Higher Education

Listening to Western Music, 7th Edition

  • includes Introduction to Listening CD
  • Craig Wright Yale University
  • ISBN-10: 1133953913  |  ISBN-13: 9781133953913
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is designed to help you develop and refine the listening skills of your students and inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Craig Wright, who has taught Music Appreciation courses for more than 35 years, is consistently praised by reviewers and other professors for his unparalleled accuracy and his clear, direct, conversational style. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today's students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. This chronological text succinctly covers traditional Western music from medieval to modern, discussing examples from each historical period within their social contexts and the construction of each piece. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is the only text that provides Craig Wright's own Listening Exercises, in the book and online, which help students focus on important musical elements and episodes. A free CD, packaged with each copy of the text, includes all of the musical examples for the Part 1 listening exercises. A full set of optional online student resources includes Active Listening Guides, streaming music, an interactive eBook, quizzing, and more--all to challenge your students. All of the music discussed in the text is also available on CD and on Sony Music download cards.

Features and Benefits

  • The musical repertoire selected by Craig Wright is a definitive collection of carefully chosen recordings by world-renowned artists. The complete Western and pop/global repertoire is available on the new Sony Music download cards, or you can continue to order CDs for you and your students. The music is packaged in a five-CD set; a two-CD set that provides a smaller, core selection of music for listening study; and a separate CD that provides selections from popular and non-Western music.
  • Acclaimed integration of popular culture references, which help students relate music they don't know to music that they do, and fine art images that capture the cultural themes of each era.
  • The text is organized into 32 brief chapters that are introduced by eight part openers, each featuring an introduction to the historical period and an illustrated timeline of musical and historic events.
  • In-text Listening Guides help students understand and enjoy extended musical compositions on the CDs and download selections. Timing points within each guide allow the listener to follow along as the piece unfolds. The Listening Exercises accompanying key selections help students to develop and improve their listening skills through a text or online self-test.
  • Margin references point to CourseMate and other online resources, iTunes® and YouTube playlists, and to Craig Wright's class recordings in the Open Yale Courses.
  • Full coverage of women as composers, performers, and patrons of music exposes students to the significant contributions of women to the music world. Female composers covered include Hildegard of Bingen, Beatriz of Dia, Barbara Strozzi, Clara Schumann, and Augusta Read Thomas.
  • A complete set of optional online resources, available as a standalone environment (CourseMate) or for use within your LMS, includes an interactive eBook, Listening Exercises, Active Listening Guides, flashcards, tutorial quizzes, an interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, and more.
  • Active Listening Guides, in the optional online set of resources, integrate exciting, content-rich visuals with streaming music in order to engage students and help make the vocabulary and performances more accessible.
  • The website for the optional online resources links to a complete online course taught by Craig Wright at Open Yale Courses, an open-access selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The courses include exciting in-class performances and demonstrations and can be found at http://oyc.yale.edu/music.
  • Supplementary Listening Guides for many additional works not covered in the text are included in the optional online resources and the instructor's PowerLecture CD-ROM. These give the instructor more options for teaching the repertoire they want.
  • A full set of instructor resources is provided on the PowerLecture CD to help save you time preparing for class. It includes the Instructor's Manual, ExamView® computerized testing, and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides with lecture outlines, images, and audio that can be used as offered, or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material.
  • LISTENING TO MUSIC, a 39-chapter volume that covers popular and global music, is also available. The first 32 chapters are identical to LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING.
1. The Appeal of Music.
2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony.
3. Color, Texture, and Form.
4. Musical Style.
Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE, 476-1600.
5. Medieval Music, 476-1450.
6. Renaissance Music, 1450-1600.
Part III: THE BAROQUE PERIOD, 1600-1750.
7. Introduction to Baroque Art and Music.
8. Early Baroque Vocal Music.
9. Toward Late Baroque Instrumental Music.
10. The Late Baroque: Bach.
11. The Late Baroque: Handel.
Part IV: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 1750-1820.
12. Classical Style.
13. Classical Composers: Haydn and Mozart.
14. Classical Forms: Ternary and Sonata--Allegro.
15. Classical Forms: Theme and Variations, Rondo.
16. Classical Genres: Instrumental Music.
17. Classical Genres: Vocal Music.
18. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism.
Part V: ROMANTICISM, 1820-1900.
19. Introduction to Romanticism.
20. Romantic Music: The Art Song.
21. Romantic Music: Program Music, Ballet, and Musical Nationalism.
22. Romantic Music: Piano Music.
23. Romantic Opera: Italy.
24. Romantic Opera: Germany.
25. Nineteenth-Century Realistic Opera.
26. Late Romantic Orchestral Music.
Part VI: MODERN AND POSTMODERN ART MUSIC, 1880-PRESENT.
27. Impressionism and Exoticism.
28. Modernism in Music and the Arts.
29. Early-Twentieth-Century Modernism.
30. Russian and Eastern European Modernism.
31. Three American Voices.
32. Postmodernism.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • NEW Chapters 1-3 on the elements of music have been streamlined and rewritten for greater student appeal.
  • NEW Checklists of Musical Style have returned to the text, as requested by professors. Checklists for all eras appear in Chapter 4, on style eras, as a preview, and recur at the end of each era to summarize composers, genres, and treatment of the elements of music during that era.
  • NEW "What to Listen For" pointers appear at the beginning of each Listening Guide.
  • NEW Nineteenth-century nationalism has been incorporated into the chapters covering program music and late Romantic orchestral music.
  • NEW More than a dozen new, carefully selected pieces, as well as many fine new recordings of previous selections, have been added.
  • NEW Sony Music downloads cards are now available for all musical selections mentioned in the book. When you or your students visit the URL printed on the optional download card and enter the unique code provided on the card, the musical selections will be automatically downloaded to the iTunes® player or another music library that is installed on your computer or other device.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Listening to Western Music (with Introduction to Listening CD), 7th + 5 CD Set

