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This is the website for the SUSSEX TAPES range of audiotapes, videotapes, etc. suitable for 6th form schools, Undergraduate studies, etc.

MAIN SUBJECT AREAS
1. ENGLISH
2. HISTORY
3. MUSIC

1. ENGLISH

 

VIDEO, AUDIO & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGES

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GENERAL INFORMATION
AUDIOTAPES
–  SHAKESPEARE
–  POETRY/THE NOVEL
–  DRAMA
–  AMERICAN LITERATURE
–  ORAL ENGLISH
–  TAPED COURSES IN OFFICE SKILLS
–  ENGLISH LITERATURE LECTURE CASSETTES
–  THE AUTHOR SPEAKS
–  GOOD GRAMMAR MATTERS
VIDEOTAPES
–  WRITERS ON WRITING
–  IMG1 THE AUTHORS EYE: ROALD DAHL
–  THE NOBEL PRIZE SERIES
–  RVO001 LIVING IN A MANS WORLD?
CD-ROMS & COMPUTER DISKS
–  SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, TIMES AND WORKS
–  COMPUTER DISKS: MICRO-REVISION IN ENGLISH

GENERAL INFORMATION
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2. Order fulfilment generally takes between 10-21 days from receipt of order.
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AUDIOTAPES

SHAKESPEARE
The pre-recorded programmes in this series combine academic criticism with actors rehearsals of key scenes and speeches. The actors include: Sir Michael Redgrave, Robert Hardy, Rosalind Crutchlay, Helen Mirren, Prunella Scales, Corin Redgrave, Wolfe Morris, Geoffrey Hutchings, Alison Fiske and Gemma Jones. Price per tape 11.

S1 CORIOLANUS: A. R. Humphries, Univ of Leicester and A. Nuttall, Univ of Sussex.
S2 HAMLET: D. Daiches, Univ of Sussex and L. C. Knights, Univ of Cambridge.
S3 MACBETH: R. A. Foakes, Univ of Kent and K. Muir, Univ of Liverpool.
S4 OTHELLO: R. A. Foakes, Univ of Kent and K. Muir, Univ of Liverpool.
S5 THE TEMPEST: D. Daiches, Univ of Sussex and L. C. Knights, Univ of Cambridge.
S6 ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: R. A. Foakes, Univ of Kent and A. R. Humphries, Univ of Leicester.
S7 KING LEAR: G. Lloyd Evans, Univ of Birmingham and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S8 TWELFTH NIGHT: E. A. J. Honigzman, Univ of Newcastle and J. Dixon-Hunt, Univ of York.
S9 MEASURE FOR MEASURE: G. Lloyd Evans, Univ. of Birmingham and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S10 A WINTERS TALE: G. Lloyd Evans, Univ. of Birmingham and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S11 ROMEO AND JULIET: N. Alexander, Univ. of Nottingham and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S12 JULIUS CAESAR: J. Hurstfield, Univ. College, London and A. G. R. Smith, Univ. of Glasgow.
S13 RICHARD II: W. M. Merchant, Univ. of Exeter and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S14 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: W. M. Merchant, Univ. of Exeter and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S15 BACKGROUND TO HAMLET: W. M. Merchant, Univ. of Exeter and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S16 AS YOU LIKE IT: Hawkes, Univ. College, Cardiff and W. M. Merchant, Univ. of Exeter.
S17 RICHARD III: W. M. Merchant, Univ. of Exeter and B. Morris, St. Davids, Lampeter.
S18 HENRY IV PART 1: P. Hollindale, Univ. of York and G. Lloyd Evans, Univ. of Birmingham.
S19 HENRY IV PART 2: P. Hollindale, Univ. of York and G. Lloyd Evans, Univ. of Birmingham.
S20 THE HEROIC VILLAINS: G. H. Hunter and M. Wright, Univ. of Warwick.
S21 THE WORLD OF KING LEAR: P. Brockbank, Univ. of Birmingham and A. Sinfield, Univ. of Sussex.
S22 TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: S. Wells, Ed, the Oxford Shakespeare and J. Wilders, Worcester College, Oxford.
S23 CYMBELINE: S. Wells, Ed, the Oxford Shakespeare and J. Wilders, Worcester College, Oxford.

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POETRY/THE NOVEL
Pre-recorded discussions which show literary criticism as a living, evolving interchange. Price per tape 11.

A1 CHAUCER AND THE DIFFICULTY OF MEDIEVAL POETRY: D. Pearsall and E. Salter, Univ. of York.
A2 SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE: F. Kermode, Univ. of Cambridge and A. J. Smith Univ. of Southampton.
A3 MILTON: J. B. Broadbent and L. Sage, Anglia Univ.
A4 THE ROMANTICS: C. Salveson, Reading Univ. and W. Walsh, Leeds Univ.
A5 JANE AUSTEN: D. Dalches, Sussex Univ. and B. Hardy, Birbeck College.
A6 DICKENS: A. E. Dyson and A. Wilson, Univ. of East Anglia.
A7 APPROACH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY NOVEL: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ. and B. Supple, Oxford Univ.
A8 LAWRENCE AND JOYCE: I. Gregor and M. Kinkead-Weekes, Kent Univ.
A9 APPROACH TO POETRY CRITICISM: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ.
A10 MODERN POETRY: T. Walker, poet and J. Wain, Oxford Univ.
A11 GEORGE ELIOT: D. Daiches, Sussex Univ. and B. Hardy, Birbeck College.
A12 FOUR MODERN POETS: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ.
A13 THOMAS HARDY 1: I. Gregor, Kent Univ. and D. Lodge, Birmingham Univ.
A14 CONRAD: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ.
A15 SOCIETY AND LITERATURE IN THE 1930S FOR SCHOOLS: Contributions from S. Spender, C. Connelly, A. Kettle and D. Daiches.
A16 SOCIETY AND LITERATURE IN THE 1930S FOR UNIVERSITIES: Contributions from S. Spender, C. Connelly, A. Kettle, L. Lerner, T. Harrison and D. Daiches.
A17 W. B. YEATS: R. Ellmann, Oxford Univ.
A18 READING DIFFICULT POETRY: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ.
A19 THE NOVELS OF GRAHAM GREENE: I. Gregor, Kent Univ. and D. Lodge, Birmingham Univ.
A20 WILLIAM GOLDING: B. Bergonzi, Warwick Univ. and J. S. Whitely, Sussex Univ.
A21 POPE AND AUGUSTAN POETRY: I. Jack, Pembroke College, Cambridge and R. Luckett, St. Catherines College, Cambridge.
A22 ALFRED LORD TENNYSON: J. Dixon-Hunt, Bedford Coll and D. Palmer, Manchester Univ.
A23 THE LANGUAGE OF POETRY: A. Sinfield, Sussex Univ. and P. Wilson, Sussex Publications 
A24 THE POETRY OF DYLAN THOMAS: J. Wain, Oxford Univ.
A26 WILLIAM BLAKE: D. Bindman and M. Mason, Univ. of London.
A27 WORDSWORTH: S. Gill, Exeter Coll. and M. Jacobs, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
A28 KEATS: R. Gittings, poet, playwright and biographer, and R. Sharrock, Kings Coll., London.
A29 GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS: G. Storey, Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Father A. Thomas, S. J. Editor, Hopkins Research Bulletin.
A30 FIRST WORLD WAR POETS: J. Stalworthy, poet and author.
A31 RECENT POETRY: T. Walker, poet.
A32 PROSE APPRECIATION: P. Hollindale, York Univ.
A33 JONATHAN SWIFT: C. Brookes and A. Ross, Sussex Univ.
A34 DANIEL DEFOE: C. Brookes and A. Ross, Sussex Univ.
A35 EMILY BRONTE: M. Aliott, Liverpool Univ. and B. Hardy, London Univ.
A36 THOMAS HARDY 2: M. Bragg, writer and broadcaster and R. Gittings, poet, playwright and biographer.
A37 D. H. LAWRENCE: G. Salgado, Exeter Univ. and J. Hernstedt, Sussex Univ.
A38 E. M. FORSTER: A. Kettle, Open Univ. and R. Hoggart, London Univ.
A39 EVELYN WAUGH: M. Bradbury, Anglia Univ. and M. Fagg, Chichester School for Boys.
A41 HENRY FIELDING: C. Brookes and A. Ross, Sussex Univ.
A42 SOME PROBLEMS IN READING THE CANTERBURY TALES: P. Brown, Kent Univ. and D. Pearsall, York Univ.

