America and Negro Music

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195098228
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199869817 | DOI:
America and Negro Music

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Dvorák made insightful predictions for the future of American music: “In the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music”. This chapter details Negro music before Dvorák, African/New World roots of the Saraband and Chaconne, slave gatherings, camp meetings and minstrelsy, and The Fisk Jubillees.

Keywords: Saraband; Chaconne; slave gatherings; camp meetings; minstrelsy; The Fisk Jubillees

Chapter.  2889 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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