Resources

The first part of this resource page is a short multi-use resource list Nick provides in his workshops.   There will soon be an extensive resource on songbooks from many cultures and other great resources.

A SHORT NICK PAGE RESOURCE LIST

The Nick Page SING WITH US Songbook, 2008, Hal Leonard.   (Many songs for community singing) Available at www.westmusic.com

Page, Nick.  Sing and Shine On!  An Innovative Guide to Leading Multicultural Song.  1995, 800-810-2040 www.worldmusicpress.com (Also available at www.westmusic.com)

Page, Nick, Music As Way Of Knowing, Stenhouse ISBN 1-57110-052-0 (800-988-9812) (80 pages) Part of a series of books on how to use the arts to teach academic subjects.

Nyberg, Anders, ed. FREEDOM IS COMING,  Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa for Mixed Choir. Chapel Hill, NC: Walton Music Corporation.  (Great book and tape of SATB songs and chants.)

Seeger, Pete, 1993. Where Have All the Flowers Gone, A Singer’s Stories, Songs, Seeds, Robberies.  Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out Corporation. www.singout.org

Blood-Patterson, Peter, ed. 1988. Rise Up Singing. Bethlehem, PA: A Sing Out Publication, PO Box 5253, 18015.   (The best collection of folk song lyrics around.   Tapes or CDs available.) www.singout.org

Orozco, José-Luis, ed. Ill. by Elisa Kleven, De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children, New York, NY: Dutton Children’s Books, 1994.  (also Diez Deditos, Ten Little Fingers)

Tiemstra, Suzanne, Latin America Choral Music Resource www.latinamericanchoralmusic.org  - excellent

Barnwell, Ysaye, 1989. Singing in the African American Tradition, Choral and Congregational Vocal Music. Woodstock, NY: Homespun Tapes, Ltd.  (www.homespuntapes.com) (Six tapes or CDs where Dr. Barnwell teaches the harmonies one part at a time—Her way of keeping the songs within the aural tradition.   With great background information.  Highly recommended!) www.homespuntapes.com

Burton, Bryan. 1993.  Moving Within the Circle: Contemporary Native American Music and Dance.  Danbury, CT. World Music Press.   (Book and tape/CD.  Very teacher-friendly.  Highly recommended!) www.worldmusicpress.com

Sweet Honey In The Rock, All For Freedom. 1989. (Recording) Redway, CA: Music For Little People. (Great African and African-American songs for children.)

Gold, Ben-Zion. The Harvard Hillel Sabbath Songbook, Boston, MA: David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. 1992. (300

Mass. Ave. 02115) (Wonderful collection of sacred and secular Jewish songs with piano accompaniment.)

Songs of Zion. 1981. Nashville: Abingdon Press. (Manufactured by the Parthenon Press) [ISBN 0687391202] (Fantastic collection of African American Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs—with historical backgrounds for each style.) 1981

Afghan Children’s Songbook Project,   Songbook w/CD available.  www.afghansongbook.org

Parker, Alice. 1976. Creative Hymn Singing. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music, Inc. P.O. Box 470, 27514.

Weisenberg, Joey, 2011, Building Singing Communities, A Proctical Guide to Unlocking the Power of Music in Jewish Prayer, www.mechonhadar.org, www.joeyweisenberg.co,, www.buildingsingingcommunities.com. (Joey concentrates this guide on leading the Chassidic Nign, a style he is helping to make popular again.)

Celebrate the Spring, Spring and May Day Celebrations for Schools and Communities,  Revels Inc. Publications, 617-972-8300  publications@revels.org  www.revels.org

www.smithsonianglobalsound.org  http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html   Their “education & outreach” section (particularly the Center for Folklife section) has free lessons for teachers.

McMillan/McGraw, They sell Mary Goetz’s DVD GLOBAL VOICES series.  (excellent) www.globalvoicesinsong.com

Scott. John Anthony & Scott, John Wardlaw, Ballad of America, A History of the United States Through Folk Song, Revised 3rd Edition, Published by FOLKSONG IN THE CLASSROOM, 97 Sturbridge Rd, Holland, MA 01521-0123 413 245 4413 jscott98@cox.net (Great American songs telling a great history – wonderful stories accompany each song.  Highly Recommended)

Weber, Sol, ed., Rounds Galore!  Captivating Rounds, Old and New.  1994. Distributed by Sing Out! Corp. or from Sol “Roundman” Weber, 25-14 37th St., Astoria, NY 11103-4228   (The best collection of rounds. Recommended.) Available at www.westmusic.com

Ellington, Duke, Sacred Concerts,  Miami Beach, FL: Hansen House (n.d.) (ISBN 0 8494 0170 4) (Contains “Freedom, Sweet Fat & That”)

Get America Singing . . . Again!, (Vol. 1 & 2) ed by Will Schmid, Hal Leonard 1996

The African American Heritage Hymnal, published by GIA (see address below) 2001.  (Excellent hymnal)

VELA VELA, DVD & book (Striving for Authentic Performance in Black South African Choral Music)  Mollie Stone at The Chicago Children’s Choir, 78 E. Washington Street in Chicago, IL 60602 www.molliestone.org  Goetz, Mary & Jay Fern, GLOBAL VOICES,  DVDS for learning music from many traditions in the oral tradition.  Correlated with McMillan/McGraw-Hill’s Spotlight on Music. www.globalvoicesinsong.com STOMP OUT LOUD  Video (DVD) choreographed percussion performances.   from HBO Video

THE MAGIC FLUTE  by Mozart, directed by Ingmar Bergman (sung in Swedish with English subtitles.)  Available from HOME VISION 800-826-3456 (ISBN 0-7800-1748-X)

Gilmor, Timothy M., Paul Madaule, and Billie Thompson, eds. 1989. About The Tomatis Method. Toronto: The Listening Centre Press.  (One the many uses of the Tomatis Method for healing and for education.) www.tomatis.com

IMPORTANT CATALOG  & OTHER RESOURCES

 

Homespun Tapes     www.homespuntapes.com  Box 694, Woodstock, NY 12498   (How-to CDs and videos on learning folk and jazz instruments. Also contains tapes on yodeling, singing in harmony as well as Ysaye Maria Barnwell’s exceptional sets, Singing in the African American Tradition Vol. 1 & 2)

GIA Publications, Inc.  800-GIA-1358 (They have some great songbook/tape sets of songs for ages one through five by Feierabend.) www.giamusic.com Music For Little People  Box 1460, Redway, CA 95560 (800-246-4445) (Wonderful children’s recordings by Tom Chapin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sally Rogers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many others.)

Tara Publications   29 Derby Ave.. Cedarhurst, NY 11516  800-827-2400   http://www.jewishmusic.com  (Tara publishes hundreds of song books and recordings representing the great diversity of music within the Jewish tradition.  Their catalog is a must!)

Transcontinental Music Publications  633 Third Ave.   New York, NY 10017    212-650-4101  (TMP@uahc.org) www.transcontinentalmusic.com     (Octavos and collections from Jewish traditions and composers)World Music Press  800-810-2040  fax: 203-748-3432  www.worldmusicpress.com (Excellent song books, CDs, and octavos of music from many cultures.   The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind.   Highly recommended.)

West Music Catalog    www.westmusic.com 1208 5th St. , Coralville, IA 52241  (800-397-9378) (Distributor of many multicultural music resources.)

World Around Songs   www.worldaroundsongs.com  Rt. 5 Box 398  Burnsville, NC 28714  (704)675-5343 (Small folk song collections, available since the Fifties, with music of many cultures appropriate for sing-a-longs with people of all ages.   They have some great collections of rounds and canons.)

http://www.negrospirituals.com/

 

Music Catalogs and Magazines

 

A Cappella Books

814 N. Franklin St.

Chicago, IL 60610

 

Audio-Forum

96 Broad St.

Guilford, CT 06437

(Great diversity of music tapes, cd’s, and videos.)

 

Canyon Records

4143 N. 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

(Excellent source for Native American recordings, especially Navaho.)

 

Dances and Songs of Universal Peace

Sufi Islamia/Prophecy Publications

65 Norwich St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

(Their collection of song books and recordings on the theme of Universal Peace, can be exceedingly happy at times, but can also be useful for classroom teachers especially for teachers looking for songs from many cultures—and for teachers who aren’t intimidated by the spiritual content of the songs.)

 

Dove Music

P.O. Box 08286

Milwaukee, WI 53208

(Distributor of world music recordings, videos, song books, and instruments.   They have a good collection of songs in Spanish from many traditions.)

 

Films for the Humanities and Sciences

P.O. Box 2053

Princeton, NJ 08543-2053

(Exciting videos and films on music from classical to their “Listening to the Silence, African Cross Rhythms.”)

 

Folk-Legacy Records, Inc.

Sharon, CT 06069

(They offer a variety of traditional music recordings.)

 

Folkways, The Whole Catalog

Smithsonian/Folkways Mail Order

414 Hungerford Dr. Suite 444

Rockville, MD 20850

Fax: 301-443-1819

(Great old and new folk, ethnic, jazz etc. recordings)

 

Global Connections

4201 N-2 S. Noland Rd.

Independence, MO 64055

816-373-2452

(Resource for travelers and anyone else wanting to learn about different cultures.)

 

Gospel Today

P.O. Box 292494

Nashville, TN 37229

615-360-9444

(Magazine)

 

 

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

7777 W. Bluemond Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Octavos and songbooks)

 

Homespun Tapes

Box 694

Woodstock, NY 12498

(How-to tapes and videos on learning folk and jazz instruments.   Also contains tapes on yodeling, singing in harmony as well as Ysaye Maria Barnwell’s exceptional set, Singing in the African American Tradition.)

 

International Alliance for Women in Music

1690 36th Street NW, Suite 409

Washington, DC 20007

 

Ladyslipper Catalog

P.O. Box 3124-R

Durham, NC 27715.

(Recording and song book distributor for women’s music.)

 

Lentines’ Music Inc.

844 North Main St.

Akron, OH 44310

800-822-6752

(They publish a “Music Technology Guide” which is quite extensive and teacher friendly.)

 

Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

4 Industrial Dr.

Pacific, MO 63069-0066

(Songbooks and instructional material.)

 

Melodious Accord, Inc.

P.O. Box 20801

Park West Station

New York, NY 10025

212-665-4405

(Alice Parker’s wonderful organization.   They sponsor choral and hymn-sing events as well as publish a newsletter with insightful commentaries by Alice Parker and other.)

 

Memphis Musicraft Publications

4096 Blue Cedar

Lakeland, TN 38002

901-386-8435

fax: 386-8435

(Publishes multicultural Orff-Schulwerk material including One World, Many Voices, Folk Songs of Planet Earth.)

 

Minnesota Alliance For Arts In Education

Landmark Center, B100

75 W. 5th Street

St. Paul, MN 55102

612-292-3392

fax: 612-292-3393

(They publish a resource guide.)

 

Music Alive Magazine

10 Midland Ave.

P.O. Box 430

Port Chester, NY 10573

914-935-5200

fax: 937-0614

(Music Magazine for Grades 5-12.)

 

Music For Little People

Box 1460

Redway, CA 95560   (800-246-4445)

(Wonderful children’s recordings by Tom Chapin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sally Rogers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many others.)

 

North American Native Authors Catalog

The Greenfield Review Press

2 Middle Grove Rd. P.O. Box 308

Greenfield Center, NY 12833

518-583-1440

(Exciting catalog of historical materials, stories, tapes, poetry, and literature by Native American authors. $1.00)

 

The Omega Institute

260 Lake Drive

Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3212

800-944-1001

(Omega is conference center that offers workshops by singers from Western Wind, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Bobs, Take Six, the Drepung Loseling Monks, and Bobby McFerrin. Highly recommended.)

 

Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corporation

Kagurazaka 6-30

Shinjukuku, Tokyo 162

JAPAN

011 81 3 3235-2111 (fax: 2110)

(They publish a catalog of Japanese choral music.   Also look for Kawai and Zen-on publishers, both in Tokyo.)

 

Perry Innovations, Inc.

P.O. Box 395

Silver Springs, FL 34489

1-800-527-2966

(Robert Perinchief writes drug education music for children.   He also publishes Honor Your Partner Songs, a fine collection of partner songs, two or more songs that can be sung at the same time.)

 

Pocket Songs

50 Executive Blvd.

Elmsford, NY 10523

800-NOW SING

(Karaoke tapes and cd’s and “Music Minus One” recordings.)

 

Primarily A Cappella

P.O. Box D

San Anselmo, CA 94979

415-455-8602

e-mail: harmony@netcom.com

(Catalog of all kinds of a cappella recordings and books of arrangements.)

 

RADIANCE MUSIC

1430 Willamette, Suite B

Eugene, OR 97401

541-344-7995

(Exciting octavos and songbooks by Jim Scott, who worked with The Paul Winter Consort for many years.   Some of their Earth Mass, Missa Gaia, is published by Radiance Music.)

 

Revels, Inc.

One Kendall Square, Building 600

Cambridge, MA 02139

(They publish wonderful folk songs in book and octavo form.   Also many recordings of their Christmas, Spring and Summer Revel’s music.)

 

Shawnee Press, Inc.

49 Waring Drive

Deleware Water Gap, PA 18327

800-962-8584

(They publish the Wide World Music Series.)

 

SING OUT! The Folksong Magazine

P.O. Box 5253

Bethlehem, PA 18015-5253   (215-865-5366)

(Quarterly folk music magazine.   They also publish excellent folksong books and Rise Up Singing, a song book with tapes, containing over 1,200 very singable songs. Highly recommended.)

 

The Soar Corporation

P.O. Box 8606

Albuquerque, NM 87198

505-268-6110

fax: 268-0237

(Distributor of Native American recordings from traditional to Country Western, New Age, Rock, and Rap.)

