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Hydraulic Research in the United States

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A Student s Guide to Music History

Author : R.J. Stove
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“Delightfully sophisticated . . . the only music history that can be savored, muscatel in hand, in the green shade of a beach umbrella” (John Simon, The Hudson Review). R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove’s narrative recounts the rise (and ever-increasing complexity) of harmony during the medieval world, the differences between secular and sacred music, the glories of the contrapuntal style, and the origins of opera. Stove then relates the achievements of the high baroque period, the very different idioms that prevailed during the late eighteenth century, and the emergence of Romanticism, with its emphasis upon the artist-hero. With the late nineteenth century came a growing emphasis on musical patriotism, writes Stove, especially in Spain, Hungary, Russia, Bohemia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the United States. A final section discusses the trends that have characterized music since 1945. Stove’s guide also singles out eminent composers for special coverage, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, and Messiaen. As a brief orientation to the history and contours of classical music, A Student’s Guide to Music History is an unparalleled resource.

Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoire

Author : Donald N. Ferguson
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Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoire was first published in 1968. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The fullest enjoyment of an orchestral performance or a record concert comes with a background of knowledge about the music itself. This handbook is designed to help music lovers get the ultimate pleasure from their listening by providing them with that background about a large portion of the orchestral repertoire. Professor Ferguson analyzes and interprets the most important classical symphonies, overtures, and concertos, as well as selected orchestral works of modern composers. He goes beyond a conventional analysis of structure since he believes (with a majority of the music-loving public) that great music is actually a communication -- that it expresses significant emotions. The great composers, on their own testimony, have striven not merely to create perfect forms but to interpret human experience. Mingled with the analyses, then, the reader will find comments on the expressive purport of the music. For twenty-five years Professor Ferguson has supplied the program notes for the subscription concerts of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and this volume is an outgrowth of that activity. In preparing the material for book publication, however, he studied the musical compositions anew, and the resulting chapters provide a much deeper exploration of the musical subjects than did the program notes. The themes of important works are illustrated by musical notations, and a brief glossary explains technical terms.

Hazeldale

Author : W. Desterling Humphrey
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Attila by the author of The gipsy

Author : George Payne Rainsford James
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The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the Second Designed as a continuation of Mr Hume s History A new edition with the author s last corrections and improvements

Author : Tobias Smollett
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The Complete Concordance to Shakespere Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet

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Sisters at War

Author : Clare Flynn
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1940 Liverpool. Not long married, Hannah and Will Kidd are forced apart by the war. Merchant seaman Will faces the threat of German U-boats as his convoy carries vital food, raw materials and munitions from North America to war-torn Britain. Hannah lives in constant fear for his safety. When Will brings his Italian friend Paolo Tornabene home to meet Hannah, Hannah’s seventeen-year-old sister Judith falls head-over-heels in love. Their love is put to the test when Mussolini declares war on Britain. Judith’s sweetheart is now classed as an enemy alien. Each sister wants only to be with the man she loves but, as the war progresses, the dangers Will faces at sea escalate. With Paolo now a prisoner, tensions between the sisters boil over. A heartbreaking page-turner about the everyday bravery of ordinary people during wartime. From heavily blitzed Liverpool to the terrors of the North Atlantic and the scorched plains of Australia, Sisters at War will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.

Turbulent Taos

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Revolutions, native conspiracies and subsequent insurrections, filthy mountain men sleeping on the dirt and wrestling with grizzlies, radical priests, belligerent American soldiers, betrayal, violence, early forms of commerce, and other enthralling accounts are part of this small New Mexico town’s history. Complete with illustrations and archived photographs, “Turbulent Taos” is Den Galbraith’s groundbreaking examination of Taos’s wild past in its pre to post territorial days. Informative and entertaining, the narrative reads like a boozed-up solitary poet smiling into the calm desert night. Huddle with the pueblo natives as they consult the spirits of the dead to revolt against the onslaught of Spanish imperialism in 1680. Learn what “The Massacre of 1760” was all about. Who were some of the first Americans to arrive? Who was Kit Carson? Why has Taos always been a hotbed for political turmoil? Galbraith takes the reader on a journey from the vast expanse of early pueblo life to the artist colonies that have flourished since the late 19th century. Everything in between is hell. Men of all color have shed blood on this sacred land that makes one visualize the blood red reflection of the setting sun ricocheting off the intimidating Sangre de Cristo Mountains that shroud Taos.

