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Listen to This
Following the promise of the international bestseller, The Rest is Noise, comes this new collection of essays about music. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Alex Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely. Hardcover, 364 pp. $31.00.
Sheet music and lyrics from the hit FOX television show. Softcover, 117 pp. $16.99.
Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Softcover,132 pp. $16.99.
Stew and Heidi Rodenwald
Passing Strange is the story of a young musician who travels to Amsterdam and Berlin to find "the real" after being raised in a chuchgoing middle-class Los Angeles neighborhood. The show was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning the 2008 Tony for Best Book of a Musical. It also won the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, as well as the 2008 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Piece. Softcover, 101 pp. $16.95.
Shrek: The Musical
Sheet music, lyrics, and full colour photos from the hit Broadway musical. Softcover, 188 pp. $22.99.
The Sound of Music
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains in Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. Softcover, 149 pp. $16.99.
The People vs. Friar Laurence: The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet
This hilarious musical comedy follows the exploits of Friar Laurence as he desperately tries to prove that he is innocent of the murders of history's greatest lovers. 6m, 3f. Softcover, 130 pp. $11.99.
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Stephen Sislen & Ron H. Winters
From the halls of British Parliament, to the port of Boston and the "Tea Party" protest, to the Boston Massacre and the dangerous thrill of Revere's now legendary ride, this new musical makes American history accessible and exciting through a unique combination of music, drama and humour. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere tells the inspirational, universal story of how ordinary people can make a difference. Softcover, 61 pp. $12.99.
Polyester: The Musical
Full of songs and spectacle, this musical tells the story of The Synchronistics, an over-the-hill, ABBA wannabe group that re-unites after 20 years to perform at a public access TV telethon. Softcover, 83 pp. $12.99.
The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
This is an entertaining musical comedy that salutes those struggling with divorce on their hands, gravity on their bodies, grandchildren on their self-images and the dating scene on their egos. Entertaining, no matter if you identify with the varied mid-life crises or not. Softcover, 85 pp. $12.99.
The Authentic Gilbert & Sullivan Songbook
Gilbert & Sullivan
Amusing, whimsical, and wonderfully high-spirited, this collection of 92 songs includes selections from all of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas. The songs have been reproduced as Sullivan meant them to be. All the numbers in this collection -- solos, choruses, patter songs, ballads, etc. -- are presented uncut and unedited, in their original keys, and in piano arrangements authorized by Sullivan himself. Softcover, 399 pp. $33.95.
The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
Edited by Robert Kimball et al
Someday, Old dream maker, You Heart Breaker, Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way... Winning four Academy Awards (and nominated for 18!), Johnny Mercer established himself as one of the elite songwriter's of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Collected in this beautiful volume are the texts to more than 1,200 of Mercer's timeless lyrics, including Moon River, Jeepers Creepers, and countless other favourites. Hardcover, 465 pp. $79.00.
Music Business Handbook and Career Guide
David Baskerville & Tim Baskerville
The ninth edition of this powerhouse best-selling text maintains its tradition as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that this book offers is unlike that of any other title available. Music business newcomers and professionals alike will find the new edition an invaluable resource, whatever their specialty is within the field. Hardcover, 573 pp. $90.95.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Donald Passman's expertise in the music industry is unparalleled, and every day he helps his clients though the complexities of this new world. Now in its seventh edition, Passman's classic book is thoroughly updated to give you the information necessary to thrive in this exhilarating and unpredictable environment. No matter who you are -- performer, songwriter, executive, or studio technician -- you won't want to be without this essential book. Hardcover, 458 pp. $42.00.
All of Me
In this revealing autobiography, Canada's first lady of song tells the whole story of her astonishing forty-year career in show business, for the first time ever. All of Me documents Anne Murray's whirlwind life, from her humble orgins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage with her first gold record in 1970 and the string of top-selling hit singles and albums. Hardcover, 344 pp. $35.00.
Learn to Speak Music
Learn to Speak Music exposes every nook and cranny of how music is made -- whether by the pros or by you! The entire world of popular music is explored, from songwriting and recording music to setting up a practice space and shooting a video. Softcover, $19.95.
Contemporary Broadway Comedy Songs
30 humourous Broadway showtunes, completely transcribed for voice, piano, and guitar. Included are selections from: Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, The Lion King, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Producers, and several other hit shows. Softcover, $17.99.
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