[Menvi-discuss] Music history textbooks

Kelby Carlson kelbycarlson at gmail.com
Tue May 7 20:33:20 EDT 2013

You can get "A History of Western Music", on Bookshare, which is 
the original (non-abridged) version of A Concise History of 
Western Music.  (If you're professor is finewith it, of 
course-mine was.) The anthologies aren't available, as far as I 

Also, am I a terrible person for not using scores a lot of the 
time during listening assignments? (I'm a vocalist, read braille 
music only enough to do choir, and find that looking at scores is 
usually more confusing than helpful.)


 ----- Original Message -----
From: Kaiti Shelton <crazy4clarinet104 at gmail.com
To: menvi-discuss at menvi.org
Date sent: Tue, 7 May 2013 20:15:08 -0400
Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Music history textbooks

Hi everyone,

For those of you who have taken music history, far past or fairly
recent to the present, have you used these books and/or know if 
would have them?

Barbara Russano Hanning, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth
Edition, ISBN 978-0-393-93251-5.  with accompanying music 
Vol.  1: ISBN 978-0-393-93126-6; Vol.  2: ISBN 978-0-393-93127-3; 
3: ISBN 978-0-393-93240-9

I got lucky; I have a fabulous music history professor next year, 
together we're trying to locate as many of the materials we'll 
need in
braille before we put in a request to disability services and our 
student braille music transcribers to tackle what's left.  We've 
plenty of the scores we need for listening assignments, but 
neither my
professor or I have had any luck finding these books at least 
I plan to call NLS tomorrow in the morning, unless of course 
here has already tried that and knows they're not available.  I'm 
seeing anything online so I don't think they have them, but I 
I'd double check in case I can save the student transcribers some
work...  three anthologies, even just the examples we use in
class/homework and nothing more, will probably still be a lot on 
of the theory and sight singing music they already transcribe.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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