The History of American Classical Music: MacDowell Through Minimalism The History of American Classical Music takes an in-depth, panoramic look at this amazing variety of music, how it developed and the often fascinating people who composed it. Available in hardcover and paperback editions from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online vendors.
Classic American Folk Music: Volumes 1 and 2
A collection of 104 folk songs (in two volumes), considered the common cultural heritage of American folk music. Each song includes annotations with country of origin and historical significance. Lyrics are included, sometimes with more than one set. Arrangements are progressive, ranging from very easy (with optional accompaniment) to advanced by the end of the second volume and are appropriate to the character of each piece. Out of print, but can occasionally be obtained from book dealers on Amazon, ABE Books, and other sites. Sheet music for individual songs is available for download from Music Notes by clicking here.