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Overview

Music: The Art of Listening weaves the story of great music into the fabric of cultural and social history to provide the reader with a context for developing appreciation. In a clear and accessible format, Jean Ferris and new coauthor Larry Worster introduce music from across several centuries, helping the listener develop techniques to fully appreciate music along the way. Using listening guides, insights into the composers, and illustrations from other arts, Music: The Art of Listening provides every student with a way to engage with great music and to carry that engagement into their wider listening world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073401423
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 226,182
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

After receiving her MA in Music History and Literature at Arizona State University, Jean Ferris taught Music History and Appreciation at ASU. In addition to her work at the University, she has been involved with the music community by serving as a church choir director, singing with the Phoenix Symphony Chorale, playing the organ, and touring to Japan with her high school handbell choir—apparently the first handbell choir to perform in that country.

Ferris is the author of two books: Music: The Art of Listening and America's Musical Landscape.

Larry Worster (B.S., St. Lawrence University; B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.M. University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder) is a Professor of Music at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He taught previously at the University of Colorado, Regis College, and Denver University. He performed for ten years (1984-94) in the Irish folk ensemble Colcannon. Dr. Worster has been active in the leadership of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the College Music Society, the Society for American Music, and the Board of Directors of the Boulder Bach Festival. He is the author of Cecil Effinger: A Colorado Composer published in 1997 by Scarecrow Press. He has published articles in the American Music Research Center Journal and the Sonneck Society Bulletin and presented papers at conferences of the American Musicological Society, Sonneck Society, and the College Music Society. His ChartCreator software is published as shareware at www.chartcreator.com. Six customized sets of ChartPlayer software for the support of general studies music textbooks have been published by McGraw-Hill.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Listening Examples

Optional Listening Guides

Preface

Overture
PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS

Part One Opener
Chapter 1. Sound

Pitch

Naming Pitches

Notating Pitches

Intervals

Dynamics

Listening Example 1. Richard Strauss: Introduction to Also sprach Zarathustra

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Encore
Chapter 2. Rhythm

Tempo

Meter

Listening Example 2. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Russian Dance (Trepak) from The Nutcracker

Conducting Patterns

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Encore

Connection: Rhythm in the Music of Africa and India
Chapter 3. Melody

Melodic Types

Scales

Major and Minor Scales

Tonic Note

Chromatic Scale

Whole-Tone Scale

Pentatonic Scale

Listening Example 3. Anonymous: "Amazing Grace"

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Encore

Connection: Melody in China and in India
Chapter 4. Harmony

Chords

Tonality

Consonance and Dissonance

Listening Example 4. Charles Ives: "London Bridge Is Fallen Down" from Old Home Days Suite

Texture

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Encore
Chapter 5. Timbre

Vocal Timbres

Instruments of the Orchestra

String Instruments

Woodwinds

Brass Instruments

Percussion Instruments

Listening Example 5. Benjamin Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Keyboard Instruments

Harpsichord

Piano

Pipe Organ

Electronic Instruments

Electronic Synthesizer

MIDI

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Encore

Connection: Music Timbres around the World
Chapter 6. Attending Performances

Performance Procedures

Orchestral Performances

Orchestral Forms

The Printed Program

Band Performances

Other Performances

Chamber Music

Choral Music

Dance

Musical Theater

Jazz

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review
PART TWO: ANCIENT GREECE, THE MIDDLE AGES, THE RENAISSANCE

Part Two Opener
Chapter 7. The Music of Ancient Greece

Historical perspective

Music in Greek Life

The Greeks' Lasting Influence

Music and Words

Stories and Myths

The Philosophy of Music

Scientific Theories of Music

Classicism versus Romanticism in Art

An Interrupted Legacy

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Connection: Extramusical Perceptions in Several Cultures
Chapter 8. Medieval Music

Historical Perspective

Artistic Style

Early Christian Music

Modes

Further Characteristics of Medieval Music

Gregorian Chant

Listening Example 6. Alleluia: "Pascha nostrum" from the Dominica Resurrectionis for Easter Sunday.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Listening Example 7. Hildegard of Bingen: "Nunc aperuit nobis"

Rise of Polyphony

The Fourteenth Century

Artistic Style

Music

Secular Music

Listening Example 8. Anon: "Sumer is icumen in"

Sacred Music

Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377)

Listening Example 9. Guillaume de Machaut: Gloria from the Messa de Nostre Dame

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore

Connection: Islamic Chant
Chapter 9. The Renaissance: General Characteristics

Historical Perspective

The Reformation

The Counter-Reformation

Artistic Style

Painting

Architecture

Sculpture

Music

Timbre

Texture

Renaissance Modes

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures
Chapter 10. Sacred Music of the Renaissance

