What is an anthology?
According to Grove Music Online, an anthology is a printed or manuscript collection of musical works selected from a particular repertory. Most anthologies contain works by more than one composer. Certain types of collection, which may be anthologies in the broadest sense – folksong collections, tune books, songsters, hymnals, psalters, pasticcios, ballad operas, organ and lute intabulations, and theory or performance manuals with music examples – are not considered in this article, which is confined to printed anthologies of music roughly contemporary with date of publication and containing works by different composers.
Charles, Sydney Robinson. "Anthology." Grove Music Online. Edited by Deane Root. Accessed October 1, 2016. http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/.
In your syllabus Dr. Harbert writes: Scholars chose the works anthologized in the NAWM based on certain implicit and explicit value criteria, and they do not represent an objective or unchangeable canon. As Marcia Citron writes, "Canons are flawed imperialistic, and power hungry: is it time to get rid of them?" Can you design an alternative anthology that would shed light on musics and people who are underrepresented in the NAWM?
Please note that these are not all of your assignment guidelines. Refer to your syllabus when working on your Alternative Anthology.