.,."A useful work by a recognized authority for identifying and describing approximately 1,300 fuging-tunes published in American tunebooks for the period studies. The tunes are listed alphabetically under composers' names. Each entry includes a numerical incipit of the first 13 pitches of the main melody and information on the tune structure and length, fuges, rhythm, poetic meter and first line of text, and earliest sources. Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate collections."-Choice
The fuging-tune had its origins in England. The American composer adopted and developed it, added his own expressive touches, and made it a primary vehicle for his musical creativity.