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Lining Out the WordDr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William Dargan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book takes a close look at an important and little-studied component of African American music, one that has roots in Europe, but was adapted by African American congregations and went on to ... More

Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Andrew Dell'Antonio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The early seventeenth century, when the first operas were written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences—such as tonal music—began to develop, is also notable for another shift: the ... More

Listening to the SirensMusical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Judith Peraino

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the sirens—whose ... More

Luigi Russolo, FuturistNoise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Luciano Chessa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270633
eISBN:
9780520951563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Recently there has been a growing interest in the work of the Italian futurist painter, composer, and maker of musical instruments Luigi Russolo (1885–1947). As the author of the first systematic ... More

Making Music in Los AngelesTransforming the Popular

Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940 ventures into an often neglected period to discover that during America's Progressive Era, Los Angeles was a center for making music ... More

Making New Music in Cold War PolandThe Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968

Lisa Jakelski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292543
eISBN:
9780520966031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292543.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents a social analysis of new music dissemination at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, one of the first and most important venues for East-West cultural ... More

Making the SceneContemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Alex Stewart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and '40s, when swing was at its height. But, as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost ... More

Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Anna Maria Busse Berger

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240285
eISBN:
9780520930643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240285.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges conventional notions about medieval music, disputes the assumption of pure literacy, and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and morality ... More

“Mek Some Noise”Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

“Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This ethnographic study of Trinidadian gospel music engages the multiple musical styles circulating in the nation's Full Gospel community and illustrates the carefully negotiated and contested spaces ... More

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.

Mark Clague (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. ... More

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