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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. 73, No. 1, September

After Django: Making Jazz in Postwar France
JAZZ AND GROOVE After Django: Making Jazz in Postwar France. By Tom Perchard. (Jazz Perspectives.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015. [viii, 297 p. ISBN 9780472072422 (hardcover), $80; ISBN 9780472052424 (paperback), $39.95; ISBN 9780472120758...
A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity
A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity. By Gary Tomlinson. New York: Zone Books, 2015. [362 p. ISBN 9781935408659 (hardcover), $29.95; ISBN 9781935408680 (e-book), $20.95.] Illustrations, bibliographic references, index.Why start...
Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon
Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon. By Ryan Raul Bañagale. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. [xv, 209 p. ISBN 9780199978373 (hardcover), $105; ISBN 9780199978380 (paperback), $21.95; (e-book, Oxford Scholarship...
A Treasure Trove from Radio's Bygone Days: The Wfaa and Wbap Sheet-Music Collections at the University of North Texas Music Library
Although they were part of radio's bygone days, the call letters of stations WFAA and WBAP are still familiar to many people in the DallasFort Worth metroplex. WFAA is now channel 8, the ABC-affiliated TV station; while WBAP is the radio station at 820...
A Treasure Trove from Radio's Bygone Days: The WFAA and WBAP Sheet-Music Collections at the University of North Texas Music Library
ABSTRACT In 1961 and the early 1970s, the Music Library at what is now the University of North Texas received the vast sheet-music collections of radio stations WFAA and WBAP, respectively. Containing hundreds of thousands of pieces, they consist...
Bizet
ROMANTICISM Bizet. By Hugh Macdonald. (The Master Musicians Series.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. [xi, 300 p. ISBN 9780199781560 (hardcover), $36.95; (e-book), various] Appendices, bibliographic references, indexes.Go straight to the second...
Bohuslav Martinu
THE FIRST VOLUMES IN THE COMPLETE MARTINU° EDITION Bohuslav Martinu°. Symfonie c. 4, H 305 = Symphony No. 4, H 305. Editorka = Edited by Sharon Andrea Choa. (Souborné vydání díla Bohuslava Martinu° = The Bohuslav Martinu° Complete Edition, Série II/1/4...
Books Recently Published
This column is compiled quarterly based on the output of the monographic music cataloging units of the Library of Congress. Entries appear on the list as they are cataloged by the library, regardless of the date of publication. ENGLISH Allen,...
Books Recently Published
This column is compiled quarterly based on the output of the monographic music cataloging units of the Library of Congress. Entries appear on the list as they are cataloged by the library, regardless of the date of publication.ENGLISHAllen, Aaron S.,...
Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance
Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance. Edited by Katy Hamilton and Natasha Loges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. [xxvii, 395 p. ISBN 9781107042704 (hardcover), $120; ISBN 9781316056585 (e-book),...
Cole Porter
Cole Porter. Kiss Me, Kate: A Musical Play. Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack; orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett; additional orchestrations by Don Walker, Walter Paul, Robert H. Noeltner and Freddie Bretherton; incidental ballet music arranged...
Engaging Students in Disciplinary Practices: Music Information Literacy and the Acrl Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
INTRODUCTIONThose of us who teach information literacy are no doubt familiar with the following scenario: you are facing a classroom of jaded-looking music majors, attempting enthusiasm while hoping to wow them with the intricacies of the library catalog...
Engaging Students in Disciplinary Practices: Music Information Literacy and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
ABSTRACT The release of ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education" represents a significant development in our profession. What does the Framework mean for music information literacy? How can we begin using the Framework to address...
Experiencing Devekut: The Contemplative Niggun of Habad in Israel
Experiencing Devekut: The Contemplative Niggun of Habad in Israel. By Raffi Ben-Moshe, translated by Jonathan Chipman, edited by Edwin Seroussi. (Yuval Music Series, no. 11.) Jerusalem: Jewish Music Research Centre, 2015. [154 p. ISBN 9789659200023....
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends. By Ellen T. Harris. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014. [xxi, 472 p. ISBN 9780393088953. $39.95.] Illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, bibliography, discography, appendices, index.Ellen Harris's George Frideric...
Girolamo Frescobaldi
FRESCOBALDI'S CONCERTATO MOTETSGirolamo Frescobaldi. Liber secundus diversarum modulationum: Singulis, binis, ternis, quaternisque vocibus (1627). Edizione critica e riconstruzione della parte mancante a cura di Marco Della Sciucca e Marina Toffetti....
Groove: A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance
Groove: A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance. By Tiger C. Roholt. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. [ix, 175 p. ISBN 9781441166272 (hardcover), $100; ISBN 9781441104182 (paperback), $29.95; ISBN 9781441170774 (e-book), $25.99.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Hopi Katsina Songs
Hopi Katsina Songs. Edited by Emory Sekaquaptewa, Kenneth C. Hill, and Dorothy K. Washburn. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. [xi, 421 p. ISBN 9780803262881. $65.] Hopi transcriptions (with English translations), appendices, bibliography,...
Keywords in Sound
SOUND STUDIES Keywords in Sound. Edited by David Novak and Matt Sakakeeny. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. [260 p. ISBN 9780822359036 (hardcover), $89.95; ISBN 9780822358893 (paperback), $24.95; (ebook), various.] Bibliographic references, index.Keywords...
Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas
Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas. By Seth Monahan. (Oxford Studies in Music Theory.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. [x, 278 p. ISBN 9780199303465 (hardcover), $45; ISBN 9780199303465 (e-book), various.] Music examples, illustrations, companion Web...
