Modern Musical Drift (Classic Reprint): W. Henderson
Musical Chairs:The Mystery Drift Walker
Here´s a tasty treat for your beginning band -- island tang influenced by some characteristic African rhythms. This fun-to-play composition musically depicts the traditional danzon musical style. (2:21)
DescriptionCOMPOSER´S NOTES The music of these violin duos has been influenced by the centuries-long flow of traditional music from the British Isles to North America and back again. The compositions are dedicated to several people who are keeping that transatlantic musical flow in motion today. Sleep Sound Ida Mornin´ Sleep Sound ida Mornin´ is a very short duo for two violins based on a traditional tune which I first heard in the Orkney Islands, although played there on the banjo by a native of Kansas. My extended version, with a slow introduction, was first played in Boston on 29th January 1995 by Lesley Chen and Nathan Schmidt, members of the New England Conservatory´s Preparatory Division, during their annual weekend festival of contemporary music. This very remarkable and encouraging event was devised and organised by Rodney Lister, to whom this piece is dedicated. Duration c. 2 minutes. Atlantic Drift An earlier, even shorter version of Atlantic Drift, written for violin and piano, was first performed by Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Schorr at the Royal Academy of Music, London on 9th May 2006, in a concert to celebrate the 70th birthday of the American composer and transatlantic communicator, Elliott Schwartz. The melody is original, though clearly influenced by the music and perpetual tides of the Hebrides. Duration c. 3 minutes. Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I´d Better Buy Some Shoes This four-movement duo for two violins is based on a fragment of a Gaelic folk song from Barra in the Western Isles of Scotland. The title suggests that although the Gaels of yesteryear were rich in poetic expression and the beauties of nature, they were otherwise not very affluent. Rain and Mist was first performed at the Wigmore Hall, London on 6th February 2005, by Corina Belcea and Laura Samuel. Duration c. 6 minutes. J.W.SonglistAtlantic DriftRain And Mist Are On The Mountains, I´d Better Buy Some ShoesSleep Sound Ida Mornin´
(1995/Brill Tone) Original Brill Building recordings - 57 tracks (31 unreleased) with 12 page booklet. - Gerry Goffin and Carole King are always and rightfully described as the most popular and prolific songwriters of their era, the early Sixties. It was a golden age for minority sounds: the music of soulful, urban or black vocal groups, the best of whom Were perhaps the Shirelles and the Drifters, given material by writers and producers who were young, gifted and Jewish. Gerry Goffin was born in Queens, New York, on 11 February 1930. Although he started writing lyrics over his own one-dimensional melodies when he was eight, he became a qualified chemist before making a career of songwriting many years later. Carole King, née Klein, was born in Brooklyn on 9 February 1941. She started piano lessons at four, tutored by her school-teacher mother. Outgoing and determined, she had formed her own group, the CoSines, by the age of 14 and danced in the aisles at the Alan Freed rock´n´roll shows. By her mid-teens King was signed to ABC-Paramount Records. She then teamed up with Paul Simon to make demo records of other writers´ songs for Frankie Avalon, the Passions and the Fleetwoods. It was not a stunning beginning. At Queens College, however, the quiet lyricist who wrote terrible music crossed paths with the chirpy composer who wrote bad lyrics. Their musical collaboration grew into something more, and they married in 1958. It was Neil Sedaka who opened the door for Goffin and King to join Don Kirshner´s songwriting team at Aldon Music. By the end of 1960 they had written numerous songs but had met with little success. The news that producers Leiber and Stoller were looking for a follow-up single to the Drifters´ ´´Save The Last Dance For Me´´ changed all that. Goffin and King took demo singer Tony Orlando into the studio and cut four songs, including ´´Some Kind Of Wonderful´´ (which the Drifters actually used) and Will You Love Me Tomorrow´´. Arranged by Carole King and sung by the Shirelles, ´´Will You Love Me Tomorrow´´ gave the team their first and biggest hit song. It became a US Number 1 in early 1961 and reached Number 3 in the UK.
