Summary: The Eleventh Edition reflects how today's students learn, listen to, and live with music. With an accessible, student-friendly treatment of the subject, it emphasizes context to show how music fits in the everyday lives of people throughout history, and connects culture, performance, and technology to the lives of students today. The new edition features a streamlined and memorable narrative, more cultural and historical context, and in-text features that encourage a
Summary: The Eleventh Edition reflects how today's students learn, listen to, and live with music. With an accessible, student-friendly treatment of the subject, it emphasizes context to show how music fits in the everyday lives of people throughout history, and connects culture, performance, and technology to the lives of students today. The new edition features a streamlined and memorable narrative, more cultural and historical context, and in-text features that encourage and develop critical thinking skills. ...show less
PART I Materials of Music Prelude 1: Listening to Music Today * Melody: Musical Line * Rhythm and Meter: Musical Time * Harmony: Musical Space * The Organization of Musical Sounds * Musical Texture * Music Form * Musical Expression: Tempo and Dynamics * Voices and Musical Instrument Families * Western Musical Instruments * Musical Ensembles * Style and Function of Music in Society
PART 2 Medieval and Renaissance Music Prelude 2: The Culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance * Sacred Music of the Middle Ages * Secular Music of the Middle Ages * Renaissance Sacred Music * Renaissance Secular Music
PART 3 The Baroque Era Prelude 3: The Baroque Spirit * Baroque Opera and Its Components * The Baroque Cantata and Oratorio * Baroque Instruments and the Suite * The Baroque Concerto * Other Baroque Instrumental Music
PART 4 Eighteenth-Century Classicism Prelude 4: Classicism in the Arts * The Development of Classical Forms * Classical Chamber Music * The Classical Symphony * The Classical Concerto * The Sonata in the Classical Era * Classical Choral Music and Opera
PART 5 The Nineteenth Century Prelude 5: The Spirit of Romaticism * Song in the Romantic Era * Romantic Piano Music * Music in Nineteenth-Century America * Romantic Program Music * Absolute Music in the Nineteenth Century * National Schools of Romantic Opera * Late Romantic and Post-Romantic Music
PART 6 Impressionism and the Early Twentieth Century Prelude 6: Modernism in the Arts * Impressionism and Post-Impressionism * Early Modern Musical Style * Music of the Early Modernists * European National Schools * American Modernism in Music * Nationalism in the Americas
PART 7 Music Beyond the Concert Hall Prelude 7: The Rise of American Popular Styles * Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz * Musical Theater * Music for Films * The Many Voices of Rock
PART 8 World War II and Beyond Prelude 8: New Directions in the Arts * The New Virtuosity of the Modern Age * Contemporary Composers Look to World Music * Technology and Music * Some Current Trends
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