For Ruth Crawford Seeger. This unmetered movement features a violin melody over a constantly moving piano part. Of advanced difficulty.
A biography, but also an "eloquent and subtle portrait of music and culture in twentieth-century America" (Leon Botstein). 35 illus., 35 music examples.
Edited by Ray Allen and Ellie M. Hisama. Twelve articles discuss the music and influence of Crawford, as well as other members of the Seeger family. With a foreword by Carol J. Oja, introduction, discography, index and music examples.
Contents: Oh, Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb (1:36) -- Mary Had a Baby (3:10) -- Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (2:43) -- January, February (Last Month of the Year) (3:59) -- Joseph and Mary (The Cherry Tree Carol) (4:40) -- Shine Like a Star in the Morning (1:28) -- Joy to the World (3:05) --…
Tracks: The Little Waltz; Little Lullaby; Jumping the Rope; Caprice; Whirligig; Mr. Cow and Miss Wren go for a Walk; A Little Study in Short Trills; Sonata; and many more.
Edited by Ruth Crawford Seeger. With introduction by Judith Tick.
This is the first publication of Crawford's 1925 piece for piano and narrator. The edition includes a newly edited score as well as facsimiles of two versions which are held in the Library of Congress. Includes notes by Larry Polansky.
In one movement. Dedicated to Ruth Crawford Seeger. This work begins in a contemplative fashion before turning heavy and intense. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 7 minutes.
Edited by Clara Mayer. With articles on Emilie Zumsteeg, Ada Gentile, Germaine Tailleferre, Rebecca Clarke, Mel Bonis, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Karin Rehnqvist. Includes a foreword, work lists, bibliographies, and musical examples.
This is the first publication of Seeger's manuscript on the transcription, performance and structures of American folk music. She considered this work to be a major and central accomplishment. Edited by Larry Polansky & Judith Tick. Forewords by Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger. Indices & music examples.