Front cover image for America's music, from the Pilgrims to the present

America's music, from the Pilgrims to the present

Print Book, English, 1992
Illini ed. ; rev. 3rd ed View all formats and editions
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1992
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxiv, 712 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 23 cm
9780252062759, 0252062752
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