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Art/music Integration - Song of America

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  • Judy Decker
    Dear Art Educators, Some of you might be interested in doing something interdisciplinary with music. Here is a site that was featured in Scout Report. 7. Song
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2005
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      Dear Art Educators,

      Some of you might be interested in doing something interdisciplinary
      with music.
      Here is a site that was featured in Scout Report.

      7. Song of America [pdf, Real Player, Windows Media Player]
      http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/songofamerica/songofamerica.html

      The Library of Congress has bringing a number of America's musical archives
      to its website through the "I Hear America Singing" project, and this
      addition to their existing work is most welcome. The Song of America website
      is designed to serve as a companion piece to an ongoing 11-city concert tour
      which features the baritone Thomas Hampson performing a number of American
      songs. This site draws visitors' attention to the world of the American art
      song, which began to flourish in the late 19th century as a number of
      American composers began to explore the world of the more serious "art
      song". Influenced by the German lied and the French melody, composers such
      as Charles T. Griffes and Edward MacDowell began to incorporate a more
      refined sensibility into their works. On this website, visitors can learn
      more about eight of these American art songs by examining short essays about
      each piece, listen to an audio recording, and in many cases, viewing
      manuscripts of each composition. Some of the songs profiled here include
      Walter Damrosch's "Danny Deever" and Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer". [KMG]

      Copyright 2005 Scout Report - permission granted to post.

      Judy Decker
      Incredible Art Department
      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
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      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
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