This anthology to accompany Gateways to Understanding Music is comprised of musical "texts." These broadly defined texts—primarily musical scores—facilitate the integration of score study and music theory into the ethno/musicology curriculum, a necessary focus in the training of the professional musician. As posed by the textbook, the last question in each modular "gateway" is "Where do I go from here?" This resource provides one more opportunity to go beyond the textbook to examine music scores and texts in even greater depth. This anthology is a combination of primary sources for study: musical scores and music transcriptions, along with a few primary source documents and musical exercises.
PART I: MUSIC HISTORY TO 1500 CE / Gateway 1: Music of Foragers / Gateway 2: Music of Nomadic Pastoralists / Gateway 3: Music of Horticultural Societies / Gateway 4: Buddhist Music / Gateway 5: Christian Chant / Gateway 6: Qur’anic Chant / Gateway 7: Early European Polyphonic Music / Gateway 8: Music of China / Gateway 9: Music of the Middle East / Gateway 10: African Music / Gateway 11: European Village Music / PART II: MUSIC HISTORY FROM 1500 TO 1900 / Gateway 12: Renaissance Sacred Vocal Music / Gateway 13: Renaissance Secular Vocal Music / Gateway 14: Renaissance Dance Music / Gateway 15: Renaissance Lute Music / Gateway 16: North Indian Classical Music / Gateway 17: Baroque Opera / Gateway 18: Baroque Orchestral Music / Gateway 19: Baroque Sacred Music / Gateway 20: Baroque Keyboard Music / Gateway 21: Javanese Court Music / Gateway 22: Classical-period Chamber Music / Gateway 23: Classical-period Symphonies / Gateway 24: Classical-period Opera / Gateway 25: Classical-period Piano Music / Gateway 26: Music of the Atlantic Slave Trade / Gateway 27: Beethoven’s Symphonies / Gateway 28: Programmatic Orchestra Works / Gateway 29: Romantic-period Piano Music / Gateway 30: Early American Popular Music / Gateway 31: Nineteenth-century Opera / Gateway 32: European Musical Nationalism / Gateway 33: Classical Music at Century’s End / Gateway 34: African American Religious Music / PART III: MUSIC HISTORY DURING THE LONG TWENTIETH CENTURY / Gateway 35: The Blues / Gateway 36: American Band Music / Gateway 37: Ragtime / Gateway 38: Music of Early European Modernists / Gateway 39: Balinese Gamelan / Gateway 40: Early Jazz / Gateway 41: Swing / Gateway 42: American Popular Song / Gateway 43: American Symphonic Nationalism / Gateway 44: Mexican and Mexican American Mariachi Music / Gateway 45: Country Music / Gateway 46: Bebop / Gateway 47: Classical Music and World War II / Gateway 48: Trinidadian Steel Pan Music / Gateway 49: Rock / Gateway 50: New Directions in Jazz / Gateway 51: The Classical Avant-garde / Gateway 52: Salsa / Gateway 53: Rap and Hip-Hop / Gateway 54: Neo-traditional Jazz / Gateway 55: Postmodern Classical Music / Gateway 56: Reggae / Gateway 57: American Popular Music Today / Gateway 59: Classical Music Today / Gateway 60: World Music Today
Praise for GATEWAYS TO UNDERSTANDING MUSIC:
"At last! An innovative, practical, and inclusive approach to studying music of Europe, North America, and beyond that puts popular and world music, American jazz, and European classical music into conversation with one another by looking at their origins and interrelationships through the lens of World history."
Anne K. Rasmussen, Professor, The College of William and Mary
"Gateways to Understanding Music provides a profoundly new and refreshingly original approach to examining the music of the world’s cultures in cohesive, comparable, and contrasting ways that illuminate the power and meaning of all of the musics."
Tayloe Harding, Dean, School of Music, University of South Carolina