A43 VIRGINIA WOOLF: H. Lee, York Univ. and S. McNichol, Lancaster Univ.
A46 GEORGE ORWELL: Politics and Writing, B. Crick, London Univ. and Dr. P. Parringer, Reading Univ.
A47 JAMES JOYCE: R. Ellman, Joyce scholar and G. Whitmore.
A48 ROBERT BROWNING: L. Lerner, Sussex Univ.
A49 BEOWULF: J. Glover
A50 NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell: J. Glover, I. Blaire and P. Wilson.
A51 THE SOUNDS OF POETRY: E. Lee and E. Webb, London Univ.
SF1 SCIENCE FICTION: Dr. P. Parringer, Reading Univ. and D. Ketterer, Concordia Univ., Montreal.
GS1 THE POETRY OF BORIS PASTERNAK: L Pasternak-Slater.

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DRAMA
Each recording relates writers to their society and traditions, with a view to analysing their style and approach. The plays are useful as theatrical experience as well as literary texts, using readings to explain questions of theme and style. The recordings (except F14) take the form of discussions between series editor Alan Sinfield (Sussex Univ.) and leading critics. Price per tape 11.

AD1 LANGUAGE AND ACTION: J. Russell Brown, National Theatre.
AD2 JOHN WEBSTER AND JACOBEAN TRAGEDY: N. Brooke, East Anglia Univ. 
AD3 ENGLISH COMEDY BEN JONSON: A Barton, New College, Oxford.
AD4 SHERIDAN: K. Muir, Liverpool Univ.
AD5 ENGLISH COMEDY WILDE: I. Fletcher, Reading Univ.
AD6 GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: H. F. Brookes, London Univ.
AD7 T. S. ELIOT: MURDER IN THE CATHERDRAL: THE FAMILY REUNION: THE COCKTAIL PARTY: D. Moody, York Univ.
AD8 HAROLD PINTER: K. Worth, Royal Holloway College.
AD9 TOM STOPPARD: M. Banham, Leeds Univ. and Dr. C. E. Bigsby, East Anglia Univ.
F14 SAMUEL BECKETT READING IN ENGLISH: C. Duckworth, Auckland Univ. and M. Esslin, Stanford Univ.

AMERICAN LITERATURE
Recorded in the USA with American critics, the tapes provide an invaluable introduction to the major works of literature in the country. Price for series 80.00. Price per tape 11.00

AL1 JAMES FENNIMORE COOPER Quentin Anderson, University of Columbia
AL2 THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS Quentin Anderson, University of Columbia
AL3 WALT WHITMAN Gay Wilson Allen, NYU
AL4 HAWTHORNE & MELVILLE James Cox, Dartmouth College
AL6 CRANE & JAMES George Montiero, Brown University 
AL7 POUND & ELIOT M L Rosenberg, NYU
AL8 FICTION IN THE 20s Alfred Kazin, NYU & Bob Lucid University of Pennsylvania
AL9 WILLIAM FAULKNER Irving Howe, Hunter College & Alan Trachtenberg, Yale University 

ORAL ENGLISH
The authors and presenters are Edwin Webb and Edward Lee. Price per tape 11.00 unless stated.

AB1 LISTENING AND UNDERSTANDING: 2 tapes 22.00
AB2 GIVING A TALK
AB3 INTERVIEWS AND INTERVIEWING
AB4 PEOPLE AND COMMUNICATIONS IN BUSINESS
AB5 THE MEETING
CS1 HEAR ALL ABOUT IT: WHAT MAKES THE NEWS? by Haydn Thomas.

TAPED COURSES IN OFFICE SKILLS

S17055 LEARNING TO TOUCH TYPE Basic course. 3 audiotapes + exercise book 19.95
S17060 IMPROVING YOUR TYPING Intermediate course. 2 audiotapes + exercise book 14.95

ENGLISH LITERATURE LECTURE CASSETTES
Recently introduced in Britain, this is a series produced in America on aspects of English Literature. It comprises lectures and interviews by eminent authors, poets, psychologists and professors. Price for series ELC 265.00. 11.00 per tape

