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Title The Cambridge history of American music / edited by David Nicholls
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 637 pages) : illustrations
Series The Cambridge history of music
Cambridge history of music.
Contents American Indian musics, past and present / Victoria Lindsay Levine -- Music in America: an overview (part 1) /William Brooks -- Secular music to 1800 / Kate van Winkle Keller, John Koegel -- Sacred music to 1800 / Nym Cooke -- African American music to 1900 / Jacqueline Cogdell Djedje -- Immigrant, folk, and regional musics in the nineteenth century / Michael Broyles -- Nineteenth-century popular music / Dale Cockrell -- Art music from 1800 to 1860 / Katherine K. Preston -- Art music from 1860 to 1920 / Michael Broyles -- Music in America: an overview (part 2) / William Brooks --Immigrant, folk, and regional musics in the twentieth century / Philip V. Bohlman -- Popular song and popular music on stage and film / Stephen Banfield -- The rock and roll era / Robert Walser -- Ragtime and early jazz / Jeffrey Magee -- Jazz from 1930 to 1960 / David Joyner -- Jazz since 1960 / Ronald Radano -- Tonal traditions in art music from 1920 to 1960 / Larry Starr -- Serialism and complexity / Stephen Peles -- Avant-garde and experimental music / David Nicholls -- Tonal traditions in art music since 1960 / Jonathan W. Bernard
Summary American music is an intricate tapestry of many cultures, and this volume reveals this wide array of influences from Native, European, African, Asian, and other sources. It begins with a survey of the music of Native Americans and then explores the social, historical, and cultural events of musical life in the period until 1900. Other contributors examine the growth and influence of popular musics, including film and stage music, jazz, rock, and immigrant, folk, and regional musics. The volume also includes chapters on twentieth-century art music, including the experimental, serial, and tonal traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-609) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Nicholls, David, 1955-
LC no. 98003814
ISBN 0511469071 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
1139055380 (ebook)
9780511469077 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
9781139055383 (ebook)
9781139055383 (electronic bk.)