 

Songs For Peace

P.O. Box 090-312

Brooklyn, NY 11209-0006

718-748-3569

(Periodical by and for activist song writers—most of whom are involved with the People’s Music Network.)

 

Tara Publications

29 Derby Ave.

Cedarhurst, NY 11516

800-827-2400

http://www.jewishmusic.com

(Tara publishes hundreds of song books and recordings representing the great diversity of music within the Jewish tradition. Their catalog is a must!)

 

Paul Winter’s World of Living Music

P.O Box 72

Litchfield, CT 06759

203-567-8796

fax: 567-4276

(Many recordings and a teachers guide book accompaniment to their recording Earth: Voices of a Planet that celebrates both the diversity of human cultures and the natural world around us.)

 

The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Inc.

263 West 86th St.

New York, NY 10024

(800) 788-2187

info@westernwind.org (e-mail)

http://www.westernwind.org (web)

(Well known a cappella perfoming group.   They publish excellent choral collections and have many fine recordings.   They give wonderful workshops on a great diversity of ensemble singing styles.)

 

White Cliffs Media

Lower Village

Gilsum, NH 03448.

800-359-3210

www.musicsource.com/

custom/whitecliffs

(They sell authentic West African and World recordings, books, and instructional material.)

 

World Around Songs

Rt. 5 Box 398

Burnsville, NC 28714 (704)675-5343

(Small folk song collections, available since the Fifties, with music of many cultures appropriate for sing-a-longs with people of all ages.   They have some great collections of rounds and canons.)

 

World Music Institute

49 West 27th St. Suite 810

New York, NY 10001

212-545-7536

(Catalog of recordings on cd and videos of music from all parts of the earth.   Their complete catalog costs a little extra.)

 

World Music Press

Judith Cook Tucker, publisher

P.O. Box 2565

Danbury, CT 06813-2565

203-748-1131

1-800-810-2040

fax: 203-748-3432

(Judith Cook Tucker publishes excellent song books, tapes, and octavos of music from many cultures.   The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind.   Highly recommended.)

 

World Music at West, Multicultural Music and Arts Catalog

1208 5th St.

Coralville, IA 52241 (800-397-9378)

(Distributor of many multicultural music resources.)

 

Yesterday Service, Inc., Classical Sheet Music

1972 Mass. Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140

617-547-8263

(Esther Breslau and company are experts at finding the printed music you need and getting it to you quickly with wonderful discounts.   Their long-term summer deals are especially attractive for those of us making large orders for the coming year.   This is not an advertisement, I simply find their work to be excellent, as do many many others.)

 

Zephyr Press

3316 N. Chapel Ave.

P.O. Box 66006-P

Tucson, AZ 85728-66006

(Publisher of education guide books dealing with all aspects of multi-sensory learning.)

 

Education and Arts Organizations

 

American Council for the Arts

Department 33

One East 53rd St.

New York, NY 10022

 

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

P.O. Box 6310

Lawton, OK 73506-0301

(Indispensable resource—magazine, books, regional and national meetings, etc.)

 

American Orff-Schulwerk Association

P.O. Box 391089

Cleveland, OH 44139-8089

2167-543-5366

(Music education for the mind, body and community.)

 

Choirboy Notes

Noteworthy Communications

34518 Warren Rd. #315

Westland, MI 48185

313-721-5410

(Support organization with newsletter.)

 

Choristers Guild

2834 West Kingsely Rd.

Garland, TX 75041

214-271-1521

(Youth Church Choir publisher—journal and music.)

 

Chorus America

1811 Chestnut St., Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-563-2430

f: 563-2431

e-mail: chorusam@libertynet.org

(Support organization for professional choral groups and conductors.)

 

Church Music Publishers Association

P.O. Box 158992

Nashville, TN 37215

615-791-0273

(They provide guidelines on copyright and other information.)

 

Dalcroze Society of America

3871 45th Ave. NE

Seattle, WA 98105

206-527-7034

(Dalcroze/Eurhythmics combines mind, body and emotion in music/movement education)

 

Exploring

3601 Lyon Street

San Francisco, CA 94123

(Newsletter published by the amazing Exploratorium center in San Francisco—a few good issues on sound and music.)

 

Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA)

P.O. Box 34635

Detroit, MI 48234

313-898-6900

(The GMWA has annual national conventions the second week in August.   It is the largest national gospel music gathering.)

 

Kodály Center of America

15 Denton Rd.

Wellesley, MA 02181-6404

617-235-8784

(Books, music, and info on The Kodaly music education approach.)

 

Music Educators Journal

1902 Association Dr.

Reston, VA 22091

http://www.menc.org

(Very useful magazine and resource organization for music teachers. Their recent series of world music articles by Patricia Shehan Campbell should be in every choral directoers library.)

 

National Association of Pastoral Musicians

225 Sheridan St.

Washington, DC 20011

202-723-5800

fax: 589-5175

(Support for church musicians)

 

NATS

2800 University Bvld. N.

JU Station

Jacksonville, FL 32211

(Support organization for voice teachers.)

 

The Omega Institute

260 Lake Drive

Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3212

800-944-1001

(Omega is conference center that offers workshops by singers from Western Wind, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Bobs, Take Six, the Drepung Loseling Monks, and Bobby McFerrin. Highly recommended.)

 

People’s Music Network

Sarah Underhill (Current Executive Head)

RR 1 Box 193

Kerhonksen, NY 12446

(PMN is largely a folksong society with an emphasis on social justice concerns.   There are several folk choruses associated with PMN including the New York Streetsingers, founded by Pete Seeger and led by Bernardo Palombo and Gene Glickman.   They have two national gatherings every year.)

 

Perry Innovations, Inc.

P.O. Box 395

Silver Springs, FL 34489

1-800-527-2966

(Robert Perinchief writes drug education music for children.   He also publishes Honor Your Partner Songs, a fine collection of partner songs, two or more songs that can be sung at the same time.)

 

THE CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA SOCIETY OF AMERICA (CASA)

1850 Union Street #1441

San Francisco, CA 94123.

fax:(415) 921-2834

email: casa@casa.org

http://www.singers.com

phone: (415) 563-5224

(They sponsor the annual harmony Sweepstakes Festival, offer the Primarily A Cappella catalog and offer on-line opportunities. They also sponsor the Urban Harmony Movement.)

 

Presbyterian Association of Musicians

100 Witherspoon St. Room 3407A

Louisville, KY 40202-1396

(Support services for church musicians)

 

Revels, Inc.

One Kendall Square, Building 600

Cambridge, MA 02139

(They publish wonderful folk songs in book and octavo form.   Also many recordings of their Christmas, Spring and Summer Revel’s music.)

 

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Incorporated (SPEBSQSA)

6315 3rd Avenue

Kenosha, WI, 53141

(What kind of world would it be without Barbershop Quartet and Sweet Adelaide music?   SPEBSQSA publishes a catalog, Harmony Marketplace.)

 

Sweet Adelines International

Box 470168

Tulsa, OK 74147-0168

(Women’s a cappella music organization. They publish a catalog called Harmony Bazaar.)

 

Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network

29 Commonwealth Ave.

Boston, MA 02116

617-421-9004

(UUMN is a support organization for church musicians.   Like other denominational organizations, they have regional and national meetings.   They also publish music.   If you want sacred music with gender sensitive text that doesn’t compromise beauty for political correctness, check them out.)

 

 

 

Zamir Choral Foundation

P.O. Box 109

Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024

(Every summer, the Zamir Choral Foundation holds a conference on Jewish choral music in the Catskills of New York.)

 

Choral Publishers

 

Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 10003

16380 Roscoe Blvd.

Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003

(Choral Music)

 

Alliance Music Publications

3330 Hillcroft, Suite H

Houston, TX 77057

(They offer choral music from Central America.)

 

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

P.O. Box 6310

Lawton, OK 73506-0301

(Indispensable resource—magazine, books, regional and national meetings, etc.)

 

American Orff-Schulwerk Association

P.O. Box 391089

Cleveland, OH 44139-8089

2167-543-5366

(Music education for the mind, body and community.)

 

Arista Music Company

Box 1596

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(Classical choral music)

 

Arsis Press

170 N.E. 33rd Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Tel: 954-563-1844, Fax: 954-563-9006

Email: evercoe@compuserve.com.

(Choral music by women for everyone.)

 

Art Masters Studios Inc.

1599 SE 8th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55414-1510

(Sacred choral and church music)

 

Barnwell’s Notes Publishing

P.O. Box 32164

Washington, DC 20007

202-625-7870

fax: 202-625-7871

http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/ymbarnwell

ymbarnwell@compuserve.com

YMB@IGC.ORG

www.sweethoney.com

(Ysaye Maria Barnwell writes and arranges truly superb choral music, some of which has been performed by the group she sings with, Sweet Honey in the Rock.)

 

Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

P.O. Box 14273

Columbus, Oh 43214

(Sacred choral music)

 

Brentwood Music, Inc.

One Maryland Farms, Suite 200

Brentwood, TN 37027

(Gospel)

 

Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

35 East 21st St.

New York, NY 10010-6212

212-358-5300

main fax: 212-358-5301

sales: 212-358-5339

sales fax: 212-358-5303

(Doreen Rao started a multicultural children’s choral series.   Boosey & Hawkes also publishes some of my choral pieces including Niska Banja from the former Republic of Yugoslavia.)

 

Broude Brothers

141 White Oaks Rd.

Williamstown, MA 02167

(Choral music including some by Salomone Rossi)

 

Burleigh Inspirational Music

P.O. Box 16091

Oklahoma City, OK 73113

405-232-7477

(Glenn Edward Burleigh composes demanding and exhilarating gospel music.)

 

Choristers Guild

2834 West Kingsely Rd.

Garland, TX 75041

214-271-1521

(Youth Church Choir publisher—journal and music.)

 

Roger Dean Publishing Company

P.O. Box 802

Dayton, OH 45401-0802

(Choral music including the Heritage Choral Series)

 

 

Dekay’s House of Music

39 Thrift St.

San Francisco, CA 94112.

415-239-8471

(Gospel music distributor, both recordings, octavos, and song books.   They also have how-to books on gospel style piano playing.)

 

earthsongs

220 NW 29th St.

Corvallis, OR 97330

503-748-5760

(Many excelent octavo compositions and arrangements of music from everywhere.)

 

Ear To The Ground Publisher

167 Maple St.

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(Small publishers with exciting choral arrangements of activist songs from many cultures with arrangements by Gene Glickman of the New York Streetsingers and others.)

 

Carl Fischer

62 Cooper Sq.

New York, NY 10003

212-777-0900

(Choral music and all kinds of other music)

 

Mark Foster Music Company

Box 4012

Champaign, IL 61824-4012

800-359-1386

FAX: 217-398-2791

e-mail: markfostermus@champ.il.aads.net

 

Gospel Notes

6143 Oxon Hill Rd.

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

301-839-AMEN

(Gospel)

 

William Grant Still Music,

4 South San Francisco St, Suite #422,

Flagstaff AZ 86001-5737

602/526-9355

(For the music of William Grant Still)

 

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

7777 W. Bluemond Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Octavos and songbooks)

 

Harmonia Music Publishers

P.O. Box 210

NL-1230 AE Loosdrect,

HOLLAND

Tel: +31 35 582 7675

e-mail: harmonia@compuserve.com

(Choral music by Bartók, Kodály and other Hungarian composers.)

 

HaZamir Music Publications

35 Garland Rd.

Newton, MA 02159

http://www.zamir.org

(Jewish choral music by Josh Jacobson, David Burger and others. Highly recommended.)

 

Hope Publishing Company

380 South Main Place

Carol Stream, IL 60188

630-665-3200

e-mail: jlshope@aol.com

(Choral music)

 

Neil A. Kjos Music Company

4380 Jutland Drive

San Diego, CA 92117

(Choral works by Argentine composer Oscar Escalada and others.)

 

Kodály Center of America

15 Denton Rd.

Wellesley, MA 02181-6404

617-235-8784

(Books, music, and info on The Kodaly music education approach.)

 

Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc.

250 W. 57th St. Suite 932

New York, NY 10107

(Lawson-Gould has a long tradition of publishing music from diverse cultures.   Get their catalog Music from around the world.)

 

Hal Leonard Corporation

7777 W. Bluemound Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Choral music, including some Robert Ray gospel music.)

 

Lexicon Music Inc.

P.O. Box 2222

Newbury Park, CA 91320

(Gospel choral collections.)

 

The Lorenz Corporation

Box 802

Dayton, OH 45401-0802

(Choral music incorporating Heritage Music Press, the Roger Dean Publishing Company, and the Triune Corporation.)

 

Morton Music

P.O. Box 1652

Toowong QLD 4066

phone: 07 3371 6670

info@mortonmusic.co.au

(Australian choral publishers)

 

Musica Russica

27 Willow Lane

Madison, CT 06443

800-326-3132

www.musicarussica.com

(Exciting choral octavos and recordings of all kinds of Russian music with full phonetic guidance.)

 

Music Romanica (Gabriel Dumitrescu)

P.O. Box 1285

Edmonds, WA 98020-1285

Phone 206-778-5190

Fax 206-778-3484

e-mail gabriel@u.washington.edu

(Eastern European music)

 

National Music Publishers

16605 Townhouse

Tustin, CA 92680

(Choral music)

 

Nyoni Publishing Co.

P.O. Box 25

Groveton, TX 75845

409-642-2361

(Multicultural choral music with complete dance instructions when needed. They also publish music for Chaia Marimba Music Co.)

 

Pavane Publishing

Dist. by Intrada Music Group

P.O. Box 1240

Anderson, IN 46015

(Choral music)

 

Perry Innovations, Inc.

