Welcome to the A-R Online Music History Textbook

The A-R Online History Textbook currently consists of foundational articles on Western Music to view and download for music courses. The styles covered include:

Medieval Music
Music in the Renaissance
Music in the Baroque Era
Music in the Classical Era
Romantic Music
Twentieth-Century Music

You can also search by section:
Overview/Survey
Genres & Forms
Music Theory
Major Composers
Significant Works

These foundational articles are the starting point, with more planned for inclusion in this online resource. More than forty articles are currently available (over 250,000 words), New articles in all these areas are in preparation, including women, black composers, and popular music.

Click here to use the A-R Online Music Anthology

Contributors welcome! Contact James Zychowicz, if you would like more information.


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