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BOOKS

Part Number and Description Price
Mollenhauer 6405
'Blockfloten nach historischen Vorbildern'; Fred Morgan - Texte und Erinnerungen (ISBN: 978-3-00-021216-1) Photo
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Mollenhauer 6406
Recorders Based on Historical Models / Fred Morgan - Writings and Memories (ISBN: 978-3-00-021215-4) Photo
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AM37391
EVERY MUSICIAN'S HANDBOOK. In a condensed form this book deals with topics important to all musicians. Introduces harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, scales, keys, chords, there is a glossary of musical terms and a bibliography. Slim design fits in your music case.
$5.00
048624606x
PRINCIPLES OF THE FLUTE, RECORDER AND OBOE (1728) by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre translated, with introduction and Notes by Paul Marshall Douglas. A treatise of central importance in the historical development of the flute. Most important, it contains an extensive discussion of principle ornaments and embellishments of the period and their proper and tasteful use. The section on the recorder is an important period instruction book, as valuable to recorder players of today as it was to their counterparts in the 18th cen. Hotteterre was a fine flutist honored at the court of Louis XIV.
$6.00
123559
RYTHMIC TRAINING WORKBOOK by Robert Starer. Companion to above book
$6.00
120475
RHYTHMIC TRAINING by Robert Starer. The ability to tranform visual symbols rhythmic notation into time-dividing sound is an acquired skill. It involves the coordination of physical, psychological, and musical factors and cannot, therefore be accomplished by the simple act of comprehension. This book represents an attempt to develop and train the ability to read and perform musical rhythms accurately. For classroom private studio and self-teaching
$7.00
GS10026
POCKET MANUAL OF MUSICAL TERMS
$7.00
G6471
A GREGORIAN CHANT HANDBOOK by William Tortolano A book on the fundamentals of reading and interpreting Gregorian chant for the person with no prior experience. This is truly a 'handbook' for anyone who desires to acquire a practical, working understanding of chant notation, rhythm, modes liturgical use, interpretation, and conducting, and Latin pronunciation.
$10.00
486217450
ORCHESOGRAPHY, 1589 by Thoinot Arbeau translated by Mary Stewart Evans. This classic treatise remains the most detailed and valuable document on 16th century dances and dance music. Written in the form of a dialogue in which Arbeau instructs young Capriol in the art of 'ballroom' dancing. Included are such dances as the basse dance, pavan, galliard, branle, gavotte, canary and more.
$12.00
733610570
THE RECORDER - How it changed the world, saved the universe and topped the charts by Natalie Jane Prior and Illustrated by Karen Carter. Read this book to find out how! Take an inside look at one of the world's most extraordinary instruments, covering topics such as: The history of the recorder - How a recorder is made - famous recorder composers and players - Tips for improving your playing. This is a children's book that adults will thoroughly enjoy!
$13.00
486286193
COURTLY DANCE OF THE RENAISSANCE by Fabritio Caroso a new translation by Julia Sutton of the Nobilta di Dame, 1600. One of the best-known guides to courtly dance, notable for its exemplary clarity and detail. Caroso's text consist of two parts: 1. presents instruction on a great variety of dance steps, rules of the dance and dance etiquette. 2. presents the music and a full choreography for 49 Renaissance dances. With detailed discussion of each section by the editor
$15.00
DK10016
THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF PRACTICE by well-known guitarist Richard Provost. An in depth discussion of universal practice techniques that apply to all instruments. Includes: General Guidelines & Goals, Preparation, Technique, Memorization, Visualization, note-Reading, Interpretive Practice, Problem Solving, Repertoire Maintenance, Developing Reading & Listening Skills, Practice Schedule and Outline. 'Progression by simple stages is the key to major achievement...in learning music, the skipping of steps can mean failure to form the groundwork on which future progress depends' Fred Noad
$15.00
DK10020
THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF PERFORMANCE by guitarist Richard Provost. Music performance is a complex subject involving practice, psychology, public relations, concert booking, business and creativity. This book will examine three areas: pre-concert preparation (programming, publicity etc.), performance anxiety, and teaching to lessen performance anxiety. 62 pages of advice every musician needs but most have rarely heard.