P.O. Box 395

Silver Springs, FL 34489

1-800-527-2966

(Robert Perinchief writes drug education music for children.   He also publishes Honor Your Partner Songs, a fine collection of partner songs, two or more songs that can be sung at the same time.)

 

Plymouth Music Co., Inc.

170 N.E. 33rd St.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334

(Choral music)

 

Theodore Presser Company

Presser Place

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

215-525-3636

fax: 527-7841

(Music Publishers including extensive choral music. Their Israel Music Institute features contemporary music from Israel. They are the parent company for Coronet Press, E. Henry David Music Publishers, Thorpe Music Publishing Company, the Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp., Lindsay Music, and many other publishers from around the world.)

 

RADIANCE MUSIC

1430 Willamette, Suite B

Eugene, OR 97401

541-344-7995

(Exciting octavos and songbooks by Jim Scott, who worked with The Paul Winter Consort for many years.   Some of their Earth Mass, Missa Gaia, is published by Radiance Music.)

 

William James Ross

10426 Fox Hollow

San Antonio, TX 78217

(Ross composes deeply spiritual music within the Unitarian Universalist tradition. His extensive catalog is available from The Riverrun Music Press in San Antonio, TX)

 

Santa Barbara Music Publishing

260 Loma Media

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

805-962-5800

E mail: sbpm@sprynet.com

 

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Dist. by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

7777 W. Bluemound Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Choral music, including the Gregg Smith series.)

 

SDG Press

170 N.E. 33rd St.

Ft. Lauderdale FL 33334

305-563-1844

(Part of the Walton Choral Publishing group. They publish Jackson Berkey’s music including his settings of Native American texts.)

 

Selah Press, LTD

92 Grantwood Drive

Amherst, MA 01002

(Publishes the gospel music of Horace Boyer)

 

Bonia Shur

3101 Clifton Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45220

(Bonia Shur publishes his own Jewish choral compositions and arrangements. Recommended)

 

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Incorporated (SPEBSQSA)

6315 3rd Avenue

Kenosha, WI, 53141

(What kind of world would it be without Barbershop Quartet and Sweet Adelaide music?   SPEBSQSA publishes a catalog, Harmony Marketplace.)

 

The Sparrow Corp.

P.O. Box 5010

Brentwood, TN 37024-5010

(Publisher of gospel choral music with tapes.   Highly recommended.)

 

Sweet Adelines International

Box 470168

Tulsa, OK 74147-0168

(Women’s a cappella music organization. They publish a catalog called Harmony Bazaar.)

 

Tara Publications

29 Derby Ave.

Cedarhurst, NY 11516

800-827-2400

http://www.jewishmusic.com

(Tara publishes hundreds of song books and recordings representing the great diversity of music within the Jewish tradition. Their catalog is a must!)

 

Thomas House Publications

Distributed by Intrada Music Group

P.O. Box 1240

Anderson, IN 46015

(They offer some fine Spanish choral music.)

 

Transcontinental Music Publications

838 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10021

212-249-0100.

(Choral music from many Jewish traditions, both sacred and secular.)

 

Treble Clef Music Press

Mary Lycan, Editor

415 Wesley Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27516-1521

(Choral music for sopranos and altos, medieval to 20th century with an emphasis on women composers.)

 

Twin Elm Publishing

1626 Twenty-Seventh Avenue Court

Greeley, CO 80631

303-356-2172

(They publish many wonderful octavos representing the great diversity of Central American choral music.)

 

Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network

1234 Oak Knoll Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45224

513-729-4183

(UUMN is a support organization for church musicians.   Like other denominational organizations, they have regional and national meetings.   They also publish music.   If you want sacred music with gender sensitive text that doesn’t compromise beauty for political correctness, check them out.)

 

Walton Music Corporation

170 N.E. 33rd St.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33334

Phone: 954-563-1844

Fax: 954-563-9006

(Their new collaboration with The Library of Congress has resulted in the reprinting of many classic 19th century American choral pieces)

 

Frank E. Warren Music Service

689 Main St.

Waltham, MA 02451

781-398-1838

(Publishes Songs of Ecuador by Robert Greenlee)

 

The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Inc.

263 West 86th St.

New York, NY 10024

(800) 788-2187

info@westernwind.org (e-mail)

http://www.westernwind.org (web)

(Well known a cappella perfoming group.   They publish excellent choral collections and have many fine recordings.   They give wonderful workshops on a great diversity of ensemble singing styles.)

 

World Music Press

Judith Cook Tucker, publisher

P.O. Box 2565

Danbury, CT 06813-2565

203-748-1131

1-800-810-2040

fax: 203-748-3432

(Judith Cook Tucker publishes excellent song books, tapes, and octavos of music from many cultures.   The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind.   Highly recommended.)

 

Yelton Rhodes Music

P.O. Box 46249

Los Angeles, CA 09946

888-497-6874

(As their wonderful catalog proclaims, they “publish lyrical music (choral) with a message that promotes inclusiveness and tolerance of the broad spectrum of human nature.”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multicultural Publishers and Resources

 

Alliance Music Publications

3330 Hillcroft, Suite H

Houston, TX 77057

(They offer choral music from Central America.)

 

Barnwell’s Notes Publishing

P.O. Box 32164

Washington, DC 20007

202-625-7870

fax: 202-625-7871

http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/ymbarnwell

ymbarnwell@compuserve.com

YMB@IGC.ORG

www.sweethoney.com

(Ysaye Maria Barnwell writes and arranges truly superb choral music, some of which has been performed by the group she sings with, Sweet Honey in the Rock.)

 

Black Sacred Music, A Journal of Theomusicology

Curriculum of African and Afro-American .          Studies

CB#3395, 401 Alumni Building

Univ. of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3395

(Back issues include info on R. Nathaniel Dett, William Grant Still, and the worshipping church in Africa.)

 

Brentwood Music, Inc.

One Maryland Farms, Suite 200

Brentwood, TN 37027

(Gospel)

 

Burleigh Inspirational Music

P.O. Box 16091

Oklahoma City, OK 73113

405-232-7477

(Glenn Edward Burleigh composes demanding and exhilarating gospel music.)

 

Canyon Records

4143 N. 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

(Excellent source for Native American recordings, especially Navaho.)

 

Dekay’s House of Music

39 Thrift St.

San Francisco, CA 94112.

(Gospel music distributor, both recordings, octavos, and song books.   They also have how-to books on gospel style piano playing.)

 

Diadem, Inc.

3310 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

(Black gospel songbooks and tapes.)

 

Dove Music

P.O. Box 08286

Milwaukee, WI 53208

(Distributor of world music recordings, videos, song books, and instruments.   They have a good collection of songs in Spanish from many traditions.)

 

earthsongs

220 NW 29th St.

Corvallis, OR 97330

503-748-5760

(Many excelent octavo compositions and arrangements of music from everywhere.)

 

Ear To The Ground Publisher

167 Maple St.

Brooklyn, NY 11225

(Small publishers with exciting choral arrangements of activist songs from many cultures with arrangements by Gene Glickman of the New York Streetsingers and others.)

 

Ethnomusicology

The Society for Ethnomusicology, Inc.

Univ. of Michigan, 48109.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(Academic journal for the study of music and culture.   The books and essays are meticulously researched, but not always easy for the non-ethnomusicologist to relate to.   The society hosts regional meetings with very interesting presentations on the music of many cultures.)

 

Films for the Humanities and Sciences

P.O. Box 2053

Princeton, NJ 08543-2053

(Exciting videos and films on music from classical to their “Listening to the Silence, African Cross Rhythms.”)

 

Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA)

P.O. Box 34635

Detroit, MI 48234

313-898-6900

(The GMWA has annual national conventions the second week in August.   It is the largest national gospel music gathering.)

 

William Grant Still Music,

4 South San Francisco St, Suite #422,

Flagstaff AZ 86001-5737

602/526-9355

(For the music of William Grant Still)

 

Harvest Christian Bookstore

10328 S. Western Ave.

Chicago, IL 60643

312-445-3535

(Gospel music)

 

HaZamir Music Publications

35 Garland Rd.

Newton, MA 02159

http://www.zamir.org

(Jewish choral music by Josh Jacobson, David Burger and others. Highly recommended.)

 

Homespun Tapes

Box 694

Woodstock, NY 12498

(How-to tapes and videos on learning folk and jazz instruments.   Also contains tapes on yodeling, singing in harmony as well as Ysaye Maria Barnwell’s exceptional set, Singing in the African American Tradition.)

 

House of Musical Traditions

7040 Carroll Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

301/270-9090 Tel

800-540-3794 Orders

301/270-3010 Fax

hmtrad@hmtrad.com

(Multicultural instruments,

recordings and books.)

 

Ladyslipper Catalog

P.O. Box 3124-R

Durham, NC 27715.

(Recording and song book distributor for women’s music.)

 

Latin America Music Center

Dr. Carmen Tellez

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/lamc/

 

Latin American Music Review

University of Texas Press Journals

Box 7819

Austin, TX 78713

(Scholarly articles on the diverse musical traditions of Latin Americans. Revista de Música Latino Americana.)

 

Hal Leonard Corporation

7777 W. Bluemound Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Choral music, including some Robert Ray gospel music.)

 

Lexicon Music Inc.

P.O. Box 2222

Newbury Park, CA 91320

(Gospel choral collections.)

 

Light and Song Incorporated

P.O. Box 27

Cambridge, MA 02140.

(Annabel Graetz offers a great variety of Balkan and international winter holiday music.)

 

Morton Music

P.O. Box 1652

Toowong QLD 4066

phone: 07 3371 6670

info@mortonmusic.co.au

(Australian choral publishers)

 

Multicultural Media

31 Herbert Rd.

Montpelier, VT 05602

800-550-9675

fax: 802-229-1834

(They sell videos of music and dance from all around the world.)

 

MUSA (Music of the United States of America):

Mark Clague, Executive Director

Burton Memorial Tower #606

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1270

Phone: 313.647.4580

Fax: 313.647.1897

info@umich.edu

(Associated with the American Musicological Society, they will soon publish transcriptions of traditional Hawaiin songs, spirituals, and more.)

 

Musica Russica

27 Willow Lane

Madison, CT 06443

800-326-3132

www.musicarussica.com

(Exciting choral octavos and recordings of all kinds of Russian music with full phonetic guidance.)

 

Music For Little People

Box 1460

Redway, CA 95560   (800-246-4445)

(Wonderful children’s recordings by Tom Chapin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sally Rogers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many others.)

 

Music Romanica (Gabriel Dumitrescu)

P.O. Box 1285

Edmonds, WA 98020-1285

Phone 206-778-5190

Fax 206-778-3484

e-mail gabriel@u.washington.edu

(Eastern European music)

 

 

North American Native Authors Catalog

The Greenfield Review Press

2 Middle Grove Rd. P.O. Box 308

Greenfield Center, NY 12833

518-583-1440

(Exciting catalog of historical materials, stories, tapes, poetry, and literature by Native American authors. $1.00)

 

Nyoni Publishing Co.

P.O. Box 25

Groveton, TX 75845

409-642-2361

(Multicultural choral music with complete dance instructions when needed. They also publish music for Chaia Marimba Music Co.)

 

Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corporation

Kagurazaka 6-30

Shinjukuku, Tokyo 162

JAPAN

011 81 3 3235-2111 (fax: 2110)

(They publish a catalog of Japanese choral music.   Also look for Kawai and Zen-on publishers, both in Tokyo.)

 

Theodore Presser Company

Presser Place

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

215-525-3636

fax: 527-7841

(Music Publishers including extensive choral music. Their Israel Music Institute features contemporary music from Israel. They are the parent company for Coronet Press, E. Henry David Music Publishers, Thorpe Music Publishing Company, the Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp., Lindsay Music, and many other publishers from around the world.)

 

Revels, Inc.

One Kendall Square, Building 600

Cambridge, MA 02139

(They publish wonderful folk songs in book and octavo form.   Also many recordings of their Christmas, Spring and Summer Revel’s music.)

 

Saint Louis African Chorus

P.O. Box 3086

St. Louis, MO 63130-3086

314-862-0250

e-mail: 717023554@Compuserve.com

(Choral/Drama performing group. As part of their goal to teach African cultures, they publish a newsletter. $1) (director: Fred Onovwerosuoke)

 

Savgos Music, Jonan Music, Arisav Music, Inc.

1123 Broadway, Suite 507

New York, NY 10010

212-675-3375

(Gospel recordings with accompanying sheet music.)

 

Selah Press, LTD

92 Grantwood Drive

Amherst, MA 01002

(Publishes the gospel music of Horace Boyer)

 

Bonia Shur

3101 Clifton Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45220

(Bonia Shur publishes his own Jewish choral compositions and arrangements. Recommended)

 

The Soar Corporation

P.O. Box 8606

Albuquerque, NM 87198

505-268-6110

fax: 268-0237

(Distributor of Native American recordings from traditional to Country Western, New Age, Rock, and Rap.)

 

The Sparrow Corp.

P.O. Box 5010

Brentwood, TN 37024-5010

(Publisher of gospel choral music with tapes.   Highly recommended.)

 

Tara Publications

29 Derby Ave.

Cedarhurst, NY 11516

800-827-2400

http://www.jewishmusic.com

(Tara publishes hundreds of song books and recordings representing the great diversity of music within the Jewish tradition. Their catalog is a must!)

 

Transcontinental Music Publications

838 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10021

212-249-0100.

(Choral music from many Jewish traditions, both sacred and secular.)

 

Twin Elm Publishing

1626 Twenty-Seventh Avenue Court

Greeley, CO 80631

303-356-2172

(They publish many wonderful octavos representing the great diversity of Central American choral music.)

