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Title Music in the USA : a documentary companion / Judith Tick editor with Paul Beaudoin assistant editor
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 881 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1540-1770. 1. Early encounters between indigenous peoples and European explorers / (Castañeda, Drake, de Meras, Smith, Wood) -- 2. From the Preface to the first edition of the Bay psalm book -- 3. Four translations of Psalm 100 / (Tehilim, Bay Psalm Book, 1640 and 1698, Watts) -- 4. From the diaries of Samuel Sewall -- 5. The ministers rally for musical literacy / (Mather, Walter, Symmes) -- 6. Benjamin Franklin advises his brother on how to write a ballad and how not to write like Handel -- 7. Social music for the elite in colonial Williamsburg -- 8. Advertisements and notices from colonial newspapers
1770-1830. 9. "Christopher Crotchet, singing master from Quavertown" -- 10. Singing the revolution / (Adams, Dickinson, Greeley) -- 11. Elisha Bostwick hears a Scots prisoner sing "Gypsie Laddie" -- 12. A sidebar into ballad scholarship : the wanderings of "The gypsy laddie" / (Child, Sharp, Coffin, Bronson) -- 13. William Billings and the new sacred music / (Billings, Gould) -- 14. Daniel Read on pirating and "scientific music" -- 15. Turn-of-the-century theater songs from Reinagle, Rowson, and Carr : "America, commerce, and freedom" and "The little sailor boy" -- 16. Padre Narciso Durán describes musical training at the Mission San Jose -- 17. Moravian musical life at Bethlehem / (Henry, Till, Bowne) -- 18. Reverend Burkitt brings camp meeting hymns from Kentucky to North Carolina in 1803 -- 19. John Fanning Watson and errors in Methodist worship -- 19. Reverend James B. Finley and Mononcue sing "Come thou fount of every blessing."
1830-1880. 21. Thomas D. Rice acts out Jim Crow and Cuff -- 22. William M. Whitlock, banjo player for the Virginia Minstrels -- 23. Edwin P. Christy, Stephen Foster, and "Ethiopian minstrelsy" -- 24. Stephen Foster's legacy / (Foster, Gordon, Robb, Simpson, Willis, Galli-Curci, Ellington, Charles) -- 25. The Fasola folk, The southern harmony, and The sacred harp / (Walker, White, King) -- 26. A sidebar into the discovery of shape-note music by a national audience / (Jackson, The sacred harp, 1991) -- 27. The Boston public schools set a national precedent in music education -- 28. Lorenzo Da Ponte recruits an Italian opera company for New York -- 29. Music education for American girls -- 30. Early expressions of cultural nationalism / (Hopkins, Fry, Putnam's Monthly) -- 31. John S. Dwight remembers how he and his circle "were but babes in music" -- 32. George Templeton Strong hears the American premiere of Beethoven's Fifth -- 33. German Americans adapting and contributing to musical life -- 34. Emil Klauprecht's German-American novel, Cincinnati, oder, Die Geheimnisse des Westens -- 35. P.T. Barnum and the Jenny Lind fever -- 36. Miska Hauser, Hungarian violinist, pans for musical gold -- 37. From the journals of Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- 38. The 'four-part blend' of the Hutchinson Family -- 39. Walt Whitman's conversion to opera -- 40. Clara Kellogg and the memoirs of an American prima donna -- 41. Frederick Douglass from My bondage and my freedom -- 42. Harriet Beecher Stowe and two scenes from Uncle Tom's cabin -- 43. From Slave songs of the United States (1867) -- 44. A sidebar into memory : slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project in the new deal -- 45. George F. Root recalls how he wrote a classic union song -- 46. A confederate girl's diary during the Civil War -- 47. Soldier-musicians from the North and the South recall duties on the front -- 48. Ella Sheppard Moore, a Fisk Jubilee Singer --- 49. Patrick S. Gilmore and the golden age of bands / (Newspaper review, Herbert) -- 50. Theodore Thomas and his musical manifest destiny / (Rose Fay Thomas, Theodore Thomas)
