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Bugle resounding : music and musicians of the Civil War era

by National Conference on Music of the Civil War Era.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML200.4.N38 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  ML200.4.N38 2004
 
 
Summary
In the mid-nineteenth century the United States was musically vibrant. Rising industrialization, a growing middle class, and increasing concern for the founding of American centers of art created a culture that was rich in musical capital. Beyond its importance to the people who created and played it is the fact that this music still influences our culture today.

Although numerous academic resources examine the music and musicians of the Civil War era, the research is spread across a variety of disciplines and is found in a wide array of scholarly journals, books, and papers. It is difficult to assimilate this diverse body of research, and few sources are dedicated solely to a rigorous and comprehensive investigation of the music and the musicians of this era. This anthology, which grew out of the first two National Conferences on Music of the Civil War Era, is an initial attempt to address that need.
Those conferences established the first academic setting solely devoted to exploring the effects of the Civil War on music and musicians. Bridging musicology and history, these essays represent the forefront of scholarship in music of the Civil War era. Each one makes a significant contribution to research in the music of this era and will ultimately encourage more interdisciplinary research on a subject that has relevance both for its own time and for ours. The result is a readable, understandable volume on one of the few understudied--yet fascinating--aspects of the Civil War era.
Contents
"Old times there are not forgotten": an overview of music of the Civil War era / Bruce C. Kelley
Music and community in the Civil War era / Deane L. Root
They weren't all like Lorena: musical portraits of women in the Civil War era / Lenora Cuccia
"An inspiration to all": New Hampshire's Third Regiment and Hilton Head post bands in Civil War South Carolina / Richard C. Spicer
Confederates at the keyboard: Southern piano music during the Civil War / David B. Thompson
Henry Clay work: "The silver horn" as Civil War elegy / Walter L. Powell
Production and consumption of confederate songsters / Kirsten M. Schultz
Across a great divide: Irish American music and musicians of the Civil War era / Michael Saffle
Civil War music and the common soldier: the experiences of Charles Wellington Reed / Eric A. Campbell
Music inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-1913 / Mark A. Snell.

Additional Information
Series Shades of blue and gray series.
Subjects Music -- United States -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Publisher Columbia :University of Missouri Press,2004
Contributors Snell, Mark A.
Kelley, Bruce C.
Language English
Notes Principally papers presented at the National Conference on Music of the Civil War Era in 2001 and 2002.
Description x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0826215386
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