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February 2004

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Specifications, More Photos, Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette, Illinois, Reuter


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Description, Specifications, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, Maine, Andover


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Description, Specifications, More Photos, Article, St. Peter's A.M.E. Church, Decatur, Illinois, Schneider


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Description, Specifications, Article, Cathedral-Basilica, St. Augustine, Florida, Casavant


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Specifications, More Photos, Union Church, Kenilworth, Illinois, Dobson

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Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, Reynolds


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Specifications, More Photos, So-Mang Presbyterian Church, Seoul, Korea, Reuter

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Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth, Michigan, Casavant

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Specifications, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bloomfield, New Jersey, Schantz

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First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, New York, Casavant


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Specifications, More Photos, Appleby College, Oakville, Ontario, Casavant


cover Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History by Esteban Buch, Richard Miller (Translator)
Who hasn't been stirred by the strains of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony? That's a good question, claims Esteban Buch. German nationalists and French republicans, communists and Catholics have all, in the course of history, embraced the piece. It was performed under the direction of Leonard Bernstein at a concert to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall, yet it also serves as a ghastly and ironic leitmotif in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. Hitler celebrated his birthdays with it, and the government of Rhodesia made it their anthem. And played in German concentration camps by the imprisoned, it also figured prominently at Mitterand's 1981 investiture. In his remarkable history of one of the most popular symphonic works of the modern period, Buch traces such complex and contradictory uses--and abuses--of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony since its premier in 1824. Buch shows that Beethoven consciously drew on the tradition of European political music, with its mix of sacred and profane, military and religious themes, when he composed his symphony. But while Beethoven obviously had his own political aspirations for the piece--he wanted it to make a statement about ideal power--he could not have had any idea of the antithetical political uses, nationalist and universalist, to which the Ninth Symphony has been put since its creation. Buch shows us how the symphony has been "deployed" throughout nearly two centuries, and in the course of this exploration offers what was described by one French reviewer as "a fundamental examination of the moral value of art." Sensitive and fascinating, this account of the tangled political existence of a symphony is a rare book that shows the life of an artwork through time, shifted and realigned with the currents of history.

cover The Cambridge Companion to Debussy by Simon Trezise (Editor), Jonathan Cross (Editor)
Often considered the father of twentieth-century music, Debussy was a visionary whose influence is still felt. This Companion offers new insights into Debussy's character, his environment and his music, including challenging views of the roles of nature and eroticism in his life and music. While works in all genres are discussed, they are considered through the themes of sonority, rhythm, tonality and form, with closing chapters considering the performance and reception of his music in the first years of the new century.

cover Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Music by David Kopp (Author), Ian Bent (Editor)
David Kopp's book develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Brahms. The emphasis is on explaining chromatic third relations and the pivotal role they play in theory and practice. Drawing on tenets of nineteenth-century harmonic theory, contemporary transformation theory, and the author's own approach, the book presents a clear and elegant means for characterizing commonly acknowledged but loosely defined elements of chromatic harmony. The historical and theoretical argument is supplemented by many analytic examples.

cover Daniel Barenboim: A Life in Music by Daniel Barenboim
A LIFE IN MUSIC reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with many of the most distinguished and exciting musicians of the 20th century, including Rubinstein, Klemperer, Furtwangler, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Fischer-Dieskau, Pablo Casals and not least his own wife Jacqueline du Pré, among many others. `He still insists on undertaking grand projects that only a madman or genius would contemplate', The Times noted in August 2001, and recent years have included his work at the annual Wagner Festival in Bayreuth; his involvement with the rebirth of the State Opera House in Berlin; taking over from George Solti's 22-year reign in Chicago; his summer festivals at Weimar in Germany where young Arab and Israelis can play music together; and his worldwide travels. He gives us his trenchant thoughts on Israel today, the problems facing young musicians and the changing world of music at the beginning of the 21st century.

