♠Book Title : Anthology of Scores Volume I for History of Music in Western Culture
✍Author : Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Pearson College Division
♣Release Date : 2013-06-30
✿Pages : 336
♠ISBN : 0205927971
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Anthology of Scores Volume I for History of Music in Western Culture Book Synopsis : Anthology of Scores -- The text, A History of Music in Western Culture, 4th edition by Mark Evan Bonds, builds its narrative around the two-volume Anthology of Scores and a corresponding set of compact discs. Icons in the margin of the text cross-reference the scores and recordings of discussions in the Anthology. The works in the Anthology of Scores to A History of Music in Western Culture have been carefully selected to represent the developments in music history discussed in the text. Volume I covers antiquity through the Baroque era; Volume II covers music of the Classical era to the present. Key features of the Score Anthology include Integrated commentary - Excerpts from the text are integrated into the score anthology at the end of each selection, providing students with basic information and a brief discussion of every work. Cross-referencing to text and recordings - Each selection in the anthology opens with a clear cross-reference to the recorded version of the work (disc and track number) and to the discussion of the work within the text (page number). The score and recordings in the anthology correspond exactly within their chronological span (Volume One of each through the Baroque era; Volume Two of each since the Classical era).

📒History Of Music In Western Culture ✍ Mark Evan Bonds PhD

♠Book Title : History of Music in Western Culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds PhD
♛Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
♣Release Date : 2013-01-23
✿Pages : 696
♠ISBN : 9780205954858
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝History of Music in Western Culture Book Synopsis : 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 ways in which these have changed over time. A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. 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. Students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, students will be able to: Grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. Gain a better understanding of the nature of music NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205940730 / 9780205940738 History of Music in Western Culture Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205867227 / 9780205867226 History of Music in Western Culture

♠Book Title : A Anthology of Scores for a History of Music in Western Culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Prentice Hall
♣Release Date : 2009-01-07
✿Pages : 311
♠ISBN : 0205656978
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝A Anthology of Scores for a History of Music in Western Culture Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Prentice Hall
♣Release Date : 2003
✿Pages : 592
♠ISBN : STANFORD:36105112055939
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : A history of music in Western culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2006
✿Pages : 701
♠ISBN : 0131931040
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝A history of music in Western culture Book Synopsis : A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. A two-volume anthology and an eight CD set of carefully chosen musical scores are included with this book. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages.

♠Book Title : Anthology of Music in Western Culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Prentice Hall
♣Release Date : 2003-06-18
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : STANFORD:36105112055921
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Anthology of Music in Western Culture Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : History of Music in Western Culture V
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Prentice Hall
♣Release Date : 2006
✿Pages : 14
♠ISBN : 0131931113
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝History of Music in Western Culture V Book Synopsis : Six compact discs complement the text and Anthology of Scores. Produced by Naxos of America in close coordination with Prentice Hall, these recordings draw on the resources of many different recording labels and feature some of the most distinguished artists and ensembles of our time, such as the Gothic Voices, Anonymous 4, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Orlando Consort, Les Arts Florissants, the Concerto Italiano, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Quatuor Mosaiques. Representative soloists include Paul O'Dette, Louis Bagger, Emily van Evera, Malcolm Bilsson, and Jessye Norman. The discs are arranged chronologically and mirror the content and structure of the anthology.

♠Book Title : A history of music in Western culture
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2003
✿Pages : 645
♠ISBN : 0130143200
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝A history of music in Western culture Book Synopsis : A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. A two-volume anthology and an eight CD set of carefully chosen musical scores are included with this book. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages.

♠Book Title : History of Music in Western Culture Books a la Carte Edition
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Pearson College Division
♣Release Date : 2013-01-07
✿Pages : 688
♠ISBN : 0205932487
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝History of Music in Western Culture Books a la Carte Edition Book Synopsis : 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 ways in which these have changed over time. A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. 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. Students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, students will be able to: Grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. Gain a better understanding of the nature of music This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.

