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Popular Song in the First World War: An International Perspective

Popular Song in the First World War: An International Perspective

1st Edition

John Mullen
October 23, 2018

What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with...

Rock: The Primary Text: Developing a Musicology of Rock

Rock: The Primary Text: Developing a Musicology of Rock

3rd Edition

Allan F Moore, Remy Martin
October 02, 2018

This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan F. Moore's ground-breaking book, now co-authored with Remy Martin, incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore’s Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is discussed, bringing...

Stories We Could Tell: Putting Words To American Popular Music

Stories We Could Tell: Putting Words To American Popular Music

1st Edition

David Sanjek, Benjamin Halligan, Mark Duffett, Tom Attah
September 26, 2018

How has the history of rock ‘n’ roll been told? Has it become formulaic? Or remained, like the music itself, open to outside influences? Who have been the genre’s primary historians? What common frameworks or sets of assumptions have music history narratives shared? And, most importantly, what is...

Perspectives on German Popular Music

Perspectives on German Popular Music

1st Edition

Michael Ahlers, Christoph Jacke
August 14, 2018

In this book, native popular musicologists focus on their own popular music cultures from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time: from subcultural to mainstream phenomena; from the 1950s to contemporary acts. Starting with an introduction and two chapters on the histories of German...

Music Festivals in the UK: Beyond the Carnivalesque

Music Festivals in the UK: Beyond the Carnivalesque

1st Edition

Chris Anderton
August 02, 2018

The outdoor music festival market has developed and commercialised significantly since the mid-1990s, and is now a mainstream part of the British summertime leisure experience. The overall number of outdoor music festivals staged in the UK doubled between 2005 and 2011 to reach a peak of over 500...

Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy

Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy

1st Edition

Simon McKerrell, Gary West
February 20, 2018

Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of...

Chanson: The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day

Chanson: The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day

1st Edition

Peter Hawkins
September 25, 2017

’En France, tout finit par des chansons’ is the well-known phrase which sums up the importance of chanson for the French. A song tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages and troubadours of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, chanson is part of the texture of everyday life in France - a part of...

Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

1st Edition

Robynn Stilwell, Phil Powrie
September 25, 2017

The study of pre-existing film music is now a well-established part of Film Studies, covering 'classical' music and popular music. Generally, these broad musical types are studied in isolation. This anthology brings them together in twelve focused case studies by a range of scholars, including...

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

1st Edition

Jon Stratton, Nabeel Zuberi
June 29, 2017

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that...

Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain

Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain

1st Edition

William Washabaugh
May 24, 2017

Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain explores the efforts of the current government in southern Spain to establish flamenco music as a significant patrimonial symbol and marker of cultural identity. Further, it aims to demonstrate that these Andalusian efforts form part of the ambitious...

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880–1935

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880–1935

1st Edition

Catherine Tackley (née Parsonage)
May 16, 2017

As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized...

Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s

Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s

1st Edition

Annette Davison
May 16, 2017

Relatively little has been written about film scores and soundtracks outside of Hollywood cinema. Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice addresses this gap by looking at the practices of film soundtrack composition for non-Hollywood films made after 1980. Annette Davison argues that since the mid...

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