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A History of Music in Western Culture3/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus squarely on the music. Organized around a carefully selected repertory of works, this text integrates the requisite names, dates, and concepts around specific compositions. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Even more importantly, they will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works and repertories. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in theAnthology of Scoresand the corresponding sets of compact discs.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Antiquity Music in the Biblical World Ancient|
|Greece Music in Ancient Greek Society|
|Greek Musical Theory Music in the Roman Empire|
|The Musical Legacies of Antiquity Music and the Cosmos Music and the Soul Music and the State|
|Theory versus Practice Vocal versus|
|The Medieval Era Prelude to Part I|
|Plainchant and Secular Monophony|
|The Emergence of Plainchant|
|The Elements of Plainchant Liturgical Function Relationship of Words and Music Mode Melodic Structure Rhythm|
|The Expansion of Plainchant Secular Monophony Songs in Latin France|
|The Iberian Peninsula Germany|
|Polyphony to 1300 Orgunum Innovations in Organum Notre Dame Organum Clausula Motet Conductus|
|Mensural Notation Franconian Notation|
|Music in the 14th Century France: The Ars Nova Le Roman de Fauvel Polyphonic Settings of the Mass Ordinary Secular Song|
|The Ars subtilior at the End of the 14th Century Italy: The Trecento England Instrumental Music|
|The Renaissance Prelude to Part II|
|The Protestant Reformation Renaissance|
|Painting and Sculpture Music in Renaissance Society|
|The Emergence of Renaissance Style|
|Consonance and Dissonance: Trusting the Ear|
|Sonority: The Contenance Angloise Fauxbourdon and Faburden New Sonority|
|Old Structure: Du Fayrsquo;s Nuper rosarum flores Josquinrsquo;s Ave Maria|
|Virgo Serena and The Style of the Renaissance Treatment of Text Texture|
|Cadential Structure Mode Melody Rhythm Harmony|
|The Genres of Renaissance Music, 1420-1520 Sacred Vocal Music|
|The Mass: Du Fay and Ockeghem The Mass: Josquin des Prez and His |