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The History of Music (Classic Reprint)
by:Waldo Selden Pratt
PREFATORY NOTETHE present book is the outgrowth of a fragmentary syllabusfor classes that was issued in 1897. It is meant to be distinctlya book of reference for students rather than a literary or criticalsurvey of a few salient aspects of the subject, or a specialist'sreport of original research. Aiming at a certain degree ofencyclopredic fullness, it...
PREFATORY NOTETHE present book is the outgrowth of a fragmentary syllabusfor classes that was issued in 1897. It is meant to be distinctlya book of reference for students rather than a literary or criticalsurvey of a few salient aspects of the subject, or a specialist'sreport of original research. Aiming at a certain degree ofencyclopredic fullness, it brings together facts and conclusionsfrom a great variety of sources. Much labor has been expendedin grouping the material in such a way as to give a systematicimpression of the enormous field in view. In many cases somewhatfull lists and summaries of details are given, partly toprovide means for easy reference, partly to suggest how multifariousare the facts, and sometimes to indicate upon what sortof data are based the general statements that are offered. Atevery point an effort is made to emphasize the leading tendenciesor movements of musical advance, referring to particularstyles and composers as illTable of Contents CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; THE HISTORY OF MUSIC IN GENERAL; PART 1 UNCIVILIZED AND ANCIENT MUSIC; CHAPTER; I PRIMITIVE OR SAVAGE MUSIC; II SEMI-CIVILIZED MUSIC; III GREEK AND ROMAN MUSIC; PART II MEDL-EVAL MUSIC; IV THE RISE OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC; V POLYPHONY AND SECULAR SONG; VI THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY; PART III THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; VII THE VENETIAN AND ROMAN SCHOOLS ?; PAGE; 17; 25; 32; 50; 63; 77; 93; III; VIII CHURCH MUSIC IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE 128; IX SECULAR MUSIC INSTRUMENTS THEORY - 147; PART IV THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY; X THE EARLY MUSICAL DRAMA; XI THE EXPANSION OF DRAMATIC MUSIC; XII PROGRESS IN CHURCH MUSIC ?; xql THE ORGAN STYLE ; XIV THE VIOLIN MUSICAL LITERATUR
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