 

Tyscot, Distributed by

Alexandria House

468 McNally Dr.

Nashville, TN 37211

1-800-877-7732

(Gospel music)

 

Paul Winter’s World of Living Music

P.O Box 72

Litchfield, CT 06759

203-567-8796

fax: 567-4276

(Many recordings and a teachers guide book accompaniment to their recording Earth: Voices of a Planet that celebrates both the diversity of human cultures and the natural world around us.)

 

The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Inc.

263 West 86th St.

New York, NY 10024

(800) 788-2187

info@westernwind.org (e-mail)

http://www.westernwind.org (web)

(Well known a cappella perfoming group.   They publish excellent choral collections and have many fine recordings.   They give wonderful workshops on a great diversity of ensemble singing styles.)

 

White Cliffs Media

Lower Village

Gilsum, NH 03448.

800-359-3210

www.musicsource.com/

custom/whitecliffs

(They sell authentic West African and World recordings, books, and instructional material.)

 

World Music Institute

49 West 27th St. Suite 810

New York, NY 10001

212-545-7536

(Catalog of recordings on cd and videos of music from all parts of the earth.   Their complete catalog costs a little extra.)

 

World Music Press

Judith Cook Tucker, publisher

P.O. Box 2565

Danbury, CT 06813-2565

203-748-1131

1-800-810-2040

fax: 203-748-3432

(Judith Cook Tucker publishes excellent song books, tapes, and octavos of music from many cultures.   The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind.   Highly recommended.)

 

World Music at West, Multicultural Music and Arts Catalog

1208 5th St.

Coralville, IA 52241 (800-397-9378)

(Distributor of many multicultural music resources.)

 

Folk Music Resources

 

Folk-Legacy Records, Inc.

Sharon, CT 06069

(They offer a variety of traditional music recordings.)

 

Folkways, The Whole Catalog

Smithsonian/Folkways Mail Order

414 Hungerford Dr. Suite 444

Rockville, MD 20850

Fax: 301-443-1819

(Great old and new folk, ethnic, jazz etc. recordings)

 

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

7777 W. Bluemond Rd.

P.O. Box 13819

Milwaukee, WI 53213

(Octavos and songbooks)

 

Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

4 Industrial Dr.

Pacific, MO 63069-0066

(Songbooks and instructional material.)

 

People’s Music Network

Sarah Underhill (Current Executive Head)

RR 1 Box 193

Kerhonksen, NY 12446

(PMN is largely a folksong society with an emphasis on social justice concerns.   There are several folk choruses associated with PMN including the New York Streetsingers, founded by Pete Seeger and led by Bernardo Palombo and Gene Glickman.   They have two national gatherings every year.)

 

SING OUT! The Folksong Magazine

P.O. Box 5253

Bethlehem, PA 18015-5253   (215-865-5366)

(Quarterly folk music magazine.   They also publish excellent folksong books and Rise Up Singing, a song book with tapes, containing over 1,200 very singable songs. Highly recommended.)

 

Songs For Peace

P.O. Box 090-312

Brooklyn, NY 11209-0006,  718-748-3569  (Periodical by and for activist song writers—most of whom are involved with the People’s Music Network.)

World Around Songs, Rt. 5 Box 398,  Burnsville, NC 28714 (704)675-5343  (Small folk song collections, available since the Fifties, with music of many cultures appropriate for sing-a-longs with people of all ages.   They have some great collections of rounds and canons.)

Music Education

Blecher, Sharon and Kathy Jaffee, Weaving In The Arts, Widening The Learning Circle, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1998.

Blecher, Sharon and Kathy Jaffee, Whole Music, A Whole Language Approach To Teaching Music, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1998.

Brewer, Chris, and Don C. Campbell. 1991. Rhythms of Learning, Creative Tools for Developing Lifelong Skills. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 13448, 85732-3448.  (This book discusses entrainment and other rhythm principles to be used in the future of education.   Recommended.)

Campbell, Don G.   1992. One Hundred Ways to Improve Teaching Using Your Voice and Music, Pathways to Accelerate Learning. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.  (Don Campbell compiles theories by Lazanov, Tomatis, Jean Houston, Grace Nash and others to creative an activity book for teachers.   You’ll use a lot of these activities your students.   Some, you may never want to use.)

Cary, Emily P. 1987. “Music as a Prenatal and Early Childhood Impetus to Enhancing Intelligence and Cognitive Skills.” Roeper-Review 9, no.3, Feb.  (This article is part of the growing proof in the importance of music for all learning.)

Choksy, Lois. 1981. The Kodaly Context, Creating an Environment for Musical Learning. NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.  (Excellent introduction to the Kodaly style of music education.)

Copland Davidson, Marilyn, ed. The Music of Paul Winter, Earth: Voices of a Planet, a Teacher’s Guide.   1994. Miami, FL: CPP/Belwin, Inc.  (A curriculum using the Paul Winter recording, Voices of a Planet that intergrates multicultural and environmental issues.)

Elliott, David J., Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education.  (An important argument for music in our schools.   He argues that we need to make music first and that while learning music helps all the other ways of learning, the most important reason for making music is the music itself.)

Gardner, Howard. 1983. Frames of Mind. NY: Basic Books.  (Gardner is the leading champion of the concept of multiple intelligences which can be applied to multi-cultural education.)

“Growing Up Complete: The Imperative for Music Education.” 1991. The Report of The National Commission of Music Education (MENC), 1902 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.  (Excellent collection of essays, many related to how children in cultures around the world learn about music.   the essays then ask the obvious question, “If it works for others, will it work for us?”

Guide To The Selection of Musical Instruments With Respect to Physical Ability and Disability, 1982.  (Available from Music West #42671.)

Langstaff, John and Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Music Makes a Difference, 1995. 683 Santa Barbara Rd., Berkeley, CA 94707: The Langstaff Video Project.  (Series of videos and booklets on the how and why of music teaching for the elementary classroom teacher.)

Blacking, John, 1973. How Musical Is Man? Seattle: University of Washington Press.  (Out of print, but for educators interested in the issue of how music is taught in diverse cultures, this book is well worth the search.)

Foundation For Human Potential

3240 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60657

Nachmanovitch, Stephen, Free Play, Improvisation in Life and Art, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Nash, Grace C., Creative Approaches to Child Development with Music, Language and Movement, Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly, and Kaban, Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., 1974.  (A remarkable music education resource.)

Nash, Grace C., and Barbara Potter, Do It My Way, The Child’s Way of Learning. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred 1977.  (A tried and true classroom resource integrating music into the classroom.)

Nash, Grace C. and Janice Rapley. Music in the Making: Optimal Learning in Speech, Song, Instrument Instruction and Movement for Grades K-4. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., 1990  (Grace Nash revolutionized music education during the fifties and sixties.   Her books on counting and reading rhythm games are excellent for the classroom teacher.)

Orff, Carl, trans. by Margaret Murray. 1978. The Schulwerk, Vol. 3 of Documentation: His Life and Work. NY: Schott Music Corp.  (The Orff-Schulwerk approach is a leading system for teaching music, both instruments and singing, in North America and Europe.)

Palmer, Mary and Wendy L. Sims, ed., Music In Prekindergarten, Published by Music Educators National Conference MENC, 1993.  (Excellent collection of articles on various teacher-friendly music activities.)

Page, Nick. Sing and Shine On! The Teachers Guide to Multicultural Song Leading. 1995, 88 Post Road West, PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007: Greenwood Publishing Group. 800-793-2154.  (My how-to book also includes a section on why singing is essential for education.   I look at the power of singing from many perspectives.)

Page, Nick, 1995. Music As A Way of Knowing Stenhouse Publishing, P.O. Box 360, York, ME 03909, 207-363-9198, 800-988-9812, fax: 207-363-9730.  (This book is part of a series dedicated to the integration of the arts into the classroom–how to teach science, history etc. using music.)

Rao, Doreen, We Will Sing! Choral Music Experience for Classroom Choirs. NY: Boosey & Hawkes, 1993.  (Excellent step by step curriculum guide for elementary school choral directors.)

Regelski, Thomas A., Teaching General Music, Action Learning for Middle and Secondary Schools, NY: Schirmer Books.

Robbins, Clive and Carol, Music for the Hearing Impaired, ($24.95) 1980.  (Includes singing, playing, music reading, movement and more. Available from West Music #42672)

Rhythmic Entrainment Institute, P.O. Box 1678  Sedona, AZ 86339

Schafer, R. Murray. 1976. Creative Music Education: A Handbook for the Modern Music Teacher.   NY: Schirmer Books.  (Schafer is a Canadian composer who has many creative ideas on the use of music and composition in the classroom.   Children learn to compose using the sounds around them.)

Tacka, Philip, and Michael Houlahan, 1993, Sound Thinking: Musical Skill Development Through the Kodaly Concept, 2 vols. New York, NY: Boosey & Hawkes.

Wallace, Rosella R. 1992. Rappin’ and Rhymin’, Raps, Songs, Cheers, and SmartRope Jingles for Active Learning. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.  (Fun teacher activity book using Rap and other spokenstyles to teach classroom subjects.)

New Paradigm & Healing Music

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst, and Tim Nevill, trans. 1988. The Third Ear, On Listening to the Ear. Dorset, England: Element Books Ltd.  (These two books by European jazz artist Berendt have many innovative ideas about music, sound, and consciousness.)

Bereznak Kenny, Carolyn. 1989. The Field of Play: A Guide for the Theory and Practice of Music Therapy. Atascadero, CA: Ridgeway Publishing Company, Box 686, 93423.  (One of the better books on Music Therapy, not to be confused with music healing.   Music Therapy is one of the many creative therapies in the field of psychology.)

Campbell, Don G. 1983. Introduction to the Musical Brain. Saint Louis, MI 63132: MMB Music, Inc., 10370 Page Industrial Blvd.  (Don Campbell is one of the leaders in the field of music healing and music in education.)

Campbell, Don G. ed. 1992. Music and Miracles, A Companion to Music: Physician for Times to Come. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.

Campbell, Don G.   1991. Music Physician For Times To Come. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.

Campbell, Don G., The Mozart Effect, Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit, New York, NY: Avon Books, 1997.  (With many useful testemonies on music’s many powers.)

Campbell, Don G. 1989. The Roar of Silence, Healing Powers of Breath, Tone and Music. Wheaton, IL: The Theosophical Publishing House.  (Exercises and meditations intended to improve listening and your awareness of sound and resonance.)

Diamond, M.D., John. The Life Energy in Music. Valley Cottage, NY: Archaeus Press, P.O. Drawer 37, 10989. (Dr. Diamonds theories on life energies are very controversial.   He claims that some music gives us energy and some takes it away.)

Dissanayake, Ellen. 1988. What is Art For? Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Dissanayake, Ellen. 1992. Homo Aestheticus, Where Art Comes From and Why. NY: The Free Press.  (Written with a scientists respect for accuracy combining the studies of anthropology, evolutionary psychiatry, and aesthetics in a fascinating way.   Recommended.)

Dissanayake, Ellen, “Music As A Human Behavior: An Hypothesis Of Evolutionary Origin And Function.” (Los Angeles, CA: Paper presented at annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolutionary Society, Aug. 16, 1990.)  (Fascinating look at mother/child dialogue as origin of music and speech.)

Flatischler, Reinhard. 1992. The Forgotten Power of Rhythm. Mendicino, CA: LifeRhythm.  (A New Age way of thinking about rhythm.   It makes a powerful connection between rhythm and life.)

Gardner, Kay. 1990. Sounding the Inner Landscape. Stonington, ME: Caduceus Publications.  (One of the better books on music healing.)

Gilmor, Timothy M., Paul Madaule, and Billie Thompson, eds. 1989. About The Tomatis Method. Toronto: The Listening Centre Press.  (On the many uses of the Tomatis Method for healing and for education.   See Tomatis, The Conscious Ear.)

Godwin, Joscelyn, ed. 1987. Music, Mysticism and Magic, A Sourcebook . NY: Arkana Paperbacks.  (Godwin has studied two thousand years of written records on the powers of music and edited them into this and other books.   As with all mystical subjects, some truth can be found in it if you are patient.)

Kaner, Etta, Sound Science, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991.  (40 experiements and activities for young people.)

Karel, Richard. Sept. 6, 1991. “The Halls of Congress Are Alive With The Sound Of Music.” Psychiatric News.  (This is an account of Dr. Oliver Sachs’ testimony to Congress on the importance of music in therapy.)

Lazear, David, 1994. Seven Pathways of Learning, Teaching Students and Parents about Multiple Intelligences, Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.  (This and the other Lazear books published by Zephyr make excellent use of Gardner’s approach to the seven intelligences.   These books are highly recommended.)

McClellan Ph.D., Randall, The Healing Forces of Music, History, Theory, and Practice, Rockport, MA: Element, 1991.  (The most comprehensive cross-cultural book on sound/music healing.)

Nelson, Annabelle, The Learning Wheel, Ideas and Activities for Multicultural and Holistic Lesson Planning, 1994, Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.  (An exciting all-encompassing book.)

The Omega Institute

260 Lake Drive

Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3212

800-944-1001

(Omega is conference center that offers workshops by singers from Western Wind, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Bobs, Take Six, the Drepung Loseling Monks, and Bobby McFerrin. Highly recommended.)

Page, Nick. Sing and Shine On! The Teachers Guide to Multicultural Song Leading. 1995, 88 Post Road West, PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007: Greenwood Publishing Group. 800-793-2154.  (My how-to book also includes a section on why singing is essential for education.   I look at the power of singing from many perspectives.)

Parsons, Alexandra, Sound, (Part of the Make it Work series by Wendy Baker & Andrew Haslam), Ocala, FL: Action Publishing, 1992.  (Fun collection of children’s activities exploring sound.   Great photographs.)

