The Music of the Alamo: From 19th Century Ballads to Big-screen Soundtracks

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Bright Sky Press, Mar 1, 2009 - History - 189 pages
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Book & CD. Interpreting the famous siege and battle that has inspired art for more than 170 years, this unique resource traces the musical history of the Alamo and offers the only complete discography and list of songs about the legendary battle. Chapters cover the many and varied musical interpretations of the Alamo and its heroes, illuminating various periods of American musical history throughout. From 19th-century folk ballads, minstrel show tunes, and orchestral marches, to recent pop chart hits, children's songs, theatrical productions, and big-screen film scores, all are gathered in this complete compendium, helping to remember the Alamo. Also included is a 30-minute audio CD of music representative of the Alamo.

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William R. Chemerka is the founder of the Alamo Society, the editor of The Alamo Journal, and the author of Alamo Anthology. He has appeared on the History Channel as an on-camera consultant in a number of productions including The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo, and Wild West Tech: The Alamo. He lives in Barnegat, New Jersey. Allen J. Wiener is the author of The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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