Renaissance Motet

Josquin Desprez (c. 1445-1521)

Renaissance Mass

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1524-1594)

Listening Example 10. Palestrina: Agnus Dei I from the Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass for Pope Marcellus)

Protestant Worship Music

Chorale

Listening Example 11. Martin Luther: "Ein' feste Burg" ("A Mighty Fortress")

Psalm Tunes

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 11. Secular Music in the Renaissance

Madrigal

Listening Example 13. Thomas Weelkes: "As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending"

Instrumental Music

String Instruments

Keyboard Instruments

Listening Example 14. John Dowland: "Queen Elizabeth's Galliard"

Wind Instruments

Ensembles

Women Instrumentalists

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
PART THREE: THE BAROQUE (1600-1750)

Part Three Opener
Chapter 12. Toward the Baroque

Artistic Style

Music

Venetian Polychoral Music

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)

Listening Example 15. Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata pian' e forte

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 13. The Baroque: General Characteristics

Historical perspective

Religion

Science and Philosophy

Artistic Style

Literature

Painting

Sculpture

Music

Contrasts

Texture

Rise of Tonality

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures
Chapter 14. Dramatic Music of the Baroque

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

First and Second Practice

Early Opera

Listening Example 16. Claudio Monteverdi: "Tu se' morta" from L'Orfeo

Recitative

Aria

Henry Purcell (c. 1659-1695)

Listening Example 17. Henry Purcell: Dido's "Lament" from Dido and Aeneas

Late Baroque Opera

Bel Canto

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Oratorio

Messiah

Listening Example 18. "Hallelujah" Chorus from Messiah

Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1750)

Cantata

Listening Example 19. Johann Sebastian Bach: "Wachet auf" ("Sleepers Wake" from Cantata No. 140

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 15. Instrumental Music of the Baroque

Music for Keyboards

Prelude

Fugue

Listening Example 20. J. S. Bach: Fugue in G Minor ("Little" Fugue)

Toccata

Suite

The Basso Continuo

Chamber Music

Sonata

Orchestral Music

Concerto

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Listening Example 21. Antonio Vivaldi: "Spring" Concerto (from The Four Seasons), first movement

Concerto Grosso

Listening Example 22. J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
PART FOUR. THE CLASSICAL PERIOD (1750-1820)

Part Four Opener
Chapter 16. Toward Classicism

The Rococo

Visual Arts

Music

Listening Example 23. Francois Couperin: "Le tic-toc-choc" from Ordre 18

The German "Sensitive" Style

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 17. The Classical period: General Characteristics

Historical Perspective

The Enlightenment

Artistic Style

Painting

Sculpture and Architecture

Literature

Music

General Characteristics

Viennese Style

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 18. Formal Design in the Classical Period

The Classical Orchestra

Symphony

Sonata-Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Solo Concerto

Rondo

Listening Example 25. W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, K. 314, third movement

Chamber Music

Minuet and Trio

Listening Example 26. Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet no. 66 in G major, op. 77, no. 1, third movement

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 19. Vocal Music in the Classical Period

Opera

Comic Opera

Mozart's Operas

Listening Example 27. W. A. Mozart, Excerpts from Act I of The Marriage of Figaro

Sacred Music

Listening Example 28. W. A. Mozart: "Dies Irae" from the Requiem

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
PART FIVE. THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM (1820-1910)

Part Five Opener
Chapter 20. Toward Romanticism

The Arts

Literature

Painting

Music

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Beethoven's Approach to Form

Listening Example 29. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8, op. 13 (Pathetique), first movement

The Symphonies

Listening Example 30. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, first movement

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Schubert's Instrumental Music

Art Song

Listening Example 31. Schubert: "Erlkonig?("The Erlking")

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore Chapter 21. The Romantic Style: General Characteristics

Characteristics of Romanticism

Fascination with the Unknown

Love of Nature

Art for Art's Sake

History versus Science

The Romantic Psyche

Artistic Style

Literature

Painting

Romantic Music-an Overview

Melodic techniques

Harmony

Nationalism and Internationalism

Personal Expression

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures
Chapter 22. The Romantic Style: Orchestral Music

Program Music

Concert Overture

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Program Symphony

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Listening Example 32. Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, fifth movement

Symphonic Poem

Absolute Music

Solo Concerto

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Symphony

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 23. The Romantic Style: Music for Solo Instrument and for Voice

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Listening Example 33. Paganini: Caprice no. 1, from Twenty-Four Caprices for Solo Violin, op. 1

Piano Music

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Listening Example 34. Liszt: Etude no. 3 in D-flat major, "Un sospiro"

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Listening Example 35. Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat Major, op. 9, no. 2

