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JANUARY 2003

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Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, WI, Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders


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Description, Specifications, St. David's Episcopal Church, Glenview, IL, John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, Fowler Organ Co.


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Description, Specifications, St. James Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, CA, John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders

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St. Paul's School, Baltimore, MD, Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders


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Description, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN, Casavant

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Community Church, Holmdel, NJ, Peragallo

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First Presbyterian Church, Alburquerque, NM, Reuter


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First Presbyterian Church, Newton, NC, Casavant

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Central United Methodist Church, Spencer, NC, Schantz


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Description, John Gottschall residence, Germantown, PA, Gottschall

cover Béla Bartók: Life and Work by Benjamin Suchoff
cover Celestial Music?: Some Masterpieces of European Religious Music by Wilfrid Mellers
cover Choral Concepts: A Text for Conductors by Donald Neuen, Piero Bonamico (Illustrator)
Table of Contents
1. Artistic Excellence.
2. A Soloistic Approach to Ensemble Singing.
3. Breath Support and Control.
4. Developing a Great Singing Sound.
5. Individual Section Characteristics, Problems, and Solutions.
6. A Unified Approach to Vowel Formation.
7. Vocalizing and Warm-Ups.
8. Rhythmic Interest Forward Motion, and Phrasing.
9. English Diction, Dramatic Communication of Text, and Latin Pronunciation.
10. Score Preparation and Analysis.
11. Rehearsal Planning.
12. Rehearsal Techniques and Related Topics, Seating Arrangements, Auditioning, and Self-Evaluation.
13. Thoughts on Handels's Messiah.
cover Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700 by Colleen Reardon
cover Expressions: Hymns of Devotion by Daniel Partner
cover Hymns of God's Love by Daniel Partner, Tracie Peterson
Book Description
For generations the great hymns of the faith, with their powerful lyrics and music, have moved Christians to greater love for, and commitment to, Christ. Often, the stories behind the hymns are equally powerful but mostly unknown. This full-color, 96-page, hardback gift book features the fascinating history of favorite hymns and comes with a compact disc of accompanying instrumental hymn music. A fantastic value at only $9.97!

cover The Last Letters of Thomas More by Thomas More, Alvaro De Silva (Editor)
Book Description
Written from the Tower of London, these letters of Thomas More still speak powerfully today. In the spring of 1534, Thomas More was taken to the Tower of London, and after fourteen months in prison, the brilliant author of UTOPIA, friend of Erasmus and the humanities, and former Lord Chancellor of England was beheaded on Tower Hill. Yet More wrote some of his best works as a prisoner, including a set of historically and religiously important letters.

cover British Light Music, 1870 to the Present Day by Geoffrey Self
Book Description
Written from the Tower of London, these letters of Thomas More still speak powerfully today. In the spring of 1534, Thomas More was taken to the Tower of London, and after fourteen months in prison, the brilliant author of UTOPIA, friend of Erasmus and the humanities, and former Lord Chancellor of England was beheaded on Tower Hill. Yet More wrote some of his best works as a prisoner, including a set of historically and religiously important letters.

cover The New Grove Haydn by Georg Feder (Author), James Webster (Author)
Book Description
This 18th century Austrian was the son of a wheelwright whose love for music led him to ignore his parents' wish for him to enter holy orders and insstead to doggedly pursue a musical career. He rose over the years of his life from a talented choirboy who sang for his neighbors to one of the most significant composers of his time. Deeply involved in the evolution of the Classical style, its subsequent growth can be seen in his own music. Under his care the symphony and the string quartet came to life. The great oratorios and masses of his late years belong to the consummation of the classical spirit in music. The New Grove Haydn takes an in-depth look at this fascinating composer.

cover The New Grove Mozart by Cliff Eisen (Author), Stanley Sadie (Author)
Book Description
When the publishers of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians set out to revise their monumental reference work in the 1970s, they commissioned new biographies of many composers. They then extracted some of those biographies from the finished product, added some details to make them a more interesting sit-down read, and issued them as separate volumes. Unlike the complete Grove, this biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is both portable and affordable. Nearly one third of its length is devoted to a listing of his works, arranged by type (opera, sacred) and date. There are many biographies of Mozart on the market; this one makes a good starting place and handy reference.

