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Anthology for Music in Western Civilization, Volume I: Media Update 1st Edition

Timothy J. Roden, Craig Wright, Bryan R. Simms

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 768 Pages


The ANTHOLOGY FOR MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Media Update, Volume I, together with its companion Volume II, contains a total of 224 scores representing all the major European styles, genres, and composers. The anthologies include an introduction to, a score for, and (where applicable) lyrics and translation for each piece discussed in Wright and Simms’s MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION and included in the supplementary CD set. Volume I of the anthology is correlated to Chapters 1 through 40 in the text, while Volume II is correlated to Chapters 41 through 83 in the text. The anthologies are available in a two-volume set to provide instructors with maximum flexibility.

Timothy J. Roden, Ohio Wesleyan University

Timothy J. Roden (Bachelor of Music, Houghton College, 1980; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992) teaches music history, world music, survey of music literature, and music appreciation at Ohio Wesleyan University. He received grants from Northwestern University and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst that allowed him to complete research in Berlin, Germany, on German orchestral lieder. He has contributed an article on Schumann's lieder to the NATS Journal, is preparing an edition of orchestral lieder for a scholarly press, and has prepared ancillaries to accompany Wright's LISTENING TO MUSIC (Thomson-Schirmer).

Craig Wright, Yale University

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.

Bryan R. Simms, University of Southern California

Bryan R. Simms (Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1966; Ph.D., Yale University, 1971) has taught since 1976 at the University of Southern California, where he has been director of graduate studies and is currently chair of the department of musicology. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Foundation. He is the author of books and articles on topics in twentieth-century music and music theory, including MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Schirmer 1996) and, most recently, THE ATONAL MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, 1908-1923 (Oxford University Press).
  • Informative, in-depth introductions to each of the pieces discussed in Wright and Simms’s text, MUSIC IN CIVILIZATION, go into greater detail on the points explored in the text.
  • Complete scores for each piece of music included, and where applicable, lyrics and translation follow the score.
  • Two volumes for maximum teaching flexibility are especially useful for instructors who teach the course over two terms. Volume I of the anthology is correlated to Chapters 1 through 40 in the text Music in Western Civilization, while Volume II is correlated to Chapters 41 through 83.
  • Superb, review-acclaimed scholarship is in the anthologies and the core textbook. The clear writing places music in a useful and popular sociocultural context.
1. Music in Ancient Greece.
2. Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Music in Rome, Jerusalem, and the Early Christian World.
3. Chant in the Monastery and Convent.
4. Music Theory in the Monastery: John of St. Gall and Guido of Arezzo.
5. Later Medieval Chant: Tropes, Sequences, and the Liturgical Drama of Hildegard of Bingen.
6. Troubadours and Trouvères.
7. Early Polyphony.
8. Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame.
9. Inside the Cathedral Close and University: Conductus and Motet.
10. In the Parisian Master’s Study: Music Theory of the Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova.
11. Music at the Court of the French Kings: The Ars Nova.
12. Fourteenth-Century Music in Reims: Guillaume de Machaut.
13. Avignon, Symbolic Scores, and the Ars Subtilior.
Musical Interlude 1: From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Performance.
14. Music in Florence, 1350-1425.
15. Music at the Cathedral of Florence.
16. Music in England.
17. Music at the Court of Burgundy.
18. Music at the French Royal Court.
19. Music in the Low Countries.
Musical Interlude 2: Music in the Late Renaissance.
20. Popular Music in Florence, 1470-1540: Carnival Song and Lauda, Frottola, and Early Madrigal.
21. Josquin Desprez and Music in Ferrara.
Musical Interlude 3: Music Printing During the Renaissance.
22. Music in Renaissance Paris.
23. Renaissance Instruments and Instrumental Music.
Musical Interlude 4: Music Theory in the Renaissance.
24. Music in Three German Cities: The Protestant-Catholic Confrontation.
25. Rome and the Music of the Counter-Reformation.
26. Music in Elizabethan England, Part I: Early Vocal Music.
27. Music in Elizabethan England, Part II: Later Vocal Music and Instrumental Music.
28. The Later Madrigal in Ferrara and Mantua: Gesualdo and Monteverdi.
29. Early Baroque Music.
30. The Birth of Opera: Florence, Mantua, and Venice.
31. The Concerted Style in Venice and Dresden.
32. Religious Music in Baroque Rome.
Musical Interlude 5: A Baroque Christmas in the Andes of South America.
33. Instrumental Music in Italy.
34. Instrumental Music in Germany and Austria.
35. Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Vocal Music.
36. Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Instrumental Music.
Musical Interlude 6: From Ancient to Modern: Aspects of Baroque Music Theory.
37. Music in London, Part I: Henry Purcell.
38. Music in London, Part II: George Frideric Handel.
39. Johann Sebastian Bach: Instrumental Music in Weimar and Cöthen.
40. Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig.

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"While many of our incoming graduate students tend to be adept at identifying styles and composers in listening exams, they tend to freeze up when a score is put in front of them. . . . The anthology goes a long way toward helping to address this general shortcoming in the training of undergraduate music majors."