Since the earliest civilizations, a connection has existed between music and the literary arts. From the Old Testament and ancient Greek poets to the great operatic masterpieces of the nineteenth century, music and words have forged an inseparable bond. This relationship is not only seen in musical genres but in a prolific output of novels for adults and children that contain musical themes, characters, and/or settings. This book is the result of many years of research into fiction that has this musical connection. Focusing on novels mainly from the twentieth century, this volume contains an extensive annotated list featuring works for adult, young adult and juvenile audiences and also represents a wide range of musical genre from classical to jazz to rap. Following the annotations, this book provides a comprehensive listing of all titles sorted by reading level and by musical genres to assist librarians, educators, and readers in finding the precise book for a given need or interest.
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Dr. Kellie Dubel Brown is a member of the Milligan College Music Faculty where she serves as Chair of the Music Department and Director of the Strings Program and of the Milligan College Orchestra. Dr. Brown is a frequent performer throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and is the founder and principal violinist of the Appalachian String Quartet. She also serves as the Assistant Concertmaster for the Symphony of the Mountains. In addition to publishing many compositions and arrangements, she has also published articles and is a frequent presenter, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Brown has studied at Furman University, East Tennessee State University, and Appalachian State University and holds a Bachelor's degree in music education, a Master's degree in violin performance, and a Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, with an emphasis in music administration.Review:
"... Kellie Brown has taken on the Herculean task of compiling a bibliography that will lead many music librarians to ask, "Why didn't I do that?" Now that there is a bibliography, those of us with great interest in musical fiction should rejoice. Some of us have also found it daunting to decide how much music should be a part of the plot, character involvement, or setting for a book to be considered "musical fiction." Dr. Brown has successfully taken on this challenge with great zeal.... Not content to compile a mere list of readings, Dr. Brown has put together selected annotations to assist the reader further in finding just the right author or title. Part II of this book enumerates by reading level and musical genre many more titles that will be of interest to readers and most helpful to librarians compiling suggested reading lists. The true value of Dr. Brown's manuscript is in the thoroughness of her work. Users will find the carefully constructed annotations and the categorized lists by reading levels and musical genres to be a fine contribution to the study of music and literature and of special interest to the music librarian, music researcher, and student of literature." - (from the Commendatory Preface) John R. Gibbs, Assistant Head, Music Library, University of Washington "It is with great pleasure I recommend to you the book An Annotated Bibliography and Reference List of Musical Fiction by Dr. Kellie Brown. This book is thoroughly researched and well-written, and will fill a niche in readers advisory for public libraries... This book provides a tool for patrons wishing to combine a love of fiction and a love of music. This book will also allow our children's programmers to find musical titles to aid in children's story times and themes for summer reading programs. This will also be of great benefit to parents who homeschool their children. I recommend this book and author highly, and will encourage all of the libraries with which I am affiliated to purchase a copy of this title." - Nancy R. Renfro, Director, Watauga Regional Library "It is with pleasure that I write this recommendation to publish Dr. Kellie D. Brown's bibliography of music in fiction. I know of no other similar work, and I am certain that my public and academic librarian colleagues and avid fiction readers will find the book to be a valuable resource.... It is well-written and thorough. Professors, teachers, librarians, and the general reader will use it well, and I am excited at the prospect of being able to offer such a resource to the students and faculty at my institution." - Laurel A. Whisler, Music Librarian, Furman University"
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Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2789388326