cover The New Grove Stravinsky by Stephen Walsh (Author)
Book Description
This 20th-century Russian composer, later of French and American nationality, led a varied life which was mirrored by often startling changes in his musical style over the course of his life. His early years found him in Russia, where Rimsky, Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky were great influences. His international career soon exploded with the premieres of the Firebird, Petrushka, and the Rite of Spring. The period from 1920-1939, which he spent in France, was that of the great neo-classical compositions, this stylistic inclination eventually gave way to a highly individual use of serial techniques in his last years, when he took up residence in the US. The New Grove Stravinsky maps the composer's life and works in the finest of detail, bringing this great man and his music to life.

cover Wagner: New Grove by John Deathridge, Carl Dahlhaus, Stanley Sadie (Preface)
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cover The Penguin Book of Carols by Ian Bradley (Editor)
Book Description
Unlike its more pristine relation, the hymn, the carol has an earthy and exuberant heritage derived from folk dances and pagan festivals. Carols are associated with festive occasions that often involve eating and drinking, and there have even been attempts to ban them in earlier centuries. Ian Bradley's expansive collection of carols explores the richness of the genre both chronologically and geographically, placing each carol in its historical context, from the fifteenth century to the 1990s, and covering every variety of carol, from African-American spirituals and Caribbean calypso to old favorites such as "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Away in a Manger." Here are enthralling anecdotes, long-lost verses, and tidings of comfort and joy for all.

cover Perspectives on Anton Bruckner by Crawford Howie (Editor), Paul Hawkshaw (Editor), Timothy Jackson (Editor)
cover Songs for Beginning Bass Voice by Alan J. Ord
Book Description
The beginning bass singer, with his range and tessitura at the bottom end of the scale of voices, has unique difficulties finding suitable vocal music in his range, which is often very frustrating for him, and his teacher. As the young or beginning bass works and waits patiently for his voice to develop, appropriate vocal literature needs to be found which is within his present range and tessitura. Addressing this problem, the book contains selected songs and annotated song entries. The selected songs are carefully chosen from the repertoire. They are given as an illustration or example of what is appropriate and are presented in their entirety. Each selected song has its own background material complete with interesting biographical information and helps on interpretation. If the song is originally in a foreign language a suitable English version is given as well. In addition to selected songs there are numerous other suggestions of possible appropriate songs given in annotated song entries. The song annotations include composer, title, range, tessitura, tempo, meter, difficulty, source, publisher, and pertinent comments. Also includes indexes by composer, title, and publisher.

cover Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975 by Dmitry Shostakovich, Isaak Glikman (Commentary), Anthony Phillips (Translator)
cover Two Thousand Years Ago: The World at the Time of Jesus by Charles A. Frazee
From Publishers Weekly
Frazee expertly imagines Jesus' life and destiny had he been born anywhere but Bethlehem. Every chapter of this oversized coffee table book covers a region of the world during the era of Christ, offering an accessible and entertaining update on the religious and spiritual beliefs of each land. Frazee, a professor of church history at Episcopal Theological School in Claremont, California, muses upon how Jesus would have influenced each region had it been his birthplace. For instance, as a miracle worker Christ may have wowed the Egyptians, since their spirituality was heavily influenced by magical thinking. But in Northern Europe, Frazee claims, Jesus' teachings might have flopped. The Celts, Germans, and other Europeans were so focused on survival and resolving conflicts with violence, that "Jesus' teaching of love, non-violence, and peace would have seemed preposterous to them." In China, Jesus' linear concept of time and his focus on entering God's kingdom would have clashed with the secular views of Confucius and Lao-tzu, who "were intent on instructing men and women on how to find harmony in this lifetime, not in any lifetime to come." Frazee's compelling comparisons also include the Arctic, Pacific Islands, and the Americas-almost always concluding that Jesus' teachings would never have taken hold anywhere other than the Middle East.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

cover J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales by Russell Stinson
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cover The Essential Bach Choir by Andrew Parrott
This book has 17 sample pages. See all pages
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Playing baroque music on instruments of the period may be a solidly established practice in the year 2000, but in the 1970s and early 1980s it seemed quixotic, subversive, and even ridiculous to many people, and occasioned a great deal of dispute. Yet no argument seemed so off-the-wall as the one Joshua Rifkin made in 1981 with a paper and a performance of the Mass in B Minor: that Johann Sebastian Bach actually composed his great choral works for only one singer on each part. After an initial reaction of incredulous scorn ("B-Minor Madrigal" was an often-repeated barb), most Bach scholars and performers dismissed Rifkin's thesis as unworthy of serious attention and ignored it in the hope that it would fade away. It didn't: in fact, through the 1990s the one-singer-per-part idea slowly gained adherents, among whom we now find such highly respected musicians as Paul McCreesh and Sigiswald Kuijken.

