Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
An exciting new series from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring all your favourite characters from the Deep Dark Wood!
Author: Luc Rombouts
Publisher: Leuven University Press
The fascinating history of bell music The carillon, the world’s largest musical instrument, originated in the 16th century when inhabitants of the Low Countries started to produce music on bells in church and city towers. Today, carillon music still fills the soundscape of cities in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since the First World War, carillon music has become popular in the United States, where it adds a spiritual dimension to public parks and university campuses. Singing Bronze opens up the fascinating world of the carillon to the reader. It tells the great stories of European and American carillon history: the quest for the perfect musical bell, the fate of carillons in times of revolt and war, the role of patrons such as John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Herbert Hoover in the development of American carillon culture, and the battle between singing bronze and carillon electronics. Richly illustrated with original photographs and etchings, Singing Bronzetells how people developed, played, and enjoyed bell music. With this book, a fascinating history that is yet little known is made available for a wide public.
The Carnival of the Animals
Author: Jack Prelutsky, Camille (CRT) Saint-Saens
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Combines the talents of America's first Children's Poet Laureate and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books in a volume of rollicking original verses set to Saint-Saëns' classical composition that is complemented by a CD recording of the music and Prelutsky's readings.
(Fake Book). A comprehensive reference for all classical music lovers, the second edition of this fake book features 250 pieces added since the last edition. Imagine having one handy volume that includes everything from Renaissance music to Vivaldi to Mozart to Mendelssohn to Debussy to Stravinsky, and you have it here! We have included as much of the world's most familiar classical music as possible, assembling more than 850 beloved compositions from ballets, chamber music, choral music, concertos, operas, piano music, waltzes and more. Featuring indexes by composer, title and genre, as well as a timeline of major classical composers, this encyclopedic fake book is great to use for playing and performing, but it's also a terrific resource for concert-goers, music students and music lovers. The chords of the harmony are indicated, and lyrics, in the original language, are included where appropriate.
Selections from the golden age of jazz for a serene night of sleep With whimsical, dream-like illustrations, this book and accompanying audio CD features a selection of timeless jazz dream songs to lull babies into a sweet, blissful sleep. The book includes 15 popular standards recorded by singing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Chet Baker, among others. Explanatory notes accompany each featured song in this must-have book for any jazz fans with a young child.
Songs from the Baobab
Author: Chantal Grosléziat, Paul Mindy, Elodie Nouhen
Presents a collection of twenty-nine lullabies and rhymes that include lyrics reproduced in the original African language and translated into English.
Author: Louis Armstrong
”In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn.” So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up. This raucous, rich tale of his early days in New Orleans concludes with his departure to Chicago at twenty-one to play with his boyhood idol King Oliver, and tells the story of a life that began, mythically, on July 4, 1900, in the city that sowed the seeds of jazz.
(Fake Book). This fabulous fake book includes nearly every famous classical theme ever written! It's a virtual encyclopedia of classical music, in one complete volume. Features: over 165 classical composers; over 500 classical themes in their original keys; lyrics in their original language; a timeline of major classical composers; categorical listings; more.
A Century of Artists Books
Author: Riva Castleman, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A boy with an abusive father grows up and fears that he has the same potential for violence as his father has.
The Jazz Discography
Author: Tom Lord
Publisher: North Country Distributors
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
High up in a tall building lives Mr Hoppy all alone. Downstairs lives Mrs Silver. Mr Hoppy loves her. And Mrs Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Oh, if only Mr Hoppy could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes! Then one day his mind goes click and an amazing idea rushes into his head. With the help of a magical spell, some cabbage leaves and one hundred and forty tortoises, can shy Mr Hoppy win Mrs Silver's heart?
Author: Nicolas Lafargue
Publisher: Editions Publibook
Author: Valérie Rouzeau
Publisher: Arc Publications
PBS Recommended Translation Winter 2013. Talking Vrouz is the second collection by the prize-winning French poet Valérie Rouzeau to be published by Arc, and it sees the return of her formidable poetic voice. Selected from Rouzeau’s most recent collections, Quand Je Me Deux (2009) and Vrouz (2012), these poems present a language that is a hybrid of liberties and constraints – omissions, grammatical contractions, colloquialisms and archaisms, wordplay, puns, childspeak, exploded cliché and the heightened awareness of a poetic tradition – a language that Susan Wicks recreates in all its richness and quirkiness in her brilliant translation. No subject is taboo, and each is treated with a degree of humour that results in the reader looking at a familiar world from a new perspective. The tone and poetic procedures are sometimes reminiscent of Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Desnos, and the book has a seemingly casual innocence that foams with the odd splinter of glass. Rouzeau’s first collection from Arc, Cold Spring in Winter, also translated by Susan Wicks, was short-listed for a number of prizes including the 2010 International Griffin Prize for Poetry, and Susan Wicks won the prestigious Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2010 for her translation of this work.