In the M?sica Latina series, students experience the rhythms, styles, and musical characteristics of Latin American music. Each piece begins with a short rhythm exercise that prepares students for the rhythm patterns featured in the piece. A brief description of each title helps spark the imagination of the performer. Book 2 is written for early intermediate level piano students. Titles: Baia de Botafogo * Bela bossa nova * ?Carnaval! * Desierto de Atacama * Fuego de la pasi?n * Pasos locos * Salida del sol * Vals Peruano. "Baia de Botafogo," "Desierto de Atacama," and "Fuego de la pasi?n" are Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selections.
In the M�sica de Navidad series, students experience the rhythms, styles, and musical characteristics of Latin American music while exploring the holiday traditions of this part of the world. Each piece begins with a short rhythm exercise that prepares students for the rhythm patterns featured in the arrangement. Familiar Christmas carols are creatively given a Latin American flair, and some traditional Mexican and Andalusian carols are included as well. Brief descriptions of Latin American Christmas traditions help to spark the imagination of the performers. Book 2 is arranged for students at the early intermediate level. Titles: �ngeles cantando est�n (Angels We Have Heard On High) * Hacia Bel�n va una burra (A Donkey Is Going to Bethlehem) * Jes�s en el pesebre (Away in a Manger) * Las posadas (The Inns) * Noche de paz (Silent Night) * Oh �rbol de Navidad (O Christmas Tree) * �Qu� ni�o es este? (What Child Is This?) * Ve, dilo en las monta�as (Go, Tell It on the Mountain) * Ya lleg� la Navidad (Deck the Halls).
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.
Signs and Symbols in Chaucer s Poetry presents the work of nine distinguished Chaucer scholars inspired by the work of D. W. Robertson Jr., whose seminal 1969 study Preface to Chaucer has exerted wide influence in medieval studies and sparked new interest in the literary iconography of Middle English. "