$15.00
N2339
TANZ New and Curious Theatrical Dances, Nurnberg, 1716 edited by Manfred Harras. A beautiful edition of unusual dance melodies. Left page contains the original print with dance melody, artist's rendering & notes. Right contains dances in modern type. 27 dances for Sop. or Tenor, 12 can be played on alto, Intermediate
$16.00
DOL112 - The Recorder- A Basic Workshop Maual (Adrian Brown)
THE RECORDER A Basic Workshop Manual by Adrian Brown The book for handy recorder players who want to care for their recorder themselves. Topics covered: Playing a new instrument, Daily care and maintenance: oiling, clogging, removing the block, cleaning the block and windway areas, replacing the block etc. Tuning: general priciples, fingerholes, forked fingerings, fingerhole modifications, hole chart, the bore, bore chart, bore modifications, manometers, tuning meters, typical tuning problems etc. Voicing, different woods, testing recorders, tools & materials. 47 page book Photo
$19.00
521358167
THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE RECORDER edited by John Mansfield Thomas. 'For the recorder player wishing to acquire an insight into the many aspects of our instrument and learn to see facts not only as 'how to do' but as an inspiration, The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder is warmly recommended' Daniel Bruggen of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. Seven contributors from four countries write on topics such as the recorder and its music through the centuries, the use of recorders in an orchestra, professional recorder players and their instruments, the revival of the recorder, and its role in education. Other chapters bring together basic reference material hitherto unavailable in one volume. A special feature of the book is its rich collection of illustrations, some of them published for the first time, which provides a history of the evolution of the recorder along with an intriguing demonstration of its changing role in musical life. Written to expand the horizons of
$20.00
MB96718
THE ART OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE by R. Carlos Nakai & James DeMars with David P McAllester & Ken Light. This book is a summation of R. Carlos Nakai's years as an educator, performer and student of the Native American flute. Part 1: Includes discussions of tuning, fingerings, performance technique, tablature, style, history, standard notation, traditional ornaments plus a section on the care and maintenance of the flute. Part 2: Includes 16 transcriptions of songs from Nakai's recordings. Part 3: Is an analysis of Nakai's role in native American culture as a recording Artist and performer by ethnomusicologist David P. McAllester. This book is an important source on the native American flute and a review of the career and artistry of one of the most important ethnic artist in America.
$20.00
MGM5080 (Mather / Lasocki)
FREE ORNAMENTATION IN WOODWIND MUSIC 1700-1775 Anthology with Introduction by Betty Bang Mather and David Lasocki Part I: 30 Examples from works by Italian, English and German Composers, Part II: 36 Examples from works by French Composers 132 pages. A 'must have' for anyone interested in Baroque ornamentation. The companion book to INTERPRETATION OF FRENCH MUSIC. FREE ORNAMENTATION was first published in 1976 and is again available Photo
$20.00
MGM5085 (Betty Bang Mather)
INTERPRETATION OF FRENCH MUSIC FROM 1675 TO 1775 For Woodwind and Other Performers by BETTY BANG MATHER One of the most comprehensive books on the art of French Baroque ornamentation. Topics covered include: 1. Rhythmic Inequality and its relation to various time signatures, 2. Articulation - syllables, slurring practices, new tongue strokes, 3. Ornamentation - port de vois, flattement, treblement, pince, tour de Gosier, accent, Chute, Tour de Chant, Coulade, Passage, Diminution 4. Additional comments on German and Italian Music. Published in 1973 it had become difficult to get but is now readily available again!!! Photo
$20.00
AL35862
MUSIC SCRAMBLES by Donald Moore 30 Melody Mix-up Puzzles for Classroom and Home Use - 100% Reproducible. Music Notation Puzzles designed to make music learning fun and easy! 30 educational puzzles based on familiar melodies. Perfect for activity time, extra credit, or even a take home 'quiz'. Reproducible Book and Data CD Photo
$24.95
966161602
EDLY'S MUSIC THEORY FOR PRACTICAL PEOPLE by Ed Roseman / Here is a theory book chock full of information for anyone at any level. Learn what makes music tick or just deepen your appreciation of it. Presented clearly, informally and with a sense of humor. 'Edly's teaches musical literacy in plain language, a step at a time. Veterans of college music theory courses will find Roseman's approach disarmingly frank and refreshingly irreverent. Underlying the banter is plenty of solid information and down-to-earth advice... helpful rules of thumb abound...a highly useful contribution to the literature.' Nick Humez, Maine Sunday Telegram. 'An excellent way for any music lover to learn the basics. It is comprehensive and user friendly; a must for both musician and listener.' Dr. Kenneth Lampi, Professor of Music Theory, The Juilliard School
$25.00
BER1820
MUSIC THEORY FOR THE BORED AND CONFUSED Book 1 by David E. Walden illustrated by Linda Nicholson. One of the most enjoyable introductions into the basic concepts of musical notation available. Speaking as a teacher David Walden says 'I have found that an imaginative, humorous presentation that has loosely followed the historical development of musical notation has been most effective' A best seller for over 20 years! For the complete novice.
