11 Folk Songs Arranged for Two Voices and Piano... for Recitals, Concerts and Contests
Author: Jay Althouse
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Includes fresh new settings of: All Through the Night * Amazing Grace * Camptown Races * Cindy * He's Gone Away * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Scarborough Fair * Shenandoah * Siyahamba * Skye Boat Song * Homeward Bound. Appropriate for any combination of voices, male or female. 64 pages.
Presents ninety-two songs of the American West, each with lyrics, a vocal score, simple piano arrangements, and chord symbols, and includes historical notes and commentaries, and over one hundred period illustrations.
When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.” Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.
Marysville's Chinatown was once one of the most important Chinatowns in America. The early Chinese settlers called Marysville Sanfow, or "the third city," meaning the third city by river to the goldfields. Two of the first four Chinese American judges in California were from Marysville as was the first Chinese American elected to the San Francisco Board of Education. The Marysville Chinatown was among the first Chinatowns built in California's Gold Country and is the only one to survive to this day. Because of this, it is possible to view the full panorama of Chinese-American history through the viewpoint of this one Chinatown.