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Deep River (Life and Music of Robert Sha

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Voicing/Format book
Composer Keith Burris
Publisher Gia Publications Inc
Catalog # G7814

Price: $45.00

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Product Description

Deep River (Life and Music of Robert Sha Composed by Keith Burris. For book. Published by Gia Publications Inc. (Catalog # G7814, UPC: 9781579999759)

** Stanton’s Staff Selection - 2013 **

Robert Lawson Shaw was born in Red Bluff, California on April 30, 1916 another century, another America. By the time he died, 82 years later, Shaw had become one of America's classical music icons - a key figure who helped create a culture of classical music in the United States. When Shaw was a boy, there scarcely was such a culture outside of New York, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Yale University, and a few other places. And a classical choral tradition? It existed, but its existence was neither broad nor deep. More than any other single person, Shaw was responsible for this change. He was the principle re-inventor of the choral art in America. Shaw did not transform choral music from a hobby or an academic pursuit all alone. But Shaw made choral music important, artistic, and popular. Shaw is part of an American mythic tradition that encompasses Jay Gatsby, Leonard Bernstein, "American Idol," and Barack Obama. Shaw was his own mold, an American prototype - like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mohammad Ali, Ernest Hemingway, or Clint Eastwood. Deep River is a rich and in-depth biography of this complex man and his relentless drive to transform American choral singing. The enclosed DVD features Robert Shaw in rehearsal at Boston University.

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