♠Book Title : Mysearchlab with Pearson Etext Standalone Access Card For History of Music in Western Culture
✍Author : Cary C Boshamer Distinguished Professor Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Pearson
♣Release Date : 2013-01-10
✿Pages : 696
♠ISBN : 0205952143
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Mysearchlab with Pearson Etext Standalone Access Card For History of Music in Western Culture Book Synopsis : ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- This access code card gives you access to all of MySearchLab's tools and resources, including a complete eText of your book. You can also buy immediate access to MySearchLab with Pearson eText online with a credit card atwww.mysearchlab.com. 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 ways in which these have changed over time.A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. 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. Students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, students will be able to: Grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. Gain a better understanding of the nature of music

♠Book Title : Representations of the Orient in Western Music
✍Author : Nasser Al-Taee
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2017-07-05
✿Pages : 336
♠ISBN : 9781351551403
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Representations of the Orient in Western Music Book Synopsis : 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 to analyses of musical works, Al-Taee draws on travel accounts, paintings, biographies, and political events to engage with important issues such as gender, race, and religious differences that may have contributed to the variously complex images of the Orient in Western music. The study extends the range of Orientalism to cover eighteenth-century Austria, nineteenth-century Russia, and twentieth-century America. The book challenges those scholars who do not see Orientalism as problematic and tend to ignore the role of musical representations in shaping the image of the Other within a wider interdisciplinary study of knowledge and power.

📒 ✍ Дэйв Эггерс

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Дэйв Эггерс
♛Publisher : Phantom Press
♣Release Date : 2013
✿Pages : 448
♠ISBN : 9785864716922
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Новый роман лидера новой волны американской литературы. Критики окрестили его хипстерским "1984". Начинающаяся как милая, полная всеобщей любви и дружбы, история о рае медиа-сетей, постепенно перерастает в тревожную, апокалиптическую антиутопию, пугающую и завораживающую своей неизбежностью. В этом мире все друг другу готовы помочь: стоит тебе чего-то пожелать, как тут же возникнет стартап, который осуществит твое желание. Мир прекрасен всюду, где его коснулась "Сфера" – могущественная компания, в которой собрались самые продвинутые, самые умные, самые доброжелательные люди со всего мира. "Сфера" творит новый мир – мир, где нет преступлений и преступности, где все друг о друге знают все, где твоя жизнь – открытая книга. Мир без секретов, без зависти и зла. Залогинься, ставь лайки, дружи – и будет тебе счастье навсегда... Мэй Холланд крупно повезло. Ее взяли на работу в идеальную компанию — самую передовую, самую гуманную, самую разумную на свете, средоточие всего мирового прогресса. «Сфера» — союз блистательных умов поколения. Здесь все прислушиваются ко всем и все вдохновенно совершенствуют мир. Здесь Мэй окружают единомышленники, все ее любят, ее труд ценят, начальство тревожится о ее личном благополучии и здоровье ее родных, а за просчеты критикуют мягко, потому что в Мэй верят. «Сфера» — технологический исполин, неуклонно шагающий по пути абсолютного добра. «Сфера» могущественнее «Гугла» и «Фейсбука», в «Сфере» разработаны самые популярные социальные медиа, самая эффективная система интернет-поиска, тысячи приложений, несказанно упрощающих людям жизнь. Что ни день, «Сфера» совершает ослепительные научные и технические прорывы; активно занимается благотворительностью; поощряет сотрудников мечтать и воплощать мечты в жизнь; добивается справедливости и комфорта для всего человечества. Посредством интернета (каким мы знаем его сегодня) «Сфера» (с которой мы пока не сталкивались, но имеем немало шансов столкнуться) строит общество, где власти стопроцентно подотчетны гражданам, а граждане сообща улучшают абсолютно прозрачный мир, где не осталось больше грязных тайн. И вообще никаких тайн не осталось. Ну в самом деле: если ты не делаешь ничего дурного, зачем тебе что-то скрывать? То, что начиналось как утопия наивных идеалистов — цифровое общество, «глобальная деревня», полная свобода информации, всеобщая открытость, готовность делиться, поддерживать, принимать, — стремительно превращается в эпоху кромешного света, где не бывает ночи и никто ни от кого не может спрятаться. В океане обесцененной информации люди тонут. Подлинное приятие, реальная поддержка, настоящее сострадание заменяются виртуальными суррогатами — нажать «мне нравится» под фоткой, поставить смайлик под чужим постом, написать ни к чему не обязывающий комментарий. И каждый постоянно на виду. Кого угодно можно отыскать. Все барахтаются в потоках чужих мнений, страхов, бед, предпочтений, догадок и слухов, потому что лучше захлебываться в социуме, чем оказаться изгоем и дышать разреженным воздухом одиночества. В обстановке всеобщей прозрачности все приглядывают за всеми — вроде бы любуются, но на самом деле следят. Оруэлловский Старший Брат тепло, искренне улыбается, и каждый узнал бы в нем себя, если бы вгляделся, но никто не вглядывается и не вдумывается. Миллионы людей по доброй воле отказываются от свободы, от тайны: боятся, что, исчезнув с глаз толпы, они исчезнут вовсе. И если ты просто хочешь побыть один — берегись. Человечество желает заключить тебя в объятия и не остановится ни перед чем. Будь «Сфера» просто антиутопией, или просто черной комедией, или просто корпоративным триллером, можно было бы не бояться. Однако Дэйв Эггерс написал остроумную, блистательную, отчаянно актуальную и страшную сатиру на наш сегодняшний день. «Корпорация добра», социальные медиа, девальвация общения, повальная и неукротимая жажда признания, готовность жертвовать приватностью ради иллюзии массовой любви и прислушиваться к коллективному разуму, чтобы не остаться наедине с собственным, — все это наша сетевая повседневность, и до реальности «Сферы» нам осталось каких-то полшага. Человечество уже вполне готово к «Сфере» и по большей части опасности не чует. Информация, как известно, хочет быть свободной; мало кто догадывается, что, освободившись, она способна пожрать своих прекраснодушных освободителей.