23001 POETIC VISION & MODERN LITERATURE Stephen Spender
23011 THE ROLE OF PERSONALITY IN SCIENCE C P Snow
23021 A POET AMONG SCIENTISTS Robert Graves
23068 BYRONS RHETORIC G Wilson Knight
23069 HARDY AND MANCHILD Benjamin Demott
23070 JAMES JOYCES STEPHEN HERO Joseph Prescott
23071 JAMES JOYCE Brendan Behan
23074 THE ENGLISH NOVEL TODAY: FROM DICKENS TO SNOW Angus Wilson
23075 CHARLES DICKENS Angus Wilson
23079 JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Joseph Prescott
23083 PROSE AND POETRY Stephen Spender
23087 JULIUS CAESAR Gilbert Highet
23088 HAMLET RETHOUGHT Salvador de Madariaga
23148 A NECESSARY TREASON: THE POET AND THE TRANSLATOR George Steiner
23149 THE POET AS A TRANSLATOR George Steiner
23154 SOMETHING ABOUT POETRY W H Auden
23155 THE OBSCURE BEAUTY: DIFFICULTY IN POETRY I A Richards
23180 UNCONSCIOUS FACTORS IN CREATIVITY Arthur Koestler
23231 ON ELIOT Theodore Weiss
23233 ON W B YEATS Theodore Weiss
23253 BEYOND DAILINESS: WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Benjamin Demott 
23254 BLAKE AND THE MANCHILD Benjamin Demott 
23255 THOMAS HARDY AND WALTER DE LA MARE Babette Deutsch
23282 DORIS LESSING READS HER SHORT STORIES
23501 PRODUCING SHAKESPEARE Jonathon Miller
AF2010 ALDOUS HUXLEY AND RAY BRADBURY Interviews by Herman Harvey

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THE AUTHOR SPEAKS
A new approach to understanding 20th century literature. Eminent writers and poets read their works and discuss ideas, influences and thoughts on life. Price for series ASC: 225. 11.00 per tape

AS02 THE POETRY OF W. H. AUDEN
AS03 THE ARTISTS STRUGGLE OF INTEGRITY James Baldwin
AS09 PROSE READINGS Anthony Burgess
AS10 NATURALISM & THE AMERICAN NOVEL
AS11 DON JUAN: THE SORCEROR Carlos Castaneda
AS13 THE POETRY OF JOHN CIARDI
AS16 JOHN DOS PASSOS READS HIS POEMS
AS20 ROBERT FROST READS HIS POEMS
AS23 FORRESTAL LECTURE AT THE US NAVAL ACADEMY Robert Heinlein
AS24 AN INTERVIEW WITH LILIAN HELLMAN 
AS29 THE POETRY OF ROBERT LOWELL 
AS30 EXISTENTIALIST WRITING Norman Mailer
AS31 HOW PEOPLE CHANGE Margaret Mean
AS34 ON THE SIDE OF LAUGHTER: FORMATIVE INFLUENCES ON WRITERS Malcolm Muggeridge
AS38 THE POETRY OF THEODORE ROATHKE
AS41 THE POETRY OF ANNE SEXTON
AS43 REB MOISHE BABBA Isaac B Singer
AS44 THE POETRY OF STEPHEN SPENDER
AS45 JEAN STAFFORD READS ONE OF HER SHORT STORIES
AS46 WILLIAM STYRON READS HIS WORK
AS08 A RARE INTERVIEW WITH J. R. R. TOLKIEN Denis Gueroit
AS47 THE PROSE & POETRY OF JOHN UPDIKE
AS07 GORE VIDAL 
AS49 LEARNING TO WRITE FICTION Eudora Welty

GOOD GRAMMAR MATTERS
2-part award winning programme based on the principle that a review of basic grammar is made easier through listening and speaking. Each lesson begins with a simple non-technical explanation and examples of wrong usage, followed by a variety of listening and speaking exercises using the correct forms. SO405A, 8 cassettes and two 24-page booklets. 75.00

VIDEOTAPES

SH1V A BAD CASE OF SHAKESPEARE An amusing introduction to Shakespeare studies. 25.00
A49V BEOWULF Julian Glover has produced a unique edited version, bringing to life the most original heroic tale of the Dark Ages. The stage performance was received with enthusiasm: an astonishing tour-de-force. Drama Magazine. 78 minutes. 14.95.

WRITERS ON WRITING
A thematic approach to the writing process. Contributions from well-known contemporary writers guide the aspiring author. Each video 35 minutes. 14.95 each. 

ICA1 BEGINNERS INSPIRATION ROLE OF THE WRITER
ICA2 WRITING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE SUBJECTS
ICA3 METHODS DRAFTING RESEARCH
IAC4 CHARACTER SETTING PLOT
ICA5 FORM GENRE
ICA6 LANGUAGE AUDIENCE

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IMG1 THE AUTHORS EYE: ROALD DAHL
The master of childrens fiction addresses the basic problems of composition. Authors Notebook, Teachers Resource Book, Poster and 35 minute videotape. 29.95.

THE NOBEL PRIZE SERIES
Video packs in which the prizewinners talk about themselves and their work. Video & Teachers Resource Book.  

25.00 each
2325 DESMOND TUTU
2331 ELIE WIESEL
2322 WILLIAM GOLDING 
2330 WOLE SOYINKA

RVO001 LIVING IN A MANS WORLD?
Using a combination of vox-pop and interviews with well-known women, the video examines womens ideas and attitudes to the post-feminist world. An incisive, amusing look at 90s life featuring T. V. s Dawn French, Marcel DArgy Smith and Renata Olins of Relate. 25 minutes. 14.95

CD-ROMS & COMPUTER DISKS

SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, TIMES AND WORKS
An essential companion to all Shakespeare studies, this CD-ROM consists of 341 original documents from the late 16th and early 17th century. It includes:
[] Sources of Shakespeares plays
[] Newspapers and Broadsheets
[] Contemporary pamphlets
[] Personal documents and certificates
[] First folio editions of the plays
[] Details of the theatres

Also included is an Internal guide to the documents and their significance by Prof. Sam Schoenbaum, one of the greatest and most respected Shakespeare scholars. 

For English students, there are items of interest throughout the CD-ROM: background and sources of the plays; comparative work by contemporary writers: Shakespeares social and intellectual milleu. A treasure-trove of important materials. Available on approval. 1 fully interactive CD-ROM + booklet. Ref: CDS1. 69.95

COMPUTER DISKS: MICRO-REVISION IN ENGLISH
10 computer programs for secondary level English, providing practical revision aids for examinations. Features include: useful introductory material, question and answer style self-testing. Written by academics and teachers, usable by groups or individuals, all programs in colour. 9.95 each plus VAT.

