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A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music

By A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music

An earlier edition is available for free on Google Books.

A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture: Revised Edition

By A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture: Revised Edition

A History of American Art

By A History of American Art

A History of Song

By A History of Song

A New Anthology of Art Songs By Contemporary African American Composers

By A New Anthology of Art Songs By Contemporary African American Composers

A Singer’s Guide to the American Art Song 1870-1980

By A Singer’s Guide to the American Art Song 1870-1980

Foreword by Thomas Hampson

All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Century

By All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Century

America’s Musical Landscape

By America’s Musical Landscape

America’s Musical Life: A History

By America’s Musical Life: A History

American Art Song and American Poetry, Second Edition

By American Art Song and American Poetry, Second Edition

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.

American Women Composers Before 1870

By Judith Tick

Art Song in the United States, 1759-1999: An Annotated Bibliography

By Judith E. Carman, William K. Gaeddert, Gordon Myers and Rita M. Resch

Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music

By Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music

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.

Music in America (1883)

By Music in America (1883)

Music in the New World

By Charles Hamm

Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction

By H. Wiley Hitchcock

Musical Americans: A Biographical Dictionary 1918-1926

By Musical Americans: A Biographical Dictionary 1918-1926

Musical Settings of American Poetry: A Bibliography

By Musical Settings of American Poetry: A Bibliography

Nineteenth Century American Painting

By Nineteenth Century American Painting

Photography: A Concise History

By Photography: A Concise History

Poetry Into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder

By Poetry Into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder

Prose of the Victorian Period

By Prose of the Victorian Period

Recent American Art Song: A Guide

By Recent American Art Song: A Guide

The American Composer Speaks: A Historical Anthology 1770-1965

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

The Americana Song Reader

By The Americana Song Reader

The Art of Setting Words to Music

By The Art of Setting Words to Music

The Birth of the Modern

By The Birth of the Modern

The History of American Classical Music

By The History of American Classical Music

The Literature of American Music in Books and Folk Music Collections: A Fully Annotated Bibliography

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

The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America’s Premiere Artists’ Community

By The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America’s Premiere Artists’ Community

The Muse That Sings: Composers Speak about the Creative Process

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

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

The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers

By The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers

Voices That Are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Song

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

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.

Women and Music: A History (2nd Edition)

By Women and Music: A History (2nd Edition)

Women Composers: A Checklist of Works for the Solo Voice

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