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American Music A Panorama

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ISBN-10: 0028733703

ISBN-13: 9780028733708

Edition: 2nd 1990

Authors: Daniel Kingman

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This is an inviting and succinct guide to our nation's musical culture. Kingman's view of American music as a number of distinct parallel streams is reflected in this text and includes the following: folk and ethnic music; popular sacred music; the southern music of country, blues, and rock; popular secular music; jazz; and classical music. Contrasting these across regions and times, he delivers a clear vision of the historical roles of music and composers in American culture.
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 684
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

PART ONE: FOLK AND ETHNIC MUSICS. 1. The British-American Tradition. 2. The African-American Tradition. 3. American Indian and Hispanic Traditions. 4. Aspects of Folk Music in Twentieth-Century America. PART TWO: POPULAR SACRED MUSIC. 5. Religious Music in Early America. 6. Religious Music During and After the Time of Expansion. PART THREE: THREE PRODIGIOUS OFFSPRING OF THE RURAL SOUTH. 7. Country Music. 8. Blues: From Country to City. 9. Rock. PART FOUR: POPULAR SECULAR MUSIC. 10. Secular Music in the Cities from Colonial Times to the Jacksonian Era. 11. Popular Musical Theater from the Jacksonian Era to the Present. 12. Popular Song, Dance, and March Music from the Jacksonian Era to the Advent of Rock. PART FIVE: JAZZ AND ITS FORERUNNERS. 13. Ragtime and Pre-Jazz. 14. Jazz. PART SIX: CLASSICAL MUSIC. 15. Laying the Foundation: Accomplishments from the Jacksonian Era to World War I. 16. Tradtionally Evoloving Classical Music After World War I. 17. Exploration and Experiment, I: New Ways with Old Tools. 18. Exploration and Experiment, II: The Impact of Technology and New Aesthetic Concepts. 19. Beyond Modernism: Autonomy, Assimilation, and Accessibility. PART SEVEN: REGIONALISM AND DIVERSITY. 20. Three Regional Samplings. Notes. Index.