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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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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
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
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