The five volumes of A Shakespeare Music Catalogue provide scholarship with an invaluable reference tool: a comprehensive and detailed documentation of all music - published and unpublished, from Shakespeare's day to our own - in any way related to Shakespeare's life and work. No single work has ever before attempted to draw together such a mass of information, from all countries of the world, on this neglected aspect of Shakespeare's dramatic art and cultural influence.
Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle arrives at a crime scene to find a woman's mutilated corpse. Initially routine, the case deepens and darkens into a complex enquiry that threatens to close in on Darac himself. But allegiances past and present must be set aside to unravel a tale of greed, deception and treachery that spans the social spectrum. It is among the winding streets of his own neighbourhood in Nice's old town, the Babazouk, that Darac faces his severest test yet.
Music Theory: A Practical Handbookteaches the basics of music theory plus the vocabulary to use in harmonic and formal analysis. The book begins with no assumption of music reading skills, and progresses to include all the basic materials of music from J.S. Bach to John Cage. Based on Blatter's own three decades of teaching freshmen and sophomore music theory at Drexel University, this book is aimed at a basic introductory course in music theory, can serve for individual study, or as a review for graduate students returning to school. Drawing examples from well-known classical works, as well as folk and popular music, the book shows how theory is applied to practice. The book is divided into five parts. The first part introduces music notation, reviewing the basics of pitch, duration, and time as they are represented in written music. Part 2 introduces the concept of melody, covering the modes and scales; scale degrees; melodic form; vocal ranges; transposition; and compositional devices.Part 3 introduces harmony, dealing with harmonic progression, rhythm, and chord types. Part 4 covers the basics of counterpoint, or two melodic lines performed at once. This includes reviews of canon, cadence, and four-part style. Finally, Part 5 addresses musical form, and how form is used to structure a composition. Common forms including rondo, sonata, rounds, inventions, and fugues are covered. Music Theory: A Practical Handbookwill serve the needs of students new to music as well as to returning students wishing to attain (or renew) a basic knowledge of music fundamentals. It will be a valuable textbook for students, professors, and professionals.