The Story of Music

Author: Howard Goodall

Publisher: Random House


Category: Music

Page: 368

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*** Accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3 *** In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation – harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording, broadcasting – strikes us with its original force. He focuses on what changed when and why, picking out the discoveries that revolutionised man-made sound and bringing to life musical visionaries from the little-known Pérotin to the colossus of Wagner. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant and what all post-war pop songs have in common.







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Volume 1, Classical music from earliest times. Volume 2, Classical music: romantic to modern. Volume 3, Music around theworld. Volume 4, Folk, country and cajun music. Volume 5, Gospel, blues and jazz. Volume 6, From rock and pop to hip-hop. Volume 7, Music of stage and screen. Volume 8, Music profession. Volume 9, Musical instruments and technology. Volume 10, Voice and song.

The Story of Music

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Maria Lord

Publisher: Hf Ullmann


Category: Music

Page: 120

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The Story of Music provides concise and reliable information on key cultural and historical topics. Highlights: • Chronological presentation of the most important themes • More than 150 illustrations with detailed explanations • Supplementary cards on special related themes and the history of the events • Time lines, illustrations, and maps • Index of subjects and names

Big Bangs

The Story of Five Discoveries that Changed Musical History

Author: Howard Goodall

Publisher: Random House


Category: Music

Page: 238

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Looking back down the corridor of a thousand years, Howard Goodall guides us through the stories of five seismic developments in the history of Western music. His 'big bangs' may not be the ones we expect - some are surprising and some are so obvious that we overlook them - but all have had an extraordinary impact.Goodall starts with the invention of notation by an 11th century Italian monk, which removed the creation of music from the hands of players to the pens of composers; moves on to the first opera; then to the invention of the piano, and ends with the story of the first recording made in history.BIG BANGS opens a window on the crucial moments in our musical culture - discoveries that made possible everything from Bach to The Beatles - and tells us a riveting story of a millenium of endeavour.

The Story Of Music: W. J. Henderson

Author: William James Henderson

Publisher: Wentworth Press


Category: History

Page: 234

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British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977

The Story of Music Hall in Rock

Author: Barry J. Faulk

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 192

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British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977 explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. They did so by ironically appropriating the traditional forms of Victorian music hall. Faulk focuses on the mid to late 1960s, when British rock bands who had already achieved commercial prominence began to aspire to aesthetic distinction. The book discusses recordings such as the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album, the Kinks' The Village Green Preservation Society, and the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, and television films such as the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus that defined rock's early high art moment. Faulk argues that these 'texts' disclose the primary strategies by which British rock groups, mostly comprised of young working and lower middle-class men, made their bid for aesthetic merit by sampling music hall sounds. The result was a symbolically charged form whose main purpose was to unsettle the hierarchy that set traditional popular culture above the new medium. Rock groups engaged with the music of the past in order both to demonstrate the comparative vitality of the new form and signify rock's new art status, compared to earlier British pop music. The book historicizes punk rock as a later development of earlier British rock, rather than a rupture. Unlike earlier groups, the Sex Pistols did not appropriate music hall form in an ironic way, but the band and their manager Malcolm McLaren were obsessed with the meaning of the past for the present in a distinctly modernist fashion.

The Story of Christian Music

From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel : an Authoritative Illustrated Guide to All the Major Traditions of Music for Worship

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Publisher: Fortress Press


Category: Music

Page: 256

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Music has been at the heart of Christian worship since the beginning, and this lavishly illustrated and wonderfully written volume fully surveys the many centuries of creative Christian musical experimentation. From its roots in Jewish and Hellenistic music, through the rich tapestry of medieval chant to the full flowering of Christian music in the centuries after the Reformation and the many musical expressions of a now-global Christianity, Wilson-Dickson conveys 'a glimpse of the fecundity of imagination with which humanity has responded to the creator God.' Book jacket.

Dixie Lullaby

A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South

Author: Mark Kemp

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


Category: Music

Page: 296

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An exploration of how rock musicians from the 1970s and 1980s helped a generation of southern Americans come to terms with their complex racial past discusses the particular impact of interracial bands and white bands who incorporated ethnic styles. Reprint.