Rhythm Entrainment Institute

P.O. Box 1678

Sedona, AZ 86339

reiinst@sedona.net

 

Sahtouris, Elisabet. 1989. Gaia, The Human Journey From Chaos to Cosmos.   New York: Pocket Books.

(Fascinating story of evolution using the hypothesis that the Earth is a living planet, not a planet with life on it.)

 

Scott, Molly. 1983. “The Power of Song.” The Songsmith Journal. Winter Solstice.

(Molly Scott, a singer and educator, is helping to redefine the role of music in education.)

 

Swimme, Brian. 1984. The Universe is a Green Dragon, a Cosmic Creation Story. Santa Fe: Bear & Company.

(Easy to read interpretation of modern physics and how it effects our way of thinking.)

 

Tomatis, Alfred A. 1991. The Conscious Ear, My Life of Transformation Through Listening. Barrytown, NY:         Station Hill Press.

(The Tomatis method is controversial, but worth investigating.   He believes that music charges the brain.)

 

Zephyr Press

3316 N. Chapel Ave.

P.O. Box 66006-P

Tucson, AZ 85728-66006

(Publisher of education guide books dealing with all aspects

 

Academic Organizations

 

American Music

University of Illinois Press

54 East Gregory Dr.

Champaign, IL 61820

(Scholarly journal on the great diversity of North American music.)

 

Black Sacred Music, A Journal of Theomusicology

Curriculum of African and Afro-American .          Studies

CB#3395, 401 Alumni Building

Univ. of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3395

(Back issues include info on R. Nathaniel Dett, William Grant Still, and the worshipping church in Africa.)

 

Early Music America

11421 1/2 Bellflower Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44106

703-525-7550

fax: 908-9207

(Support services for early music musicians.)

 

Ethnomusicology

The Society for Ethnomusicology, Inc.

Univ. of Michigan, 48109.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(Academic journal for the study of music and culture.   The books and essays are meticulously researched, but not always easy for the non-ethnomusicologist to relate to.   The society hosts regional meetings with very interesting presentations on the music of many cultures.)

 

Indiana University Press

601 N. Morton Street

Bloomington IN

47404-3797

1-800-842-6796

iupress@indiana.edu

(Academic books on many world cultures including some on music.)

 

The Journal of Musicology

University of California Press, Journals Dept.

2120 Berkeley Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

(Scholarly journal.)

 

Latin America Music Center

Dr. Carmen Tellez

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/lamc/

 

Latin American Music Review

University of Texas Press Journals

Box 7819

Austin, TX 78713

(Scholarly articles on the diverse musical traditions of Latin Americans. Revista de Música Latino Americana.)

 

The Mambazo Academy of South African Music and Culture

1619 Broadway #540

New York, NY 10019

(Joseph Shabalala, leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, founded this organization dedicated to the preservation of a quickly disappearing musical culture.)

 

Nineteenth Century Music

University of California Press, Journals Dept.

2120 Berkeley Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

(Scholarly journal.)

 

World & Classroom Instruments

 

Ted Brown Music Company

1121 Broadway Plaza

Tacoma, WA 98402

800-247-1536

(Percussion instruments for the classroom.)

 

Heartbeat Drums

P.O. Box 692

Santa Fe, NM 87504-0692

406-821-4401

 

Honey Rock

RD 4, Box 87

Everett, PA 15537

(814-652-9184)

(Multi-cultural percussion-related materials for performer and music educator, including how to purchase drums from around the world.)

 

House of Musical Traditions

7040 Carroll Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

301/270-9090 Tel

800-540-3794 Orders

301/270-3010 Fax

hmtrad@hmtrad.com

(Multicultural instruments,

recordings and books.)

 

Lark in the Morning

P.O. Box 1176

Mendocino, CA 95460

707/964-3762 and 707/964-5569 Tel

707/964-1979 Fax

larkinam@larkinam.com

(100 page catalog of thousands of world instruments. Also summer workshops on world music. Some recordings. Catalog $3.)

 

Mud Pie Productions

P.O Box 127

Leverett, MA 01054-0127

413-648-8169

mudpiemusic.com

(Fun catalog of percussion and other instruments for children.)

 

Music Is Elementary

P.O. Box 24263

Cleveland, OH 44124

800-888-7502

(Catalog for classroom and other instruments.)

 

Native Sound

123 Groveland Ave.

Riverside, IL 60546-1910

708-447-8025

(Excellent supplier for the wind, string, brass, and percussion instruments of our worlds many cultures.)

 

Remo, Inc.

12804 Raymer St.

North Hollywood, CA 91605

(Accessible and good sounding drums of all sizes and colors for the classroom.)

 

West Cliff Percussion

1803 Mission St. Box 148-R

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

800-900-DRUM

(West African drums for sale)

Songbooks & Books By Region

Africa

Adzinyah, Abraham Kobena, Dumisani Maraire and Judith Cook Tucker, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

Amoaku, W.K., 1971. Orff-Schulwerk In The African Tradition, African Songs and Rhythms for Children, A Selection from Ghana, NY: Schott Music Corp.

Barnwell, Ysaye, and George Brandon. 1989. Singing in the African American Tradition, Choral and Congregational Vocal Music. Woodstock, NY: Homespun Tapes, Ltd.  (Six tapes where Ysaye Barnwell teaches the harmonies one part at a time—Her way of keeping the songs within the aural tradition.   With great background information. Highly recommended!)

Bender, Wolfgang, 1991. Sweet Mother, Modern African Music, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.  (On Afro-Pop and other new music from Africa.)

Berliner, Paul. 1978. The Soul of the Mbira, Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe.   Berkeley: University of California Press.  (A fascinating look at the thumb piano and the amazing cultural framework behind it.   Along with Chernoff’s book, African Rhythm and African Sensibility, the book changes the way you think about music.)

Chernoff, John Miller. 1979. African Rhythm and African Sensibility. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.  (This book will make you rethink about the purpose of music.   Highly recommended.)

Edey, Edna Smith, ed. 1978, The Griot Sings: Songs From the Black World, NY: Medgar Evers College Press.  (Collection of songs—African and African American/North, South and Islands. Out of Print.)

Hamilton, Margaret, ed., 1993, Sing Freedom! Songs of South African Life, London: Novello.  (Exciting collection of songs written out SATB.   With forward by Desmond Tutu. Highly Recommended.)

Klein, Rosine and Stacia Robbins, 1986, African Folksongs, Children’s Songs of Ghana, Teachers Guide.   310 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801: Spoken Arts, Inc.  (Recordings for classroom use with accompanying booklets)

Loh, I-to, ed., African Songs of Worship, Geneva, World Council of Churches.  (Wonderful sacred chants and hymns from throughout Africa.)

Makeba, Miriam. 1971. The World of African Song. Chicago: Quadrangle Books.  (Out of print.   Hopefully, it will be published again.   Copies can be obtained through inter-library exchanges.)

McLaughlin, Roberta, Folk Songs of Africa, 1993, Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (with tape)

Mundy, Philip, Fifty Kenyan Folksongs, Nairobi: Kenya Conservatoire of Music, 1984.  (Traditional songs with translations.)

Mutsoli, Manaseh G. and Nathan Corbitt, Four African Hymns, Garland, Texas: Choristers Guild, 1994. CGA-686

NKetia, J.H. Kwabena, 1974. The Music of Africa. New York: Norton.  (An invaluable African perspective on African music.)

Nyberg, Anders, ed. FREEDOM IS COMING, Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa for Mixed Choir. Chapel Hill, NC: Walton Music Corporation.  (Book and tape of SATB songs and chants.   Great for grades six and up.   With words in Zulu and English. Highly recommended!)

Olson, Howard ed., Lead Us Lord: A Collection of African Hymns, Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1977.

Olson Howard ed., Set Free: A Collection of African Hymns, Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1993.

Serwadda, W. Moses, Songs and Stories From Uganda, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set with beautiful illustrations.)

Wahome, John Kamenyi, Songs of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya: Jemisik Cultural Books Ltd., 1987.  (Traditional songs in the Kikuyu language with translations.)

India, Asia, Polynesia

Anderson, William M. 1975. Teaching Asian Music in Elementary and Secondary Schools, MI: The LeLand Press.  (A good introduction with descriptions and illustrations of musical instruments.)

Capwell, Charles, 1986. The Music of the Bauls of Bengal, Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press.  (The Bauls of Bengal are a religious sect who sing as their major form of communication.   They dance a lot too.)

DeWoskin, Kenneth J. 1982. A Song For One or Two, Music and the Concept of Art in Early China. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan.  (Academic study of the fascinating connection between music and culture in ancient China.)

Fukuda, Hanako, Favorite Songs of Japanese Children. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 1964.

Nguyen, Ph.D., Phong, and Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ph.D., From Rice Paddies and Temple Yards, Traditional Music of Vietnam, Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

Sam, Sam-Ang and Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ph.D., Silent Temples, Songful Ghearts, Traditional Music of Cambodia, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

Shankar, Ravi. 1979. Learning Indian Music. Onoma Topoeia, Inc. 170 N E. 33rd St. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33334.  (A how-to book and tape guide to learning the Rag and Tal melody and rhythm traditions of India.   Advanced material.)

Thrasher, Ph.D., La-Li-Luo Dance Songs of the Chuxiong Yi, Yunnan Province, China, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press. (Tape and book instructional set.)

Europe

Behan, Dominic. 1973. Ireland Sings. NY: Music Sales Corporation.  (Political and other songs from Ireland including Behan’s The Patriot Game.)

Brass, Mary Cay, Village Harmony, Traditional Songs of the Balkans, R.D. #1, Box 668, Plainfield, VT 05667: Northern Harmony Publishing, 1995.  (Great collection of 27 traditional Balkan songs with pronunciation guide.)

Carter, Sydney, Songs of Sydney Carter, 4 volumes, Norfolk, England: Galliard Limited, 1971. (Distributed by Galaxy Music, 2121 Broadway, New York, NY 10023)  (Sydney Carter, a Welsh songwriter, wrote “The Lord of the Dance,” “Julian of Norwich,” “Bell of Creation,” and many other wonderful sacred songs.)

Graetz, Annabel. Laduvane Songbook self-published: P.O. Box 27, Cambridge, MA 02140. (Booklet of octavos with the amazing harmonies and rhythms of the Balkan Peninsula)

Pohjola, Erkki, Tapiola Sound. Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Walton Music, 1993.  (Pohjola is the founder of Finland’s astounding Tapiola Choir, combining children’s and adult voices singing music from all over.)

Schafer, Andrea, My Harvest Home, A Celebration of Polish Songs, Games, Dances and Customs, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, et. al. eds. 1925 (1985). The Oxford Book of Carols. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  (Traditional and contemporary English carols—including carols for other parts of the year beside Christmas.)

Jewish Music

Adler, Samuel, ed., Yamim Norain (Days of Awe) Vol. I, Rosh Hashannah & Vol. II, Yom Kippur, New York, NY: Transcontinental Music Publications, 1990.  (Transliterated choral settings w/organ.   Complete recordings available.)

Eisenstein, Judith Kaplan. 1972. Heritage of Music. NY: Union of American Hebrew Congregations.  (Looks at the diversity of folk, classical and sacred music from the many Jewish traditions.   With many songs as examples.)

Gold, Ben-Zion. The Harvard Hillel Sabbath Songbook, Boston, MA: David R.Godine, Publisher, Inc. 1992. (300 Mass. Ave. 02115)  (Wonderful collection of sacred and secular songs with piano accompaniment.)

Hirschhorn, Linda. 1989. Gather Round, New Hebrew Canons, Rounds and Musical Settings, Cedarhurst, NY: Tara Publications.  (Exciting collection, especially for those looking for new and/or feminist songs within the Jewish tradition.)

Hirschhorn, Linda. 1996. The Music of Linda Hirschhorn, More Hebrew Canons, Rounds and Musical Settings, Cedarhurst, NY: Tara Publications.  (Her recordings with Vocolot are available from Oyster: Box 3929, Berkeley, CA 94703 or from Tara Publications.)

Jacobson, Joshua. “A Guide to Choral Repertoire in Hebrew.” The Choral Journal (Oct. 1979) published by ACDA, American Choral Directors Association.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Choral Music For Chanukah” The Choral Journal (Sept. 1990) published by ACDA

Jacobson, Joshua. “East Meets West”   The Choral Journal (May 1993) published by ACDA.  (Israeli choral music)

Jagoda, Flory, The Flory Jagoda Songbook, Memories of Sarajevo, Cedarhurst, NY: Tara Publications, 1993.  (Exciting Ladino songs, including “Ocho Kandelikas.”)

Middle Eastern Music

Monsour, Dr. Sally, Songs Of The Middle East, With Dances, Orff & Percussion Arrangements, & Cultural Information, Miami, FL: Warner Bros. Publications Inc., 1995.  (Accessible songs in English, Hebrew, and Arabic)

Latin America

Alscott, Owen, ed., Flor Y Canto, Portland, OR: Oregon Catholic Press Publications, 1989. (5536 NE Hassalo 97213 Available from Dove Music in Milwaukee.)   (All Spanish Catholic Hymnal)

Cáceres, Abe, Somos Uno- We Are One, For cross-cultural worship in Spanish-English congregations.

Cantemos! Let’s Sing, Milwaukee, WI: Lutheran Human Relations Association of America, n.d. (2703 N. Sherman Blvd. 53210  (Hand written hymns in Spanish and English. Available from Dove Music in Milwaukee)

Ebinger, Virginia and N. Nylander, Spanish Songs, Games, and Stories of Childhood, Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press. 1993.

Flor Y Canto. 1989. Portland, OR: Oregon Catholic Press.(Spanish American Hymns.   Available from Dove Music.)

