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To stretch our ears : a documentary history of America's music

Author: J Heywood Alexander
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Heywood Alexander
ISBN: 0393974111 9780393974119
OCLC Number: 47893497
Language Note: English.
Description: xix, 508 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I The first three centuries : French Protestant Psalm tunes in Florida --
The Indians of Quebec --
Spanish Catholic missionaries --
The Ainsworth Psalter --
The Bay Psalm book --
Agitating for regular singing --
The tunebooks of John Tufts and Thomas Walter --
A significant tunebook --
William Billings, singing master --
The utopian spirit --
The Moravians and their music --
Yankee Doodle rides into town --
Philadelphia's birthday balls for George Washington --
Francis Hopkinson, composer and statesman --
Alexander Reinagle --
The gospel labors of Richard Allen --
American tunebook prefaces around 1800 --
Andrew Law, psalmodist --
pt. II The ninteenth century : John Hubbard, mathematician and philosopher --
Nathaniel D. Gould and sacred music in New England --
Lowell Mason, music educator --
George F. Root, songwriter and music publisher --
The music of camp meetings --
Shape-note hymnody --
The enduring qualities of Fasola --
Joshua Leavitt and religious revivals --
Two prima donnas : Maria Malibran and Elizabeth Austin --
Jenny Lind, the Swedish nightingale --
New England traditions revisited --
Negro minstrelsy --
Jim Crow and The coal black rose --
Dan Emmett and the Virginia minstrels --
Pedee or Swanee? Stephen Collins Foster --
Patriotic songs --
The brothers chickering --
S. Brainard's sons : the model music house of America --
John Hill Hewitt : writer, publisher, and composer --
The Hutchinson family --
Shouting the jubilee of temperance --
The Dodworth band --
Patrick S. Gilmore and his magnificent vision --
A new vision of concert life : Boston's Handel and Haydn Society --
Henry Erben and his splendid organ --
John Sullivan Dwight and his Journal of music --
Louis Juillen and New York's musical congress --
Theodore Thomas, traveling virtuoso --
Anthony Philip Heinrich, the Beethoven of America --
Notable American opera --
The American perspective : Fry and Bristow again --
The music of slavery --
Let my people go --
Voices of abolition --
Rallying 'round the flag : songs of the Civil War --
Music afloat --
James M. Trotter and the music of Black Americans --
Spirituals after the war : improvising troubles into art forms --
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, our quintessential romantic --
Arthur Foote and the Boston Group --
Amy Beach and the gender issue --
Edward MacDowell --
Antonín Dvořák and the development of national music --
Amy Beach replies to Antonín Dvořák --
Patronage by notable American women --
Frank Mitchell (Olta'í Tsoh), Navaho Blessingway singer --
Singing for power and Wakaņ'taņka --
Songs from the northwest coast and the far north --
Hawaii --
The Shakers --
The Mormons : long live brother Brigham Young --
Ira D. Sankey and the power of the Gospel --
John Philip Sousa --
The business of music --
Cowboy songs --
pt. III The twentieth century : Arthur Farwell and music for a democracy --
Henry Gilbert : promoting American music --
Charles Ives --
W.C. Handy : Memphis, Mr. Crump, and the blues --
Ragtime : Joplin, Berlin, and J.R. Europe --
Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake --
Louis Armstrong remembers New Orleans --
George Gershwin : stretching the boundaries --
Darius Milhaud : a European composer looks at jazz --
European composers in America --
Virgil Thomson : the lure of France --
Aaron Copeland and the American artist --
Roy Harris and the American composer --
Edgard Varèse and musical modernism --
Evenings on the roof --
Proletarian music --
Cecil Sharp and English folk songs in America --
Alan Lomax : the map sings --
Jelly Roll Morton : the diamond king --
ASCAP : protection of performing rights --
William Grant Still, African-American composer --
Count Basie --
Duke Ellington --
The Broadway melody --
Nationalism, optimism, and Oklahoma! --
Elliott Carter --
Milton Babbitt and the American avant-garde --
John Cage : the perpetual process of artistic discovery --
An underground look at rock --
Rock criticism : Lester Bangs and Greil Marcus --
Bluegrass : Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys --
Mahalia Jackson and Gospel songs of hope --
Innovators in Jazz : Charlie Parker and John Coltrane --
Leonard Bernstein : the measure of the man --
Gunther Schuller and the third stream --
Pauline Oliveros and performance art --
Minimalism and beyond --
The music business --
Wynton Marsalis, spokesperson for jazz --
Supporting new music.
Responsibility: edited by J. Heywood Alexander.

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