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The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990

The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990

The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library ... (more)

The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures. The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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The Accompanist for Contests

The Accompanist for Contests

This module represents information regarding the selection of a pianist to accompany ... (more)

This module represents information regarding the selection of a pianist to accompany a soloist in a contest. The capability of the pianist to play the music well and to be able to rehearse with the soloist is inherently important but necessary to state. The soloist's confidence during a performance can be disastrously affected by a poor accompanist. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Gordon Lamb
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Adapting a Musical

Adapting a Musical

This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary ... (more)

This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event, and includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
ARTSEDGE
Provider:
The Kennedy Center
Author:
Jayne Karsten
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Advent of Jazz

Advent of Jazz

Jazz grew out of the African-American community at the turn of the ... (more)

Jazz grew out of the African-American community at the turn of the 20th century, a time when blacks were being denied their most basic rights. The music has since become a part of every American's birthright, a timeless symbol of American individualism and ingenuity, American democracy and inclusiveness. In this lesson students will learn about the social, cultural, and economic origins of jazz within the African-American community. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
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African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from ... (more)

This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of Reconstruction and the beginnings of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans. African-American popular composers include James Bland, Ernest Hogan, Bob Cole, James Reese Europe, and Will Marion Cook. Twentieth century titles feature many photographs of African-American musical performers, often in costume. Unlike many other sorts of published works, sheet music can be produced rapidly in response to an event or public interest, and thus is a source of relatively unmediated and unrevised perspectives on quickly changing events and public attitudes. Particularly significant in this collection are the visual depictions of African Americans which provide much information about racial attitudes over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Al-Bab (Portal)

Al-Bab (Portal)

Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture ... (more)

Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture by providing links to news sources, country profiles, articles, and a blog on Middle East current events. There are also specific links related to learning Arabic: dictionaries, language classes, textbooks, and other information pertaining to the study of Arabic. A free e-book, The Birth of Modern Yemen, is available for download. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Reference
Other
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
British-Yemen Society
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American Sheet Music: 1820-1860 & 1870-1885

American Sheet Music: 1820-1860 & 1870-1885

The collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet music registered for ... (more)

The collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the nineteenth century. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred music and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Ancient African Kingdoms National

Ancient African Kingdoms National

'Dealin'' with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji. Program consists of numerous segments related ... (more)

'Dealin'' with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji. Program consists of numerous segments related to African heritage, the first of which is an excerpt from a filmstrip on the fall of the Songhay Empire in West Africa by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include 'Bookbeat,' a 'Spotlight' stage performance by actress Beah Richards, 'Dealin'' with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji, 'Information' on traveling to Africa, and 'Commentary' by Sarah-Ann Shaw on the lack of African history lessons in the American classroom. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
WGBH
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Andes Manta

Andes Manta

Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than ... (more)

Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
ARTSEDGE
Provider:
The Kennedy Center
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Another Approach To Theatre

Another Approach To Theatre

Al Jarreau performs 'You Don't See Me'Program focuses on three different African ... (more)

Al Jarreau performs 'You Don't See Me'Program focuses on three different African American theater productions. Host Barbara Barrow introduces the topic of Black theater and stage works Raisin (the Tony-Award-winning musical for 1974), The Black Dyad (about Black male and female relationships) and 'Theatre in Reverse,' a Say Brother theater piece with an in-studio vocal performance by Al Jarreau with dance performances (with the intent of drawing the audience's attention to sound and light, rather than to the performers). Program contains excerpts from each production, and an in-studio discussion with writers/directors Evelyn and Melvin Moore about the excerpt 'The Date' from The Black Dyad, which was the only segment of the three aired on the program. Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
WGBH
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The Anthropology of Sound, Spring 2008

The Anthropology of Sound, Spring 2008

This class examines the ways humans experience the realm of sound and ... (more)

This class examines the ways humans experience the realm of sound and how perceptions and technologies of sound emerge from cultural, economic, and historical worlds. In addition to learning about how environmental, linguistic, and musical sounds are construed cross-culturally, students learn about the rise of telephony, architectural acoustics, and sound recording, as well as about the globalized travel of these technologies. Questions of ownership, property, authorship, and copyright in the age of digital file sharing are also addressed. A major concern will be with how the sound/noise boundary has been imagined, created, and modeled across diverse sociocultural and scientific contexts. Auditory examples--sound art, environmental recordings, music--will be provided and invited throughout the term. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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