A short history of music in America / by John Tasker Howard and George Kent Bellows.

; Bellows, George Kent, author
New York : T.Y. Crowell Company [1967] .

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Other Title Music in America.
Other Authors Bellows, George Kent,
Subjects Music
Music -- United States -- Discography.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
United States.
Series Apollo editions.
Description xxvii, 496 pages : facsimiles, pls., music, portraits ; 20 cm.
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-427. "Recordings of American music": pages 429-456).
Contents I. Before the settlers : Primitive music: the American Indian : General characteristics ; Songs ; Instruments ; Performance. Perpetuation of Indian music ; Modern use of Indian themes
II. Music in the colonies : The Spaniards in Mexico ; The first English settlements ; The Puritans and Separatists in England ; The Separatists or Pilgrims Land in 1620 : Their Psalm Book ; Origins of the Psalms ; Sources of Puritan music. The Puritans migrate in 1630 ; "The Bay Psalm Book" ; General picture of Puritan musical life ; Manner of singing the psalms ; Early music in the other colonies ; The first music book ; America: a vast melting-pot ; The Pietists in Pennsylvania ; Music in the South ; The first organ in New England ; Typical instruments of the day ; New impulses in church music ; Early poets ; Early instruction books: Tufts and Walter ; The first concert in Boston ; The Ephrata cloister ; Musical life in other cities ; The Moravians at Bethlehem ; American hymnody : The new hymn. William Tuckey in New York ; Secular music ; In retrospect
III. First native composers : Francis Hopkinson : His versatility ; His first songs ; "The Temple of Minerva" ; Songs dedicated to Washington ; Music for the church ; His importance historically. James Lyon : Commencement Odes ; "Urania" ; Plan for capturing Nova Scotia ; Life as minister and composer. William Billings : Tanner-musician ; "The New England Psalm singer" and its fuging tunes ; His enthusiasm for music ; His answer to critics ; "Chester" in the Revolutionary War ; Itinerant singing master ; His significance. Importance of our first composers
IV. The years of the Revolution : General picture of the colonies ; Music of the Revolution : Influences of popular song ; "Yankee Doodle". Music at the close of the Revolution ; First flourishing of the arts ; Theatrical activity ; Shape notes : Little and Smith ; Andrew Law. The Great Revival ; Lesser native composers ; Benjamin Franklin's interest in music
IX. First decade of the twentieth century : State of music in 1900 ; A new era for American music ; Orchestras and conductors : Philadelphia Orchestra ; Boston Symphony ; New York Philharmonic ; Minneapolis Symphony ; Stock in Chicago ; Cincinnati calls Stokowski ; Russian Symphony Orchestra. Golden years of opera : The Metropolitan in New York ; Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera House ; Gatti-Casazza comes to the Metropolitan ; Grand opera in Chicago ; Boston Opera Company. Great virtuosi ; First phonograph records ; The appearance of ragtime : Backgrounds of ragtime ; Ragtime's pioneers ; Ragtime gives way to the blues. Inventions and events : Wireless ; Flying machines ; Ford's Model T ; Baseball. Growth of music festivals ; Music education : New York's Institute of Musical Art ; Music educator's national conference ; Music division of the Library of Congress. Revision of copyright law ; Rumbling of a revolution in music ; Recognition of the American composer : Arthur Farwell ; Henry F. B. Gilbert ; Edgar Stillman Kelley ; Charles Martin Loeffler ; Henry Kimball Hadley ; Daniel Gregory Mason ; Edward Burlingame Hill
V. The turn of the century, to the 1830s : Arrival of the foreign musicians : Alexander Reinagle ; Benjamin Carr ; James Hewitt ; Raynor Taylor ; The Van Hagens ; William Selby ; Gottlieb Graupner. "Hail Columbia" ; The expanding nation ; War of 1812: "The Star Spangled Banner" ; America's intellectual awakening ; New York's first grand opera ; Concerts and song writers : Charles Edward Horn ; Henry Russell ; John Hill Hewitt
VI. Continuing growth in the nineteenth century, to 1860 : The first educator: Lowell Mason ; "America" ; New era for the music trades ; New hymns ; The first permanent orchestra: the Philharmonic Society of New York ; The singing families ; The minstrel shows : Daniel Decatur Emmett. Stephen Foster : His gift of melody ; Early influences ; His first songs ; "Old Folks at Home" ; Relations with minstrel performers ; Last years ; His two hundred songs ; Posthumous tributes. The New England renaissance ; The expanding West ; George W. Peabody creates the first foundation to encourage the arts ; Philadelphia's Academy of Music ; The foreign invasion of 1848 ; The traveling virtuosi : Ole Bull ; Jenny Lind ; Louis Moreau Gottschalk. New York's concert life : Louis Antoine Jullien ; Academy of music ; Chamber music conerts. German domination of American music ; Dwight's "Journal of Music" ; American composers demand recognition : Anthony Philip Heinrich ; William Henry Fry ; George Frederick Bristow
VII. From the Civil War through the 1880s : Civil War songs : "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" ; "Dixie" ; Other war songs. America begins to mature ; The first music schools ; Patrick S. Gilmore's peace jubilees ; Theodore Thomas, symphonic pioneer : William Mason ; Chamber music with Thomas ; Thomas, the conductor. Sydney Lanier: poet and musician ; The Philadelphia centennial exposition ; The Cincinnati May Festival ; Leopold Damrosch: rivalry with Thomas ; Mapleson stimulates opera in New York ; John Knowles Pain: first teacher-composer ; Other composers : William Wallace Gilchrist ; Frederick Grant Gleason ; Dudley Buck. Events of the 1880s : Boston Symphony Orchestra ; New York's Metropolitan Opera House ; Touring opera company and a national conservatory
VIII. Last years of the nineteenth century : The Boston group : George Whitefield Chadwick ; Arthur William Foote ; Horatio William Parker ; Mrs. H. H. A. Beach. Dvorak's residence in America ; Edward MacDowell : Early training recognition abroad ; Return to America ; Teaching at Columbia ; Last years ; Estimates of his music ; His views on nationalism ; Piano pieces; orchestral music. Nationalism and impressionism abroad ; Other events of the decade ; Spanish-American war songs
X. The second decade and World War I : Stravinsky and the ballet in Paris ; Symphony orchestras : Stokowski moves to Philadelphia ; Detroit and Baltimore ; Cleveland and Los Angeles ; New Symphony Orchestra in New York. Early Jazz : Origins ; Dixieland jazz ; Sources of jazz. Modern tendencies continue ; Crumbling of old values ; American in the war : Songs of World War I ; After the armistice. Encouragement and financial aid : Juilliard and Eastman bequests. Postwar art and music in Europe ; Composers at home : The Dvorak influence ; Rubin Goldmark ; Use of Indian music and American folk songs ; Charles Wakefield Cadman ; Arthur Nevin ; Charles S. Skilton ; Percy Grainger ; John Powell ; Two nationalists: John Alden Carpenter and Ernest Bloch ; Charles Tomlinson Griffes, eclectic
XI. The twenties : Years of transition : Jazz ; Radio ; Noisemakers in Europe. New music schools : Eastman school of music ; The first graduate schools in music: Juilliard and Curtis. Continued interest in opera : Opera in Chicago ; Metropolitan in New York ; San Francisco Opera Company ; Summer opera in Cincinnati. Orchestral mergers in New York ; Great orchestral music : Koussevitzky, Stokowski, Toscanini. Electrical recording ; George Gershwin symbolizes the growth of jazz : Early career ; Whiteman and Gershwin ; "Rhapsody in Blue" ; Later works. League of composers ; American composers study in Paris ; Aaron Copland ; Howard Hanson ; The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation ; America's audiences grow : Organized audience plans ; Aid for the talented young performer. Growth of the concert band : The Marine Band ; John Philip Sousa ; Edwin Franko Goldman. Experimental composers : Henry Cowell ; George Antheil ; Carl Ruggles ; Edgar Varese ; Carlos Salzedo. Experimental instruments ; The first sound picture ; Eclecticism the norm for American composers : Ernest Schelling ; Frederick S. Converse ; David Stanly Smith ; Arthur Shepherd. Trends in a closing era
