Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the Sources by Lee N. OrrChoral Music in Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the Sources by Lee N. Orr

Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the Sources

byLee N. Orr, Dan W. Hardin


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Choral music represented an important part of American cultural life during the nineteenth century, whether integral to worship or merely for entertainment. Despite this history, choral music remains one of the more neglected studies in the scholarly community. In an effort to fill this gap, N. Lee Orr and W. Dan Hardin offer a new approach to the study of choral music by mapping out and bringing bibliographical control to this expansive and challenging field of study. Their unique guide focuses on literature related to choral music in the United States from the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century through the earlier part of the twentieth century. Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century America explores the entire range of choral music conceived, written, published, rehearsed, and performed by an ensemble of singers gathered specifically to present the music before an audience or congregation. The guide expertly sifts through the extensive literature to cite the most notable sources for study and provides individual chapters on the leading nineteenth-century composers who were instrumental in the development of choral music.
N. Lee Orr is Professor of Music and Chair of Music History and Literature at Georgia State University. W. Dan Hardin is Periodicals/Music Liaison Librarian at Georgia State University.
Title:Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the SourcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 8.76 × 5.66 × 0.69 inPublisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810836645

ISBN - 13:9780810836648

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This volume should prove useful to academic libraries supporting programs in music history and American studies.