American Music: A Panorama, Concise Edition / Edition 4

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This best-selling survey text describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams-popular, folk, sacred, and classical-that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, Candelaria and Kingman deliver a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive, a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.

This best-selling survey text describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams - popular, folk, sacred, and classical - that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, Candelaria and Kingman deliver a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive, a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495916123
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Concise
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorenzo Candelaria (Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College, 1995; Ph.D., Yale University, 2001) is an award-winning teacher and author at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is the recipient of prestigious fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities and was presented with the Robert M. Stevenson Award by the American Musicological Society for his book THE ROSARY CANTORAL (2008).

Daniel Kingman is an American composer and Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento.

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Table of Contents

Author's Guide to the Panorama of American Music xv
Part I Folk and Ethnic Musics 2
Chapter 1 The Anglo-Celtic-American Tradition 4
Imported Ballads 4
"Barbara Allen" 5
Features Common to Most Ballads 6
Naturalized Ballads 8
"Gypsy Davy" 8
Native Ballads 10
"John Hardy" 10
Print and the Ballad 12
Fiddle Tunes 13
"Soldier's Joy" 13
Print and the Fiddle Tune 13
Play-Party Songs 14
"Old Man at the Mill" 14
Projects 16
Additional Listening 16
Chapter 2 The African American Tradition 17
African Music and Its Relation to Black Music in America 17
"Music in Praise of a Yoruba Chief" 18
Religious Folk Music: The Spiritual 19
"Sheep, Sheep, Don't You Know the Road" 19
"Jacob's Ladder" 21
Secular Folk Music 23
"Quittin' Time Song" 23
"John Henry" 25
Projects 28
Additional Listening 29
Chapter 3 The American Indian Tradition 30
Music in Indian Life 31
The Existential Quality of Songs 32
Types of Songs According to Purpose 33
"Pigeon's Dream Song" 35
"Cherokee/Creek Stomp Dance" 35
"Butterfly Dance" 36
"Sioux Love Song" 36
Characteristics of Indian Music 37
Indian Music and Acculturation 38
"Ghost Dance Song" 40
"Rabbit Dance" 41
Projects 42
Additional Listening 43
Chapter 4 Latino Traditions 44
The Legacy of the Spanish Conquest 44
Sacred Music from Mexico 44
"Al Pie de Este Santo Altar" 46
"Los Pastores" from Las Posadas 47
Secular Music from Mexico 48
"Las Abajenas" 50
"El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez" 53
"Mal Hombre" 55
The Caribbean and South America 57
"Para los Rumberos" 58
Projects 59
Additional Listening 60
Chapter 5 Diverse Traditions: French, Scandinavian, Arab, and Asian 61
The French Influence in Louisiana 61
"Midland Two-Step" 62
"Zydeco sont pas sale" 64
The Scandinavian Influence in the Upper Midwest 65
"Banjo, Old Time" 66
Arab American Traditions 67
"Zaffat al-Hilu" 68
The Asian Influence 69
"Tampopo" 72
Projects 74
Additional Listening 74
Chapter 6 Folk Music as an Instrument of Advocacy 75
"The Farmer Is the Man That Feeds Them All" 75
The Urban Folk Song Movement of the 1930s and 1940s 77
"I Am a Union Woman" 78
Protest and Folk Song in the 1960s 81
"Masters of War" 81
Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement in the South 84
"We Shall Overcome" 85
Projects 86
Additional Listening 87
Part II Three Offspring of the Rural South 88
Chapter 7 Country Music 90
Enduring Themes 90
The "Country Sound" 91
Commercial Beginnings: Early Recordings, Radio, and the First Stars 93
Jimmy Rodgers: The Father of Country Music 95
"Muleskinner Blues" 95
The West: Cowboys, Honky-Tonks, and Western Swing 96
"Cotton-Eyed Joe" 99
Postwar Dissemination and Full-Scale Commercialization 100
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" 101
"I'm Blue Again" 103
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" 106
The Persistence and Revival of Traditional Styles 108
"Muleskinner Blues" 108
"John Henry" 110
Projects 111
Additional Listening 111
Chapter 8 The Blues 112
Characteristics of the Blues 112
"Countin' the Blues" 116
"Prison Cell Blues" 117
"Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)" 119
Early Published Blues 119
Classic Blues 120
Blues and Jazz 121
Boogie-Woogie 122
"Mr. Freddie Blues" 123
Selling the Country Blues 124
Urban Blues 124
Blues at the Turn of the Century 125
"Texas Flood" 126
Projects 127
Additional Listening 127
Chapter 9 Rock Music 128
Rock's Ties to Rhythm and Blues 128
"Good Rockin' Tonight" 129
"Rock Around the Clock" 130
Reaching White Audiences 131
The Influence of Country Music 132
"That's All Right" 133
Trends from the 1960s to the Present 134
"Good Vibrations" 136
"The Star-Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock)" 139
