First published in 1994. This study covers a wide cross-section of topics, individuals, groups, and musical practices representing various regions and cities. The subjects discussed reflect the religious, ethnic, and social plurality of the American musical experience as well as the impact on cultural society provided by the arrival of new musical immigrants and the internal movements of musicians and musical practices. The essays are arranged principally on the basis of the historical chronology of the cultural practices and subjects discussed. Each article helps to shed additional light on cultural expressions through music in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword; Introduction; 1. Music and Dance in Philadelphia’s City Tavern, 1773-1790 Sterling E. Murray 2. Peter Erben and America’s First Lutheran Tunebook in English Edward C. Wolf 3. Gaetano Carusi: From Sicily to the Halls of Congress James R. Heintze 4. Edward Little White, Professor of Music Barbara Owen 5. The Anthem in Southern Four-Shape Shape-Note Tunebooks, 1816-1860 David W. Music 6. The 1838-40 American Concert Tours of Jane Shirreff and John Wilson, British Vocal Stars Katherine K. Preston 7. Catholic Church Music in the Midwest Before the Civil War: The Firm of W. C. Peters & Sons Richard D. Wetzel 8. The Origins of Music Journalism in Chicago: Criticism as a Reflection of Musical Life James A. Deaville 9. An American Muse Learns to Walk: The First American-Music Group Richard Jackson 10. The Beginnings of Bach in America J. Bunker Clark; Index