• Annotated Bibliography of African American Carillon Music

    Author(s):
    Tiffany Ng (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    American Musicological Society, Music and Sound, Open Music
    Subject(s):
    Campanology, African American cultural studies, Diversity studies, Musicology, Music performance, Classical music
    Item Type:
    Bibliography
    Tag(s):
    racial equity, Negro spirituals, gospel music, ragtime
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/k4x1-v795
    Abstract:
    This is the 2020 update of a comprehensive open-access annotated bibliography listing carillon scores by African American composers and/or based on African American music. While most of the items are published, a few are unpublished but in informal circulation, or are pending publication. Carillonists are invited to use this resource to identify music to perform and teach. Despite the length of this bibliography, there are currently only two published original carillon works by African American composers. The vast majority of items are arrangements by White composers, and most of these arrangements are of spirituals, revealing an essentialization of African American music that omits major genres (ex. jazz, soul, and rhythm and blues, to name a few) and freezes musical development in the 19th century. These imbalances point to a serious need for the commissioning of original works by Black composers, and particularly by Black women.
    Notes:
    The bibliography is updated yearly, and this is the 2020 edition.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
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