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Understanding the way music unfolds to the listener is a major key for unlocking the secrets of the composer's art. Musical Form and Analysis, highly regarded and widely used for two decades, provides a balanced theoretical and philosophical approach that helps upper-level undergraduate music majors understand the structures and constructions of major musical forms. Spring and Hutcheson present all of the standard topics expected in such a text, but their approach offers a unique conceptual thrust that takes readers beyond mere analytical terminology and facts.
Evocative rather than encyclopedic, the text is organized around three elements at work at all levels of music: time, pattern, and proportion. Well-chosen examples and direct, well-crafted assignments reinforce techniques. A 140-page anthology of music for in-depth analysis provides a wide range of carefully selected works.
Title of related interest also from Waveland Press: Spencer-Temko, A Practical Approach to the Study of Form in Music (ISBN 9780881338065).
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"Musical Form and Analysis is fantastic.... It is the best I have found." --Nkeiru Okoye, SUNY New Paltz
"An excellent, well-organized text. The musical scores that accompany the chapters are perfectly chosen." --Stephen Burnaman, Huston-Tillotson University
"The organization of the book is well done and the included examples are, by and large, excellent." --Frank Felice, Butler University
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Book Description Waveland Press, Inc., 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M147860722X