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Barr Films

Overview
Works: 1,099 works in 2,105 publications in 2 languages and 12,675 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Juvenile works  Animated films  Short films  Fantasy films  History  Fiction  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: ML3760, 791.4375
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Publications about Barr Films
Publications by Barr Films
Most widely held works about Barr Films
 
Most widely held works by Barr Films
Discovering the music of Africa ( visu )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Describes music and rhythms of Africa, especially Ghana, and how they are used both as music and means of communication. Demonstrates the complex rhythmical music of the bells, rattles and the drums; shows several traditional dances
Discovering the music of Latin America ( visu )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, particularly Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian and modern instruments
Discovering the music of Japan ( visu )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates three important Japanese instruments: the koto, the shakuhachi, and the shamisen. Includes performances of traditional singing and dancing, and pieces played by an ensemble of the three instruments
Discovering the music of the Middle East ( visu )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Traces much of the music of the Middle East and Balkans back to the spread of Mohammedanism. Introduces such instruments as the oud, santur, qanun, cimbalum and dumbek, and demonstrates the concepts of highly ornamented melodic lines and asymetrical rhythms
Discovering the music of India ( visu )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture
Discovering the music of the Middle Ages ( visu )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Examines the religious and secular music of the Middle Ages, describes the musical instruments of the period, and surveys the social milieu
Native American series ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Indians of the Southwest gives a brief profile of what it means to be a Navajo Indian. Indians of the Plains uses the dramatic setting of a Native father and son discovering an arrowhead which opens a discussion on Plains Indian history. Indians of California recreates the daily life of the Yokuts Indians, who were the largest group of Native Americans in California
Discovering American folk music ( visu )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Reviews the two main influences -- African and English -- on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, The streets of Laredo, and later in a Negro blues version entitled The St. James infirmary
Discovering American Indian music ( visu )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Présente différentes interprétations de danse et de musique tirées du folklore des Indiens d'Amérique du Nord. Donne une idée de la diversité musicale de différentes tribus et aussi de la valeur sociale et rituelle de la musique dans la vie de ces tribus. Inclue une composition de Louis Ballard, compositeur américain d'origine indienne
Discovering jazz ( visu )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of jazz from its roots in 19th century black America
Discovering Russian folk music by Bernard Wilets( visu )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Presents elements that make the Russian folk music tradition beautiful and distinctive. Discusses the uses of music in Russian villages, cities, and churches and shows how modern music is being influenced by these traditions
Discovering electronic music ( visu )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Includes computer-controlled music and a demonstration of the latest modern digital sound synthesizer
Bonnie Consolo a film ( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Shows Bonnie Consolo as she travels around the country sharing her thoughts about the difficulties of being handicapped and how she has overcome her problems
You're not communicating ( visu )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Video focuses on five vital elements of effective communication and delineates the responsibilities of the message sender. Cover such topics as concise expression, timing and feedback
You're not listening ( visu )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Illustrates, through a series of humorous vignettes, techniques for building good listening skills. Points out that listening is a complex skill which requires specific training and practice
Discovering country and western music by Bernard Wilets( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of country and western music from its origins in the folk music of Southern mountain dwellers to its current emergence as a form of popular music
Harry the dirty dog --and more playful puppy stories by Gene Zion( visu )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Harry, a white dog with black spots who runs away from home because he hates getting a bath. After many adventures and visits to dirty places, Harry returns home only to be recognized as a black dog with white spots. Encourages youngsters to experience literature through reading and media
The scientific method ( visu )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates the scientific method's three-part process; observation, theorizing or hypothesizing, and testing the hypothesis through experimentation. Viewers see several examples of the scientific method at work in the classroom and in professional research
Otherwise known as Sheila the Great ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
A poignant and humorous tale of a young girl who learns to face some of her greatest fears
Managing people through change ( visu )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Examines the four predictable phases of change which people typically go through in response to corporate changes and focuses on the manager's role in dealing with each phase
 
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