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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory Author Thomas Christensen
ISBN-10 9781316025482
Release 2006-04-20
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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Recognizing the variety and complexity of music theory as an historical subject, the volume has been organized within a flexible framework. Some chapters are defined chronologically within a restricted historical domain, whilst others are defined conceptually and span longer historical periods. Together the thirty-one chapters present a synthetic overview of the fascinating and complex subject that is historical music theory. Richly enhanced with illustrations, graphics, examples and cross-citations as well as being thoroughly indexed and supplemented by comprehensive bibliographies of the most important primary and secondary literature, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.



The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory Author Thomas Christensen
ISBN-10 0521686989
Release 2006-04-20
Pages 998
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The first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language.



The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory Author Thomas Christensen
ISBN-10 0521623715
Release 2002-04-25
Pages 1022
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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Richly enhanced with illustrations, graphics, examples and cross-citations, as well as being thoroughly indexed and supplemented by comprehensive bibliographies, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.



The Cambridge History of World Music

The Cambridge History of World Music Author Philip V. Bohlman
ISBN-10 9781316025666
Release 2013-12-12
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Scholars have long known that world music was not merely the globalized product of modern media, but rather that it connected religions, cultures, languages and nations throughout world history. The chapters in this History take readers to foundational historical moments – in Europe, Oceania, China, India, the Muslim world, North and South America – in search of the connections provided by a truly world music. Historically, world music emerged from ritual and religion, labor and life-cycles, which occupy chapters on Native American musicians, religious practices in India and Indonesia, and nationalism in Argentina and Portugal. The contributors critically examine music in cultural encounter and conflict, and as the critical core of scientific theories from the Arabic Middle Ages through the Enlightenment to postmodernism. Overall, the book contains the histories of the music of diverse cultures, which increasingly become the folk, popular and classical music of our own era.



The Cambridge History of Medieval Music

The Cambridge History of Medieval Music Author Mark Everist
ISBN-10 1107179807
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 626
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Spanning a millennium of musical history, this monumental volume brings together nearly forty leading authorities to survey the music of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. All of the major aspects of medieval music are considered, making use of the latest research and thinking to discuss everything from the earliest genres of chant, through the music of the liturgy, to the riches of the vernacular song of the trouvères and troubadours. Alongside this account of the core repertory of monophony, The Cambridge History of Medieval Music tells the story of the birth of polyphonic music, and studies the genres of organum, conductus, motet and polyphonic song. Key composers of the period are introduced, such as Leoninus, Perotinus, Adam de la Halle, Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut, and other chapters examine topics ranging from musical theory and performance to institutions, culture and collection.



The Cambridge History of Seventeenth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth Century Music Author Tim Carter
ISBN-10 0521792738
Release 2005-12-22
Pages 591
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.



The Cambridge History of Musical Performance

The Cambridge History of Musical Performance Author Colin Lawson
ISBN-10 9781316184424
Release 2012-02-16
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The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorisation, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, this History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.



The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music Author Jim Samson
ISBN-10 0521590175
Release 2001-12-03
Pages 772
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First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.



The Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Political Thought Author Mark Goldie
ISBN-10 0521374227
Release 2006-08-31
Pages 919
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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought during the European enlightenment.



Musical Form and Transformation

Musical Form and Transformation Author David Lewin
ISBN-10 9780199890200
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 192
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Distinguished music theorist and composer David Lewin (1933-2003) applies the conceptual framework he developed in his earlier, innovative Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations to the varied repertoire of the twentieth century in this stimulating and illustrative book. Analyzing the diverse compositions of four canonical composers--Simbolo from Dallapiccola's Quaderno musicale di Annalibera ; Stockhausen's Klavierstuck III ; Webern's Op. 10, No. 4; and Debussy's Feux d'articifice --Lewin brings forth structures which he calls "transformational networks" to reveal interesting and suggestive aspects of the music. In this complementary work, Lewin stimulates thought about the general methodology of musical analysis and issues of large-scale form as they relate to transformational analytic structuring. Musical Form and Transformation , first published in 1993 by Yale University Press, was the recipient of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.



The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music Author André de Quadros
ISBN-10 9780521111737
Release 2012-08-16
Pages 339
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Bringing together perspectives on history, global activity and professional development, this Companion provides a unique overview of choral music.



The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C 350 c 1450

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C 350 c 1450 Author J. H. Burns
ISBN-10 0521423880
Release 1988
Pages 808
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This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.



The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West

The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West Author David J. Collins, S. J.
ISBN-10 9781316239490
Release 2015-03-02
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This book presents twenty chapters by experts in their fields, providing a thorough and interdisciplinary overview of the theory and practice of magic in the West. Its chronological scope extends from the Ancient Near East to twenty-first-century North America; its objects of analysis range from Persian curse tablets to US neo-paganism. For comparative purposes, the volume includes chapters on developments in the Jewish and Muslim worlds, evaluated not simply for what they contributed at various points to European notions of magic, but also as models of alternative development in ancient Mediterranean legacy. Similarly, the volume highlights the transformative and challenging encounters of Europeans with non-Europeans, regarding the practice of magic in both early modern colonization and more recent decolonization.



The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music Author Nicholas Cook
ISBN-10 0521662567
Release 2004-08-05
Pages 818
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"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.



The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought Author Terence Ball
ISBN-10 0521563542
Release 2003-08-14
Pages 754
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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought to the end of the twentieth century, first published in 2003.



The Critical Nexus

The Critical Nexus Author Charles M. Atkinson
ISBN-10 0199722382
Release 2008-12-19
Pages 320
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The Critical Nexus confronts an important and vexing enigma of early writings on music: why chant, which was understood to be divinely inspired, needed to be altered in order to work within the then-operative modal system. To unravel this mystery, Charles Atkinson creates a broad framework that moves from Greek harmonic theory to the various stages in the transmission of Roman chant, citing numerous music treatises from the sixth to the twelfth century. Out of this examination emerges the central point behind the problem: the tone-system advocated by writers coming from the Greek harmonic tradition was not suited to the notation of chant and that this basic incompatibility led to the creation of new theoretical constructs. By tracing the path of subsequent adaptation at the nexus of tone-system, mode, and notation, Atkinson promises new and far-reaching insights into what mode meant to the medieval musician and how the system responded to its inherent limitations. Through a detailed examination of the major musical treatises from the sixth through the twelfth centuries, this text establishes a central dichotomy between classical harmonic theory and the practices of the Christian church. Atkinson builds the foundation for a broad and original reinterpretation of the modal system and how it relates to melody, grammar, and notation. This book will be of interest to all musicologists, music theorists working on mode, early music specialists, chant scholars, and medievalists interested in music.



The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music

The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music Author Hormoz Farhat
ISBN-10 0521542065
Release 2004-07-08
Pages 201
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In this book Hormoz Farhat has unravelled the art of the dastgah by analysing their intervallic structure, melodic patterns, modulations, and improvisations, and by examining the composed pieces which have become a part of the classical repertoire in recent times.