Music of the Fourth of July: A Year-By-Year Chronicle of Performances and Works Composed for the Occasion, 1777-2008 (Paperback)

Music of the Fourth of July: A Year-By-Year Chronicle of Performances and Works Composed for the Occasion, 1777-2008 By James R. Heintze Cover Image
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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.

About the Author


James R. Heintze is librarian emeritus at the American University Library in Washington, D.C. He has written numerous articles, reviews, and several books on American music and culture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786439799
ISBN-10: 0786439793
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 435
Language: English