American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Yearsvolume I: The Beginning to 1790 (American Popular Music & Its Business #1) (Hardcover)

American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Yearsvolume I: The Beginning to 1790 (American Popular Music & Its Business #1) By Russell Sanjek Cover Image
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This three-volume work tells the complete story of American popular songs, their authors, and the business they set in motion. Volume one explores the inception of the music publishing business in Elizabethan England and traces music activity in England until 1790, examining popular balladry, copyright problems, the start of music printing, religious music, professional music makers, musical theater, eighteenth-century music, and such leading musical figures as Purcell, Handel, and Haydn. Also discussed are the beginnings of music in the United States, including musical theater, black music, and the Great Awakening and its relationship to music publishing.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195040289
ISBN-10: 0195040287
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 28th, 1988
Pages: 494
Language: English
Series: American Popular Music & Its Business