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American Music and Musicians

Series Editor: Prof. John Graziano
Pendragon Press is pleased to announce a new series of books dealing with the American musical experience. This will be a peer-reviewed series under the General Editorship of John Graziano. Its scope will encompass all aspects of American music, including the investigation of performers, composers, venues, social contexts, ethnic backgrounds, and reception history.

During the nineteenth century, the United States became a melting pot of cultures, each with their own ethnic strand of music. The combination of these varied sounds and styles resulted in a musical melange that Americans, as well as other groups, have and still enjoy. From the Puritan plain song to the electronic intricacy, from Trajetta, MacDowell, Foster and Beach to Glass, Perle, Del Tredici and Crumb, from Boston's Haydn and Handel Society to the Kronos Quartet, from the churches of early Virginia to the rehearsal halls of Tanglewood, the stories are countless and fascinating.

John Graziano is Director of Music in Gotham, a data base of musical events in New York City, 1862-1875, a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project. He is Professor Emeritus at the City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is Series Editor for A-R Editions Recent Researches in American Music and for the Pendragon Press American Music and Musicians series. He served as President of the Society for American Music, 2007-2009.