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Based on five fundamentals introduced in the beginning of the book, Bonds analyzes the great works of the Western repertoire, along with related works in popular, jazz, and world music. Hoping to motivate and inspire students in a lifelong interest in all musical forms, Bonds proceeds chronologically through time, and offers a true listening approach. Within each section, each chapter focuses on a single work, bringing in related information about the composer and his/her times, as needed. The chapters focus on a series of Listening Guides that offer richer analysis and more detailed guidance than any other text, and sidebars on technology and music, the music business, and contemporary culture also enhance the book.
Table of Contents
|The Elements of Music: A Brief Introduction|
|Sci-Tech:The acoustics of melody|
|Harmony Cultural Contexts:Illegal Harmony?|
|Timbre Sci-Tech:The acoustics of timbre|
|The Middle Ages|
|Part-opener: The Middle Ages|
|The Middle Ages: An Overview|
|Hildegard von Bingen:Play of Virtues(excerpt) (3:30) Texture|
|Primarily conjunct, occasionally disjunct|
|Primarily syllabic, occasionally melismatic|
|Primarily free, but at one point in duple meter|
|Listening Guide Bio: Visions Through Music|
|The Composer Speaks: Hildegard Defends the Practice of Music Cultural|
|Contexts:The Morality Play Expand Your Playlist:Chant(Christian plainchant, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish chant)|
|San Ildefonso Indians of New Mexico:Eagle Dance(3:00) (Global Connection: Chant) Texture|
|All voices sing one melodic line together|
|Voices as instruments|
|A terraced melody|
|Listening Guide Cultural Contexts:The Powwow Expand Your Playlist:Native American Music|
|Francesco Landini: "Behold, Spring" (1:13) Texture: Polyphonic|
|Largely stepwise; each unit ends with a cadence|
|Shaped by form of text, with repeated text set to same music (ABBA)|
|Largely syllabic, occasionally melismatic|
|Listening Guide Bio: The Composer as Poet The Money Trail:Producing a Manuscript Expand Your Playlist:Medieval polyphony (Perotin, Machaut, da Firenze)|
|Alfonso el Sabio:Songs to the Virgin Maryno|
|249, "He Who Gladly Serves" (1:48) Timbre: Contrast between the percussion instruments (two drums) and the wind instruments (two shawms)|
|Form: Repetition and variation of short melodic units throughout (A, B, and C)|
|Texture: Three distinct textures on the sha|
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