Richard Crawford is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. His writings have won awards from the American Musicological Society, the Sonneck Society for American Music, and the Music Library Association.
"This book consummates over 30 years of research in the history and criticism of American music, during which time the author has become a senior scholar in the field. Crawford has looked at much music, from early psalmody to rock, and at an impressive amount of previous writing. . . . The importance of his ideas and the clarity of his prose make this an important book for all readers interested in any aspect of American music."--W.K. Kearns, "Choice