Date of Degree
Biography and Memoir
African American Studies | Africana Studies | American Popular Culture | American Studies | Arts and Humanities | Composition | Cultural History | Education | Ethnomusicology | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Liberal Studies | Music | Music Education | Musicology | Music Performance | Music Theory | Performance Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies | United States History | Women's History | Women's Studies
Billie Holiday, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Jazz, Blues
Billie Holiday was a singer, songwriter, vocalist, bandleader and composer in the fields of music, black culture and more specifically the genre of jazz. The primary focus of this study is Billie Holiday’s discography, music, and compositions as treated in relation to the black culture of production. This study will explore a secondary content analysis of Billie Holiday’s music, musicianship, musicality and compositional skills within the American jazz mainstream, broader jazz audience and world at large. This project will take an analytical look at the structure and form of the compositions of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday is credited with composing or co-composing approximately twenty-one songs. It is my plan to write about the musicology and history of Holiday’s body of compositions. Here is a look at the Billie Holiday songbook, presented as Homage To Eleanora: A Musical Journey Through The Billie Holiday Songbook
Dames, Keith A., "Homage to Eleanora: A Musical Journey through the Billie Holiday Songbook" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.
This work is embargoed and will be available for download on Sunday, June 09, 2024
Graduate Center users:
To read this work, log in to your GC ILL account and place a thesis request.
See the GC’s lending policies to learn more.
African American Studies Commons, Africana Studies Commons, American Popular Culture Commons, Composition Commons, Cultural History Commons, Ethnomusicology Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons, Liberal Studies Commons, Music Education Commons, Musicology Commons, Music Performance Commons, Music Theory Commons, Performance Studies Commons, United States History Commons, Women's History Commons, Women's Studies Commons