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David, Jonathan. "The Sermon and the Shout: A History of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware." Southern Folklore Quarterly 51, no. 3 (1994): 241-63.
Riley, Elihu S. "The Ancient City." History of Annapolis, in Maryland. 1649-1887. 1887; reprint, Annapolis: Anne Arundel County Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of an 1887 work. It is largely arranged by date, presenting important events which occurred in the city during the years. Interspersed amongst these dates are occasional chapters written on a theme, covering a span of years, such as theater, the state house, and "Illustrious Anapolitans." It is very well indexed and includes an abridgement of Father Andrew White's Journal.
Benson, Norman Arthur. The Itinerant Dancing and Music Masters of Eighteenth-Century America. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 1963.
Black, Mary Childs. The Theatre in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1952.
Bond, Chrystelle T. "A Chronicle of Dance in Baltimore, 1780-1814." Dance Perspectives 66, vol. 17 (Summer 1976).
Annotation / Notes: A summary of dancing, both ballroom and theatre, in Baltimore during an important 34-year period, with a focus on dancemasters William Francis (active at Holliday Street theatre 1794-1826) and Pierre Landrin Duport (active in Baltimore 1791-2, 1802-10), as well as musician Alexandria Reinagle and stage dancer John Durang and his descendents. Bond focuses on themes like patriotism and exoticism (through pantomime and French ballet), showing how choreographed upper class dances of the colonial period (like the minuet) gradually gave way to the simple, more commercial dances for the middle classes. This is an essential study for music, theatre and dance historians.
Breslaw, Elaine G. "An Early Maryland Musical Society." Maryland Historical Magazine 67 (1972): 436-37.
Breslaw, Elaine G. Records of the Tuesday Club of Annapolis, 1745-56. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Companion volume to Talley, Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis.
Chidsey, Martha Ann. The West Street Theatre, Annapolis, Maryland: 1771-74. M.A. thesis, American University, 1977.
Cissel, Anne W. "Public Houses of Entertainment and their Proprietors, 1750-1828." Montgomery County Story 30 (August 1987): 279-94.
Eader, Thomas S. "Baltimore Organs and Organ Building." Maryland Historical Magazine 65 (1970): 263-282.
Fisher, James Long. The Origin and Development of Public School Music in Baltimore to 1870. Ed.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1970.
Haims, Lynn. "First American Theatre Contracts: Wall and Lindsay's Maryland Company of Comedians, and the Annapolis, Fell's Point, and Baltimore Theatres, 1781-1783." Theatre Survey 17 (November 1976): 179-94.
Heintze, James R. "Alexander Malcolm: Musician, Clergyman, and Schoolmaster." Maryland Historical Magazine 73 (September 1978): 226-35.
Heintze, James R. Music in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, American University, 1969.
Hildebrand, David K. "Music of the Early Chesapeake and its Performance (Re-creating 18th century musical life)." Sonneck Society Bulletin of American Music 15 (Fall 1989): 103-6.
Hildebrand, David K. Musical Instruments: Their Implications Concerning Musical Life in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1987.
Hildebrand, David K. Musical Life in and Around Annapolis, Maryland, (1649-1776). Ph.D. diss., Catholic University of America, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: A thorough description of musical practice organized by place - theatre, tavern church, at home, military settings, and slave quarters, and also by activity - such as teaching, dancing, and club life. Several important local manuscripts are described, as is the general repertory. This multi-disciplinary study includes biographical index, and recent advances in social history are incorporated.
Hildebrand, David, and Ginger Hildebrand. Over the Hills and Far Away: Being a Collection of Music From 18th Century Annapolis. Annapolis: David & Ginger Hildebrand, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: Compact disc musical recording, extensive liner notes, Albany Records TROY042.
Hildebrand, David, and Ginger. Music of the Charles Carroll Family, 1785-1832. Annapolis: David & Ginger Hildebrand, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Compact disc recording, extensive liner notes, Albany Records TROY056.
Kares, M. "Baltimore: Center of German-American Organ Building." Tracker 39, no. 3 (1995): 10-17.
Keefer, Lubov. Baltimore's Music: The Haven of the American Composer. Baltimore: J. H. Furst Co., 1962.
Annotation / Notes: As eccentric as its author, the incomparable Lubov Breit Keefer, Baltimore's Music is a dizzying stream of consciousness that rushed from Colonial Maryland headlong into the 'sixties. Keefer covers everything from church music to tin pan alley, packing in histories of all of the city's major musical organizations, amateur and professional, along with glimpses of composers, performers and musical trends. It helps to remember that no on else had the nerve to take on this topic. Keefer did, publishing it herself, without the benefit of an editor, and this is all we have to date.
LaRoche, Gerard. "Music at Riversdale." Riversdale Letter 12 (Summer 1995): 2-4.
McWilliams, Jane. The Progress of Refinement: A History of Theater in Annapolis. Annapolis: Colonial Players of Annapolis, 1976.
Pearl, Susan G. "Opera in Prince George's County: From 1752 to 1984." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 12 (December 1984): 49-50.