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New and Published Books

  1. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. String Quartets

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Mara Parker

    This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual composers, aspects of performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and miscellaneous...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Orchestration

    A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians

    By R.J. Miller

    Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Piano

    An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Robert Palmieri

    Series: Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments

    The Piano: An Encyclopedia was selected in its first edition as a Choice Outstanding Book and remains a fascinating and unparalleled reference work. The instrument has been at the center of music history with even composers of large symphonic work asserting that they do not write anything without...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Harpsichord and Clavichord

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Igor Kipnis

    The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Organ

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Douglas Bush, Richard Kassel

    The Encyclopedia of Organ includes articles on the organ family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Modern Percussion Revolution

    Journeys of the Progressive Artist

    Edited by Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Encyclopedia of Percussion

    2nd Edition

    By John H. Beck

    The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Encyclopedia of the Piano

    By Robert Palmieri

    Edited by Robert Palmieri

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company....

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Recorder

    A Research and Information Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Griscom, David Lasocki

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    A Choice "Best Academic" book in its first edition, The Recorder remains an essential resource for anyone who wants to know about this instrument. This new edition is thoroughly redone, takes account of the publishing activity of the years since its first publication, and still follows the original...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge