Music and musicians in early America / Irving Lowens.


[1st ed.].. New York : W.W. Norton, [1964] .

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Subjects Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Composers.
Compositeurs -- États-Unis.
Geschichte.
Music
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musik.
Musique -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
USA.
United States.
Description 328 pages : facsimiles, music ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
©1964
Notes "A check-list of writings about music in the periodicals of American transcendentalism (1835-50)": pages 311-321.
Contents Music in the American wilderness -- The Bay Psalm Book in 17th-century New England -- John Tufts's "Introduction to the singing of Psalm-tunes" (1721-44) : the first American music textbook -- Andrew Law and the pirates -- Benjamin Carr's "Federal overture" (1794) -- "The easy instructor" (1798-1831) : a history and bibliography of the first shape-note tune-book -- John Wyeth's "Repository of sacred music, part second" (1813) : a northern precursor of southern folk-hymnody -- Daniel Read's world : the letters of an early American composer -- The musical Edsons of Shady : early American tunesmiths -- James Hewitt : professional musician -- The triumph of Anthony Philip Heinrich -- William Henry Fry : American nationalist -- Our first matinee idol : Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- The origins of the American fuging-tune -- Music and American transcendentalism (1835-50) -- American democracy and American music (1830-1914) -- The Warrington collection : a research adventure at Case Memorial Library -- The American tradition of church song -- Appendix A : The complete text of John Tufts's "Short introduction to the singing of Psalm-tunes" (1726) -- Appendix B : "The easy instructor" (1801-1831) : a check-list of editions and issues -- Appendix C : A check-list of writings about music in the periodicals of American transcendentalism (1835-50).
Genre Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)690401
(OCoLC)ocm00690401
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lowens, Irving, 1916-1983.
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