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Chorus and community

Chorus and community

Author: Karen Ahlquist
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
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The chorus and its effect on music and the world. Although organized group singing appears world wide, in a great variety of circumstances, from church to worksite, school to civic club, parlor to concert hall, amateur setting to professional, quartets to monster concerts, in groups brought together by race, class, gender, or political, social, national, or ethnic heritage, this collection is the first to give it  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chorus and community.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ahlquist
ISBN: 0252030370 0252072847 9780252030376 9780252072840 9780252030376 9780252072840 978025207X 840 9789780252076 840 9780252030 9789780252038 9780252037
OCLC Number: 62281651
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: A communal art. "We are from different ethnic groups, but we live here as one family" : the musical performance of community in a Tanzanian kwaya / Gregory Barz ; "Putting Decatur on the map" : choral music and community in an Illinois city / Melinda Russell ; Singing on the steppes : Kornelius Neufeld and choral music among the Mennonites of Russia / Wesley Berg --
Grassroots aesthetics. Concord and discord : singing together in a Sardinian brotherhood / Bernard Lortat-Jacob, translated and edited by Marc Benamou ; Music and morality : John Curwen's tonic sol-fa, the Temperance Movement, and the oratorios of Edward Elgar / Charles Edward McGuire ; Accounting for taste : choral circles in early Soviet workers' clubs / Amy Nelson --
Minority identities. Spiritual singing brings in the money : the Fisk Jubilee Singers tour Holland in 1877 / Helen Metzelaar ; The "new Negro" choral legacy of Hall Johnson / Marva Griffin Carter ; From Communism to Yiddishism : the reinvention of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus of New York City / Marion S. Jacobson --
The activist chorus. "We're singin' for the union" : the ILGWU Chorus in Pennsylvania coal country, 1947-2000 / Kenneth C. Wolensky ; The voice empowered : harmonic convergence of music and politics in the GLBT choral movement / Jill Strachan --
In the Western tradition. Men and women of the chorus : music, governance, and social models in nineteenth-century German-speaking Europe / Karen Ahlquist ; Symphonic choirs : understanding the borders of professionalism / Rosalynd Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Ahlquist.
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Deals with chorus and its effect on music and the world. This book discusses groups including an East African chorus; groups from nineteenth-century England, Germany, and America; early  Read more...


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"This book represents a timely and excellent contribution to choral music scholarship, and it is the first-ever collection of essays on the relationship of chorus and community. . . . Chorus and Read more...

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