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The Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. 

A History of Opera

Examines opera's development, the musical and dramatic means by which it communicates, and its role in society. 

Musical Emotions Explained

Musical Emotions Explained explores how music expresses and arouses emotions, and how it becomes an object of aesthetic judgments.

Instrumentation and Orchestration

An accessible and complete introduction to writing and scoring music for each instrument of the orchestra.

Folk City

Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in 1950s and 60s America.

The Music Industry

This volume examines a variety of issues related to the music industry, through a collection of balanced articles from a variety of sources.


A backstage pass to the hit musical Hamilton, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.