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9/11

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 1372 words.

Almost immediately after four hijacked planes crashed on 11 September 2011 conversations started about how the tragedy should be understood

A “Style Portrait” of the Avant-Garde

K. Heather Pinson.

in The Jazz Image

June 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 16363 words.

This chapter presents other ideas, sounds, and identities of jazz that contrast to the neoclassical figure that remains ever-so-popular. It takes a look at the striking figures of the...

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à Becket, Thomas, Jr. (19 July 1843)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 250 words.

He studied music with his father Thomas à Becket Sr. (b 17 March 1808; d 6 Jan 1890

“A Concentration of Talent on Our Musical Horizon”

Katherine K. Preston.

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

April 2012; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10872 words.

Louis Antoine Jullien was the man responsible for the success of American tour, a careful examination of which indicated that Americans were attracted to a combination of elements. His...

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“… a door left open, a woman walking by …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 3526 words.

Craig again played 007 in this sequel to Casino Royale as Bond travels the world searching for those responsible for his lover's murder. British soul singer Amy Winehouse was initially...

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“A Form of Musical Bookkeeping”: 1945–60

Bruce D. Epperson.

in More Important Than the Music

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 12185 words.

This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1945—60. These include Orin Blackstone's creation of a new series of small jazz discographies titled Index to Jazz;...

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“A Hell of A Life”

Marva Griffin Carter.

in Swing Along

September 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 3550 words.

This chapter discusses the life of Will Cook during his latter years. It narrates that Will died on July 24, 1944 at the age of 75, after battling against several diseases such as...

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“A Possible Somewhere (an impossible scene setting)” 1

Mark Franko.

in Martha Graham in Love and War

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12291 words.

This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It...

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“A Precarious Means of Living”: Early Working Musicians and Their Jobs

Catherine Parsons Smith.

in Making Music in Los Angeles

October 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 6094 words.

This chapter studies Charles Leland Bagley, a professional musician who traveled to Los Angeles in 1893. Bagley's experiences as a musician in Los Angeles are intertwined with the stories...

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“A Wheel in a Wheel, 'Way Up in the Middle of the Air” (1916–1928)

Jerry Zolten.

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds

February 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 5668 words.

“A wheel in a wheel.” So go the words of the old African American spiritual. No one knows exactly what the ancient biblical images meant, but they do coincidentally resonate with the life...

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“A Wild Sort of Note”

James Revell Carr.

in Hawaiian Music in Motion

November 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 18616 words.

This chapter addresses Hawaiians' roles in the multicultural environment aboard European and American sailing ships during the nineteenth century, focusing particularly on the expressive...

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AACM

Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett.

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 10 words.

Aaron Copland (1990)

Steve Reich.

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

October 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 163 words.

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Aaron Copland. He talks about listening to recordings of Copland's ballets as a teenager and the romance of America they conjured up. Later, at...

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Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller.

August 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 216 pages.

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then...

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Abal Svara

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 35 words.

A weak svara in vocal or instrumental music, for example, Ga in rāga Kedār appears feeble in the avaroha. It

Abanīndra Mōhan Gangopādhyāy

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 30 words.

Early 20th-cent. tabla player of Kolkata. A disciple of Ata Hussain, he was among the regular accompanists of Asadullah

Ābā-sāheb Muzumdār (b. ?, 1 Feb. 1886)

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 238 words.

His real name was Shridhar Pandurang Prabhune.

He was both a keen student and a connoisseur of music with

ABBA

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 471 words.

Swedish pop group. Its members were Benny Andersson (b Stockholm, 16 Dec 1946), Agnetha Fältskog (b Jönköping,

Abban Khan (1922)

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 35 words.

His guru was his maternal uncle Behram Khan Dagar (c. 1800–1887). Abban Khan was much respected for his

Abbāsuddin Ahmed

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 84 words.

Bhāṭiāli and bhāvaiā were his favourite types of music. Abbasuddin, Sachin Dev Burman, and Girin Chakraborty are among