My American Harp

Author by : Surazeus Astarius
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Description : "My American Harp" presents 1,169 poems written 2010-2014 by Surazeus that explore what it means to be an American in the modern world of an interconnected global civilization.


The American Harp

Author by : Charles Zeuner
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The American Harp Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Story Of The Irish Harp

Author by : Nora Joan Clark
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Publisher by : North Creek Press
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Description : Since early times in Ireland and nearby Celtic lands, the Irish harp and its music have captivated musicians and audiences alike. Numerous historical aspects, such as the function of the harper at Tara, the seat of ancient Irish kings, is explored in this comprehensive history of the harp of Ireland. Through the ages, the harp has been a symbol of the lyrical nature of Ireland and the Irish people. This book explores the reawakening of this beautiful instrument in Ireland and around the world in the mid-twentieth century and beyond, touching on the quite recent development of the popular Folk and Celtic harps of today.


Harps And Harpists Revised Edition

Author by : Roslyn Rensch
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Revising her classic 1989 book Harps and Harpists, Roslyn Rensch expands her authoritative history of this timeless instrument. This lavishly illustrated edition, with 137 black-and-white images and 24 color plates, surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. The new edition includes two new chapters; an extensive bibliography and index; personal anecdotes of the author’s studies under Alberto Salvi; and an appendix on the Roslyn Rensch Papers and Harp Collection, which are housed at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.


America Of The Fifties

Author by : Fredrika Bremer
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Publisher by : Applewood Books
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Description : A Swedish novelist and ardent feminist makes her notes on America. Interesting observations on American culture (politics, race relations, manners, education, etc.), having traveled through New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Mid-West, and the South.


Searching For The Celtic Spirit

Author by : Daniel Perret
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Publisher by : BoD - Books on Demand
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Description : What fascinates me is the fact that the smaller harps, the no-pedal harps, are widely called 'Celtic harps' all over the world. They could have been called 'small harps', 'troubadour harps' or something else. But the term 'Celtid harp' stayed. Believing that there is more to it that just a technical term, I want to explore what draws people to vbuy a 'Celtic harp' and play 'Celtic Music'; The term 'Celtic' points at something deeper, something many people nowadays are looking for and need. This book is not particularly about Ireland, and even less so contemporary, urban Ireland as this, I believe, is not the reason Celtic harpist come to the harp. I am interested to explore what exactly brings them to this quite unique instrument, and why Celtic. Exploring why they mainly play Irish traditional music on it is yet another question I will give some thoughts.


A New Science Of The Paranormal

Author by : Lawrence LeShan
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Publisher by : Quest Books
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Description : Mainline science rejects the paranormal because it cannot be proven by the classical methods of controlled experiments. But sciences such as geology, astronomy, and anthropology also don’t rely on laboratory testing for repeatable results. Moreover, psi concerns consciousness, which is by definition nonquantitative. "Psi researchers must stop acting like science’s poor relations," says author Lawrence LaShan, "limiting themselves to controlled experiments such as analyzing statistics of people guessing cards being flipped in the next room" This provocative book outlines the principles of making a real study of the large, exciting events — clairvoyance and precognition; mediumship and spirit controls; psychic healing — that would bring mainline science into and revitalize the whole field. "And the issue is not just academic," says LeShan. "The old, materialistic worldview has not worked. Psychic research," he argues, "can transform our sense of reality itself to offer a new and more hopeful picture of ourselves and of the world."


Music Cultures In Contact

Author by : Margaret J. Kartomi
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


One Stone To The Building

Author by : Jaymee Haefner
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Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : Do you love the harp? The French harpist Henriette Reni (18751956) asked this question of each student, and it remained her ideal throughout her life. This book explores the circumstances which surrounded the beginning of Henriette Renis career as a masterful harpist and composer. Through her celebrated performances of her Concerto en ut mineur, she gained acclaim simultaneously as a virtuosic performer and composer. In the wake of her success, several new masterpieces by respected composers appeared, including Pierns Concertstck and Ravels Introduction et Allegro. The elements of Renies virtuosity are traced through her famous Lgende, and her less-known Deux promenades matinales. Her compositional style is explored through her Scherzo-Fantaisie for harp and violin and her Concerto en ut mineur. As a teacher, Renis influence echoed throughout the world. Her profound influence has been evident through the vision of her own students, including Susann McDonald, Marcel Grandjany, Mildred Dilling, Odette Le Dentu, Odette de Montesquiou, Bertile Fournier, Emmy Hrlimann, Bertile Robet Auffray, and Marie Astrid DAuffray. The crystallization of Renis teaching practice is described through her Mthode complte de harpe (Complete Method for Harp) and her twelve volumes of harp transcriptions, Les classiques de la harpe. The amount of literature about Renis life and work is disproportionate to the deep imprint she made upon the harps history and repertoire. This book is a start to further recognizing her vast importance to the establishment of the harp.


