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Critical Minded: New Approaches to
Hip Hop Studies
edited by Ellie Hisama and Evan Rapport,
(ISAM, 2005). $10
Ellie M. Hisama, Afro-Asian Hip Hop; David G. Pier,
Live Hip Hop in New York; Jonathan Toubin, Hip Hop Music in Downtown
Manhattan; Stephanie Jensen-Moulton,
Gender Dynamics in the Film Anne B. Real; Evan Rapport, On the Brooklyn-based Rapper Sensational;
Robert Wood, A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre; Ejima Baker, Exploring
Reggaetón; Carl Clements;
Transcultural Interchange Between Indian Music & Hip Hop
Island Sounds in theGlobal
City: Caribbean Popular
Music and Identity in New York
edited by Ray Allen and
Lois Wilcken, (University of
Illinois Press, 1998). $15
A collection of critical
essays surveying the rich mosaic of Caribbean music styles in America's
largest, most diverse urban center. Includes the
following essays: Ruth Glasser, "Buscanda
Ambiente: Puerto Rican Musicians in New York City,
1917-1940"; Peter Manuel, "Representations of
New York City in Latin Music"; Paul Austerlitz,
"From Transplant to Transnational Circuit: Merengue
in New York"; Juan Flores, "Recapturing History:
The Puerto Rican Roots of Hip Hop Culture"; Donald
Hill, "'I am Happy Just to be in this Sweet Land of
Liberty': The New York City Calypso Craze of the 1930s and
1940s"; Philip Kasinitz, "Community Dramatized, Community
Contested: The Politics of Celebration in the Brooklyn Carnival"; Ray Allen and Les Slater,
"Steel Pan Grows in Brooklyn: Trinidadian Music and Cultural
Identity"; Gage Averill, "Moving the Big Apple: Tabou
Combo's Diasporic Dreams"; and Lois Wilcken, "The Changing Hats
of Haitian Staged Folklore in New York City."
More than just Minstrel Shows: The Rise of Black Musical Theatre at the
Turn of the Century
by Thomas Riis, 1992 (no. 33) $15
Reexamines the roots and growth of black
musical theatre in a critical decade, 1895-1905, focusing on possible links
to the ring shout and other African-based traditions.
Elliott Carter: In Conversation with
Enzo Restagno for Settembre Musica 1989
by Elliott Carter, 1991 (no. 32) $15
A stimulating conversation about music and
culture with one of America's
The Music of Harry Partch: A
by Thomas McGeary, 1990 (no. 31) $20
Besides a systematic catalog raisonné of
the unique musical output of Partch, McGeary offers a biographical outline, a
bibliography of writings about Partch, and a discography.
American Music Before 1865 in Print and
on Records: A Biblio-Discography
Revised edition by James R. Heintze, 1990 (no. 30) $30
A much expanded, up-to-date version,
compiled by a well-known bibliographer, of a prize-winning reference work
first published in 1976.
Instruments: Hardward and Software
by Jon Appleton, 1989 (no. 29) $12
A respected composer and president of the
Society for Electroacoustic Music United States, Appleton
teaches at Dartmouth
College. There, with
two colleagues, he invented the Synclavier, which is among the new
instruments discussed in this monograph.
Afro-American Music, South Africa,
by Charles Hamm, 1988 (no. 28) $12
A renowned, versatile musicologist—known
in recent years especially for his popular-music studies—turns his attention
to South Africa.
the odyssey of American popular music there from minstrel show to disco.
The Reception of Jazz in America:
A New View
by James Lincoln Collier, 1988 (no. 27) $12
The author of The Making of Jazz, among
other books on jazz, challenges the notion that Europeans first acknowledged
the significance of jazz and wrote about it supportively.
The Player-Piano Music of Conlon
Nancarrow: An Analysis of Selected Studies
by Philip Carlsen, 1988 (no. 26) $12
A detailed analysis, in lucid prose with
many music examples, of the unique player-piano studies of an extraordinary
composer. The principal works discussed are all commercially available in
scores and recordings.
