Meaning, Gesture, and Expressive Potential
This book will help readers better understand the relationship between the conductor’s physical gestures, body language and facial expressions, and the expressive potential of selected works for the wind orchestra.
From Rehearsal to Production
“This book draws on a lifetime’s professional insights as performer, teacher and researcher. It is a highly readable, engaging narrative and will reward all those who share an interest in how collective artistic performance is characterised and infused by the essence of human design.” – Dr Graham Welch, International Music Education Research Centre
The Situation of Classical Music in the Twenty-First Century
"The author brings a fascinating philosophical and sociological mindset to the examination of how classical Western music and 21st-century society interact, complement, contrast, counteract, and relate to each other ... Recommended." - CHOICE
Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries.