Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature

Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature

by David P. DeVenney
     
 

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

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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
Ch. 1Choral Music in Early America1
Ch. 2The Early Nineteenth Century23
Ch. 3Composers of the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Beginning of a Classical Tradition41
Ch. 4Coming of Age: The Second New England School61
Ch. 5The End of the Century: Impressionism and the Flowering of Romanticism93
Ch. 6A New Century111
Ch. 7The Glory Years129
Ch. 8The Glory Years II165
Ch. 9Contemporary Composers: The Older Generation205
Ch. 10Contemporary Composers: The Current Scene249
Selected Bibliography281
Index293

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