The Great Song Thesaurus

The Great Song Thesaurus

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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--theThesaurus 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 categoryshow more

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  • Hardback | 787 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 55.88mm | 1,564.89g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195054083
  • 9780195054088

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