Bayou Rhapsody

Bayou Rhapsody

Author: Sarah Storme

Publisher:

Published: 2019-07-21

Total Pages: 262

ISBN-13: 9781078176521

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Daniel Griffin is the new minister in Marshall's Bayou, Louisiana. This out-of-the-way post is not a prestigious one, but it offers the opportunity to examine his faith and maybe prove himself worthy of returning to Atlanta. Unfortunately, his faith seems to be on the verge of abandoning him altogether.Mae Strickler doesn't intend to stay in Marshall's Bayou for long. It's 1920 and there's a whole world waiting for her. The appearance of the handsome stranger on the boat home promises to make her stay more fun...until she discovers he's the new Methodist minister.Mae is definitely a modern woman, and she finds Daniel more than a little attractive. And Daniel is drawn to her strength and independence, as well as her wild beauty. But it doesn't take Mae long to realize her reputation could ruin his career if they give in to the attraction. She must figure out how to stay away from him while she's visiting.Mae can't leave Marshall's Bayou until her parents return from her sister's sickbed. While they're gone, a Gulf storm moves in, threatening to wash away the entire community. Will they survive? And can Mae work beside Daniel to save her neighbors and family without losing her ability to leave?


Robert Ward's The Crucible

Robert Ward's The Crucible

Author: Robert Paul Kolt

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Published: 2008-12-12

Total Pages: 266

ISBN-13: 1461707137

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In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring work, The Crucible. Focusing on the musical-linguistic relationships within the opera, Kolt demonstrates Ward's unique synthesis of text and music, one that lends itself to the perception of American musical nationalism. This book contains the most thorough and in-depth biography of Ward yet in print. Based on interviews with the composer, Kolt presents new information about Ward's life and career, focusing on his opera and examining the formation and construction of The Crucible's libretto and score, in turn offering new insights into the process of composing an opera. Kolt observes how the libretto's linguistic aspects helped Ward formulate the opera's melodic and rhythmic musical material. A detailed and unique analysis of the opera, particularly the musical and linguistic techniques Ward employed, demonstrates how these techniques lend themselves to the opera's reception as a work of American musical nationalism. The book also provides yet unpublished information on Arthur Miller's play, examining how it came to be written and soon after became the basis for Ward's work. Several appendixes provide a fuller picture, including a deleted scene from Miller's play and Ward's version of the scene, a chronological overview of the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and illustrations and photo reproductions from Ward's manuscript.


Rhapsody in Black

Rhapsody in Black

Author: John Kruth

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Published: 2013-05-01

Total Pages: 266

ISBN-13: 1480354929

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(Book). He was blessed with a set of pipes that Elvis Presley claimed were the best in the business. His eyes hidden behind his perpetual Ray-Bans, Roy Orbison stood perfectly still onstage, singing songs of devastating heartbreak. Bob Dylan compared him to a professional killer, claiming the intensity of Orbison's operatic tenor was enough to make him "drive off a cliff." Neil Young stated, "It's almost impossible to comprehend the depth of his soul. There's something sad but proud about Roy's music." And Bono later claimed he was not only enthralled by Orbison's "angelic voice," but considered "In Dreams" to be "probably the greatest pop song ever written." Orbison's singing has inspired everyone who has heard it, from Springsteen to k. d. lang, and laid the very foundation for goth. While fascinating from a pop culture standpoint, it is Orbison's life's journey that makes a great story that has yet to be told to its fullest. Rhapsody in Black doesn't shy away from or trivialize the personal pain, alienation, and tragic events that shaped Orbison's singular personality and music. Roy Orbison wasn't merely a singer but a sonic alchemist who, in the end, transformed unfathomable human misery into transcendent melody and platinum records. Rhapsody in Black contains new interviews with over 20 people who worked closely with Orbison throughout his life.


Bayou Impressions

Bayou Impressions

Author: Tiffanny Cato

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Published: 2010-04-06

Total Pages: 65

ISBN-13: 1450073425

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Bayou Impressions are poems based on my life, childhood, and future possibilities. As in all endeavors I strive to understand myself and the world around me. My previous works are the trilogy published as Bayou Muse, Bayou Blues, and Bayou Jewels. To my readers, I give my thanks and best wishes.


Brass Music of Black Composers

Brass Music of Black Composers

Author: Aaron Horne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 1996-05-16

Total Pages: 558

ISBN-13: 0313064865

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Aaron Horne provides the most comprehensive guide to brass music written by black composers. He covers composers from around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Included in the book is biographical information; commission, duration, instrumentation, date of publication, premiere, publisher, discography for each piece; bibliographical sources; and an index which groups the music by numbers, medium, and ensemble. This is the fourth volume in Aaron Horne's monumental effort to provide the most comprehensive guide to music composed by black composers. In this volume he covers composers from around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries, including William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay, Anthony Davis, John Coltrane, and other major figures from the world of classical, jazz, and popular music. The main body of the book is divided into sections devoted to African, African American, Afro-European, and Afro-Latino composers. Within each section composers are arranged alphabetically; each entry provides biographical information as well as commission, duration, instrumentation, date of publication, premiere, publisher, discography for each composition. Backmatter includes a Brass Music Index which groups the music by numbers, medium, and ensembles; a title index; discography; and bibliography. As with the earlier volumes, this is an essential reference tool for anyone with an interest in researching and/or performing the music of black composers.