Contemporary Anthology of Music by Women

Contemporary Anthology of Music by Women

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Here are musical scores by 30 composers from around the world in a single, accessible collection encompassing concert and religious music as well as jazz, pop, experimental, and cross-over. Among the compositions in the Anthology are an organ work, "Fantasy on Sacred Head", by the American Emma Lou Diemer; "Blow Flute: Answer Echoes in Antique Lands Dying" by Australian Jennifer Fowler; "Garden of Joy and Sorrow for harp, flute, and viola", by Sofia Gubaidulina, a native of the Tatar Republic; the song "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton; Mary Lou's "Mass" (commissioned by the Vatican) by American Mary Lou Williams, whose compositional style evolved from her jazz roots; and "The Journey of Matuku Moana" for solo cello by Gillian Whitehead of New Zealand.With its broad spectrum of genres and national voices, the Anthology is an excellent teaching resource for music history, appreciation, and analysis. Each work is introduced by a short biography of the composer, including the formative influences on her life, role models, obstacles encountered, the recognition she has attained, bibliographic references, and discographies. These introductory essays - based on statements by the composers themselves - provide valuable insights into the experience of women as primary creators of today's music.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 228.6 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • music
  • 0253211026
  • 9780253211026

About James R. Briscoe

JAMES R. BRISCOE is Professor of Music History at Butler University. His research centers on women in music and French music from 1870 to the present. He is editor of Historical Anthology of Music by Women and compiler of a companion recording for that book.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Susan C. Cook Emma Lou Diemer Fantasy on OO Sacred HeadO (1967) Elena Firsova OWhat has caused my heart to feel songful,O from Three Poems by Osip Mandelstam (excerpt) (1991) Jennifer Fowler Blow Flute: Answer Echoes in Antique Lands Dying (1983) Sofia Gubaidulina Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten (1981) Barbara Heller Tagebuch fur Violine und Klavier, Teil II: Die Linien (1986) Andreiana Holszky Hangebrucken I: Streichquartett an Schubert (excerpt) (1989/90) Betsy Jolas Plupart du temps II (1989) Barbara Kolb Millefoglie (excerpt) (1985, revised 1987) Voyants (excerpt) (1990) Joan La Barbar Oto hear the wind roarO (1991) Libby Larsen How It Thrills Us (1900) Hope Lee Tangram (1992) Nicola LeFanu The Old Woman of Beare (excerpt) (1981) Tania LeoOn Momentum (1986) Alexina Louie ORitual on a Moonlit Plain,O from Music from NightOs Edge (1988) Elisabeth Lutyens Plenum I (1972) Babbie Mason Standing in the Gap for You (1993) Joni Mitchell OHejiraO (1976) Meredith Monk OAirport,O from the opera Atlas (1991) Undine Smith Moore Mother to Son (1955) Alice Parker OLethe,O from Songstream (1986) Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors (1969) Marta Ptaszynaka OThorn Trees,O from Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (1984-85) Shulamit Ran Symphony, Movement II (1990) Jean Ritchie The L and N DonOt Stop Here Anymore (1963) Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman OCome to My Garden,O from The Secret Garden (1993) Natalie Sleeth Hymn of Promise (1985) Grace Wiley Smith A Distant Dream (1995) Joan Tower Night Fields (1994-95) Nancy Van de Vate Chernobyl (1987) Judith Wier The Consolations of Scholarship (excerpts) (1985) Gillian Whitehead The Journey of Matuku Moana Mary Lou Williams OOur Father,O from Mary LouOs Mass (1969-71) Judith Lang Zaimont Parable: A Tale of Abram and Isaac (excerpt) (1986)show more