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Aikin, Jim. Power tools for synthesizer programming: the ultimate reference for sound design. 2d ed. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Books, 2015. xiv, 239 p. ISBN 9781480397941. ISBN 1480397946 (pbk.). LC 2014-044247
Appen, Ralf von, et. al., eds. Song interpretation in 21st-century pop music. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. xix, 282 p. ISBN 9781472428004 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1472428005 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2014-035200 Ashgate popular and folk music series
Arditi, David. iTake-over: the recording industry in the digital era. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. xxix, 167 p. ISBN 9781442240131 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 144224013X. LC 2014-033013
Bailey, Julius, ed. The cultural impact of Kanye West. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xxx, 261 p. ISBN 9781137395818 (alk. paper). ISBN 1137395818. LC 2013-036142
Bain, Jennifer. Hildegard of Bingen and musical reception: the modern revival of a medieval composer. Cambridge: Cam -bridge University Press, 2015. xiii, 235 p. ISBN 9781107076662 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1107076668 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2014-044209
Baker, Sarah, ed. Preserving popular music heritage: do-it-yourself, do-it-together. New York: Routledge, 2015. xiv, 251 p. ISBN 9781138781436 (hbk.). ISBN 1138781436. LC 2014-049474 Routledge research in music; 11
Barker, Simon. Korea and the Western drumset: scattering rhythms. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. xii, 145 p. + 1 CD + 1 DVD. ISBN 9781472418975 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1472418972. LC 2014-035201 SOAS musicology series
Barnes, Grace. Her turn on stage: the role of women in musical theatre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2015. vii, 210 p. ISBN 9780786498611 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0786498617. LC 2015-020268
Bartkowiak, Mathew J., and Yuya Kiuchi. The music of counterculture cinema: a critical study of 1960s and 1970s soundtracks. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2015. viii, 207 p. ISBN 9780786475421 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0786475420. LC 2015-018614
Beach, David, and Yosef Goldenberg, eds. Bach to Brahms: essays on musical design and structure. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2015. viii, 286 p. ISBN 9781580465151 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1580465153 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2015-001076 Eastman studies in music; 122
Beard, David, Kenneth Gloag, and Nicholas Jones, eds. Harrison Birtwistle studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xvii, 316 p. ISBN 9781107093744 (hbk.). ISBN 1107093740. LC 2014-037187
Beghin, Tom. The virtual Haydn: paradox of a twenty-first century keyboardist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. xxix, 329 p., 12 p. of plates. ISBN 9780226156774 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 022615677X (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2014-017216
Bierman, Benjamin. Listening to jazz. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xxiv, 374 p. ISBN 9780199975617 (alk. paper). ISBN 0199975612 (alk. paper). LC 2014-039242
Bivins, Jason C. Spirits rejoice!: jazz and American religion. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvi, 369 p. ISBN 9780190230913 (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2014-046796
Blackburn, Bonnie J., and Laurie Stras, eds. Eroticism in early modern music. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. xvii, [End Page 572] 307 p. ISBN 9781472443335 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1472443330. ISBN 9781472443359 (epub). LC 2014-035202
Bodenheimer, Rebecca M. Geographies of cubanidad: place, race, and musical performance in contemporary Cuba. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. xiv, 308 p. ISBN 9781628462395 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1628462396. LC 2014-048860 Caribbean studies series
Bolesławska, Beata, and Richard Reisner. The life and works of Andrzej Panufnik (1914–1991). Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. xiii, 335 p. ISBN 9781409463290 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 140946329X (hbk.; alk. paper). LC 2014-037355
Bonca, Cornel. Paul Simon: an American tune. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. xxxvi, 173 p. ISBN 9780810884816 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 081088481X. LC 2014-023319 Tempo
Bonsall, Joseph S. On the road with the Oak Ridge Boys. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2015. 252 p., 16 p. of plates. ISBN 9780736964197 (pbk.). ISBN 0736964193 (pbk.). LC 2014-035335
Bramwell, Richard. UK hip-hop, grime and the city: the aesthetics and ethics of London’s rap scenes. New York: Routledge, 2015. xii, 160 p. ISBN 9780415812382. ISBN 0415812380. LC 2015-002414 Routledge advances in ethnography; 14
Brodbeck, David Lee. Defining Deutschtum: political ideology, German...


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