GREAT SONG THESAURUS

Lax, Roger and Frederick Smith

ISBN 10: 0195032225 / ISBN 13: 9780195032222
Verlag: Oxford University Press, New York, 1984
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
Verkäufer Warren Berry (Ashville, NY, USA)

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A stupendous compendium! Hardcover in blue cloth, 665 pages. 10x8. Covers "every aspect of the literature of popular songs from the sixteenth century to the present." And then some. Lists "virtually every popular song written in the last four hundred years," and everything anyone could want to know about them. A wonderful addition to any musician's library. Ex-library, by the way, but very clean and tight and unworn. No exterior markings except a spine sticker on the dustjacket. Both book and dustjacket very nice. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000833

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Titel: GREAT SONG THESAURUS

Verlag: Oxford University Press, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1984

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition.

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Since its publication in 1984, The Great Song Thesaurus has established itself as the definitive reference on the popular song. Ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day and covering virtually every type of popular song-- from Broadway show tunes and sea chanteys to television theme songs and advertising jingles--the Thesaurus presents accessible information on each song's composer, lyricist, year of greatest popularity, and, where appropriate, record sales, air play and Hit Parade rankings, and much more. This new edition updates the material up to 1987 and includes a new index of key lines. Organized for easy reference, the volume also enables readers to look up songs by alphabetical order; yearly chronology; composer or lyricist; key word, subject, or category; awards received; theatre, film, radio, or television score; and by the entertainer, college, political campaign, or commercial product with which a song is associated. An invaluable and thoroughly up-to-date reference for professionals and general readers alike, The Great Song Thesaurus is essential for anyone interested in popular music.
Outstanding Features
* Chronicles hit songs from 1558 through 1986
* Contains a new index of key lyric lines
* Names major American and British award-winning songs
* Gives theme songs of performers, universities, and political campaigns
* Lists more than 11,000 song titles, with lyricists, composers, dates of publication, and other vital facts
* Includes over 800 listings of songs used in musical theatre, film, radio, and television
* Indexes more than 5,500 contributing lyricists and songwriters
* Lists over 2,000 song titles by subject, key word, and category

Review:

"'Great' is the operative word here....An important acquisition for libraries."--Library Journal

"Those who have used the first edition of this superb reference book will be pleased that it has been updated a mere five years after its first appearance....Beautifully printed, nicely organized, carefully edited, and a joy to use."--American Reference Books Annual

"Students of the great corpus of English-language popular song literature could scarcely expect to find any reference tool more useful than the index at hand....The scope of songs included and the clarity of format combine to create an invaluable reference tool, one that should be a part of
library collections of all sorts and sizes. The thesaurus will be particularly welcomed by any who have ever received a plaintive request for information on some song vaguely identified by only the most tenuous of data. The Great Song Thesaurus should stand as a cornerstone in the bibliography
addressing popular music."--Sonneck Society Bulletin

"The review of the first edition of The Great Song Thesaurus characterized it as 'an invaluable source for any library with a popular music collection' and stated that it would 'also be extremely useful in general reference collections.' In view of the work's expanded coverage, wealth of
information, and multiple types of access, the original recommendation can be strongly endorsed."--Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"In addition to being a valuable reference, this book makes great browsing; you can spend hours flipping from page to page, jogging your memory about this song or that song, and thinking up questions with which to stump your friends."--Show Music

Praise for the previous edition: "Listing more than 10,000 American and British popular songs by title, giving for each the year of greatest popularity, composer, lyricist, and often bits of history, this well-researched work is likely to become the first and only place most libraries will
need to look for this information....An outstanding ready-reference tool."--Library Journal

"A unique and extremely useful reference book....Indispensable to both academic and public library collections of all sizes and levels."--Choice

"An invaluable source."--ALA Booklist

"An extremely valuable book, providing in one volume more information of its kind than any other book hitherto published."--Music Library Association Notes

"Students of the great corpus of English-language popular song literature could scarcely expect to find any reference tool more useful than the index at hand....The scope of songs included and the clarity of format combine to create an invaluable reference tool, one that should be part of
library collections of all sorts and sizes. The thesaurus will be particularly welcomes by any who have ever received a plaintive request for information on some song vaguely indentified by only the most tenuous of data. The Great Song Thesaurus should stand as a cornerstone in the bibliography
addressing popular music."--Douglas A. Lee, Vanderbilt University

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