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America's music, from the Pilgrims to the present

Author: Gilbert Chase
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1992, ©1987.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. 3rd ed., Illini books edView all editions and formats
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A history of American music, its diversity, and the cultural influences that helped it develop.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Chase
ISBN: 0252062752 9780252062759
OCLC Number: 751142919
Description: xxiv, 712 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Contents: The musical Puritans --
Conflict and reform --
Dissenters and minority sects --
The African presence --
Gentlemen amateurs --
European professionals --
American pioneers --
Progress, profit, and uplift --
The genteel tradition --
The fasola folk --
Revival hymns and spiritual songs --
The Negro spirituals --
The Ethiopian business --
America's minstrel --
Romantic Americanism --
Exotic romanticism --
Europe versus America --
Music for the millions --
Decorum and diversity --
On with the show --
New England again --
The Native Americans --
The rise of ragtime --
Composer from Connecticut --
The ultramodern movement --
New American mix --
Everywhere the Blues --
Jazz: tradition and transformation --
The pit and the proscenium --
Toward an American opera --
The grand tradition --
Creative systems --
Innovation and experiment --
Country to rock --
with soul.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Gilbert Chase ; with a foreword by Richard Crawford ; and a discographical essay by William Brooks.

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A history of American music, its diversity, and the cultural influences that helped it develop.

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"Every student and scholar of the subject is indebted to this landmark book, in countless ways." -- Charles Hamm, in Music in the New World

 
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