Download PDF by Chester L. Alwes: A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

By Chester L. Alwes

ISBN-10: 0195177428

ISBN-13: 9780195177428

ISBN-10: 0199361932

ISBN-13: 9780199361939

A historical past of Western Choral song explores a number 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 song and the Renaissance period as much as the twenty first century. quantity I surveys the choral track of composers together with Josquin, Palestrina, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach whereas detailing the stylistic, textual, and extramusical concerns distinct to the themes coated. attention of Renaissance tune comprises either sacred and secular works, in particular addressing the expansion of sacred song, the increase of secular track, and the proliferation of sacred polyphony from Josquin to Palestrina. dialogue of the Baroque period is prepared by means of geographic situation, exploring the unfold of Baroque sort from Italy to German, France, and England. quantity I concludes by means of studying 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 historical past of Western Choral track offers readers really expert perception into significant composers and works whereas offering a cohesive figuring out of choral music's position in Western history.

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