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The Song Reader

Author : Lisa Tucker
ISBN : 9781847397379
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 57.26 MB
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Mary Beth and her younger sister Leeann are trying to support themselves in their small Southern hometown. So, to make ends meet, alongside her job at the diner Mary Beth works by practicing her own unique talent: 'song reading'. By making sense of the song lyrics people have stuck in their heads, Mary Beth can help them make sense of their lives. In no time, Mary Beth's readings have the entire town singing her praises, including scientist Ben, who falls hard for Mary Beth and her unearthly intuition. But Mary Beth's gift leads her to a secret truth about a prominent neighbour and, as a consequence, the fragile structure of the girls' orphaned life comes tumbling down around them. Each secret seems to domino another until the sisters' whole complex emotional history is laid bare. And without Mary Beth's music the town's silence is louder than ever. Could it be that the lyrics to all those foolish love songs really aren't so foolish after all?
Category: Fiction

The Americana Song Reader

Author : William Emmett Studwell
ISBN : 0789001500
Genre : Music
File Size : 25.14 MB
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William Studwell has struck gold again! Providing a heterogenous mixture of songs that mirrors the diversity of the United States and its culture, The Americana Song Reader is an entertaining and informative collection of over 130 historical essays on various American and foreign songs that have had a significant impact on U.S. popular culture. The essays give you basic historical data on the work, refer to any related or affiliated works, and touch upon the cultural context of its creation and popular usage in the United States. Presented in an offbeat, somewhat irreverent, yet scholarly style, the author has once again compiled a reference book that is fun to read. In addition to presenting information useful for reference, The Americana Song Reader contains anecdotes, ironic sidelights, poetry, and allusions to parodies. For ease of use, the book is divided into several sections. These sections, with some representative songs listed, include: Dancing Songs: “After the Ball,” “The Hokey Pokey,” “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” Marching Songs: “March of the Toys,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” Rural and Western Songs: “The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Jessie James,” “The Streets of Laredo” Songs That Excite or Amuse: “An American in Paris,” “1812 Overture,” “The Sidewalks of New York” Songs That Soothe or Bring Tears: “Beautiful Dreamer,” “I'm Always Chasing Rainbows,” “My Wild Irish Rose” Children's Songs: “Hansel and Gretel,” “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Sing a Song of Sixpence” Circus Songs: “Barnum and Bailey's Favorite,” “Be a Clown,” “The Flying Trapeze” Drinking Songs: “Auld Lange Syne,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer” College Songs: “Iowa Corn Song,” “Notre Dame Victory Song,” “The Whiffenpoof Song” Song title index and author/group index Whether the music comes from New York City, remote rural areas of the South or West, or from Vienna or Paris, all music having some sort of impact on the lives of everyday Americans is in a very true way part of Americana. In The Americana Song Reader, you'll see the songs both as small pieces of the American culture puzzle and, collectively, as a large segment of the music of the country. This newest addition to William Studwell's collection of song readers will delight the general public, musicians, and librarians.
Category: Music

The National And Religious Song Reader

Author : William Emmett Studwell
ISBN : 0789000997
Genre : Music
File Size : 66.29 MB
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William Studwell has done it again! In The National and Religious Song Reader, the author presents more than 120 enjoyable and informative essays on national, patriotic, and religious songs from around the world. Readers will learn the answers to such questions as: Was "Dixie" actually first performed in New York City? Which 16th-century English composition is referred to by Shakespeare in The Merry Wives of Windsor? What well-known hymn was written by Martin Luther in 1529? And what is a waltzing matilda anyway? (Hint: It's not a dancing young lady.) Studwell's latest collection follows the form and style of his earlier works, The Popular Song Reader and The Christmas Carol Reader, as he relays interesting facts about each song through anecdotes, humor, poetry, and a generally lighthearted yet scholarly approach. In addition to information about each song and its composer, the author also discusses how the song reflected society at the time and how the song itself has influenced popular culture. The book is divided into four sections: American National Songs: armed forces songs, war songs, national anthems, national marches National Songs From Other Countries: songs from Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland, Israel, Australia General Hymns: religious songs from the 17th century and earlier, and the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries Songs Associated With Religious Events: Easter, Thanksgiving, weddings, funerals The book's readable style is its most important quality as it makes it more approachable than a typical reference book. And vital to its usefulness as a reference book are the indexes--one by song title and another by person or group. Whether used primarily as an enjoyable reference or as an informative reader, The National and Religious Song Reader is bound to provide new insights into familiar songs for all music fans.
Category: Music

