Music of the Alamo: From 19th Century Ballads to Big-Screen Soundtracks (Includes a CD with period music!) The story of the famous siege and battle of the Alamo has been told in prose, poetry, art, film, and staged productions for over 170 years. Music of the Alamo traces the many and varied musical interpretations of the Alamo and its heroes, and illuminates various periods of American musical history. Musically, the Alamo has been cast in patriotic songs, comic ditties, romantic tunes, satirical works and classical compositions. Frequently, the music of the Alamo has said more about the contemporary times of the writers and musicians than Texas' thirteen days of glory in 1836. William R. Chemerka is the founder of The Alamo Society and has edited its quarterly, The Alamo Journal, since 1986. He is the editor of The Crockett Chronicle and the author of several books about the Alamo including the forthcoming Gregorio Esparza: Alamo Defender. Chemerka, called the "Google of Alamo buffs" by Texas Monthly, has been an on-camera consultant for a number of History Channel programs including several about the Alamo. Allen J. Wiener is the author of The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide and co-author with James R. Boylston of the forthcoming Poor Man's Friend: David Crockett in Congress. He has written for The Washington Post, People, American History, The Alamo Journal, Western Clippings, Goldmine and Discoveries. Wiener has written liner notes for several CDs and has served as a researcher and consultant for several books (booksense)
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