Chester L. Alwes's A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1 PDF

By Chester L. Alwes

ISBN-10: 0195177428

ISBN-13: 9780195177428

ISBN-10: 0199361932

ISBN-13: 9780199361939

A historical past of Western Choral track explores a few of the genres, key composers, and influential works necessary to the advance of the western choral culture. writer Chester L. Alwes divides this exploration into volumes which stream from Medieval tune and the Renaissance period as much as the twenty first century. quantity I surveys the choral song of composers together with Josquin, Palestrina, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach whereas detailing the stylistic, textual, and extramusical concerns certain to the subjects coated. attention of Renaissance track contains either sacred and secular works, particularly addressing the expansion of sacred song, the increase of secular song, and the proliferation of sacred polyphony from Josquin to Palestrina. dialogue of the Baroque period is geared up via geographic position, exploring the unfold of Baroque type from Italy to German, France, and England. quantity I concludes by way of reading the cultured underpinnings of the early Classical and Romantic eras. Framing dialogue in the political, spiritual, cultural, philosophical, aesthetic, and technological contexts of every period, A background of Western Choral track offers readers really good perception into significant composers and works whereas delivering a cohesive knowing of choral music's position in Western history.

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