A Searcher's Path: A Composer's Way
by Roger Reynolds, 1987 (no. 25) $12
An illuminating and revealing pair of
essays by an articulate and distinguished American composer.
Reflections and Research on Ragtime
by Edward A. Berlin, 1987 (no. 24) $10
"Ragtime's Unanswered Questions"
proposes topics for future research; "New York Ragtime: A Guided
Tour" rambles through the venues of pre-World War I ragtime. With maps,
music examples, and an introduction by Max Morath.
The Music of Henry Cowell: A
by William Lichtenwanger, 1986 (no. 23) $35
Now available in photocopied form.
A definitive catalog of the music of a
highly original and prolific composer. For almost 1,000 works, this catalog
supplies date and circumstances of composition, instrumentation, text
sources, details of first performance, locations and description of
manuscripts, and publication information.
Jerome Kern in Edwardian London
by Andrew Lamb, 1985 (no. 22) $10
A revealing account of Kern's early years
Includes much new information on Kern's songs, lyricists, producers,
publishers, and friends. With illustrations and a complete list of songs from
1901 to 1910.
Confederate Sheet-Music Imprints
by Frank Hoogerwerf, 1984 (no. 21) $12
This catalog cites over 800 pieces of
sheet music published during the Confederacy, with full bibliographic data,
library locations, and indexes. "…invaluable to any serious student of Civil
War Music." (Civil War Book Exchange)
From Print to Plastic: Publishing and
Popular Music, 1900-1980
by Russell Sanjek, 1983 (no. 20) $20
A former vice president of BMI charts the
growth of the American popular-music business. The birth of the Songwriters
Protective Association, the great ASCAP-radio war of 1941, the payola scandal
of the late 1950s—all are covered in revealing detail. "…a fascinating
Ives: A Survey of the Music
by H. Wiley Hitchcock, 1983 (no. 19) $10
This acclaimed study of Charles Ives's
music is reprinted, with addenda, from the 1977 edition by Oxford University
Press. "…fills a remaining gap [in the Ives literature]: …serves as a
useful, uncomplicated handbook to a complicated output." (Music &
The Life and Death of a Small Magazine
(Modern Music, 1924-1945)
by Minna Lederman, 1983 (no. 18) $20
The editor's inside story of modern
music's influential "little magazine," with a heady mixture of
reminiscences and reports, excerpts from Modern Music articles, and
unpublished letters and photographs. "…makes evident the vigour and
rigour of [Lederman's] mind and the passion and compassion of her
heart." (Wilfrid Mellers in the Musical Times).
Wallingford Riegger: Two Essays in Musical Biography
by Stephen Spackman, 1982 (no. 17) $10
"The life or the work?" explores
the role of biographical studies in illuminating a composer’s work;
"Creating an identity" examines the first fifty years of Riegger’s
Writings about Henry Cowell: An
by Martha L. Manion, 1982 (no. 16) $15
An annotated list of 1,359 articles
tracing the extraordinary career of Henry Cowell.
The Music of Henry Ainsworth's Psalter
Inserra and H. Wiley Hitchcock, 1981 (no. 15) $10
The 39 tunes in Ainsworth's
psalter—brought to the Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims—are analyzed and
reproduced in facsimile and transcription. "…Its detail [is] extensive,
accurate, and perceptive." (Notes)
The Phonograph and Our Musical Life:
Proceedings of a Centennial Conference, 7-10 December 1977
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock, 1980 (no. 14) $10
Explores the humanistic impact of
recording on audience, composer, performer, scholar, critic, and members of
other media. "…contains all sorts of interesting material." (Stereo
Richard Franko Goldman: Selected Essays
and Reviews, 1948-1968
edited by Dorothy Klotzman, 1980 (no. 13) $10
Reprints major essays and reviews
originally published in the Juilliard Review, The Musical Quarterly,
and other journals. "…With these informed, cogent, and well-developed
gems…Goldman has contributed substantially to a small but excellent body of
music criticism." (Choice)
A Tale of Two Cities: Memphis
Rock and New Orleans
by Robert Palmer, 1979 (no. 12) $10
Focuses on the two most important Southern
recording centers during the transition from rhythm-and-blues and
country-and-western to rock and roll.
