History of Music by Roy Bennett

History of Music

Roy Bennett
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  • ISBN
    9780521336819 / 0521336813
  • Title History of Music
  • Author Roy Bennett
  • Category Music: General Interest (children's/ya)
  • Format
  • Year 1987
  • Pages 80
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 190mm x 246mm x 7mm


An outline of the history of western music, emphasising recognition of style and period.

Publisher Description

This book presents a brief outline of the history of western music, covering all important areas, with the main emphasis on recognition of style and period. A checklist of pointers, or 'fingerprints' of music style, is included for each period and the book ends with a main summary chart. The book is intended to help GCSE candidates in areas of the examination which involve the history of music and music styles, especially in questions where they are asked to identify the period and composer of previously unheard pieces of music.

Author Biography

Roy Bennett, his father, was a British merchant seaman from 1944 to 1948 and a lecturer at the University of Derby. Roy Bennett also coauthor of Survivors: British Merchant Seamen in the Second World War.

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History of Music