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Barr Films

Overview
Works: 1,190 works in 2,147 publications in 2 languages and 10,963 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Music  Documentary films  Short films  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: ML3760, 780.956
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Most widely held works about Barr Films
 
Most widely held works by Barr Films
Discovering the music of Latin America( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the foundations of Latin music, starting with the roots of Indian music, the use of wind and percussion instruments, the development of string instruments, and Spanish and Portugese traditions
Discovering the music of Japan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies and demonstrates instruments used in Japanese music
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on music of western Africa, especially the music of Ghana. Shows examples of three important instrument groups: rattles, bells, and drums. These are demonstrated separately, then played in an ensemble to illustrate the complexity of rhythm patterns in African music. Traditional dances are also performed
Discovering the music of the Middle East( Visual )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the historical development of music in the Middle East, focusing especially on the role of Islam therein. Also discusses Middle Eastern musical instruments, technical innovations, and melodic concepts
Discovering the music of India( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture
Discovering the music of the Middle Ages by John Biggs Consort( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of polyphonic music, describes the instruments of the period, and surveys the social and religious life of the people
Native American series( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indians of the Southwest gives a brief profile of what it means to be a Navajo Indian. Indians of the Plains uses the dramatic setting of a Native father and son discovering an arrowhead which opens a discussion on Plains Indian history. Indians of California recreates the daily life of the Yokuts Indians, who were the largest group of Native Americans in California
Discovering American folk music( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the African and English influences on American folk music; traces the evolution of several standard American folk ballads
Discovering Russian folk music( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the instruments and sounds that make Russian music unique. Discusses the uses of music in Russian villages, cities, and churches and shows how modern music is being influenced by these traditions
Discovering jazz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series that explores the origins of music and its cultural background. This segment traces the history of jazz from its roots in 19th century black America from Dixieland and blues through such styles as swing, bop, cool jazz, funky, and free improvisation
Discovering electronic music by B Wilets( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Demonstrates a digital sound synthesizer and shows the use of computer terminals to display, control and change musical compositions
Discovering American Indian music( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentically costumed American Indians from various tribes around the country perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music and portrays how Indians live today. Includes a composition by American Indian composer Louis Ballard
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes music and rhythms of Africa, especially Ghana, and how they are used both as music and means of communication. Demonstrates the complex rhythmical music of the bells, rattles and the drums; shows several traditional dances
Discovering American Indian music( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authentically costumed American Indians from various tribes around the country perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music and portrays how Indians live today. Includes a composition by American Indian composer Louis Ballard
Harry, the dirty dog( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the book by Gene Zion, this film faithfully recreates the story of Harry, a white dog with black spots who encounters a series of dirt-filled misadventures that transform him into a black dog with white spots
Otherwise known as Sheila the Great( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant and humorous tale of a young girl who learns to face some of her greatest fears
A conversation with Magic : (with condom discussion)( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Ellerbee leads a question and answer session with Magic Johnson and a group of children to help explain about the HIV virus and AIDS
The Scientific method( Visual )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the scientific method's three-part process: observation, theorizing or hypothesizing, and testing the hypothesis through experimentation. Viewers see several examples of the scientific method at work in the classroom and in professional research
Managing people through change( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the four predictable phases of change which people typically go through in response to corporate changes and focuses on the manager's role in dealing with each phase
Harry comes home( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dobsons find Harry in the dog pound and reluctantly decide to take him home. Poor Harry quickly gets into trouble with the next door neighbor, Mrs. Hildebrand and her spoiled cat, Isabel
 
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