Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simpler past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music - from African-American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs - renders the imagined community more tangible and comprises a critical component of our diverse national heritage. In ´´I Hear America Singing´´, Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the 20th-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival - including Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler - used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Flavell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055448de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Music and Singing: Durno Julie
The Principles Of Music, In Singing And Setting:With The Twofold Use Thereof (1636) Charles Butler
In her bestselling autobiography, Bedsit Disco Queen, Tracey Thorn recalled the highs and lows of a 30-year career in pop music. But with the touring, recording and extraordinary anecdotes, there wasn´t time for an in-depth look at what she actually did for all those years: sing. She sang with warmth and emotional honesty, sometimes while battling acute stage fright. Part memoir, part wide-ranging exploration of the art, mechanics and spellbinding power of singing, Naked at the Albert Hall takes in Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter and George Eliot; Auto-Tune, the microphone and stage presence; The Streets and The X Factor. Including interviews with fellow artists such as Alison Moyet, Romy Madley-Croft and Green Gartside of Scritti Politti and portraits of singers in fiction as well as Tracey´s real-life experiences, it offers a unique, witty and sharply observed insider´s perspective on the exhilarating joy and occasional heartache of singing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Thorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024997de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History of Music and Singing in Wales - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Origins and Character of Welsh Music: Various Authors
A History of Music and Singing in Wales - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Origins and Character of Welsh Music: Various
Carillon Music and Singing Towers of the Old World and the New (Classic Reprint): William Gorham Rice