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A history of music.

Author: Alec Robertson; Denis Stevens
Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble [1962]-
Series: Belle sauvage library.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robertson, Alec.
History of music.
New York, Barnes & Noble [1962-
(OCoLC)690409816
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Robertson; Denis Stevens
OCLC Number: 882474
Description: volumes illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: v.1: Ancient forms to polyphony --
I. Non-Western music / Peter Crossley-Holland --
Ancient Mesopotamia --
Ancient Egypt --
India --
China --
Japan --
Tibet --
South-East Asia --
Ancient Greece --
The Jews --
The Arabic world --
II. Plainsong / Alec Robertson --
Introduction: Christian chant --
The Roman rite: history, notation, modes, and rhythm --
The Roman rite: Gregorian melody --
The Roman rite: at work on the chant --
Sarum, Gallican, Mozarabic, and Ambrosian rites --
Byzantine and Russian rites --
III. Ars Antiqua / Denis Stevens --
The birth of organized polyphony --
Organum --
Conductus and clausula --
Development of the motet --
Secular monody --
IV. Ars Nova / Gilbert Reaney --
Historical and cultural background --
Sources of the period --
Ars Nova in France --
Ars Nova in Italy --
Ars Nova in England --
Ars Nova in other countries --
v.2: Renaissance and Baroque --
I. The early Renaissance / Brian Trowell --
The transition to the Renaissance --
Music and musicians in Renaissance life and culture --
The changing approach to music --
Minstrels and minstrelsy --
The raw materials of music --
II. The late Renaissance / Anthony Miller --
Music and society --
The composer and his art --
General features of sixteenth-century musical development --
Chanson, madrigal, and allied forms --
Church music --
Instrumental music --
Music in England --
III. Baroque church music and occasional music / Henry Raynor --
The Italian concertato style --
Church music outside Italy --
The chorale --
Johann Sebastian Bach --
Developments in England --
IV. Baroque opera and masque / Alec Harman --
Introduction: theory and practice --
The beginnings of opera --
Neapolitan opera --
England - the masque --
Opera in France --
V. Baroque instrumental music / Denis Stevens --
The age of the thorough-bass --
Virginals and harpsichord --
Other solo instruments --
Ensemble music --
Orchestral music.
Series Title: Belle sauvage library.
Responsibility: Edited by Alec Robertson and Denis Stevens.

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