By Chester L. Alwes

ISBN-10: 0195177428

ISBN-13: 9780195177428

ISBN-10: 0199361932

ISBN-13: 9780199361939

A historical past of Western Choral track 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 circulate 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 detailed to the themes coated. attention of Renaissance tune contains either sacred and secular works, particularly addressing the expansion of sacred track, the increase of secular track, and the proliferation of sacred polyphony from Josquin to Palestrina. dialogue of the Baroque period is prepared via geographic place, exploring the unfold of Baroque variety from Italy to German, France, and England. quantity I concludes by way of studying the cultured underpinnings of the early Classical and Romantic eras. Framing dialogue in the political, non secular, cultural, philosophical, aesthetic, and technological contexts of every period, A heritage of Western Choral song offers readers really expert perception into significant composers and works whereas offering a cohesive knowing of choral music's position in Western history.

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