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Music and Dance in Puerto Rico from the Age of Columbus to Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography
     

Music and Dance in Puerto Rico from the Age of Columbus to Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography

by Donald Thompson, Annie F. Thompson
 
The bibliography of almost five centuries of music and dance in Puerto Rice has fallen into the cracks of both national and international reporting. The Thompsons redress this situation, offering 995 richly annotated entries on reference sources, biography, folk music and dance, the Puerto Rican Danza, La borinquena (the Commonwealth's official anthem), and the

Overview

The bibliography of almost five centuries of music and dance in Puerto Rice has fallen into the cracks of both national and international reporting. The Thompsons redress this situation, offering 995 richly annotated entries on reference sources, biography, folk music and dance, the Puerto Rican Danza, La borinquena (the Commonwealth's official anthem), and the earliest mentions of native music and dance in the Antilles at the time of the Conquest. The work's breadth of coverage and depth of annotations will make it useful to musicologists, folklorists, ballet scholars, teachers, and general readers. Subject and author indexes included.

Editorial Reviews

Sonneck Society Bulletin
...a 'must' for musicologists, folklorists, and students and teachers of dance....an indispensable aid to investigators of Puerto Rican culture.
Come-All-Ye
...an important reference...should remain a clasic bibliographic source for many years ahead. The work's thoroughness in coverage and exceptional quality of scholarship assures sustained value to musicologists, folklorists, teachers, Hispano-Americans, American scholars and general readers.
American Reference Books Annual
Their combined knowledge and expertise are clearly reflected in the bibliography....The potential audience for the bibliography is broad...for this reason the book serves as a valuable resource for university, college, community college, and public library reference collections.
Ethnomusicology
A valuable contribution to scholarly reference books on the subjects of music and dancing. The Thompsons are to be congratulated on the fine work they've done.
CHOICE
...well organized...helpful notes. Recommended.
Inter-American Review
...superb compilation...a brilliant send-off to a series that under [Malena Kuss'] supervision will prove indispensable to libraries and bibliophiles the world over.
Choice
...well organized...helpful notes. Recommended.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Their combined knowledge and expertise are clearly reflected in the bibliography....The potential audience for the bibliography is broad...for this reason the book serves as a valuable resource for university, college, community college, and public library reference collections.
ARBA
Their combined knowledge and expertise are clearly reflected in the bibliography....The potential audience for the bibliography is broad...for this reason the book serves as a valuable resource for university, college, community college, and public library reference collections..
Booknews
The Thompsons offer 995 richly annotated entries on reference sources, biography, folk music and dance, concert and church music, ballet, musical training, urban popular music and dance, the Puerto Rican Danza, La Borinquenia (the Commonwealth's official anthem), and the earliest mentions of native music and dance in the Antilles at the time of the Conquest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810825154
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Studies in Latin American Music Series , #1
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Thompson (Ph.D., University of Iowa) was one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico Music Department, which he later chaired. He is the compiler of Music in Puerto Rico: An Anthology, also from Scarecrow Press. Annie F. Thompson (Ph.D., Florida State), formerly a music librarian, directs the University of Puerto Rico SLIS. Her Checklist of Musical References in Puerto Rican Newspapers and Journals (1808-1898) is also published with Scarecrow Press.

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