Fogelquist, Mark, and Patricia Harpole. 1989. Los Mariachis! An Introduction to the Mariachi Tradition of Mexico, Danbury, CT. World Music Press.  (Book and tape.)

Harpole, Ph.D., Patricia and Mark Fogelquist, Los Mariachis! An Introduction to Mexican Mariachi Music, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

Marachin, Jaci ed., Brazilian Songs of Worship, Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1989.

Nylander Ebinger, Virginia, Niñez, Spanish Songs, Games, and Stories of Childhood, Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1993.  (Handbook packed with great songs, written out.)

Orozco, Jose-Luis, 1985, Cancionero, Children’s Folklore in Spanish, Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records.  (Excellent collections of Latin American songs with recordings.   Available from Dove Music in Milwaukee. Highly recommended.)

Orozco, Jose-Luis, ed. Ill. by Elisa Kleven, De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children, New York, NY: Dutton Children’s Books, 1994.  (Beautifully illustrated collection.)

Spicer, Suzanne, Tiemstra, The Choral Music of Latin America: A Guide to Compositions and Research.   NY: Greenwood Press. 1992  (An excellent resource. Out of print.)

Vigil, Jose Maria and Angel Torrellas, eds., Misas Centro Americana, (Managua: CAV-CEBES, 1988). With cassette (Contains the music of three Central American masses: Misa Popular Nicaragnense, Misa Campesina Nicaragnense, and Misa Popular Salvadoreña.)

Villarreal Brennan, Elizabeth, A Singing Wind,Songs and Melodies From Ecuador, , Danbury, CT, World Music Press.  (Tape and book instructional set.)

North American

Bronner, Simon J., American Children’s Folklore: A Book of Rhymes, Games, Jokes, Stories, Beliefs and Camp Legends, Little Rock, AR: August House, 1988.

Browne, C.A., The Story of Our National Ballads, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company.

Carawan, Guy, and Candie Carawan, 1989. Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? The People of John’s Island, South Carolina-Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.  (Fascinating look at a fascinating culture.)

Carawan, Guy, and Candie Carawan, 1990. Sing for Freedom, The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs. Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out Corporation.

(With excellent historical information.)

Cohn, Amy L. From Sea to Shining Sea, A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs., NY: Scholastic Inc.

Cooke, Nym, Awake To Joy! Christmas Carols for Part-Singing, 290 Wine Rd. New Braintree, MA 01531-1604, 508-867-9144.  (An amazing collection of mostly early American Christmas music. Send $15, which includes postage, to Nym Cooke at above address for the book.)

Crawford Seeger, Ruth. 1948. American Folk Songs for Children, In Home, School and Nursery School. NY: Doubleday.  (A now classic collection of songs with an excellent introduction on the folk song tradition.)

Fowke, Edith, and Joe Glazer, eds. 1960. Songs of Work and Freedom. Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, Doubleday and Company, Inc.  (Now classic collection of songs.)

Get America Singing Again, 45 sing-along songs edited by Will Schmid and MENC (Music Educators Natonal Conference) with a forward by Pete Seeger.) Published by Hal Leonard Corporation.

Glickman, Gene, Arr., Ear To The Ground: Songs of Struggle and Celebration from Four Continents, Brooklyn, NY: Ernest & Gruber, 167 Maple St. 11225, 1994.  (Thirteen SATB arrangements of folk songs from several cultures.)

Gordon, Larry, ed., Endless Light, Spiritual Songs From a New Generation of Composers, R.D. #1, P.O. Box 668, Plainfield, VT 05667: Northern Harmony Publishing, 1997.  (Wonderful Sacred Harp-style hymns composed by high school students. w/recording)

Gordon, Larry, Anthony G Barrand, Carole Moody Crompton, Northern Harmony, Plain Tunes, Fuging Tunes and Anthems from the Early and Contemporary New England Singing Traditions, R.D. #1, P.O. Box 668, Plainfield, VT 05667: Northern Harmony Publishing, 1995.  (Wonderful collection with incredible background information. They also publish a small collection of rounds.)

Lyons, Dr. John Henry, Stories of Our American Patriotic Songs, NY: Vanguard Press.

Moyers, Bill, Don Marino, ed., Elena Mannes, Prod. and Dir., Amazing Grace (Video), Public Affairs Television Inc. for WNET New York and WTTW in Chicago.  (Video about the hymn “Amazing Grace.”   It explains the power of the song by looking at its history as well as the diverse cultural traditions that have embraced the song.   Recommended)

Ritchie, Jean, 1971. Celebrations of Life, Her Songs…Her Poems.   Port Washington, NY: Geordie Music Publishing.  (Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie’s collection of wonderful songs including “Now is the Cool of the Day” and “The Peace Round.”)

Seeger, Pete, 1985. Abiyoyo, NY: MacMillan.  (This is an illustrated children’s story adapted by Pete Seeger.   Children can sing-a-long with the song “Abiyoyo” as the book is read to them.   Delightful!)

Seeger, Pete, Ed. by Jo Metcalf Schwartz, 1972. The Incomplete Folksinger, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  (Folk singer Pete Seeger’s great thoughts on great folk traditions.)

Seeger, Pete, 1993. Where Have All the Flowers Gone, A Singer’s Stories, Songs, Seeds, Robberies. Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out Corporation.  (Pete Seeger has written an autobiography using his own songs and others as a way of telling his life story.   Highly recommended.)

A Shaker Hymnal, A Facsimile Edition of the Hymnal of the Canterbury Shakers, Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1990. (Lewis Hollow Rd. 12498)  (Some wonderful old gems.)

Silverman, Jerry, Mel Bay’s Immigrant Songbook, Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 1992.  (Exciting collection of powerful songs.)

White, B. F., and E. J. King, eds. (1859) 1991. The Sacred Harp. Broadman Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203.  (Exciting early American shape note hymns.   The tradition of singing these songs is still alive.)

African American

Ashley, Bryan. 1984. I’m Going To Sing: Black American Spirituals, vols. 1 & 2. New York: Atheneum.  (Ashley’s wood block illustrations are superb.)

Barnwell, Ysaye, and George Brandon. 1989. Singing in the African American Tradition, Choral and Congregational Vocal Music. Woodstock, NY: Homespun Tapes, Ltd.  (Six tapes where Ysaye Barnwell teaches the harmonies one part at a time—Her way of keeping the songs within the aural tradition.   With great background information. Highly recommended!)

Burns, Michael G., Improvisation Aid II, P.O. Box Box 16978, Houston, TX 77222-6978  (For anyone interested in creating Gospel accompaniments.)

Carawan, Guy, and Candie Carawan, 1989. Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? The People of John’s Island, South Carolina-Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.

(Fascinating look at a fascinating culture.)

Carawan, Guy, and Candie Carawan, 1990. Sing for Freedom, The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs. Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out Corporation.  (With excellent historical information.)

Collins, Lisa, Gospel Music, 1997 Round-Up, P>O> Box 7274, Culver City, CA 90233-7274, 310-677-6011  (Information on the business of Gospel music. Great resource.)

COMPOSITIONS: ONE by Bernice Johnson Reagon, Washington, DC: Songtalk Publishing Company.  (Exciting collection of songs from the group Sweet Honey in the Rock. Available from Ladyslipper Catalog.)

Edey, Edna Smith, ed. 1978, The Griot Sings: Songs From the Black World, NY: Medgar Evers College Press.  (Collection of songs—African and African American/North, South and Islands. Out of Print.)

Jenkins, Ella. 1968. The Ella Jenkins Songbook. NY: Oak Publications.  (Great collections of children’s songs from around the world adapted by the greatest children’s song leader of them all.   Highly recommended.   Ella Jenkins has many recordings.)

Johnson, James Weldon, and J. Rosamond Johnson. 1977. The Books of American Negro Spirituals, NY: Da Capo Press, Inc.  (Superb collection by the author and composer of Lift Every Voice and Sing.)

Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes. 1987. Step It Down (Games, Plays, Songs and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

(Great collection for anyone interested in historical accuracy in singing African American children’s songs. Also, the songs are great.)

Kochman, Thomas. 1977. Rappin’ and Stylin’ Out. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  (See also David Toop’s The Rap Attack)

Latin American Songs, 1992, Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.  (Songs in Spanish and English with piano.)

Lead Me, Guide Me, GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638 Ph: 800/442-1358, 708/496-3800 Fax: 708/496-3828.  (Hymnal and service book of African American Catholics. Recording available.)

Learning How To Play Gospel Music, Vols. I and II,   924 N. Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38107: New Musical Concepts.  (Videos)

Ray, Robert, Gospel Mass, 1981, Jenson Publications, Inc.  (Six exciting and accessible movements of the Mass.   There is a growing movement surrounding this great work.   Choruses that have never sung gospel before are learning it.   The piano, bass and drum parts are so well written.   In addition, these beginning gospel groups are joining with more experienced gospel groups to create exciting local choral festivals.)

Reagon, Bernice Johnson, Compositions: One, P.O. Box 21310, Washington, D.C. 20009: Songtalk Publishing Compony, 1986.

(Transcriptions of powerful Sweet Honey In The Rock pieces including “Seven Principles,” a song for Kwanza.)

Reagon, Bernice Johnson, ed. 1992. We’ll Understand It Better By and By, Pioneering African American Gospel Composers. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.  (Along with her Wade in the Water series, this is an excellent guide to traditional gospel music.)

Songs of Zion. 1981. Nashville: Abingdon Press. (Manufactured by the Parthenon Press)  (Available from Dove Music, see Resource Guide. Fantastic collection of African American Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs—with historical backgrounds for each style.)

Stanley, Lawrence A., Ed. Rap, The Words to Rap’s Greatest Hits. 1992. New York, NY: Penguin Books.  (Rap lyrics express the same diversity of thought as all pop songs.   This book has it all.)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, All For Freedom. 1989. (Recording) Redway, CA: Music For Little People.  (Great African and African-American songs for children including Silvie, Cumbayah, Little Red Caboose, Ise Oluwah and others.)

Toop, David. 1984. The Rap Attack, African Jive to New York Hip Hop. Boston, MA: South End Press.  (If you know nothing about Rap, read this book. You will definitely respect Rap as an ancient musical tradition. Recommended.)

Wagner, Chris, Slave Songs, Jubilee Hymns, and Spirituals, P.O. Box 14923, Columbus, OH 43214-0923 (khrysso@infinet.com) (http://www.infinet.com/~khrysso/)  (This and other collections contain copies of early songs, hyms etc. from a variety of old collections.)

White, Evelyn Davidson, ed., Choral Music by African American Composers, A Selected, Annotated Bibliography, London, England: The Scarecrow Press. 1996.  (By title, composer, and in convenient chart format.)

Native American

Ballard, Dr. Louis W. 1973. American Indian Music for the Classroom, Teacher’s Guide, Phoenix, Arizona (4143 N. 16th St. 85016): Canyon Records.

Ballard, Dr. Louis W. 1976. The American Indian Sings, Book 1. Santa Fe, NM: New Southwest Music Publications.  (Both of these collections are good.)

Burnett, Millie, ed., Dance Down the Rain, Sing Up the Corn, American Indian Chants and Games for Children,   1975, Allison Park, PA Musik Innovations (P.O. Box 1, zip: 15101)

Burton, Bryan. 1993. Moving Within the Circle: Contemporary Native American Music and Dance. Danbury, CT. World Music Press.  (Book and tape. Very teacher-friendly. Highly recommended!)

Curtis, Natalie. 1968. The Indian’s Book, Songs and Legends of the American Indians. NY: Dover Publications, Inc.  (Turn of the century collection of diverse Native American songs.   The translations sound very Victorian.)

Goseyun Wilson, Chesley, and Ruth Longcor Harnisch Wilson, Bryan Burton, When The Earth Was Like New, Western Apache Songs and Stories, 1994. (w/ tape or cd) Danbury, CT: World Music Press.  (A book that shows great respect to the powerful living legacy of Apache culture.)

Folk Music

Axelrod, Alan, Songs of the Wild West, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Blood-Patterson, Peter, ed. 1988. Rise Up Singing. Bethlehem, PA: A Sing Out Publication, PO Box 5253, 18015.  (The best collection of folk song lyrics around.   Tapes available.)

Crawford Seeger, Ruth. 1948. American Folk Songs for Children, In Home, School and Nursery School. NY: Doubleday.  (A now classic collection of songs with an excellent introduction on the folk song tradition.)

Dittberner, Larry, Songs For Earthlings, 293 Superior St., St. Paul, MN 55102  (Contains “Yea, O God, You Are Our Mother,” and many other accessible rounds and songs.)

Fowke, Edith, and Joe Glazer, eds. 1960. Songs of Work and Freedom. Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, Doubleday and Company, Inc.  (Now classic collection of songs.)

Fulton, Eleanor and Pat Smith, Let’s Slice the Ice, St. Louis: Magnamusic-Baton, 1978.  (Song games for children)

Fuoco-Lawson,Gloria, Street Games. London: Schott, 1992.

Jenkins, Ella. 1968. The Ella Jenkins Songbook. NY: Oak Publications.  (Great collections of children’s songs from around the world adapted by the greatest children’s song leader of them all.   Highly recommended.   Ella Jenkins has many recordings.)

Langstaff, John, A Revels Garland of Songs, In Celebration of Spring, Summer, and Autumn, Cambridge, MA: Revels, Inc. 1996.  (English and North American processionals, carols, rounds, pub songs, ritual songs, children’s songs, and street cries with piano accompaniment. Wonderful!)

Langstaff, Nancy, and John Langstaff, eds. 1985. The Christmas Revels Songbook, In Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. 306 Dartmouth St. 02116.  (Includes Wassail songs and other non-Christmas seasonal songs.)

