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Music of the Fourth of July : a year-by-year chronicle of performances and works composed for the occasion, 1777-2008 /
James R. Heintze.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
description
vii, 426 p.
ISBN
0786439793 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786439799 (softcover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
isbn
0786439793 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786439799 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"The book demonstrates the remarkable significance of music in Fourth of July celebrations from 1777 through 2008. Noteworthy topics and occasions include music at the White House; music by immigrant and ethnic groups; dedications of statues and monuments; symphonies and philharmonic orchestras; the centennial and bicentennial; world's fairs; music in prisons, circuses, and amusement parks; and many others"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6919344
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The book demonstrates the remarkable significance of music in Fourth of July celebrations from 1777 through 2008. Noteworthy topics and occasions include music at the White House; music by immigrant and ethnic groups; dedications of statues and monuments; symphonies and philharmonic orchestras; the centennial and bicentennial; world's fairs; music in prisons, circuses, and amusement parks; and many others"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
In this, the first comprehensive study of the music of the Fourth of July, information on notable Independence Day compositions and performances is presented chronologically from 1777 through 2008. The book demonstrates the remarkable significance of music in Fourth of July celebrations. Noteworthy topics and occasions include music at the White House; music by immigrant and ethnic groups; dedications of statues and monuments; symphonies and philharmonic orchestras; the centennial and bicentennial; world's fairs; music in prisons, circuses, and amusement parks; and many others.

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