American Music 1775-1850: from the Revolution to the Gold Rush
Andrew will present a Performance Workshop tracing the development of American Music from the founding of our Nation to the admission of California to the Union. We will explore the influence of English and European music, as well as French, Spanish, Native American, and African American cultural influences, tracing how an American musical style emerged and gained global popularity. Among the works we will play through are Native American melodies in arrangements by an unknown 17th century Frenchman, Creole Plantation songs, a Scotch Lament, and some popular music by Teodora Gines. We will perform interesting compositions by William Billings, Signor Lardino, Frank Johnson, Anthony Phillip Heinrich and Stephen Foster. Please join us for an interesting and illuminating time together!
We will still follow the updated CDC recommendations for in-person meetings indoors, including proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test. The detailed recommendations can be reviewed here.
Sheet music for March 20th is available now on this website, here.
Feel free to join us starting at 1 PM on Sunday, March 20th! See About –> Meeting Information for location and directions.