1880-1920. 51. John Philip Sousa : excerpts from his Autobiography -- 52. Why is a good march like a marble statue? / (Pryor, Fennell) -- 3. Willa Cather mourns the passing of the small-town opera house -- 54. Henry Lee Higginson and the founding of the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- 55. American classical music goes to the Paris World's Fair of 1889 -- 56. George Chadwick's ideals for composing classical concert music -- 57. Late 19th-century cultural nationalism : the paradigm of Dvořák / (Creelman, Paine, Burleigh) -- 58. Henry Krehbiel explains a critic's craft and a listener's duty -- 59. Amy Fay tackles the "woman question" -- 60. Amy Beach, composer, on "Why I chose my profession" -- 61. Edward MacDowell, poet-musician, remembered / (Currier, Gilman) -- 62. Paul Rosenfeld's manifesto for American composers -- 63. From the writings of Charles Ives -- 64. Frederic Louis Ritter looks for the "people's song" -- 65. Frances Densmore and the documentation of American Indian songs and poetry -- 66. A sidebar into national cultural policy : the Federal Cylinder Project -- 67. Charles K. Harris on writing hits for Tin Pan Alley -- 68. Scott Joplin, ragtime visionary / (Scott Joplin, Lottie Joplin) -- 69. A sidebar into the ragtime revival of the 1970s : William Bolcom reviews The collected works of Scott Joplin -- 70. James Reese Europe on the origin of "modern dances" -- 71. Irving Berlin on "love-interest as a commodity" in popular songs -- 72. Caroline Caffin on the "music and near-music" of Vaudeville -- 73. Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton describes New Orleans and the discipline of jazz
1920-1950. 74. Bessie Smith, artist and blues singer / (press notice, Bailey, Schuller) -- 75. Thomas Andrew Dorsey "Brings the people up" and carries himself along -- 76. Louis Armstrong in his own words -- 77. Gilbert Seldes waves the flag of pop -- 78. Al Jolson and The jazz singer -- 79. Carl Stalling : master of cartoon music : an interview -- 80. A sidebar into postmodernism: John Zorn Turns Carl Stalling into a Prophet -- 81. Alec Wilder writes lovingly about Jerome Kern -- 82. George Gershwin explains that "Jazz is the voice of the American soul" -- 83. William Grant Still, pioneering African American composer / (Still, Locke, Still) -- 84. The inimitable Henry Cowell as described by the irrepressible Nicolas Slonimsky -- 85. Ruth Crawford and her "astonishing juxtapositions" -- 86. "River Sirens, Lion Roars, all music to Varèse" : an interview in Santa Fe -- 87. Leopold Stokowski and "debatable music" -- 88. Henry Leland Clark on the Composers Collective -- 89. Marc Blitzstein in and out of the treetops of The cradle will rock -- 90. Samuel Barber and the controversy around the premiere of Adagio for strings / (Downes, Pettis, Menotti, Harris) -- 91. Virgil Thomson, composer and critic -- 92. Arthur Berger divides Aaron Copland into two styles and Copland puts himself back together again -- 93. Aaron Copland on the "personality of Stravinsky" -- 94. The American period of Arnold Schoenberg / (Sessions, Newlin) -- 95. Uncle Dave Macon, banjo trickster at the Grand Ole Opry -- 96. The Bristol sessions and country music -- 97. A sidebar into the folk revival : Harry Smith's canon of old-time recordings -- 98. Zora Neale Hurston on "spirituals and neo-spirituals" -- 99. The hard times of Emma Dusenbury, source singer -- 100. John and Alan Lomax propose a "Canon for American folk song" -- 101. Woody Guthrie praises the "spunkfire" attitude of a folk song -- 102. Fred Astaire dances like a twentieth-century American / (Williams) -- 103. The innovations of Oklahoma! / (de Mille, Engel) -- 104. Duke Ellington on swing as a way of life -- 105. Malcolm X recalls the years of swing -- 106. The many faces of Billie Holiday / (Holiday, Wilson, Bennett) -- 107. Ralph Ellison and the birth of bebop at Minton's
