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The quarterly journal of the Music Library Association provides articles and reviews in the areas of music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade and aspects of the music history.

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 4, June

African American Old-Time String Band Music: A Selective Discography
Southern old-time string band music, similar to what might be played today for a square dance, represents perhaps the earliest musical collaboration between African American and European American (often Scots-Irish) musicians. Unfortunately, the scarcity...
All In
Westchester Jazz Orchestra. All In. WJO, 2007.Big bands have a tough row to hoe these days. Venues are limited, touring is almost prohibitively expensive, good arrangers are hard to come by, and popular tastes never came back around after the bebop revolution...
Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema
Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema. Edited by Daniel Goldmark, Lawrence Kramer, and Richard Leppert. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. [vii, 324 p. ISBN-10 0520250699; ISBN-13 9780520280697. $60.] Illustrations, music examples,...
Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2007 issue (p. 93 of this volume). ENGLISH Abrams, Dennis. Eminem. New York: Chelsea House, 2007. 103 p. ISBN 9780791094792 (hbk.). LC 2007-001327. Hip-hop...
Chamber Music at Schönbrunn
Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Chamber Music at Schönbrunn. Red Cedar Chamber Music. Fleur de Son Classics FDS 57983, 2007.Hummel is not exactly an obscure figure in late classical and early romantic music, but in recent years his work has not received quite...
Charles Valentin Alkan: His Life and His Music
Charles Valentin Alkan: His Life and His Music. By William Alexander Eddie. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. [xi, 270 p. ISBN-10 1-84014-260-X; ISBN-13 978-1-84014-260-0. $99.95.] Music examples, bibliography, indexes.Charles Valentin Alkan is one of the...
Choral Public Domain Library
Managed by Rafael Ornes. http://www.Cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page. {Accessed November-December 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection. Downloading scores may require software dependent on the file format.] The Choral Public...
Choral Public Domain Library
Choral Public Domain Library. Managed by Rafael Ornes. http://www .cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page. (Accessed November-December 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection. Down - loading scores may require software dependent on the file...
Dance and Its Music in America, 1528-1789
Dance and Its Music in America, 1528-1789. By Kate Van Winkle Keller. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2007. [xviii, 697 p. ISBN-10 1576471276; ISBN-13 9781576471212. $84.] Illustrations, maps, bibliographic references, index.This is an encyclopedic "narrative"...
Deems Taylor: Selected Writings
Deems Taylor: Selected Writings. Selected and annotated by James A. Pegolotti. New York: Routledge, 2007. [xv, 227 p. ISBN-13 978-0-415-97957-3. $95.] Bibliographic references, index.Deems Taylor (1885-1966) was one of the most visible figures in American...
Digital Media Reviews
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2007 issue (p. 117 of this volume). The dales of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource....
Discovering Mahler: Writings on Mahler 1955-2005
Discovering Mahler: Writings on Mahler 1955-2005. By Donald Mitchell. Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2007. [l, 680 p. ISBN-10184383345X; ISBN-10 9781843833451, $80.] Illustra - tions, music examples, portraits, appendices, references, indexes.Described...
Edward Elgar and His World
Edward Elgar and His World. Edited by Byron Adams. (Bard Music Festi - val.) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. [xxi, 426 p. ISBN-10: 0691134456; ISBN-13 978-0-691-13446- 8. $22.95.] Illustrations, music examples, index.2007 was the sesquicentennial...
Erik Satie
Erik Satie. By Mary E. Davis. (Critical Lives Series.) London: Reaktion Books, 2007. [176 p. ISBN-10 1861893213; ISBN-13 978-1-86189-321- 5. $16.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, discography.Erik Satie has often been recognized more for...
"Experimentalists and Independents Are Favored": John Edmunds in Conversation with Peter Yates and John Cage, 1959-61
The composer John Edmunds (1913-1986) was curator of the New York Public Library Music Division's Americana Collection at Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street for only four years. (1) During his brief but energetic tenure (1957-61) he corresponded...
Graun-Werkverzeichnis (GraunWV)/Die Musikaliensammlung Thulemeier Und Die Berliner Musiküberlieferung in der Zweiten Hälfte Des 18. Jahrhunderts
Graun-Werkverzeichnis (GraunWV). By Christoph Henzel. Beeskow, Germany: Ortus Musikverlag, 2006. [2 vols., xxix , 925; and 352 p. ISBN- 10 3937788026; ISBN-13 9783937788029. i98.] Music examples, facsimiles.Die Musikaliensammlung Thulemeier und die Berliner...
