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“Peter Francisco” and “Richmond Blues”: The Titles of Knauff’s Virginia Reels

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the titles of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels. Just a few of the melodies making up the Virginia Reels bear their customary modern names or similar ones in that publication, ... More


George P. Knauff and the Publishing of His Virginia Reels, the First Collection of Southern Fiddle Tunes

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides a background of George P. Knauff and his Virginia Reels, the first printed collection to contain lots of tunes and tune titles known to fiddlers in the American ... More


“Lady of the Lake” and “George Booker”: Knauff Digs More Deeply into Local Oral Tradition

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the third volume of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels. Knauff established the economic potential of publishing local dance tunes in the first set of Virginia Reels. In the ... More


George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839) was the first collection of southern fiddle tunes and the only substantial one published in the nineteenth century. Knauff's activity could not anticipate our ... More


Epilogue: “Forked Deer,” Multivalent Nostalgia, Sustainability, and the Edge Effect

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This epilogue focuses on “Forked Deer.” It is one of very few fiddle tunes that now flourish in southern fiddle styles ranging from straightforward to quite fancy, and throughout the United States—in ... More


“Speed the Plough” and “Money Musk”: Knauff and the Dance Music Component of Early American Popular Music

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses George P. Knauff's music business. When versatile musician and entrepreneur Knauff heard a fiddler playing the Virginia Reels melodies for dancing at social events held at the ... More


Knauff’s “Ohio River” and “Indian Whoop”: The Rhythmic and Timbral Puzzles of Blackface Minstrelsy and of Modern Old-Time Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies the fourth and final pamphlet of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels, which may have been published over a decade after the first three pamphlets appeared. During the possible ... More


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