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Porter, James 1937-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 3,522 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Bibliography  Biography  Sources  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Part songs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: ML100, 780.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Porter
The Garland encyclopedia of world music( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Jeannie Robertson : emergent singer, transformative voice by James Porter( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining biography, folklore, oral history, and ethnomusicology, this book explores the life and repertoire of the Scottish traditional singer Jeannie Robertson (1908-1975) - an artist whom Alan Lomax hailed as "a monumental figure in twentieth-century folksong.""--BOOK JACKET. "Utilizing numerous quotations from Robertson's own oral accounts of her life, James Porter and Herschel Gower trace her career as a member of the marginal nomadic group in Northeast Scotland known as "travellers," whose origin is obscure. They explain the importance of traditional song in Robertson's family and community and include eighty of her songs, complete with musical notation."--BOOK JACKET
The traditional music of Britain and Ireland by James Porter( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music online( )

in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Contains the entire set of 10 print volumes (over 9,200 pages) as well as complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume
The Ballad image : essays presented to Bertrand Harris Bronson( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Timothy Rice( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographic areas mentioned include : England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Brittany, Corsica, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Malta, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, North Caucasia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus. Ethnic groups mentioned include : Albanians, Jewish, Rom, Travellers, Saami, Basque, Celtic
Europe( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining strains : the musical life of Scots in the seventeenth century( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume aims to fill a historical gap in the recent coverage of musical life in Scotland. The seventeenth century in Scotland, as in Europe, was one of religious controversy and civil strife. The period has thus been neglected by music historians in comparison with the centuries before and after it. But despite loss of royal patronage after 1603 Scots still made their impact as composers and preservers of their musical language. It was in this century that a distinctive Scots melodic idiom crystallised, as those 'defining strains' laid the basis for the flowering of song, both Highland and Lowland, a century later. At this time Scots also took a lively interest in the music of England, Ireland, France and Italy, as is evident in the music manuscripts of the period. This volume is the result of new research into such key figures as the composers Tobias Hume, William Kinloch, Patrick MacCrimmon, and the Aberdeen publisher John Forbes; it looks at the important manuscripts, including those of the classical bagpipe, harp, lute and keyboard repertoire as well as imported French and Italian music; it deals with burgh and ceremonial music, secular songs and their texts, and the psalm-singing that dominated public life. The essays are newly written from a range of specialties, including those of manuscript source analysis, text and music relationships, social contexts, and performance practice."--pub. desc
Issues in the conceptualization of music( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalmi Davidis : 1579 by Jean Servin( )

4 editions published in 2014 in Latin and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present edition of Jean Servin's 'XLI Psalmi Davidis' is the first since the work was published in Geneva in 1579. At that time it followed on the publication, in 1578, of two volumes by Servin, Premier (Second) Livre de Chansons Nouvelles à quatre, cinq, six, sept et huit parties, and another entitled Meslange de Chansons Nouvelles à quatre parties. The Psalmi Davidis and all three volumes of chansons were published by Charles Pesnot with an imprint of Lyon ('Lugduni'), apparently because the publisher wanted to sell them in France at a time when importation of books from Geneva was banned; in particular, he wanted to make them available through the book-fairs in cities like Lyon. In the context of the times such polyphonic works with an imprint of Lyon would have greater appeal to a French public than volumes ostensibly printed in Geneva, then a refuge for Protestants fleeing the Wars of Religion such as Servin and his editor, Simon Goulart, pastor of the Reformed church of St Gervais for some forty years
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Alison ARNOLD( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use." -- "Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Dale A Olsen( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years - a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage emphasizes the contexts of musical performance - unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins - African, Asian, European, and American. Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including: cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Dale A Olsen( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium voor de wereldmuziek in Midden- en Zuid-Amerika en het caribisch gebied; met audio cd
European folk music : a century of systematic scholarship : catalog of the exhibition at the Music Library and the Foyer of Schoenberg Hall by Berkeley University of California( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music( Recording )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Committee, RUSA, ALA
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by J. W Love( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most comprehensive collection of information ever published on the performing arts of Oceania, more than 160 scholars in 30 countries and on every continent describe the music of the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Of special interest is the emphasis on music's relationship to poetry (with vocal texts in over 50 Pacific languages) and dance. In addition, readers will find here articles on such contemporary topics as tourism, immigration, gender, cultural identity, and political protest
The Garland encyclopedia of world music. China, Japan, and Korea by Robert C Provine( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing music as a vital social and cultural force, this volume focuses on the region of East Asia looking at the role of music in the lives, arts and culture of its people
The Garland encyclopedia of world music( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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