1950-1975. 108. Ella Fitzgerald on stage / (Peterson) -- 109. Leonard Bernstein charts an epic role for musical theater -- 110. Stephen Sondheim on writing theater lyrics -- 111. Muddy Waters explains "why it doesn't pay to run from trouble" -- 112. Elvis Presley in the eye of musical twister / (newspaper reviews, Gould, Lewis) -- 113. Chuck Berry in his own words -- 114. The five string banjo : hints from the 1960s speed-master, Earl Scruggs -- 115. Pete Seeger, a TCUAPSS, Sings out!" -- 116. Bob Dylan turns liner notes into poetry -- 117. Janis Joplin grabs pieces of our hearts / (Joplin, Graham) -- 118. "Handcrafting the grooves" in the studio: Aretha Franklin at Muscle Shoals / (Wexler) -- 119. Jimi Hendrix, virtuoso of electricity / (Hendrix, Bloomfield) -- 120. Amiri Baraka theorizes a black nationalist aesthetic -- 121. Greil Marcus and the new rock criticism -- 122. Charles Reich on the music of "Consciousness III" -- 123. McCoy Tyner on "the jubilant experience of John Coltrane"s classic quartet -- 124. Miles Davis : excerpts from his autobiography -- 125. A Vietnam vet remembers rocking and rolling in the mud of war -- 126. George Crumb and Black angels : "A quartet in time of war" -- 127. Milton Babbitt on electronic music / (Babbitt, Brody and Miller) -- 128. Edward T. Cone satirizes music theory's new vocabulary -- 129. Mario Davidovsky, an introduction / (Chasalow) -- 130. Elliot Carter on the "different time worlds" in String quartets no. 1 and 2 -- 131. John Cage, words and Music for changes / (Cage, Anderson) -- 132. Harold Schonberg on "art and bunk, matter and anti matter" -- 133. Pauline Oliveros, composer and teacher -- 134. Steve Reich on "music as a gradual process."
1975-2000. 135. Star Wars meets Wagner / (Dyer, Tomlinson) -- 136. Tom Johnson demonstrates what minimalism is all about -- 137. Morton Feldman and his West German fan base / (Feldman, Post) -- 138. Philip Glass and the roots of reform opera -- 139 Laurie Anderson does "stand-up" performance art / (Anderson, Gordon) -- 140. Meredith Monk and the revelation of voice -- 141. Recapturing the soul of the American orchestra / (Duffy, Tower) -- 142. Two economists measure the impact of blind auditions -- 143. John Harbison on modes of composing -- 144. Wynton Marsalis on learning from the past for the sake of the present -- 145. John Adams, an American master -- 146. The incorporation of the American Folklife Center -- 147. Daniel J. Boorstin's welcoming remarks at the Conference on Ethnic Recordings in America -- 148. Willie Colón on "conscious salsa" -- 149. The accordion travels through "roots music" / (Savoy) -- 150. Conjunto music--"a very beautiful accordiante flower / (Santiago Jiménez, Flaco Jiménez, Jordán) -- 151. Gloria Anzaldúa on Vistas y corridos : my native tongue -- 152. Contemporary Native American music and the Pine Ridge Reservation / (Porcupine Singers, Frazier) -- 153. MTV and the music video / (MoMA, Hoberman) -- 154. Turning points in the career of Michael Jackson / (Jackson, Jones) -- 155. Sally Banes explains why "breaking is hard to do" -- 156. Two members of public enemy discuss sampling and copyright law -- 157. DJ Qbert, master of turntable music -- 158. A press release from the Country Music Association -- 159. Ephemeral music : Napster's congressional testimony
Summary Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion charts a path through American music and musical life using as guides the words of composers, performers, writers and the rest of us ordinary folks who sing, dance, and listen. The anthology of primary sources contains about 160 selections from 1540 to 2000. Sometimes the sources are classics in the literature around American music, for example, the Preface to the Bay Psalm Book, excerpts from Slave Songs of the United States, and Charles Ives extolling Emerson. But many other selections offer uncommon sources, including a satirical story about a Yanke
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Music -- United States -- History and criticism -- Sources.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Beaudoin, Paul E., 1960-
Tick, Judith.
LC no. 2007012017
ISBN 019803203X (electronic bk.)
9780198032038 (electronic bk.)