A History of Music in Western Culture

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-28
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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
Instrumental Music
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
Petronian 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
Renaissance Humanism
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

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