African American Music Reference: New Content

There were 5 new albums (1,281 pages) added to African American Music Reference.

New content includes titles from University Press of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University Press, and Da Capo Press:

*Glorious Days and Nights, A Jazz Memoir, by Herb Snitzer
*Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues, by Philip R. Ratcliffe
*A New Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers, ed. by Margaret Simmons
*Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland, by Charles Farley
*Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson, by Nelson George

African American Music Reference now contains 38,792 essays and images from 150 sources (over 44,408 pages).


Alexander Street Press: New Content

17 new titles (5,424 pages) added to African American Music Reference.

The new content is from the University Press of Mississippi, Wesleyan University Press, Da Capo Press, and Thunder’s Mouth Press. New titles include biographies of Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, plus reference on the Jubilee Singers, New Orleans Jazz, art songs by African American composers, and more.

Highlights of new content include:

• Miles to Go, The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis 1973-1983
• That’s Got ’em: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman
• The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success and Betrayal
• There’s A God On the Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs
• Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story
• Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and Early Traditions of the Blues
• Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, The Untold Story of a Musical Genius
• The Singing Campaign for Ten Thousand Pounds: Or, the Jubilee Singers in Great Britain

March Update: New content in Alexander Street Press products

1 title (410 pages) from Harvard University Press
* Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties by Scott Saul

7 titles (2,751 pages) from Princeton University Press
* Debussy and His World (ed. Jane Fulcher)
* Dvorák and His World (ed. Michael Beckerman)
* Edward Elgar and His World (ed. Byron Adams)
* Haydn and His World (ed. Elaine Sisman)
* Janácek And His World (ed. Michael Beckerman)
* Mendelssohn And His World (ed. R. Larry Todd)
* Richard Wagner And His World (ed. Thomas S. Grey)

28 albums (108 tracks) from Mode Records, Mark Custom, Celestial Harmonies, and Lyrichord. Example new albums include:
* Schütz: Der Schwanengesang, SWV.482-493
* Giacinto Scelsi: The Works for Double Bass
* Hanson, Hindemith, Grainger, Bernstein: The Next Step
* Gregorian Chants by the Capella antiqua München
* Carl Orff-Schulwerk, Musica Poetica, Vol. 1

71 scores (5,922 pages) from Faber Music and Universal Edition. New scores include compositions by …
* Julian Anderson
* Malcolm Arnold
* Beethoven
* Anne Boyd
* John Field
* Gustav Mahler
* Mozart
* Wolfgang Rihm
* Schumann
* Peter Sculthorpe
* Alexander von Zemlinsky
* and more

Music Online now contains:
* 255,059 tracks
* 17,685 albums
* 64,898 pages text reference
* 16,834 scores
* 407 videos

Februrary Update: New content in Alexander Street Press products

Now contains 34,112 pages.
Added 15 titles (1,317 pages) from Chelsea House Publishers, Hampton Institute Press, and David McKay, including:
* Traditional Black Music Series (13 volumes) by Jerry Silverman (sheet music including spirituals, slave songs, songs of protest and civil rights)
* Sheet music of hymns and religious folk songs published by Hampton Institute Press
* Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas (Beatrice Landeck)

Now contains 4,058 albums and 69,026 tracks.
Added 40 albums (912 tracks) of traditional folk songs, rural blues, gospel hymns, and more. Highlights include:
* 9 volumes of traditional folk songs recorded specifically for American Song by folk singer Jerry Silverman. These folk songs were collected and published in his Folk Song Encyclopedia. These are the recordings that complement the sheet music in the Encyclopedia. Liner notes for the songs include a description of the folk song plus the complete lyrics.
* Country/rural blues from Takoma Records
* I’m Going Down to North Carolina – The Complete Recording of the Red Fox Chasers, 1928-31, from Tompkins Square Records

Now contains 4,120 albums and 63,608 tracks.
Added 258 albums (3,528 tracks) from Bridge Records, Celestial Harmonies, and Mark Custom Records plus 1,300 new compositions to the database, including wind ensemble/wind symphonies, choral music, contemporary music by Luciano Berio, David Rakowski, and more.
New albums include:
* David Rakowski: Etudes, Vol. 3
* Three Quartets: The Apollo Saxophone Quartet
* Theme and Variations: Improvisations On Children’s Songs
* H. Kling: 40 Characteristic Etudes for French Horn
* Susan Levitin, Gerald Rizze: 20th Century American Duos for Flute & Piano
* The American Impressionist Organ

Now contains 14,757 scores and 318,263 pages.
Added 205 scores (9,716 pages) from Faber Music, Ltd., and Universal Edition. New scores include compositions by Thomas Adès, Julian Anderson, Alban Berg, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Anne Boyd, Arcangelo Corelli, Colin Matthews, Robert Schumann, Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine, Carl Maria von Weber, and more.

