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-
    Polyrhythms and Polymeters
    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
    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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    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.