Download e-book for iPad: Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, Peter

By John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, Peter Wicke

ISBN-10: 0826463223

ISBN-13: 9780826463227

ISBN-10: 1847144721

ISBN-13: 9781847144720

Well known track has been an incredible strength on this planet because the nineteenth century. With the appearance of digital and complicated know-how it has develop into ubiquitous. this is often the second one quantity in a sequence of encyclopedic works masking well known tune of the area. It comprises a few 460 entries by means of one hundred thirty participants from around the globe. Entries diversity among 250 and 5000 phrases and are prepared in 4 components: performers and acting; musical construction and transmission; musical tools; and musical kinds and perform. Entries contain musical examples, bibliographies, discographies and filmographies.

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Culiacan: Direction de Investigation y Fomento de Cultura Regional. Simonett, Helena. 2001. Banda: Mexican Musical Life Across Borders. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Discography Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga. Historico: Banda El Recodo en Vivo (2 CDs). Fonovisa TFT2-2219. 1997: Mexico. Banda La Costena de Don Ramon Lopez Alvarado. Secreto deAmor. Fonovisa FPCD-9604. 1997: USA. ' The First Recordings of Tambora Music from the Mexican State of Sinaloa (1952-1965). Arhoolie CD-7048.

The orchestras that serviced the dancers (and that still sometimes added the suffix 'ballroom orchestra' to their names - for example, the Columbia Ballroom Orchestra) tended to be far more eclectic, playing a wide variety of dance music for competitive dancers and allocating time for modern, 'old-tyme/ Latin and stricttempo dancing in one evening's entertainment/competition. By this time, the social stratification that contributed to the distinctiveness of the ballroom orchestra in its heyday had lost much of its significance, and ballroom dancing had come to be considered as one performance genre among many.

Some major composers wrote for brass bands (Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Hans Werner Henze, for example), but such contributions to the idiom never really altered its cultural classification. Arrangements of popular and art music have prevailed, and a group of specialist composers, adept at writing for this combination of instruments, has produced a steady supply of new repertoire. Brass band players and their audiences have never reacted warmly to radical musical languages. The most enduringly popular and performed pieces are those that 14 allow the players to demonstrate technical expertise and musical expression in the context of a solidly tonal sound-world - all within a highly disciplined and controlled mode of expression.

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