The Cambridge Music Guide

The Cambridge Music Guide

For all those who love music and wish to know more about its colourful history, development and theory.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.

The History of Classical Music

The History of Classical Music

This volume covers the history of classic music with individual chapters on its medieval and renaissance roots, the baroque era, classical period, romantic era, modern era, and classical music in the new millennium. Informative sidebars, numerous quotations from authoritative sources, annotated bibliographies, and a complete index make this volume a valuable research tool for students.

The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

Demonstrating not only how to write for orchestra but also how to understand and enjoy a score, The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration is a theoretical and practical guide to instrumentation and orchestration for scholars, professionals and enthusiasts. With detailed information on all the instruments of the orchestra, both past and present, it combines discussion of both traditional and modern playing techniques to give the most complete overview of the subject. It contains fifty reduced scores to be re-orchestrated and a wide range of exercises, which clarify complex subjects such as multiple stops on stringed instruments, harmonics and trombone glissandi. Systematic analysis reveals the orchestration techniques used in original scores, including seven twentieth-century compositions. This Guide also includes tables and lists for quick reference, providing the ranges of commonly used instruments and the musical names and terminology used in English, German, Italian and French.

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.

A Student's Guide to AS Music for the Edexcel Specification

A Student's Guide to AS Music for the Edexcel Specification

This guide to AS level music includes: ideas on how to integrate skills in understanding music with work in performing/composing; questions that students can use to check their understanding; summaries of the full specifications; and coverage of all the set works prescribed for the areas of study.

The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder

The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder

This is the first book to offer a complete introduction to the recorder. Eight contributors from four different countries write on topics such as the recorder and its music through the centuries, the recorder as orchestral instrument, the professional recorder player through history and today, and the phenomenon of the recorder revival. The Companion also contains basic reference material previously unavailable in one volume. A special feature is the rich collection of illustrations that provide a history of the instrument. The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder will be of interest to performers and students as well as to music enthusiasts.

Students Guide to A5 Music

For the Ocr Specification

Students Guide to A5 Music

Text illustrated with numerous musical examples.

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

This Companion is an essential guide to all aspects of the organ and its music. It examines in turn the instrument, the player and the repertoire. The early chapters tell of the instrument's history and construction, identify the scientific basis of its sounds and the development of its pitch and tuning, examine the history of the organ case, and consider the current trends and conflicts within the world of organ building. Central chapters investigate the practical art of learning and playing the organ, introduce the complex area of performance practice, and outline the relationship between organ playing and the liturgy of the church. The final section explores the vast repertoire of organ music, focusing on a selection of the most important traditions.