Music Online now contains:
* 254,372 tracks
* 17,644 albums
* 62,029 pages text reference
* 16,764 scores (318,263 pages)
* 407 videos

September Update: New Content in Music Online

First, a major feature of this release is that Alexander Street Press has begun offering higher bitrate streams for audio. Newly released audio will be delivered at 128kbps and 192kbps. They are investigating the option to upgrade all of their existing audio to the higher bitrates. For now, though, you can enjoy newly released audio at these higher rates.

Eight new titles (2,941 pages) from University Press of Mississippi, Harvard University Press, Columbia University Press, and Northeastern University Press. New titles include:

* Bird Lives!: The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker by Ross Russell
* Know What I Mean: Reflections on Hip-Hop by Michael Eric Dyson
* The New Blue Music: Changes In Rhythm and Blue by Richard J. Ripani
* Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War by Penny M. Von Eschen
* Staging Race: Black Performers in Turn of the Century America by Karen Sotiropolos

African American Music Reference now has 28,608 pages of material.

114 albums (1,372 tracks) from Original Blues Classics, Biograph Records, Folk Era Records, Rebel Records, Colonial Music Institute, and Starday Records.

New material includes blues, folk song, country, and historical song from artists such as Big Joe Williams, Lonnie Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Mac Wiseman, Minnie Pearl, Odetta, and more. Also included in this release is a 1924 recording of George Gershwin himself playing `Rhapsody in Blue’ and many other of his famous compositions on rare piano rolls, released on Biograph Records.

Example albums include:

* Over the Hills and Far Away, Being a Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis
* Lone Cat Sings and Plays Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals and Blues
* Odetta and the Blues; Lightnin’ Hopkins: Swarthmore Concert
* Music of the Charles Carroll Family

American Song now has 58,837 tracks.

One new title (433 pages) from Northeastern University Press: Deems Taylor: A Biography, by James Pegolotti.

Classical Music Reference Library now has 17,580 pages of material.

47 videos released from the Alive & Kicking Series, George Balanchine Foundation, and Dance On Series. New material includes:

* Interviews with Lavinia Williams, Vernon Fuquay, Shalom Hermon, Hikari Baba, Dai Ailian, Ayala Goren
* Documentaries on the Boston Dance Alliance, Prometheus Dance
* Performances of La Bayadère by the Ballet of the Teatro Alla Scala, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Sleeping Beauty by the Royal Ballet
* Coaching excerpts from the Balanchine Foundation’s Interpreters Archive and the Archive of Lost Choreography, including Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from George Balanchine’s `The Nutcracker’, Allegra Kent coaching excerpts from `La Sonnambula’, and Frederic Franklin recreating five female solos from `Raymonda,’ Act III.

Dance In Video now has 166 videos.

24 videos released from Opus Arte. New operas include:

* Doctor Atomic by John Adams (2007 Netherlands Opera)
* Don Carlo by Verdi (2004 Netherlands Opera)
* La Fille du Régiment by Donizetti (Royal Opera House)
* Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Shostakovich (2006 Netherlands Opera)
* Marco Polo by Tan Dun (2008 Netherlands Opera)
* Saint François d’Assise by Messiaen (2008 Netherlands Opera)
* Tosca by Puccini (2004 Teatro Real)
* Il Viaggio a Reims by Rossini (2005 Kirov Opera)

Opera in Video now has 132 videos (280 hours).

556 scores (15,795 pages) from Universal Edition. New scores released by composers such as Luke Bedford, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Friedrich Cerha, Barry Conyngham, Luigi dallapiccola, Morton Feldman, Beat Furrer, Enrique Granados, Leos Janacek, Modest Mussorgsky, Erik Satie, Antonio Vivaldi, Ian Wilson, and more.

Classical Scores Library now has 13,956 scores.