D1A PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Story, characters and social context.
D5A MACBETH: Character traits, significant scenes etc.
D2A SPELLWISE: Suitable for GCSE, CEE, City and Guilds, RSA Business and Communications, BEC and Science students.
D3A SUMMARY AND COMPREHENSION COVERED: Many examples to show the skills required.
D4A CRITICAL CHALLENGES: Units include: Theme and tone; rhyme and metre; diction and syntax; imagery and figures; speech.
D6A STUDY SKILLS: Organising time, note-taking, essays, reading, etc.
D8A HENRY IV PART ONE: Humour, Honour, Battle of Shrewsbury, etc.
D9A FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD: A-Level intro or GCSE revision.
D10A GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A fresh look at the Dickens novel.

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2. HISTORY

 

VIDEO, AUDIO & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGES

All tapes 11.00 each unless stated otherwise

BRITISH HISTORY 1450-1740

These 29 audio tapes examine the many changes religious, social and political that occurred in Britain during the 15th 18th centuries.  Topics covered include Elizabethan England, Henry VII, Social Change in the 16th century, James I and Thomas Wolsey.

H1 Henry VIII  Geoffrey Elton, University of Cambridge and J.J. Scarisbrick, University of Warwick.

H2 Elizabethan England  Joel Hurstfield, University of London & A.G.R. Smith, University of Glasgow.

Cromwell, Science and Society  Christopher Hill and Donald Pennington, Balliol College, Oxford.

H4 Charles I and Puritanism  G. E. Aylmer, St. Peters College, Oxford & William Lamont, University of Sussex.

H5 English and Dutch Trade 1500-1700  Ralph Davis University of Leicester & F.J. Fisher University of London.

H6 Historical Demography 1450-1700  Peter Laslett, Trinity College Cambridge and A.E. Wrigley, London School of Economics.

H7 Political Parties and Walpole  Geoffrey Holmes, University of Lancaster and J.P. Kenyon, University of St. Andrews.

H9 16th Century Scotland  Gordon Donaldson, Edinburgh University & Lady Antonia Fraser, Biographer.

H10 Social Change in the Sixteenth Century  Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, Michael Hawkins & Malcolm Kitch, University of Sussex.

H11 Henry VII  S.B. Chrimes, University College Cardiff & R.L. Storey, University of Nottingham.

H12 The Restoration  G.E. Aylmer, St. Peters College Oxford & J.R. Jones, University of East Anglia.

H13 English Parliaments in Perspective 1604-1642 G.E. Aylmer, St. Peters College Oxford & C. Russell, Yale University

H14 Tudor Foreign Policy P.S. Crawson, Author and Malcolm Robinson, Queens College Taunton.

H15 William Cecil, Lord Burghley Joel Hurstfield, University of London and Peter Wilson, Bush Theatre.

H16 James I Robert Ashton, University of East Anglia & William Lamont University of Sussex.

H17 Robert Cecil, Salisbury Joel Hurstfield, University of London & Peter Wilson, Bush Theatre.

H18 Walpole, Pitt and Foreign Policy P. Langford, Lincoln College Oxford & M. Robinson, Queens College Taunton.

H19 The Lute Songs of Thomas Campion

H20 The Tudor Regime Reconsidered  Geoffrey Elton, University of Cambridge & Christopher Haig, Christ Church  College, Oxford.

H21 Charles II Lady Antonia Fraser & Richard Ollard, Biographers.

H22 The Centre and the Provinces 1603-1640  John Morrill, Selwyn College, Cambridge & Kevin Sharpe, University of Southampton.

H23 Samuel Pepys  R.C. Latham, Magdelene College, Cambridge & Richard Ollard, Author.

H24 Court and Kingdom Felicity Heal, University of Oxford David Starkey, University of London.

H25 The Reign of Edward VI  M.L. Bush, University of Manchester & C.S.I. Davies, Wadham College, Oxford.

H26 Thomas Wolsey J.J. Scarisbrick, University of Warwick & Peter Gwyn, University of Oxford.

H27 The Church of England and the English Reformation  Claire Cross, University of York & P. Collinson, University of Kent.

H28 The Church of England.  The Elizabethan Settlement and After  Claire Cross, University of York & P. Collinson, University of Kent.

H29 Mary Tudor  Christopher Haigh, Christ Church, Oxford & David Loaders, University of Kent.

PH1 A Historian on History  Lord Bullock, St. Catherines College, Oxford.

 

VICTORIAN BRITAIN AND THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY: SOCIAL CHANGE

15 audio-tapes which discuss the great figurees of the 19th century  – Peel, Darwin, Disraeli etc., also the major aspects of social change such as the Industrial Revolution, Chartism, the Trade Union Movement, etc.  11.00 per tape. 

HA1 The Industrial Revolution  Norman Hampson, University of York & Jack Lively, St. Peters College, Oxford.

HA2 Peel  G. Kitson Clark, Trinity College, Cambridge & Derek Fraser, University of California, L. A.

HA3 Gladstone  M.R.D. Foot, University of Manchester & and R.T. Shannon, University of East Anglia.

HA4 Chamberlaine  David Hammer, Victoria University, Wellington & John Spiers, Harvester Press, Sussex.

HA5 Darwin and Utilitarianism  J.W. Burrow, University of Sussex & W.E.S. Thomas, Christ Church, Oxford.

HA6 Chartism and the 1870 Education Act A. Briggs, Worcester College, Oxford & J.F. Harrison, University of Sussex.

HA7 Disraeli  Lord Blake, Queens College, Oxford & Derek Beales,  Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

HA8 The Liberals in the 20th Century  Cameron Hazlehurst, Australian National University & Kenneth O. Morgan, Queens College, Oxford.

HA9 Party Politics Between the Wars  M. Bentley, University of Sheffield & M.  Cowling, Peterhouse Cambridge.

HA10 War and Society from 1914 A. Marwick, The Open University & Henry Pelling, St. Johns College, Cambridge.

HA11 The Transport Revolution  T.C. Barker, University of Kent & Peter Mathias, All Souls College, Oxford.

HA12 George III  John Clarke, All Souls College, Oxford & Paul Langford,  Lincoln College, Oxford.  

HA16 Empire to Commonwealth  Donald Watt, London School of Economics.

HA14 The Trade Union Movement and the General Strike  Christopher Farman, author & Henry Pelling, St. Johns College, Cambridge.

HA17 One Mans War 1914-1918  Speaker Bernard Martin, Teacher, Writer and Businessman

 

 TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY

The world in the 20th century is covered by these 12 audio-tapes. 

HB1 Britain Between the Wars  David Marquand, MP & Robert Skidelsky, Warwick.

HB2 Germany 1914-1945  V. Berghahn, University of Warwick & L.J.C.G. Rohl, University of Sussex.

HB3 The Nep and Soviet Industrialisation  R.W. Davies, University of Birmingham & M. Lewin, University of Pennsylvania.

