Violet Archer: A Bio-Bibliography

Hardcover | September 1, 1991

byLinda Bishop Hartig

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Violet Balestreri Archer is a leading force in contemporary music of North America. One of Canada's most prolific composers, she is also an outspoken advocate of contemporary music. Her career as an educator is exceptional, and she has been untiring in her efforts to persuade composers to write educational pieces for youth and publishers to publish them. Her own music has been performed throughout the world and at international festivals and music congresses. This bio-bibliography is the first book-length study of Archer. It is comprised of four main parts: a short biography; a complete list of more than 290 compositions, organized by genre, with information on premieres and selected performances; a discography; and a bibliography of writings by and about the composer. All sections are fully cross-referenced and indexed, and appendixes organize the works alphabetically by title and chronologically.

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Violet Balestreri Archer is a leading force in contemporary music of North America. One of Canada's most prolific composers, she is also an outspoken advocate of contemporary music. Her career as an educator is exceptional, and she has been untiring in her efforts to persuade composers to write educational pieces for youth and publishe...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.78 × 6.12 × 0.69 inPublished:September 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313264082

ISBN - 13:9780313264085

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?A brief but complete biography precedes the heart of this book--the bibliographies of works, recordings, and writings by and about contemporary Canadian composer Violet Balestreri Archer, born in Montreal in 1913 and still teaching and working on new commissions. Works are listed by genre; there is also an alphabetical index and a chronology by Hartig, music librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Because Archer is a talented and prolific composer and educator and is not well known in the US, this volume will be of use to many performers and conductors, especially to those specifically seeking choral and instrumental compositions by women.?-Choice