Introduction to American Music / Edition 1

Introduction to American Music / Edition 1

by Richard Crawford
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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Introduction to American Music / Edition 1

An Introduction to America’s Music tells the fascinating story of music in the United States, from the sacred music of its earliest days to the jazz and rock that enliven the turn of the millennium.
Beginning with the music of Native Americans and continuing with traditions introduced by European colonizers and Africans brought here as slaves, the book reveals how this bountiful heritage was developed and enhanced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to produce the music we hear today.

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ISBN-13: 9780393974096
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The First Three Centuries
1"The First Song": Native American Music3
2European Inroads: Early Christian Music Making12
3From Ritual to Art: The Flowering of Sacred Music22
4"Old, Simple Ditties": Colonial Song, Dance, and Home Music Making42
5Performing "By Particular Desire": Early Military, Concert, and Theater Music56
6Maintaining Oral Traditions: African Music in Early America69
7Correcting "the Harshness of Our Singing": New England Psalmody Reformed81
Part 2The Nineteenth Century
8Edification and Economics: The Career of Lowell Mason91
9Singing Praises: Southern and Frontier Devotional Music101
10"Be It Ever So Humble": Theater and Opera, 1800-1860111
11Blacks, Whites, and the Minstrel Stage123
12Home Music Making and the Publishing Industry137
13From Jeanie to Dixie: Parlor Songs, 1800-1865149
14Of Yankee Doodle and Ophicleides: Bands and Orchestras, 1800 to the 1870s169
15From Church to Concert Hall: The Rise of Classical Music181
16From Log House to Opera House: Anthony Philip Heinrich and William Henry Fry193
17A New Orleans Original: Gottschalk of Louisiana203
18Two Classic Bostonians: George W. Chadwick and Amy Beach214
19Edward MacDowell and Musical Nationalism227
20"Travel in the Winds": Native American Music from 1820236
21"Make a Noise!": Slave Songs and Other Black Music to the 1880s249
22Songs of the Later Nineteenth Century265
23Stars, Stripes, and Cylinders: Sousa and the Phonograph281
24"After the Ball": The Rise of Tin Pan Alley292
Part 3The Twentieth Century
25"To Stretch Our Ears": The Music of Charles Ives309
26"Come On and Hear": The Early Twentieth Century325
27Blues, Jazz, and a Phapsody: The Jazz Age Dawns344
28"The Birthright of All of Us": Classical Music, the Mass Media, and the Depression356
29"All That is Native and Fine": American Folk Song and Its Collectors369
30From New Orleans to Chicago: Jazz Goes National382
31"Crescendo in Blue": Ellington, Basie, and the Swing Band393
32The Golden Age of the American Musical408
33Classical Music in the Postwar Years421
34"Rock Around the Clock": The Rise of Rock and Roll436
35Songs of Loneliness and Praise: Postwar Popular Trends448
36Jazz, Broadway, and Musical Permanence461
37Melting Pot or Pluralism?: Popular Music and Ethnicity475
38The Beatles, Rock, and Popular Music488
39Trouble Girls, Minimalists, and The Gap: The 1960s to the 1980s496
40Black Music and American Identity510

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