Langstaff, Nancy, and John Langstaff, eds 1978, 1986. Sally Go Round The Moon, And Other Revels Songs and Singing Games for Young Children. Cambridge, MA: Revels Publications.  (Creative collections of fun songs. Revels also sells recordings of English ritual music from many seasons as well as a collection of sea chanteys.)

Perinchief , Robert, Honor Your Partner Songs, Perry Innovations, Inc., P.O. Box 395, Silver Springs, FL 34489, 1-800-527-2966  (A fine collection of partner songs, two or more songs that can be sung at the same time.)

Ritchie, Jean, 1971. Celebrations of Life, Her Songs…Her Poems.   Port Washington, NY: Geordie Music Publishing.  (Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie’s collection of wonderful songs including “Now is the Cool of the Day” and “The Peace Round.”)

Seeger, Pete, 1985. Abiyoyo, NY: MacMillan.  (This is an illustrated children’s story adapted by Pete Seeger.   Children can sing-a-long with the song “Abiyoyo” as the book is read to them.   Delightful!)

Seeger, Pete, Ed. by Jo Metcalf Schwartz, 1972. The Incomplete Folksinger, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  (Folk singer Pete Seeger’s great thoughts on great folk traditions.)

Seeger, Pete, 1993. Where Have All the Flowers Gone, A Singer’s Stories, Songs, Seeds, Robberies. Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out Corporation.  (Pete Seeger has written an autobiography using his own songs and others as a way of telling his life story.   Highly recommended.)

Staines, Bill. 1980. If I Were a Word, Then I’d Be a Song., Sharon, CT: Folk- Legacy Records, Inc. 06069.  (Contemporary folk songs like All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir, and River. Edited by Will Schmidt, past president of MENC)

Weber, Sol, ed., Rounds Galore! Captivating Rounds, Old and New. 1994. Distributed by Sing Out! Corp. or from Sol “Roundman” Weber, 25-14 37th St., Astoria, NY 11103-4228  (The best collection of rounds. Recommended. An “Informal Set” collection of rounds as well as a cd/tape of rounds are available.)

Jazz and Popular

Barbershop Arranging Manual, published by SPEBSQSA, 1980.  (Everything you’d need to know about arranging barbershop and then some.)

Callahan, Anna, The Collegiate Arranging Manual, Seattle, WA 98107: Angharad Publications, 136 NW Fortieth St., 1995.

(Did you know that “Transanging” meant to “convert a song originally played with instrumentation into an a cappella song?”)

The Doo-Wop Songbook. NY: Arc Music Corp. and Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1989.  (Fun collection, piano chords, and vocal only—few harmony parts.)

The King’s Singers Ensemble Singing Collection, Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1995.  (One of several King’s Singers collections, this one with world, classical, folk, and pop material.)

Marre, Jeremy, and Hannah Charlton. 1985. Beats of the Heart, Popular Music of the World. New York: Pantheon Books.

(Books and videos.   Excellent look at many styles of music ranging from Pentecostal Preachers in Appalachia to the excellent Beats of Resistance, on the Pop music of South Africa.   Recommended.)

Python Productions, Inc., The Fairly Incomplete and Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book, 1994, New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.  (95% of these songs cannot be sung with children, but the silliness of “The Galaxy Song” and a few others is irresistible.)

Raugh, Anne and Deke Sharon, Arr., Contemporary A cappella Songbook, Vol I, P.O. Box 8178, Tyler, TX 75711-8178: Voices Music Publishing, 1995.  (Great SATB rock and R&B arrangements)

Stanley, Lawrence A., Ed. Rap, The Words to Rap’s Greatest Hits. 1992. New York, NY: Penguin Books.  (Rap lyrics express the same diversity of thought as all pop songs.   This book has it all.)

Stoloff, Bob, Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques, Brooklyn, NY: Gerard and Sarzin Publishing Co. (146 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY 11217) (w/cd)

Stoloff, Bob, Vocal Improvisation in the Be-Bop Idiom ($18 w/postage) and Vocal Drum Grooves ($13 w/postage) Write to Bob Stoloff, 34 Broffi Circle, Framingham, MA 01701   (If you are into a cappella jazz singing, these exercise books by Berklee College’s vocal jazz professor are a must.)

Szabo, Burt, ed., Heritage of Harmony Songbook, Kenosha, WI: Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, 1988.  (The classic old Barbershop arrangements.)

Children’s Music

Ashley, Bryan. 1984. I’m Going To Sing: Black American Spirituals, vols. 1 & 2. New York: Atheneum  (Ashley’s wood block illustrations are superb.)

Bronner, Simon J., American Children’s Folklore: A Book of Rhymes, Games, Jokes, Stories, Beliefs and Camp Legends, Little Rock, AR: August House, 1988.

Burton, Bryan. 1993. Moving Within the Circle: Contemporary Native American Music and Dance. Danbury, CT. World Music Press.  (Book and tape. Very teacher-friendly. Highly recommended!)

Crawford Seeger, Ruth. 1948. American Folk Songs for Children, In Home, School and Nursery School. NY: Doubleday.  (A now classic collection of songs with an excellent introduction on the folk song tradition.)

Dalcroze Society of America, 3871 45th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206-527-7034  (Dalcroze/Eurhythmics combines mind, body and emotion in music/movement education)

Fulton, Eleanor and Pat Smith, Let’s Slice the Ice, St. Louis: Magnamusic-Baton, 1978.  (Song games for children)

Jenkins, Ella. 1968. The Ella Jenkins Songbook. NY: Oak Publications.   (Great collections of children’s songs from around the world adapted by the greatest children’s song leader of them all.   Highly recommended.   Ella Jenkins has many recordings.)

Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes. 1987. Step It Down (Games, Plays, Songs and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press   (Great collection for anyone interested in historical accuracy in singing African American children’s songs. Also, the songs are great.)

Kodály Center of America, 15 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA 02181-6404, 617-235-8784  (Books, music, and info on The Kodaly music education approach.)

Langstaff, Nancy, and John Langstaff, eds 1978, 1986. Sally Go Round The Moon, And Other Revels Songs and Singing Games for Young Children. Cambridge, MA: Revels Publications.  (Creative collections of fun songs. Revels also sells recordings of English ritual music from many seasons as well as a collection of sea chanteys.)

Music Educators Journal, 1902 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091, http://www.menc.org  (Very useful magazine and resource organization for music teachers. Their recent series of world music articles by Patricia Shehan Campbell should be in every choral directoers library.)

Music For Little People, Box 1460, Redway, CA 95560 (800-246-4445)  (Wonderful children’s recordings by Tom Chapin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sally Rogers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many others.)

Nash, Grace C. and Janice Rapley. Music in the Making: Optimal Learning in Speech, Song, Instrument Instruction and Movement for Grades K-4. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., 1990.  (Grace Nash revolutionized music education during the fifties and sixties.   Her books on counting and reading rhythm games are excellent for the classroom teacher.)

Nelson, Esther L., Singing and Dancing Games For The Young, New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 1977.  (Great collection with movement instructions)

Seeger, Pete, 1985. Abiyoyo, NY: MacMillan.  (This is an illustrated children’s story adapted by Pete Seeger.   Children can sing-a-long with the song “Abiyoyo” as the book is read to them.   Delightful!)

SING OUT! The Folksong Magazine, P.O. Box 5253, Bethlehem, PA 18015-5253   (215-865-5366) (Quarterly folk music magazine.   They also publish excellent folksong books and Rise Up Singing, a song book with tapes, containing over 1,200 very singable songs. Highly recommended.)

World Around Songs, Rt. 5 Box 398, Burnsville, NC 28714 (704)675-5343   (Small folk song collections, available since the Fifties, with music of many cultures appropriate for sing-a-longs with people of all ages.   They have some great collections of rounds and canons.)

World Music Press, P.O. Box 2565, Danbury, CT 06813-2565, 203-748-1131, fax: 203-748-3432

(Judith Cook Tucker publishes excellent song books, tapes, and octavos of music from many cultures.   The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind.   Highly recommended.)

World Music at West, Multicultural Music and Arts Catalog, 1208 5th St. , Coralville, IA 52241 (800-397-9378)   (Distributor of many multicultural music resources.)

Multicultural

Anderson, William M. and Patricia Shehan Campbell, eds. 1989. Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, Reston, VA: The Music Educators National Conference (MENC).  (A good introduction.)

Bakke, Corean ed., Aleluya: Let the WholeWorld Sing,, Chicago: Cornerstone Press Chicago, 1994

Banks, James, 1989. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perceptions, Boston: Allyn and Bacon.  (Along with the Sleeter and Grant book, Making Choices for Multi-Cultural Education, this is an excellent book for understanding the issues of multiculturalism in education.   Recommended.)

“Becoming Human Through Music, The Wesleyan Symposium on the Perspectives of Social Anthropology in the Teaching and Learning of Music”, 1985. At Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, 8/6-8/84, Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

(These articles offer an excellent argument for multiculturalism in music education.   The link between music and cultural identity is made very well.   Recommended.)

Bell, John ed., Many and Great: Songs of the World Church, Vol. I, Chicago: GIA Pub., Inc., North American Ed., 1990.   (From the Iona Community. 25 sacred songs from 16 countries. Recording available.)

Bell, John ed., Sent by the Lord: Songs of the World Church, Vol. II, Chicago: GIA Pub, Inc., North American Ed., 1992

Bragaw, Don and W. Scott Thomson, eds. 1992. Multicultural Education, A Global Approach, NY: The American Forum for Global Education, 45 John Street, Suite 908, NY, 10038.

Cech, Maureen, Globalchild, Multicultural Resources for Young Children, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1991. (Available from Zephyr.)  (Exciting activities including music, movement, art, food and more.)

A CIRCLE IS CAST. . Cambridge, MA: Libana, Inc.

(Songbook and tape by Boston based women’s chorus, LIBANA. Contains great chants from many traditions. Also: Fire Within. Both available from Ladyslipper Catalog.)

Clyde, Arthur C. ed., The New Century Hymnal, Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 1995, United Church of Christ.

Copland Davidson, Marilyn, ed. The Music of Paul Winter, Earth: Voices of a Planet, a Teacher’s Guide.   1994. Miami, FL: CPP/Belwin, Inc.  (A curriculum using the Paul Winter recording, Voices of a Planet that intergrates multicultural and environmental issues.)

East, Helen, The Singing Sack: Twenty-eight Song-Stories from Around the World. London: A & C Black, 1989. (Available from World Music at West)

Feld, Steven. 1982. Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression, N. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.  (Like many ethnomusicological books, this book makes you redefine music.)

Emily, R. ed., Psalter Hymnal, Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1987, Christian Reformed Church.

Fulton, Eleanor and Pat Smith, Let’s Slice the Ice, St. Louis: Magnamusic-Baton, 1978.  (Song games for children)

George, Luvenia A., Teaching the Music of Six Different Cultures, Danbury, CT: World Music Press. 1987.  (Africa, African-American, Native American, Jewish, Hawaiian, and Puerto Rican music.)

Glickman, Gene, Arr., Ear To The Ground: Songs of Struggle and Celebration from Four Continents, Brooklyn, NY: Ernest & Gruber, 167 Maple St. 11225, 1994.  (Thirteen SATB arrangements of folk songs from several cultures.)

“Growing Up Complete: The Imperative for Music Education.” 1991. The Report of The National Commission of Music Education (MENC), 1902 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.  (Excellent collection of essays, many related to how children in cultures around the world learn about music.   the essays then ask the obvious question, “If it works for others, will it work for us?” 

Hart, Mickey, and Fredric Lieberman. 1991. Planet Drum, A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm. San Francisco: Harper Collins.

(Like Hart’s other book, Drumming at the Edge of Magic,this is a look at drumming from a planetary perspective. Planet Drum examines the geographical and historical side of drumming.)

Hood, Mantle. The Ethnomusicologist, Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 1982.  (Mantle Hood has been an innovator in the field of ethnomusicology, the study of music and culture. w/recordings.)

Ito-Lo, ed. Hymns of the Four Winds, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1983. East Asian hymns in English.

Jeffers, Ron, ed.Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire, vol. I. “Sacred Latin Texts.” Corvallis, OR: Earthsongs, 1988.

Kealoha, Anna. 1989. Songs of the Earth, African, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu/Indian, Islamic/Sufi, Jewish/Hebrew, Native American, Neoteric & Others. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.  (Out of print.   Great diversity of songs and chants.)

Keeling, Richard, ed. 1989. Women in North American Indian Music: Six Essays. Bloomington, IN: The Society for Ethnomusicology.  (Some refreshing perspectives.)

The King’s Singers Ensemble Singing Collection, Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1995.  (One of several King’s Singers collections, this one with world, classical, folk, and pop material.)

Blacking, John, 1973. How Musical Is Man? Seattle: University of Washington Press.  (Out of print, but for educators interested in the issue of how music is taught in diverse cultures, this book is well worth the search.)

Lomax, Alan, Folk Song Style and Culture, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, (1968) 1994.

(A theoretical treatise arguing that there is a correlation between the music/dance that a culture creates and the behavioral traits of that culture—the basics of cantometrics.)

“Lost Tribes, Lost Knowledge, When Native Cultures Disappear, So Does a Trove of Scientific and Medical Wisdom.” Time: 9/23/91: 46–56.   (Time magazine’s look at a sad Global phenomenon.)

Makeever, Ray, Open the Door: Songs for Liturgy and Liberation,  (58 Biblically based songs with a vision for a more multicultural and inclusive church. Hymns, solos, children’s songs and more.)

Marks, Kate, Circle of Song, Songs, Chants, and Dances for Ritual and Celebration, P.O Box 428, Amherst, MA 01004, Full Circle Press, 1993.  (Accessible spiritual chants from many traditions.)