XII. The thirties : The financial crash ; Orchestras : New conductors ; New orchestras: Indianapolis, Washington ; Boston Symphony's fiftieth anniversary. Radio ; American operas : Deems Taylor ; Louis Gruenberg ; Hanson's "Merry Mount" ; Thomson's "Four Saints in Three Acts" ; Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" ; Marc Blitzstein ; Gian-Carlo Menotti ; Opera for the American schools ; Walter Damrosch. Rumblings in Europe ; Growing importance of recorded music ; The listener's music courses created by Olga Samaroff Stokowski ; Federal music project of the WPA ; American composers in the 1930s ; Nationalists : Roy Harris ; Douglas Moore ; William Grant Still. Eclectics : Roger Sessions ; Virgil Thomson ; Randall Thompson ; Herbert Elwell ; Mary Howe and Marion Bauer. Traditionalists : Walter Piston: twentieth-century classicist ; Samuel Barber: Neoromanticist ; Leo Sowerby ; Bernard Rogers ; Quincy Porter. Musicians from abroad ; New music festivals ; Development of swing : Benny Goodman. America's newest medium: ballet ; War clouds
XIII. American folk music : Increased interest in folk music ; Types of American folk music : Negro music ; Anglo-American folk music ; Appalachian mountain balladry ; Cowboy songs ; Lumberjack songs ; Creole songs ; Other folk songs ; Folk hymns and gospel songs
XIV. The forties : War years : Songs of World War II. The era of great ballets in America : Ballet theatre ; New York City Center ballet ; Jerome Robbins ; Agnes de Mille ; Martha Graham ; Significant ballets. Opera : Menotti operas ; Opera at the city center ; Opera at Central City ; Lemonade opera ; Other American operas. Music for sound films ; Broadway reflects America's cultural growth ; Backgrounds of America's musical comedy : Victor Herbert ; Reginald De Koven ; George M. Cohan ; Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg. Modern Broadway musical : Irving Berlin ; Jerome Kern ; Cole Porter ; Richard Rodgers ; Frederick Lowe ; Various Broadway composers. Our composers interpret and express America traditionalists : David Diamond ; Paul Nordoff ; Arthur V. Berger. Eastman graduates : Gardner Read ; Burrill Phillips ; Robert Palmer ; William Bergsma ; Ulysses Kay. Eclectics : William Schuman ; Paul Creston ; Norman Dello Joio ; Paul Bowles ; Philip James ; Bernard Wagenaar ; Ray Green. Nationalists : Morton Gould ; Don Gillis ; Ernst Bacon ; Elie Siegmeister ; Robert McBride ; Dai-Keong Lee ; Ferde Grofe. A minority group of experimentalists : John H. Becker ; Henry Brant ; Alexei Haieff. American orchestras during the war years ; Radio gives way to television ; Rebirth of the recording industry ; Berkshire Music Center ; Renaissance of choral music ; The contribution of the foundations
XV. Music at the half-century : Music education : Colleges and universities ; Public school ; Private teachers ; High schools for the arts. Experimental composers : Charles Edward Ives ; John Cage. Electronic music : Otto Luening. Twelve-tone music : Wallingford Riegger ; Ben Weber. The younger traditionalists : Vincent Persichetti ; Peter Mennin ; Robert Ward ; Harold Shapero. Eclectics : Howard Swanson ; Lukas Foss ; Harrison Kerr ; Roger Goeb ; Alan Hovhaness. Orchestras in the 1950s ; Commissions and prizes ; Opera companies in the 1950s : In New York ; In Chicago ; In other cities ; Opera workshops. American operas : Vittorio Giannini ; Schuman's "The Mighty Casey" ; Weill's "The Three-Penny Opera" ; Menotti's "The Saint of Bleeker Street" and a ballet ; Leonard Bernstein ; Hugo Weisgall. Radio and television ; Records ; The American composer protects his interests ; America: a world music center
XVI. Toward the bicentennial : Social and cultural changes ; Rock 'n' roll music ; The phenomenon of the music festivals ; What of American opera? ; A national opera company ; Broadway and Off-Broadway ; The young American composer today ; Ballet and dance groups ; Orchestras and commission ; Postscript.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)480811
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Howard, John Tasker, 1890-1964.
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