By Victoria Etnier Villamil
Probably the main complete paintings at the American paintings tune ever to be had, this booklet considers the lives and contributions of a hundred and forty four major composers within the box, together with many for whom details has been super scarce. so much composers' entries encompass a biographical comic strip; a short dialogue of his or her tune writing features (with emphasis on performers' concerns); a partial or whole directory of annotated songs; recording info; and the composer's person bibliography. track annotations comprise poet, writer, date of composition (when known), voice kind, variety, length, pace indication, temper, material, vocal sort, distinctive problems, common effect, artists who've recorded the music, and the other pertinent info. Thirty composers whose contributions are deemed of lesser import are summarized briefly essays. Appendixes contain a complement of steered songs; an inventory of yankee track anthologies and their contents; and the latest information about publishers stated within the advisor. there's additionally a basic discography, a basic bibliography, and indexes for either titles and poets. Documenting an important a hundred and ten years within the improvement of yankee paintings track, this ebook is an necessary instrument for singers, lecturers, coaches, accompanists, and libraries.
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