My Life On Earth And Elsewhere

Author by : R. Murray Schafer
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Publisher by : The Porcupine's Quill
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Description : Music is central to many of R. Murray Schafer’s memories. ‘One of the sounds that I’d almost forgotten until I began to write this chronicle was the tinkling of the piano keys when my mother used to wipe them with a wet cloth,’ he writes. ‘In the early years the high and low keys would be passed over quite quickly while the middle notes got the heavy scrubbing.’ The detail of this small, nearly-forgotten childhood memory is a poignant example of the way sounds can remain present in the imagination even when they are originated in the distant past. Schafer recounts childhood summers spent in Manitoba lassoing gophers (and being paid two cents a head for them) and a music education marked by his cheerful but total resistance to the conventional instruction that was available. His youthful travels in Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Eastern Europe are recreated in a lively, impressionist style with plenty of comic and melancholy stories gleaned from his diaries of the time, including an account of a folk music convention in Communist Romania (which he attended with imaginative but shaky credentials identifying him as a representative of the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the University of Toronto Press and even the Kiwanis Club). The conference proving dull, Schafer eluded the government minders and took an unauthorized trip to see a girl he had met on the train, and despite knowing nothing of the language spent an idyllic few days with her at her parents’ remote village -- while the police questioned every young man with a beard in the area of Bucharest in a fruitless search for the suspected ‘spy.’ On his return to Canada, teaching assignments took him first to Newfoundland, then to Vancouver, where he created the World Soundscape Project. In 1975 Schafer resigned from university teaching and for many years has devoted himself full time to writing and composing. My Life on Earth and Elsewhere continues the story of his domestic and international musical adventures up to the present day.


Extraordinary Knowing

Author by : Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : In 1991, when her daughter’s rare, hand-carved harp was stolen, Lisby Mayer’s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down. After the police failed to turn up any leads, a friend suggested she call a dowser—a man who specialized in finding lost objects. With nothing to lose—and almost as a joke—Dr. Mayer agreed. Within two days, and without leaving his Arkansas home, the dowser located the exact California street coordinates where the harp was found. Deeply shaken, yet driven to understand what had happened, Mayer began the fourteen-year journey of discovery that she recounts in this mind-opening, brilliantly readable book. Her first surprise: the dozens of colleagues who’d been keeping similar experiences secret for years, fearful of being labeled credulous or crazy. Extraordinary Knowing is an attempt to break through the silence imposed by fear and to explore what science has to say about these and countless other “inexplicable” phenomena. From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to secret CIA experiments on remote viewing, from leading-edge neuroscience to the strange world of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer reveals a wealth of credible and fascinating research into the realm where the mind seems to trump the laws of nature. She does not ask us to believe. Rather she brings us a book of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not just for scientific inquiry but also for the ways we go about living in the world.


Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Folk Harp Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Indispensable Harp

Author by : John Mendell Schechter
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Publisher by : Kent State University Press
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Description : A musical instrument that has played a vital role in Latin American music cultures--the harp--is the subject of this new work, the first study of its kind to be published in English. John Schechter presents a history of the harp in Spain, traces its introduction into colonial Latin America, and describes its modern roles in the diverse cultural centers of Mexico, Paraguay-Argentina-chile, Venezuela, and Peru. He then turns his focus to his own field research in the Quichua culture of northern highland Ecuador, an area that has receive considerably less scholarly attention than many of its Latin American neighbors. The reader will meet a community of harp maistrus on the slopes of Mt. Cotacachi and become familiar with their culture, their particular instrument and its tuning, and their performance practices. Numerous photographs, musical transcriptions, and diagrams illustrate and enliven the text. The Indispensable Harp is unique for its integration of aspects of music and cultural history, organology, and performance practice, treating in considerable depth both broadly established music-ethnographical practices. It speaks to the conclusion that the vital role of the harp in Latin American music history has now been properly acknowledged and documented.


Readers Guide To Periodical Literature

Author by : Anna Lorraine Guthrie
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.


Harps Are Not For Angels

Author by : Aida Mulieri Dagort
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Growing up in a large Italian family, Aida Mulieri-Dagort wanted to be a professional musician all her life. Most of her family members played instruments as music was their daily bread, and Aida was nurtured in a rich musical environment. Thus began her journey through much struggle and determination as she accomplished her goals of success. Aida became a musician under contract with two motion picture studios as a member of their recording orchestras during the heyday of Hollywood film scoring - the 1940s through the early 1960s. Harps Are Not For Angels is her story of that accomplishment and the joys as well as the pressures it imposed on her life. Musicians under contract to the studios were in a prized position in the profession, and the envy of many players who had not made the grade to earn a chair in one of those orchestras. The politics and pressures of this professional work were on a high level and your job could be at stake at any moment. Meanwhile Aida doubled as a wife and mother in an era when women were expected to do little else. Along the way Aida chronicles the professionals in the film music business she encountered, and relates stories involving the history of Los Angeles and its connection to the music world at the time. The city was a cultural cornucopia at the end of the second World War, as many artists sought refuge from political oppression, and Hollywood reaped the benefits. Although it was a good life, in the stresses and high demand of such professional work, Aida found herself diagnosed with breast cancer. Her recovery and subsequent retirement from the music business inspired her to explore her many other talents such as teaching children with learning disabilities, and fine art painting which she did for her own enjoyment. But for Aida, nothing was as exciting nor as stimulating as her career in the motion picture studios of Hollywoods golden era as related here in her experiences both informative, challenging, and insightful. After reading her story you will see that in fact Harps Are Not For Angels.


