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Directions in Music Cataloging

In Directions in Music Cataloging, ten of the field’s top theoreticians and practitioners address the issues that are affecting the discovery and use of music in libraries today. Anyone who uses music in a library—be it a teacher, researcher, student, or casual amateur—relies on the work of music catalogers, and because these catalogers work with printed and recorded materials in a wide variety of formats, they have driven many innovations in providing access to library materials. As technology continues to transform the discovery and use of music, they are exploring ways to describe and provide access to music resources in a digital age. It is a time of flux in the field of music cataloging, and never has so much change come so quickly The roots of today’s issues lie in the past, and the first part of the volume opens with two articles by Richard P. Smiraglia that establish the context of modern music cataloging through research conducted in the early 1980s. The second part explores cataloging theory in its current state of transition, and the concluding part looks to the future by considering the application of emerging standards. The volume closes with a remembrance of A. Ralph Papakhian (1948–2010), the most prominent music cataloger of the past thirty years—a figure who initiated many of the developments covered in the volume and who served as a teacher and mentor for all of the contributors.

Standards. for. Use. with. Digital. Media. Files. PETER H. LISIUS Abstract: The
author examines two current digital music applications—iTunes and Windows
Media Player—and the feasibility of combining their access capabilities with both
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Recentering Anglo/American Folksong

Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths

A wealth of texts of British and Anglo/North American folksong has long been accessible in both published and archival sources. For two centuries these texts have energized scholarship. Yet in the past three decades this material has languished, as literary theory has held sway over textual study. In this crusading book Roger deV. Renwick argues that the business of folksong scholars is to explain folksong: folklorists must liberate the material's own voice rather than impose theories that are personally compelling or appealing. To that end, Renwick presents a case study in each of five essays to demonstrate the scholarly value of approaching this material through close readings and comparative analysis. In the first, on British traditional ballads in the West Indies, he shows how even the best of folklorists can produce an unconvincing study when theory is overvalued and texts are slighted. In the second he navigates the many manifestations of a single Anglo/American ballad, "The Rambling Boy," to reveal striking differences between a British diasporic strain on the one hand and a southern American, post--Civil War strain on the other. The third essay treats the poetics of a very old, extremely widespread, but never before formalized trans-Atlantic genre, the catalogue. Next is Renwick's claim that recentering folksong studies in our rich textual databanks requires that canonical items be identified accurately. He argues that "Oh, Willie," a song thought to be a simple variety of "Butcher's Boy," is in fact a distinct composition. In the final essay Renwick looks at the widespread popularity of "The Crabfish," sung today throughout the English-speaking world but with roots in a naughty tale found in both continental Europe and Asia. With such specific case studies as these Renwick justifies his argument that the basic tenets of folklore textual scholarship continue to yield new insights. Roger deV. Renwick, a professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of English Folk Poetry: Structure and Meaning and of the supplement to The British Traditional Ballad in North America. He has been published in Journal of American Folklore and Southern Folklore Journal.

A survey of the more significant studies of Anglo/American folksong published
over the last decade or so would reveal the ballad to be still by far the genre of
scholarly choice (see, for example, Cheesman and Rieu- werts 1997; McCarthy
1990 ...

Nelwan Katuuk dan seni musik kolintang Minahasa

Biography of Nelwan Katuuk, blind musician who improved the design of kolintang, a Minahasa traditional music instrument.

Selain sebagai suatu organisasi keagamaan yang berasaskan Kristen, GMIM
sejak semula aktif mengelola persekolahan untuk mendidik anak-anak suku
bangsa ini. Sekolah-sekolah yang diasuhnya disebut Sekolah Zending, yang
didirikan ...

Music for Three Or More Pianists

A Historical Survey and Catalogue

Now in paperback. In-depth coverage of the relatively unknown music for multiple pianos_music that was hugely popular in the 19th century and that is starting to regain that popularity.

... Thomas Augustine 228 ARNOLD, Maurice 131, 228, 431 ARNSTEIN, A. 228
ARTHUR, C.M. 229 ASHLEY, Glenn W. 229 AUBER, Daniel F. 229 AUSTIN,
Ernest 229 B., S.M. 191 BACH, Johann Sebastian 230 BACH, N.G. 192
BACHMAN, G.V. 234 BAINES, William 354 BAKER, Fred T. 234 BARKER,
George 277 BARRON, W. Caven 235 BATTISTONI, Enrico 139 BAUMANN, A.
310 BAZIN, Francois E.J. 235 BEARD, Katherine K. 355 BEAUMONT 235 BECHT
, Julius 235 BECKER, ...

Liszt Letters in the Library of Congress

"The Library of Congress collections comprise nearly 300 items, including letters dating from 1829 to shortly before his death, the vast majority of which have not previously appeared in print, while those that have been published are sometimes incomplete or incorrectly dated. This publication presents one of the most wide-ranging sources of first-hand information on the composer not yet made public."--BOOK JACKET.

Franz Liszt, Library of Congress Michael Short. A complete facsimile of Letter 286
: Liszt to Lina Schmalhausen.