cover The Discovery of Musical Equal Temperament in China and Europe in the Sixteenth Century by Gene J. Cho


cover Edvard Grieg and His Songs by Sandra Jarrett


cover A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark Evan Bonds
Focuses squarely on the music, tying names, dates, and concepts to the study of a carefully selected repertory of works. Tells the story of Western music in a clear and compelling narrative to help students gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the ways in which it has changed over time. Challenges readers to think critically about music using primary sources to demonstrate that the raw materials of history are often open to conflicting interpretations, and that these conflicts can open new perspectives. Integrates the textual narrative with the anthology of scores; every work in the anthology is discussed in the text.

cover History of Performing Pitch: The Story of "A" by Bruce Haynes


cover Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807 by Jonathan Emmanuel Glixon
This is the first detailed history of musical activities at Venetian lay confraternities. Based on over two decades of research in Venetian archives, the book traces musical practices from the origins of the earliest confraternities in the mid-thirteenth century through their suppression under the French and Austrian governments of Venice in the early nineteenth century. The first section of the book treats the scuole grandi, the largest and most important of the Venetian confraternities, and the only ones to maintain musical establishments for long periods. The second portion of the book is concerned with the scuole piccole, the numerous less-important confraternities, sometimes as many as 300 of which were active simultaneously, located in churches throughout Venice. Appendices include an attempt to reconstruct a calendar of musical events at all Venetian confraternities in the early eighteenth century, demonstrating the vital role they played in the cultural and ceremonial life of this great city.

cover Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Timothy J. McGee (Editor)


cover Me of All People: Alfred Brendel in Conversation With Martin Meyer by Alfred Brendel, Richard Stokes (Translator), Martin Meyer
"I was not a child prodigy; indeed, I had none of the requisite qualities for making a successful career." This "shortcoming" has not prevented Alfred Brendel from becoming one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. His solo recitals and appearances with the leading orchestras of the world make him a regular guest in London, Paris, New York, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, and Amsterdam, and at the major European and American music festivals. In a series of dialogues with Martin Meyer, Brendel speaks about his life, the development of his career, his music-making, his travels, his poems and essays; about his childhood in Zagreb, adolescence in Graz, and experiences as a young man in Vienna ("I was in Vienna, but I was never a 'genuine' Viennese"); about literature, painting, architecture, and kitsch. Brendel talks about the freedoms and obligations of a performer and discusses the work of musicians who have fascinated him- Alfred Cortot, Edwin Fischer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Wilhelm Kempff, and Bruno Walter-and those who have irritated him, as did Glenn Gould. The conversations between Brendel and Meyer are both serious and witty. Me of All People abounds in amusing anecdotes and contains penetrating insights into the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, and Schoenberg. Alfred Brendel emerges as a deep thinker, a passionate skeptic, and an emotional musician. He is a multitalented figure with an engaging sense of humor, a healthy dose of modesty, and an enormous appetite for life.

cover Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony by John Michael Cooper
This is the first book-length study of the composition, reception, extramusical implications, and stylistic eclecticism of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, a staple of the nineteenth-century musical canon. Cooper devotes extensive attention to the differences between the posthumously published familiar version of the work and the composer's revision, which remained unpublished until 2001. He presents substantial new insights into a work which many listeners and scholars have known only in the version the composer considered less successful.

cover Mozart's Piano Concertos by John Irving (Editor)


cover Poetry and Music in Medieval France : From Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut by Ardis Butterfield (Author), Alastair Minnis (Editor)
In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines vernacular song in medieval France. She begins with the moment when French song first survives in writing in the early thirteenth century, and examines a large corpus of works which combine elements of narrative and song, as well as a range of genres which cross between different musical and literary categories. Emphasising the cosmopolitan artistic milieu of Arras, Butterfield describes the wide range of contexts in which secular songs were quoted and copied, including narrative romances, satires and love poems. She uses manuscript evidence to shed light on medieval perceptions of how music and poetry were composed and interpreted. The volume is well illustrated to demonstrate the rich visual culture of medieval French writing and music. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to both literary and musical scholars of late medieval culture.

