Music, Genres & Styles
Bach's Sonic Tapestry
The Well-Tempered Clavier of 1722 by Robert Silverman
There is a reason why good teachers insist their pupils study Bach. Every note counts as with no other composer. I’ve played some Bach in my time . . . but it is fair to say that he has never been front and centre in my repertoire. Until now . . ...
Stories of a Barbershop Quartet by André Brillaud
Beach Music: Stories of a Barbershop Quartet is a collection of fun, memorable, and entertaining vignettes from the fifteen years author André Brillaud has been a member of the barbershop quartet, Beach Music. The group “sang on beaches, boats, and ...
by Lyndon Grove
“You can go home again, but it may be better to stick with memories.” Award-winning author, editor and broadcaster, Lyndon Grove, looks back at his early years in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in this whimsical set of essays. With humour and a dash of ...
Promo Monkey: My Life as a BellHop in the Waldorf Hysteria
Friends and Enemas by RayMan Ramsay
“…to the Creative Spirit that let me in, and to all my Music Buds who took the journey back then, and by guile, gall, hand, heart, and mind, sound or otherwise, had the will, persistence, tenacity, and desire to succeed back when it was still fun, ...
Music for the Soul
Experiencing Classical Music through Informed Listening by Lorraine Kneier
"Informed listening demands knowledge, context, and meditative practice. Even in ideal circumstances, imparting the musical knowledge required for engaged listening is a challenge not easily met. It is refreshing to encounter a well-reasoned and ...
Songs From an Old Heart
by M. Obrien Hercules
Let your heart be heard! Write it, sing it or hum it. Not being gifted with the talents of a vocalist, I have not been able to give life to these songs. There is sheet music at the back of the book for some of the poems. If however, you'd like to ...
Marches of the UK and Canadian Forces by Ian Pearson and Jack Kopstein
On the cover of the 1970 record THE VANISHING REGIMENTS, Colonel CH Jaeger OBE made an interesting observation: ‘Be it true or not that old soldiers never die but only fade away, it is absolutely certain that the music connected with soldiering ...
Rockin' on the Rideau 2: The 70's
by Jim Hurcomb
In his first book “Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll”, veteran Ottawa broadcaster and musicologist Jim Hurcomb pulled back the curtain on the first 15 years of Rock and Roll in Ottawa, from 1955-1970. That fascinating ...
The Beatles in Los Angeles
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Jeremy Louwerse and Tom Weitzel
The Beatles in Los Angeles takes you past the velvet ropes and inside the mansion gates where The Beatles loved, explored, and experienced all the adventures and mystical chaos that swirls around LA like no other city. With brand new interviews ...
His Life and Music by Mark Doble and Frank Troiano
Rock guitarist, composer, producer, and musical mentor: Domenic Troiano was one of the greatest Canadian musicians of his generation. Starting out in the 1960s Toronto club scene with Robbie Lane & the Disciples and Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins, Domenic ...