Hitchcock, H. Wiley. Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall History of Music Series, ed. H. Wiley Hitchcock. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1988.
A textbook history of music in the United States. A book of "moderate length . . . nevertheless comprehensive, authoritative, and engagingly written."
Discusses American music from Colonial times to the 1980's. Includes art music, popular music, sacred music, and folk music. Discusses significant composers as well as broad musical trends and styles.
Chapters are organized by topic, and are roughly chronological. Some chapters focus on specific traditions or composers, while others focus on a particular time period. Many musical examples are given. Includes a general index.