Welcome to the A-R Online Music History Textbook

The A-R Online History Textbook consists of articles to view and download for music courses. The Resource currently contains surveys of each historic era:

Medieval Music

Music in the Renaissance

Music in the Baroque Era

Music in the Classical Era

Romantic Music

Twentieth-Century Music

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These survey articles are the starting point, with more planned for inclusion in this online resource. Additional articles on genres, forms, important composers, significant works, and other topics are in preparation.

Click here to use the A-R Online Music Anthology

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