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The Songs of Johannes Brahms
  • Author : Eric Sams
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN Code: 9780300079623

Summary: "Essential to the composer's method of song-writing was a harmony between musical form and poetic text. Sams takes us right to the heart of that creative method and helps to explain how and why a particular part of the text matches a particular piece of music. He includes a list of the motifs employed by Brahms to help show how the mind of the composer worked when seeking apposite music for the imagery of the poem."--BOOK JACKET.






The Songs of Hugo Wolf
  • Author : Eric Sams
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0571280927

Summary: With a foreword by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore, Eric Sams' study (Faber 1961, revised 1983) is a notable landmark in the establishment of Wolf as one of the supreme masters of German song. Comprehensively revised and enlarged in 1983, the main subject matter remains the 242 published songs that Wolf wrote for voice and piano, though the Ibsen songs for voice and orchestra are also discussed. English translations are provided and the backgrounds to the original poems by Morike, Eichendorff and Goethe, as well as the Italian and Spanish sources from which the songbooks were drawn, are fully explored. Each song is dated, its keys identified and vocal range determined. 'This is the most important book in the English language on the songs of Hugo Wolf since Ernest Newman proclaimed the composer's genius in 1907 . . . To the English-speaking student this work is a treasure to which he will find himself returning again and again: it is indispensable to those of us anxious to gain a deeper knowledge of Wolf.' Gerald Moore











Song and Sketch Transcripts of British Music Hall Performers Elsie and Doris Waters
  • Author : Elsie Waters,Doris Waters,Paul Matthew St. Pierre
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: This is the first book, scholarly or popular, on Elsie and Doris Waters, the most successful female double-act in the history of British music hall and variety. They distinguished themselves in the male-dominated field and in the movement of female artists who, after WWI, elected not to marry, the better to pursue their careers. Elsie and Doris Waters wrote almost all their own comic songs and sketches, created an original gynocentric comedy, anticipating feminist movements, controlled their means of production in the male-dominated British stage, radio and recording industries, and performed together in Britain and around the Commonwealth for half a century. patter-based comedians and ensembles such as French and Saunders, Flanders and Swann, Beyond the Fringe, and Monty Python's Flying Circus. The study also contains 50 transcribed songs and sketches, their original compositions and arrangements, from recordings on 78 rpm gramophone records made between 1929 and 1944. The words to their entire oeuvre of songs and sketches have never before been available in print.


Swift in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
  • Author : BJ Miller
  • Publisher : Sams Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0134032373

Summary: In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Swift in 24 Hours helps you build next-generation OS X and iOS apps with Apple’s new Swift programming language. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach helps you quickly master Swift’s core concepts, structure, and syntax and use Swift to write safe, powerful, modern code. In just a few hours you’ll be applying advanced features such as extensions, closures, protocols, and generics. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Swift development tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions. Learn how to... Set up your Swift development environment Master Swift’s fundamental data types and operators Make the most of arrays and dictionaries Control program flow, modify execution paths, and iterate code Perform complex actions with functions Work with higher-order functions and closures Harness the power of structs, enums, classes, and class inheritance Customize initializers of classes, structs, and enums Implement instance methods, type methods, and advanced type functionality Take full advantage of Swift’s advanced memory allocation Extend type functionality with protocols and extensions Leverage the power of generics, chaining, and other advanced features Interoperate with Objective-C code Interact with user interfaces Take advantage of Swift’s Standard Library features and functions Who Should Read this Book Beginner-intermediate level programmers Advanced programmers who are not yet familiar with Swift can benefit



Midnight Song
  • Author : Jamie Sams
  • Publisher : Bear & Company
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN Code: 9780939680498

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The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible
  • Author : J. Cheryl Exum,David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher : Trinity PressIntl
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "This highly original volume illustrates what has been happening in the past two decades in Hebrew Bible studies under the influence of developments in literary theory. The methods and practice of reader-response criticism and deconstruction as well as feminist, materialist, and psychoanalytic approaches are all represented here by leading international Hebrew Bible literary critics." "The distinctive and eclectic studies of particular texts introduce students and scholars to exciting new dimensions of biblical study."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Facts Behind the Songs
  • Author : Marvin E. Paymer
  • Publisher : Garland Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Popular music
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The main section of the Handbook consists of 324 articles providing basic information on American popular songs, including: origin (classical, film musical), foreign influence (Cuba, Czechoslovakia), domestic influence (bluegrass, Motown), dissemination (cabaret, Your Hit Parade), genre (doo-wop, protest song), subject (humor, money), and style (harmony, scat). Also covered are such historical periods as the Depression and the Roaring Twenties and their popular musical expression. The second section lists all songs mentioned in the volume, with annotations as to year of publication, lyricist, composer, type of song, source, salient features, and the articles in which the song is discussed. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



