American Arias: A Collection of Essential Contemporary Works Boosey and Hawkes, , 2004, Wraps, , , Fine
110 pp. Piano/Vocal Score for Mezzo-soprano voice, includes unopened CD recording of the piano accompaniments. Each volume in the American Arias series has been created for professional and college-level singers for use in recitals and auditions, and provides an essential resource for the study of American opera repertoire. Contents: Introduction; ¤ Synopses, in English; French, German, Spanish, and Japanese; ¤ John Adams: ''Mrs. Klinghoffer's Aria'' from The Death of Klinghoffer; ''Consuelo's Dream'' from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky; ''Leila's Song: Alone (Again or at Last) from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky; ''La annunciation'' from El Nino; ¤ Dominick Argento: ''Tina's Aria'' from The Aspern Papers; ''Bellino's Aria'' from Casanova's Homecoming; ''Nazimova's Aria'' from The Dream of Valentino; ''Estella's Aria'' from Miss Havisham's Fire; ''A Foreign Singer in a Waiting Station'' from Postcard from Morocco; ''Rose's Air'' from The Shoemaker's Holiday; ¤ Jack Beeson: ''Mother Rainey's Aria'' from The Sweet Bye and Bye; ¤ Leonard Bernstein: ''A Simple Song'' from Mass; ''There is a Garden'' from Trouble in Tahiti; ''What a Movie!'' from Trouble in Tahiti; ¤ Aaron Copland: ''Ma's Song'' from The Tender Land; ¤ Richard Cumming: ''Shaun do not go'' from The Picnic; ¤ Ned Rorem: ''The Norway Aria'' from Bertha; ¤ Igor Stravinsky: ''Baba's Aria and Monologue'' from The Rake's Progress; ¤ Composer Biographies; ¤ Accompaniment CD Track Listing.
Cabinet of American Illustration, Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, Civil War Photographs Civil War Photographs, Drawings (Master),Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs, Fine Prints Fine Prints, Posters: Performing Arts Posters, Stereograph Cards Stereograph Cards, Daguerreotypes, Fenton Crimean War Photographs, Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915, Lomax Collection, Panoramic Photographs, Thesaurus For Graphic Materials, Van Vechten Collection, Wright Brothers Negatives, and much more.
The American Language Reprint (ALR) series aims to compile the various word-lists, vocabularies and phrase books which were collected in the early years of North American settlement. The series begins with the languages and dialects of the Eastern Woodlands, with a primary emphasis on the Eastern Algonquian and Iroquoian families. We hope to progressively extend the geographical scope of the project to form a comprehensive linguistic record of native North America prior to the advent of modern linguistics.
Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections: Table of Contents; Introduction (Larry Sullivan
Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Division); American History; American Literature; Europe; Book Arts; The Illustrated Book; List of Selected Special Collections;
Concordance of Images (Includes information on how to order copies of the images).
"Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole."
“Throughout his political career Hopkinson wrote poetry and satire on the politically derisive issues of the day. He penned a popular and humorous work on the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He was also an accomplished harpsichordist and composer. His work "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free," set to the words of Thomas Parnell's "Love and Innocence," is the first extant secular song by a native American composer.”
The John Cage Trust was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit institution whose mission is to gather together, organize, preserve, disseminate, and generally further the work of the late American composer, John Cage. Its founding trustees were Merce Cunningham, Artistic Director of the Cunningham Dance Company, Anne d'Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum, and David Vaughan, Archivist of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, all long-time Cage friends and associates. Laura Kuhn, who from 1986 to 1992 worked directly with John Cage, serves as both a founding trustee and ongoing Executive Director. In 2008, Anne d'Harnoncourt was replaced by Margarete Roeder, long-time gallerist to both Cage and Cunningham; in 2009, Merce Cunningham was replaced by Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of Aperture.