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Hamm, Charles

Overview
Works: 115 works in 297 publications in 3 languages and 11,505 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Scores  Motets  Juvenile works  Notated music  Popular music  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Biography  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles Hamm
 
Most widely held works by Charles Hamm
Music in the New World by Charles Hamm( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book is both a history of music in America and a history of American music
Yesterdays : popular song in America by Charles Hamm( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrushka : an authoritative score of the original version : backgrounds, analysis, essays, views, and comments by Igor Stravinsky( )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Berlin : songs from the melting pot : the formative years, 1907-1914 by Charles Hamm( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Berlin remains a central figure in American music, a lyricist/composer whose songs are loved all over the world. His first piece, "Marie from Sunny Italy," was written in 1907, and his "Alexander's Ragtime Band" attracted more public and media attention than any other song of its decade. In later years Berlin wrote such classics as "God Bless America," "Blue Skies," "Always," "Cheek to Cheek," and the holiday favorites "White Christmas" and "Easter Parade." Jerome Kern, his fellow songwriter, commented that "Irving Berlin is American music." In Irving Berlin: The Formative Years, Charles Hamm traces the early years of this most famous and distinctive American songwriter. Beginning with Berlin's immigrant roots--he came to New York in 1893 from Russia--Hamm shows how the young Berlin quickly revealed the talent for music and lyrics that was to mark his entire career. Berlin first wrote for the vaudeville stage, turning out songs that drew on the various ethnic cultures of the city. These pieces, with their Jewish, Italian, German, Irish, and Black protagonists singing in appropriate dialects, reflected the urban mix of New York's melting pot. Berlin drew on various musical styles, especially ragtime, for such songs as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and Hamm devotes an entire chapter to the song and its success. The book also details Berlin's early efforts to write for the Broadway musical stage, culminating in 1914 with his first musical comedy, Watch Your Step, featuring the popular dance team, Vernon and Irene Castle. A great hit on Broadway and in London, the show was a key piece in the Americanization of the musical comedy. Blessed with prodigious ambition and energy, Berlin wrote at least 4 or 5 new songs a week, many of which were discarded. He nevertheless published 190 songs between 1907 and 1914, an astonishing number considering that when Berlin arrived in America, he knew not a single word of English. As one writer reported, "there is scarcely a waking moment when Berlin is not engaged either in teaching his songs to a vaudeville player, or composing new ones." Early in his career, Irving Berlin brilliantly exploited the musical trends and influences of the day. Hamm shows how Berlin emerged from the vital and complex social and cultural scene of New York to begin his rise as America's foremost songwriter [Publisher description]
Contemporary music and music cultures by Charles Hamm( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera by Charles Hamm( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronology of the works of Guillaume Dufay : based on a study of mensural practice by Charles Hamm( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting popular music in its place by Charles Hamm( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays by the musicologist Charles Hamm focuses on the context of popular music: the interrelationships between popular music and other styles and genres, including classical music, the meaning of popular music for audiences, and the institutional appropriation of this music for hegemonic purposes. Specific topics include the use of popular song to rouse antislavery sentiment in mid-nineteenth-century America, the reception of such African-American styles and genres as rock 'n' roll and soul music by the black population of South Africa, the question of genre in the early songs of Irving Berlin, the attempts by the governments of South Africa and China to impose specific bodies of music on their populations, the persistence of the minstrel show in rural twentieth-century America and the impact of modernist modes of thought on writing about popular music, with specific engagement with the work of John Cage."--Jacket
Afro-American music, South Africa, and apartheid by Charles Hamm( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early songs by Irving Berlin( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works by Leonel Power( )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early songs by Irving Berlin( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early songs by Irving Berlin( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early songs by Irving Berlin( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular adaptations 1927-1950 by Kurt Weill( )

7 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round, for unspecified instrumental or vocal ensemble by Charles Hamm( )

5 editions published in 1969 and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrushka by Olga Hejná( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rag puppet, Petrushka, falls into the hands of a puppet master who uses him cruelly on the stage
Chronology of the works of guillaume dufay by Charles Hamm( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although, according to the author, much sound research, has been done in the Dufay era in recent years," Charles Hamm's book marks the first time an attempt has been made at a comprehensive chronology of the works of this composer. Professor Hamm approaches all Dufay's compositions from the point of view of mensural practice, and has been able to date each piece more precisely than would have been possible in a chronology based on manuscript studies or stylistic analyses. He has divided the works into nine groups, according to details of mensural usage, and on the basis of datable works and other evidence has suggested dates within which the pieces of each group were written. Based on his study of Dufay's mensural practice, the author suggests that the Missa Sancti Antoni and several other works attributed to Dufay may not have been written by him. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Chronology of the works of guillaume dufay by Charles Hamm( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description for this book, Chronology of the Works of Guillaume Dufay, will be forthcoming
Anyone lived in a pretty how town by Charles Hamm( )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Music in the New World
Alternative Names
Charles Hamm Amerikaans componist (1925-2011)

Hamm, Charles

Hamm, Charles E.

Hamm, Charles E. 1925-2011

Hamm, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1925-2011

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Hamm Charles Edward 1925-2011

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Languages
English (134)

Latin (9)

German (6)

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Yesterdays : popular song in AmericaPetrushka : an authoritative score of the original version : backgrounds, analysis, essays, views, and commentsIrving Berlin : songs from the melting pot : the formative years, 1907-1914Putting popular music in its placeEarly songsEarly songsEarly songsEarly songsPetrushka