Music Videos in UO Libraries
Music Videos in UO Knight Library's Video Collection
These videotapes and videodiscs of jazz players and jazz history are available in the University of Oregon Knight Library's video collection.
Amazing grace with Bill Moyers.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1994, c1990.
1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS format.
Host: Bill Moyers. Featuring: Boys' Choir of Harlem, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Jeremy Irons, Jessye Norman, Jean Ritchie, and Marion Williams.
CONTENTS: Documentary explores the moving history of the timeless, inspiritional hymn "Amazing grace", and traces the lyrics back to its author, John Newton, and English slave ship captain turned country preacher. Includes archival film footage, and variations sung by different performers.
The unanswered question: six talks at Harvard.
W. Long Branch,NJ: Kultur, 1992.
6 videos (793 min.); color.
Examines music from every age and place in the search for a worldwide, innate musical grammar.
Tape 1-Musical phonology--tape 2-Musical syntax--tape 3-musical semantics--tape 4-The delights and dangers of ambiguity--tape 5-the Twentieth century crisis--tape 6-The poetry of earth.
Kansas City, MO : SH Productions, c1992.
3 videocassettes (170 min.) : sd., col. ; VHS format.
SUMMARY: Soloists of the musical Frank family and the conductor describe their interpretive approach, review the scores and discuss the how-to's for creating the sound experience of the concerto. Three of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's concertos are performed.
Performers include: Claude Frank, piano ; Lilian Kallir, piano ; Pamela Frank, violin; Ian Hobson, conductor; Sinfonia da Camera.
VIDEOTAPE 02407 Tapes 1 and 2
The Creative spirit.
New York : Distributed by Ambrose Video Pub., c1991.
4 videocassettes (59 min. each) : sd., col. ; VHS.
SUMMARY: Each program blends animation, cartoons, humor, original music, and on location shooting to capture the emerging spirit of innovation and creativity. Through observation of creative people and places, we discover that creative solutions to problems begin with basic human qualities: passion, persistence, vision, caring, and trust in oneself and others.
An Interview with Frank Wilson,M.D.
Dallas: National Piano Foundation, 1986 or 1987.
30 min., color.
The neurologist author of "Tone deaf and all thumbs?: an invitation to music-making for late bloomers and non- prodigies" discusses the relationship between the brain and music, with an emphasis on the learning process.
Left brain, right brain.
New York : Filmakers Library, c1979.
1 videocassette (VHS) (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Host David Suzuki presents and demonstrates theories about the development of specialized roles within the human brain.
NOTES: Broadcast as an episode of The Nature of things.
Live in Rome.
[England] : Gimell Records, p1994.
1 videocassette (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 program notes.
SUMMARY: A recording made in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, on the 400th anniversary of the death of Palestrina by The Tallis Scholars ; Peter Phillips, conductor.
CONTENTS: Surge, illuminare ; Missa Papae Marcelli / Palestina -- Miserere/ G. Allegri -- Stabat Mater ; Alma Redemptoris Mater ; Magnificat primi toni ; Nunc dimittis / Palestrina.
The Nature of music.
[Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision, 1988.
1 videocassette (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS format.
CONTENTS: 1. Sources and sorcery -- 2. Songs and symbols -- 3. Legends and labels.
SUMMARY: Explores the importance of music in societies around the world --from Bali to our own backyard.
What is music?
Princeton, N.J.:Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990.
1 videocassette (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS format.
SUMMARY: This program examines sound waves: why some sounds are musical and others just noise and the relationship of regularity or irregularity of vibration to the perception of musicality, as well as such non-scientific questions as the cultural content of musical perception.
WIND BAND VIDEOS
The History of Bands in America.
Boca Raton,FL: Social Issues Resources Series, Inc., 1988.
2 vol. (29 & 25 mins.); color.
CONTENTS: Documentary on the history of bands in America, with live performances by many types of bands.
VIDEOTAPE 00899 + study guide
The Northshore Concert Band.
Arlington Hgts, IL: Sharper Video Productions, n.d.
51 min. color.
Star-spangled music: an afternoon with Leonard B. Smith conducting the Detroit Concert Band.
S.L.: Handleman Filmworks, 1986.
CONTENTS: Concert to honor the anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
The Wind Ensemble in Today's School.
Arlington Hgts,IL: Sharper Video Productions, 1987.
51 mins. col.