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Polley’s Play-Along Adventures


Carolyn D.Polley’s Play-Along Adventures
Courtyard Book Chats, August 11, 2009
Carolyn D.

On August 11th, 2009, Music Librarian Carolyn D., from the Polley Music Library at the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, gave an interactive booktalk presentation as part of the summer Courtyard Book Chats series, featuring books from the libraries’ music collection that include accompanying CDs or DVDs. The second half of Carolyn’s talk also featured books of sheet music for a variety of instruments, which she accompanied on flute.

Representative books with accompanying sound files:

Music of the Alamo [accompanying CD with period music] by William R. Chemerka and Allan J. Wiener [Music 781.599 Che]

How to Read Music [accompanying DVD] by Helen Cooper [Music 780.76 Coo]

Carnival Music in Trinidad [accompanying CD and educational exercises] by Shannon Dudley [Music 780.972 Dud]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar [music CD with practice exercises and accompaniments] by David Hodge [Music 787.878 Hod]

Lou Harrison [accompanying music CD] by Leta E. Miller and Fredrick Lieberman [Music 780.92 HarYm]

Tipbook Piano [accompanying “tip” files online] by Hugo Pinksterboer [Music 786.2 Pin 2009]

A History of American Classical Music [accompanying music CD with additional musical examples online] by Barrymore Laurence Scherer [Music 780.973 Sch]

Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal [accompanying music CD] by Patricia Tang [Music 780.966 Tan]

Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance [CD includes music, readings and discussion] by Cary D. Wintz [Music 781.629 AmeAYw]

Puccini: A Listener’s Guide [accompanying music CD] by John Bell Young [Music 780.92 Puccini]

Play-Along books (Instrumental karaoke) – representative selections:

Play Bach [trumpet] by Johann Sebastian Bach [Music 788.92 qBac]

Broadway and Hollywood Classics [viola] [Music 787.3 qBro]

Selections From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [trombone] by Patrick Doyle [Music 788.93 qDoy]

Easy Disney Favorites [flute] [Music 788.32 qEas]

Flute With Piano Accompaniment [Solo plus series] [Music Set 788.321 qFlu]

Play-Along Flute: Selected Easy Pieces From Bach to Satie [flute] by Barbara Gisler-Haase [Music 788.32 qGis]

Swinging Baroque Play-Along [flute] by Alexander L’Estrange [Music 788.32 qLes]

Tango Time [clarinet] by Myriam Mees [Music 788.62 qMee]

Movie Instrumental Solos [flute] [Music 788.32 qMov]

Movie Songs [tenor sax] [Music 788.74 qMov]

Broadway by Special Arrangement: 11 Broadway Songs [flute/oboe] by Carl Strommen [Music 788.32 qStr]

Star Wars, a Musical Journey, Episodes I-VI [alto sax] by John Williams [Music 788.73 qWil]