Music for Analysis Examples from the Common Practice Period and the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0195188152

ISBN-13: 9780195188158

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

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This superbly varied collection offers more than 400 pieces of music from the Baroque period to the present. Selected by Thomas Benjamin, Michael Horvit, and Robert Nelson--three nationally respected composers and music theory teachers--the selections enable students to analyze a wide variety of genres, styles, textures, and composers that illustrate standard usage and idiomatic procedures. Featuring both excerpts and many complete pieces, Music for Analysis, Sixth Edition, is the perfect vehicle for analysis of style, musical idiom, small forms, tonal harmony, and contemporary techniques. "Questions for Analysis" in each unit provide pointed, perceptive guidance throughout the book. A detailed checklist and model analysis in Appendix A provide a useful summary for students who are learning to analyze music. Features of the Sixth Edition: * Includes a free audio CD of more than 140 examples from the text played on the piano, harpsichord, or organ by Dr. Rosilee Walker Russell, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith * In addition to the complete pieces included from the previous edition, the authors have added several new complete works, including "Gavea" by Darius Milhaud and a complete Mozart sonata * Integrates many new model analyses into the body of the text, helping students to achieve a comprehensive analysis of the music * Includes contrapuntal examples from composers other than Bach * Provides precise measure numbers for all excerpts from larger pieces * Adds an index of all complete pieces (supplementing the index of composers and making selections easier to find)
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 544
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Thomas E. Benjamin has recently retired as Chair of the Department of Music Theory at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. A composer, conductor, performer, and music theorist with more than 40 compositions published and recorded, he also holds fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel. He has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern, and Transcontinental, and has CDs with the Albany label. Horvit's awards include the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Suggestions for Using This Book
Diatonic Materials
Tonic Triad
Dominant Triad in Root Position
Dominant Seventh and Ninth in Root Position
Subdominant Triad in Root Position
Cadential Tonic Six-Four Chord
Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Triads in First Inversion
Supertonic Triad
Inversions of the Dominant Seventh Chord
Linear (Embellishing) Six-Four Chords
Submediant and Mediant Triads
Leading Tone Triad
Variant Qualities of Diatonic Triads
Supertonic Seventh Chord
Leading Tone Seventh Chord
Other Diatonic Seventh Chords
Complete Pieces for Analysis I
Chromatic Materials
Secondary (Applied, Borrowed) Dominants
Modulation to Closely Related Keys
Complete Pieces for Analysis II
Linear (Embellishing) Diminished Seventh Chords
Neapolitan Triad
Augmented Sixth Chords, Submediant Degree as Lowest Note
Augumented Sixth Chords, Other Scale Degrees as Lowest Note
Augumented Sixth Chords, Other Uses
Other Means of Modulation
Ninth Chords
Extended Linear Usages
Complete Pieces for Analysis III
Examples of Contrapuntal Forms
Contemporary Materials
Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony
Diatonic (Church) Modes
Pandiatonicism and Additive Harmony
Exotic (Artificial, Synthetic) Scales
Quartal and Secundal Harmony
Polyharmony and Polytonality
Free Atonality
Twelve-Tone Serialism
Music Since 1945
Complete Pieces for Analysis IV
For Further Reference
Checklist for Analysis and Sample Analysis
Textbook Correlation Chart
Index of Complete Pieces
Index of Composers and Their Compositions
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