$25.00
G7955 - The Musician's Breath (James Jordan)
THE MUSICIAN'S BREATH The Role of Breathing in Human Expression by James Jordon with Mark Moliterno & Nova Thomas James Jordan examines why and how the breath is the 'delivery system' for human and musical ideas in performance. 'The breath,' Dr. Jordan writes, 'is the most magical and human thing we can engage as artists.' This book makes a compelling case for the power of the breath and the power of submitting oneself to its miracles. The first part discusses the 'why' of breathing, while the second part provides the 'how' with practical applications for singers, instrumentalists and conductors. Photo
$26.95
198790015
PLAYING RECORDER SONATAS - Interpretation and Technique by Anthony Rowland-Jones. A book designed for those players who have reached the point where they feel ready to embark upon solo sonata playing. It encourages players whose experience has been limited to consort music to extend their playing to sonatas by Handel, Telemann and others. Through this book they will encounter sonatas from the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries. Each of the sonatas considered is described in relation to its musical background (illustrated by parallels with other arts) and to the performance practices of each period. 220 pages.
$30.00
Peacock Press
THE RECORDER AND ITS MUSIC by Edgar Hunt. This book traces the development of the recorder as an instrument and its position in the world of music from 1450 to today. There are 30 photographs, and many line-figures and music examples. Edgar Hunt has been associated for most of his life with the recorder, as teacher, music editor and designer of instruments. For this new reprint of his book, first published in 1962, he has made revisions and corrections to both text and illustrations to take account of the latest developments all over the world.
$30.00
Spanhove (Bart Spanhove)
THE FINISHING TOUCH OF ENSEMBLE PLAYING a Flanders recorder quartet guide for recorder players and teachers by Bart Spanhove. Making music with others is a wonderful activity, but not an easy one. To make the playing enjoyable for every member of the ensemble is an art that demands dedication, insight, and when available, good instruction. The purpose of this book is to help recorder players become better ensemble members. Written in response to requests from both amateurs and professionals Bart has set down his practical suggestions based on his experience and fill a long-felt gap in the literature about our instrument. Also included is a very interesting chapter by musicologist David Lasocki entitled A Short History of the Recorder Ensemble. Now in stock! Photo
$30.00
G8812 - DISCOVERING CHANT (James Jordan)
DISCOVERING CHANT Teaching Musicianship and Human Sensibilities Through Chant by James Jordan & James Whitbourn This book asks all musicians to reconsider the use of plain chant as an essential tool for teaching intonation, phrasing and understanding of musical line - while building community within an ensemble. It also develops music reading and listening skills & the CD provides an aural model which aids in learning chant. Grammy-nominated conductor James Jordan is Professor of Conducting and Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. James Whitbourn is a composer & research scholar at Oxford. BOOK & CD Photo
$32.95
DER2001
UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC Book I by David E. Walden - How to read write, speak, sing and play the written language of music. Covers modes, scales, rhythm, melody and more - 186 pages with a 'plethora of exercises'. Designed within a broad historical context to promote solid understanding and progressive learning with a 'breath of humanity and, yes even a hint of humour'
$38.95
DER2004
MUSIC THEORY FOR THE BORED AND CONFUSED Book 2 by David E. Walden. Life with the Monks at Notation Monastery proves interesting as we learn all about Scales - modes, major, minor, whole tone, 12 tone. A delightful indepth discourse on the subject with pleasant practice exercises. 236 pages on this one topic.
$39.95
FOS12
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC IN SEVEN VOLUMES compiled and edited by Daniel Chazanoff for tenor or soprano recorder (alto of played up 8va) Music of Indians of the Southwest, Plains, Pacific Northwest, of the Lakes & Woods, Great Basin-Plateau, Southeast & Calfornia. Illustrated 8.5' x 5.5' boxed set, 7 volumes in slipcase
$42.00
DER2002
UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC Book II by David E. Walden - A continuation of book 1 another 240 pages of indepth theory training with a hint of humour. Begins with the development of harmony discussing intervals, compound rhythms, Rest, triads (inversions, chorale style, keuboard style, cadences), transposition, tempo, dynamics, signs & directions. Plenty of exercise space for hands on learning.
$42.50
HL48183571 (Jean-Claude Veilhan)
THE RULES of MUSICAL INTERPRETATION in the BAROQUE ERA (17TH & 18TH centuries) by Jean-Claude Veilhan. Musical interpretation common to all instruments and according to BACH, BROSSARD, COUPERIN, HOTTETERRE, MONTECLAIR, QUANTZ, RAMEAU, ROUSEAU, d'ALEMBERT. From their writings this is a discussion of meters & their characters, phrasing, embellishment, character & tempo of the various movements etc. Develop the freedom to make your own interpretation within the style & practice of the time. Index of terms, subjects & authorities citied Index of musical examples. Bibliography of works cited. Photo
$50.70