Music in Western Civilization Antiquity Through the Baroque

ISBN-10: 0495008656
ISBN-13: 9780495008651
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $116.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112

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.

Bryan R. Simms (Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1966; Ph.D., Yale University, 1971) has taught since 1976 at the University of Southern California, where he has been director of graduate studies and is currently chair of the department of musicology. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Foundation. He is the author of books and articles on topics in twentieth-century music and music theory, including MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Schirmer 1996) and, most recently, THE ATONAL MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, 1908-1923 (Oxford University Press).

Preface
Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Music in Ancient Greece
Music in Greek Society
The Nature of Greek Music
Music in Greek Philosophy
Greek Music Theory
Summary
Key Terms
Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Music in Rome, Jerusalem, and the Early Christian World
Rome
Jerusalem and the Rise of Early Christian Music
Summary
Key Terms
Music in the Monastery and Convent
The Monastery of St. Gall, Switzerland
The Canonical Hours: The Work of the Lord
Regorian Chant in the Monastery
Gregorian Chant for Vespers
Gregorian Chant for the Mass
Summary
Key Terms
Music Theory in the Monastery: John of St. Gall and Guido of Arezzo
The Eight Church Modes
Chant Notation
Musical Staff and Pitch Names
Hexachords
The Guidonian Hand
Summary
Key Terms
Later Medieval Chant: Tropes, Sequences, and the Liturgical Drama of Hildegard of Bingen
Tropes
Sequences
Music in the Convent: The Chant and Liturgical Drama of Hildegard of Bingen
Summary
Key Terms
Troubadours and Trouveres
The Court of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Trouveres
Summary
Key Terms
Early Polyphony
Organum in Music Theory Sources
Organum in Practical Sources
Summary
Key Terms
Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame
Notre Dame of Paris
Leoninus and the Magnus liber organi
Perotinus the Great
Summary
Key Terms
Music in the Cathedral Close and University: Conductus and Motet
Conductus
Motet
Summary
Key Terms
In the Parisian Master's Study: Music Theory of the Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova
Franco of Cologne and the Art of Measured Song
Jean des Murs and Philippe de Vitry: The Ars Nova
Summary
Key Terms
Music at the Court of the French Kings
The Roman de Fauvel
Philippe de Vitry
Royal Dances
Musical Instruments at Court and in Church
Summary
Key Terms
Fourteenth-Century Music in Reims: Guillaume de Machaut
Machaut, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years' War
Machaut and the Formes fixes
Machaut and the Mass of Our Lady
Summary
Key Terms
Avignon, Symbolic Scores, and the Ars Subtilior
Papal Avignon
Baude Cordier and Symbolic Scores
Philippus de Caserta: The Ars Subtilior
Summary
Key Terms
From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Performance
The Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
Music in Florence, 1350-1450
Trecento Music and the Squarcialupi Codex
Francesco Landini
Summary
Key Terms
Music at the Cathedral of Florence
Summary
Key Terms
Music in England
Rondellus and Rota
English Faburden and Continental Fauxbourdon
King Henry V: The Old Hall Manuscript and the Carol
John Dunstaple and the Contenance Angloise
Summary
Key Terms
Music at the Court of Burgundy
Gilles Binchois and the Burgundian Chanson
Guillaume Dufay: A Lament and a Mass for the Christian Soldier
Summary
Key Terms
Music at the French Royal Court
Johannes Ockeghem and Musical Canons
A Musical Joke for the French King
Philippe Basiron and the Paraphrase Motet
Antoine Busnoys and the Imitative Chanson
Summary
Key Terms
Music in the Low Countries
Jacob Obrecht and the Multiple Cantus Firmus Mass
Musical Instruments
The Basse Danse
Summary
Key Terms
The Late Renaissance
Musical Humanism and the Renaissance
Popular Music in Florence, 1475-1540: Carnival Song and Lauda, Frottola, and Early Madrigal
The Carnival Song and the Lauda