German Art Songs (Lieder)

Robert Schuman (1810-1856)

Listening Example 36. Robert Schumann: "Im wunderschonen Monat Mai" ("In the marvelous month of May") from Dichterliebe

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore

Connection: Song in Native American Life
Chapter 24. Dramatic Music of the Romantic Period

Opera in France

Italian Romantic Opera

Listening Example 37. Gaetano Donizetti: "Mad scene" from Lucia di Lammermoor

Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Listening Example 38. Giacomo Puccini: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot

Music Drama

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Listening Example 39. Richard Wagner: "Ride of the Walkuries" from Die Walkure Operetta

Gilbert and Sullivan

Listening Example 40. Arthur Sullivan: "I am the very model of a modern major general" from The Pirates of Penzance

Choral Music

Listening Example 41. Johannes Brahms: "How lovely is Thy dwelling place" from A German Requiem

Summary

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore

Connection: Sacred Music in Other Cultures
PART SIX: REVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND

Part Six Opener
Chapter 25. Toward a New Music

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Listening Example 42. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Impressionism

Literature

Painting

Music

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

The Gamelan

Debussy's Stylistic Techniques

Listening Example 43. Anonymous: Kebjar: Hudjan Mas (Golden Rain)

Other Impressionists

Primitivism

Painting

Music

Listening Example 44. Claude Debussy: La cathedrale engloutie (The Sunken Dathedral) from Preludes, Book I

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Listening Example 45. Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), excerpts

Expressionism

Painting

Literature

Music

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Listening Example 46. Schoenberg: "Mondestrunken" from Pierrot Lunaire

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 26. The Twentieth Century and Beyond: General Characteristics

Visual Arts

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Music: An Overview

Melody

Harmony

Rhythm and Meter

Timbre

Texture

Form

The Impact of Jazz

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures
Chapter 27. Musical Revolutionaries

Twelve-Tone Technique

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

Listening Example 47. Anton Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra

Experimentalism

Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Listening Example 48. Charles Ives: "General Putnam's Camp" from Three Places in New England

Henry Cowell

Listening Example 49. Henry Cowell: The Banshee

Electronic Music

Milton Babbitt (b. 1916)

Listening Example 50. Milton Babbitt: Ensembles for Synthesizer (excerpt)

Indeterminate Music

John Cage (1912-1992)

Prepared Piano

Listening Example 51. John Cage: The Perilous Night, No. 1

Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932)

Listening Example 52. Pauline Oliveros: Sound Patterns

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)

Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)

Listening Example 53. Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 28. Musical Evolutionaries

Les Six

Twentieth-Century European Nationalism

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Listening Example 54. Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, fourth movement

Neoclassicism

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Listening Example 55. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 ("Classical"), first movement

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Listening Example 56. Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, op. 24, no.2, first movement

American Nationalism

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Listening Example 57. Aaron Copland: "Variations on a Shaker Hymn" from Appalachian Spring Suite

The Harlem Renaissance

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Listening Example 58. William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony, third movement

Neoromanticism

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Listening Example 59. Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

Minimalism

Indian and African Influences

Religious Concert Music Revived

Women in Music

Listening Example 60. Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Concerto Grosso 1985

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore
Chapter 29. Music for Stage and Films

Opera in America

Listening Example 61. George Gershwin: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" from Porgy and Bess

Phillip Glass (b.1937)

Listening Example 62. Phillip Glass: Einstein on the Beach, Act IV, Scene 3, "Spaceship"

Evolution of Musicals

Golden Age of Broadway Musicals

Listening Example 63. Leonard Bernstein: "Tonight," Act I ensemble finale from West Side Story

Search for New Directions

Music for Films

Functions of Music in Films

The Hollywood Sound

Many Kinds of Movie Music

Electronic Music in Film Scores

Movie Musicals

The Composer's Perspective

Film Score Performances and Recordings

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore

Connection: Dramatic Music in China and Japan
Chapter 30. Jazz

Ragtime

Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

Listening Example 64. Scott Joplin: "Maple Leaf Rag"

Blues

Listening Example 65. Bessie Smith: "Lost Your Head Blues"

Instrumental Jazz

New Orleans Jazz

Jazz Moves North

Concert Jazz

Listening Example 66 Charlie Parker: "Bloomdido"

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974)

Listening Example 67. Duke Ellington: Mood Indigo

Recent Developments

Summary

Critical Thinking

Terms to Review

Key Figures

Encore

Connection: Improvisation in Classical Indian Music
Postlude. The New Internationalism

Popular Music

Classical Music and Musical Theater

The Chinese Influence

Listening Example 68. Tan Dun: "Heaven" from Symphony 1997 (excerpt)

Critical Thinking

The Charge
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