Probably no scholar or performer has done more than Andrew Parrott (who is both) to keep Rifkin's idea alive. Over the years Parrott has argued eloquently for both the historical and the artistic legitimacy of performing Bach with one singer per part--and has produced some impressive recordings to back himself up. Several prominent Bach scholars have professed to be "waiting for the book" before giving their assessments of the Rifkin thesis; in time for the "Bach Year" 2000, Parrott has produced "the book"--and a very fine effort it is.

cover The Langloz Manuscript: Fugal Improvisation Through Figured Bass (Early Music Series) by William Renwick
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Thematic Catalogue
I Partimento Fugue
II Format and Contents of P 296
III Origins of P 296
IV Principles of Performance
V The Edition
VI The Facsimile
cover The Oxford Companion to Music by Alison Latham (Editor)
This book has 47 sample pages. See all pages
Book Description
First published in 1938, The Oxford Companion to Music has been the first choice for authoritative information on all aspects of music. Now, 17 years since the last edition, the Companion is here to serve a new generation of students, teachers, performers, concert goers, record collectors, and music lovers. Completely revised and updated by a distinguished team of contributors, the Oxford Companion to Music features more than 1,000 new entries than the previous edition; more than 70 percent of the entire text is either new or entirely rewritten. Here, in articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, is authoritative coverage of virtually every musical subject. Embracing the world of music in all its variety--including jazz, popular music, and dance--the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music--theory, aesthetics, scholarship--to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical , cultural, and social dimensions. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and designed throughout for clarity and accessibility, the new Oxford Companion to Music, like every edition before it, will immediately become an indispensable resource for all who wish to enrich their love and knowledge of music.


Easy Organ Library Vol 29 By Various. Organ. Level: 2 staff. Sacred organ. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company. (70/1351L)
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Easy Organ Library Vol 30 By Various. Organ. Level: 2 staff. Sacred organ. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company. (70/1357L)
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3 Carols for the Nativity Edited by Dale Tucker. Arranged by G. Franklin Eddings. Classical and sacred organ. Level: intermediate. 20 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GB9912)
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Vom Himmel Hoch Organ Organ solo. 12 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GSTC00635)
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The Essential Organist for Manuals Various. For pipe organ. Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Sacred, solos. Level: Intermediate. Book. Solos. Size 9x12. 160 pages. Published by Kevin Mayhew Publications. (96133)
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The Essential Organist Various. For pipe organ. Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Sacred, solos. Level: Intermediate. Book. Solos. Size 9x12. 200 pages. Published by Kevin Mayhew Publications. (96057)
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Every Time I Feel The Spirit By Various. Arranged by G. Smith. Published by Abingdon Press. (713400010)
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Collection of Hymns / Organ By Alfred V. Fedak. Edited by Dale Tucker. Organ collection. Level: intermediate. 68 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (DM9601)
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Orgelmusik der Klassik und Fruhromantik. Band 5 - Organ Music of the Classical and Early Romantic Periods. Vol. 5 17 Orgelstucke von Christian Fink - 17 Organ Pieces from Christian Fink. Edited by Hofmann, Eberhard. For Organ. Orgelmusik der Klassik und Fruhromantik. Playing Score; Collection. Published by Baerenreiter-Ausgaben (German import). (BA6563)
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Hymns Of Joy By Arr., Nancy Folkerts. For Organ. Published by Art Masters Studios Inc. (OR-22)
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French Noels For Organ By Louis-claude Daquin. Keyboard. Size 9 x 12. 160 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (6-296962)
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Gregorian Chant Themes in Organ Music before 1750 Les Themes Gregorienes dans la Musique d'Orgue des Origines a 1750. By (Dom) Claude, OSB Gay. For Organ. 20 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4125)
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Piano Preludes On Hym. & Chorales By Reginald R. Gerig. Piano Collections. Sheet Music. Composed 1959. Published by Hope Publishing Company. (251)
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An Easter Fanfare By Carla J. Giomo. For Instruments: Brass quartet or quintet (2 trumpets in B< or C, 2 trombones, with opt. horn substitute for trombone 1; or 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) (instruments required). Organ. 10 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5351)
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