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Surveying the history of several musical professions in the United States—composing, performing, teaching, and distributing music—Crawford highlights the importance of where the money for music comes from and where it goes. This economic context is one of his book's key features and gives a real-life view that is both fascinating and provocative. Crawford discusses interconnections between classical and popular music, using New England psalmody, nineteenth-century songs, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin to illustrate his points.
Because broad cultural forces are included in this unique study, anyone interested in American history and American Studies will find it as appealing as will students and scholars of American music.
|1||Cosmopolitan and Provincial: American Musical Historiography||3|
|2||Professions and Patronage I: Teaching and Composing||41|
|3||Professions and Patronage II: Performing||70|
|Pt. III||Three Composers and a Song|
|4||William Billings (1746-1800) and American Psalmody: A Study of Musical Dissemination||111|
|5||George Frederick Root (1820-1895) and American Vocal Music||151|
|6||Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and His Orchestra||184|
|7||George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" (1930)||213|