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A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

  • Author: Alwes, Chester L.
Alwes (emer., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is a respected teacher whose students lead choral programs worldwide. His personal, practical experience enriches his discussion... Highly recommended.... More…

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Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Western Choral Music-Medieval Foundations
  • a. The Liturgical Year and the Monastic Hours
  • b. The Mass
  • c. Modality
  • d. Modality in Polyphonic Music
  • e. The Origins of Polyphony
  • f. The Ars Nova
  • g. Isorhythm
  • h. Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377)
  • i. Conclusion
  • j. End Notes
  • 2. Sacred Choral Music of the Renaissance, I (1425-1525)
  • a. Early Fifteenth Century Motet
  • b. Origins of the Cyclic Mass
  • c. Masses of Guillaume DuFay
  • d. The Ockeghem Generation
  • e. Josquin des Prez: Masses
  • f. Josquin's Motets
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 3. Secular Choral Music of the Renaissance (1440-1625)
  • a. French Chanson
  • b. The Psalter
  • c. The German Lied
  • d. Italian Secular Music
  • 1. Verdelot and Arcadelt
  • 2. Cypriano de Rore (1516-1565)
  • 3. Marenzio, Wert and Gesualdo
  • 4. Gastoldi and the Balletto
  • e. Musica Transalpina: The English Madrigal
  • f. Madrigal Comedy and Intermedium
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 4. Sacred Choral Music of the Renaissance, II (1525-1600)
  • a. Josquin's Contemporaries
  • b. The post-Josquin Generation
  • c. Parody Mass
  • d. Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria
  • 1. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594)
  • 2. Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)
  • 3. Tomas Luis da Victoria (ca. 1548-1611)
  • f. Other Choral Genres
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 5. Sacred Choral Music in England (1450-1650)
  • a. The Choral Music of English Catholicism (1450-1530)
  • b. John Taverner (ca. 1495-1545)
  • c. Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585)
  • d. William Byrd (1543-1623)
  • e. Other Composers of Latin Church Music
  • f. Music for the Anglican Church
  • g. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • h. Tompkins and Weelkes
  • i. Conclusion
  • j. End Notes
  • k. The English Reformation-A Time Line
  • 6. Choral Music of the Italian Baroque (1600-1725)
  • a. Giovanni Gabrieli and the Polychoral Concerto
  • b. Monody
  • c. Oratorio: Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
  • d. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Sacred Music
  • e. Monteverdi and the Madrigal
  • f. Sacred Choral Music after Monteverdi
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 7. Choral Music in Germany from Hassler to Buxtehude
  • a. Lassus: The Foundation of German Baroque Music
  • b. Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)
  • c. Schutz's Contemporaries
  • d. Angst der Hellen und Friede der Seelen (1623)
  • e. From Schutz to Buxtehude
  • f. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 8. French Baroque Music (1650-1750)
  • a. Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
  • b. Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1635-1704)
  • c. Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
  • e. Jean-Phillippe Rameau (1683-1764)
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 9. Choral Music in England from the Restoration (1660) to Handel
  • a. Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
  • b. John Blow (1649-1708)
  • c. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • d. Purcell's Sacred Music
  • e. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • f. Handel and the Oratorio
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 10. The Choral Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • a. Motets
  • b. Cantatas
  • c. Oratorios
  • d. Masses
  • e. Mass in b minor (BWV 232)
  • f. Magnificat (BWV 243)
  • g. Johannespassion (BWV 245)
  • h. Matthauspassion (BWV 244)
  • h. Conclusion
  • i. End Notes
  • 11. Aspects of Classicism and Romanticism in Choral Music
  • a. Vocal Music
  • b. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
  • c. Romanticism
  • d. Conclusion
  • e. Appendix: Choral Composers in Eighteenth-Century Italy
  • f. End Notes
  • 12. The Mass (1750-1900)
  • a. Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
  • b. Franz-Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
  • c. Haydn's Late Masses (1796-1802)
  • d. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • e. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • f. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • g. Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
  • h. Franz Liszt (1811-1887)
  • i. Other Romantic Mass Composers
  • j. Conclusion
  • k. End Notes
  • 13. Romanticism and the Requiems of Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi and Brahms
  • a. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-Requiem in d minor, K. 626
  • b. Hector Berlioz-Grande Messe des Morts, op. 5
  • c. Giuseppe Verdi-Manzoni Requiem
  • d. Summary of the Latin Requiems
  • e. Johannes Brahms-Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45
  • f. End Notes
  • 14. Sacred Choral Music from Mozart to Liszt
  • a. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • b. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • c. Max Reger (1873-1916)
  • d. Nineteenth-Century Catholic Music
  • e. Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
  • f. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Quattro Pezzi sacri
  • g. Franz Liszt (1811-1887)
  • h. Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • i. Victorian England
  • j. End Notes