Bugle Resounding: Music and Musicians of the Civil War Era

Bugle Resounding: Music and Musicians of the Civil War Era

by Bruce C. Kelley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826215386

ISBN-13: 9780826215383

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

In the mid-nineteenth century the United States was musically vibrant. Rising industrialization, a growing middle class, and increasing concern for the founding of American centers of art created a culture that was rich in musical capital. Beyond its importance to the people who created and played it is the fact that this music still influences our culture today.

Overview

In the mid-nineteenth century the United States was musically vibrant. Rising industrialization, a growing middle class, and increasing concern for the founding of American centers of art created a culture that was rich in musical capital. Beyond its importance to the people who created and played it is the fact that this music still influences our culture today.

Although numerous academic resources examine the music and musicians of the Civil War era, the research is spread across a variety of disciplines and is found in a wide array of scholarly journals, books, and papers. It is difficult to assimilate this diverse body of research, and few sources are dedicated solely to a rigorous and comprehensive investigation of the music and the musicians of this era. This anthology, which grew out of the first two National Conferences on Music of the Civil War Era, is an initial attempt to address that need.

Those conferences established the first academic setting solely devoted to exploring the effects of the Civil War on music and musicians. Bridging musicology and history, these essays represent the forefront of scholarship in music of the Civil War era. Each one makes a significant contribution to research in the music of this era and will ultimately encourage more interdisciplinary research on a subject that has relevance both for its own time and for ours. The result is a readable, understandable volume on one of the few understudied—yet fascinating—aspects of the Civil War era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826215383
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
Shades of Blue and Gray Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
"Old Times There Are Not Forgotten" An Overview of Music of the Civil War Era1
Music and Community in the Civil War Era37
They Weren't All Like Lorena: Musical Portraits of Women in the Civil War Era54
"An Inspiration to All" New Hampshire's Third Regiment and Hilton Head Post Bands in Civil War South Carolina71
Confederates at the Keyboard: Southern Piano Music during the Civil War106
Henry Clay Work: "The Silver Horn" as Civil War Elegy119
The Production and Consumption of Confederate Songsters133
Across a Great Divide: Irish American Music and Musicians of the Civil War Era169
Civil War Music and the Common Soldier: The Experiences of Charles Wellington Reed202
Music Inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-1913229
Contributors249
Index251

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