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Music Melting Round : a History of Music in the United States.

Author: Edith Borroff
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Borroff, Edith.
Music Melting Round : A History of Music in the United States.
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Borroff
ISBN: 9781461716808 1461716802
OCLC Number: 853363987
Notes: The Literature of the Period.
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Other Titles by the Author; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Early Music in America (to 1783); Spanish Conquests; British Conquests; The Settlers; City Music; Country Music; Music Education; Music in the Home; Professional Musicians; Military Music; The Singing Schools; Early Composers; The Slaves; Music of the Slaves; Franklin and Jefferson; African Culture; African Instruments; African Song; Music During the Revolutionary War; Notes; Bibliography; 2. An Energetic New Nation (1783 to 1840); Music on the Frontier; Frontier Instruments. Vocal MusicThe Romantic Tradition; Music in Town; Musicales; Social Dances; Church Services; Concerts; Musical Theater; English Operas; American Composers; Alexander Reinagle; Benjamin Carr; James Hewitt; Anthony Philip Heinrich; The Teaching of Music; William Robyn; Lowell Mason; Bands; Military Bands; Frank Johnson; Notes; Bibliography; 3. A Nation Struggling For Maturity (1840 to 1880); Music on the Frontier; Cowboy Songs; Canal, Railroad, and Mining Songs; Fiddle Tunes; Songs of the Territories; Urban Music; Elocution; Ballads and Story Songs; Duet Singing; Group Concerts. The Minstrel ShowForm; Stephen Foster; Later Developments; Music of the African-Americans; The Cakewalk; Shouts; Spirituals; Music of the Native Americans; Women and Music; Augusta Browne; Caroline Norton; Suzan Parkhurst; Teresa Carreño; Notes; Bibliography; 4. A Nation Coming of Age (1880 to 1923); International Music; Louis-Moreau Gottschalk; John Knowles Paine; George Whitefield Chadwick; Edward Macdowell; Horatio Parker; Amy Marcy Cheney; Other Composers; Apprenticeship Composers; John Philip Sousa; Alfred G. Robyn; Charles Ives; R. Nathaniel Dett; Marie Bergersen; Concert Life. The OrchestraThe Piano; The Operatic Voice; European Influences; Women; Opera; ""Indian Operas""; Band Music; Patrick Gilmore; Gilmore's Successors; The National Centennial; Notes; Bibliography; 5. Other Venues (1880 to 1923); The Living Room; The Theater; Songs; Songs of the Late Nineteenth Century; Harry Von Tilzer; Songs of the Early Twentieth Century; Shows; Gus Edwards; George M. Cohan; The Follies and Scandals; Victor Herbert; Ragtime; W.C. Handy; Scott Joplin; The Dance Craze; Ragtime Bands; Vocal Art; The Blues; Scat Singing; Jazz; Religious Music; Lowell Mason. Apprenticeship Hymn ComposersOther Composers of Religious Music; Spirituals; Henry T. Burleigh; The End of an Era; Notes; Bibliography; 6. The Business and Dissemination of Music; Instrument Manufacture; The Piano; String Instruments; Band Instruments; Percussion Instruments; Apprenticeship Instruments; The Organ; Chicago; Music Publishing; Education in Music; The Apprenticeship System; Children's Music; Mason's Influence; Vocal Music; School Bands; Music Appreciation; Colleges; Oscar Sonneck; Musicology; Notes; Bibliography; 7. Boom, Depression, and War (1923 to 1961).

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