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Free Reed Journal (Set of 2 issues)

A Publication by the Center for Study of Free-Reed Instruments

2000

503 pp.

0 illustrations

ISBN: N/A

paperback $25.00


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Pendragon Press is pleased to announce a new publication-THE FREE-REED JOURNAL- concerned with all aspects of instruments described as free-reed. The JOURNAL will draw from the resources of the Center for Study of Free-Reed Instruments at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. The Center fosters scholarly research on the historyorganology sociology repertories and performance practice of all free-reed instruments from the harmonium (ubiquitous in India) and sheng family of Southeast Asia China and Japan to the English concertina and accordian and their Western art music repertoriesto the entire squeezebox family and harmonica as used in myriad folk and pop traditions around the world. The FREE-REED JOURNAL will feature current research reviews of books musicand recordings bibliographies and a music supplement. The first volume of the JOURNAL will appear in Fall 1999 and include the following articles-

VOLUME I

Louis Lachenal-Engineer and Concertina Maker
        STEPHEN CHAMBERS

Serious Works for Accordion by African-American Composers-Aria and Lift by WilliamGrant Still and Four Preludes by Ronald Roxbury
        ROBERT YOUNG McMAHAN

The Khaen Northeast Thailand's Free-Reed Mouth Organ in the Age of Modernization
        TERRY E. MILLER

The Harmonium in Indian Culture-From Colonial Tool to Nationalist Icon
        PETER MANUEL

Rusted Reeds-A Short Survey of Historic and Field Recordings of Free-Reed Players from the African Diaspora
        JARED SNYDER


VOLUME II
Contents
Buttons and Codes--Ideographies for Bandoneon and Concertina as Examples of Alternative Notational Systems in Nineteenth-Century Germany
        MARIA DUNKEL

Some Notes on the Suifukin--A Reed-Pipe in Late Meiji-Era Japan
        EWALD HENSELER and SATOSHI MURAO

With his Accordion in his Hand--The Impact of the Accordion during the Formative Years of Modern Texas-Mexican Conjunto Music (1930s-1950s)
        CATHY RAGLAND

The Acoustics of the American Reed Organ
        JAMES P. COTTINGHAM

Concertinas 1998-1999-- A (Brief) Review-Essay
        ALLAN W. ATLAS

VOLUME III
Contents
A Wheatstone Twelve-sided Edeophone Concertina with Pre-MacCann Chromatic Duet Fingering
        NEIL WAYNE MARGARET BIRLEY ROBERT GASKINS

Breeze in the Carolinas-- The African American Accordionists of the Upper South
        JARED SNYDER

Drone Placement and Fingering in Traditional and Contemporary Music for Khaen
        CHRISTOPHER ADLER

Looks Like a Cash Register and Sounds Worse--The Deiro Brothers and the Rise of the Piano Accordion in American Culture 1908-1930
        PETER C. MUIR

The Fayre Four Sisters-- Concertina Virtuosi
        RICHARD CARLIN


VOLUME IVThe Deiro Recordings-- Italian-American and Other Ethnic Issues 1911-1934 with a Complete Discography of the Recordings of Guido and Pietro Deiro
        PETER C. MUIR

Yergogna a Risorgimento-- The Secret Life of an Italian-American Accordionist
        JAMES J. PERICONI

Excelsior! The Best and Nothing but the Best
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