A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History / Edition 2

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The text presents a concise list of composers and famous music literature from the various periods of music history. Additionally, the text contains explanations of musical forms, genres, and musical styles from all periods. The second edition text includes examples from jazz history and world music.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759389274
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/15/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,571,042
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Music in Conducting from Sam Houston State University. In 1996, she earned her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Texas at Austin where she taught in the undergraduate music department for four years as an Assistant Instructor and in the Continuing Education Program for ten years as a lecturer. In addition to her choral conducting, she also has a background in instrumental music and has taught studio flute for 15 years. She is a contributor to the newest edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie, and has written three articles (¿Alessandro Scarlatti,¿ ¿Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,¿ and ¿Johann Adolf Hasse¿) for the Reader¿s Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism, edited by Murray
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Table of Contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Music History in a Condensed Melodic Nutshell Chapter 1: An Overview of the Musical Elements by Historical Period: Melody, Rhythm, Harmony, Texture, Form, Dynamics, Timbre, Instruments Review of Musical Textures Stylistic Comments in Detail Antiquity: (~500 B.C. to 470s A.D) Middle Ages / Medieval Period: (~476 A.D. to 1420s) Ars Nova / Trecento: (1300-1350) Renaissance: (1430-1600) Early Baroque: (1600-1650)Middle Baroque: (1650-1700) Late Baroque: (1700-1730s/50) The Galant Style (1730s-1760s) The Classic Period: (1740s-1810s) Nineteenth Century / Romantic: (1810s-1900) Twentieth Century: (1900-2000) Impressionism Expressionism Other Styles Chapter 2: A Chronological Overview of Composers and Personalities Antiquity Middle Ages / Medieval Ars Nova/Trecento Renaissance Baroque The Early Baroque The Middle Baroque The Late Baroque The Classic Period Nineteenth Century (Romantic) Twentieth Century Impressionism: The First Modern Style, 1890s+ Les Six Composers who Innovated Atonality General List of Twentieth-Century Composers Chapter 3: Genres Antiquity The Middle Ages The Renaissance The Baroque Basso Continuo Explained The Classic Period The Nineteenth Century The Twentieth Century Chapter 4: Musical Forms Chapter 5: A Quick Survey of World Music Africa North America - Native American Music - Black American Music Asia - China - Japan - India - Indonesia - Iran Latin America - Brazil - Mexico Australia Chapter 6: A Quick Look at Jazz History Ragtime Blues Dixieland (New Orleans Jazz) Swing Bebop Rhythm & Blues Hard Bop Rock & Roll Chapter 7: Famous Pieces of Music Literature Listed by Composer Listed by Title Chapter 8: Our Terminology to Review Chapter 9: Bibliographic References Alphabetical List of Names with Dates Index of Terms Abbreviations
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