The Art of Ancient Music
|Author||: David Walter Leinweber|
|Publisher||: Lexington Books|
|Total Pages||: 195|
|Rating||: 4/5 (04 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Art of Ancient Music written by David Walter Leinweber and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-10-28 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the very beginning, music has helped us create our world – everything from language, to technology, to philosophy and religion. The Art of Ancient Music discusses the important role music has played in shaping human development. While emphasizing shared human themes, the text has a special focus on the rise of Western music in the ancient Near East, the Bible, and the Classical worlds. A final chapter provides a discussion of the way music helped bridge the gap between the ancient world and the Middle Ages, especially in the guise of Church music.