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I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Laura Clawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp is not performed ... More

Kwaito's PromiseMusic and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Gavin Steingo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226362403
eISBN:
9780226362687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226362687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines kwaito, a form of electronic music that emerged alongside the democratization of South Africa in the mid-1990s and came to represent the voice of the black youth in the ... More

Lonesome Roads and Streets of DreamsPlace, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Andrew S. Berish

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Any listener knows the power of music to define a place, but few can describe the how or why of this phenomenon. This book showcases how American jazz defined a culture particularly preoccupied with ... More

The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa

The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Jonathan Glasser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Patrimony--the idea of a collective, inalienable inheritance--is a powerful way for nation-states to externalize notions of continuity, discreteness, and vigilance against loss. But in the process of ... More

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Bob Gluck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book explores the performances of Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, 1968-1970, to illuminate the unfolding of Davis’s musical thinking during a period of personal transition. A careful listening ... More

More Important Than the MusicA History of Jazz Discography

More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Bruce D. Epperson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Today, jazz is considered high art, America's national music, and the catalog of its recordings—its discography—is often taken for granted. But behind jazz discography is a fraught and highly ... More

The Music between UsIs Music a Universal Language?

The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?

Kathleen Marie Higgins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333281
eISBN:
9780226333274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

From our first social bonding as infants to the funeral rites that mark our passing, music plays an important role in our lives, bringing us closer to one another. This book investigates this role, ... More

Not without MadnessPerspectives on Opera

Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Fabrizio Della Seta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera often seems to arouse either irrational enthusiasm or visceral dislike. Such madness, as Goethe wrote, is indispensable in all theater, and yet in practice, sentiment and passion must be ... More

The Opera FanaticEthnography of an Obsession

The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Claudio E. Benzecry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine ... More

The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi

Stefano Castelvecchi (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi's operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer's career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi's operas, it covered the twenty ... More

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