1st Edition

Legacies of Power in American Music Essays in Honor of Michael J. Budds

Edited By Judith A. Mabary Copyright 2023
    390 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume honors and extends the contributions of educator and scholar Dr. Michael J. Budds to the field of musicology, particularly the study of American music. As the longtime editor of two book series for the College Music Society, Budds nurtured a wide range of scholarship in American music and had a lasting impact on the field. This book brings together scholars who worked with Budds as a colleague, editor, or mentor to carry on his legacy of passionate engagement with America’s rich and varied musical heritage. Ranging through jazz, gospel, Americana, and film music to American classical, and addressing music’s social contexts and analytical structure, the research gathered here attests to the diversity of the mosaic that is American music and the numerous scholarly approaches that have been taken to the subject.

    Part I: The Performance of Black America
    1 Spheres, Progressives, and Slavery: The Long-Lingering Effect of Music and Culture Politics in the Nineteenth Century
    Petra Meyer-Frazier

    2 Some Thoughts on the Role of Patronage in the History of Jazz
    Jeremy Scott Brown

    3 The Cox Trio: A Study in Black Show Business
    Gene Anderson

    4 Jelly’s "Jungle Music": Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Jazz Aesthetics
    Lance D. Morrison

    5 The Pedagogical Legacies of Three Black Gospel Pioneers: Magnolia Lewis-Butts, Sallie Martin, and Roberta Martin
    Kay Norton

    6 Beyond Category: Duke Ellington as American Piano Original
    Matthew J. Cooper

    Part II: Collaborations in Song
    7 Hanns Eisler’s Hollywooder Liederbuch: Or What an Austro-German Émigré Did in Tinseltown During World War II
    James Parsons

    8 A Ballad for Our Times: The Siegmeister–Hughes Connection
    Linda L. Banister and J. Quentin Kuyper

    9 Songs of "Little Dixie": The Shape-Note Hymn Arrangements of Virgil Thomson
    David Rayl

    10 Traversing Musical Worlds through Image and Sound: Americana on Thomas Hart Benton’s Saturday Night at Tom Benton’s (Decca Records, 1942) and the Album’s Connection to Kansas City, Missouri
    Annett C. Richter

    Part III: Critiquing the Past
    11 Defense of Dwight
    Bill F. Faucett

    12 The Merry Widow: Freedom and Feminism in the Widowhood of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach
    Morgan Smith Owen

    Part IV: The Analytical Perspective
    13 Leitmotifs in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra
    Wayne C. Wentzel

    14 The Left Hand Always Knows What the Right Hand is Doing
    Neil Minturn

    15 A Study in Non-Hierarchical Coherence: Jerry Tabor’s lemon; birch
    Thomas DeLio

    16 Parody and Crumb’s Voices from the Heartland, or Double Voices in Crumb’s American Songbook VII
    Peter Lea


    Judith A. Mabary is Associate Professor of Musicology in the School of Music at the University of Missouri (Columbia).