Music in North America is a survey of the people, events, and institutions that helped shape music in the early centuries of North America. Collecting information from various historical data, author Daniel Mendoza de Arce presents straightforward descriptions of both religious and secular early music. Basic historical information about the Renaissance and Baroque periods in North America and the Caribbean are presented, chronologically through 1850, along musical, geographic, and cultural lines. A valuable study to researchers, students, and interested readers alike, this treatise helps readers achieve a sense of perspective, and a broader understanding of their place in world culture. The information presented in this book is a complement to the author's previous work, Music in Ibero-America to 1850: A Historical Survey.