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

By Chester L. Alwes

A background of Western Choral tune explores many 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 flow from Medieval track and the Renaissance period as much as the twenty first century. quantity I surveys the choral tune of composers together with Josquin, Palestrina, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach whereas detailing the stylistic, textual, and extramusical concerns special to the themes coated. attention of Renaissance song contains either sacred and secular works, particularly addressing the expansion of sacred tune, the increase of secular tune, and the proliferation of sacred polyphony from Josquin to Palestrina. dialogue of the Baroque period is geared up via geographic situation, exploring the unfold of Baroque sort from Italy to German, France, and England. quantity I concludes by means of analyzing the classy 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 tune offers readers really expert perception into significant composers and works whereas delivering a cohesive realizing of choral music's position in Western history.

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