Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

Author: Douglass Seaton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Music

Page: 431

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"Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition", Third Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse the reader in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles.

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

Author: Douglass Seaton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Music

Page: 486

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A brief, accessible, and lively narrative of music history.Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition is designed for the history of Western music survey required of all music majors. In an accessible and brief overview of the trajectory of Western music, it explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity tothe present, both in expressive content and in practice. As Douglass Seaton traces the significant intellectual currents and developments in musical style, he prompts readers to think critically and creatively about the music. Ideas and Styles views music history through the lens of intellectualhistory, locating musicians and their work in their contemporary environments, capturing everything from their political landscapes to larger movements in art and literature. Throughout, he uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to establish context as he tells the story ofmusic from then to now. Ultimately, this edition immerses the reader in history and music, letting the interplay of contemporary epistemologies and lived experience with music generate a compelling story.A robust companion website offers Questions for Study and Reflection for each chapter, as well as two appendices to the text - "Research and Writing in Music History " and "Pronouncing Church Latin" - and student and instructor resources.

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition

Author: Allen Scott

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Music

Page: 518

View: 551

Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

Author: Mary I. Arlin

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 318

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The displacement of Chou Wen-chung from his native China in 1948 forced him into Western-European culture. Ultimately finding his vocation as a composer, he familiarized himself with classical and contemporary techniques but interpreted these through his traditionally oriented Chinese cultural perspective. The result has been the composition of a unique body of repertoire that synthesizes the most progressive Western compositional idioms with an astonishingly traditional heritage of Asian approaches, not only from music, but also from calligraphy, landscape painting, poetry, and more. Chou’s importance rests not only in his compositions, but also in his widespread influence through his extensive teaching career at Columbia University, where his many students included Bright Sheng, Zhou Long, Tan Dun, Chen Yi, Joan Tower, and many more. During his tenure at Columbia, he also founded the U.S.-China Arts Exchange, which continues to this day to be a vital stimulus for multicultural interaction. The volume will include an inventory of the Chou collection in the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland.

Brahms and the Shaping of Time

Author: Scott Murphy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer


Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 447

Combines fresh approaches to the life and music of the beloved nineteenth-century composer with the latest and most significant ways of thinking about rhythm, meter, and musical time.

Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions, Volume 1

From Asia Minor to Western Europe

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 892

Hymns and the music the church sings are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the, central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a 60-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing--yet important--in accessible formats for the current literature.

Music in Martin Luther's Theology

Author: Yakub E. Kartawidjaja

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht


Category: Religion

Page: 217

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The study aims to analyse the impact of Luther's theology on his thoughts about music. It limits itself to an analysis of the topic by focusing on the three most important statements of Luther about music in his unfinished treatise Περι της μουσικης [On Music]. The first statement is that music is "a gift of God and not of man" [Dei donum hominum est], second, music "creates joyful soul" [facit letos animos], and third, music "drives away the devil" [fugat diabolum]. The relation between these three statements to each other and to Luther's theology in general can be understood in connection with his personal experiences and commitments to music, which were undergirded by his theology. Luther, as a man of medieval times, took for granted the existence of the devil, and many of his writings contained frequent references to the personal attacks of the devil, where it influenced his thoughts about music.

The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn

Author: Peter Mercer-Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Music

Page: 315

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This book surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn.

Silence and Absence in Literature and Music


Publisher: BRILL


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 176

This volume focusses on the rarely discussed reverse side of traditional, ‘given’ objects of studies, namely absence rather than presence (of text) and silence rather than sound. It does so from an interdisciplinary perspective and covers systematic as well as historical perspectives from the baroque age to the present.

The Tradition of Western Music

Author: Gerald Abraham

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 947

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.