Post 1900s Era Timeline

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    John Phillip Sousa

    John P Sousa promoted the American wind band tradition here and in Europe. He was also a bandmaster known for creating many of the most popular and well known American marches such as Stars and stripes forever and the Washington post.
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    Scott Joplin

    Had his music featured by The Sting. As well as Charlie Chaplin using his music in his film The Circus.
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    Charles Ives

    Ives Style Traits-
    Polytonality
    Polyrhythms and Polymeters
    "Americana"
    Limited Atonality
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    R. Nathaniel Dett

    One of the most famous unknown composers, He also helped found the National Association of Negro Musicians.
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    Luigi Russolo

    An Italian futuristic painter, composer, and builder of experimental musical instruments.
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    Florence Price

    Price was the first African American female composer to have a symphony preformed by a major American orchestra: symphony no1 in E minor.
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    Aaron Copland

    Copland Style Traits
    Vigorous
    Mixed Meters, rhythmic
    Comprised of as few notes as possible open intervals
    Solos, often exposed
    Clean and transparent
    Filled with folk songs and folk idioms
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    Radio invented/Patented

    created a new way for news and entertainment to be broadcasted.
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    The Unanswered Question

    Orchestral work: no specific genre
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    World War One

    As many other groups, classical music took a major hit to this war losing many composers and performers to the war.
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    Billy Strayhorn

    Composed A Train
    Strayhorn and Ellington collaborated on songs
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    Billie Holiday

    One of the leading female jazz singers
    broke racial barriers by preforming with white bands
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    Jazz

    An American musical style, arose in the early 20th century.
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    Leonard Bernstein

    made the music "make our garden grow" and "westside story"
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    Vibraphone Invented

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    Television invented

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    Swing era

    A highly improvisational style of New Orleans jazz.
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    World War 2

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    Bebop era

    The new cool jazz, with fast tempos and dissonant solos.