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1. A Conductor's Interpretive Analysis of Masterworks for Band

Frederick Fennell, widely acknowledged as the dean of American band conductors, has freely shared what he called long-distilled thoughts about the world's greatest music for... more info
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Meredith Music Resource. With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 64 pages. Published by Meredith Music. (HL.00317178)

2. Voices from September 11th

All over the country, people continue to build their personal memorials to the tragedy and heroism of September 11th. U.S. citizens, visitors, and residents alike have reevaluated... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5x7 inches. 72 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314602)

3. Young People's Concerts

On January 18, 1958, the Columbia Broadcasting Corporation aired the first of Leonard Bernstein's 53 Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic. So successful... more info
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AMADEUS. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 380 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331656)

4. The John Adams Reader

The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer gathers a colorful and wide-ranging selection of pieces from leading musical commentators and critics. Included... more info
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Essential Writings on an American Composer. AMADEUS. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 455 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331693)

5. Song

Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning collection... more info
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The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x8.5 inches. 392 pages. Published by Writer's Digest Books. (HL.00331749)

6. The Pat Metheny Interviews

Pat Metheny is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and musically significant artists of the last 50 years. He has not only revolutionized his instrument,... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 161 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00332851)

7. The World of George Jean Nathan

This anthology represents George Jean Nathan in all the various facets of his long writing career. He has written on marraige, politics, doctors, metropolitan life, the ballet,... more info
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Paperback Book. Applause Books. 5.5x8.5 inches. 500 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314283)

8. Bob Dylan - Performing Artist, Volume 1

This is the first volum of Paul Williams' widely acclaimed writings on the music and performance of Bob Dylan. It's a thought-provoking, in-depth analysis of Dylan's work... more info
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The Early Years (1960-1973). Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 5x7.75 inches. 310 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335834)

9. Chopin - the Man and His Music

Brilliant American critic, journalist, offers insights and commentary, piece by piece. Introduction by Herbert Weinstock. 239 pgs. more info
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Music History Book. 239 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-21687X)

10. Beethoven - Impressions By His Contemporaries

Letters, diaries, memoirs, etc. by Rossini, Weber, Liszt and friends depict Beethoven's accomplishments and strange personality. 16 illustrations. 231 pgs. more info
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Music History Book. 231 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-217701)

11. So When Does the Fat Lady Sing?

Think opera's just about starving artists, vengeful goddesses, randy noblemen, and adulterous lovers? Think again. In So When Does the Fat Lady Sing?, Michael Walsh, the former... more info
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Questions and Answers about Life, Sex, Love, and - oh, yes - Opera. Amadeus. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 272 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331784)

12. Teaching Genius

Itzhak Perlman, Kennedy, Midori, and Sarah Chang were among Dorothy Delay's students during her five decades as a violin teacher at Juilliard. For more than ten years, the... more info
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Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician. AMADEUS. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 240 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331675)

13. A Composer's Insight, Volume 3

A Composer's Insight, Volume 3 - with a foreword by John Corigliano - is the third in a five-volume series on major contemporary composers and their works for wind band. Included... more info
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Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band. Meredith Music Resourse. With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 303 pages. Published by Meredith Music. (HL.00317160)

14. The Infinite Variety of Music

With style, wit, and expertise, Leonard Bernstein shares his love and appreciation for music in all its varied forms in The Infinite Variety of Music, illuminating the deep... more info
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AMADEUS. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 288 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331785)

15. Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Black Comedians on Black Comedy is the only up-to-date book to examine African-American humor. Comedian Darryl Littleton traces the history and evolution of black comedy in... more info
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How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh Softcover Edition. Applause Books. With Softcover. 8x10.5 inches. 348 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314776)

16. Michael Colgrass: Adventures of an American Composer

In this delightful collection of anecdotes, Michael Colgrass invites the reader into his private encounters with Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie,... more info
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Meredith Music Resource. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 222 pages. Published by Meredith Music. (HL.00317195)

17. Working with Bernstein

As they engage with one of the 20th century's most provocative musical personalities, studies of the multifaceted Leonard Bernstein will always proffer new insights into the... more info
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AMADEUS. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.12 inches. 372 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00332923)

18. Beethoven's Letters

457 letters to fellow musicians, friends, greats, patrons and literary scholars reveal Beethoven's musical thoughts, quirks of personality, insights and daily events. 15 plates.... more info
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Music History Book. 410 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-227693)

19. Hear Me Talkin" To Ya

Here in their own words, such famous jazz musicians as Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Billy Holiday, and many others recall the birth,... more info
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General Book. 429 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-217264)

20. Making a Musical Life

This book provides a practical and engaging look at living the life of a professional musician. Drawing upon decades of experience in the orchestra pit and the teaching studio,... more info
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The Practice, The Profession, The Joy. String Letter Publishing. Instruction & reference material from String Letter Publishing. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 130 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing. (HL.00331748)

21. Woodstocks International Joke Book

A hardcover collection of insightful and often cynical glimpses into the world of being a string player as illustrated by Rupert Hörbst. more info
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German/English/French/Spanish. General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 8.5x8.5 inches. 30 pages. Published by De Haske Publications. (HL.44007040)

22. Sniffin' Glue

Sniffin' Glue may have been the closest thing to perfection ever achieved by a maazine. Untroubled by the demands of owners, publishers, designers, and production editors,... more info
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And Other Rock 'n' Roll Habits. Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 8.5x11.5 inches. 230 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335996)

23. Bob Dylan - Intimate Insights from Friends and Fellow Musicians

Dylan's friends - from Bono to Pete Seeger to Bruce Springsteen to Rosanne Cash to Johnny Rivers - offer insight into the singer-songwriter's artistic genius and personality.... more info
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Omnibus Press. With Hardcover. 6.5x9.5 inches. 210 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335925)

24. Ralph Vaughan Williams' Wind Works

This exciting work, by one of today's most highly regarded music scholars, brings new light to the more than two dozen works by Ralph Vaughan Williams for military band, brass... more info
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Meredith Music Resource. With Softcover. 7x10 inches. 176 pages. Published by Meredith Music. (HL.00317182)
 
 
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