A Vampire Christmas Carol

Author : Sarah Gray
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Ebenezer Scrooge has never been known for the greatness of his heart. A miser, a leech, a penny-pinching old coot. . . Say what you will about him, though—he's never actually sucked someone's blood. That dubious honor belongs to the vampires who surround him, preying on the weak and laying traps for the strong. They've dogged his footsteps since he was born, driving him from the love of his friends, family, and faithful fiancée. Now, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge's old friend Jacob Marley rises from the grave to warn him about the evil gathering around him. With three mysterious spirits to guide him, he rediscovers his lost love Belle, toiling fearlessly as a seamstress by day and vampire hunter by night. He sees the secrets of his nephew Fred and his clerk Bob Cratchit, who risk their lives as Belle's loyal soldiers. And he learns of the plot mounting to attack all of them, starting with the innocent sacrifice of Bob's son Tiny Tim. . . Scrooge has only one night to save himself and all that he once treasured—but if he can vanquish the vampires, he might finally earn back the love he cast away. . .

Hydraulic Research in the United States

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Revolving Around India s

Author : Juan Ignacio Oliva-Cruz
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This book highlights a variety of approaches to the study of contemporary India and offers a transnational, gender and social research perspective on the concepts of Indian tradition, the representation of the Indian diaspora and the emergent political activisms in India. The contributions suggest questions and answers about the various temporal and spatial loci inherent to India and its gender and ethnic differences. The volume analyses different cultural texts, and explores how they refer to equality and interculturality or promote discourses of fear and racism. The multiple viewpoints and analyses found in this volume will broaden and stimulate both upcoming outcomes and studies on the future of India.

The Women of the Moon

Author : Daniel R. Altschuler
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Philosophers and poets in times past tried to figure out why the stainless moon "smoothly polished, like a diamond" in Dante's words, had stains. The agreed solution was that, like a mirror, it reflected the imperfect Earth. Today we smile, but it was a clever way to understand the Moon in a manner that was consistent with the beliefs of their age. The Moon is no longer the "in" thing. We see it as often as the Sun and give it little thought — we've become indifferent. However, the Moon does reflect more than just sunlight. The Moon, or more precisely the nomenclature of lunar craters, still holds up a mirror to an important aspect of human history. Of the 1586 craters that have been named honoring philosophers and scientists, only 28 honor a woman. These 28 women of the Moon present us with an opportunity to meditate on this gap, but perhaps more significantly, they offer us an opportunity to talk about their lives, mostly unknown today.

Austrian Information

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The Gipsy A Tale Complete

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The spot through which the travellers were riding, and which was a wide piece of forest ground, one might have supposed, from the nature of the scenery, to be as common to all lands as possible; but no such thing! and any one who gazed upon it required not to ask themselves in what part of the world they were. The road, which, though sandy, was smooth, neat, and well tended, came down the slope of a long hill, exposing its course to the eye for near a mile. There was a gentle rise on each side, covered with wood; but this rise, and its forest burden, did not advance within a hundred yards of the road on either hand, leaving between--except where it was interrupted by some old sand-pits--a space of open ground covered with short green turf, with here and there an ancient oak standing forward before the other trees, and spreading its branches to the way-side. To the right was a little rivulet gurgling along the deep bed it had worn for itself among the short grass, in its way towards a considerable river that flowed through the valley at about two miles' distance; and, on the left, the eye might range far amid the tall, separate trees--now, perhaps, lighting upon a stag at gaze, or a fallow deer tripping away over the dewy ground as light and gracefully as a lady in a ballroom--till sight became lost in the green shade and the dim wilderness of leaves and branches. Amid the scattered oaks in advance of the wood, and nestled into the dry nooks of the sand-pits, appeared about half a dozen dirty brown shreds of canvass, none of which seemed larger than a dinner napkin, yet which--spread over hoops, cross sticks, and other contrivances--served as habitations to six or seven families of that wild and dingy race, whose existence and history is a phenomenon, not among the least strange of all the wonderful things that we pass by daily without investigation or inquiry. At the mouths of one or two of these little dwelling-places might be seen some gipsy women with their peculiar straw bonnets, red cloaks, and silk handkerchiefs; some withered, shrunk, and witch-like, bore evident the traces of long years of wandering exposure and vicissitude; while others, with the warm rose of health and youth glowing through the golden brown of their skins, and their dark gem-like eyes flashing undimmed by sorrow or infirmity, gave the beau idŽal of a beautiful nation long passed away from thrones and dignities, and left but as the fragments of a wreck dashed to atoms by the waves of the past.

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Collected Stories

Author : Peter Carey
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Peter Carey is justly renowned for his novels, which have included the Booker Prize-winning titles Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. He is also a dazzling writer of short stories and this volume collects together all the stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes as well as three other stories not previously published in book form. The stories, persuasive and precisely crafted, reveal Carey to be a moralist with a sense of humour, a surrealist interested in naturalism and an urban poet delighting in paradox.

