Folk & Traditional Music of the Western Continents

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Students and informed amateurs of the history of music have long needed a series of books that are comprehensive, authoritative, and engagingly written. They have needed books written by spe≠cialistsóbut specialists interested in communicating vividly. The Prentice-Hall History of Music Series aims at filling these needs.
Six books in the series present a panoramic view of the history of Western music, divided among the major historical periods-Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Contempo≠rary. The rich yet neglected folk and traditional music of both hemispheres is discussed in two other books. The music of the United States, from the colonial period to the present, is the subject of yet another. Taken together, the nine volumes of the series are a

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