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Introduction by the Guest Editor

Introduction by the Guest Editor GAYle mAG ee From 2014 to 2018, events around the world are commemorating and memorializing the Great War, which took place a hundred years ago. t he majority of the art installations, concerts, and other public memorials so far have taken place outside of the u nited States, marking the stronger profile of the war elsewhere. Some of this is no doubt due to America’s relatively late involvement in the hostilities and therefore the lesser sac- rifice and loss compared to what many e uropean countries bore. As we near the centennial of the u .S. entry into World War i, the moment seems right to reflect on the diversity of music produced during this era from a transnational perspective, considering music not only within the u nited States but also across its northern and at its southern borders. t his issue presents four articles on topics related to music in the First World War. e ach takes on a different, unique repertoire from the period, exploring the relationships between nationalism, patriotism, and creativ- ity. And each deals at least in part with music created to inspire patrio- tism and national sentiment, despite differing repertoires, performance venues, musical styles, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Introduction by the Guest Editor

American Music , Volume 34 (4) – Apr 15, 2017

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

Abstract

GAYle mAG ee From 2014 to 2018, events around the world are commemorating and memorializing the Great War, which took place a hundred years ago. t he majority of the art installations, concerts, and other public memorials so far have taken place outside of the u nited States, marking the stronger profile of the war elsewhere. Some of this is no doubt due to America’s relatively late involvement in the hostilities and therefore the lesser sac- rifice and loss compared to what many e uropean countries bore. As we near the centennial of the u .S. entry into World War i, the moment seems right to reflect on the diversity of music produced during this era from a transnational perspective, considering music not only within the u nited States but also across its northern and at its southern borders. t his issue presents four articles on topics related to music in the First World War. e ach takes on a different, unique repertoire from the period, exploring the relationships between nationalism, patriotism, and creativ- ity. And each deals at least in part with music created to inspire patrio- tism and national sentiment, despite differing repertoires, performance venues, musical styles,

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Apr 15, 2017

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