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King, Carole

Summary: This book is a memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with "Tapestry," which...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KING, CAROLE KIN

Summary: "Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRAYHORN, BILLY STR

Stirling, Lindsey

Summary: Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey. A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey is an example of independent, millennial-defined success: after being voted off the set of America's Got Talent, she went on to amass more than ten million social media fans, record two full-length albums, release multiple hits with billions of YouTube views, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STIRLING, LINDSEY STI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B STIRLING STI

Lurie, John

Summary: "'About this Book' In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood in its vortex. After founding the band The Lounge Lizards with his brother in 1979, Lurie quickly became a centrifugal figure in the world of outsider artists, cutting-edge filmmakers, and cultural rebels. In the book, Lurie vibrantly brings to life the whole wash of 1980s New York as he develops his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LURIE, JOHN LUR

Payne, M. D. (Matthew D.)

Summary: "A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ELL

Slade, Suzanne

Summary: "With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"--[from book jacket]

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GER

Kramer, Barbara

Summary: Lin-Manuel Miranda brought hip-hop to Broadway with his popular musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces readers to this award-winning writer and his creative process. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIR

Rush, Bobby

Summary: "Experience music history with this memoir by one of the last of the genuine old school Blues and R&B legends, the Grammy-winning dynamic showman Bobby Rush"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUSH, BOBBY RUS

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC MOM

Purdum, Todd S.

Summary: "Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 PUR

Sewell, Amanda

Summary: With her debut album Switched-On Bach, composer and electronic musician Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) brought the sound of the Moog synthesizer to a generation of listeners, helping to effect arguably one of the most substantial changes in popular music's sound since musicians began using amplifiers. Her story is not only one of a person who blazed new trails in electronic music for decades but is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLOS, WENDY SEW

Webb, Jimmy

Summary: "Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestrations, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently including a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WEBB, JIMMY WEB

Etinde-Crompton, Charlotte

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black Artists 788.9 Etinde-Crompton 2020

Huffman, Eddie

Summary: In "John Prine," Eddie Huffman traces the long arc of Prine's musical career, beginning with his early, seemingly effortless successes, which led paradoxically not to stardom but to a rich and varied career writing songs that other people have made famous. He recounts the stories, many of them humorous, behind Prine's best-known songs and discusses all of Prine's albums as he explores the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Texas Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PRINE, JOHN HUF

Summary: Portrait of avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Includes archival footage and commentary from his family, friends, and collaborators, including Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, and others.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Plexifilm 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC WIL

Glass, Philip

Summary: The composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores examines his own life and career.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GLASS, PHILIP GLA

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Glass 2015

Schiff, David.

Summary: Elliott Carter (1908-2012) was the foremost composer of classical music in America during the second half of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades, he consistently produced works that critics hailed as creatively daring, intellectually demanding, and emotionally complex. Distancing himself from the various "schools" and movements that grew and waned in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, ELLIOTT SCH

Bernstein, Jamie

Summary: Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter presents a deeply intimate memoir of life with her father that shares insights into his complex personality, sense of humor, artistic influence, and erratic creative process.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNSTEIN, JAMIE BER

Reef, Catherine.

Summary: Traces the life of the American Jewish composer who created a new kind of music that has lasted beyond the fashion of his time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan Reynolds 2000

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GERSHWIN REE

Costanza, Stephen

Summary: This toe-tapping picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz, is told through kaleidoscopic illustrations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

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Kaplan, James

Summary: A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERLIN, IRVING KAP

Larson, Thomas

Summary: When Barber was 28, his Adagio for Strings was performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.8 LAR

Sager, Carole Bayer

Summary: "A frank personal account by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter traces the story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her formative relationships to her collaborations with some of today's leading composers and music artists,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAGER, CAROLE BAYER SAG

Nuchi, Adah

Summary: Presents a biography of the Russian immigrant who came to America as a boy, and grew to become a celebrated songwriter who gave America one of its most beloved patriotic songs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BER

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