(2000/RCA) 19 tracks (62:26) with 8 page booklet. EU pressing - ´Moody Blue´ the last album released during Elvis´ lifetime. It appeared some twenty-one years after his first epochal album and had been on the market just two months when the world was stunned by the news of his death. Despite his well-publicized personal problems, Elvis´ musical vision was remarkably intact at the end. ´Moody Blue´ was Country, Pop, and R&B. Elvis was combining and reinterpreting the textures of the music he loved. The first album had been no less than that; ´Moody Blue´ held fast to his credo. During Elvis´ last years, RCA found it all but impossible to get their reluctant superstar into a studio. Elvis seemed wearied by the prospect of meeting the commitment of two albums and four singles a year called for under his 1973 contract.Too often, producer Felton Jarvis had to rely on ´´live´´ recordings to satisfy the quota. Indeed, four of the original ten recordings on MOODY BLUE were live. One of those original ten recordings, ´´Let Me Be There,´´ has been omitted from this upgrade because it appeared earlier on ´Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis´. In its place are the ten additional recordings from the last eighteen months of Elvis´ life, first released on ´From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee´. Colin Escott (from the liner notes)
Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Revised and Expanded Edition:Gennett Records and the Rise of America´s Musical Grassroots. Revised and Expanded Edition Rick Kennedy
From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean. Sondheim´s brilliant array of work, including such musicals as Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, has established him as the preeminent composer/lyricist of his, if not all, time. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical places Sondheim´s work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. Sondheim´s musicals are central to the transition from the Rodgers and Hammerstein - style musical that had dominated Broadway stages for 20 years to a new postmodern musical. This new style reclaimed many of the self-aware, performative techniques of the 1930s musical comedy to develop its themes of the breakdown of narrative knowledge and the fragmentation of identity. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical offers close readings of all of Sondheim´s musicals and finds in them critiques of the operation of power, questioning of conventional systems of knowledge, and explorations of contemporary identity. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stifel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089319/bk_acx0_089319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling is written as if Jesus himself is speaking directly to you - words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of his unending love. These writings are based on Jesus´ own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture - penned by one who loves him and reveres his word. These much-loved devotions will help you look forward to your time with the lord and experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the one who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. This powerful audio recording of Jesus Calling contains the words and Scripture Jesus lovingly laid on Sarah´s heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of his presence and allowed her to enjoy his peace. Be drawn into the savior´s peaceful presence daily with this beautifully recorded audio devotional. Featuring multivoice narration and musical scoring, these powerful daily words of inspiration will strengthen listeners´ spiritual lives. Also includes full Scripture readings for each day in addition to guided reflection and prayer thoughts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Russell, Nan Gurley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000600/bk_tnwd_000600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Michael Aaron Piano Course Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more on eading).
The Michael Aaron Piano Course - Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more o-reading).
Twelfth Night is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Nights entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, with plot elements drawn from the short story Of Apollonius and Silla by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello.
Shakespeare comedy translated to French by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787 - 1874),French historian, and statesman. Published in 1862.According to Wikipedia: Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Nights entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, with plot elements drawn from the short story Of Apollonius and Silla by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The first recorded performance was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the years calendar. The play was not published until its inclusion in the 1623 First Folio.
Robert W. Smith has chosen three castles and several colorful characters known for legendary deeds from Irish history and folklore to put to music. The use of tinwhistle, the Irish drum bodran and hints of traditional Irish melodies add ethnic authenticity and fascination to the performance of this work. As we have come to expect from this highly inventive composer, the arena of sounds is expanded at every turn of the page. Musical imagery at its finest! (duration 6:59)
Songs of Sailor and Sea celebrates man´s eternal fascination with the sea and the centuries of seamen who have battled its powerful waves and mysterious depths. Commissioned by the United States Navy Band, this three-movement work depicts shipboard life with a ´Sea Chanty,´ creatures of the sea with ´Whale Song,´ and finally, the American Clipper Ships with ´Racing the Yankee Clipper.´ Expanded percussion richly enhances this dramatically descriptive musical narrative. This is a major contribution to the concert band repertoire! (duration 7:57)