Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature pdf epub fb2

Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature by David P. DeVenney pdf epub fb2

Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature Author: David P. DeVenney
Title: Varied Carols: A Survey of American Choral Literature
ISBN: 0313310513
ISBN13: 978-0313310515
Other Formats: lrf lit lrf doc
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: Greenwood (September 30, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1893 kb
Size EPUB version: 1606 kb
Subcategory: Music




This survey of choral literature, written by American composers from 1760 through the 1990s, examines nearly 3,000 pieces of choral music written by over 300 composers. Along with a descriptive analysis, the literature is placed within a historical perspective. Familiar and less well-known composers and their music are examined. The study seeks to remedy the superficial treatment choral music is often given in standard textbooks on American music and to acknowledge and expose the varied richness of the literature.

Choral conductors and musicologists will appreciate the vast repertory of choral music literature examined. Organized chronologically, this study uniquely traces the development of choral music literature throughout the centuries. A select bibliography provides a useful guide for further research.