William E. Doyle Musical Voyages

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Musical Voyages

 
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Second Edition. Published 2001. Dr. William E. Doyle, Professor of Music, teaches his music appreciation course by genres to focus attention on the music, and not the history of the music. Firstly, the text of this book is divided into four different parts, or movements. Secondly, it is organized by musical genres. Part one, or Movement 1., concentrates on the tools of the composer, the "musical palette," including how music is classified and organized. In the second movement, many of the major genres of instrumental music are introduced. Each chapter is arranged to show the development of music and the genre through time. Movement III presents some of the most important vocal genres beginning with ancient Greek and Roman fragments, moving through Gregorian chant, and finally opera. The last part of the text, Movement IV, is the finale to the course. Ballet, program, "entertainment," and late 20th Century music are examined. The appendices of the book give you an opportunity to review information on composers and musical terms, and compare musical forms and genres.

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