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America's music, from the pilgrims to the present

Author: Gilbert Chase
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1987.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chase, Gilbert, 1906-1992.
America's music, from the pilgrims to the present.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)568753645
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Chase
ISBN: 025200454X 9780252004544 0252062752 9780252062759
OCLC Number: 15017443
Description: xxiv, 712 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 24 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.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_71642

Abstract:

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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"Still leads the field, with unmatched scholarship, polished language, and grand conception. . . . A remarkable book."--American Music "A powerful summary of Chase's life's work. He remains an Read more...

 
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