Author: Carol Ann Pemberton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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This comprehensive reference is a study of Lowell Mason, the pioneer music educator and composer/arranger who became known primarily for his wide influence on American musical culture. As in other volumes of the bio-bibliography series, this book features a biographical essay that is both informative and interpretive, summarizing and reflecting upon Mason's life, and providing an overview of his multifaceted career. It offers a detailed catalog of writings by and about Mason, including books and music, sheet music, prose writings, and periodical publications. The annotated entries cover a wide range of valuable information on 19th-century American music, American studies, church music, music education, teacher training programs, music publishing, and instrument manufacturing.