The Finale in Western Instrumental Music

Overview

Why are finales different from other movements? Why can we nearly always tell whether a movement comes first or last in a work with several movements? Is the special character of finales necessary as well as traditional? Michael Talbot explores these questions in depth. His wide-ranging analytical and historical survey covers instrumental (and some vocal) music from the Renaissance up to the present day.

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Overview

Why are finales different from other movements? Why can we nearly always tell whether a movement comes first or last in a work with several movements? Is the special character of finales necessary as well as traditional? Michael Talbot explores these questions in depth. His wide-ranging analytical and historical survey covers instrumental (and some vocal) music from the Renaissance up to the present day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198166955
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Music Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Musical Examples
1 First Thoughts 1
2 The Idea of a Movement 16
3 The Idea of a Finale 36
4 The Relaxant Finale 52
5 The Summative Finale 81
6 The Valedictory Finale 106
7 Hybrid Solutions 127
8 Patterns of Development 140
9 Codas and Finales 182
10 Final Thoughts 197
Bibliography 229
Index to Musical Works 235
General Index 243
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