📒 ✍ Еврипид

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Еврипид
♛Publisher : "Издательство ""Проспект"""
♣Release Date : 2013-08-23
✿Pages : 58
♠ISBN : 9785392126910
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Еврипид — один из самых знаменитых древнегреческих драматургов, последний великий афинский трагик, подаривший миру образ нового героя, благородного и человечного. До сих пор зрители в любой стране мира искренне сопереживают страданиям Медеи и Гекубы, несчастью Геракла, восторгаются самопожертвованием Алькесты и Ифигении, благородством Ипполита и Тесея.

♠Book Title : Antiquity through the Baroque era
✍Author : Mark Evan Bonds
♛Publisher : Prentice Hall
♣Release Date : 2006
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : UCSD:31822034081547
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Antiquity through the Baroque era Book Synopsis : An anthology of scores that covers Antiquity to the Baroque Era. The works have been carefully selected to represent the developments in music history discussed in the text. Every selection in the anthology is discussed in the text.

♠Book Title : Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition
✍Author : Allen Scott
♛Publisher : Indiana University Press
♣Release Date : 2015-06-01
✿Pages : 518
♠ISBN : 9780253014566
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition Book Synopsis : 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 Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

♠Book Title : Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition
✍Author : Douglass Seaton
♛Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
♣Release Date : 2010
✿Pages : 486
♠ISBN : UOM:39015084187247
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition Book Synopsis : A brief, accessible, and lively narrative of music history. Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition is designed for the history of Western music survey required of all music majors. In an accessible and brief overview of the trajectory of Western music, it explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present, both in expressive content and in practice. As Douglass Seaton traces the significant intellectual currents and developments in musical style, he prompts readers to think critically and creatively about the music. Ideas and Styles views music history through the lens of intellectual history, locating musicians and their work in their contemporary environments, capturing everything from their political landscapes to larger movements in art and literature. Throughout, he uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to establish context as he tells the story of music from then to now. Ultimately, this edition immerses the reader in history and music, letting the interplay of contemporary epistemologies and lived experience with music generate a compelling story. A robust companion website offers Questions for Study and Reflection for each chapter, as well as two appendices to the text - "Research and Writing in Music History " and "Pronouncing Church Latin" - and student and instructor resources.

