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Download E-books Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs PDF

By Ace Collins

Throughout our nation's heritage, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits in the course of tough instances and taken us toward our history and to one another. at the back of those "songs sung purple, white, and blue" are unforgettable tales that would enhance your appreciation in their detailed strength.

It's demanding to visualize a unmarried American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or one other by means of the songs in those pages. From the hovering refrain of "God Bless the US" to the quiet poetry of "America the Beautiful," historian Ace Collins takes you contained in the production of thirty-two vintage songs spanning centuries. army anthems like "The Marine's Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh" percentage pages with different songs of warfare, comparable to the struggle of 1812's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Civil War's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." renowned tunes courting again to the earliest days of our country, comparable to "Yankee Doodle," are incorporated along modern hits like "God Bless the usa" different favorites like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My kingdom" examine our state in instances of peace.

You'll meet a stunning and numerous solid of behind-the-scenes characters, along with either everydayAmericans -- academics, preachers, and squaddies -- in addition to celebrated songwriters like Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan. listed here are songs which are as with reference to our hearts as any ever written -- songs that shape a rousing soundtrack to America's tale.

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Download E-books Modeling Ethnomusicology PDF

By Timothy Rice

Ethnomusicology is an educational self-discipline with a truly extensive mandate: to appreciate why and the way people are musical during the learn of track in all its geographical and historic range. Ethnomusicological scholarship, despite the fact that, has been remiss in articulating such targets, equipment, and theories. A popular determine within the box, Timothy Rice is without doubt one of the few students to on a regular basis tackle this challenge. during this quantity, he bargains a compilation of essays drawn from throughout his profession that reveals implicit and but principally unrecognized styles unifying ethnomusicology over its fresh historical past.

Modeling Ethnomusicology summarizes thirty years of brooding about the sphere of ethnomusicology as Rice frames and reframes the content material of 8 of his most vital essays from their unique context relating to the surroundings of ultra-modern ethnomusicology. Rice proposes quite a few types intended to steer scholars and researchers of their research of ethnomusicology. a few of these versions pull jointly disparate strands of the sector, whereas others suggest heuristic types that generate questions for researchers as they plan and behavior their study. a brand new advent to those essays experiences the historical past of his writing approximately ethnomusicology and proposes an cutting edge version for theorizing in ethnomusicology by means of ethnomusicologists. This ebook should be an everlasting, crucial textual content in undergraduate and graduate ethnomusicology school rooms, in addition to a must-buy for tested students within the field.

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Download E-books Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality PDF

Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was once a vocal functionality artist, singer and composer who pioneered a manner of composing with the voice within the musical worlds of Europe, North the US and past. As a modernist muse for plenty of avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went directly to include the rules of postmodern considering in her paintings, via vocality. She re-defined the bounds of composition and challenged theories of the authorship of the musical rating. This quantity celebrates her unorthodox direction via musical landscapes, together with her method of functionality perform, gender performativity, vocal pedagogy and the culturally-determined borders of artwork track, the live performance degree, the preferred LP and the opera of her occasions. the gathering beneficial properties fundamental documentation-some released in English for the 1st time-of Berberian’s engagement with the philosophy of voice, new song, early tune, pop, jazz, vocal experimentation and know-how that has come to persuade the following iteration of singers comparable to Theo Bleckmann, Susan Botti, Joan l. a. Barbara, Rinde Eckert Meredith Monk, Carol Plantamura, Candace Smith and Pamela Z. for that reason, this well timed anthology marks an finish to the lengthy interval of silence approximately Cathy Berberian’s championing of a thorough rethinking of the musical earlier via a reclaiming of the voice as a multifaceted phenomenon. With a Foreword via Susan McClary.

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Download E-books Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age PDF

By Linda Ioanna Kouvaras

The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in a lot twentieth-century track (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage’s (’silent’ piece) 4’33. yet a lot post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, jointly often called 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern have to ’load’ modernism’s ’degree zero’. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception within the early 20th century, Dr Linda Kouvaras’s Loading the Silence: Australian Sound artwork within the Post-Digital Age explores the ways that chosen sound artwork works display creatively how sound is embedded inside neighborhood, nationwide, gendered and ancient environments. Taking Australian track as its fundamental - yet no longer sole - concentration, the booklet not just covers discussions of technological development, but additionally engages with aesthetic standpoints, via a number of interviews, theoretical advancements, research and cultural milieux for a modern Australian, and wider postmodern, context. constructing new methodologies for synergies among musicology and cultural stories, the publication uncovers a brand new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as constructing during the last 20 years - the altermodern. Australian sound artwork is right here positioned firmly at the map of overseas debates approximately modern track, supplying a regular reference and worthwhile source for practitioners within the artform, tune critics, students and educators.

