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Our American music ; a comprehensive history from 1620 to the present

Author: John Tasker Howard
Publisher: New York : T.Y. Crowell Co., [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of American music in folk song, national airs, the concert stage and musical composition.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Howard, John Tasker, 1890-1964.
Our American music.
New York, T.Y. Crowell Co. [1965]
(OCoLC)592595632
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tasker Howard
OCLC Number: 593441
Description: xxii, 944 pages : facsimiles, pls., music, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Early days. New England psalmody ; Early church organs ; Early secular music in New England ; Philadelphia, New York, and the South --
Our first composers. Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) ; James Lyon (1735-1794) ; William Billings and his "Fuguing pieces" (1746-1800) --
The latter eighteenth century. New England ; Post-revolutionary immigrants in New York and Philadelphia --
Our first national airs. Yankee Doodle ; Hail Columbia ; The star-spangled banner ; America --
The turn of the century. Foreign and native artists ; Lowell Mason (1792-1872) and the return of the native composer ; Mason's contemporaries --
Our nineteenth-century background in secular music. Concert life ; Early song writers ; Singing families ; Minstrel shows and their songs ; Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) ; Rampant virtuosi ; Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) --
The foreign invasion of 1848 --
The awakening of a national consciousness. Anton Philip Heinrich (1781-1861) ; William Henry Fry (1815 -1864) ; George F. Bristow (1825-1898) --
Songs of the Civil War. Dixie and The battle hymn ; Other war songs --
The spread of musical culture. Westward expansion ; William Mason (1829-1908) ; Theodore Thomas (1835-1905) ; Other teachers and composers of the period --
The parents of our contemporaries. The grandfathers ; The Boston group ; Edward MacDowell (1861-1908) ; Links with the past --
Twentieth century composers. Composers born in the 1870's ; Composers born in the 1880's ; From the 1890's ; From the 1900's ; From the 1910's ; Composers born after 1920 --
Composers best known for their shorter works. Composers of songs and short pieces ; Art songs ; Choral pieces and part-songs ; Folk song settings ; Instrumental pieces --
Latter-century and present-day religious music. Dudley Buck (1839-1909) and his successors ; Twentieth-century religious music ; Folk hymns and the gospel song --
Our folk music. The music of the North American Indian ; Negro folk music ; Other sources of folk songs --
Our lighter musical moments. Yesterday ; Yesterday--the musical theatre ; Ragtime and after ; Twentieth-century war songs ; The twentieth-century musical theatre ; Twentieth-century popular song composers.
Responsibility: John Tasker Howard.

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