Music in Eighteenth-Century Georgia by Ron ByrnsideMusic in Eighteenth-Century Georgia by Ron Byrnside

Music in Eighteenth-Century Georgia

byRon Byrnside

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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Rich in quality and diversity, the history of music in Georgia is a long one by American standards, spanning the better part of three centuries.

This volume explores the musical landscape of Georgia's colonial period, from traditional ballads and operatic productions to John Wesley's first hymn book and New England fuging tunes that took root in south Georgia in the latter half of the century. Attention is also given to the musical and cultural contributions of the German-speaking Salzburgers who came to Georgia beginning in 1735, and to the manifold influences of African Americans in the late eighteenth century.

By piecing together information drawn from court records, personal diaries and journals, newspaper notices, estate inventories, wills, and other historical documents, Ron Byrnside constructs a fascinating history of both the secular and sacred music of the colonial period with much of the material new to scholarship.

Title:Music in Eighteenth-Century GeorgiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9 × 6 × 9 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082034091X

ISBN - 13:9780820340913


Editorial Reviews

Byrnside makes a contribution to the small but growing list of studies of music in specific colonies in eighteenth-century America.

- Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography