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The History and Theory of Music
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The History and Theory of Music

Welcome to the History and Theory of Music course. Please use the tabs above to navigate the syllabus.

Throughout the syllabus, you will see certain symbols to indicate different types of lessons:

  • Composers
  • Music Theory
  • Map
  • Place Focus
  • Quizzes

Unmarked links represent historical developments.

Music of the World

Museum Tour

Bibliography

American Museum of Natural History. "Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins." New York: 2019.

Botsford, Ward. "Giuseppe Verdi." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8517, Vox Productions, Inc., 1961.

Burkholder, J. Peter. The Norton Anthology of Western Music, Fifth Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Burrows, John. Classical Music. New York: Metro Books, 2004.

Cooper, Paul. Perspectives in Music Theory. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973.

Forney, Kristine. The Norton Scores, Ninth Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003.

Kean, Gerald. "Johann Strauss." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8514, Vox Productions, Inc., 1959.

Kuranda, Marianne. "Joseph Haydn." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8508, Vox Productions, Inc., 1959.

Kuranda, Marianne. "Richard Wagner." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8509, Vox Productions, Inc., 1960.

Kuranda, Marianne. "Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8512, Vox Productions, Inc., 1959.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Musical Instruments." New York: 2019.

Parker, Philip. World History. New York: Metro Books, 2010.

Rossi, Nick and Raffery, Sadie. Music through the Centuries. Boston: Bruce Humphries Publishers, 1963.

Seaton, Douglass. Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1991.

Simon, Alfred. "John Philip Sousa." Allegro Music Masters. ACS 8515, Vox Productions, Inc., 1959.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. "David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins." Washington, DC: 2019.

Woods, Thomas. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2012.