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This 212-page collection focuses on the varied styles and ethnic influences found in American piano music over the last two and a quarter centuries. Historical and biographical background, performance notes, and suggested realizations of ornaments are provided by Dr. Hinson. TItles: 12th Street Rag (Bowman) * All That Meat and No Potatoes (Waller) * Barcarolle, Op. 28, No. 1 (Beach) * Battle of Manassas (Wiggins) * Bethena (A Concert Waltz) (Joplin) * Blue Moon (Rodgers) * Blue Rondo a la Turk (Brubeck) * Boogie Woogie Etude (Gould) * The Cat and the Mouse ("Scherzo Humoristique") (Copland) * Columbia (Caprice Americaine on "My Old Kentucky Home") (Gottschalk) * Dizzy Fingers (Confrey) * Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Ellington) * Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington) * The Duke and the Count (Williams) * Eager Beaver (Kenton) * Euphonic Sounds (A Syncopated Two Step) (Joplin) * Fiddle-Faddle (Anderson) * In a Mist (Beiderbecke) * Jazz Pizzicato (Anderson) * The Jitterbug Waltz (Waller) * Juba (Dett) * Kitten on the Keys (Confrey) * The Lake at Evening, Op. 5, No. 1 (Griffes) * Laura (Mercer/Raksin) * Love Song (Barber) * The Man I Love (Gershwin) * March Wind, Op. 46, No. 10 (MacDowell) * Medley---Campfire on the Ice (Finney) * Narcissus, Op. 14, No. 4 (Nevin) * Nola (Arndt) * Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River) (Foster) * On Bended Knees (Burleigh) * Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) * Pavanne (Gould) * Prelude (Novelette in Fourths) (Gershwin) * Prelude II (Blue Lullaby) (Gershwin) * Sleigh Ride (Anderson) * Swanee (Gershwin) * The Syncopated Clock (Anderson) * Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) * Variations on Adeste Fideles (Taylor) * Yankee Doodle (Arranged as a Rondo) (Carr). The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.