Wolf Notes and other Musical Mishaps

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863158935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote north-western Scotland. But as she practises for a concert on Midsummer's Eve, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare for battle -- in the very forest where the young musicians are staying. When Yann the centaur arrives and warns Helen of impending danger, she is forced to cast her musical ambitions aside. Helen finds herself catapulted into a perilous quest, allied with fantastical creatures against a powerful enemy, the Faery Queen. She finds the mythical island of Tir nan Og, breaks the law and administers first aid to old friends and new . . . but will it be enough to help her friends and save herself? This is the magical sequel to the bestselling First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts.

First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863158528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal . . . and nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everything hinges on finding the lost Book of Wisdom before the Winter Solstice. Can Helen work out the riddles and help her new friends to make amends for a foolish prank? This is a wonderful mixture of fable and fiction, woven together into an exciting race through Scotland's diverse landscapes, accompanied by an array of creatures from mythology and folklore.

A New Dictionary of Music

Author: Arthur Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351534882

Category: Music

Page: 416

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What is a fugue? What is the difference between a saxophone and a saxhorn? Who besides Puccini wrote an opera called La Boheme? In what year, was the National Broadcasting Company Orchestra formed under Arturo Toscanini's direction? These and thousands of similar questions are answered in this comprehensive dictionary that remains unrivaled as a single-volume summary. A New Dictionary of Music is a basic reference work for anyone interested in music, whether performer or layman.It covers orchestral, solo, choral and chamber music, opera, and (in its musical aspects) the ballet. There are entries for composers (with biographies and details of compositions); works well known by their titles, such as operas and symphonic poems; orchestras, performers and conductors of importance today; musical instruments (including those of the dance and brass bands); and, technical terms. English names and terms are used whenever possible, but foreign terms in general use are cross-referenced. Particular importance has been attached to bringing the reader abreast of new musical developments.The composers and musical works chosen were those most likely to be encountered. Where an opera is given an entry, a brief explanation of the title follows. Similarly explication is provided for other works bearing literary or otherwise allusive titles. Among performers and conductors, only the following are included: those who, although dead, continue to be prominent through recorded performances (e.g. Gigli); the highest-ranking international artists of today, plus a very few apparently on the verge of attaining that rank; and, a few who, though not necessarily at the very head of their profession, are closely associated with composers in bringing out new works, or are conductors in charge of important orchestras.

Music Reporter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Music reviews appearing in the New York Times, New York Herald, New York Sun, New York World-Telegram and the New York Journal-American.

The Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide

Author: John Swenson

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 781

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An alphabetical list of artists provides a CD discography for each, includes ratings for all albums, and includes a short critical essay for each entry