HB4 The Path to World War II  A.J.P. Taylor, Beaverbrook Library & Christopher Thorne, University of  Sussex.

HB5 Fascism  H.R. Keward, University of Sussex & Stuart Woolf, University of Essex.

HB6 Revolutionary China  Malcolm Caldwell and William Jenner.

HB7 Khruschev and Eastern Europe H. Hanak, SSEES, Uni of London & H. Seton-Watson, University of London.

HB8 International Relations Between the Wars  F.H. Hinsley, St.Johns College, Cambridge & Donald Watt, LSE.

HB9 The New Alignments  P. Calvocoressi, Chief Exec, Penguin Books Ltd. & P. Windsor, LSE.

HB10 Government and Science in Britain, the USA and the USSR  Margaret Gowing, University of Oxford & D. Holloway, Uni of Edinburgh.

HB11 The Labour Government 1945-1951  Kenneth O. Morgan & Ross McKibblin, University of Oxford.

HB12 World Development and Europes Long-term Rise  M. Havinden, Uni of Exeter & E. Jones, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

 

MODERN POLITICAL FIGURES

The major political figures of the Twentieth Century are included in these 13 audiotapes. 

MP1 Churchill  Martin Gilbert, biographer.

MP2 De Gaulle  Douglas Johnson, University College, London.

MP3 Hitler  Donald Watt, London School of Economics.

MP4 Roosevelt  Esmond Wright, Institute of US studies, London.

MP5 Lenin  Norman Stone, Jesus College, Cambridge.

MP6 Stalin  Norman Stone, Jesus College, Cambridge.

MP7 Dictatorship and Democracy in Latin America  H. Blakemore, Institute of Latin American Studies, Uni of London.

MP8 Two Styles of Nationalism in South East Asia  Malcolm Caldwell, University of London.

MP9 Power and Politics in Contemporary Africa  Richard Rathbone, University of London.

MP10 Nationalism and Politics in the Middle East  Elie Kedourie, London School of Economics.

MP11 Mahatma Gandhi  Peter Robb & David Taylor, University of London.

MP12 Oswald Mosley  Robert Skidelsky, University of Warwick.

MP14 Trotsky  David Law, University of Keele & Stephen Smith, University of Essex.

 

 A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF BRITAIN 1700-1950

The audio recordings in this series are designed specifically for GCSE exam revision.  The tapes examine the main features of the Industrial Revolution as it affected Great Britain from 1700 to the present day, and will form an exciting introduction to a course of study. 

OLH1 A Century of Change 1730-1830  Read by Robert Hardy

OLH2 The First Industrial Revolution 1760-1830  Read by John Craven

OLThe Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution  Read by Robert Hardy

OLH4 Coming of Age-Schools and Trade Unions in the Nineteenth Century  Read by Trevor McDonald

OLH5 People, Land and Trade 1830-1914  Read by Ann Stafford.

OLH6 Pre-Eminence and Competition 1830-1914  Read by John Craven.

OLH7 The General Strike and Unemployment between the Wars  Read by Ann Stafford.

OLH8 Lloyd George to Beveridge 1906-1951  Read by Trevor McDonald.

 

MEDIEVAL HISTORY

These 12 audio-tapes cover such diverse subjects as the Empire of Charlemagne, The Norman Conquest, The Crusades, Robin Hood and The Vikings.  Discussions look at the nature and origin of the various raid and movements and assess the subjects relevance to and influence on the modern world. 

HM1 The Empire of Charlemagne  D.A. Bullough, University of Nottingham & R.H.C. Davis, University of Birmingham.

HM2 The Ottonians  D.A. Bullough, University of Nottingham & R.H.C. Davis, University of Birmingham.

HM3 The Vikings  J. Fellows-Jensen, Institute for Nauneforskening, Copenhagen, P. Sawyer, University of Leeds & D. Wilson, Uni of London.

HM4 The Investiture Contest  R.H.C. Davis, University of Birmingham & Eric John, University of Manchester.

HM5 The Norman Conquest  Frank Barlow, University of Exeter & Peter Sawyer, University of Leeds.

HM6 The Crusades and Byzantium  Joan Hussey, Royal Holloway College, London & R.C. Smail, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

HM7 Angevin Kingship and King John  J.C. Holt, University of Reading & L. Warren, Queens University, Belfast.

HM8 Barbarossa and the Hohenstaufen  John Gillingham, London School of Economics & Karl Leyser, Magdalen College, Oxford.

HM9 Robin Hood  J.C. Holt, University of Reading & Maurice Keen, Balliol College, Oxford.

HM10 Religious and Profane  Derek Brewer, Emmanuel College, Cambridge & John Stevens, Magdalene College, Cambridge.

HM11 Chivalry in History and Literature  Kenneth Fowler, University of Edinburgh & C.E. Pickford, University of Hull.

HM12 The Development of the Anglo-Saxon State  Patrick Wormald, University of Glasgow & Nicholas Brooks, University of St. Andrews.

 

 EUROPEAN HISTORY

This series of 25 tapes provides an excellent background to the study of European History between 1500 and 1900. 

HE1 Louis XIV  R Hatton Univ. of London & JH Shennan, Univ. of Lancaster.

HE2 The Reformation  AG Dickens, University of London & G Elton, University of Cambridge.

HE3 Spain 1494-1659  J Elliot, Princeton, New Jersey & H Kamen University of Warwick.

HE4 The Enlightenment  N Hampson, University of York & J Lively St. Peters Coll. Oxford.

HE5 Conflict in Europe 1783-1815  A. Goodwin, University of Manchester & F Markham, Herford Coll.

HE6 Bismark and Germany  Geoffrey Barraclough, All Souls Oxford & AJP Taylor, Director Beaverbrook Library.

HE7 The Italian Risorgimento  D Beales, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge & D Mack Smith, All Souls Oxford.

HE8 European Socialism in the 19th Century  Ralph Miliband, London School of Economics.

HE9 The Renaissance  JR Hale, UCL & D Hay, University of Edinburgh.

HE10 The Hapsburg & Ottoman Empires  Dr. VJ Parry, Univ of London & M Kitch, School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies, London.

HE11 Mercantilism  DC Coleman, Cambridge University & Charles Wilson, Jesus College Cambridge.

HE12 The French Revolution  Richard Cobb, Balliol College Oxford & N Hampson, Univ. of York.

HE13 The Revolution of 1848  E Hobsbaum & RF Leslie, University of London.

