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Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player - Elisa Koehler
Call Number: Ref. ML102.T773 K818d
ISBN: 9780810886575
Publication Date: 2015-02-26

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Bearing Witness - Philip Rosen; Nina Apfelbaum
Call Number: Ref. Z6374.H6 R722b
ISBN: 0313310769
Publication Date: 2001-11-30
Book preview available at the title link above.

The Music of Randall Thompson (1899-1984) - Carl B. Schmidt; Elizabeth K. Schmidt
Call Number: Ref. ML134.T377 Sch52m
ISBN: 9780911318029
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
" Thompson's works, presented chronologically and given RT numbers, are described based on information gleaned from correspondence, diaries, personal interviews with his family, friend, and colleagues, newspaper reviews, the composer's own program notes, recordings, and assorted other sources. Extensive performance histories on the more important works are provided, and every known performance which Thompson himself conducted or attended is cited. In addition, conductors who particularly championed Thompson's works are given emphasis in the commentary and lists of performances"--Back cover

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A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist - Jane Ellsworth; David Daniels
Call Number: Ref. ML102.C544 EL59d
ISBN: 9780810886476
Publication Date: 2014-12-23
"In A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinet, scholar and musician Jane Ellsworth offers lovers of the clarinet the premiere reference book for information about this remarkable instrument. Containing over 400 terms, Ellsworth covers the clarinet's history (including both modern and historical instruments, common and rare), acoustics, construction, fingering systems and mechanisms, and techniques, as well as its more important performers, makers, and scholars"--Provided by publisher

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The Piano : an encyclopedia - Robert Palmieri (Editor); Margaret W. Palmieri (Editor)
Call Number: Ref. ML102.P573 P573 2003
ISBN: 0415937965
Publication Date: 2003-08-11

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El Sistema : orchestrating Venezuela's youth - Geoffrey Baker
Call Number: ML26.F962 Ba173eL
ISBN: 9780199341559
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
CONTENTS: The institution and its leaders. El maestro : José Antonio Abreu ; Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra ; Organizational features and dynamics ; Demographics and development -- Music education. The orchestra in theory and practice ; Learning and teaching in El Sistema -- Social education. Social action through music ; Social inclusion and discipline ; Democracy, teamwork, competition, and meritocracy ; Realities, dreams, and revolutions -- Impact. The politics and economics of impact ; Impact on Venezuelan cultural life ; Advances, alternatives, and the future

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Looking and Listening : conversations between modern art and music - Brenda Leach
Call Number: ML3849.L465L
ISBN: 9780810883468
Publication Date: 2014-11-13
CONTENTS: Part I. Prelude : Artists respond to music -- Stuart Davis and the art of jazz -- Arthur Dove and George Gershwin: A brush with Rhapsody in Blue -- Romare Bearden and visual jazz -- European artists and American jazz -- Kandinsky and Schoenberg : On the verge -- Part II. Interlude 1 : Composers respond to artists -- Dave Brubeck and his reflections on Miró : Music and art across time -- Paul Klee : The music in the art -- Mark Rothko and Morton Feldman : Somewhere between presence and absence, sound and silence -- Earle Brown and Alexander Calder : Who's in control? -- John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg : Life of art - art of life -- Part III. Interlude 2 : Shared inspiration and influence across domains -- Claude Debussy and the Fin-de-Siècle -- Cubism in art and music -- Georgia O'Keeffe and American modernist composers : The spirit of a new century -- Diego Rivera and Carlos Chávez : Voices of Mexico in art and music -- Minimalism in art and music -- Postlude

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Teaching Piano in Groups - Christopher Fisher
Call Number: MT220.F531t
ISBN: 9780195337037
Publication Date: 2010-04-16
CONTENTS: Group piano teaching : an introduction -- Practical and logistical issues -- Learning theory : an introduction -- Cooperative learning theory and group piano teaching -- Instructional considerations -- Instructional strategies -- Group piano and the precollege student -- Group piano and the adult hobby student -- Group piano and the university music major

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Schubert's Winter Journey : anatomy of an obsession - Ian Bostridge
Call Number: ML410.Sch78 Bo657sc
ISBN: 9780307961631
Publication Date: 2015-01-27
"Draws on the author's first-hand experience with Franz Schubert's "Winterreise," his musical knowledge, and his training as a scholar to explore the meanings of the songs comprising this masterpiece, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for the male solo voice"

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Experiencing Tchaikovsky : a listener's companion - David Schroeder
Call Number: ML410.T219 Sch76ex
ISBN: 9781442232990
Publication Date: 2015-02-10

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Joseph Holbrooke : composer, critic, and musical patriot - Paul Watt (Editor); Anne-Marie Forbes (Editor)
Call Number: ML410.H696 J774
ISBN: 9780810888913
Publication Date: 2014-12-23
CONTENTS: Situating Holbrooke in British musical history / Paul Watt and Anne-Marie Forbes -- Joseph Holbrooke : a life in outline / Rob Barnett -- Friendship with Granville Bantock / David Craik -- "Out of old mythologies" : Joseph Holbrooke and Thomas Evelyn Ellis / Anne-Marie Forbes -- The neglect of Holbrooke's chamber music and the specter of mass culture / Paul Hopwood -- The early operas : Pierrot and Pierrette (1908) and The enchanted garden (1915) / Paul Rodmell -- Holbrooke and Poe revisited : refiguring The raven as the musical uncanny / Michael Allis -- A "nationalist in art" : Holbrooke's Contemporary British composers (1925) / Paul Watt



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Where do you work in the Library?
My desk is in the Technical Services area as far North of the front door as you can go. When not there I am probably in the Orchestra Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
I play and teach viola da gamba, am active as a soloist and chamber player of 17th-century music and play vielle, medieval harp, hurdy gurdy and a variety of winds in Medieval and Renaissance groups. I also am Music Director at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church working with choirs and instruments.
What are your hobbies?
jewelry making, sailing, historical fiction


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Anne Lockard
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Where do you work in the Library?
My corner office is in the Technical Services section at the north end of the Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
Baroque music, folk, bluegrass, anything excellent! I am a harpsichordist/pianist and currently play keyboards for Brooklyn Presbyterian Church.
What are your hobbies?
birdwatching, squaredancing, travel

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Denise Smith Green
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Where do you work in the Library?
Reference Desk and Media Center
What are your musical interests/activities?
Singing and coordinating musicians. Currently I sing and help coordinate the Worship Team at church. I also recently started singing with the Mastersingers Chorale of Northeast, Ohio.
What are your hobbies?
When not doing the above, I enjoy getting out and spending time with family and friends. I also especially enjoy singing and reading new children's books to my daughter, and listening to books on CD.

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