The Homes Of The New World

Author by : Fredrika Bremer
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Horn Man

Author by : Laurie Palazzolo
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Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
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Description : Detroit and its strong Polish community share in America's rich history of Polish music and customs. This work documents that history and details the development of the Polish-American musicians in Detroit who became known as polka musicians, even though their music was very diversified.


Ties To The Homeland

Author by : Helen Lee
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : Ties to the Homeland examines the connections maintained across national borders by the children of migrants, the “second generation.” In the context of globalisation and increasing population mobility, migrants’ transnational ties have become an important topic of research, yet until recently we have heard little about the reproduction of such ties in the second generation. The transnational engagements of migrants’ children are crucial for understanding future trends in the global movement of people, money, goods and ideas, and they also can have a significant impact on issues of cultural identity and “belonging” for these children, who grow up outside their parents’ homelands but may have dual or even multiple notions of “home.” The detailed case studies in Tie to the Homeland explore the diverse transnational practices and attitudes of members of the second generation and reveal significant intergenerational differences that bring into question some of the key assumptions underlying existing work on transnationalism. The case studies focus on the children of migrants originating in regions such as Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific, and they bring an Australian perspective to a field that has been dominated by a European and North American focus.


The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act Of 2012

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
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Dwight S Journal Of Music

Author by : John Sullivan Dwight
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American String Teacher

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Post Colonial Distances

Author by : Denis Crowdy
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This anthology emanated from a conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, that brought together popular music scholars, folklorists and ethnomusicologists from Canada and Australia. Implicit in that conference and in this anthology is the comparability of the two countries. Their ‘post-colonial’ status (if that is indeed an appropriate modifier in either case) has some points of similarity. On the other hand, their ‘distance’ – from hegemonic centres, from colonial histories – is arguably more a matter of contrast than similarity. Canada and Australia are similar in various regards. Post-colonial in the sense that they are both former British colonies, they now each have more than a century of stature as nation states. By the beginning of the 21st century, they are each modest in size but rich in ethnocultural diversity. Nonetheless, each country has some skeletons in the closet where openness to difference, to indigenous and new immigrant groups are concerned. Both countries are similarly both experiencing rapid shifts in cultural makeup with the biggest population increases in Australia coming from China, India, and South Africa, and the biggest in Canada from Afro-Caribbean, South Asian countries, and China. The chapters in this anthology constitute an important comparative initiative. Perhaps the most obvious point of comparison is that both countries create commercial music in the shadow of the hegemonic US and British industries. As the authors demonstrate, both proximity (specifically Canada’s nearness to the US) and distance have advantages and disadvantages. As the third and fourth largest Anglophone music markets for popular music, they face similar issues relating to music management, performance markets, and production. A second relationship, as chapters in this anthology attest, is the significant movement between the two countries in a matrix of exchange and influence among musicians that has rarely been studied hitherto. Third, both countries invite comparison with regard to the popular music production of diverse social groups within their national populations. In particular, the tremendous growth of indigenous popular music has resulted in opportunities as well as challenges. Additionally, however, the strategies that different waves of immigrants have adopted to devise or localize popular music that was both competitive and meaningful to their own people as well as to a larger demographic bear comparison. The historical similarities and differences as well as the global positionality of each country in the early 21st century, then, invites comparison relating to musical practices, social organization, lyrics as they articulate social issues, career strategies, industry structures and listeners.


Walter B Gibson And The Shadow

Author by : Thomas J. Shimeld
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!” And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson’s life and career come out from behind The Shadow in this biography. It covers his youth in Philadelphia, his development as a writer and magician, his wives, including the third, (Litzka, who was a harpist and magician in her own right), his time living in Maine and upstate New York, and his later years and death. In addition to being credited with creating The Shadow (he used the pseudonym Maxwell Grant), Gibson wrote 187 books, contributed 668 articles to periodicals, created 283 stories for The Shadow Magazine, wrote 48 separate syndicated feature columns, reported the adventures of The Shadow and Blackstone the magician in 394 comic books and newspaper strips, and helped develop 147 radio scripts and many other works under numerous pseudonyms. Gibson has invented many widely used magic tricks and traveled with and befriended Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, Harry Blackstone, Sr., and Joseph Dunninger.