Horatio Parker, 1863-1919: A Study of Life and Music by William KearnsHoratio Parker, 1863-1919: A Study of Life and Music by William Kearns

Horatio Parker, 1863-1919: A Study of Life and Music

byWilliam Kearns

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

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During the early 1900s, Horatio Parker was one of the best-known composers in the United States. He received numerous commissions and was a patriarchal figure among America's Protestant church musicians and choral societies; his symphonic works were performed by the leading orchestras of the day; and he headed the Yale School of Music for twenty-five years. Kearns's study is a thorough analysis of the circumstances leading to Parker's popularity in pre- World War I America and his neglect thereafter. The book includes a detailed narration of the composer's life and an extensive description of his major works. Over fifty examples of his music are included, as well as a comprehensive listing of works and writings.
William Kearns (Ph.D., musicology, University of Illinois) is Professor of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has taught classes in the history of American music for 25 years. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonneck Society of American music specialists and the editor of its Newsletter and h...
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Title:Horatio Parker, 1863-1919: A Study of Life and MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.7 × 5.7 × 1.05 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081082292X

ISBN - 13:9780810822924

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...cover[s] the composer's life in a clear, concise manner...the author is quite adept at pointing out thematic continuity within pieces...will hopefully make Kearns's work available to a wider audience.Kearns's careful documentation of his connection with the Three Choirs Festival make fascinating reading.-Peter Dickinson, Music & Letters... engaging... an extremely thorough and well-balanced view... packed with carefully researched and fully documented information....-Pamela Fox, American Music