America's Music, from the Pilgrims to the Present

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University of Illinois Press, 1992 - 712 páginas
First published in 1955, this account of music in America, presents "the music made or continuously used by the people of the United States, people who have come from many parts of the earth to build a new civilization and to create a new society in a new world." Chase perceives music as a cultural statement and writes to celebrate American musical pluralism. He seeks to enter into the motives and beliefs of each of his subjects, and believes that America's music is a counterpoint of ideas, trends, voices, and sounds, issuing from many different layers of society. Chase begins with the musical Puritans who settled in New England, and the various religious movements that dominated American musical expression. He also devotes greater attention to jazz, folk music and popular music. ISBN 0-252-00454-X (alk. paper): $29.95.
 

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The Musical Puritans
3
Conflict and Reform
19
Dissenters and Minority Sects
38
The African Presence
55
Gentlemen Amateurs
72
European Professionals
94
American Pioneers
112
The People and the Nation
129
On with the Show
360
New England Again
379
The Native Americans
395
The Rise of Ragtime 4I3
413
Composer from Connecticut 429
431
America and the World
447
The Ultramodern Movement
449
New American Mix
470

Progress Profit and Uplift
131
The Genteel Tradition
147
The Fasola Folk
170
Revival Hymns and Spiritual Songs
192
The Negro Spirituals
213
The Ethiopian Business
232
Americas Minstrel
248
Romantic Americanism
266
Exotic Romanticism
285
Europe versus America
302
Toward a Composite Culture
321
Music for the Millions
323
Decorum and Diversity 34I
343
Everywhere the Blues
489
Tradition and Transformation
506
The Pit and the Proscenium
525
Toward an American Opera
543
The Grand Tradition
562
Creative Systems
581
Innovation and Experiment
597
Country to Rockwith Soul
619
American Music on Record by William Brooks
639
Selected Bibliography
647
Index
689
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Gilbert Chase, renowned writer, editor, lecturer, and translator, has taught at Tulane University and the University of Texas, Austin. Former chairman of the Inter-American Music Council, he is now retired and lives in North Carolina. His publications include over two hundred articles. He is also the editor of The American Composer Speaks: A Historical Anthology, 1770-1965 and author of Contemporary Art in Latin America, A Guide to the Music of Latin America, and The Music of Spain, among other books.

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