📒 ✍ Стивен Эриксон

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Стивен Эриксон
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785040301003
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Малазанская империя переживает свой расцвет. Ее войска захватывают очередной континент – Генабакис, однако здесь им противостоят не только местные жители, но и высшие, сверхъестественные силы.Интриги в армии, из-за которых под угрозой гибели оказывается знаменитая команда «Мостожогов» из Девятого взвода. Появление у осажденного города Даруджистан летающей крепости, населенной древним племенем тисте анди. Изменения в магическом раскладе Колоды Драконов, а также – среди великих Взошедших, что равны самим Богам. И все это – только начало изменений, которые потрясут этот и иные миры.Роман «Сады Луны» впервые выходит в новом, полном и комментированном переводе. При работе над текстом переводчик и редактор консультировались непосредственно с самим автором; благодаря этому учтены отсылки к следующим томам цикла.

📒 ✍ Пол Боулз

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Пол Боулз
♛Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
♣Release Date : 2015-08-17
✿Pages : 384
♠ISBN : 9785389103726
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : «Под покровом небес» — дебютная книга классика современной литературы Пола Боулза и одно из этапных произведений культуры XX века; многим этот прославленный роман известен по экранизации Бернардо Бертолуччи с Джоном Малковичем и Деброй Уингер в главных ролях. Итак, трое американцев — семейная пара с десятилетним стажем и их новый приятель — приезжают в Африку. Вдали от цивилизации они надеются обрести утраченный смысл существования и новую гармонию. Но они не в состоянии избавиться от самих себя, от собственной тени, которая не исчезает и под раскаленным солнцем пустыни, поэтому продолжают носить в себе скрытые и явные комплексы, мании и причуды. Ведь покой и прозрение мимолетны, а судьба мстит жестоко и неотвратимо… Роман публикуется в новом переводе.

♠Book Title : Anthology for Music in Western Civilization Volume I Media Update
✍Author : Timothy Roden
♛Publisher : Cengage Learning
♣Release Date : 2009-03-17
✿Pages : 768
♠ISBN : 9780495572749
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Anthology for Music in Western Civilization Volume I Media Update Book Synopsis : The ANTHOLOGY FOR MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Media Update, Volume I, together with its companion Volume II, contains a total of 224 scores representing all the major European styles, genres, and composers. The anthologies include an introduction to, a score for, and (where applicable) lyrics and translation for each piece discussed in Wright and Simms’s MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION and included in the supplementary CD set. Volume I of the anthology is correlated to Chapters 1 through 40 in the text, while Volume II is correlated to Chapters 41 through 83 in the text. The anthologies are available in a two-volume set to provide instructors with maximum flexibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

📒 ✍ Филлис Дороти Джеймс

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Филлис Дороти Джеймс
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785457962705
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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♠Book Title : Music In Western Civilization
✍Author : Craig Wright
♛Publisher : Schirmer Books
♣Release Date : 2005-07-01
✿Pages : 816
♠ISBN : UOM:39015064211686
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Music In Western Civilization Book Synopsis : MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION by Wright and Simms places music in the context of the politics and personalities, and the arts and humanities of each period of Western intellectual history. The importance of cultural context is evidenced by chapters entitled "Richard Strauss in Berlin," "Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig," and "Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame." The writing is crystal clear, and student comprehension is increased by means of boldface Key Terms and by concise chapter summaries. The eighty-three brief chapters allow instructors to pick and choose which material they wish to emphasize, and it is available in three formats: comprehensive edition, 2 volumes, and 3 volumes. Moreover, the text is as comprehensive as it is clear. All major composers, styles, and genres are covered. 224 pieces are discussed, with additional commentary and complete musical scores in an accompanying anthology prepared by Professor Timothy Roden. The anthology is available in a two-as well as a three volume set to meet the needs of various course structures. Recordings of all 224 pieces are available on the 13 CDs, and student exercises and analysis questions are found in a companion Student Workbook. In sum, the text of Wright and Simms will revolutionize the teaching of music history because it situates music in its cultural context, yet does so in a way that is clear and easy to understand.