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Music and Theater in Minnesota History

Music and Theater in Minnesota History

John K. Sherman
Copyright Date: 1958
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 68
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    Music and Theater in Minnesota History
    Book Description:

    In this concise overview of Minnesota music and theater, John K. Sherman has compiled a generous collection of information pertaining to notable personalities of the state’s performance culture and their works. Music and Theater in Minnesota History is also available in A History of the Arts in Minnesota, edited by William Van O’Connor, and published by the University of Minnesota Press.

    eISBN: 978-1-4529-3588-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-2)
    (pp. 3-64)
    John K. Sherman

    Probably music has existed in what is now minnesota for almost as long as the area has been populated, with its first expression coming from human throats in some kind of rhythmic or heightened speech. The primeval forests and hills must have echoed, at times, to the chants of the mound builders or those earlier aborigines who lived in the dim aeons of Minnesota's antiquity. But we can only speculate on what that primitive music sounded like on the basis of the relatively recent songs of the Sioux and Chippewa, which might well be the sophisticated end-product of a development...

  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 65-65)