Powerful Voices: The Musical and Social World of Collegiate A Cappella

Powerful Voices: The Musical and Social World of Collegiate A Cappella

by Joshua S Duchan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472036646
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 01/20/2016
Series: Tracking Pop Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joshua S. Duchan is Assistant Professor of Music at Wayne State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Collegiate a Cappella's Predecessors, Inception, and Historical Moment

1 From Nineteenth-Century Glee Clubs to Barbershop Harmony 11

2 The Whiffenpoofs: The "First" A Cappella Group 23

3 Doo-Wop and Late-Twentieth-Century Vocal Pop 36

4 The A Cappelia Explosion 45

Part II Contemporary Collegiate a Cappella: Performance, Technology, and Community

5 Musical Components and Their Social Motivations 67

6 In Rehearsal: A Cappelia's Social Performance 87

7 In Performance: Gender, Humor, Gesture, and Politics 105

8 Technology in Collegiate A Cappella Performance and Recording 133

9 Listening to Recordings: BOCA and Discourse 157

Conclusion 179

Notes 185

Bibliography 223

Index 251

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