The purpose of this text is to introduce readers or beginning music students to the history and evolution of classical music in the western hemisphere. Every attempt has been made to relate the events and significant musical trends in plain English, without excessive musical terminology. As a result, the text is designed to be useful for students at a high school or collegiate reading level without any requirement that they be able to read music. Aimed primarily for non-music majors, this book provides a clear, concise overview of the history of western music from the beginning of the Medieval period to the present day.
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.