Music of the Fourth of July

A Year-by-Year Chronicle of Performances and Works Composed for the Occasion, 1777–2008


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About the Book

In this, the first comprehensive study of the music of the Fourth of July, information on notable Independence Day compositions and performances is presented chronologically from 1777 through 2008. The book demonstrates the remarkable significance of music in Fourth of July celebrations. Noteworthy topics and occasions include music at the White House; music by immigrant and ethnic groups; dedications of statues and monuments; symphonies and philharmonic orchestras; the centennial and bicentennial; world’s fairs; music in prisons, circuses, and amusement parks; and many others.

About the Author(s)

James R. Heintze is librarian emeritus at the American University Library in Washington, D.C. He has written numerous articles, reviews, and several books on American music and culture.

Bibliographic Details

James R. Heintze
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 435
Bibliographic Info: 58 photos, notes, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3979-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5461-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Preface      1

Research Methodology      13

The Chronology      15

Notes      333

Bibliography      363

First Line Index      367

General Index      377

Book Reviews & Awards

“groundbreaking…meticulous…highly recommended”—Booklist; “extensive”—ARBA; “a fully researched account of the songs and their history”—Senior Magazine.