The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

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This "Companion" encompasses in one A-Z sequence all that is notable within this vast subject, covering the history and style of all the major strands within Anglo-American popular music from operetta to blues and folk. There are biopgraphical entries on all the major exponents within each field - for example, composers, singers, librettists, performers, band leaders, conductors and their bands and orchestras. There are entries on major shows and films, detailing plot where appropriate and giving the number of performances, and on major songs. There are entries on the main instruments used in popular music, as well as entries on associated subjects - organizations, clubs, impresarios and publishers.show more

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  • Hardback | 748 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 50.8mm | 1,156.65g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193113236
  • 9780193113237

About Peter Gammond

About the Author: Peter Gammond is a prolific writer on popular music, the author of over thirty books, including biographies of Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, and Offenbach.show more