Musical Instruments & Ensembles Products

  • The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
    Routledge

  • String Quartets

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Mara Parker

    This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual composers, aspects of performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and miscellaneous…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Orchestration

    A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians

    By R.J. Miller

    Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Piano

    An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Robert Palmieri

    The Piano: An Encyclopedia was selected in its first edition as a Choice Outstanding Book and remains a fascinating and unparalleled reference work. The instrument has been at the center of music history with even composers of large symphonic work asserting that they do not write anything without…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06
    Routledge
    Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments

  • The Harpsichord and Clavichord

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Igor Kipnis

    The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13
    Routledge

  • The Organ

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Douglas Bush, Richard Kassel

    The Encyclopedia of Organ includes articles on the organ family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13
    Routledge

  • The Modern Percussion Revolution

    Journeys of the Progressive Artist

    Edited by Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar

    More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while…

    Hardback – 2014-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Encyclopedia of Percussion

    2nd Edition

    By John H. Beck

    The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual…

    Paperback – 2013-12-18
    Routledge

  • The Recorder

    A Research and Information Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Griscom, David Lasocki

    A Choice "Best Academic" book in its first edition, The Recorder remains an essential resource for anyone who wants to know about this instrument. This new edition is thoroughly redone, takes account of the publishing activity of the years since its first publication, and still follows the original…

    Hardback – 2011-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • Twentieth-Century Organ Music

    Edited by Christopher S. Anderson

    This volume explores twentieth-century organ music through in-depth studies of the principal centers of composition, the most significant composers and their works, and the evolving role of the instrument and its music. The twentieth-century was a time of unprecedented change for organ music, not…

    Paperback – 2011-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Musical Genres

  • Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading

    By Shellie Gregorich, Benjamin Moritz

    Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading is the first textbook equip future educators with the ability to play from an open score at the keyboard. Score reading can be a daunting prospect for even the most accomplished pianist, but it is a skill required of all choral and instrumental…

    Paperback – 2011-10-04
    Routledge

  • North American Fiddle Music

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Drew Beisswenger

    North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained…

    Hardback – 2011-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

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