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Unequal Temperaments: Theory, History and Practice
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Theory, History and Practice of scales, temperament, tuning and intonation for all musical instruments and voices: 499 pages and 366 figures, incorporating decades of research and findings. PART ONE... More > provides the acoustical background. Each one of the main temperaments is then covered, with a thorough analysis of its musical features. Finally, a full HISTORICAL SURVEY guides the musician in the selection of temperament(s) for his/her repertoire. PART TWO consists of tuning, fretting and intonation directions for the different temperaments, on keyboards, fretted and unfretted strings, voices, woodwinds and brass wind instruments, including variable intonation. PART THREE covers multiple divisions and the analysis of historical sources, including recent research results. See published reviews and excerpts in http://temper.braybaroque.ie/ 4th revised and expanded edition, Aug. 2017.< Less
Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer
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In 1984, Mother Teresa arrived in New Orleans to speak to a large crowd waiting in the Superdome. As Marie Bissell Constantin drove in from Baton Rouge to take her photograph, she had no idea that... More > her encounter would mark the first of many, and that one day one of her images of Mother Teresa would be unveiled in front of over three hundred thousand people for her beatification ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. In her photographic memoir, Constantin leads others through her unique journey of exploring the possibility of becoming a nun herself as she traveled to capture Mother Teresa in rare, private moments. In addition to powerful black-and-white images of Mother Teresa, Constantin shares personal stories that shine a light on the selfless life of nuns, from other religious orders, who live and work among the most abandoned people in the world.< Less
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