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William Billings: Rebel with Many Causes

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Born in Boston in 1746, William Billings flourished as America's first major composer despite an environment that was not friendly to music. A product of the American Revolution, Billings fully ... More


Introduction: Music in American Religious Experience

Philip V. Bohlman

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Historical moments in which music consciously identifies American religious experience provide the historical framework of this introductory chapter, which stretches from William Billings's “America” ... More


Twenty. With an Eye on the Marketplace

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman's decision to leave Schirmer and to join Theodore Presser meant that his new publisher had very little of his music. Schuman set out to correct this situation by writing a number of shorter ... More


Introduction

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction outlines the scope and methodology of this book, with particular reference to Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (1785); William Billings's The New-England ... More


Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Michael Broyles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. This book considers the tradition of maverick composers ... More


“I Hear America Singing…”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

During World War II, both the discourse about music and composers’ idiomatic choices engaged anew with the historical and national underpinning of American music. Three strategies shaped this ... More


We, the Rebels

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book focuses on America's maverick composers, those who lived unusual lives or flaunted norms and wrote works that were considered incomprehensible and even unplayable. It examines the role of ... More


Living in the (Publishing) House of Music: A Short History of Composer-Driven Independent Publishing and Distribution in the United States

Amy C. Beal

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From William Billings’s self-published scores in the 1770s to Carla Bley and Michael Mantler’s New Music Distribution Service (NMDS) in the 1970s and beyond, composer-driven publishing and ... More


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