The Frottola
The Early Madrigal in Florence
Summary
Key Terms
Josquin Des Prez and Music in Ferrara
Josquin des Prez
Josquin's Music for Duke Hercules of Ferrara
Josquin and an Artist's Temperament
Summary
Key Terms
Music Printing in the Renaissance
Music in Renaissance Paris
The Parisian Chanson
Claudin de Sermisy
Instrumental Arrangements
Dance Music
Summary
Key Terms
Renaissance Instruments And Instrumental Music
Keyboard Instruments
String Instruments
Wind Instruments
Instrumental Genres
Summary
Key Terms
Music Theory in the Renaissance
Music In Three German Cities: The Protestant-Catholic Confrontation
Innsbruck: Music under Emperor Maximilian I
The Reformation: Music in Augsburg
Orlande de Lassus and the Court of Munich
Epilogue: The Psalter in Other Protestant Countries
Summary
Key Terms
Rome and the Music of the Counter-Reformation
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Spanish Music during the Counter-Reformation
Summary
Key Terms
Music in Elizabethan England: Early Vocal Music
Henry VIII as Musician and Church Reformer
Thomas Tallis and the English Psalm
William Byrd and the English Anthem
Summary
Key Terms
Music in Elizabethan England: Instrumental Music and Later Vocal Music
English Keyboard Music
The English Madrigal
The English Lute Ayre
Summary
Key Terms
The Later Madrigal in Ferrara and Mantua: Gesualdo and Monteverdi
The Madrigal in Ferrara
Carlo Gesualdo
Music in Mantua: Isabella d'Este
Claudio Monteverdi
Summary
Key Terms
Baroque Music
Early Baroque Music
Characteristics of Early Baroque Music
Summary
Key Terms
The Birth of Opera: Florence, Mantua, and Venice
Early Opera in Florence
Early Opera in Mantua: Monteverdi's Orfeo
Early Opera in Venice
Summary
Key Terms
The Concerted Style in Venice and Dresden
Giovanni Gabrieli and the Concerted Motet
Claudio Monteverdi and the Concerted Madrigal
Barbara Strozzi and the Early Baroque Cantata
The Concerted Style Moves North: Heinrich Schutz in Dresden
Summary
Key Terms
Religious Music in Baroque Rome
The Cappella Pontificia Sistina and the Stile Antico
St. Peter's Basilica and the Colossal Baroque
Organ Music by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Sacred Opera and Oratorio: Giacomo Carissimi's Jephte
The Chamber Cantata: A Christmas Cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti
Summary
Key Terms
Instrumental Music in Italy
The Violin Family
Formation of the Baroque Orchestra
Church and Chamber Music
Salomone Rossi and the Early Baroque Sonata
Arcangelo Corelli: Solo Sonata and Trio Sonata
Trumpet Music by Giuseppe Torelli: The Beginnings of the Solo Concerto
Antonio Vivaldi: Solo Concerto and Concerto Grosso
Summary
Key Terms
Instrumental Music in Germany and Austria
Johann Froberger and the Baroque Dance Suite
Biber and Kuhnau: The Programmatic Sonata
Dieterich Buxtehude and the North German Organ Tradition
Johann Pachelbel and the South German Tradition
Summary
Key Terms
Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Vocal Music
Ballet de cour
Jean-Baptiste Lully and Tragedie lyrique
Religious Music
Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre and the Cantate francaise
Summary
Key Terms
Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Instrumental Music
The Gaultiers: French Lute Music
The Couperins: French Harpsichord Music
Summary
Key Terms
From Ancient to Modern: Aspects of Baroque Music Theory
Modality Yields to Tonality
Chord Inversion, Functional Harmony, and the Circle of Fifths: A Closed Musical Universe
Summary
Key Terms
Music in London: Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell and Theater Music
Purcell's Odes and Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Summary
Key Terms
Music in London: George Frideric Handel
Handel and the Dance Suite
Handel and Opera
Handel and Oratorio
Summary
Key Terms
Johann Sebastian Bach: Instrumental Music in Weimar and Cothen
Bach in Weimar: The Organ Music
Bach in Cothen: Chamber and Orchestral Music
Summary
Key Terms
Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music In Leipzig
The Lutheran Chorale Cantata
Bach's Later Musical Projects
Summary
Key Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Glossary
Index

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