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Places and Faces Along the Cleveland Way, Calgie, Simon and Chetham, Debbie
1 Calgie, Simon and Chetham, Debbie Places and Faces Along the Cleveland Way
Cherry Burton, East Yorkshire Hutton Press 1992 1872167373 / 9781872167374 Paperback Near Fine 
96pp, illustrations in colour and b/w, maps. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
 
 
The Swing Era 1941-1942: Swing As a Way of Life, Daniels, George
2 Daniels, George The Swing Era 1941-1942: Swing As a Way of Life
Times Life 1971 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
64pp, illustrations, discography. Very slight rubbing of the edges. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
Benjamin Britten - The Spiritual Dimension, Elliott, Graham
3 Elliott, Graham Benjamin Britten - The Spiritual Dimension
Oxford University Press 2005 0198162588 / 9780198162582 Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
185pp. Part One of the book examines Britten's early life, and the strong presence which the Church had in his childhood and adolescence. It explores the way in which certain spiritual influences were first manifested, and how, like the more specifically musical 'themes' which Donald Mitchell has noted, they can be traced throughout Britten's life and work. Part Two examines a wide range of the composer's music in which a spiritual dimension can be traced. The specifically liturgical music has received rather less critical notice than Britten's larger works. The music is discussed here, and shown to possess musical characteristics in common with the larger works; Oxford Studies in British Church Music 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
Give Your Child the Right Start:  The Suzuki Way to Creative Talent, Fryer, Jack
4 Fryer, Jack Give Your Child the Right Start: The Suzuki Way to Creative Talent
Souvenir Press 1985 0285626809 / 9780285626805 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
124pp, 8 plates. Ex library, unobtrusive stamps. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Piano Technique.  Consisting of the Two Complete Books the Shortest Way to Pianistic Perfection and Rhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and Other Problems of Piano Playing, Gieseking, Walter and Leimer, Karl
5 Gieseking, Walter and Leimer, Karl Piano Technique. Consisting of the Two Complete Books the Shortest Way to Pianistic Perfection and Rhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and Other Problems of Piano Playing
Dover 1972 0486228673 / 9780486228679 Paperback Fine 
144pp, 2 illustrations, music examples. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Uphill All the Way, Hawkridge, John
6 Hawkridge, John Uphill All the Way
Michael Joseph 1991 0718134699 / 9780718134693 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
246pp, 16 plates, colour & b/w. Autobiography of John Hawkridge, born with cerebral palsy, his determination and energy enabled him to become a formidable hillwalker and eventually he climbed to over 18,000ft on Kara Pattar in the Himalayas.; Signed by Author 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Beethoven's Hair. An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved., Martin, Russell
7 Martin, Russell Beethoven's Hair. An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved.
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd 2000 0747548455 / 9780747548454 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
276pp. As Ludwig van Beethoven lay dying in 1827, a young musician named Ferdinand Hiller came to pay his respects to the great composer. In the days after Beethoven's death, Hiller snipped a lock of his hair as a keepsake. This lock was passed down for more than a century through Hiller's family, until, during World War II, it found its way to the town of Gilleleje, in Nazi-occupied Denmark. There, it was given to a local doctor, Kay Fremming, involved in the effort to give aid to hundreds of frightened and hunted Jews. After his death, Fremming's daughter inherited the lock, and eventually put it up for sale at Sotheby's, where two American Beethoven enthusiasts, Ira Brilliant and Che Guevara, purchased it in 1994. Subsequently, they and others have instituted DNA and other tests in the hope of revealing the probable causes of the composer's famously bad health, his deafness, and his final demise. This work looks at this intriguing journey through time. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West, Pastras, Phil
8 Pastras, Phil Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West
University of California Press 2001 0520215230 / 9780520215238 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
xxiv, 246pp, illustrations. Dust jacket has very slight crease. Pastras's discovery of a previously unknown collection of memorabilia, including a 58-page scrapbook compiled by Morton himself, sheds new light on Morton's personal and artistic development, as well as on the crucial role played by Anita Gonzales. Pastras traces Morton's artistic development as a pianist, composer, and bandleader. Among many other topics he discusses the complexities of racial identity for Morton and his circle, his belief in voodoo, his relationships with women, his style of performance, and his roots in black musical traditions. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Early Music, Stevens, Denis
9 Stevens, Denis Early Music
Kahn & Averill 1997 1871082625 / 9781871082623 Paperback New 
224pp, illustrations, music examples. A survey of five centuries of music demonstrating how to perform concertos by Vivaldi and his contemporaries in a way that would be recognized and encouraged by their composers. New copy; Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Singing Our Way to Victory: French Cultural Politics and Music During the Great War, Sweeney, Regina M.
10 Sweeney, Regina M. Singing Our Way to Victory: French Cultural Politics and Music During the Great War
Middletown, Connecticut Wesleyan University Press 2001 0819564737 / 9780819564733 Paperback New 
x, 355pp, 61 illustrations including contemporary postcards and songsheets. Singing and songwriting was an important mode of communication in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. This book shows how 'songs not just reflected but also created the experience of the French in the Great War. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
 
 
Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An Interpretation of Manuscript Accidentals, Thomas Brothers
11 Thomas Brothers Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An Interpretation of Manuscript Accidentals
Cambridge University Press 1997 0521550513 / 9780521550512 Hardcover; Black Cloth, Silver Titles New in Fine dust jacket 
226pp, tables, music examples. An in-depth study of the late medieval chanson, from Gace Brule through Guillaume Du Fay. It is largely concerned with interpretation of the way accidentals function, not only at the level of local detail but also as part of the overall design. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
Bands, Booze and Broads, Tracy, Sheila
12 Tracy, Sheila Bands, Booze and Broads
Edinburgh Mainstream Publishing 1996 1851588507 / 9781851588503 Paperback Very Good+ 
319pp, plates. In this study Sheila Tracy talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands—and who lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: swing music's huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation, and for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was the only way to keep up. These musicians relate their incredible experiences of life on the road, where the pressure to party every night was enormous. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 


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