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Title:
The Cambridge music guide
Author:
Sadie, Stanley.
Publication Information:
Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

©1985
Physical Description:
544 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, music ; 24 cm
General Note:
"First paperback edition 1990, Reprinted in paperback ... 2000."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521399425
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Cambridge Music Guide is for all those who love music and wish to know more about its colorful history, development and theory. Superbly illustrated, the Guide is a comprehensive tour of every aspect of the musical world, expertly edited by Stanley Sadie, editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. The guide explains all the elements of musical notation, of pitch and harmony, of different musical genres. The development of musical instruments and the modern orchestra is charted through the ages, and the roots of music itself are traced--from Medieval chant to modern jazz solos and the electric wizardry of today's composers. With individual studies of all major composers and a unique series of "listening guides" to important works through the ages, The Cambridge Music Guide serves as a comprehensive introduction for all those studying, playing or simply seeking more enjoyment from the world of music.


Table of Contents

Map
Preface
Part I The Elements of Music
Part II The Instruments of Music
Part III The Structure of Music
Part IV The Middle Ages
Part V The Renaissance
Part VI The Baroque Era
Part VII The Classical Era
Part VIII The Romantic Era
Part IX The Turn of the Century
Part X Modern Times
Part XI The Traditions of Popular Music
Further Listening
Further Reading
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index