Love Song of a Flower Child

Author : Mary Stewart Anthony
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This is a riveting story of redemption, and a journey to discover truth, love, and purpose. The author has graphically documented her need for healing from the effects of drugs, the occult, and New Age philosophy. She lived in Berkeley during the chaos of social rebellion and drug-induced insanity as a college dropout and former wife of a drug dealer. She also gives us a glimpse of life in the coastal community of Big Sur, where she was miraculously saved in 1972, and which she calls the land of her "second birth." "When I met Mary and John in 2004 on the mission field, I knew this story needed to be told. The union of a flower child and a warrior in marriage is sure to bring the most dramatic stories. But the beauty of this book comes from the heart of God who continued to prepare, refine, and work by revealing Himself throughout their story. You're going to love this one!" -Andy Braner, author, speaker, teen advocate, but most of all a curious observer, discovering God's Beautiful universe

Untold Stories from the World of Myrrah

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Hidden stories revealedElemental magic and epic fantasy adventure weave through the Rise of the Fifth Order and Games of Fire trilogies, but there are so many adventures left untold. Until now! Discover stories only hinted about in the novels and more from a novella set when Laith Lus, the leader of the mysterious Kith, was only a little boy and his people flourished in the forests of the north to a dangerous journey through the Black Marsh to see the Sphere of Air set just after Spirit of Life and before Spark of Defiance, exclusive to this compilation! Return to the World of Myrrah and meet the Elementals of Fire, Earth, Water, Air, and Spirit who shape it. Pick up the hidden stories undiscovered in the novels today! At over 450 pages, this short story collection is anything but small and includes: Love & Leadership - discover the world of the Kith before the War of the Orders tears it apart in this novella set in Laith Lus’ youth as he begins the journey to the leader he will become. The Creation of the Curse - The creature that hunts Ria in Born of Water was born during the War of Orders out of torture and magic. Discover the moment that changed Khodan from a powerful man into a beast belonging to the Church of Four Orders in this short story. Darag’s First Journey - The desire to leave the forest is rare for Kith, but as a teenager restlessness drives Darag to leave his home to see the wider world twice. Join him on his first adventure into the unknown world beyond Lus na Sithchaine in this novelette. Girl of Fire - We discover Ci’erra in Rule of Fire as a powerful and temperamental Fire Elemental, but as a young girl, before the Church of Four Orders discovers her, her story is much different as you will see in this novelette. Water Girl - Water Priestess Nirine is found by the Church of Four Orders at the age of nine and that moment changes her life. Join her as a young child newly arrived in the Temple of Solaire as she struggles with the loss of her parents, and meets new friends as well as her first adversaries in this novelette. Sardinia’s Shadows - Ty abandon’s his apprenticeship and washes up on the shores of Portoreayl. With few options other than finding a way home to face his disappointed family, he begins a new life, one with dark depths that drags Ty in with slow ruthlessness. Follow him as a new, darker path unfolds for him in this novelette. Sinika’s Plan - When Niri pleads with Sinika for information and help at the beginning of Born of Water, Sinika is cautious in his measured responses. She doesn’t know why. Uncover what was happening in Solaire and what Sinika’s careful words hide in this short story. Return to Mirocyne - Epic Fantasy Spirit of Life ends with Ty teasing his sister that he wouldn't miss her returning to Mirocyne with, "You think I would miss seeing you come home with a sword, a husband, and the ability to control water?" Discover how their homecoming goes in this novelette! The Black Marsh - This novella is exclusive to this compilation! Months after injuries have mended after the events set in Spirit of Life, Laireag still reels from the loss of the woman he loved. Join him as he struggles to find peace … or decides to embrace the darkness within as he journeys with Zhao through the dangerous Black Marsh.

Anything Goes

Author : Ethan Mordden
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Ethan Mordden has been hailed as "a sharp-eared listener and a discerning critic," by Opera News, which compares his books to "dinner with a knowledgeable, garrulous companion." The "preeminent historian of the American musical" (New York Times), he "brings boundless energy and enthusiasm buttressed by an arsenal of smart anecdotes" (Wall Street Journal). Now Mordden offers an entirely fresh and infectiously delightful history of American musical theatre. Anything Goes stages a grand revue of the musical from the 1700s through to the present day, narrated in Mordden's famously witty, scholarly, and conversational style. He places us in a bare rehearsal room as the cast of Oklahoma! changes history by psychoanalyzing the plot in the greatest of the musical's many Dream Ballets. And he gives us tickets for orchestra seats on opening night-raising the curtain on the pleasures of Victor Herbert's The Red Mill and the thrill of Porgy and Bess. Mordden examines the music, of course, but also more neglected elements. Dance was once considered as crucial as song; he follows it from the nineteenth century's zany hoofing to tap "combinations" of the 1920s, from the injection of ballet and modern dance in the 1930s and '40s to the innovations of Bob Fosse. He also explores the changing structure of musical comedy and operetta, and the evolution of the role of the star. Fred Stone, the avuncular Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, seldom varied his acting from part to part; but the versatile Ethel Merman turned the headlining role inside out in Gypsy, playing a character who was selfish, fierce, and destructive. From "ballad opera" to burlesque, from Fiddler on the Roof to Rent, the history and lore of the musical unfolds here in a performance worthy of a standing ovation.