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Download E-books Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds (New Cultural History of Music) PDF

By Vanessa Agnew

The Enlightenment observed a severe engagement with the traditional concept that tune contains convinced powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. but this curiosity in musical software turns out to clash with higher notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged while. In Enlightenment Orpheus, Vanessa Agnew examines this obvious clash, and provocatively questions the proposal of an aesthetic-philosophical holiday among the eighteenth and 19th centuries.

Agnew persuasively connects the English tourist and tune pupil Charles Burney with the traditional fable of Orpheus. She makes use of Burney as a advisor via wide-ranging discussions of eighteenth-century musical commute, perspectives on music's healing powers, curiosity in non-European track, and issues approximately cultural id. Arguing that what humans acknowledged approximately track was once valuable to a couple of the good Enlightenment debates surrounding such matters as human organization, cultural distinction, and nationwide id, Agnew provides a brand new measurement to postcolonial reports, which has generally emphasised the literary and visible on the cost of the aural. She additionally demonstrates that those discussions needs to be considered in context on the era's wide and well-entrenched transnational community, and emphasizes the significance of go back and forth literature in producing wisdom on the time.

a brand new and greatly interdisciplinary method of the query of the ability of track - its aesthetic and historic interpretations and political makes use of - Enlightenment Orpheus will entice scholars and students in ancient musicology, ethnomusicology, German experiences, eighteenth-century heritage, and comparative studies.

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Download E-books Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing PDF

By David Yaffe

How have American writers written approximately jazz, and the way has jazz motivated American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the connection and interaction among jazz and literature, jazz musicians and the topics literature has garnered from them by means of appropriating the fashion, tones, and thoughts of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has either been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the improvement of twentieth-century American literature.

Yaffe explores how Jewish novelists akin to Norman Mailer, J. D. Salinger, and Philip Roth engaged problems with racial, ethnic, and American authenticity in terms of jazz; how Ralph Ellison's descriptions of Louis Armstrong resulted in a "neoconservative" flow in modern jazz; how poets corresponding to Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Frank O'Hara have been variously encouraged via the song; and the way memoirs by way of Billie vacation, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis either strengthened and redeemed the purple mild origins of jazz. The ebook confronts the present jazz discourse and indicates how poets and novelists could be put in it--often with problematical effects. Fascinating Rhythm stops to pay attention for the tune, demonstrating how jazz keeps to talk for the yankee writer.

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Download E-books Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics (African Expressive Cultures) PDF

By Tejumola Olaniyan

"Olaniyan has given us a profound and wonderfully built-in ebook which culminates in a persuasive interpretation of the connection among Fela’s it appears incompatible presentational selves.... The book’s obtainable and evocative prose is in itself a type of homage to Fela’s continuous skill to seduce and astonish.... this is often such an enticing ebook you're feeling like... ransacking your assortment for Fela tapes." —Karin Barber

"... an critical significant other to Fela’s song and a wealthy resource of knowledge for reports in smooth African well known music." —Akin Euba

Arrest the song! is a full of life musical examine of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one in every of Africa’s such a lot recognizable, renowned, and debatable musicians. the fancy originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the unvoiced, Fela used tune, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to problem the shortcomings of Nigerian and postcolonial African states. the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visible artwork, humans, and agencies by which Fela produced his track, Tejumola Olaniyan bargains a much broader, extra suggestive point of view on Fela and his impression on listeners in all components of the realm.

Placing Fela entrance and heart, Olaniyan underscores vital social concerns equivalent to authenticity, racial and cultural id, the connection of pop culture to radical politics, and the that means of postcolonialism, nationalism, and globalism in modern Africa. Readers attracted to tune, tradition, society, and politics, whether they be aware of Fela and his track, will locate this paintings valuable for figuring out the profession of an African big name and the politics of pop culture in modern Africa.

African Expressive Cultures—Patrick McNaughton, common editor

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Download E-books La Boheme/the Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series PDF

By Giacomo Puccini, Visit Amazon's Burton D. Fisher Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Burton D. Fisher,

An entire advisor to Puccini's los angeles Boheme along with the vital Characters within the Opera, the tale Synopsis, a narrative Narrative with one-bar song spotlight examples, and an essay delivering heritage concerning the opera and its composer, research, and insightful and exciting observation.

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Download E-books The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978 PDF

This quantity brings jointly all of the shuttle diaries of Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986), primary interpreter of Britten's works. Pears followed Britten on a lot of his journeys and the checklist in their travel of the a long way East in 1955 is of unique curiosity. right here the sound of the gamelan orchestras enchanted Britten and deeply encouraged his musical improvement.

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