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

By Chester L. Alwes

A heritage of Western Choral tune explores some of the genres, key composers, and influential works necessary to the improvement of the western choral culture. writer Chester L. Alwes divides this exploration into volumes which movement from Medieval tune 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 specified to the themes coated. attention of Renaissance tune contains 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 way of geographic position, exploring the unfold of Baroque type from Italy to German, France, and England. quantity I concludes via interpreting 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 background of Western Choral track offers readers really expert perception into significant composers and works whereas delivering a cohesive knowing of choral music's position in Western history.

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