Moravian Music Foundation
The Moravian Music Foundation announces the receipt of a significant gift facilitating the conversion to WorldCat of book and card-catalog records of early American Moravian musical treasures. In the early 1990s the Moravian Music Foundation (MMF)...
Music Received
INTRODUCTION This column presents a comprehensive list of new music publications that have been sent recently by publishers and distributors for possible review in Notes. Self-published music is listed when a source of acquisition is provided. The...
Music Received
INTRODUCTIONThis column presents a comprehensive list of new music publications that have been sent recently by publishers and distributors for possible review in Notes. Self-published music is listed when a source of acquisition is provided. The primary...
My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
MUSIC AND CULTURE My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela. Edited by María Caridad Cumaná, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz, translated by Ana Elena Arazoza. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. [xxviii, 281 p. ISBN 9781442647718...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column selectively lists new periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues; title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. The following resources were frequently consulted...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column selectively lists new periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues; title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. The following resources were frequently consulted...
Notes for Notes
The Music Library Association announced publication and research awards at its 2016 meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music was presented to Edward Komara and Greg...
Piegare la Nota: Contrappunto E Dramma in Verdi
Piegare la nota: Contrappunto e dramma in Verdi. By Marcello Conati. (Historiae Musicae Cultores, vol. 127.) Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2014. [xxii, 212 p. ISBN 9788822263094. i 26.] Illustrations, bibliographic references, index.Rivers of ink have been...
Ralph Kirkpatrick: Letters of the American Harpsichordist and Scholar
AMERICAN MUSIC Ralph Kirkpatrick: Letters of the American Harpsichordist and Scholar. By Ralph Kirkpatrick, edited by Meredith Kirkpatrick. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 117.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2014. [xv, 186 p. ISBN 9781580465014....
Re-Evaluating the Silent-Film Music Holdings at the Library of Congress
ABSTRACT The United States Library of Congress houses one of the largest collections of silent-film music in a single location. While many scholars have commented on the library's silent-film scores and cue sheets, only a small portion of their...
Re-Evaluating the Silent-Film Music Holdings at the Library of Congress
Cinema flickered into existence in the late nineteenth century, and in the ensuing decades of incubation developed the innovative techniques and conventions that went on to inform the advanced art we recognize today. Within this rapid period of maturation,...
Reviving Haydn: New Appreciations in the Twentieth Century
Reviving Haydn: New Appreciations in the Twentieth Century. By Bryan Proksch. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 124.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015. [viii, 292 p. ISBN 9781580465120. $85.] Music examples, illustrations, facsimiles,...
RILM Music Encyclopedias
RILM Music Encyclopedias [New York, New York]: Repertoire international de litterature musicale; [Ipswich, Massachusetts]: EBSCO Information Services, (2015-). http://www.rilm.org/encyclopedias/ (Accessed 3 April 2016). [Requires a web browser and...
RILM Music Encyclopedias
RILM Music Encyclopedias [New York, New York]: Répertoire international de littérature musicale; [Ipswich, Massachusetts]: EBSCO Information Services, (2015-). http://www.rilm.org/encyclopedias/ (Accessed 3 April 2016). [Requires a web browser and an...
Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week
LITURGICAL MUSIC Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week. By Robert L. Kendrick. (Music and the Early Modern Imagination.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. [x, 337 p. ISBN 9780253011565 (hardcover), $50; ISBN 9780253011626 (e-book),...
The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop
The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop. Edited by Justin A. Williams. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [xv, 349 p. ISBN 9781107037465 (hardcover), $89.99; ISBN 9781107643864 (paperback), $29.99; ISBN 9781316236147...
The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop
The Cambridge Companion to HipHop. Edited by Justin A. Williams. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [xv, 349 p. ISBN 9781107037465 (hardcover), $89.99; ISBN 9781107643864 (paperback), $29.99; ISBN 9781316236147...
The First Volumes in the Complete Martinu Edition
Bohuslav Martinu. Symfonie c. 4, H 305 = Symphony No. 4, H 305. Editorka = Edited by Sharon Andrea Choa. (Souborne vydani dila Bohuslava Martinu = The Bohuslav Martinu Complete Edition, Serie II/1/4 Symfonie = Series II/1/4 Symphonies.) Kassel: Barenreiter,...
The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz: Travels with the Orchestra
LOCALES The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz: Travels with the Orchestra. By Inge Van Rij. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 [xii, 357 p. ISBN 9780521896467 (hardcover), $118; ISBN 9781316235850 (e-book), $94.] Illustrations, bibliographic references,...
The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-Three Discussions
The Study of Ethnomusicology: ThirtyThree Discussions. By Bruno Nettl. 3d ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. [xiii, 560 p. ISBN 9780252039287 (hardcover), $95; ISBN 9780252080821 (paperback), $30; ISBN 9780252097331 (e-book), various.] Bibliography,...
The Techniques of Guitar Playing
GUITAR The Techniques of Guitar Playing. By Seth F. Josel and Ming Tsao. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2014. [233 p. ISBN 9783761822432. i49.95.] CD, music examples, illustrations, tables, appendices, bibliography, index.Hector Berlioz famously commented on the...
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Master Score
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Master Score. Music by Frank E. Churchill, lyrics by Larry Morey, and additional underscore by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith. Limited edition digital replica. (Disney Music Legacy Libraries.) Milwaukee,...
We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song
We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song. Edited by Victor V. Bobetsky. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. [vii, 141 p. ISBN 9781442236028 (hardcover), $75; ISBN 9781442236035 (e-book), $74.99.] Music examples, appendices, bibliography,...
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