Style in Musical Art

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CONTENTS
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I. FORECAST
Sphere of style--Sources of differences of style--Properties of material and their influences--External influences and their reactions--Complications--Reasons of simplicity of style in early Church Music--Influence of the connection of Music with words--Influence of the stage--Differences between Operatic and Instrumental Styles--Racial predispositions--Qualities of style illustrative of sincerity of intention--Style in great and small things--Style and contents --The ideal of style--Tests. 1
II. CHORAL STYLE
Meaning of tradition and the effects of progress--Style in early and simple phases of Art--Influence of the limitations of the human singing voice on style--Melodic significance inevitable--Primitive experiments--Combinations of melodic passages--How differences of source are identifiable even in slender conditions--The early Choral Music of different Nations.18
III. SIMPLE TYPES OF INSTRUMENTAL STYLE
Distinctiveness--Influence of the characteristics of different instruments--The Lute--The Organ--Stringed instruments played with a bow--Technique and Style.37
IV. STYLE IN MUSIC FOR THE DOMESTIC KEYED INSTRU-MENTS
The limitations of domestic keyed instruments--Compared with the Organ--Their influence on Style--Their association with secular conditions--Influence of the necessity for compromises--Arrangements and translations--Fascination of providing for deficiencies--Borrowing from maturer branches of Art--Devices of early composers--The English Composers 53

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • I Forecast 1
  • Iii Simple Types of Instrumental Style 37
  • Iv Style in Music for the Domestic Keyed Instruments 53
  • V Elementary Complications of Style 72
  • Vi Form and Style 88
  • Vii Influence of Audiences on Style 106
  • Viii Influence of Audiences on Style 131
  • Ix National Influences on Style 152
  • X Texture I 173
  • Xi Texture 189
  • Xii Evolution of Thematic Material 209
  • Xiii Evolution of Thematic Material 228
  • Xiv the Sphere of Temperament 249
  • Xv Functions of Thematic Material 265
  • Xvi the Functions of Thematic Material II 289
  • Xvii Theory and Academicism 305
  • Xviii Antitheses 319
  • Xix Realistic Suggestion 335
  • Xx Quality I 373
  • Xxi Quality II 392
  • Appendix 429
  • Index 433
  • INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS 439
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