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Music in American Life


Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Music in American Life 40th AnniversaryMusic in American Life is a longstanding series that embodies the twin goals of documenting the place of music in American culture and the cultural life that gives rise to particular musical forms. Encompassing the broadest range of music, from classical through all forms of American vernacular music, the series welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic of music in American life, including monographs, biographies, memoirs, reference books, readers, and edited collections.


link to catalog page, Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

A Singer's Journey

Author: Allan Keiler
Pub Date: February 2002

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link to catalog page, Chosen Voices

Chosen Voices

The Story of the American Cantorate

Author: Mark Slobin
Pub Date: 2002

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link to catalog page, Pickin' on Peachtree

Pickin' on Peachtree

A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia

Author: Wayne W. Daniel
Pub Date: 2001

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link to catalog page, The Sound of the Dove

The Sound of the Dove

Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches

Author: Beverly Bush Patterson
Pub Date: 2001

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link to catalog page, Opera on the Road

Opera on the Road

Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825-60

Author: Katherine K. Preston
Pub Date: 2001

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link to catalog page, The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock 'n' Roll Author: James M. Salem
Pub Date: 2001

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link to catalog page, That Old-Time Rock & Roll

That Old-Time Rock & Roll

A Chronicle of an Era, 1954-63

Author: Richard Aquila
Pub Date: October 2000

Great fun, this illustrated, fact-filled trivia guidebook to the first decade of rock & roll, breezily written (but painstakingly accurate), will take the baby boomer down a musical memory lane strewn with genuine “golden-oldies.”   learn more...

link to catalog page, Zarzuela

Zarzuela

Spanish Operetta, American Stage

Author: Janet L. Sturman
Pub Date: October 2000

The first book on this re-emerging Hispanic art-form, bridging classical and popular music, traces the Zarzuela from its beginnings in 17th century Spain to its burgeoning new awareness via the Internet and its role in defining American urban ethnicity.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Long Steel Rail

Long Steel Rail

The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.)

Author: Norm Cohen
Pub Date: May 2000

The largest and most authoritative source on railroad folksong   learn more...

link to catalog page, Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man

Author: Howard Pollack
Pub Date: April 2000

The first time in paperback, this is the best full-length biography of Aaron Copland, his life and his music   learn more...

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