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|Description:||xii, 228 pages : illustrations, music, tables ; 23 cm|
Repetition and refrain. Song and dance forms in the Middle Ages --
"Cantus firmus" and the development of imitation. "Tenor" construction from organum to cyclic Mass ; Sacred and secular forms of vocal polyphony ; Instrumental adaptation and development of polyphonic forms --
Tonality and the development of the "sonata principle". Instrumental forms of the baroque period ; Instrumental forms of the classical period ; Opera and oratorio ; Beethoven : expansion and integration --
Thematicism and the development of the "cyclic principle". "Programme music" : lyric and dramatic aspects of form ; "Abstract music" : the quest for unity and continuity ; Grand opera and music drama ; 20th-century developments.
|Responsibility:||by Ian Spink.|