Harps and Harpists
Harps and Harpists. By Roslyn Rensch. Revised edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. [363 p. ISBN-13 978-0-253-34893-7. $49.95.] Illustrations, music examples, appendix, bibliography, index, compact disc.On the rare occasion when the question...
"How a Child's Mind Works": Assessing the "Value" of Britten's Juvenilia
...but when I became a man, I put away childish things. --1 Corinthians 13:11 A thematic catalog of Benjamin Britten's complete works is currently being prepared at the Britten-Pears Library (BPL) in Aldeburgh. (1) The project is being funded...
Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series (IPM)
Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series (IPM). Published by National Information Services Corporation (NISC). Databases licensed from James Adrian Music. http://biblioline.nisc.com/scripts/login .dll?NoIP (Accessed November-December 2007) [Requires...
Invocation
Paul Bollenback. Invocation. Elefant Dreams ED 4550, 2007.Guitarist Paul Bollenback has been a first-call session player for years, working as a sideman for such eminent leaders as Joey DeFrancesco, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Gary Bartz. His solo albums...
Johannes Ockeghem
Johannes Ockeghem. Mass sections; Estonian folk chorales. Heinavanker. Alba ABCD 237, 2007. It is just a bit misleading to present this strange and wonderful disc as an Ockeghem recording, but Ockeghem's works do act. as something of a glue holding...
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Chamber Music at Schonbrunn. Red Cedar Chamber Music. Fleur de Son Classics FDS 57983, 2007. Hummel is not exactly an obscure figure in late classical and early romantic music, but in recent years his work has not received...
Johann Sebastian
Johann Sebastian Bach. Motet ten. Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 187, 2007. Johann Sebastian Bach. The Bach Motets. University of Wisconsin-Madison Chamber Choir / Robert Fountain. School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005. Two recordings...
Joy Division
Joy Division. LInktiown Pleasures. Collector's Edition. London/Rhino R2 331260,2007. In 1979, when the punk rock wave had crested and begun to recede, it suddenly became clear to those left behind that a philosophy of anarchy, nihilism, and rejection...
La Grandezza Della Musica Imperiale: Composizioni per Orchestra
Johann Joseph Fux. La grandezza della musica imperiale: Composizioni per orchestra. Freiburger Barockorchester / Gottfried von der Goltz. Carus 83.308, 2006.The late baroque era marked the beginning of a period of long musical preeminence for the city...
Mass Sections; Estonian Folk Chorales
Johannes Ockeghem. Mass sections; Estonian folk chorales. Heinavanker. Alba ABCD 237, 2007.It is just a bit misleading to present this strange and wonderful disc as an Ockeg - hem recording, but Ockeghem's works do act as something of a glue holding...
Motetten/The Bach Motets
Johann Sebastian Bach. Motetten. Hilliard Ensemble. ECM 187, 2007.Johann Sebastian Bach. The Bach Motets. University of Wisconsin- Madison Chamber Choir / Robert Fountain. School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005.Two recordings of J. S....
Mozart's Viennese Instrumental Music: A Study of Stylistic Re-Invention
Mozart's Viennese Instrumental Music: A Study of Stylistic Re-Invention. By Simon P. Keefe. Rochester, NY: Boy - dell Press, 2007. [viii, 217 p. ISBN-10 1843833190; ISBN-13 9781843833192. $80.] Music examples, references, index.Simon Keefe's engagement...
Music in Seventeenth-Century Naples: Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704)
Music in Seventeenth-Century Naples: Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704). By Dinko Fabris. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. [xx, 310 p. ISBN- 10 0754637212; ISBN-13 9780754637219. $99.95.] Illustrations, music examples, references, index.In spite of the central...
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2007 issue (p. 156 of this volume). A-R Editions, 8551 Research Way. Suite 180, Middleton, Wl 53562. http://www.aredidons.com/ Embellishments no. 33, Fall...
Music Received
A key to abbreviated imprints is found al the end of this column, for information about the content and arrangement of this list, consult the introduction 10 the column in the September issue (p. 145 of this volume). SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONS...
Necrology Index
This document is an extract from the necrology file of the Gaylord Music Library, Washington University, available online at http://library.wustl.edu/units/music/necro/ index.html. It comprises those names that are listed in the dictionaries and encyclopedias...
Notes for Notes
The Music Library Association has announced its publication awards for 2006. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music published in 2006 was presented to Diccionario de la Zarzuela: Espana e...
