9780924119040

Land Without Nightingales : Music in the Making of German-America

by ; ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780924119040

  • ISBN10:

    0924119047

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $19.95 Save up to $0.60
  • Buy New
    $19.35

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Despite the laments of some nineteenth-century German immigrants that America was a land bereft of poetry and song, a ''land without nightingales,'' the history of German-American music is a rich one. This book, with its companion CD, explores the wide variety of musical expression among German-speaking immigrants to America and their descendants.

Author Biography

Philip V. Bohlman teaches ethnomusicology and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. Otto Holzapfel of the German Folk-Song Archive, Freiburg, Germany.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
CD Notes and Commentaryp. xii
The Musical Culture of German-Americans: Views from Different Sides of the Hyphenp. 1
Making German-America
Ethnicity and Musical Culture among the German Catholics of the Sauk, 1854-1920p. 31
Glimpses of an Ethnic Mentality: Six German-Swiss Texts of Migration-Related Folk Songsp. 72
Music-Related Commerce in Some Moravian Accountsp. 99
Religion
Lutheran Hymnody and Networks in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 113
Ethnic Musics/Religious Identities: Toward an Historiography of German-American Sacred Musicp. 127
Musical Life among the Canadian Hutteritesp. 159
Modern Identities
The German Concertina in the Upper Midwestp. 191
"Ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit": The Traditionalization Process in a German-American Singing Societyp. 233
Burgenland-American Music and the "Ethnic Mainstream"p. 258
Indexp. 294
Song Indexp. 300
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review