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A Certain Music

RRP $14.99

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A fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen – heart-warming and enchanting.

It is 1823 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music.

The man is composing a new work. It will break new ground. He fears it will be ridiculed and is aware that he is thought mad. He confides in the child, who sits for hours watching and listening as he revises and plays. She has a feeling for the music that he cannot fathom. And not only for the music, but for what he is. She knows his pain, his anger, his fear and also his gentleness. Together they give each other the courage to face their critics and dare to be different.

A tale of a song written by a man who couldn't hear for a child people thought strange. Yet the song will live forever in the heart and mind of every child where there's nurtured a love of music.

About the Author

Celeste Walters is the author of playscripts for children and adults, novels and picture story books for young readers, texts on developmental drama and the writing of eulogies, and three books of whimsical verse for all ages. She has also written five highly acclaimed novels for young adults. Anne Spudvilas is a multi-award-winning illustrator of children's books and an established portrait painter who also works as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media.


A Student's Guide To Music History

RRP $17.99

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R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove’s narrative recounts the rise (and ever-increasing complexity) of harmony during the medieval world, the differences between secular and sacred music, the glories of the contrapuntal style, and the origins of opera. Stove then relates the achievements of the high baroque period, the very different idioms that prevailed during the late eighteenth century, and the emergence of Romanticism, with its emphasis upon the artist-hero. With the late nineteenth century came a growing emphasis on musical patriotism, writes Stove, especially in Spain, Hungary, Russia, Bohemia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the United States. A final section discusses the trends that have characterized music since 1945.   Stove’s guide also singles out eminent composers for special coverage, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, and Messiaen. As a brief orientation to the history and countours of classical music, A Student’s Guide to Music History is an unparalleled resource.


A Shakespeare Music Catalogue

RRP $399.95

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A comprehensive and detailed documentation of all the published and unpublished music related to Shakespeare's life and work, this five-volume set constitutes an invaluable reference tool. Encompassing music from many countries, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present, the catalog demonstrates the extent of Shakespeare's influence on culture throughout the world. The music listed includes operas, ballets, overtures, tone poems, songs, and various types of incidental music (for stage, radio, film, and television productions). Entries for each composition provide information on voice and instrument requirements, publication history, and data on first performance. The first three volumes deal with music and musical stage-direction for the plays (arranged alphabetically) and with settings of the sonnets and narrative poems. The fourth volume contains indexes of Shakespeare's titles and lines, the titles of compositions, and composers, arrangers, editors, librettists. The final volume provides an entirely new research aid: a selected, annotated bibliography of writings, in various languages, on the subject of Shakespeare and music.



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