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Listen to ThisListen to This
Alex Ross
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.


Oklahoma! Oklahoma!

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.

Passing Strange Passing Strange
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 MusicalShrek: The Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire
Sheet music, lyrics, and full colour photos from the hit Broadway musical. Softcover, 188 pp. $22.99.

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music
Richard Rodgers
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 LaurenceThe People vs. Friar Laurence: The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet

Ron West
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 RevereThe 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 MusicalPolyester: The Musical
Phil Olson
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? Carole Caplan-LonnerThe Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
Carole Caplan-Lonner
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 SongbookThe 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 MercerThe 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 GuideMusic Business Handbook and Career Guide
Ninth Edition
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
7th Edition
Donald Passman
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 MeAll of Me

Anne Murray
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 MusicLearn to Speak Music

John Crossingham
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 SongsContemporary Broadway Comedy Songs

Various authors
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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Andrew Lloyd Webber for Singers: Women's EditionAndrew Lloyd Webber for Singers: Women's Edition
Andrew Lloyd Webber
A collection of 30 incredible songs from Aspects of Love, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, and Whistle Down the Wind. Softcover, $19.99. Also available: Men's Edition.

The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True VoiceThe Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice

Jennifer Hamady
Using the medium of the voice, Jennifer Hamady shares her insights and experiences as a coach and a singer that will open your eyes to how we all - musicians and non-musicians alike - allow fear, doubt, preconceived notions, and overthinking to get in the way of clear, healthy, optimal singing - and living. Softcover, 96 pp. $19.99.

Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American MusicianLeonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician
Barry Seldes
This broadly accessible and impressively documented account of the celebrity maestro's life deepens our understanding of an entire era as it reveals important and often ignored intersections of American culture and political power. Hardcover, 276 pp. $32.95.

Callas Kissed Me...Lenny Too! A Critic's MemoirCallas Kissed Me...Lenny Too! A Critic's Memoir

John Gruen
From his extraordinary beginnings--his mother went into labour while gambling at a French casino--to escaping Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and ultimately hoping to conquer New York City, John Gruen writes a subtly revealing self-portrait in Callas Kissed Me...Lenny Too! Hardcover, 327 pp. $32.00.

In The HeightsIn The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Vocal selections from the Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Softcover, 166 pp. $22.95.


The Great American Book Musical: A Manifesto - A Monograph - A Manual	The Great American Book Musical: A Manifesto, A Monograph, A Manual
Denny Martin Flinn
By analyzing the scores, lyrics, librettos, and choreography of innovative and revolutionary shows such as Oklahoma!, On the Town, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and Dreamgirls, as well as looking at what propelled certain shows to success (and what caused some to flop), The Great American Book Musical provides the current generation with a thorough history and practical guide to the creation of Great American Book Musicals of their own. Softcover, 261 pp. $24.94.

Elmer Iseler: Choral VisionaryElmer Iseler: Choral Visionary

Walter Pittman
In a career that spanned five decades, Elmer Iseler proved himself pivotal to the development of choral music in Canada. This detailed biography charts how Iseler became the most decorated musician, honoured nationally and internationally, and looks at the impact he has made at home and abroad. Hardcover, 351 pp. $40.00.

The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein IIThe Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein
Collected for the first time are the complete lyrics of one of the most prolific song writer's in the history of American musical theatre. From every "beautiful mornin'" to "some enchanted evening," the songs of Oscar Hammerstein II are part of our daily lives, his words part of a nation's fabric. Hardcover, 425 pp. $75.00.

Acting in Musical TheatreActing in Musical Theatre

Joe Deer & Joe Rocco
Acting in Musical Theatre is the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It is the first to combine acting, singing, and dancing into a comprehensive guide, combining what have previously treated as three separate disciplines. This book contains fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine theri craft. Softcover, 448 pp. $33.00.


Oliver Sacks
With his trademark compassion and erudition, Oliver Sacks, whom the The New York Times has called "the poet laureate of medicine," explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. Softcover, 425 pp. $19.95.

Piaf: A BiographyPiaf: A Biography

Monique Lange
Throughout an explosive and tempestuous career, Edith Piaf cast a spell over all who came into contact with her and heard her voice. After her, popular singing would never be the same. This biography document's Piaf's meteoric rise from unknown street urchin to living legend. Softcover, 255 pp. $25.99.

Music in Canada: Capturing Landscape and DiversityMusic in Canada: Capturing Landscape and Diversity

Elaine Keillor
A survey of "musics" in Canada -- the country's multiplicity of musical genres and rich heritage -- is complemented by vignettes highlighting topics such as Inuit throat games, the music of k.d. lang, and orchestras in Victoria. Traversing Canada's geographical landscape to discover corresponding musical landscapes, Music in Canada illuminates the past but also looks to the future to examine the context within which Canadian music will continue to develop. Hardcover, 499 pp. $59.95.

Geoff Bennett

To listen to samples of Geoff Bennett's music, please visit his website at

Next of SkinNext of Skin
Geoff Bennett
Next of Skin
is the new recording from acclaimed percussionist/composer Geoff Bennett. Its 18 exciting, world music tracks take the listener on a sonic adventure with a rich tapestry of various meters, tempos and timbres. This CD will be an inspiration to dancers and choreographers, and it will be an indispensible resource for teachers of modern, creative movement and improvisation classes. $29.99

Music for Bipedal MovementMusic for Bipedal Movement (Audio CD)
Geoff Bennett

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