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  • September 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93638-4
  • 504 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide
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    Shorter Twelfth Edition

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    Kristine Forney (Author, California State University, Long Beach), Andrew Dell'Antonio (Author, University of Texas, Austin), Joseph Machlis (Author, Late of Queens College, CUNY)


    Setting the Standard. Raising the Bar. The Enjoyment of Music has been the most trusted introduction to music for more than five decades.

    This shorter edition of The Enjoyment of Music continues to teach students how to listen and connect to any kind of music. After more than fifty years of successfully preparing students for a lifetime of informed listening, the Twelfth Edition raises the bar with an expanded repertory of appealing music, an exciting new listening and assessment pedagogy, and the richest and most user-friendly online resources available to students today.


    A diverse repertory that develops students’ listening skills

    The Enjoyment of Music, Twelfth Edition, offers clear, streamlined Listening Guides to help students develop lifelong, focused listening skills; the “What to listen for” feature describes individual musical elements they will hear. This edition offers the most diverse and appealing repertory available to students today. Composers and works not found in other appreciation texts include Lili Boulanger, Gabriel Fauré, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, William Billings, and African American spirituals. Non-Western works span Islamic chants to music from early Latin America, India, China, Japan, Mexico, East Africa, and the world of video games. 

    Total Access to music and more

    Students have access to streaming music, interactive Listening Guides—now compatible with mobile devices—orchestra and Metropolitan Opera videos, and much more. For the first time, users of the Shorter Edition have online access to all of the music featured in the Full edition—108 selections totaling ten hours—for an unprecedented value. 

    Quizzing to Learn

    Informed by faculty and student focus groups, Norton's new formative assessment platform, InQuizitive, provides assignments that test students’ knowledge while providing performance-specific feedback. Animations, videos, comparative music examples, and ebook links allow students to learn as they go, mastering both content and concepts to meet course goals. 

    Teaching today’s students how to listen to—and connect with—all kinds of music

    The text is framed by the goals and reasons for creating music throughout history, all of which remain relevant today. “Encounter” boxes expose students to non-Western music; “Interface” sections link music to other subjects students may be studying; and “Your Turn to Explore” activities help students make connections between pieces they’ve studied and music they listen to every day. The online “Explore” exercises are modeled on the “Your Turn To Explore” activities and, using prompt questions, encourage students to apply what they have learned in the text to other styles and examples of music. 

    Greater flexibility and more ease of use than any other appreciation text

    A new modular chapter format makes it easy to adapt the book to any syllabus. Total Access consolidates all digital media—music, video, ebook, activities, and assessments—into an easily accessible framework. With a Norton Coursepack, instructors can customize their course, create their own playlists, customize reading assignments, and assess student performance using the learning management system they already know. 

      Part 1. The Materials of Music
      Prelude 1: Listening to Music Today
      1. Melody: Musical Line
      2. Rhythm and Meter: Musical Time
      3. Harmony: Musical Depth
      4. The Organization of Musical Sounds
      5. Musical Texture
      6. Musical Form
      7. Musical Expression: Tempo and Dynamics
      8. Music and Words
      9. Voices and Instrument Families
      10. Western Musical Instruments
      11. Musical Ensembles
      12. Style and Function of Music in Society

      Part 2. The Middle Ages and Renaissance
      Prelude 2: Music as Commodity and Social Activity
      13. Voice and Worship: Tradition and Individuality in Medieval Chant
      14. Layering Lines: Early Polyphony of the Notre Dame
      15. Symbols and Puzzles: Machaut and the Medieval Mind
      16. Singing in Friendship: The Renaissance Madrigal
      17. Remember Me: Personalizing the Motet in the Renaissance
      18. Glory Be: Music for the Renaissance Mass
      19. Instrumental Movements: Medieval and Renaissance Dance Music

      Part 3. The Baroque Era
      Prelude 3: Music as Exploration and Drama
      20. Voicing the Virgin: Cozzolani and Italian Baroque Sacred Music
      21. Performing Grief: Purcell and Early Opera
      22. Musical Sermons: Bach and the Lutheran Cantata
      23. Textures of Worship: Handel and the English Oratorio
      24. Independent Study: Billings and the Early North American Sacred Tradition
      25. Grace and Grandeur: The Baroque Dance Suite
      26. Sounding Spring: Vivaldi and the Baroque Concerto
      27. Process as Meaning: Bach and the Fugue

      Part 4. Eighteenth-Century Classicism

      Prelude 4: Music as Order and Logic
      28. Musical Conversations: Haydn and Classical Chamber Music
      29. The Ultimate Instrument: Haydn and the Symphony
      30. Expanding the Conversation: Mozart, Chamber Music, and Larger Forms
      31. Conversation with a Leader: The Classical Concerto
      32. Personalizing the Conversation: Beethoven and the Classical Sonata
      33. Disrupting the Conversation: Beethoven and the Symphony in Transition
      34. Making It Real: Mozart and Classical Opera
      35. Mourning a Hero: Mozart and the Requiem

      Part 5. The Nineteenth Century
      Prelude 5: Music as Passion and Individualism
      36. Musical Reading: Schubert, Schumann, and the Early Romantic Lied
      37. Marketing Music: Foster and Early “Popular” Song
      38. Dancing at the Keyboard: Chopin and Romantic Piano Music
      39. Musical Diaries: Hensel and Programmatic Piano Music
      40. Piano Triumphant: Gottschalk and Romantic Virtuosity
      41. Personal Soundtracks: Berlioz and the “Program Symphony”
      42. Sounding a Nation: Grieg and Orchestral Nationalism
      43. Absolutely Classic: Brahms and the Nineteenth-Century Symphony
      44. Multimedia Hits: Verdi and Italian Romantic Opera
      45. Total Art: Wagner and German Romantic Opera
      46. Poetry in Motion: Tchaikovsky and the Ballet
      47. Exotic Allure: Puccini and the Italian Verismo Tradition
      48. Accepting Death: Fauré and the Requiem
      49. Mythical Impressions: Program Music at the End of the Nineteenth Century
      50. Jubilees and Jubilation: The African American Spiritual Tradition
      51. A Good Beat: American Vernacular Music at the Close of an Era

      Part 6. Twentieth-Century Modernism
      Prelude 6: Making Music Modern
      52. Anything Goes: Schoenberg and Musical Expressionism
      53. Calculated Shock: Stravinsky and Modernist Multimedia
      54. Still Sacred: Boulanger and Religious Music in the Twentieth Century
      55. War Is Hell: Berg and Expressionist Opera
      56. American Intersections: Jazz and Blues Traditions
      57. Modern America: Still and Musical Modernism in the United States
      58. Folk Opera? Gershwin and Jazz as “Art”
      59. Sounds American: Ives, Copland, and Musical Nationalism in the United States
      60. Also American: Revueltas and Mexican Musical Modernism
      61. Classic Rethinking: Bartók and the “Neo-Classical” Turn

      Part 7. Postmodernism: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
      Prelude 7: Music and The Postmodern Turn
      62. New Sound Palettes: Mid-Twentieth Century American Experimentalists
      63. Staged Sentiment: American Musical Theater
      64. Less is More: Reich and Minimalist Music
      65. Returning with Interest: Dylan, Corigliano, and Postmodern Reworkings
      66. Neo-Romantic Evocations: Higdon and Program Music into the Twenty-First Century
      67. Underscoring Meaning: Williams, Dun, and Music for Film
      68. Icons in Sound: Tavener and Postmodern Orthodoxy
      69. Reality Shows: Adams and Contemporary Opera