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BRAVO!
by Guy Graybill

9780937832493
Item price:  $19.95
 
Book Description:
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Italians were so busy creating and performing superb music that they neglected to tell the great epic story of their wondrous achievement. With BRAVO! We hope to tell that story.

The 1,000-year-old story begins, basically, with the work of a humble monk from the city of Arezzo. And this story has no ending. If on one hand we will never know the music of the Egyptians, of the Greeks, and of the Romans, we have come know the music of every composer from the 12th Century to the present day, thanks to Guido’s invention of the musical scale. As the story unfolds, we are rewarded with the many convincing superlatives forever tied to Italian musical endeavors.

The first ten chapters deal with the Italian musical geniuses who theorized, made superb instruments, composed, performed, orchestrated, conducted and sang for the enjoyment of listeners worldwide. The closing chapter gives a comprehensive look at the beautiful things that have happened in the Italian and American world of music. Each page of BRAVO! is full of surprising and fascinating details, and the title reminds us that the term, BRAVO!,is reserved only for topnotch performances.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Having published dozens of articles, Guy Graybill is the author of the 2004 book, Keystone: A History of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Paxtonville, a town of about 500, in central Pennsylvania, Guy is a veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency and a graduate of Gettysburg College. He taught History and was chairman of the Snyder County Board of Commissioners. In 2000 and 2001, he was listed in Who's Who in America. He and his wife, Nancy, the parents of four children, live in central Pennsylvania.

ISBN 9780937832493
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