Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature

Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature

by David P. DeVenney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313310513

ISBN-13: 9780313310515

Pub. Date: 09/30/1999

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This survey of choral literature, written by American composers from 1760 through the 1990s, examines nearly 3,000 pieces of choral music written by over 300 composers. Along with a descriptive analysis, the literature is placed within a historical perspective. Familiar and less well-known composers and their music are examined. The study seeks to remedy the

Overview

This survey of choral literature, written by American composers from 1760 through the 1990s, examines nearly 3,000 pieces of choral music written by over 300 composers. Along with a descriptive analysis, the literature is placed within a historical perspective. Familiar and less well-known composers and their music are examined. The study seeks to remedy the superficial treatment choral music is often given in standard textbooks on American music and to acknowledge and expose the varied richness of the literature.

Choral conductors and musicologists will appreciate the vast repertory of choral music literature examined. Organized chronologically, this study uniquely traces the development of choral music literature throughout the centuries. A select bibliography provides a useful guide for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313310515
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.23(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Choral Music in Early America

The Early Nineteenth Century

Composers of Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Beginning of a Classical Tradition

Coming of Age: The Second New England School

The End of the Century: Impressionism and the Flowering of Romanticism

A New Century

The Glory Years

The Glory Years II

Contemporary Composers: The Older Generation

Contemporary Composers: Current Scene

Selected Bibliography

Index

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