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A history of singing, John Potter and Neil Sorrell

Label
A history of singing
Title
A history of singing
Statement of responsibility
John Potter and Neil Sorrell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do we sing and what first drove early humans to sing? How might they have sung and how might those styles have survived to the present day? This history addresses these questions and many more, examining singing as a historical and cross-cultural phenomenon. It explores the evolution of singing in a global context - from Neanderthal Man to Auto-tune via the infinite varieties of world music from Orient to Occident, classical music from medieval music to the avant-garde and popular music from vaudeville to rock and beyond. Considering singing as a universal human activity, the book provides an in-depth perspective on singing from many cultures and periods: western and non-western, prehistoric to present. Written in a lively and entertaining style, the history contains a comprehensive reference section for those who wish to explore the topic further and will appeal to an international readership of singers, students and scholars [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, John
Dewey number
782.009
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1400
LC item number
.P67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sorrell, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singing
  • Singing
  • Gesang
  • Sång
  • Sångrösten
  • Singing
Label
A history of singing, John Potter and Neil Sorrell
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Classical singing in the twentieth century : recording and retrenchment
  • Post-classical : beyond the mainstream
  • Emancipation of the popular voice
  • Sung and unsung : singers and songs of the non-English-speaking world
  • Imagined voices. Origins, myths and muses
  • Historical voices.
  • Genesis of the Western tradition
  • Emerging soloist and the primacy of text
  • Age of the virtuoso
  • Nineteenth-century revolution
  • Recorded voices.
  • Great tradition : singing through history-history through singing
Control code
ocn755071796
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521817059
Lccn
2012562545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521817059
  • (OCoLC)755071796
Label
A history of singing, John Potter and Neil Sorrell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Classical singing in the twentieth century : recording and retrenchment
  • Post-classical : beyond the mainstream
  • Emancipation of the popular voice
  • Sung and unsung : singers and songs of the non-English-speaking world
  • Imagined voices. Origins, myths and muses
  • Historical voices.
  • Genesis of the Western tradition
  • Emerging soloist and the primacy of text
  • Age of the virtuoso
  • Nineteenth-century revolution
  • Recorded voices.
  • Great tradition : singing through history-history through singing
Control code
ocn755071796
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521817059
Lccn
2012562545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521817059
  • (OCoLC)755071796

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