A Guide to Television's Mayberry R.F.D.
  • Author : David Fernandes,Dale Robinson
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. became successful in its own right. The show aired from 1969 through 1971 and was consistently in the top 15 of the Nielsen ratings. Its demise was caused by the sudden elimination of rural-oriented series by CBS in 1971 in order to make room for more "realistic" fare. The show's popularity owed much to the casting; George Lindsey (playing Goober Pyle), Jack Dodson (Howard Sprague), Paul Hartman (Emmett Clark), Ken Berry (Sam Jones), and others who moved seamlessly from The Andy Griffith Show to the new series. Episode-by-episode, this is the definitive reference to Mayberry R.F.D. Each entry provides episode title, writer, director, regular and guest cast, and numerous other facts about it. Capsule biographies of guest stars are given within the entry for the initial episode in which they worked, while more detailed biographies of the writers, directors, and major stars follow the episode guide.





Sam's Song
  • Author : Hannah Howe
  • Publisher : Goylake Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 0993245854

Summary: Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that's where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.Sam's Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.


The Ladder
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Category: Lesbianism
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Lesbiana
  • Author : Barbara Grier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Category: Lesbianism
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: From 1956 to 1972, The Ladder was the monthly national magazine by and for lesbians, the first of its kind in the United States. It was originally conceived of as a recruitment tool and publicity vehicle for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), the lesbian group, founded in San Francisco in 1955 by a group of eight lesbians including Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.


Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual, 1955-1999
  • Author : Joel Whitburn
  • Publisher : Record Research Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 895
  • ISBN Code: 9780898201413

Summary: (Book). A must for every music enthusiast's bookshelf, our new Pop Annual 1955-1999 is a year-by-year ranking, in numerical order according to the highest chart position reached, of the 23,070 singles that peaked on Billboard 's pop singles charts (-Hot 100, - -Best Sellers in Stores, - -Most Played by Jockeys, - -Most Played in Juke Boxes- and -Top 100-) from January, 1955 through December, 1999. Features comprehensive, essential chart data and more arranged for fast, easy reference. All new features include: the names of the songwriters for every title that ever made the -Hot 100- or any of Billboard 's other pop charts since 1955. All titles from Billboard 's -Hot 100 Airplay- and -Hot 100 Sales- charts that did not make the -Hot 100- are now included in a special year-end wrap-up at the end of the yearly rankings. The special bonus section also features: Top 500 artists ranking * charted Christmas singles section * Academy Award & Grammy Award-winning songs & records * complete alphabetical song title list * other artist, songwriter & record achievements.





Bing
  • Author : Charles Thompson
  • Publisher : W.H. Allen
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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The Lord of the Rings
  • Author : Ernest Mathijs
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of media and film studies to explore the various strategies and implications underlying the global presence of 'Lord of the Rings', this book covers different national contexts and presents a lively and diverse combination of textual, historical and empirical study.


Hawaiian Son
  • Author : James D. Houston,Eddie Kamae
  • Publisher : Hawaiian Legacy Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: One of Hawaii's "living treasures" is the subject of this biography, Hawaiian Son: The Life and Music of Eddie Kamae. It celebrates the personal journey of an extraordinary musician and pioneering filmmaker, Eddie Kamae. The book was written by award-winning author James D. Houston (1933-2009) in close collaboration with Kamae, and was designed by Barbara Pope of Honolulu-based 'Ai Pohaku Press. The 260-page book includes more than 60 historical photographs, drawings and album covers that help to chart the high points of an influential career that has spanned more than half a century. As a young man in the late 1940s, Kamae developed a jazz picking style that forever changed the status of the ukulele. He became its reigning virtuoso. For 20 years the legendary band he founded with Gabby Pahinui, The Sons of Hawaii, played a leading role in the Hawaiian cultural renaissance. By the mid 1970s Kamae himself had become a folk-hero, known for his instrumental genius and for a vigorous singing style that carries the spirit of an ancient vocal tradition into the 21st century. During the 1980s, while continuing to perform, arrange, and lead the band, Kamae launched a second career as a filmmaker, once again proving to be a cultural pioneer. In documentaries such as Listen to the Forest and Words, Earth & Aloha he found a filmic voice that speaks from deep within his own island world. Kamae's personal journey is measured by the many teachers Kamae, now 85, has met along the way, from Mary Kawena Pukui and Pilahi Paki, to 'Iolani Luahine, San Li'a Kalainaina, and "Papa" Henry Auwae. Dancers and singers, storytellers, healers, and elders have guided him in his long quest to find the sources of a rich tradition and thus to find himself.