Browse categories

Most popular Early music (up to c 1000 CE) books

The most popular Early music (up to c 1000 CE) books currently available. Updated weekly.
#
Cover
Title
Description
1
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction
In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly frames chapters on the forms, techniques, and repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods with discussion of why old music has been and should be revived, along with a short history of early music revivals.
2
Oxford History of Western Music: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century
Originally published: 2005. New introductions and prefaces added to each volume.
3
End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century
4
Old English Organ Music for Manuals Book 6
5
Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History
This book offers a fundamental reworking of the history of Greek music from the classical period to Roman times. It explains anew the development of ancient melodic notation, embedding it in a context of professional music-making, in a musical culture determined mainly by the dominant instruments, the lyre and the aulos.
6
Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era
7
Lonesome Words: The Vocal Poetics of the Old English Lament and the African-American Blues Song
The tenth-century Old English lament and twentieth-century blues song each speak the language of a distinct poetic tradition, yet the voices are remarkably similar in their emotive expression of loneliness. This innovative study juxtaposes the texts of each corpus to explore the features that characterize their vocal poetics
8
Byzantine Neumes: A New Introduction to the Middle Byzantine Musical Notation
Presents a key to the deciphering of melodies written in the Middle Byzantine notation. This title offers an introduction to Byzantine chant in a wider sense, dealing with topics such as chant transmission before the neumes, the varieties of Byzantine musical notations, words and music in Byzantine chant, and more.
9
Improvising Early Music
10
Mozart's Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works
Using the metaphor of artful conversation, this study examines chamber music in Mozart's period as a sociable activity undertaken among friends. Edward Klorman draws on a wide variety of documentary and iconographic sources to analyze selected musical extracts in terms of social interplay.
11
Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650: A Study of the Principal Sources
12
Beating Time & Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era
13
Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen
14
Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era