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Reflections On American Music

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Author: College Music Society
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9781576470701
Size: 43.71 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 428
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Book Description: Heintze (music and American studies, American U.) and Saffle (music and humanities, Virginia Tech) present the opinions of about 40 historians, theorists, composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers, librarians, archivists, ethnomusicologists, music-business executives, schoolteachers, and expe

Reflections Of An American Composer

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Author: Arthur Berger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520928213
Size: 37.61 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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Book Description: In this engrossing collection of essays, distinguished composer, theorist, journalist, and educator Arthur Berger invites us into the vibrant and ever-changing American music scene that has been his home for most of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and always entertaining, Berger describes the music scene in New York and Boston since the 1930s, discussing the heady days when he was a member of a tight-knit circle of avant-garde young composers mentored by Aaron Copland as well as his participation in a group at Harvard University dedicated to Stravinsky. As Virgil Thomson's associate on the New York Herald Tribune and founding editor of the prestigious Perspectives of New Music, Berger became one of the preeminent observers and critics of American music. His reflections on the role of music in contemporary life, his journalism career, and how changes in academia influence the composition and teaching of music offer a unique perspective informed by Berger's abundant intelligence and experience.

American Studies

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Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521266871
Size: 18.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 2058
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Book Description: A major three-volume bibliography, including an additional supplement, of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1900 and 1988.

Essays On American Music

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Author: Garry E. Clarke
Publisher: Praeger
Size: 26.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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Progressive Rock Reconsidered

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Author: Kevin Holm-Hudson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135710228
Size: 72.46 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: In this book, the glory days of progressive rock are relived in a series of insightful essays about the key bands, songwriters and songs that made prog-rock such an innovative style.

Music In American Religious Experience

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Author: Philip Vilas Bohlman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195173048
Size: 43.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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Book Description: Musical experience intersects with religious experience, posing challenging questions about the ways in which Americans, historical communities and new immigrants, and racial and ethnic groups, construct their sense of self. This book is the study the ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States.

She S So Fine Reflections On Whiteness Femininity Adolescence And Class In 1960s Music

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Author: Laurie Stras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351548735
Size: 32.55 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Book Description: She's So Fine explores the music, reception and cultural significance of 1960s girl singers and girl groups in the US and the UK. Using approaches from the fields of musicology, women's studies, film and media studies, and cultural studies, this volume is the first interdisciplinary work to link close musical readings with rigorous cultural analysis in the treatment of artists such as Martha and the Vandellas, The Crystals, The Blossoms, Brenda Lee, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Tina Turner, and Marianne Faithfull. Currently available studies of 1960s girl groups/girl singers fall into one of three categories: industry-generated accounts of the music's production and sales, sociological commentaries, or omnibus chronologies/discographies. She's So Fine, by contrast, focuses on clearly defined themes via case studies of selected artists. Within this analytical rather than historically comprehensive framework, this book presents new research and original observations on the 60s girl group/girl singer phenomenon.

Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook

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Author: William Ferris
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899720
Size: 68.71 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:

The Music

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Author: Amina Baraka
Size: 14.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : African American musicians
Languages : en
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