Superwoman: Confidence-Boosting Hypnosis Meditations for Every Woman is the ultimate self-help hypnosis audio programme by hypnotherapy & women´s meditation experts Samantha Redgrave-Hogg & Nicola Haslett. There are seven beautifully recorded tracks aimed to help resolve every issue for every woman: ´Super Sleepy; Peaceful Sleep´ ´Super Hippy; Spiritual Soother´ ´Super Motivated; Relax and Recharge Daily Booster´ ´Super Sexy; Love Your Body Affirmations´ ´Super Broody; Conceive with Ease´ ´Super Stressed; Drift Away and De Stress´ (Bedtime) ´Super Mom; Mama Me Time´ (Bedtime) Features: The guided meditations in Superwoman use powerful cutting edge hypnosis techniques to help relieve stress and anxiety, bring about a centred & confident feeling and help resolve those daily and life-long challenges of womanhood. Samantha & Nicola´s calming voices guiding you into a deeply relaxed state. Cutting edge hypnotic suggestions, visualisations & echoed affirmations layered with specific musical keys & frequencies to deepen the relaxation experience. State of the art technology & unique sound frequencies. Post hypnotic affirmations to help you feel calm, centred & confident. The authors recommend that you choose whichever of the seven tracks appeal to you most of all, & continue to use the recordings as often and as long as you can to help develop a deeply confident, calm and rested self. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Redgrave-Hogg, Nicola Haslett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/almo/000011/bk_almo_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For film aficionados, Walter Murch is legendary - a three-time Academy Award winner, arguably the most admired sound and film editor in the world for his work on Apocalypse Now, The Godfather trilogy, The English Patient, and many others. Outside of the studio, his mind is wide-ranging; his passion, pursued for several decades, has been astrophysics, in particular the rehabilitation of Titius-Bode, a long-discredited 18th century theory regarding the patterns by which planets and moons array themselves in gravitational systems across the universe. Though as a consummate outsider he´s had a hard time attracting any sort of comprehensive hearing from professional astrophysicists, Murch has made advances that even some of them find intriguing, including a connection between Titius Bode and earlier notions - going back past Kepler and Pythagorus - of musical harmony in the heavens. Unfazed by rejection, ever probing, Murch perseveres in the highest traditions of outsider science. Lawrence Weschler brings Murch´s quest alive in all its seemingly quixotic yet still plausible splendour, probing the basis for how we know what we know and who gets to say. ´The wholesale rejection of alternative theories has repeatedly held back the progress of vital science,´ Weschler observes, citing early 20th-century German amateur Alfred Wegener, whose speculations about continental drift were ridiculed at first, only to be accepted as fact decades later. Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin says, ´It is controversy that brings science alive´ - and Murch´s quest does that in spades. His fascination with the way the planets and their moons are arranged opens up the field of celestial mechanics for a general audience, sparking an awareness of the vast and (to us) invisible forces constantly at play in the universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Kayser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029831/bk_adbl_029831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Dub Store) 12 tracks Re-issue of the original Jamaican ´Casmo´ LP album Jamaica is many things to many people. To some it is relaxing in the sun, swimming in the crystal-clear waters or golfing on a course high in the mountains. To others it is sipping a refreshing Planter´s Punch made with delicious Jamaica rum, drinking superb Blue Mountain coffee or just collecting bargains in the free-port shops and native markets. But to almost everyone, Jamaica is fun and music ... not just ordinary music but a very special kind which makes you want to tap your feet and dance. These exotic melodies may come from the tinkling guitars of the ´John Canoes´, traditional water-borne entertainers, or they may drift forth from one of the many intimate cocktail lounges which are sprinkled all over the Island. At the Casa Montego Hotel, one of Jamaica´s leading resorts, the sound of music comes from a native band led by one of Jamaica´s outstanding young musicians, Eric Grant, who has put together a smooth combination which can satisfy every taste. Eric Grant is a strange mixture for a Jamaican musician, for he combines a classical background with the native talent for rhythm. Most Jamaican musicians come by their talent naturally with little or no formal musical education. Grant has the added advantage of having learned music from his mother, a piano teacher. After years of serious study, Grant learned that classical pianists are not exactly in demand on the ´Lil´ Island in the Sun´, so he decided to switch to jazz. His first professional efforts, however, were not at the piano. Blessed with a fine tenor voice, he soon found a spot on a cruise ship as soloist with the band. In time he discovered that people liked to hear him sing and play his ones accompaniment so he would spend hours entertaining passengers with their favorite requests. While on the cruise ship, Grant visited many ports in the United States where he picked up the various jazz styles. Grant often is asked how he knows no many songs without referring to sheet music. He explains that he learns them by listening constantly to the radio when he is not on the bandstand or the Casa Montego. In this way, he keeps up on all the latest hit tunes. Grant does all the arranging for the group which he organized a few years ago as a trio. Today the band has five regulars and a soloist, all Jamaicans. Thoroughly American in style, the band have an extremely smooth beat which is enjoyable for either dancing or for listening. They have captured the rhythms of the Caribbean and South America and have mixed them with the jazz of North America to present a brand of music pleasing to all. Although the Combo play a dramy waltz and a snappy fox trot equally well, they receive the most requests for the Cha Cha and the Meringue, according to Grant. He has included many popular favorites at the Casa Montego in this album.
Stressed out, ladies? Work, home, life too much? Stress Relief for Women is a profoundly relaxing and calming self-hypnosis audiobook to help you unwind and relax! The daytime and bedtime versions of Drift Away & De-Stress, a 30-minute healing guided visualisation meditation, is a deeply soothing and powerful stress buster, and Relax & Let Go is a powerful-10 minute hypnosis daily booster for the busy woman. What are you waiting for? This is an extremely high quality, cutting-edge and restful hypnosis album which works with the unconscious mind. All you need to do is lie back and let us guide you into pure relaxation. These healing and relaxing recordings can help alleviate body discomfort and stress, anxiety and a busy mind by allowing you to drift into a peaceful state. The album includes two identical tracks. The bedtime version of Drift Away & De-stress helps to combat insomnia by guiding you into a deeply relaxing sleep. Samantha Redgrave-Hogg and Nicola Haslett both overcame huge stress in their lives and the debilitating illness CFS through the power of hypnotherapy. These meditations guide you on a beautiful journey into relaxation, where you´re free to just be in the moment and allow your body, mind and spirit to benefit from a well-deserved break. Get ready to de-stress, relax and let go. Features of this audiobook include: Samantha´s and Nicola´s calming voices guiding you into a deeply relaxed state. Cutting-edge hypnotic suggestions, visualisations and echoed affirmations layered with specific musical keys and frequencies to deepen the relaxation experience. State-of-the-art technology and unique sound frequencies. Stress management techniques to improve well-being. Posthypnotherapy affirmations to help you feel calm and confident. Please continue to use the recordings as often and as long as you can to help develop a deeply calm and rested mind and body. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Louise Redgrave-Hogg, Nicola Louise Haslett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/almo/000009/bk_almo_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist ´´Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.´´ --Michael Ondaatje ´´This book is amazing--I haven´t discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing.´´ --Alice Munro ´´A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender.´´ --The New York Times Book Review ´´A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday.´´ --The Village Voice