cover Sound Advice: Becoming a Better Children's Choir Conductor by Jean Ashworth Bartle
Sound Advice is a valuable resource for college students, beginning teachers, and experienced conducters of children's choirs. It covers the vast array of skills needed by today's conductor and will benefit all choir directors who want their choirs to reach a higher level of artistry. This book will be useful on many levels: for the college student studying the child voice and elementary teaching methods; for the teacher beginning to direct choirs in schools, synagogues, churches and communities; for experienced children's choir directors who wish to know more about orchestral repertoire for treble voices, conducting an orchestra, and preparing a children's choir to sing a major work with a professional orchestra. The underlying educational philosophy is sound; the author sees development of musicianship through singing as the primary goal of a children's choir program. This philosophy differs dramatically from the traditional concept of the conductor as all-knowing and the singers as receptacles. An outstanding aspect of the book is how the author leads the reader to an understanding of how to teach musicianship. Developing literacy in the choral setting is a mysterious, amorphous process to many conductors, but the author clearly outlines this important process with practical suggestions, well-documented examples, and a clear reading style which will reach readers on many levels. The comprehensive repertoire, skill-building sheets, and programs for all types of children's choirs will provide teachers with immediate and highly valuable resources.


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: New Edition Of The Complete Organ Works, Volume 1 (1820-1845) Composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847), edited by Christoph Albrecht. For organ. Urtext. Format: organ solo book. With organ notation and introductory text. Romantic Period. 121 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Baerenreiter-Ausgaben (German import). (BA.BA8196)
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Organ Works By Johannes Brahms. Keyboard. Size 9 3/8 x 12 1/4. 176 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (6-268284)
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Ride On Redeemer King (6-PACK) By Greg Gilpin. Arranged by G. Grier. SATB. Published by Carl Fischer. (CM8773) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Miserere Mei By John Jeffreys. Published by Roberton Publications. (392011420)
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Deep River By Harry T Burleigh. Ricordi London. Size 7x10 inches. 4 pages. Published by Ricordi. (50484754)
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The Dying Love By Dana Mengel. Published by Abingdon Press. (712406150)
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Achieved Is the Glorious Work By Franz Joseph Haydn. Arranged by Walter Ehret. Published by Abingdon Press. (712406410)
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Bless This Child By Paul Hamill. Published by Gemini Press. (392011380)
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Come Follow Me Forever By Franz Joseph Haydn. For Voices: 2 voices, SA, TB, SB, mixed or equal. Keyboard accompaniment. Level: easy. 7 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5387)
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Create in Me Clean Heart By Ken Dosso. Published by Abingdon Press. (712406110)
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Feed My Lambs (6-PACK) By N. Sleeth. Arranged by T. Fettke. SATB. Published by Carl Fischer. (CM8804) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Immortal Invisible (6-PACK) By P. Liebergen. SATB. Published by Carl Fischer. (CM8808) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Ordo Virtutum By Hildegard Von Bingen. Arranged by Audrey Davidson. Published by Hildegard Publishing Company. (492001550)
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Ubi Caritas By Dan Locklair. Published by Subito. (492001660)
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Veni, Jesu, amor mi (6-PACK) Come to me, O Jesus, my love. By Luigi Cherubini. For Voices: SATB. Instruments: String quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, bass) (instruments optional). Organ. Level: easy. 6 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5430) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Partita On "ora Labora" (come, Labor On) Edited by Dale Tucker. Arranged by Aistin C. Lovelace. Classical and sacred organ. Level: intermediate. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTCM0302)
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Old Hundredth Carillon Edited by Dale Tucker. Arranged by David Maxwell. Classical and sacred organ. Level: early advnaced. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTCM0304)
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Two Meditations On The 23rd Psalm Edited by Dale Tucker. Arranged by Franklin D. Ashdown. Classical and sacred organ. Level: late intermediate. 12 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTCM0303)
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Festival Piece On "nicaea" Edited by Gail Lew. Arranged by Jerry Westenkuehler. Classical and sacred organ. Level: late intermediate. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTCM0301)
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Variations On "angels We Have Heard On High" Edited by Dale Tucker. Arranged by Michael Helman. Classical and sacred organ. Level: advanced. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTCM0305)
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cover First Recordings, Paris: 1936-1948
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