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Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Suzanne R. Westfall

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is the first to examine early Tudor theatre specifically from the perspective of the great households of England. The aristocrats of the sixteenth century commissioned, funded, and staged ... More


Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The words “popular music revolution” may instantly bring to mind jazz of the 1920s or rock 'n' roll of the 1950s, but this book argues that the first popular music revolution occurred in the 19th ... More


Blackface Minstrels, Black Minstrels, and Their European Reception

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the reception of black and blackface minstrelsy outside of the USA. Europeans first acquired knowledge of the music-making of African Americans through the distorting medium of ... More


Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

James Revell Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038600
eISBN:
9780252096525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038600.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the performance, reception, transmission, and adaptation of Hawaiian music on board ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation ... More


With Sivori and Knoop

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For his first inland tour managed efficiently by Bernard Ullman, Henri Herz teamed up with the Italian violinist Camillo Sivori (1815-94), with whom he performed virtuosic duets, and later the ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


Darkest America 1896–99

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Tom Brown plays his first paid job (on clarinet) and leaves Lindsay, probably in 1899, to join a minstrel show, probably Guy Brothers' Minstrels. This event was the beginning of his ... More


Between Showings

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

From May to September 1924, the Six Brown Brothers and Their Thirty-Piece Saxophone Band toured as a between-movies attraction in cinemas from the Midwest to the East Coast. Despite the attraction's ... More


The Minstrel Show Gets Religion

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the Civil War, blackface minstrels found in religion a steady stream of subject matter tailor-made for comedic treatment. This chapter examines three songs that nicely illustrate the postwar ... More


Introduction

Suzanne R. Westfall

in Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about theatre performance and patrons in England during the early Tudor period. This book examines the Chapel Gentlemen and ... More


The Minstrels

Suzanne R. Westfall

in Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the minstrels within the great households in England during the early Tudor period to show how ceremonial and incidental music was integrated with visual and rhetorical elements ... More


Conclusion

Suzanne R. Westfall

in Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on household entertainment in England during the early Tudor period. The study of early Tudor household revels is very challenging because the ... More


First Section: Music (the Hutchinsons' First Concert)

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains about music and its reform, burgeoning fame, and again, some sheet music and some of the group's most popular songs of 1843. Though the performance seemingly lacked the import ... More


That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Bruce Vermazen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the Six Brown Brothers, a musical act on the burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel, and Broadway stages (1911-33) that was once reputed to have initiated the “saxophone craze” of the ... More


Once a Legend

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter briefly describes the Six Brown Brothers at their professional zenith (1914-1923) and explains their legendary status as the originators of the saxophone craze. It then summarizes and ... More


Father and Sons

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, cornetist Allan Brown (1858?-1947) and his wife Maria Reid Brown (1859?-1943) raise a family of six sons and a daughter (Myrtle, 1892-1988) as Allan roams Canada seeking work leading ... More


The Traveling City 1899–1909

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter covers Tom Brown's career in minstrelsy (Guy Brothers' Minstrels), circuses (Walter L. Main Enormous Shows and Ringling Brothers' World's Greatest Shows), and vaudeville during ... More


Primrose and Dockstader’s Minstrels 1912–14

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From mid-1912 to April 1914, the Six Brown Brothers were an act in the olio or variety segment of Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels, which headlined George Primrose and Lew Dockstader, whose ... More


Removing The “Minstrel Mask”

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses how a group of black contemporary intellectuals and artists elevated the content, form, and style of the Negro as theatrical writer, composer, and performer. It shows that Will ... More


“America’s Greatest Show”: The Music Box Revues, 1921–24

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

When Berlin teamed up with producer Sam H. Harris in 1920, the partnership launched a new theater called the Music Box and a series of revues named after it. The Music Box Revues carved out a unique ... More


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