Military Music of the American Revolution

Military Music of the American Revolution

Author: Raoul F. Camus

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4324395

Category: Music

Page: 240

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This book correlates early American history during the Revolutionary War with the musical tradition of America. The growth and topics of American colonial and Revolutionary era music, especially in the military, are used as insight to military trends and American culture.

Listening to Art Song

Listening to Art Song

Author: Margaret Olson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230217

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 803

In Listening to Art Song, Margaret Olson offers an easy-to-read, fresh perspective on the remarkably diverse musical genre of art song, surveying for readers such topics as the development of song, the elements that make up song, and the art of listening to song. Readers will learn how to identify and evaluate song elements in order to listen critically and effectively and best appreciate this song form.

Church and Worship Music in the United States

Church and Worship Music in the United States

Author: James Michael Floyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317270362

Category: Music

Page: 355

View: 660

This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition

Author: Allen Scott

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253014566

Category: Music

Page: 518

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Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Hail Columbia!

Hail Columbia!

Author: Laura Lohman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190930615

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 295

Following the Revolutionary War, Americans were obsessed with politics and the newspapers that reported it. Music made front page news and brought men to blows. Hail Columbia! is the compelling story of of how Americans ranging from presidents to craftsmen cultivated music to fuel heatedpartisan debates over the future of the young republic during this a crucial period in the nation's history. Through music, they debated the meaning of liberty, the nature of the republic, and Americans' proper place within it. Using music for both propaganda and protest, they called for allegianceto a new federal government, spread utopian visions of worldwide revolution, blasted infringements on American freedoms, and spun compelling myths of national military might.In Hail Columbia!, author Laura Lohman uncovers hundreds of songs circulated in newspapers, broadsides, song collections, sheet music, manuscripts, and scrapbooks to fill a major gap in our understanding of American music between the Revolutionary and antebellum eras. Making extensive use ofnewspapers as a primary musical source and treating contrafact as a topic worthy of serious musical scholarship, Lohman traces how Americans as diverse as elite lawyers, immigrant actresses, humble craftsmen, and African American abolitionists used music for specific political purposes. Unpackingthe partisan and propagandist uses of songs commonly thought to be patriotic or national, she traces how Americans put well-known tunes like "Yankee Doodle" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" to disparate political ends when giving them new lyrics. As Lohman shows, such songs were a staple ofelectioneering, tavern gatherings, presidential encomia, street theatre, and community celebrations on occasions like July 4. Through song, Americans called their neighbors and fellow citizens to hail the nation, a nation defined in partisan terms.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440636370

Category: Music

Page: 582

View: 913

A beautifully composed journey through music history! Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. * Covers more than Western "classical" music-also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz * More than just names and dates-puts musical developments in context with key historical events

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

Author: Laura Lohman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388954

Category: Music

Page: 228

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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.

Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present [3 volumes]

Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present [3 volumes]

Author: Colleen Boyett

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440846939

Category: History

Page: 1254

View: 589

Indispensable for the student or researcher studying women's history, this book draws upon a wide array of cultural settings and time periods in which women displayed agency by carrying out their daily economic, familial, artistic, and religious obligations. Since record keeping began, history has been written by a relatively few elite men. Insights into women's history are left to be gleaned by scholars who undertake careful readings of ancient literature, examine archaeological artifacts, and study popular culture, such as folktales, musical traditions, and art. For some historical periods and geographic regions, this is the only way to develop some sense of what daily life might have been like for women in a particular time and place. This reference explores the daily life of women across civilizations. The work is organized in sections on different civilizations from around the world, arranged chronologically. Within each society, the encyclopedia highlights the roles of women within five broad thematic categories: the arts, economics and work, family and community life, recreation and social customs, and religious life. Included are numerous sidebars containing additional information, document excerpts, images, and suggestions for further reading. An introduction provides an overview the daily life of women through history, and a timeline highlights key events in women's history. Chronologically arranged sections on civilizations from across world history provide information on the daily life of women living in those societies. For each civilization, broad categories of daily life are broken into subsections, with each offering reference entries on specific topics. Photos help users visualize important topics, and sidebars provide interesting tangential information. Bibliographies direct readers to additional resources.

A New Literary History of America

A New Literary History of America

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674064102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1129

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America is a nation making itself up as it goes alongÑa story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history. In more than two hundred original essays, A New Literary History of America brings together the nationÕs many voices. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what ÒMade in AmericaÓ means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science, philosophy, political rhetoricÑcultural creations of every kind appear in relation to each other, and to the time and place that give them shape. The meeting of minds is extraordinary as T. J. Clark writes on Jackson Pollock, Paul Muldoon on Carl Sandburg, Camille Paglia on Tennessee Williams, Sarah Vowell on Grant WoodÕs American Gothic, Walter Mosley on hard-boiled detective fiction, Jonathan Lethem on Thomas Edison, Gerald Early on Tarzan, Bharati Mukherjee on The Scarlet Letter, Gish Jen on Catcher in the Rye, and Ishmael Reed on Huckleberry Finn. From Anne Bradstreet and John Winthrop to Philip Roth and Toni Morrison, from Alexander Graham Bell and Stephen Foster to Alcoholics Anonymous, Life, Chuck Berry, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ronald Reagan, this is America singing, celebrating itself, and becoming something altogether different, plural, singular, new. Please visit www.newliteraryhistory.com for more information.

Music Melting Round

Music Melting Round

Author: Edith Borroff

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461716808

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 942

Music Melting Round: A History of Music in the United States provides a colorful introduction for students and nonspecialists alike to the scope of musical styles and venues in America from colonial to contemporary times. Covering all aspects of music, including classical, ragtime, blues, jazz, popular, minstrel shows, and music on radio and television and in film, the text also contains a variety of photographs and illustrations, three time lines presenting highlights in American history, the arts, and music, an appendix of basic musical concepts, a glossary, and two indexes.

American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia

American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Bret Carroll

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265711

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 803

"This is a highly recommended purchase for undergraduate, medium-sized, and large public libraries wishing to provide a substantial introduction to the field of men's studies." --Reference & User Services Quarterly "Pleasing layout and good cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome addition to collections serving readers of all ages. Highly recommended." --CHOICE "An excellent index, well-chosen photographs and illustrations, and an extensive bibliography add further value. American Masculinities is well worth what would otherise be too hefty a price for many libraries because no other encyclopedia comes close to covering this growing field so well." --American Reference Books Annual American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. This up-to-date analytical review serves as a marker of how the field has evolved over the last decade, especially since the 1993 publication of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal book opened new vistas for exploration and research into American History, society, and culture. Weaving the fabric of American history, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Seeing U.S. history in terms of gender archetypes, readers will gain a richer and deeper understanding of America's democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life. The contributors to American Masculinities share the assumption that men's lives have been grounded fundamentally in gender, that is, in their awareness of themselves as males. Their approach goes beyond scholarship which traditionally looks at men (and women) in terms of what they do and how they have influenced a given field or era. Rather, this important work delves into the psychological core of manhood which is shaped not only by biology, but also by history, society, and culture. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. Key Features - Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information - Extensive name, place, and concept index gives users an additional means of locating topics of interest - More than 250 entries, each with suggestions for further reading - Cross references direct users to related information - Comprehensive bibliography includes a list of sources organized by categories in the field Topics Covered - Arts, Literature, and Popular Culture - Body, Health, and Sexuality - Class, Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Identities - Concepts and Theories - Family and Fatherhood - General History - Icons and Symbols - Leisure and Work - Movements and Organizations - People - Political and Social Issues About the Editor Bret E. Carroll is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He is author of The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and several articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.