The Popular Song Reader

Author : William E Studwell
ISBN : 9781317713234
Genre : Music
File Size : 76.91 MB
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Who is the Bill Bailey whose exploits were chronicled in song? How many popular songs have titles containing the words “moon,” “heart,” or “baby”? Where is the road to Mandalay? How many female names can you think of that have been mentioned in song titles? Discover this fascinating information and more about some of America's most known and loved popular songs in this delightful sampler. The Popular Song Reader contains over 200 short essays on the backgrounds of a wide variety of twentieth-century American popular songs. The witty and knowledgeable essays touch upon several hundred traditional-style pop songs as well as early rock compositions. The essays are filled with anecdotes, humor, irony, and even poetry that reflect the author's offbeat and somewhat irreverent manner, while also presenting a broad spectrum of American popular songs in their historical and cultural contexts. In addition to information about each song and its composer, the author also discusses how the song reflected society at the time and also how the song itself has influenced popular culture. Pop music fans will find this a highly entertaining and readable guide to the best American popular music of the twentieth century. Divided into five sections, the book covers popular songs from the Tin Pan Alley era (By the Light of the Silvery Moon, California, Here I Come, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, She'll Be Comin’Round the Mountain, and When Irish Eyes are Smiling), the swing/big band era (Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Heart and Soul, In the Mood, Stardust, and Stormy Weather), and the rock era (Chances Are, Good Vibrations, Love Me Tender, Misty, Rock Around the Clock, Stop! In the Name of Love, and The Twist). The Popular Song Reader provides new insights on all-time favorites from Broadway musicals, movies, and television including Ain't Misbehavin', Give My Regards to Broadway, My Funny Valentine, Aquarius, Cabaret, Luck Be a Lady, Mack the Knife, Don't Fence Me In, Over the Rainbow, Singin’in the Rain, and the theme songs from Star Wars , All in the Family, Cheers, and M*A*S*H.
Category: Music

Song Reader

Author : Beck
ISBN : 0571299407
Genre : Popular music
File Size : 66.76 MB
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Twenty songs presented as individual pieces of sheet music; music sheets, packaged in a hard-bound folio; includes a guide to sheet music symbols by Bettie Ross; also features full-color illustrations from some of the finest artists working currently.
Category: Popular music

Building Fluency Through Reader S Theater Nursery Rhymes Kit

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ISBN : 1433315777
Genre :
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Make nursery rhymes come to life with these lively, colorful scripts! These stories are based on classic nursery rhymes that children know and love! Young readers will enjoy building fluency through performance. This kit includes eight scripts with leveled roles written at multiple reading levels, making it easy to implement differentiation strategies included in the Teacher's Guide. This feature allows teachers to assign roles to students in a way that best accommodates their individual reading levels. This encourages all students to participate and engage in the same activity, regardless of their current reading ability. All readers can gain confidence and feel successful! By performing these stories together, students will practice important skills like interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures. Each script also includes a poem and song to give children additional fluency practice. All of these scripts give students the tools they need to confidently practice repeating reading and performance, making it the perfect resource for a classroom of varied readers! Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Nursery Rhymes kit includes: 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 16-24 pages per book in print and digital formats; a Teacher's Guide; poems and songs in digital and transparency formats; and professionally recorded audio of scripts, songs, and poems.

The Music Of American Folk Song And Selected Other Writings On American Folk Music

Author : Ruth Crawford Seeger
ISBN : 158046095X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.59 MB
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This is the first complete publication of the late composer and scholar Ruth Crawford Seeger's major work on American folksongs. It preserves them as well as demonstrates how they should be played so that they remain a living part of the American musical tradition.
Category: Social Science

Song Of Songs

Author : J. Cheryl Exum
ISBN : 0664221904
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.18 MB
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This original commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores the nature of love by a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are offered persuasive solutions in Exum's verse by verse exegesis. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
Category: Religion

Movie Music The Film Reader

Author : Kay Dickinson
ISBN : 0415281601
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 75.11 MB
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From silent films and classical scores to rock'n' roll movies and pop soundtracks, this text argues for a broader understanding of the role of music in film. It looks into production and replication of a set of values which musicians carry into the narrative and formal aspects of film.
Category: Performing Arts