By Willi Apel
A vintage and valuable reference paintings for over thirty years. quickly after its preliminary e-book, the Harvard Dictionary of song via Willi Apel used to be firmly confirmed as a typical and crucial source for everybody serious about song. The made from unheard of scholarship, it was once praised as being finished, concise, authoritative, scholarly, and relaxing. Leopold Stokowski wrote, "I so usually seek advice your dictionary of tune, and with such by no means failing enlightenment, that i have to provide you with my thank you in your designated booklet, so profound and so extensive in scope ... The large scholarship... is of immeasurable worth to the complete international of music." The Christian technological know-how video display referred to as it "a hugely enjoyable e-book of musical wisdom, within which uncomplicated definitions are given with tremendous highbrow integrity, and musical evidence are conscientiously separated from believable deductions or theories."
For this moment version the dictionary has been completely revised, up to date, and considerably enlarged. Mr. Apel and eightyeight different eminent track students have contributed new articles and revised outdated ones thoroughly. The already entire record of exact definitions has grown measurably and it now even contains nothus, pyiba, and meringue.
In the vastly improved insurance of ethnomusicology, cumbia -an Afro-Panamanian dance shape - and Vietnam are just of the recent entries. also, the entire basic information regarding person international locations has been revised and the dialogue of either concept and historical past has been amply elevated. advancements of the final twenty years are given specified awareness with specific emphasis on compositional strategies, together with digital tune and serial song. person compositions, consultant of each style from each period, are defined.
The bibliography following each one article, a distinct function of the 1st variation, has been up-to-date and extended. There are fifty percentage extra illustrations than within the first version, together with particular drawings of tools, transparent song examples, diagrams, charts and a full-page define of the heritage of track.
An wide record of an important song libraries and collections through the global with summaries in their major musical holdings is a invaluable a part of the dictionary. The part on old versions now lists fifty-three collections of tune and in brief describes every one quantity inside every one assortment.
The Harvard Dictionary of song, moment version, Revised and Enlarged, is the results of ingenious, really good, sleek, and trustworthy track scholarship. Containing approximately a thousand pages of specified and obtainable info on all musical matters, it deals over fifty percentage extra fabric than the 1st variation. it really is crucial not just to the student of tune, the pro performer, and the training novice, yet to each person who has ever expected the excitement of a weekly musical broadcast, bought a favourite recording, or actually loved a live performance. (Amazon)
The song publication of the yr. (Library magazine )
Excellent earlier than, the Harvard Dictionary is healthier now, and continues to be the correct piano-top reference for each musician, no matter if dilettante, critical novice or operating professional... informative and trustworthy holds its position on the best of its one-volume category. (The long island occasions )
Easily the easiest one-volume reference resource of its sort. (Los Angeles occasions )
Authoritative in its scholarship, finished in its assurance, and commendably concise in its style...a treasurehouse of musical wisdom which might be an essential component of each tune library. (Saturday assessment Syndicate )
"This is the dictionary that I used while I attended the USC tuition of tune. The entries are unsurpassed as far as classical tune is anxious, yet I did need to search for different assets while i wished actual indepth details on jazz or renowned tune. it might be tricky at the present time to have one all-encompassing reference on each musical kind in life, so i believe that the paintings stands by itself and should dilute its effectiveness if it have been to overextend itself by way of attempting to accomodate each person. As a former composition pupil and a person who scored within the most sensible three% at the song conception component to the graduate checklist examination, I wholeheartedly suggest this dictionary." (Amazon Reviewer)
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Prohibition is the theme The Temp’rance folks delight in; We’ll write it down to ﬁt the tune Our fathers made for ﬁghting. If you want to stop a man From drinking rum and brandy, Don’t give a license to the shop That always keeps it handy. Chorus Prohibition is the song We’ll shout it through the nation; Prohibition to the wrong Is right through all creation. 70. Samuel Jarden, The Prohibition Banner, 25–26. This song has a different chorus for each verse. 71. Stearns, National Temperance, 51; Leslie, Good Templar (1886 and 1888), 47; R.
40. Oscar A. Perine and William E. Mash, The National Prohibition Hymnal and Gospel Temperance Songbook, 40. 41. H. C. Munson, The Gospel and Maine Law Temperance Hymn Book, 28–29. Patriotic Songs / 37 But it cried “revenue,” And held up to our view Its crime-stained millions, through Rum license made. 3. Alas! the priceless cost, The dear ones all have lost, For rum-made gold! Alas! the blighted years, The hopeless sighs and tears, The crime and strife and fears, Can not be told! 4. The freedom that we boast, While drink-enslaved, at most, Is but a name; A greater slav’ry reigns, Than erst, on Southern plains, And blots with fouler stains, Our ﬂag with shame.
3. The men we’ve placed in trust, Who should be true and just, Our laws to make. Do, at their party’s word, Deny our plea, unheard; Nor by our prayers are stirred, Its power to break. 4. Now let the people come, And vote for God and home, And temperance laws! We’ll be no more deceived; Our land must be retrieved, And from this curse relieved! 47 Freedom’s Day (George W. Bungay) 1. God bless our rock-bound coast, The land we love the most, Our native land; Land where our noble sires Lit freedom’s beacon ﬁres And shook with bells the spires, A patriot band.
Harvard Dictionary of Music (2nd Edition) by Willi Apel