Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction

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Prentice-Hall, 1988 - Music - 365 pages
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This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views. It uses extensive citation of phonorecordings, especially CD's from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., and the Smithsonian Institution (all of which maintain catalogs in print). Readers will find a comprehensive treatment of both serious and popular music in the United States with a final chapter on contemporary American music from composer/critic, Kyle Gann. Part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series. the colonial and federal eras to 1820, the romantic century (1820-1920), between the wars (1920-1945) and World War II through the present. Musicians especially those interested in American music.

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Contents

part
1
South of New England 22 Bibliographical notes
26
Other songs and opera airs 36 Dance music
42
part
53
Church music 64 Song 68 Pianos and piano music
78
Orchestral music 93 Opera
97
Blackface minstrelsy 112 Dances and dance music
122
Bands and band music 124 Ragtime 131 Bibliographical notes
138
Themes of the period 218 Thomson Harris and Blitzstein
221
swing 233 The musical and the pop song
237
part four
243
FROM
285
Postbop jazz and the third stream 286 The rock era rampant
291
Collage mixedmedia and music theater
297
The new expressionism 304 Minimalism
305
SINCE
312

Edward MacDowell 151 Other currents
155
Ivess music 168 Bibliographical notes
185
Popular music and musical comedy 201 City blues and jazz
207
The new accessibility
319
Jazz and rock 325 Timbral tonal temperamental and technological
344
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