Book Synopsis Kestrel's Midnight Song by : Jacob Parker
The land of Gable-renowned for its birds, revered for its legends and secrets-is home to the grandest castle in the known world. Inside this castle, in a narrow cell atop the dungeon tower, the legendary Marauder known as James Kestrel awaits his hanging. Amidst the anticipation and speculation surrounding his execution, rumors are spreading that the Marauders will come out of hiding for the first time in seven years to free Kestrel in order to find the Caelum Flute, an instrument with the power to control the birds, and therefore the world. But only a wandering giant and a slave girl masquerading as an innkeeper know the truth. And everything will fall to the shoulders of a traveling shepherd boy-charged with delivering wool to his king-with no knowledge that his treacherous journey will decide the pending fate of the world.
Download or Read eBook The Robin and the Kestrel PDF written by Mercedes Lackey and published by Baen Publishing Enterprises. This book was released on 1993-08-01 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Robin and the Kestrel by : Mercedes Lackey
Rune, Robin and Nightingale together they will save us all. (If we're very lucky) Rune: She ran away from an abusive home to become the greatest violinist her world had ever known¾and when The Ghost of Skull Hill tried to stop her, she played him to sleep! Robin: No mean musician herself, she must make her own visit to Skull Hill¾to recruit the dreadful ghost to their cause. Nightingale: Alone she could accomplish nothing. So she joined forces with T'fyrr, a strange nonhuman with the face of a raptor and the voice of an angelic choir. This unlikely set of heroes had the daunting task of saving the King¾and through him the Gypsies, Free Bards, and non-humans of the twenty kingdoms. Fortunately, their opponents had no idea how potent a weapon music could be . . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). " . . . fast and furious. Romance, action, intrigue all blend in a believable fantastic setting. Fans of Lackey and fantasy will be delighted with this addition to her series." ¾Kliatt
Download or Read eBook The Devil in Music PDF written by Kate Ross and published by Felony & Mayhem Press. This book was released on 2013-07-15 with total page 421 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Julian Kestrel, gentleman sleuth and dandy, becomes fascinated with the unsolved case of the murder of a Milanese aristocrat and the disappearance of his protégé, a brilliant young English opera singer. What has become of the singer’s fiancée and the aristocrat’s notoriously surly manservant? Could the murder be tied to Italy’s tumultuous politics? Furthermore, the murdered marquis left a widow whose beauty makes Kestrel’s heart skip faster.
Download or Read eBook A Light Above the Sun PDF written by Yvonne Wilson and published by Dreamcatcher Publishing. This book was released on 2001 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook The Penguin Book of English Song PDF written by Richard Stokes and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 976 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Penguin Book of English Song by : Richard Stokes
The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries constantly illuminate the language and themes of the poems and their settings in unexpected ways. An awareness of how Ben Jonson based his famous poem 'Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes' on a Greek original, for example, increases our enjoyment of both the poem and the traditional song; knowledge of Thomas Hardy's relationships with women deepens our appreciation of songs by Ireland, Finzi, Britten and others; Charles Dibdin's 'Tom Bowling', played each year at the Last Night of the Proms, takes on a deeper resonance when we know that it was written after the death of his brother Tom, a sea captain struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean. Many composers of different nationalities appear, but the book remains quintessentially British, and includes pieces that have an established place in our national consciousness: 'Rule, Britannia' (James Thomson), 'Abide with me' (Henry Francis Lyte), 'Auld lang syne' (Robert Burns), 'Jerusalem' (William Blake), 'Once in royal David's city' (Mrs C. F. Alexander), and even 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' (Jane Taylor). The poems are printed in their original versification and spelling, enabling us to trace the development of the English language as the book progresses. The volume presents a huge amount of information about English Song that will enlighten all those who delight in the fusion of words and music. The presence of minor as well as major poets and the unique principle of selection make The Penguin Book of English Song a highly original anthology of English verse.
Download or Read eBook Learning with Literature in the Canadian Elementary Classroom PDF written by Joyce Bainbridge and published by University of Alberta. This book was released on 1999-11 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
"The myth of Orpheus is of loss and recovery. There seems to be nothing mythic about the American protagonist, Frederic Baras, of this novella, and apparently the only traits that he shares with the Orpheus of legend are his musicianship and his roots in Thrace, northern Greece, from which his grandfather immigrated. But the Orphic element resides not in the personality of any man or woman, but in the rhythm of coming-to-be and passing-away in the kingdoms of life. The Orphic theme arises from the entangled lives of the three principal characters: Frederic Baras; Dree Vreelan, a naturalist searching for the legendary Midnight Swan, and conservationist attempting to save Oak Knoll from commercial development; and Louise Loeffler, a virtuoso pianist who shares Baras's passion for music. The time is now, the place Lost Isle University adjacent to the city of Fort Clark in the northern steppe of the United States" (from back of book)
Download or Read eBook The Art Song in East Asia and Australia, 1900 to 1950 PDF written by Alison McQueen Tokita and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-03-31 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Art Song in East Asia and Australia, 1900 to 1950 by : Alison McQueen Tokita
This book explores art song as an emblem of musical modernity in early twentieth-century East Asia and Australia. It appraises the lyrical power of art song – a solo song set to a poem in the local language in Western art music style accompanied by piano – as a vehicle for creating a localized musical identity, while embracing cosmopolitan visions. The study of art song reveals both the tension and the intimacy between cosmopolitanism and local politics and culture. In 20 essays, the book includes overviews of art song development written by scholars from each of the five locales of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Australia, reflecting perspectives of both established narratives and uncharted historiography. The Art Song in East Asia and Australia, 1900 to 1950 proposes listening to the songs of our neighbours across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Recognizing the colonial constraints experienced by art song composers, it hears trans-colonial expressions addressing musical modernity, both in earlier times and now. Readers of this volume will include musicologists, ethnomusicologists, singers, musicians, and researchers concerned with modernity in the fields of poetry and history, working within local, regional, and transnational contexts.
Download or Read eBook The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music: AACM to Fargo, Donna PDF written by Colin Larkin and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.