Sunday Morning Pianist

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745329
Size: 18.44 MB
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Sunday Morning Pianist from the Author: GAIL SMITH. This collection of 34 hymns, two with variations, is separated into five groups: treasured hymns with a story; pentatonic hymns; hymns by women composers; gospel, ragtime, patriotic and jazz hymns; variations of hymns. Some favorites include 'At the Cross', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Amazing Grace', 'Joy to the World', and many others.


Author: James Gollin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453522332
Size: 16.67 MB
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Pianist from the Author: James Gollin.

Congregational Music Conflict And Community

Author: Jonathan Dueck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134786050
Size: 74.66 MB
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Congregational Music Conflict And Community from the Author: Jonathan Dueck. Congregational Music, Conflict and Community is the first study of the music of the contemporary 'worship wars' – conflicts over church music that continue to animate and divide Protestants today – to be based on long-term in-person observation and interviews. It tells the story of the musical lives of three Canadian Mennonite congregations, who sang together despite their musical differences at the height of these debates in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Mennonites are among the most music-centered Christian groups in North America, and each congregation felt deeply about the music they chose as their own. The congregations studied span the spectrum from traditional to blended to contemporary worship styles, and from evangelical to liberal Protestant theologies. At their core, the book argues, worship wars are not fought in order to please congregants' musical tastes nor to satisfy the theological principles held by a denomination. Instead, the relationships and meanings shaped through individuals’ experiences singing in the particular ways afforded by each style of worship are most profoundly at stake in the worship wars. As such, this book will be of keen interest to scholars working across the fields of religious studies and ethnomusicology.

The Concert Pianist

Author: Conrad Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408881055
Size: 63.67 MB
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The Concert Pianist from the Author: Conrad Williams. Philip Morahan is a great pianist who can no longer play the piano. At fifty-two he is childless, single, and utterly used up by music. His desperate attempt to retrieve a lost personal life at the expense of his career leads to a roller-coaster of crises and confrontations - with ex-girlfriends, ironic protégés, record magnates and his exquisitely sympathetic new agent. For if Philip is to recover his talent and the power to love he must face his own nature dead on, and then the tragedy that haunts him.

The President S Pianist

Author: George Manos
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595487165
Size: 57.81 MB
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The President S Pianist from the Author: George Manos. In a warmly personal and evocative memoir, George Manos recounts the highlights of his long and varied career as classical pianist, conductor, composer, and teacher. Manos served as President Harry S. Truman's personal pianist; performed at famed classical music venues like the Bethlehem Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival; served as music director at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; founded and conducted the Killarney Bach Festival in Ireland; and taught at prestigious schools and universities in and around Washington. He performed with many of the leading musicians of the 20th century, including acclaimed singers like Todd Duncan, Elena Nikolaidi, and Katharine Hansel, and renowned composers and conductors like Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Leopold Stokowski, and Igor Stravinksy. Manos also played for some of the century's top political leaders: President Truman, his family, and inner circle, Eleanor Roosevelt, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles and Princess Diana of England, and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India. This book will delight all who love music and who wish to learn more about the personal and musical side of President Truman and of many of the 20th century's greatest classical musicians.

The Midnight Pianist

Author: Julia Osborne
Publisher: ETT Imprint
ISBN: 1875892982
Size: 48.55 MB
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The Midnight Pianist from the Author: Julia Osborne. '...distant hooves beat time with the name. Nick Nick Nicholas Nick, they cantered. A melody began that danced along on the magical words...' It's 1960 in an Australian country town - a time well before smartphones and social media. Fourteen-year-old Sandra, a shy but ambitious piano student, is on a journey of discovery. She's secretly in love with Nick Morgan, but he's already left school and hardly knows she exists. Everything changes when she finally gets to know Nick at a polocrosse carnival. Even her best friend and Sandra's beautiful piano become less important. But she is swept out of her depth by events which test the value of her friendships and challenge her in ways she could never have imagined. 'A truly absorbing tale for teenagers.' - Barbara Ker Wilson AM, University of Queensland Press (Ret.) 'There are so many beautiful passages, lovingly felt moments and deft touches that will strike the reader back to the purity of their own childhood, first love and love of the land that make for inescapable reading. I can thoroughly recommend it.' - Tom Thompson, ABC Radio 702 'A delightful coming-of-age story about first love, teenage dreams and the courage to face reality... all told through a filter of beautiful music...' - Candida Baker

The Pianist S Craft

Author: Richard P. Anderson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882051
Size: 80.82 MB
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The Pianist S Craft from the Author: Richard P. Anderson. In The Pianist's Craft, Richard Anderson collects from his fellow pianist-scholars 18 articles on the teaching, preparation, and performance of works by the greatest composers in the standard piano repertoire. The contributors—all recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions as performing artists, teachers, recording artists, and clinicians—write thoughtfully about the composers whose work they have studied and played for years, examining questions of phrasing, tempo, articulation, dynamics, rhythm, color, gesture, lyricism, instrumentation, and genre. The Pianist's Craft is intended for teachers and students of the intermediate and advanced levels of piano, instructors and performers at the university level, and those who love piano and piano music generally.

Patriotic Piano Solos

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745841
Size: 60.73 MB
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Patriotic Piano Solos from the Author: GAIL SMITH. This collection features 20 well-known and beloved American patriotic tunes plus one original tune. Biographical information is supplied for many of the pieces. Selections include: the Star Spangled Banner; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Yankee Doodle; Anchors Aweigh; the Stars and Stripes Forever and many more.

Patriotic Songs For Piano Made Easy

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609746120
Size: 66.91 MB
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Patriotic Songs For Piano Made Easy from the Author: GAIL SMITH. Selections include: You're a Grand Old Flag; America, the Beautiful; the Marines' Hymn; the Caisson Song; I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy; America; the Star Spangled Banner; and Battle Hymn of the Republic. • Lyrics are provided for each tune.

A Dictionary For The Modern Pianist

Author: Stephen Siek
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810888807
Size: 58.94 MB
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A Dictionary For The Modern Pianist from the Author: Stephen Siek. A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers—both familiar firms and outstanding, independent builders who have risen to the forefront in recent years. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. As a resource for professionals and students, A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist is also accessible to more general readers, as all of its topics are presented in clear, readable expositions. Drawing on the most recent research of numerous specialists, author Stephen Siek emphasizes the piano's uniquely rich heritage, giving pianists a renewed appreciation for the famous artists and teachers who have shaped their art. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, the dictionary’s careful attention both to legacy and detail make it an invaluable addition to any pianist’s library. Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer novice and advanced musicians key information on the field of study and performance of a major instrument or instrument class. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. From quick definitions of confusing terms to in-depth overviews of history and tradition, the dictionaries are ideal references for students, professionals, and music lovers of all kinds.