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America's musical landscape

Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This survey of the developments in American vernacular music is written in non-technical language. The music is discussed in terms of the social and cultural environment in which it developed.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferris, Jean.
America's musical landscape.
Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, ©1998
(OCoLC)651977074
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Ferris
ISBN: 0697340627 9780697340627
OCLC Number: 38185778
Description: xxv, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: [cd. 2] Shout for joy (Albert Ammons) --
Carolina shout / J.P. Johnson (James P. Johnson) --
Taxi war dance / Basie, Young (Count Basie) --
Mood indigo / Ellington, Bigard, Mills (Duke Ellington) --
Take five / Desmond (Dave Brubeck Quartet) --
Tonight : from West Side Story / Bernstein (original cast recording) --
Bess, you is my woman now : from Porgy and Bess / Gershwin (Laurence Winters, Camilla Williams) --
Daddy and home (Jimmy Rodgers) --
Cajun two step (Cajun Fais Do-Do) --
Earl's breakdown / E. Scruggs (Flatt & Scruggs) --
New San Antonio Rose / Wills (Bob Wills) --
At the river / Ives (William Parker) --
The banshee / Cowell (Henry Cowell) --
Ensembles for synthesizer / Babbitt --
Kebjar Hudjan Mas --
The perilous night / Cage (Margaret Leng Tan) --
Fanfare for the common man / Copland --
Simple gifts : from Appalachian spring / Copland --
Afro-American symphony. [movement] III / [William Grant Still (Paul Freeman) --
Sound patterns / Oliveros (Brandeis New Music Chorale, Alvin Lucier).
Responsibility: Jean Ferris.

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