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Dvorák to Duke EllingtonA Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots$
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Maurice Peress

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098228

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.001.0001

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America and Negro Music

America and Negro Music

(p.9) 2 America and Negro Music
Dvorák to Duke Ellington

Maurice Peress

Oxford University Press

Dvorák made insightful predictions for the future of American music: “In the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music”. This chapter details Negro music before Dvorák, African/New World roots of the Saraband and Chaconne, slave gatherings, camp meetings and minstrelsy, and The Fisk Jubillees.

Keywords:   Saraband, Chaconne, slave gatherings, camp meetings, minstrelsy, The Fisk Jubillees

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