Notes for Notes
The Music Library Association has announced its publication awards for 2006. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music published in 2006 was presented to Diccionario de la Zarzuela: España e Hispanoamérica,...
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques. By Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone. (Land marks in Music since 1950.) Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. [xii, 128 p. ISBN-10: 0754656306; ISBN-13: 9780754656302. $69.95.] Compact disc, music examples, appendix, bibliography,...
Paul Bollenback
Paul Bollenback. Invocation. Elefant Dreams ED 4550, 2007. Guitarist Paul Bollenback has been a first-call session player for years, working as a sideman for such eminent leaders as Joey DcFrancesco, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Gary Bartz. His solo albums...
Piano Music
Claude Debussy. Danse bohemienne; Danse (Tarentelle styrienne); Ballade (Ballade slave); Valse romantique; Suite bergamasque; Reverie; Mazurka; Deux arabesques; Nocturne. Edition de Roy Howat. Paris: Durand, c2000. (CEuvres completes de Claude Debussy,...
Selected Correspondence of Charles Ives
Selected Correspondence of Charles Ives. Edited by Thomas C. Owens. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. [ix, 400 p. ISBN-10 0520246063; ISBN-13 9780520246064. $45.] Illustrations, facsimiles, references, index.In these days of hurried, often...
The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century
The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century. By Bruce Haynes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. [xix, 284 p. ISBN-10 0195189876; ISBN-13 9780195189872. $35.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography,...
The Performance of Italian Basso Continuo: Style in Keyboard Accompaniment in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Performance of Italian Basso Continuo: Style in Keyboard Accompaniment in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. By Guilia Nuti. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. [xiv, 148 p. ISBN-10 0754605671; ISBN-13 9780754605676. $89.98.] Illustrations, music...
The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity
The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity. By Alexandra Wilson. (Cambridge Studies in Opera.) Cambridge: Cambridge Uni versity Press, 2007. [xii, 321 p. ISBN-10 0521856884; ISBN-13 9780521856881. $90.] Illustrations, references, index, appendices.The...
The Records of the New York Composers' Forum: The Documentary Motive and Music in the 1930s
The New York City Composers' Forum-Laboratory was created in 1935 as part of the Music Education Division of the Federal Music Project (FMP), under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), funded by Roosevelt's Depression-era New Deal....
The Selected Writings of John Duke: 1917-1984
The Selected Writings of John Duke: 1917-1984. Edited by Ruth C. Friedberg and Robin Fisher. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2007. [xii, 262 p. ISBN-10 0-8108-5867-3; ISBN-13 978-0-8108-5867-1. $45.] Bibliography, index, song catalog, appendix.John...
The Selected Writings of Max Reger
The Selected Writings of Max Reger. Edited and translated by Christopher Anderson. New York: Routledge, 2006. [xliii, 138p. ISBN-10 0415973821; ISBN-13 9780415973823. $95.] Illustrations, references, index.As the first collection of the composer's writings...
Trinidad Carnival: The Cultural Politics of a Transnational Festival
Trinidad Carnival: The Cultural Politics of a Transnational Festival. Edited by Garth L. Green and Philip W. Scher. Bloomington: Indiana Uni - versity Press, 2007. [x, 254 p. ISBN-10 0253348234; ISBN-13 9780253348234. $60.] Illustrations, references,...
Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division. Unknown Pleasures. Col- lector's Edition. London/Rhino R2 331260, 2007.In 1979, when the punk rock wave had crested and begun to recede, it suddenly became clear to those left behind that a philosophy of anarchy, nihilism, and rejection...
Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Zeminsky
Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Zeminsky. By David J. Levin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. [xix, 254 p. ISBN-10 0226475220; ISBN-13 9780226475226. $35.] Illustrations, index.In Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi,...
Vocal Music
VOCAL MUSIC Isaac Albéniz. Obra vocal: Obras para voz y piano. Revisión y edición Mac McClure, Frances Barulich. Barcelona: Editorial de Música Boileau, c2006. [Vol. 1: Biography, introd. and crit. notes, in Sp., Eng., Cat., p. 5- 19; score, p. 21-64....
Westchester Jazz Orchestra
Westchester Jazz Orchestra. All In. WJO, 2007. Big bands have a tough row to hoe these days. Venues are limited, touring is almost prohibitively expensive, good arrangers are hard to come by, and popular tastes never came back around after the bebop...