9780393327267

Amer Musical Life PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393327267

  • ISBN10:

    0393327264

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 10/17/2005
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is "the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur" (Kirkus Reviews). "Well-researched and sensitively constructed" (Library Journal) and "a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more" (Music Library Association Notes), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this "superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music'”from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hiphop culture." A substantial cultural achievement, "this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music" (Publishers Weekly).

Author Biography

Richard Crawford, Hans T. David Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, has published ten books on American music

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part One THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES
The First Song: Native American Music
3(12)
European Inroads: Early Christian Music Making
15(14)
From Ritual to Art: The Flowering of Sacred Music
29(27)
``Old, Simple Ditties'': Colonial Song, Dance, and Home Music Making
56(27)
Performing ``By Particular Desire'': Colonial Military, Concert, and Theater Music
83(19)
Maintaining Oral Traditions: African Music in Early America
102(23)
Correcting ``the Harshness of Our Singing'': New England Psalmody Reformed
125(14)
Part Two THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Edification and Economics: The Career of Lowell Mason
139(17)
Singing Praises: Southern and Frontier Devotional Music
156(17)
``Be It Ever So Humble'': Theater and Opera, 1800--1860
173(23)
Blacks, Whites, and the Minstrel Stage
196(25)
Home Music Making and the Publishing Industry
221(19)
From Ramparts to Romance: Parlor Songs, 1800--1865
240(32)
Of Yankee Doodle and Ophicleides: Bands and Orchestras, 1800 to the 1870s
272(21)
From Church to Concert Hall: The Rise of Classical Music
293(21)
From Log House to Opera House: Anthony Philip Heinrich and William Henry Fry
314(17)
A New Orleans Original: Gottschalk of Louisiana
331(20)
Two Classic Bostonians: George W. Chadwick and Amy Beach
351(21)
Edward MacDowell and Musical Nationalism
372(15)
``Travel in the Winds'': Native American Music from 1820
387(20)
``Make a Noise!'': Slave Songs and Other Black Music to the 1880s
407(22)
Songs of the Later Nineteenth Century
429(24)
Stars, Stripes, and Cylinders: Sousa, the Band, and the Phonograph
453(18)
``After the Ball'': The Rise of Tin Pan Alley
471(24)
Part Three THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
``To Stretch Our Ears'': The Music of Charles Ives
495(29)
``Come On and Hear'': The Early Twentieth Century
524(33)
The Jazz Age Dawns: Blues, Jazz, and a Rhapsody
557(23)
``The Birthright of All of Us'': Classical Music, the Mass Media, and the Depression
580(17)
``All That Is Native and Fine'': American Folk Song and Its Collectors
597(22)
From New Orleans to Chicago: Jazz Goes National
619(22)
``Crescendo in Blue'': Ellington, Basie, and the Swing Band
641(23)
The Golden Age of the American Musical
664(25)
Classical Music in the Postwar Years
689(25)
``Rock Around the Clock'': The Rise of Rock and Roll
714(22)
Songs of Loneliness and Praise: Postwar Vernacular Trends
736(19)
Jazz, Broadway, and Musical Permanence
755(23)
Melting Pot or Pluralism?: Popular Music and Ethnicity
778(21)
From Accessibility to Transcendence: The Beatles, Rock, and Popular Music
799(14)
Trouble Girls, Minimalists, and The Gap: The 1960s to the 1980s
813(24)
Black Music and American Identity
837(16)
Epilogue 853(8)
Notes 861(36)
Bibliography 897(28)
Credits 925(6)
Index 931

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