American Fuging-tunes, 1770-1820: A Descriptive Catalog

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Greenwood Press, 1994 - Music - 220 pages
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The fuging-tune has long been associated with American music. Indeed, it was once thought to have been an American innovation, but research has shown that, like much else in 18th-century America, the fuging-tune had its origins in England. The American composer adopted and developed it, added his own expressive touches, and made it a primary vehicle for his musical creativity. The almost 1300 fuging-tunes by American composers published between 1770 and 1820 testify to their widespread popularity and musical impact. They represent about a quarter of all the pieces composed by American psalmodists, and are by far the most imaginative musical settings for religious poetry.

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Abbreviations and Short Titles
Index of Tune Names
Structure Index
Fuge Rhythm Index
Text Coordination and Fuge Time Interval Index
Source Index Alphabetical
Metrical Index
Index of Poetic Sources

About the author (1994)

KARL KROEGER is Professor and Music Librarian at the University of Colorado, Boulder. /e He compiled the Catalog of the Musical Works of William Billings (Greenwood Press, 1991), and edited three of the four volumes of The Complete Works of William Billings. He has also published numerous articles in professional journals.

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