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Music in North America and the West Indies from the discovery to 1850 : a historical survey

Author: Daniel Mendoza de Arce
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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"Music in North America is a survey of the people, events, and institutions that shaped music during the early centuries in this region. Presenting information from various historical data, Mendoza de Arce provides straightforward descriptions of both religious and secular music. Basic historical information about the Renaissance and Baroque periods in North America and the Caribbean are presented chronologically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mendoza de Arce, Daniel, 1940-
Music in North America and the West Indies from the discovery to 1850.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)654789426
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Mendoza de Arce
ISBN: 0810852527 9780810852525
OCLC Number: 55138710
Description: xxviii, 349 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Music from the age of discovery to 1700 --
The eighteenth century --
Religious music in eighteenth-century North America and the Caribbean --
Secular music in eighteenth-century North America and the Caribbean --
The nineteenth century, 1800-1850 --
Secular music in North America and the Caribbean in the first half of the nineteenth century --
Religious music in North America and the Caribbean in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Daniel Mendoza de Arce.

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"Music in North America is a survey of the people, events, and institutions that shaped music during the early centuries in this region. Presenting information from various historical data, Mendoza de Arce provides straightforward descriptions of both religious and secular music. Basic historical information about the Renaissance and Baroque periods in North America and the Caribbean are presented chronologically from musical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. A valuable study for researchers, students, and general readers alike, this treatise will provide a sense of perspective and a broader understanding of world culture."--Jacket.

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Mendoza de Arce, a former professor of Hispanic studies and sociology who has published on music and the social sciences, traces sacred and secular music in the New World-North America and the West Read more...

 
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