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  • Status Quo: Mighty Innovators of 70s Rock

    1st Edition

    By Andrew L. Cope

    Status Quo were one of the most successful, influential and innovative bands of the 1970s. During the first half of the decade they wrote, recorded and performed a stream of inventive and highly complex rock compositions, developed 12 bar forms and techniques in new and fascinating ways, and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Rock History Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Theo Cateforis

    This eclectic compilation of readings tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. This third edition includes new readings across the volume, with added material on the early origins of rock 'n' roll as well as…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18 

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Popular Song in the First World War

    An International Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Mullen

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz

    1st Edition

    By Floris Schuiling

    The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz contributes to the expansion and diversification of our understanding of the jazz tradition by describing the history and practice of one of the most important non-American jazz groups: The Instant Composers Pool, founded in Amsterdam in 1967…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
    Transnational Studies in Jazz

  • Experimentation in Improvised Jazz

    Chasing Ideas, 1st Edition

    By Andrys Onsman, Robert Burke

    Experimentation in Improvised Jazz: Chasing Ideas challenges the notion that in the twenty-first century, jazz can be restrained by a singular, static definition. The worldwide trend for jazz to be marginalized by the mainstream music industry, as well as conservatoriums and schools of music, runs…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11

  • Music Festivals in the UK

    Beyond the Carnivalesque, 1st Edition

    By Chris Anderton

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

    1st Edition

    By Mark Porter

    Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Listening to Rap

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael Berry

    Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21

  • The Mid-Twentieth-Century Concert Pianist

    An English Experience, 1st Edition

    By Julian Hellaby

    In this book, Julian Hellaby presents a detailed study of English piano playing and career management as it was in the middle years of the twentieth century. Making regular comparisons with early twenty-first-century practice, the author examines career-launching mechanisms, such as auditions and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01

  • Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Studies in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shelley Brunt, Geoff Stahl

    Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century popular music of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The volume consists of chapters by leading scholars of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • God’s Song and Music’s Meanings

    How Shall we Sing the Lord’s Song?, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Hawkey, Ben Quash, Vernon White

    The public making of music in our society happens more often in the context of chapels, churches and cathedrals than anywhere else. The command to sing and make music to God makes music an essential part of the DNA of Christian worship. Taking seriously the practice and not just the theory of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-05
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

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