Music in Western Civilization

A comprehensive history of occidental music focuses on the function of music as an expression of the spirit and artistic life of each age

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  • Author : Paul Henry Lang
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 1107 pages
  • ISBN : 9780393040746
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An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 1

An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music, Part 1
  • Author : Mara Parker
  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release : 01 January 2019
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An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music is the essential reference for music history and music theory instructors for finding specific listings and details for all the pieces included in more than 140 anthologies published between 1931 and 2016. Containing over 5,000 individual listings, this concise book is an indispensable tool for teaching music history and theory. Since many anthologies exist in multiple editions, this Index provides instructors, students, and researches with the means to locate specific compositions in

A History of Emotion in Western Music

A History of Emotion in Western Music
  • Author : Michael Spitzer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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When asked to describe what music means to them, most people talk about its power to express or elicit emotions. As a melody can produce a tear, tingle the spine, or energize athletes, music has a deep impact on how we experience and encounter the world. Because of the elusiveness of these musical emotions, however, little has been written about how music creates emotions and how musical emotion has changed its meaning for listeners across the last millennium. In this

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Understanding Basic Music Theory
  • Author : Catherine Schmidt-Jones
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 28 January 2018
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The main purpose of the book is to explore basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory. The main premise of this course is that a better understanding of where the basics come from will lead to better and faster comprehension of more complex ideas.It also

Representations of the Orient in Western Music

Representations of the Orient in Western Music
  • Author : Nasser Al-Taee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 July 2017
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This book focuses on the cultural, political and religious representations of the Orient in Western music. Dr Nasser Al-Taee traces several threads in a vast repertoire of musical representations, concentrating primarily on the images of violence and sensuality. Al-Taee argues that these prevailing traits are not only the residual manifestation of the Ottoman threat to Western Europe, but also the continuation of a long and complex history of fear and fascination towards the Orient and its Islamic religion. In addition

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition
  • Author : Allen Scott
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 01 June 2015
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Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of

History of Music in Western Culture

History of Music in Western Culture
  • Author : Mark Evan Bonds PhD
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 23 January 2013
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Learn the History of Music, through Music. A History of Music in Western Culture, 4/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on specific works of music. The text is structured around a carefully selected repertory of music that reflects the development of the art form throughout time. Mark Evan Bonds helps readers gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the

Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform

Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform
  • Author : Anthony Ruff
  • Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
  • Release : 09 August 2022
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Anthony Ruff, osb has written a brilliant, comprehensive, well-researched book about the treasures of the Church's musical tradition, and about the transformations brought about by liturgical reform. The liturgy constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium stated many revolutionary principles of liturgical reform. Regarding liturgical music, the Council's decrees mandated, on the one hand, the preservation of the inherited treasury of sacred music, and on the other hand, advocated adaptation and expansion of this treasury to meet the changed requirements of the reformed liturgy.

Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England
  • Author : Leslie Ritchie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 July 2017
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Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music as a form of social control in works by Maria Barth?mon, Harriett Abrams, Mary Worgan, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Cowley, and Amelia Opie, among others. Relating women's musical compositions and writings about music to theories of music's function in the

The Study of Ethnomusicology

The Study of Ethnomusicology
  • Author : Bruno Nettl
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 15 May 2015
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Known affectionately as "The Red Book," Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to engage and entertain even casual readers while providing essential grounding in the field. In this third edition, Nettl revises the text throughout, adding new chapters and discussions that take into account recent developments across the field and reflecting on how

Rethinking Music

Rethinking Music
  • Author : Nicholas Cook,Mark Everist
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 09 August 1999
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Rethinking Music offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of current thinking about music. In this book, 24 distinguished musicologists, music theorists, and ethnomusicologists review different dimensions of musical study, revealing a range of concerns that are shared across the discipline: the nature of musicological practice, its social and ethical dimensions, issues of canon and value, and the relationship between academic study and musical experience.

Locating East Asia in Western Art Music

Locating East Asia in Western Art Music
  • Author : Yayoi Uno Everett,Frederick Lau,Associate Professor of Music Frederick Lau
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 12 February 2004
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Bringing together work by music theorists, musicologists and ethnomusicologists, this book explores how musical notions of East and West are constructed and utilized by composers. It re-evaluates the many ways East Asian composers have contributed to developments in 20th-century music.

Ancient Chant Hymns for Guitar

Ancient Chant Hymns for Guitar
  • Author : Gerard Garno
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release : 27 March 2018
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This is the first book to publish an extensive collection of pre-Renaissance music transcribed for guitar! Gregorian Chant melodies -- enormously popular in recent years -- form the basis for this volume. Inside, Garno argues that this music of the first 1500 years of Western history should no longer be ignored by guitarists. In support, he presents copious notes along with a myriad of single and multi-movement works, and concludes that such music is appropriately played on the guitar. A pioneering