ISBN-10: 1285579585  | ISBN-13: 9781285579580

List Price = $223.95  | CengageBrain Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Listening to Western Music
    List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • 5 CD Set
    List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.75


ePack: Printed Text + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305526821  | ISBN-13:  9781305526822

List Price = $162.95  | CengageBrain Price = $162.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Listening to Western Music
    List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • CourseMate with Active Listening Guide Instant Access
    List Price = $104.00  | CengageBrain Price = $104.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.00


Bundle: Text + MindTap® Music Printed Access Card with Active Listening Guides

ISBN-10:  1305610768  | ISBN-13:  9781305610767

List Price = $162.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Listening to Western Music
    List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + 2 CD Set

ISBN-10:  1285585658  | ISBN-13:  9781285585659

List Price = $179.95  | CengageBrain Price = $179.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Listening to Western Music
    List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • 2 CD Set
    List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50


Bundle: Text + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285582608 | ISBN-13:  9781285582603

List Price = $162.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Listening to Western Music
    List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $104.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The language used struck us as more accessible and conversational. It lacked, thankfully, the pedantic, overly-academic tone that can be an obstacle to many students. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Wright writes in a way that is easily understood by the non-music major. . . . The three greatest strengths of the text are (1) the easy manner and conversational style with which the material is treated, (2) the more global approach to the music of the 20th century, and (3) the connections to pop music that Dr. Wright makes to illustrate both musical characteristics and context."

— Elliott Jones, Santa Ana College

"Strengths: 1.The numerous additional listening selections AND listening guides online. Excellent for those serious students who would go the extra mile. 2.Even though I currently do not have use for it, I am sure instructors in general appreciates the online grading for the listening exercises. 3. Reference to current developments and personalities."

— Francy Acosta, University of Chicago

"The organization of LISTENING TO MUSIC is excellent and it is a good survey of Western Art Music."

— James Ieraci, Burlington County College

"The first chapter is far superior [to the text in use]. I feel that students need an explanation of the current state of popular music with comparisons to the past. . . . Today's students are engrossed in pop music and do not have even a basic understanding of why things are. Because students are entrenched in pop music, many of them are not interested into delving into topics that challenge the ideologies they are accustomed too. I believe your text takes an approach that addresses the aforementioned statement."

— Eric Bonds, University of Mississippi

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 1285164474 | ISBN-13: 9781285164472)

The PowerLecture CD includes a collection of resources designed to help you assess the progress of your students and save you time preparing for class. The set includes an Instructor's Manual, ExamView® computerized testing, and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides with lecture outlines, images, and audio that can be used as offered, or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes with its easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system. It offers both a Quick Test Wizard and an Online Test Wizard that guide you step by step through the process of creating tests, while its "what you see is what you get" capability allows you to see the test you are creating on the screen exactly as it will print or display online. You can build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using ExamView's complete word-processing capabilities, you can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions. The Test Bank includes listening items with music clips.

