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Music of the United States of America

[Photo of Richard Crawford]Richard Crawford, editor-in-chief
Dexter Edge , executive editor

Music of the United States of America (MUSA) is a national series of scholarly editions that seeks to reflect the character and diversity of American music making. Published as a set within the Recent Researches in American Music series, MUSA is a joint venture with the American Musicological Society (AMS).

The criteria foremost in determining the contents of MUSA have been that the series as a whole reflect breadth and balance among eras, genres, composers, and performance media; that the series avoid music already available through other channels (duplicating only where new editions of available music seem essential); and that works in the series be representative, chosen to reflect particular excellence or to represent notable achievements in this country's highly varied music history. Volume editors introduce their editions with an essay designed to be an important original contribution to the scholarly literature. The first volumes in the series are characteristically broad in their musical and historical range.

MUSA is a uniquely collaborative venture. Established in 1988, it is published by A-R Editions, Inc., under the auspices of the AMS and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. MUSA is housed at the University of Michigan School of Music. Planned to encompass 40 volumes, MUSA is designed and overseen by the AMS's Committee on the Publication of American Music (COPAM). In addition the Society for American Music provides advice on the contents of MUSA through a representative to COPAM.

For more information on the MUSA project, see the MUSA home page at <>.

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MU3 Amy Beach Quartet for Strings (in One Movement), Opus 89
MU2 Irving Berlin Early Songs, 1907-1914
MU23 George F. Bristow Symphony no. 2 in D Minor (Jullien)
MU14 Dudley Buck American Victorian Choral Music
MU5 Will Marion Cook, et al. The Music and Scripts of In Dahomey
MU1 Ruth Crawford Music for Small Orchestra (1926); Suite No. 2 for Four Strings and Piano (1929)
MU7 Edward Harrigan and David Braham Collected Songs
MU8 Lou Harrison Selected Keyboard and Chamber Music, 1937-1994
MU15 Earl “Fatha” Hines Selected Piano Solos, 1928-1941
MU17 Charles Hommann Surviving Orchestral Music
MU22 The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook
MU12 Charles Ives 129 Songs
MU16 David Moritz Michael Complete Wind Chamber Music
MU13 Leo Ornstein Quintette for Piano and Strings, Op. 92
MU9 Harry Partch Barstow: Eight Hitchkiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California [1968 Version]
MU19 Florence Price Symphonies nos. 1 and 3
MU4 Daniel Read Collected Works
MU24 Sam Morgan's Jazz Band Complete Recorded Works in Transcription
MU20 Songs from "A New Circle of Voices": The Sixteenth Annual Pow-wow at UCLA
MU21 John Philip Sousa Six Marches
MU6 Timothy Swan Psalmody and Secular Songs
MU18 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein Four Saints in Three Acts
MU10 Thomas "Fats" Waller Performances in Transcription, 1927-1943
MU25 Mary Lou Williams Selected Works for Big Band
MU11 Writing American Indian Music: Historic Transcriptions, Notations, and Arrangements