This concise, accessible book describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock--that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, the author delivers a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive--a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.
This invaluable resource is a revised edition of an essential index to vocal works composed for at least one solo voice and one instrument (other than piano or guitar) up to twelve solo voices and twelve solo instruments. The book includes a brief introduction on how to teach vocal chamber music, with tips on running a successful ensemble.
Vocal Chamber Music: A Performer's Guide, 2nd Edition is a much needed and important book for voice teachers, singers, music directors and music libraries, for information that is normally difficult to find and usually requires assembling from various sources.