Free Reed Journal (Set of 2 issues)

$25.00

A Publication by the Center for Study of Free-Reed Instruments

2000

503 pp.

0 illustrations

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Pendragon Press is pleased to announce a new publication-THE FREE-REED JOURNAL- concerned with all aspects of instruments described as free-reed. The JOURNAL will draw from the resources of the Center for Study of Free-Reed Instruments at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. The Center fosters scholarly research on the historyorganology sociology repertories and performance practice of all free-reed instruments from the harmonium (ubiquitous in India) and sheng family of Southeast Asia China and Japan to the English concertina and accordian and their Western art music repertoriesto the entire squeezebox family and harmonica as used in myriad folk and pop traditions around the world. The FREE-REED JOURNAL will feature current research reviews of books musicand recordings bibliographies and a music supplement. The first volume of the JOURNAL will appear in Fall 1999 and include the following articles-

VOLUME I

Louis Lachenal-Engineer and Concertina Maker
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅSTEPHEN CHAMBERS

Serious Works for Accordion by African-American Composers-Aria and Lift by WilliamGrant Still and Four Preludes by Ronald Roxbury
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅROBERT YOUNG McMAHAN

The Khaen Northeast Thailand’s Free-Reed Mouth Organ in the Age of Modernization
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅTERRY E. MILLER

The Harmonium in Indian Culture-From Colonial Tool to Nationalist Icon
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅPETER MANUEL

Rusted Reeds-A Short Survey of Historic and Field Recordings of Free-Reed Players from the African Diaspora
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅJARED SNYDER

VOLUME II
Contents
Buttons and Codes–Ideographies for Bandoneon and Concertina as Examples of Alternative Notational Systems in Nineteenth-Century Germany
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅMARIA DUNKEL

Some Notes on the Suifukin–A Reed-Pipe in Late Meiji-Era Japan
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅEWALD HENSELER and SATOSHI MURAO

With his Accordion in his Hand–The Impact of the Accordion during the Formative Years of Modern Texas-Mexican Conjunto Music (1930s-1950s)
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅCATHY RAGLAND

The Acoustics of the American Reed Organ
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅJAMES P. COTTINGHAM

Concertinas 1998-1999– A (Brief) Review-Essay
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅALLAN W. ATLAS

VOLUME III
Contents
A Wheatstone Twelve-sided Edeophone Concertina with Pre-MacCann Chromatic Duet Fingering
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅNEIL WAYNE MARGARET BIRLEY ROBERT GASKINS

Breeze in the Carolinas– The African American Accordionists of the Upper South
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅJARED SNYDER

Drone Placement and Fingering in Traditional and Contemporary Music for Khaen
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅCHRISTOPHER ADLER

Looks Like a Cash Register and Sounds Worse–The Deiro Brothers and the Rise of the Piano Accordion in American Culture 1908-1930
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅPETER C. MUIR

The Fayre Four Sisters– Concertina Virtuosi
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅRICHARD CARLIN

VOLUME IVThe Deiro Recordings– Italian-American and Other Ethnic Issues 1911-1934 with a Complete Discography of the Recordings of Guido and Pietro Deiro
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅPETER C. MUIR

Yergogna a Risorgimento– The Secret Life of an Italian-American Accordionist
пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅJAMES J. PERICONI

Excelsior! The Best and Nothing but the Best
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Authors

Vivian Perlis:

 

Historian in American music, specializing in twentieth century composers. She is widely known for her publications, lectures, and recording and film productions. On the faculty of the Yale School of Music, Perlis is founding-director of Oral History, American Music, a unique archive of oral and video-taped interviews with leading figures in the music world. This important collection of source materials is well known and widely-used by scholars, historians, broadcasters, and producers. Book publications by Perlis include Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974), for which she was awarded the Kinkeldey Prize of the American Musicological Society, and “An Ives Celebration” (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976). With composer Aaron Copland, Perlis is co-author of Copland: 1900 Through 1942 (New York: St. Martin’s/ Marek, 1984), which garnered a Deems Taylor/ ASCAP award, and Copland: Since 1943 (New York. St. Martin’s, 1989). Her most recent book, Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington, co-authored with Libby Van Cleve, includes two CDs and is derived from interviews in the OHAM archive. Publications by Perlis include numerous articles and reviews. Among her productions are recordings of the music of Leo Ornstein and Charles Ives, and television documentaries on Ives, Eubie Blake, Aaron Copland, and John Cage. Among honors and awards received by Vivian Perlis are: The Charles Ives Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1972); a Grammy nomination for “Charles Ives 100th Anniversary” (1974); the Harvey Kantor Award for excellence in the field of oral history (1984); a Guggenheim Fellowship (1987); and the Irving Lowens Award for distinguished scholarship in American Music from The Sonneck Society (1991).