2 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 128509722X | ISBN-13: 9781285097220)

Includes the core repertoire of music discussed in the book. If you would like your students to have access to all of the selections mentioned in the book, please advise them to order the 5-CD set and the Popular/Global CD, or the equivalent Sony Music download cards.

List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

5 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1285097238 | ISBN-13: 9781285097237)

Includes all of the classical Western selections discussed in the book. If you would like to have access to all of the popular and global selections mentioned in the book, please order the Popular/Global CD, or the equivalent Sony Music download card.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.75

CourseMate with Active Listening Guide Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285097599 | ISBN-13: 9781285097596)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with text-specific embedded media. Resources include Active Listening Guides, streaming music, an interactive timeline, links to recordings of Craig Wright's classes in Open Yale Courses, quizzes, interactive demonstrations of musical elements and differences between styles, a video of A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Listening Exercises, flashcards, and more.

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MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright's Listening to Music  (ISBN-10: 1305276159 | ISBN-13: 9781305276154)

MindTap™ Music for Wright's Listening to Music, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

Introductory CD and 2-CD CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285164458 | ISBN-13: 9781285164458)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to the Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Introduction to Listening CD and the 2-CD set, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $25.00  | CengageBrain Price = $25.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

Introductory CD and 5-CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285164466 | ISBN-13: 9781285164465)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Introduction to Listening CD and the 5-CD set, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75

Popular and Global CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 128516444X | ISBN-13: 9781285164441)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Popular and Global Music CD, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $15.00  | CengageBrain Price = $15.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.25

Popular and Global Music CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285097246 | ISBN-13: 9781285097244)

Includes all music discussed in the Popular and World Music chapters of LISTENING TO MUSIC, Seventh Edition.

List Price = $14.95  | CengageBrain Price = $14.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.25

Student Supplements

2 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 128509722X | ISBN-13: 9781285097220)

Includes the core repertoire of music discussed in the book. If you would like to have access to all of the selections mentioned in the book, please order the 5-CD set and the Popular/Global CD, or the equivalent Sony Music download cards.

List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

5 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1285097238 | ISBN-13: 9781285097237)

Includes all of the classical Western selections discussed in the book. If you would like to have access to all of the popular and global selections mentioned in the book, please order the Popular/Global CD, or the equivalent Sony Music download card.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.75

CourseMate with Active Listening Guide Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285097599 | ISBN-13: 9781285097596)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Open the interactive eBook, take notes and practice quizzes, and use the integrated audio and visual environment within the Active Listening Guides to gain a deeper understanding of the musical concepts presented within the chapters. Other resources include streaming music, an interactive timeline, links to recordings of Craig Wright's classes in the Open Yale Courses, interactive demonstrations of musical elements and differences between styles, a video of A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Listening Exercises, flashcards, and more.

List Price = $104.00  | CengageBrain Price = $104.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.00

MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright's Listening to Music  (ISBN-10: 1305276159 | ISBN-13: 9781305276154)

MindTap™ Music for Wright's Listening to Music, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285798333 | ISBN-13: 9781285798332)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.00

Introductory CD and 2-CD CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285164458 | ISBN-13: 9781285164458)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to the Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Introduction to Listening CD and the 2-CD set, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $25.00  | CengageBrain Price = $25.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794532 | ISBN-13: 9781285794532)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Introductory CD and 5-CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285164466 | ISBN-13: 9781285164465)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Introduction to Listening CD and the 5-CD set, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.75

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285790731 | ISBN-13: 9781285790732)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Popular and Global CD Set Digital Music Downloads, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 128516444X | ISBN-13: 9781285164441)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to the music on the Popular and Global Music CD, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $15.00  | CengageBrain Price = $15.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.25

Popular and Global Music CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285097246 | ISBN-13: 9781285097244)

Includes all music discussed in the Popular and World Music chapters of LISTENING TO MUSIC, Seventh Edition.

List Price = $14.95  | CengageBrain Price = $14.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Craig Wright

Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past forty years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is currently the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music. At Yale, Wright’s courses include his perennially popular introductory course, Listening to Music (also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses); his large lecture course Exploring the Nature of Genius; and most recently his Coursera course Introduction to Classical Music. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach. Wright has also been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. And in 2010 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee, banjo player Steve Martin. In addition to LISTENING TO MUSIC and LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC, EIGHTH EDITION, Wright has also published THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC, SECOND EDITION; LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Schirmer Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2010), with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is currently at work on a volume titled MOZART’S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.