American Musicological Society Lecture
“Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance”
Christina Bashford, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
William Brooks, Composer and Musicologist
Gayle Sherwood Magee, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Laurie Matheson, Vocalist
Justin Vickers, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Musicologists Bashford, Brooks and Magee are joined by musicians Matheson and Vickers to explore the contributions of popular songs from the United States, Canada and Britain to the “Allies” of World War I. This is the story of the creation of the “Allied” cultural identity from the distinct contributions of each country.
Presented in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition, “World War I: American Artists View the Great War.”
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