2015, Calixa Lavallee

Texts, Calixa Lavaliere

 

Thompson, Brian ChristopherAnthems and Minstrel Shows: The Life and Times of Calixa Lavallée, 1842–1891, Montreal:  McGill-Queens University Press, 2015.

Lavallee, the subject of this detailed biographical account, composed the Canadian national anthem, Oh Canada. For many years he toured with the New Orleans Minstrels as well as the San Francisco Minstrels. 

Critical Reception:

Bourassa, D. "Anthems and Minstrel Shows: The Life and Times of Calixa Lavallée, 1842–1891 by Brian Christopher Thompson (review)." Notes, vol. 74 no. 1, 2017, pp. 106-108.