Pocket Essentials : Music
The Pocket Essentials Series is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more.
Classical purists say it isn't "real" music, yet it regularly tops charts and plays to sell-out concert hall audiences. This book looks at such topics as who have been the most influential composers, which scores have best served a film and why, and what have been the historical, social, and technological changes that have affected the industry.
From Ben Hur to Star Wars and Psycho to Scream, film music has played an essential role in such genre-defining classics.