HE14 The Rise and Fall of Sweden 1500-1721  Ragnhild Hatton, University of London & S Oakley Univ. of East Anglia.

HE15 Sixteenth Century France  RJ Knecht University of Birmingham & N Sutherland, University of London.

HE16 The Rise and Fall of the Dutch Republic  G Parker, University  of St. Andrews & C Wilson, University of Cambridge.

HE17 The Thirty Years War  M Hughes, University Coll., Aberystwyth & H Kamen, University of Warwick.

HE18 Nineteenth Century Imperialism  DK Fieldhouse, Nuffield Coll., Oxford & P.  Kennedy, Univ. of East Anglia.

HE19 The Dreyfus Affair  D Johnson, UCL & M Larkin, Univ. of Edinburgh.

HE22 Napoleon III  JPT Bury, Corpus Christi, Cambridge & D Johnson, UCL.

HE23 Nineteenth Century Russia  N Stone, Jesus Coll., Cambridge & H Willets, St, Antonys College, Oxford.

HE24 Peter the Great and Catherine the Great I de Madriaga, University of London & R Bartlett, Univ. of Keele.

HE25 The Kaisers Germany 1890-1918 D Blackbourn, Birbeck College & JCG Rohl, University of Sussex.

HE26 Charles V  HG Koenigsberger, University of London & G Parker, University of St. Andrews.

HE27 Jean Calvin THL Parker, University of Durham & Rev. R Buick Knox, Westminster Coll., Cambridge.

 

AMERICAN HISTORY

The discussions in this series cover topics of central interest in American history, from the seventeenth century to the present.  Recorded in the United States with American historians, the tapes provide an invaluable introduction to the current controversies and recent research in this subject.   

AH1 American Colonial History  D.J. Rothman, Professor of History at Columbia University & M. Zuckerman, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

AH2 The American Revolution  J.R. Pole, Professor of American History at Churchill College, Cambridge & G. Wood, Professor of History at Brown University.

APolitics in the New Republic R. E. Ellis, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia & J.S. Young, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. 

AH4 The Coming of the Civil War  E. Foner, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University & E. Genovese,  Professor of History at the University of Rochester.

AH5 Reconstruction  W.R.Brock, Professor of American History at the University of Glasgow.

AH6 The Making of Urban America  S. Buder, Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. B.Still, Professor of History at New York University.

AH7 American Foreign Policy  A.E. Campbell, Professor of History at the University of Birmingham & N. Graebner, Professor of American History.

AH8 The Progressive Era  M. Keller of Brandeis University & R.H. Wiebe of Northwestern University. 

AH9 The New Deal  W.E. Leuchtenburg, Professor of History at Columbia University & H.G. Nicholas, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University.

AH10 Post-War Liberalism  L. Gardner, Professor of History at Rutgers University & W. Susman, Professor of History at Rutgers University. 

AH11 Politics in the Gilded Age  A. Hoogenboom, Professor of History at Brooklyn College & J. Sternstein, Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College.

 

IRISH HISTORY

This series on audiotape considers some of the leading themes in Irish History from the early Christian period to the present day.  It was recorded in Ireland and has three aims: to bring research now in progress to a wider public; to help provide an historical context for the understanding of contemporary Ireland and, most of all, to look at Irish history in its own right.  The recordings hope to maintain the high standard of disinterested scholarship which characterises recent work on the history of Ireland.

IH1 Early Ireland 5th to 12th Century  Charles Doherty, University College, Dublin & Daibhi OCroinin, University College, Galway.

IH2 16th Century Ireland Themes and Sources  B. Bradshaw, Queens College, Cambridge & N. Canny, University College, Galway.

IFrom the Boyne to the Union  J.C. Beckett, Queens University, Belfast & T. Bartlett, University College Galway.

IH4 19th Century Ireland/Charles Stuart Parnell  P. Buckland, University of Liverpool & G. Boyce, University of Wales.

IH5 Irish Nationalism and Unionism in the 20th Century  P. Bew, Queens University, Belfast & A.C. Hepburn, New University of Ulster.

IH6 The Irish in Britain in the 19th Century  R. Swift, Chester College & S. Gilley, University of Durham.

 

WELSH HISTORY

These two audiotapes discuss the importance of the reformation in Wales, its effect on the Welsh church and the changing face of Wales in the light of the Unions.  2 tapes: 18.00. 

HW1 Wales and the Reformation  G. Williams & Dr. P.T.J. Morgan.

HW2 Wales and the Acts of the Unions.

 

VIDEOTAPES

 THE BRITISH HISTORY VIDEOTAPE SERIES 9.95 each

VH1 Great Britain and Germany 1933-39  A.J.P. Taylor.

VH2 Lloyd George: Politician or Social Reformer?  John Grigg.

VWas Cromwell a Revolutionary?  Christopher Hill

VH4 William Ewart Gladstone:The Midlothian Campaign and the Peoples William  H.Matthew.

VH5 The Dissolution of the Monasteries  Prof A.G. Dickens.

VH6 Why did the Irish want Home Rule?  Conor Cruise OBrien.

VH7 The Norman Conquest  Prof H.R.Loyn.

VH8 Science and the English Enlightenment  Dr Simon Schaffer.

VH9 Isaac Newton: His Life and Work  Dr Simon Schaffer.

VH10 Technology and the Victorian City  Dr Denis Smith.

VH11 Coalbrookdale: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution  Dr Denis Smith.

VH12 The Gothic Cathedral: A Landmark in Engineering  Dr Denis Smith.

VH14 Weather on the Move  Francis Wilson.

VH16 The History of Water Power: Energy and the Industrial Revolution  Dr Denis Smith.

 

OFFICIAL BRITISH GOVERNMENT FILMS 9.95 each

BG01 An Experiment In Towns  A remarkable experiment in town planning in Britain in the 50s.  Fifteen completely self-sufficient and scientifically planned new towns were designed to help draw people and the industries in which they work from the great metropolitan centres.  22 mins.  Produced 1958. 

BG02 Disgusted, Binchester  This film, made for the Race Relations Board, has a continuing relevance to race relations today.  19 mins.  Produced 1952. 

BG03 They Stand Ready  Between the end of the Second World War and the early 1960s National Service was an integral part of life in Britain.  It influenced social development and is a vital part of the historical record of the period. 19 mins.  Produced 1956. 

BG04 Light Repetitive Work  This film portrays the work performed by girls in a factory where food was being mass-produced.  15mins.  Produced 1952.

 ANCIENT THEATRE & SOCIETY 9.95 each

WAA1 The Renaissance Stage  Made in Italy.  It looks in detail at the three surviving Italian Renaissance theatres. 

