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