"Eruption" 141
"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" 142
Projects 144
Additional Listening 145
Part III Popular Sacred Music 146
Chapter 10 From Psalm Tune to Rural Revivalism 148
Psalmody in America 148
"Amazing Grace" 151
The Singing-School Tradition 152
"Chester" 154
"Amity" 157
The Frontier and Rural America in the Nineteenth Century 158
"Wondrous Love" 160
Music Among Smaller Independent American Sects 165
"'Tis the Gift to Be Simple" 166
Projects 166
Additional Listening 167
Chapter 11 Urban Revivalism and Gospel Music 168
Urban Revivalism After the Civil War: The Moody-Sankey Era of Gospel Hymns 168
"In the Sweet By-and-By" 170
The Billy Sunday-Homer Rodeheaver Era: Further Popularization 171
"Brighten the Corner Where You Are" 171
Gospel Music After the Advent of Radio and Recordings 173
"Give the World a Smile" 174
"He Got Better Things for You" 177
"Swing Down, Chariot" 181
Projects 186
Additional Listening 187
Part IV Popular Secular Music 188
Chapter 12 Secular Music in the Cities from Colonial Times to the Age of Andrew Jackson 190
Concerts and Dances 190
"The College Hornpipe" 191
Bands and Military Music 193
"Lady Hope's Reel" 194
"Washington's March" 194
Musical Theater 195
"Chorus of Adventurers" from The Indian Princess 197
Popular Song 199
"Junto Song" 200
Projects 201
Additional Listening 202
Chapter 13 Popular Musical Theater and Opera from the Jacksonian Era to the Present 203
Minstrelsy and Musical entertainment Before the Civil War 204
"De Boatman's Dance" 206
From the Civil War Through the Turn of the Century 209
"The Yankee Doodle Boy" 211
The First Half of the Twentieth Century 212
The Musical in Its Maturity: Show Boat to West Side Story 212
"Cool" West Side Story 215
The Musical Since West Side Story 216
Opera in America 217
"It Ain't Necessarily So" 218
Projects 221
Additional Listening 221
Chapter 14 Popular Song, Dance, and March Music from the Jacksonian Era to the Advent of Rock 222
Popular Song from the 1830s Through the Civil War 222
"Get Off the Track" 225
"Hard Times Come Again No More" 228
"The Battle Cry of Freedom" 230
Popular Song from the Civil War Through the Ragtime Era 231
The Band in America After the Jacksonian Era 237
"The Washington Post March" 239
Popular Song from Ragtime to Rock 241
"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" 242
Tin Pan Alley and Its Relation to Jazz and Black Vernacular Music 243
The Decline of Tin Pan Alley and the Dispersion of the Popular Music Industry 244
Projects 244
Additional Listening 245
Part V Jazz and Its Forerunners 246
Chapter 15 Ragtime and Precursors of Jazz 248
The Context of Ragtime from Its Origins to Its Zenith 245
"Hello! My Baby" 245
The Musical Characteristics of Ragtime 252
"Maple Leaf Rag" 252
The Decline and Dispersion of Ragtime 253
"If Dreams Come True" 254
The Ragtime Revival 255
Precursors of Jazz 256
"Eternity" 259
"Just a Little While to Stay Here" 259
Projects 259
Additional Listening 260
Chapter 16 Jazz 261
The New Orleans Style: The Traditional Jazz of the Early Recordings 261
"Dippermouth Blues" 262
"Hotter Than That" 265
Dissemination and Change: Before the Swing Era 265
The Swing Era and the Big Bands 266
"Ko-ko" 268
The Emergence of Modern Jazz: Bop as a Turning Point 270
"KoKo" 272
"Out of This World" 274
The Pluralism of the Last Quarter-Century 276
"Bitches Brew" 276
Projects 278
Additional Listening 278
Part VI Classical Music 280
Chapter 17 The Search for an American Identity 282
Music Education Before the Civil War 284
Music Education and Culture After the Mid-Nineteenth Century 285
"Pawnee Horses," Arthur Farwell 290
American Music and American Life 291
Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin 291
Afro-American Symphony, William Grant Still 293
Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copland 294
America's Virtuoso Cult 294
"The Banjo," Louis Gottschalk 295
"The Battle of Manassas," Thomas Wiggins 296
Projects 298
Additional Listening 298
Chapter 18 Twentieth-Century Innovation and the Contemporary World 300
Charles Ives: American Innovator in Music 300
Four New England Holidays, Charles Ives 302
New York and Europe-Related "Modernism" 302
Hyperprism, Edgard Varese 303
Midcentury Modernism 304
The West Coast: Cowell, Harrison, and Partch 306
"The Banshee" 306
New Technology and the New Music 308
Minimalism 309
Piano Phase 310
Multimedia Art and Concept Music 310
Classical Music and the Contemporary World 311
The Bushy Wushy Rag, Philip Bimstein 312
Projects 312
Additional Listening 312
Chapter 19 Film Music 313
A Realistic Film of the American West 313
Two Films About the Small Town and the Big City 314
Three Career Film Composers 315
"The Murder" Psycho, Bernard Herrmann 317
"The Imperial March" Star Wars, John Williams 319
Epilogue 319
Projects 319
Additional Listening 319
Part VII Music in Your Own Backyard 321
Chapter 20 Tales of Two Cities: Austin, Texas, and Sacramento, California 322
Classical Music in Austin, Texas: Aspects from the 1930s to World War I 322
The Sacramento Valley: A Rich Mix of Cultures 326
Projects 330
References 331
Glossary 339
Photo Credits 343
Index 345
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