• All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Century

    By John Rockwell
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  • The American Composer Speaks: A Historical Anthology 1770-1965

    By Gilbert Chase
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  • The Americana Song Reader

    By William Emmett Studwell
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  • America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present

    By Gilbert Chase
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  • America's Musical Landscape

    By Jean Ferris
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  • America's Musical Life: A History

    By Richard Crawford
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  • American Art Song and American Poetry, Second Edition

    By Ruth C. Friedberg & Robin Fisher

    Published 50 years after the last major treatment of American art song, the first edition of the three-volume American Art Song and American Poetry was the first work to fully consider the musical settings of American poetry. In this second edition, now published in a convenient, one-volume format, Ruth Friedberg and Robin Fisher have updated the entries on composers and poets from the first edition and added new individuals to both categories. New composers appearing in this volume include Florence Price, Lee Hoiby, Emma Lou Diemer, Helen Greenberg, Flicka Rahn, Libby Larsen, John Musto, Lori Laitman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Jake Heggie. Poets now receiving their first treatment are Ezra Pound, Emma Lazarus, Dorothy Diemer Hendry, Dorothy Parker, Willa Cather, Louise Bogan, and William Carlos Williams. As before, musical examples are liberally employed to illustrate specific approaches to poetic text-setting and are much more visually accessible due to present-day digital technology.

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  • American Music: A Panorama

    By Lorenzo Candelaria and Daniel Kingman
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  • American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

    By F. O. Matthiessen
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  • American Women Composers Before 1870

    By Judith Tick
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  • The Art of Setting Words to Music

    By Bainbridge Crist
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  • The Art of Music Volume Four Music in America

    By Arthur Farwell
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  • Art Song in America--A Study in the Development of American Music

    By William Treat Upton
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  • Art Song in the United States, 1759-1999: An Annotated Bibliography

    By J. Carman, W. Gaeddert, & R. Resch
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  • A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music

    By Oscar George Theodore Sonneck

    An earlier edition is available for free on Google Books.

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  • The Birth of the Modern

    By Paul Johnson
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  • Black Women Composers: A Genesis

    By Mildred Denby Green

    Includes chapters on Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Julia Perry, Evelyn Pittman, and Lena McLin.

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  • Blacks in Classical Music: A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers, and Ensembles (Music Reference Collection)

    By John Gray
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  • A Chronicle of American Music: 1700-1995

    By Charles J. Hall
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  • Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music

    By Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve
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  • A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture: Revised Edition

    By Matthew Baigell
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  • A History of American Art

    By George M. Cohen
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  • The History of American Classical Music

    By John Warthen Struble
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  • The Literature of American Music in Books and Folk Music Collections: A Fully Annotated Bibliography

    By David Horn
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  • The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premiere Artists' Community

    By Bridget Falconer-Salkeld
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  • Modern Music-Makers: Contemporary American Composers

    By Madeleine Goss

    Published in 1952, this volume is dated but does contain a thorough biography, chronology, and catalog for many important song composers, including Charles Ives, John Alden Carpenter, Marion Bauer, William Grant Still, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Lousie Talma, Samuel Barber, William Schuman, and Leonard Bernstein.

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  • The Muse That Sings: Composers Speak about the Creative Process

    By Ann McCutchan

    First-person interviews with 25 composers, including American song composers William Bolcom, John Corigliano, John Harbison, and Libby Larsen.

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  • Music in America (1883)

    By Frédéric Louis Ritter
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  • Music in the New World

    By Charles Hamm
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  • Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction

    By H. Wiley Hitchcock
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  • The Music Makers

    By Deena and Bernard Rosenberg, eds.

    Includes first person chapters by American composers Aaron Copland, Milton Babbitt, Miriam Gideon, and Earle Brown, as well as American scholars and teachers, conductors, and performers.

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  • Musical Americans: A Biographical Dictionary 1918-1926

    By Mary DuPree
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  • Musical Settings of American Poetry: A Bibliography

    By Michael Hovland
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  • A New Anthology of Art Songs By Contemporary African American Composers

    By Margaret R. Simmons and Jeanine Wagner
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  • Nineteenth Century American Painting

    By James Thomas Flexner
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  • The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers

    By Julie Ann Sadie and Rhian Samuel, eds.
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  • The Oxford Companion to English Literature

    By Margaret Drabble, ed.
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  • The Oxford Companion to American Literature

    By James D. Hart, Philip Leininger (ed.)
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  • Photography: A Concise History

    By J. Jeffrey
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  • Poetry Into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder

    By Stein, Spillman, Ameling, & Larsen
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  • Prose of the Victorian Period

    By William Buckler, ed.
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  • Recent American Art Song: A Guide

    By Keith E. Clifton
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  • A Singer's Guide to the American Art Song 1870-1980

    By Victoria Villamil

    Foreword by Thomas Hampson

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  • Unsung: A History of Women in American Music

    By Christine Ammer
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  • Voices That Are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Song

    By Jon W. Finson

    Includes information about pioneering composers of American song, including Charles Wakefield Cadman, James Weldon Johnson, George Pope Morris, George Frederick Root, Henry Russell, Marion Dix Sullivan, Joseph Philbrick Webster, and Henry Clay Work.

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  • Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography

    By David S. Reynolds
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  • Women and Music: A History (2nd Edition)

    By Karin Pendle
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  • Women Composers: A Checklist of Works for the Solo Voice

    By Miriam Stewart-Green
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