Henry F. Gilbert: A Bio-Bibliography: A Bio-Bibliography

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 30, 2004 - Music - 312 pages
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During his lifetime, Henry F. Gilbert was regarded as one of the foremost composers of the day and a trailblazer in America's rich musical heritage. Often called the Mark Twain of American Music, Gilbert was one of American music's nonconformists. He was a maverick who became a true prophet of American music as a composer, writer, editor, and lecturer. This volume contains a short biography of Gilbert, a listing of his compositions, including the different versions of the works and the holding libraries. A discography is included, which puts emphasis on the inclusion of excerpts from contemporary performances. This book captures much of the new material on Gilbert that has surfaced since the Henry F. Gilbert Papers were presented to Yale.

The volume is divided into six sections. The first is the biography, which includes a sketch of Gilbert's life, and his importance in establishing an American school of composition. The Works and Performances section provides the name of the work, publisher, and date and revisions of the work. Scoring for the compositions is also given along with cross-references to Gilbert's program notes and reviews. An annotated Bibliography of writings by Gilbert summarizes his philosophy of American music, and illuminates his own compositional style. A discography, general bibliography, and a bibliography of works and performances are also concluded. This bio-bibliography will appeal to musicians and American enthusiasts alike.

 

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Contents

BIOGRAPHY
1
WORKS AND PERFORMANCES W1W248
25
DISCOGRAPHY D1D14
83
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY B1B378
87
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GILBERTS WRITINGS BG1BG209
149
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS AND PERFORMANCES BW1BW450
191
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMPOSITIONS
261
GILBERTS SKETCHBOOKS
269
MUSIC BY OTHERS ARRANGED BY GILBERT
279
INDEX
289
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SHERRILL V. MARTIN is Professor in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She has presented lectures throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Selected by the American Association of University Women as one of the most notable women at UNCW over the past fifty years, she has published extensively, and in 2001, received both the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award at UNCW.

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