Please download the PDF version for this reading before the start of the semester, and read Chapter 4:

https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/understanding-music-past-and-present

These are two texts that will be referenced in the first semester of your course:

  1. Wright, Craig M. and Simms, Bryan. (2010). Music in Western Civilization. Belmont, California: Thomson-Schirmer. (NB: Please see update on purchase of books on pricing and availability from our appointed vendor.)
  2. Schulenberg, D. (2001). Music of the Baroque. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Please click the hyperlinks for details, if you are interested to acquire these books for your personal collection.

A full reading list will be given to you in the first week of the semester.