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Music of Canada (Revised) - Timothy J. McGee

Music of Canada (Revised)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1985
ISBN: 9780393953763
Number Of Pages: 272

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Written by Timothy McGee, professor of music at the University of Toronto, the narrative ranges across the many genres of music that have flourished in Canada: art music, folk and popular music, church music, and jazz. Since the book is non-technical in its approach so that it may be easily understood by those not specifically trained in music, the author has thoughtfully provided separate analytical sections for the more advanced reader.

Abounding in music examples and replete with illustrations which vividly reflect each era of Canadian history, the volume also includes an anthology of thirteen complete works (or movements) by prominent Canadian composers, past and present. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of the social and political background of the period under discussion, so that its music may be understood within the context of Canadian history. The double heritage--French and English--which has both enriched and troubled Canadian cultural life, is traced from its origins to the present day. A final chapter departs from this chronological format to focus on the music of the Indian and Inuit people and comment on its sociocultural significance. Finally, an appendix including the sources of all the music discussed, a bibliography, discography, and filmography rounds out this ground-breaking volume.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
New Francep. 1
Folk Musicp. 2
Order of Good Cheer
Aristocratic Music and Theatrep. 9
Theatre of Neptune
Quebec Society and Cultural Activities
The Missionaries and Musicp. 12
Music Education
Sacred Music Performance and Compositions
Summaryp. 18
The British Influence and Post-Conquest Quebecp. 19
The British Influencep. 19
Folk Musicp. 21
Dancingp. 23
Formal Musical Activitiesp. 24
Sacred Music
Military Bands
Concert Programmes
Other Activities
Post-Conquest Quebecp. 31
Frederic-Henri Glackemeyer
Other Cities and Settlementsp. 33
Compositionp. 35
Joseph Quesnel
Summaryp. 37
Nineteenth Century to Confederationp. 38
Music in Churchp. 40
Protestant Congregations
Singing Schools
Catholic Church Music
Popular Musicp. 43
French-Canadian Folk Songs
Anglo-Canadian Folk Songs
Salon Music
Formal Music Makingp. 50
Touring Musicians
The Business of Musicp. 53
Outstanding Personalitiesp. 53
Jonathan Sewell
Charles Sauvageau
Charles Sabatier
Theodore Molt
Antoine Dessane
James Clarke
Children of Peacep. 58
Summaryp. 59
Confederation to the End of the First World War, 1867-1920p. 61
The Westp. 62
Popular Musicp. 63
Ballads and Parlor Songs
Church Musicp. 65
Formal Music Makingp. 66
Vocal Music
Instrumental Groups
Concert Repertory
Outstanding Performersp. 70
Frantz Jehin-Prume
Luigi von Kunits
Emma Albani
The Business of Musicp. 72
Publishing and Instrument Building
Music Instruction
Composers and Their Worksp. 74
Calixa Lavallee
Guillaume Couture
Alexis Contant
Other Composers: French Canada
Other Composers: English Canada
Summaryp. 81
To the End of World War II, 1920-1945p. 82
Radio and Phonographp. 83
Repertoryp. 85
Popular Music
Instrumental Ensemblesp. 87
Chamber Music
Vocal Musicp. 88
Choral Music
Music Educationp. 89
Outstanding Personalitiesp. 89
Edward Johnson
Harry Adaskin and Kathleen Parlow
Percy Faith
Wilfrid Pelletier
Composersp. 91
Claude Champagne
Rodolphe Mathieu
Healey Willan
Ernest MacMillan
Other Composers
Summaryp. 103
Recent Developments, 1945-1984p. 104
Multiculturalismp. 105
French- and English-Canadian Folk Song Today
Other Cultural Traditions
Integrated Cultures
Performing Groupsp. 107
Choral Music
Chamber Music
Popular Musiciansp. 110
Music Educationp. 111
Support Organizationsp. 112
Canadian Music Centre
John Adaskin Project
Canada Council
Centennial Celebrationp. 113
Compositionp. 114
Jean Papineau-Couture
Gilles Tremblay
Other French-Canadians
Godfrey Ridout
Violet Archer
Oskar Morawetz
Modern Directionsp. 124
John Weinzweig
Harry Freedman
Barbara Pentland
John Beckwith
Istvan Anhalt
Harry Somers. R. Murray Schafer
Electronic (Electroacoustic) Musicp. 138
Gustav Ciamaga
David Keane
Barry Truax
Other Electronic Composers
Summaryp. 140
Music of the Original Canadiansp. 141
Canadian Indiansp. 142
Eastern Woodlands, Nomadic (Algonkian)
Eastern Woodlands, Sedentary (Iroquoian)
Mackenzie River
Pacific Coast
A Contemporary Powwow Ceremony
Inuitp. 156
Inuit Drum Dance
Summaryp. 161
Joseph Quesnel, "Rions chantons" from Colas et Colinettep. 163
James P. Clarke, "The Emigrants Home Dream" from Lays of the Maple Leaf, or Songs of Canadap. 166
Charles D'Albert, Waltz No. 2 from Grand Trunk Waltzesp. 168
Calixa Lavallee, Mouvement a la Pavanep. 169
Calixa Lavallee, "Single I Will Never Be" from The Widowp. 171
Claude Champagne, Danse villageoisep. 173
Healey Willan, Introduction, Passacaglia and Fuguep. 179
Healey Willan, Rise Up, My Love, My Fair Onep. 199
Jean Papineau-Couture, Prelude from Suite pour Pianop. 202
Gilles Tremblay, "Phases" from Pieces pour pianop. 203
Godfrey Ridout, Etude II from Two Etudesp. 206
John Weinzweig, Movement No. 1 from Divertimento No. 1p. 219
R. Murray Schafer, Part V from Requiems for the Party Girlp. 226
Readings, Recordings, and Filmsp. 229
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780393953763
ISBN-10: 0393953769
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 1985
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.29  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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