American music: a panorama

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Schirmer Books, 1979 - Music - 577 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

THE ANGLO AMERICAN TRADITION
4
A storv sung drama and
18
Songs and games fiddletune tvpes and sources fiddletune
24
THE AFROAMERICAN FOLK TRADITION
30
cumstances the music of the spiritualscontemporary accounts of
60
Its functional context
94
Propaganda songs antedating
108
building on Childs work specialist collectors and collections
116
MINSTRELSY RAGTIME
287
Plantation musicmaking lowcomedy caricature
295
Ben Harney Scott Joplin and others ragtime rhythmsyncopation rag
308
King Oliver Louis
311
Bennie Moten Count Basie Lester Young THE ERA OF THE
335
TRADITION OF THE COMPOSERS ART
341
FRANCIS HOPKINSON AND THE EIGHTEENTHCENTURY
348
AMERICA 34S THEODORE THOMAS AND THE SYMPHONY
364

SACRED MUSIC IN THE POSSESSION
119
tunebooks bv the hundredstheir music including When Jesus Wept
145
The long boys move west the shape notes
176
Macon the Carter farhilv Grand Ole Oprv the age of the star singcr
196
W C Handv published blues vis
203
Dippermouth Blues Koko and Peers Mood BOOGIEWOOGIE
217
Roots in black rhvthmandblues its popularity
224
The British influencethe relationship of British popular music to that
233
BROADWAY HOLLYWOOD
239
The three genres of American popular song BROADWAY AND
263
musicals such as The Wizard of Oz the songanddance movieFred
281
ITie WaWan Press community music projects FUR
378
DRAMA AND POETRY
382
Why there are African survivals their location and rela
389
Americans in Paris Ameri
396
Copland Billy the Kid Walter Piston The Incredible Flutist Jerome
425
George Gershwin Preludes for Piano
448
perspective in Ivess music his humor the sources of his musical language
489
Harrison a composer and innovator with broad interests Cages begin
507
Sound characteristics
529
INDEX
564
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About the author (1979)

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

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