A practical guide for guitarists searching for new repertoire that includes women composers, this unique work lists musical works by instrumentation followed by biographies of each composer. The format first leads users to available pieces in possible ensembles and then to the biographical section, which introduces them to the composers, many of whom have been completely unknown in the guitar world. Appendixes list addresses for composers and publishers. Indexes cross reference composers with their works.
Instrumentation entries include titles, composer names, publisher names, specific instruments, and length and description of the piece for indication of style. In the biographical entries, sources are given to guide the reader to more complete information about the composer. These features, combined with valuable appendixes, indexes, and cross-referencing capabilities from section to section, make this work easy to use.
About the Author:
JANNA MACAUSLAN and KRISTAN ASPEN are freelance academics, performers, and lecturers dedicated to increasing public awareness of women in the field of music. MacAuslen and Aspen formed the Musica Femina Flute Guitar Duo in 1983, and since then have toured the country performing works by women composers and lecturing about women in music. They have recorded two compact discs, Returning Muse to Music (1989) and Heartstreams (1993).