American Music: A Panorama, Volumes 1-14; Volumes 1983-1996

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Schirmer Books, 1990 - Music - 684 pages
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This is an inviting and succinct guide to our nation's musical culture. Kingman's view of American music as a number of distinct parallel streams is reflected in this text and includes the following: folk and ethnic music; popular sacred music; the southern music of country, blues, and rock; popular secular music; jazz; and classical music. Contrasting these across regions and times, he delivers a clear vision of the historical roles of music and composers in American culture.

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Contents

Some Marks of the Ballad Oral Tradition and the Ballad
17
The AfricanAmerican Tradition
27
American Indian and Hispanic Traditions
55
Music in Aboriginal Indian Life Characteristics of Indian
69
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419
Aspects of Folk Music in Twentieth Century America
85
PART TWO Popular Sacred Music
107
Psalmody in America The SingingSchool Tradition Music
121
Advent of Rock
313
Song from the Civil War Through the Ragtime Era The Band
325
PART FIVE Jazz and Its Forerunners
351
Jazz
373
Era The Swing Era and the Big Bands The Emergence
395
Accomplishments
413
Expansion Louis Moreau Gottschalk and the Virtuoso
425
Traditionally Evolving Classical Music
454

the Time of Expansion
132
City and Urban Revivalism Gospel Music After the Advent
167
Country Music
173
The Cowboy
186
From Country to City
197
P Rock
216
PART FOUR Popular Secular Music
247
Concerts and Dances Bands and Military Music Musical
270
War From the Civil War Through the Turn of
281
Popular Song Dance and March
11
Some Background for the Fervent Years Music with
482
Exploration and Experiment
504
Charles Ives 18741954 Carl Ruggles 18761971 The
537
The Impact of Technology and
558
Autonomy
583
Three Regional Samplings
595
Notes
613
Index
663
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About the author (1990)

Daniel Kingman is an American composer and Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento.

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