WAA2 Revolution and Rebirth  Modern Theatrical Reform and its Debt to Antiquitiy.  Excerpts of a staging of Orpheus and Eurydice presented by Appia in 1913.

WAA3 Staging Roman Comedy  Pompeian Painting and Plautus.  Filmed on location in Rome and Pompeii.

WAA4 Staging Greek Tragedy  Insight on Sites

 

CD-ROMS 

CDA2  AMERICA THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE 39.95

This intriguing and informative CD-ROM is effectively split into four sections.  Between them they show the main events of the American Revolution; what caused it, what influenced those involved and how it ended. 

The first section centres on the political situation in England, which was, at the time, the governing body of America.  This is done through the official parliamentary debates.

The second section gives a counter view to that of the British through The Boston Gazette from the 1760s to early 1770s      

The third section presents the political machinations of the governments of Britain, France and America, mostly through secret documents of the 1770s and 1780s.

The final section consists of the pamphlets, broadsides etc. that moulded the ideas and actions of both the politicians and people, particularly in America.

As a whole, this CD-ROM provides the contemporary information by which students are able to assess for themselves the relative importance of the events and ideas that created the American Revolution.  The documents, all original and exactly as they appeared at the time, expand enormously the information from books, teachers, general studies etc. which is generally available.  In particular, they give intelligent students the opportunity for original thought, leading to their own conclusions.

 CDS1 SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE TIMES & WORKS 69.95

Original documents of the 16th 17th Century with index and text-search facility.

 

COMPUTER DISKS  4.95 each

MICRO-REVISION IN HISTORY 

D1H The Treaty of Versailles  Units include: the peacemakers motives; the 14 points; the final treaty and a revision test.

DH2 Hitlers Germany  Units include: pre-Hitler Germany; Hitlers rise to power and The Road to War

D3H World War I On two disks to cover this huge subject.  Part 1 includes: Causes & Approach of War; Gallipoli & the Eastern Front.  Part 2 includes: war at sea; weapons in the trenches and in the air; making peace; etc.(2 disks 19.95) 

D4H The Russian Revolution  Units include: Russia at the start of the century; war & revolution 1904-05, etc.

D8H Mussolinis Italy  GCSE revision guide: Fascism in Italy; Mussolinis Rise to Power, etc.

D9H People, Death and Food  For students studying economic and social history of Britain 1700-1850.

D10H Road, Water and Rail  Covers 18th and 19th centuries.  Pioneers of early road improvements, the Major Canals, etc.

D11H The Industrial Revolution  The effects of the Industrial Revolution on various aspects of life in Britain.

D12H Filth and Poverty  18th & 19th century, town & country, living and working conditions.

 

3. MUSIC

 

VIDEO, AUDIO & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGES

 

VIDEO

 MUSIC AND SOCIETY ASIAN INSIGHTS

A series of 30 minute videotapes from DEBEN BHATTACHARYA.

On VHS, with descriptive booklet.  19.95 each.

BC3V THE ISLE OF TEMPLES: BALI Filmed in Bali, the Hindu island, this illustrates the day-to-day life of the islanders, their folksongs and Gamelan orchestras.

BC4V THE LAND OF SMILES: THAILAND This film on Thai folk songs and dances leads up to the performance of the classical Ramekin dance-drama

BC5V SILK AND STRINGS: TAIWAN The film illustrates the Chinese silk-stringed zithers and folk-dances, leading up to the performance of a Peking Opera

HB1V RAGA The film illustrates how the complex Raga system is founded on the simple archaic types of folk song and on Hindu religious chants

HB2V KRISHNA IN SPRING A recording in image of the gloriously colourful and age-old Festival of Spring, which tells through music and dance, the story, part religious, part pagan of the Lord Krishna

HB3V PAINTED BALLAD OF INDIA In a village in Rajasthan, the art of painting the 8-metre horizontal cross is examined by this film.  It then moves to West Bengal to a hamlet of painters and artisans

LB1V ECHOES FROM TIBET This video examines the life and culture of Tibetan and Ladakhi villagers.  Set in the high snow ranges of the Western Himalayas, the film shows the social and religious customs Buddhism and Tibetan script.

BI7V ECSTATIC CIRCLE The Dervishes in Turkey are seen against a background of Islamic folk art and culture.

LB2V THE CHANTING LAMA This production captures the essence of the cultural life of Tibetan Buddhists through an examination of religious rites.  Opening at the main temple of Daramsala, this video takes us through the rituals and music of the Tibetans of Northern India.

BC1V BUDDHA AND THE RICE-PLANTERS This video portrays the character of the people of Sri-Lanka, their devotion to religion, tolerance and happiness.  Sinhalese village life, folklore, religious rites, dance and art are all explored

BC2V JESUS AND THE FISHERMAN The Portuguese occupation of the Sri-Lanka coast in the 16th century, brought Catholicism to fishing villages

HB4V THE COSMIC DANCE OF SHIVA Shiva, the Hindu god of creation, is also the lord of the dancers.  In this film, through Shivas dance, we see the timeless quality of Indian art.

HB5V WAVES OF JOY: ANANDALAHARI A Film on the religious Baul poets and singers of Bengal.  Shot in the West Bengali village named Kenduli.

HB6V FACES OF THE FOREST: THE SANTALS OF WEST BENGAL A film about the aboriginal community of the Santals, its social habits, religious ceremonies and day-to-day life.

HB7V THE ADAPTABLE KINGDOM: MUSIC AND DANCE IN NEPAL A film on the Hindu kingdom in the Himalayas, where tribal animism, Buddhism and Hinduism live in harmony.  

 

AUDIO

MUSIC LISTENING COURSES 

MUS1 CLASSICAL MUSIC Introduces technical terminology up to GCSE standard, with musical extracts ranging from Mediaeval to 20th century.  Cassette + worksheets* and scores.  19.95

MUS2 FOLK AND ETHNIC MUSIC Consists of 27 taped examples which span the major areas of world music, with corresponding worksheets* and scores.  Designed to be used by mixed-ability students.  This course covers the tones, styles, rhythms and instruments of the world, leading to wider understanding of international music.  19.95

MUS3 AURAL MUSIC Specifically for the A-Level music exam, this course corresponds closely to the format of the inter-board syllabus.  Contains a large amount of practice material for aural tests.  2 cassettes + worksheets* 25

MUS4 POP MUSIC Provides an understanding of the roots, sub-styles and finer points of pop music.  Uses taped extracts to distinguish, for example, between acoustic and classical guitar, or between tones, rhythms and styles of music.  Cassette + worksheets* and scores. 25

MUS5 PROJECTS IN ROCK: A practical approach to rock music Directed at those interested in creating an active rock music programme in the classroom, This course aims to advance playing and listening skills.  Each of the nine projects in rock builds an understanding of rock across the decades.  The course contains well-known music samples and clear explanations of technique, which form a good basis for workshops.  Encourages development as both solo performers and as group members.  Cassette + worksheets* and scores 19.95 (* May be photocopied.  Additional sets of 5 worksheets can be purchased for 28. Ref: MUS1T,  MUS2T, etc.)

