America's Musical Life

America's Musical Life

A History

Book - 2001
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Richard Crawford gives us the story of music in the United States, from the sacred music of its earliest days to the jazz and rock that enliven the turn of the millennium. His book leads us along the widely varied paths taken by American music, beginning with that of the Native Americans; continuing with traditions introduced by Spanish, French and English colonizers, Africans brought to America as slaves, and other immigrants. He shows how the three spheres of folk, popular and classical music continually interact to form a variegated whole. Throughout, the music is set in historical and social context.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393048100
0393048101
Branch Call Number: 780.973
Characteristics: xv, 976 pages :,illustrations, map ;,25 cm

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