The Wind Band Music of Henry Cowell

1st Edition

Jeremy S. Brown

Routledge
Published March 15, 2018
Reference - 326 Pages - 65 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815375739 - CAT# K338680
Series: CMS Monographs and Sourcebooks in American Music

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Summary

The Wind Band Music of Henry Cowell studies the compositions for wind band by twentieth-century composer Henry Cowell, a significant and prolific figure in American fine art music from 1914-1965. The composer is noteworthy and controversial because of his radical early works, his interest in non-Western musics, and his retrogressive mature style—along with notoriety for his imprisonment in San Quentin on a morals charge. Eleven chapters are organized both topically and chronologically. An introduction, conclusion, series of eight appendices, bibliography, and discography complete this comprehensive study, along with an audio playlist of representative works, hosted on the CMS website.

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