The New Worlds of Edgard Varèse: Papers
and Discussion from a Varèse Symposium at the City University of New York
edited by Sherman Van Solkema, 1979 (no. 11) $10
Contains "On Edgard Varèse" by
Elliot Carter; "Ionisation: The Function of Timbre in its Formal
and Temporal Organization" by Chou Wen-chung; and "Notes on Varèse's
Rhythm" by Robert P. Morgan.
A Checklist of Four-Shape Shape-Note
by Richard J. Stanislaw, 1978 (no. 10) $10
Now available in photocopied form.
A unique tool that identifies and locates
almost 300 American shape-note tunebooks of the antebellum era.
Two Men for Modern Music
by Vivian Perlis, 1978 (no. 9) $10
Sketches the contributions made in the
early twentieth century by E. Robert Schmitz, founder of the Pro Musica
Society, and Herman Langinger, engraver and printer of New Music Quarterly.
"…a fascinating story of two little-known champions of new music."
Music in America and American Music:
Two Views of the Scene
by Irving Lowens, 1978 (no. 8) $10
Now available in photocopied form.
Informative lectures on various aspects of
American music delivered by Lowens as Senior Research Fellow at ISAM. The
bibliography by Elizabeth Aubrey and Margery Lowens lists over 500 books,
articles, editions, and reviews by a leading scholar of American music.
The Writings of Henry Cowell: A
by Bruce Saylor, 1977 (no. 7) $10
A classified and annotated list of over
200 books, articles, reviews, prefaces to published music, and record liner
notes written by the composer. "…aids assessment of this generous and
versatile man's work." (Musical Times)
The Music of the Bay Psalm Book: 9th
by Richard G. Appel, 1975 (no. 5) $10
Now available in photocopied form.
Contains facsimiles, transcriptions, and a
discussion of the thirteen psalm-tunes added to the Bay Psalm Book (the first
music printed in North America).
"…useful and accurate." (The Hymn)
American Studies and American
Musicology: A Point of View and a Case in Point
by Richard Crawford, 1975 (no. 4) $10
"…Not only defines the essential
character of American musical studies with admirable clarity and conceptual
depth, but also contributes significantly toward delineating a new profile
for American musicology." (Notes)
Doctoral Dissertations in American
Music: A Classified Bibliography
by Rita H. Mead, 1974 (no. 3) $10
Surveys 1,226 dissertations in music and
other disciplines in which American music studies have been carried out.
"…This listing is more than handy; it is essential for the widest access
to American material in dissertation format." (American Reference
United States Music: Sources of Bibliography and Collective
by Richard Jackson, 1973; rev. 2nd printing, 1976 (no.
"…All students and librarians will
appreciate the clarity of arrangement, straightforward and uncomplicated
annotations, the excellent index, and the very fresh and honest
approach." (Library Journal)
From the New World (1994) Free with purchase of an ISAM Monograph, $5
if purchased alone
An exceptionally handsome, amply
annotated, 60-page program book that accompanied the Brooklyn Philharmonic's
celebration of Dvorak's American experience. Includes essays by Michael
Beckerman, Joseph Horowitz, Adrienne Fried Block, John Mack Faragher, and
Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
U.S. Bicentennial Music I
by Richard Jackson, 1977 (ISAM Special Publications no. 1) $4
Physiology of the Opera by Scrici, with new introduction by D.W. Krummel,
1981 (ISAM Special Publications no. 2) $8
Studying American Music: With a
Bibliography of the Published Writings of Richard Crawford
by Richard Crawford, 1985 (ISAM Special Publications no. 3) $4
American Music Recordings: A
Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers
edited by Carol J. Oja, 1982. $60
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