My Wings,"" and many more.
People Get Ready!: A New History of Gospel Music is a passionate, celebratory, and carefully researched chronology of one of America's greatest treasures. From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, People Get Ready! shows the links between styles, social patterns, and artists. The emphasis is on the stories behind the songs and musicians. From the nameless slaves of Colonial America to Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk
Woody Guthrie, American Radical reclaims the politically radical profile of America's greatest balladeer. Although he achieved a host of national honors and adorns US postage stamps, and although his song "This Land Is Your Land" is often considered the nation's second national anthem, Woody Guthrie committed his life to the radical struggle. Will Kaufman traces Guthrie's political awakening and activism throughout the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Civil Rights
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Brighten the world with music! For pianists and vocalists of all ages, this deluxe collection contains more than 300 pages of sheet music for 70 of the most beautiful songs ever written. Popular ballads, timeless standards, classic show tunes and graceful movie themes assure a lifetime of musical pleasure. Songs include: Angel Eyes (Jim Brickman) * As Time Goes By (from Casablanca ) * Ashokan Farewell (from The Civil War ) * At Last (Etta James) * Because You Loved Me (Celine
The Civil War redefined America and forever changed American art. Its grim reality, captured through the new medium of photography, was laid bare. American artists could not approach the conflict with the conventions of European history painting, which glamorized the hero on the battlefield. Instead, many artists found ways to weave the war into works of art that considered the human narrative-the daily experiences of soldiers, slaves, and families left behind. Artists and writers wrestled with the
Music Along the Rapidan: Civil War Soldiers, Music, and Community During Winter Quarters, Virginia
On the eve of the Civil War's 150th commemoration, preservationist and photographer Nell Dickerson showcases the architectural heritage devastated by the War, mansions as well as cabins. Her photographs are accompanied by the text of "Pillar of fire," from the novel Jordan County by Shelby Foote.
The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) ranges from late-romantic salon pieces to evocations of flamenco to stark neoclassicism. Yet his work has met with a variety of reactions, depending on the audience. In his native Spain, he is considered a leader in the avant-garde and the greatest composer in the Spanish cultural renaissance that extended from the latter part of the nineteenth century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. In the United States his music was imported as part of
Music Everywhere!, Ajmera, Maya ISBN: 978 5709 9367, by Author: Ajmera, Maya.Author: Ajmera, Maya.Hardcover (32 pages).Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, February 20 4.BISAC Subject: History / United States - Civil War .English .Dimensions : 0.4 x .2 x 8.6 Weight: 0.8.Music Everywhere!, Ajmera, Maya ISBN: 978 5709 9367
The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) ranges from late-romantic salon pieces to evocations of flamenco to stark neoclassicism. Yet his music has met with conflicting reactions, depending on the audience. In his native Spain, Falla is considered the most innovative composer of the first half of the twentieth century. Likewise, in the United States, Falla enjoyed a strong following in the concert hall. But many of his works, especially some of the "colorful" or "exotic" dances from The
War/Photography" surveys both iconic and newly discovered photographs of war and conflict, from daguerreotypes documenting the Crimean and American Civil Wars to digital images made by soldiers in 21st-century Iraq. Accompanying a landmark exhibition opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it is generously illustrated with over 525 powerful images and includes texts by some of today's most important scholars of war photography. This ambitious book offers a comprehensive investigation of the
This title is awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association. From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited work songs and "shouts" of freedmen, in "Sinful Tunes and Spirituals" Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises. This classic work is being reissued with a new author's preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication.
As divisive and destructive as the Civil War was, the era nevertheless demonstrated the power that music could play in American culture. Popular songs roused passion on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, and military bands played music to entertain infantry units-and to rally them on to war. The institution of slavery was debated in songs of the day, ranging from abolitionist anthems to racist minstrel shows. Across the larger cultural backdrop, the growth of music publishing led to a flourishing of urban
Kenneth E. Olson, Hardcover, Series: Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance Series 1, English-language edition, Pub by ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
(Guitar Reference). Inventing the American Guitar is the first book to describe the early history of American guitar design in detail. It tells the story of how a European instrument was transformed into one with all of the design and construction features that define the iconic American flat-top guitar. This transformation happened within a mere 20 years, a remarkably brief period. The person who dominates this history is C.F. Martin Sr, America's first major guitar maker and the founder of the Martin
In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia: the Union’s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County and the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next six months the opposing soldiers eyed each other warily across the Rapidan River. In Music Along the Rapidan James A. Davis examines the role of music in defining the social communities that emerged
Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nation's deadliest war. If the "War Between the States" was the test of the young republic's commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to end-providing those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield. "Photography and the
Treasures of the Civil War: Legendary Leaders Who Shaped a War and a Nation
In the mid-nineteenth century the United States was musically vibrant. Rising industrialization, a growing middle class, and increasing concern for the founding of American centers of art created a culture that was rich in musical capital. Beyond its importance to the people who created and played it is the fact that this music still influences our culture today. Although numerous academic resources examine the music and musicians of the Civil War era, the research is spread across a variety of disciplines