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This column is compiled quarterly based on the output of the monographic music cataloging units of the Library of Congress. Entries appear on the list as they are cataloged by the library, regardless of the date of publication.


Abbate, Carolyn, and Roger Parker. A history of opera. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. xix, 603 p., [24] p. of plates. ISBN 9780393057218 (hbk.). ISBN 0393057216 (hbk.). LC 2012-031546.
Akkerman, Gregg. The last balladeer: the Johnny Hartman story. Lanham, MD.: Scarecrow Press, 2012. xvi, 367 p. ISBN 9780810882812 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0810882817 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780810882829 (ebook). ISBN 0810882825 (ebook). LC 2012-003717.

Studies in jazz; no. 68

Allen, Richard, and W. W. Wood. The rock ’n’ roll classroom: using music to manage mood, energy, and learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2013. xiv, 293 p. ISBN 9781412999762 (pbk.). ISBN 1412999766 (pbk.). LC 2012-020444.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Yip Harburg: legendary lyricist and human rights activist. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012. xiii, 305 p. ISBN 9780819571281 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780819571243 (ebook). LC 2012-012525.

Music: interview

Amegago, Modesto Mawulolo Kwaku. The continuity of African drumming traditions. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2013. ISBN 9781592219346 (hbk.). ISBN 9781592219353 (pbk.). LC 2013-000921.
Anniss, Matt. Start a band! Mankato, MN: Arcturus Pub., 2012. 32 p. ISBN 9781848585713 (hbk.). LC 2011-051442.

Find your talent

Appleby, Rosalind. Women of note: the rise of Australian women composers. Fremantle, W.A.: Fremantle Press, 2012. 184 p. ISBN 9781921888762 (hbk.). LC 2012-453250.
Arnold, Richard. Trinity of discord: the hymnal and poetic innocations of Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. x, 162 p. ISBN 9781433119040 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1433119048 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781453908884 (ebook). ISBN 1453908889 (ebook). LC 2012-020329.
Baker, Sarah, Andy Bennett, and Jodie Taylor, eds. Redefining mainstream popular music. New York: Routledge, 2013. xiv, 222 p. ISBN 9780415807807 (hbk.). ISBN 9780415807821 (pbk.). LC 2012-027433.
Baldacchino, Godfrey, ed. Island songs: a global repertoire. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. xli, 297 p. ISBN 9780810881778 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0810881772 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780810881785 (ebook). ISBN 0810881780 (ebook). LC 2011-024080.
Bartenstein, Fred, ed. Bluegrass bluesman Josh Graves: a memoir. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. xiii, 133 p., 16 p. of plates. ISBN 9780252078644 (pbk.). LC 2012-011210.

Music in American life

Batzdorf, Nick. Using software samplers: skill pack. Boston, MA: Course Technology, 2013. xi, 196 p. ISBN 9781435458536. ISBN 1435458532. LC 2011-923930.
Beach, David. Advanced Schenkerian analysis: perspectives on phrase rhythm, motive, and form. New York: Routledge, 2012. xviii, 310 p. ISBN 9780415892148 (hbk.). ISBN 9780415892155 (pbk.). LC 2011-042564.
Beach, David, and Ryan C. McClelland. Analysis of 18th- and 19th-century musical [End Page 138] works in the classical tradition. New York; Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2012. xi, 368 p. ISBN 9780415806657 (hbk.). ISBN 9780415806664 (pbk.). LC 2011-042055.
Beck, John. Percussion matters: life at the Eastman School of Music. Rochester, NY: Meliora Press, 2011. xii, 112 p. ISBN 9781580463980 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2011-033366.
Beckwith, John. Unheard of: memoirs of a Canadian composer. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. ix, 388 p. ISBN 9781554583584. LC 2012-453696.

Life writing series

Benjaminson, Peter. Mary Wells: the tumultuous life of Motown’s first superstar. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2012. xiii, 304 p., [8] p. of plates. ISBN 9781569762486. LC 2012-027104.
Bennett, Andy. Music, style, and aging: growing old disgracefully? Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2013. xi, 210 p. ISBN 9781439908075 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781439908082 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781439908099 (ebook). LC 2012-025884.
Berlatsky, Noah, ed. Rap music. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2013. 126 p. ISBN 9780737764963 (hbk.). ISBN 0737764961 (hbk.). LC 2012-018753.

Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints

Bohlman, Philip Vilas, and Nada Petković-Djordjević, eds. Balkan epic: song, history, modernity. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. xix, 353 p. + 1 CD. ISBN 9780810877993 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2011-009802.

Europea: ethnomusicologies and modernities; no. 11

Boyd, Christie Brewer. Eminem. Detroit, MI: Lucent Books, 2012. 104 p. ISBN 9781420507539 (hbk.). ISBN 1420507532 (hbk.). LC 2012-003266.

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