Marre, Jeremy, and Hannah Charlton. 1985. Beats of the Heart, Popular Music of the World. New York: Pantheon Books.  (Books and videos.   Excellent look at many styles of music ranging from Pentecostal Preachers in Appalachia to the excellent Beats of Resistance, on the Pop music of South Africa.   Recommended.)

May, Elizabeth, ed. 1980. Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction . Berkeley: University of California Press.  (A good intro.)

McDade, Carolyn, This Tough Spun Web, Songs of Global Struggle and Solidarity, Songs of Carolyn McDade, Womancenter at Plainville, 76 Everett Skinner Rd. Plainville, MA 02762.  (Freedom songs from around the world and by Carolyn McDade.)

McKim, LindaJo ed., The Presbyterian (U.S.A.) Hymnal, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990.

Menuhin, Yehudi, and Curtis W. Davis. 1979. The Music of Man. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.(Exciting book and video series.   Menuhin, the classical violinist, discusses music from many cultures. Recommended.)

Merriam, Alan P. 1964. The Anthropology of Music, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.(Merriam sets out an outline for examining the music of all cultures.)

Middleton, Julie Forrest, ed., Songs For Earthlings: A Green Spirituality Songbook, Philadelphia, PA: Emerald Earth Publishing, 1998.  (Almost 400 pages of Pagan and Earth-centered songs and chants with resource info and index.)

Montfort, Matthew, Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities, Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. 1985, Mill Valley, CA: Panoramic Press.   (For music teachers ready for the fun challenge of using world rhythms to teach classroom music.)

Multicultural Resources for Arts Education, June 1989, Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education, 5701 Normandale Rd. Suite 244, Minneapolis, MN 55424, 612-920-9002.

Myers, Helen, ed. Ethnomusicology, An Introduction. 1992. NY: W.W. Norton & Company.  (The companion book is Ethnomusicology, Historical and Regional Studies.   These two books contain current articles on the field of ethnomusicology, including some in-depth resource material—see Part III of my resource guide.)

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Ed. by Stanley Sadie. 1988. London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.  (An extraordinary multi-volume resource on all music from almost all cultures.)

Page, Nick. Sing and Shine On! The Teachers Guide to Multicultural Song Leading. 1995, 88 Post Road West, PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007: Greenwood Publishing Group. 800-793-2154.  (My how-to book also includes a section on why singing is essential for education.   I look at the power of singing from many perspectives.)

Page, Nick, 1995. Music As A Way of Knowing Stenhouse Publishing, P.O. Box 360, York, ME 03909, 207-363-9198, 800-988-9812, fax: 207-363-9730 (This book is part of a series dedicated to the integration of the arts into the classroom–how to teach science, history etc. using music.)

Parker, Alice. 1976. Creative Hymn Singing. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music, Inc. P.O. Box 470, 27514.

Parker, Alice. 1991. Melodious Accord, Good Singing in Church. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1800 N. Hermitage Ave. 60622 (These two books by composer Alice Parker need to be read by every church musician or anyone interested in how to breath new life into old music.)

Peacock, David and Geoff Weaver, Eds., World Praise: Combined Music Edition, HarperCollins/Marshall Pickering, 1995. Baptist World Alliance. ISBN 0551 02956 back

Ramsier, Paul, ed. 1976. Games Children Sing Around The World, Twelve Singing Games from Twelve Countries. Miami, FL: Belwin, Inc. (15800 N.W. 48th Avenue, 33014). (Available from World Music West.)  (Book and tape with good explanations.)

Rao, Doreen, We Will Sing! Choral Music Experience for Classroom Choirs. NY: Boosey & Hawkes, 1993. (Excellent step by step curriculum guide for elementary school choral directors.)

Robbins, Clive and Carol, Music for the Hearing impaired, ($24.95) 1980. (Includes singing, playing, music reading, movement and more. Available from West Music #42672)

Rounds For Children, 1986. NY: Amsco Publications. (Good collection of rounds for grades K-6)

Routley, Erik ed. Cantate Domino: An Ecumenical Hymn Book,, Published on behalf of the World Council of Churches by Oxford University Press, 1980.

Shehan Campbell, Patricia, Lessons From the World, New York, NY: Schirmer Books, 1991. (ISBN 0-020872361-9)

(Multicultural resources on teaching music)

Shehan Campbell, Patricia, ed. Music In Cultural Context, Eight Views on World Music Education, Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference (MENC) 1996.

(Excellent series on music from diverse cultures.)

Shehan Campbell, Patricia, Ellen McCullough-Brabson, Judith Cook Tucker, 1994. Roots & Branches, A Legacy of Multicultural Music for Children, Danbury, CT: World Music Press. (A must book and tape or cd for any classroom teacher who wants to teach songs of many cultures.   Highly recommended!)

Silverman, Jerry, Mel Bay’s Immigrant Songbook, Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 1992.(Exciting collection of powerful songs.)

Singing the Living Tradition, Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. Unitarian Universalist hymnal.

Sleeter, Christine E., and Carl A. Grant. 1988. Making Choices for Multi-Cultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class, and Gender. Columbus: Merrill Publishing Co.

(Along with James Banks Multicultural Education, this is an excellent book on contemporary issues in multicultural education.   Highly recommended.)

Slough, Rebecca ed., Hymnal: A Worship Book, Elgin, Illinois: Brethren Press, 1992. Church of the Brethren, General Conference Mennonite Church, Mennonite Church in North America.

Teason, Debbie with Gage Averill and Pandamonium Steel Band, Pandemonium Rules, Steel Band Ensembles For Orff Instruments, Danbury, CT, World Music Press.

(Caribbean Book and Tape instructional set.)

Wenner, E., and Elizabeth Freilicher. 1987. Here’s To The Women, 100 Songs For and About Women. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

(A collection with a lot of historical background. Available from Ladyslipper Catalog.)

World Music, The Rough Guide, Salsa to Soukous, Cajun to Calypso, 1994, New York, NY: Penguin Books.

(Reviews of thousands of recordings from everywhere on the planet.   Not scholarly, sometimes trendy, but always interesting.)

e-mail and websites

Here are some Internet resources:

Multicultural choral music:

http://www.columbia/~dwl130/orgs.html

Worldwide Internet Music Resources:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/

Choralist: listproc@colorado.edu/help (The word help will signal that you are requesting access info for whatever source you are seeking.)

ChoralNet and International Federation of Choral (Contains Choralist, ChoralTalk, and ChoralAcademe.)

Music: http:/www.sdsmt.edu/choralnet/

J.W. Pepper and Son, Inc. (A On-line music catalog.   Call 800-345-6296 for information)

Music Education List: Subscriptions to: listserv@vm1.spcs.umn.edu

ArtsEdge (Arts advocacy organization) Home Page via World Wide Web, URL address: http:\\k12.cnidr.org.

Sacred Harp List (Sacred Harp is early American shape note hymn singing, a tradition still alive today.) Subscriptions to: majordomo@tahiti.umhc.umn.edu

Vocalist (For solo and choral singers): Majordomo@phoenix.ouli.fi

Through Usenet:

Bluegrass Music: BGRASS-L@UKCC.BITNET

Irish Music: IRTRAD-L@IRLEARN.BITNET

(You can search for additional cultural information by entering soc.culture. and then the name of a culture.   For example, soc.culture.arabic or soc.culture.bangladesh

Note: This Resource Guide does not list music software, MIDI, or CD ROM information.   The future of all music activities will be broadly affected by these technologies including the realm of multicultural music.

Periodicals and Organizations

Note: The following listing is taken from the Norton/Grove music handbook, Ethnomusicology, An Introduction, ed. Helen Myers. NY: W.W. Norton & Co. 1992.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) (Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1976-); BRS, DIALOG (Arts and Humanities Search), 1980- [international index which fully indexes 1300 arts and humanities journals and relevant articles from 5000 social and natural science journals]; available on CD-ROM

African Music Journal, African Music Society (Grahamstown, South Africa: Rhodes University, 1954-); irregular; AHCI, Cc, MusInd, RILM

African Musicology (Nairobi: University of Nairobi, Institute of African Studies, 1983-) quarterly; AHCI, Cc, MusInd

Annual Review of Jazz Studies (New Brunswick, NJ: Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, 1973-); annual; ACHI, MusInd, RILM

Asian Folklore Studies (Nagoya: Nanzan University, Nanzan Anthropological Institute, 1942-); half-yearly; ACHI, Cc, HumInd, MLA

Asian Music, Society for Asian Music (Ithaca, NY: Society for Asian Music, 1968-); half-yearly; ACHI, Cc, MLA, MusInd, RILM

Black Music Research Journal, Center for Black Music Research (Chicago: Columbia College, 1980-); semiannual; ACHI, MusInd, RILM

Black Music Research Newsletter, Center for Black Music Research (Chicago: Columbia Colldge, 1977-); semiannual; ACHI, MusInd, RILM

Black Perspective in Music (Cambria Heights, NY: Foundation for Research in the Afro-American Creative Arts, 1973-; annual; Cc, MusInd, RILM

Bluegrass Unlimited (Broad Run, VA: Bluegrass Unlimited, 1966); monthly; MusInd

Blues Unlimited (London: Blues Unlimited Publications, 1963-); 4/year; MLA

Bulgarska musika (Sofi: Komiteta a Kultura, 1949-); 10/year; MusInd

Canadian Folk Music Bulletin/Bulletin de musique folklorique canadienne, Canadian Folk Music Society (Calgary: Canadian Folk Music Society, 1982-); quarterly; MLA

Canadian Folk Music Journal, Canadian Folk Music Society (Calgary: Canadian Folk Music Society, 1973-); annual; MLA, MusInd

Chinese Music, Chinese Music Society of North America (Woodridge, IL: Chinese Music Society of North America, 1978-); quarterly; MusInd, RILM

Country Dance and Song, Country Dance and Song Society of America (Northampton, MA: Country Dance and Song Society, 1968-) annual; MusInd

Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropological Association (Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association, 1986-); quarterly

Culture and Tradition (St. John’s, Nfld: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1976-); annual; MLA

Culture musicali, Società Italianna di Etnomusicologica (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1982-); semiannual

Current Musicology (New York: Columbia University, 1965-); semiannual; AHCI, Cc, HumInd, MusInd, RILM

English Dance and Song, English Folk Dance and Song Society(London: English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1936-); 4/year; MLA, MusInd, RILM

Finnish Music Quarterly (Helsinki: Performing Music Promotion Centre, Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Music, 1985-); quarterly; MusInd

Folk Music Journal, English Folk Dance and Song Society (London: English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1965-); annual; ACHI, Cc, MLA, MusInd

Hogaku, Traditional Japanese Music Society (New York: City University of New York, 1983-); semiquarterly; MusInd, RILM

Humanities Index (New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1974-); WILSONLINE, 1984- [citations to articles and book reviews in about 300 journals; international coverage]; available on CD-ROM

Indian Music Journal (Melkote: Tyaga Bharati Music Education Mission, 1964-); annual

Inter-American Music Review (Los Angeles: Robert Stevenson, 1978-); semiannual; AHCI, MusInd, RILM

International Journal of Music Education, International Society of Music Education (Reading, 1967-); semiannual; MusInd, RILM

Irish Folk Music Studies, Folk Music Society of Ireland (Dublin: Folk Music Society of Ireland, 1973-); annual; RILM

Israel Studies in Musicology (Ramat Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1978-); annual; RILM

Journal of Country Music (Nashville: Country Music Foundation, 1970-); quarterly; ACHI,Cc, MLA, RILM

The Journal of Musicological Research (London: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1974-); 4/year; AHCI, Cc, RILM

Journal of Musicology (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982-); quarterly; AHCI, Cc, MusInd, RILM

Journal of Popular Culture, Popular Culture Association (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1967-); quarterly, AH&L, AHCI, Cc, HistAbst, HumInd, MLA, MusInd, SSCI

Journal of Research in Music Education, Society for Research in Music Education (Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1953-); quarterly; AHCI, Cc, EducInd, MusInd, RILM, SSCI

Journal of the Indian Musicological Society (Baroda, India: Indian Musicological Society, 1970-); semiannual; AHCI, Cc, MusInd, RILM

Living Blues: a Journal of the Black American Blues Tradition (University, MS: University of Mississippi, 1970-); 6/year; MLA, MusInd, RILM

Musica Judaica, American Society for Jewish Music (New York: American Society for Jewish Music, 1976-); annual: MusInd, RILM

New York Folklore, New York Folklore Society (Newfield, NY: New York Folklore Society, 1975-); quarterly; AH&L, AHCI, Cc, HistAbst, MusInd

North Carolina Folklore Journal, North Carolina Folklore Society (Boone, NC: North Carolina Folklore Society, 1948-); 2/year; HistAbst, MLA, MusInd

Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (Los Angeles: Ethnomusicology Archive, 1984-); annual

Polish Music (Warsaw: Authors’ Agency, 1966-); quarterly; MusInd, RILM

Popular Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982-); quarterly; MusInd

Popular Music and Society (Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1971-); quarterly; AHCI, Cc, MusInd, RILM

Review of Popular Music, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Berlin: IASPM, 1982-); 2/year

South African Journal of Musicology/Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir musiekwetenskap, Musicological Society of South Africa/Musiekwetenskapvereining van Suid-Afrika (Pretoria: Musicological Society of South Africa, 1981-); annual/semiannual

UCLA Journal of Dance Ethnology, Dance Ethnology Association (Los Angeles: Dance Ethnology Association, 1977-); annual

The World of Music/Le monde de la musique/Die Welt der Musik, International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation (Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1957-); quarterly; AHCI, Cc, MusInd, RILM

Yearbook for Traditional Music, International Council for Traditional Music (New York: International Council for Traditional Music, 1949-); annual; MLA, MusInd, RILM

Yuval, Jewish Music Research Centre (Jerusalem: Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1966-); irregular; RILM