CEA1 YOU CAN TEACH MUSIC A guide to music-making which provides the practical guidance needed by junior-school teachers, with no music training experience, to enable them to develop a music curriculum.  2 cassettes + text and activity sheets.  19.95

 

A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC 1100-1980

Thirteen audiotapes which collectively represent a unique educational voyage through the great musical heritage from mediaeval times to the present day.  Designed to entertain as well as inform.  11 per tape

M1 APPROACHES TO POPULAR MUSIC 1960-1980 E Lee, Garnet Coll of Education and G Vulliamy, Univ of York.

M2 NEW ARTS FOR OLD 1100-1480: MEDIAEVAL MUSIC A Roolet, Early Music Centre, London.

M3 MUSICS FEASTE, 1480-1600: MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE A Roolet, Early Music Centre, London.

M4 A PEARL DISTORTED, 1600-1750: THE BAROQUE PERIOD

H19 THE LUTE SONGS OF THOMAS CAMPION

M5 SONATA AND CREATIVE IDEAL 1750-1830: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD N del Mar, conductor and J Amis, broadcaster

M6 EXPRESSION AND EXTRAVAGANCE: MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD N del Mar and J Amis

M7 REACTION AND REVOLUTION,1900-1945: THE MODERN PERIOD Dr W Mellers

M8 MUSIC NOW, 1945-PRESENT: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC H Wood, Cambridge University

M9 FROM CAVE TO CAVERN: THE HISTORY OF PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS J Blades, Royal Academy of Music.

M10 ISLANDS IN THE SUN: THE STORY OF REGGAE AND CALYPSO F Cross, Goldsmiths Coll

M11 A JUG OF THIS: INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH FOLK MUSIC R Palmer, author broadcaster and performer.

M12 INSTRUMENTS AROUND THE WORLD A Jackson, writer and composer.

 

MUSIC FROM THE EAST

A series of audiotapes by Deben Bhattacharya, covering folk and dance music  and religious music from throughout the East.  There are songs and chants and dance music from India, China, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. 11 per tape

BI1 MUSIC OF THE DESERT BEDOUINS

BI2 THE MUEZZINS CALL AND ISLAMIC CHANTS

BI4 SONGS FROM AFGHANISTAN

BI5 SONGS AND DRUMS FROM IRAN

BI6 MODAL MUSIC ON IRANIAN INSTRUMENTS

B18 MUSIC OF THE WHIRLING DERVISHES OF TURKEY

BI9 HOWLING DERVISHES OF TURKEY

HB3-A HINDU CHANTS AND TEMPLE MUSIC IN PRAISE OF BUDDHA

HB7-A RAGAS ON THE SITAR

HB8-A FOLK MUSIC FROM INDIA

LB4 LAMAISTIC CHANTS AND MUSIC FROM TIBET

LB7 THE PEKING OPERA

BC4 FOLK SONGS FROM SRI LANKA

BC5 BUDDHIST CHANTS AND MUSIC FROM SRI LANKA

HB5-A IN PRAISE OF BUDDHA 

THE PERFORMING ARTS OF CHINA

A series of six audiotapes on music, dance and the Chinese Opera.  Based on recordings made in 1973 in Taiwan and 1983 and 1984 in mainland China, by Deben Bhattacharya.  11 per tape

CE1 SILK-STRINGED INSTRUMENTS OF CHINA Recorded in China and Taiwan, this tape contains music of silk-stringed instruments such as the pear-shaped lute Pi-pa and the box-zither Guochin (both 2000 years old).  Gu-zhen (a zither of 21 strings), various fiddles and long-necked lutes are also played solo and in orchestra situations.

CE2 STORY-TELLING WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Recorded in Inner Mongolia (from far North to far South Suzhou), this tape contains various styles of story-telling in songs, accompanied by fiddles, lutes and percussion instruments.  These are traditional stories set to music from ancient times

CE3 MUSIC FROM THE SILK ROUTE Songs, instrumental music and dance music belonging to the Uighur and the Kazakh traditions living in the Chinese Central Asian Province of Sinkiang.  The Uighurs belong to the Turkic racial origin and are of the Islamic faith.  Both the Uighurs and the Kazakhs have their own music and dance, quite distinct from the Chinese ones.

CE4 THE CHINESE OPERA Examples of music from the old Peking Opera which fled to Taiwan during the Communist take-over of the country are presented in this tape alongside the recordings of the Peking Opera of Beijing in 1983 and 1984.  It also includes mu7sic from the Operas of Suzhou and Gangzhou, todays Canton.

CE5 MUSIC AND DANCE OF THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES Recorded in Southwest China, this tape contains the music of some of the minority peoples, such as the Yis and the Bais who live in the Provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan.  Songs and instruments reproduced on this tape are unique to each community.

CE6 MUSIC AND DANCE OF THE CHILDREN OF CHINA In Childrens education, particular attention is given to the study of music and dance in China.  This tape represents some astonishing performances of Chinese music played on Chinese as well as Western instruments, by the children from various parts of the country. 

 

<class=”body3″>MUSIC AND CHANT FROM GREAT RELIGIONS 

The vast majority of the worlds population can be grouped under one of five main religions.  The most ancient of which are Judaism and Hinduism.  Just as Judaism laid the groundwork for Christianity and Islam, so Hinduism pre-dated and influenced Buddhism.  The music in this series represents the rich heritage of each religion and its links with other traditions.  The difference, for example of the songs of the European Jews and those of their Oriental counterparts illustrates the influence of adopted lands, whilst formal church music and Saeta singing at Easter in Seville appear a world apart.  The Islam tape shows how Muslims have been strict adherents to Arabic forms of chanting, while Hindus and Buddhists have followed the musical expression of host countries as heard in Bali and Tibet.  11 per tape.

RMA JUDAISM RMD HINDUISM  RMC ISLAM
RMB CHRISTIANITY RME BUDDHISM