Music and Woman - The Story of Women in Their Relation to Music
by Sophie Drinker (9781406739220)

Music and Woman - The Story of Women in Their Relation to Music
 
Sophie Drinker
Release Date: 01 March 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
Category: Music
ISBN: 9781406739220
ISBN-10: 1406739227



THE STORY OF WOMEN IN THEIR RELATION TO MUSIC COWARD-McCANN, INC. NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1948, BY SOPHIE DlUNKER, AW rights reserved. This book, or parts thmof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission, Published simultaneously in the Dominion of Canada by Longmans, Green Company, Toronto, MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES o AMERICA, FOREWORD FULL MOON I. SINGERS OF MAGIC 3 II. BRINGERS OF LIFE 21 III. WORKERS AND DREAMERS 42 IV. VICTIMS OF TABOO 54 V. THE FIRST MUSICIANS 62 VI. QUEEN AND PRIESTESS 70 VII. THE LYRIC POETESS 87 VIII. ARTEMIS 108 THE DARK OF THE MOON IX. THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODDESS 127 X. MARY 144 XI. ARTEMIS BOUND 163 NEW MOON XII. THE NUN . 185 XIII. THE LADY 202 XIV. PRIESTESS OF BEAUTY 213 XV. THE PRIMA DONNA 228 XVI. THE CAMILLAE 246 XVII. ST. CECILIA 263 XVIII. ARTEMIS STIRRING 283 I-., .. S JAN 7 1349 Frontispiece Hekateion Plate 1. Dyak Women Beating Drums Facing page 24 2. Akikuyu Womens Assembly 24 3. Russian Girls Kolyddki 25 4. Pueblo War Dance 25 5. Dahomean Chorus 24 6. Russian Chorus 24 7. Mother Aymara 25 8. Fiji Island Birth Scene 25 9. Sherbro Puberty Rite 40 10. The Intonjane 40 11. Norwegian Bridesmaids 41 12. OrientarDomin 41 13. An Irish Wake 40 14. Australian Mourning Dance 40 15. Bukit Womens Lullaby 41 16. Greek Bakers 41 17. Slovak Spinners 56 18. Cambodian Orchestra 57 19. Mohammedan Lady Swinging 57 20. Shamaness Beating Drum 56 21. Koryak Whale Dance 56 22. Prehistoric Mokoma Dance 57 23. Prehistoric Gourd Dance 57 24. Prehistoric Womens Rite, 57 25. Prehistoric Lament 72 26. Prehistoric Priestess 72 27. Priestesses of Hat-hor 73 28. Egyptian Funeral Boats 73 vii viii ILLUSTRATIONS 29. Egyptian Funeral Feast 73 30. Cretan PriestessesDance 72 31. Cretan Priestesses Invoking Goddess 72 32. Choir of Cretan Youths 73 33. Greek Women Enveloped in a Cape 73 34. Tuareg Poetess-Musician 88 35. Egyptian Priestess with Sistrum 88 36. Cretan Priestess with Sea-Shell Trumpet 88 37. Cretan Dancer in Ritual Skirt 88 38. Eileithyia 89 39. Aiora Festival 89 40. The Fountain Kallirhoe 88 41. Greek Bridal Procession 88 42. Greek Mourners 88 43. Greek Girls at Dancing Lesson 89 44. Sappho 89 45. Ragiru Bhairveen 104 46. Astarte and Priestess-Musicians 105 47. Sirin and Alk 5nost 105 48. Laime 104 49. Artemis 105 50. Artemis, Apollo, and Leto 105 51. Roman Women Sacrificing 216 52. Roman Girls 216 53. The Aldobrandini Wedding 217 54. Roman Funeral 217 55. Nuns 216 56. Girl Practicing Magic 216 57. Vocal and Instrumental Quartettes 217 58. Renaissance Girls Chorus 217 59. Renaissance Pageant 232 60. An 1830 Womens Chorus 232 61. Courtesan and Nun 233 62. Primitive Mysteries 233 ILLUSTRATIONS ix 63. Gray Lady 232 64. Neighborhood Home Festival 232 65. Vassar Chapel Choir 233 66. A 1945 Womens Chorus 233 ORIGINAL incentive to write a book about women in their relation to music came from a womens chorus that met for fifteen years in the music room of my home. It was my responsibility to find appropriate music for my friends who gathered here to sing women like myself, neighbors with husband, children, and home. From the beginning I was both surprised and shocked at the type of choral literature offered by the music publishers. It was childish, trivial, far too sentimental for these intelligent women who took time out of their busy lives for spiritual exaltation. It was, indeed, listed in many catalogues as music intended for womens andchildrens voices I was amazed that the modern woman, with her high educa tion, her personal liberty, and her active participation in the life of the community, was satisfied to sing, in a group, music manifestly inferior to other works of the same composers for solo voice or mixed chorus. Almost none of the music we sang was composed by women...

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