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Welcome to the A-R Online Music History Textbook

The A-R Online History Textbook currently consists of foundational articles on Western Music to view and download for music courses.
The styles covered include:

  • Medieval Music
  • Music in the Renaissance
  • Music in the Baroque Era
  • Music in the Classical Era
  • Romantic Music
  • Twentieth-Century Music

You can also search by section:

  • Overview/Survey
  • Genres & Forms
  • Music Theory
  • Major Composers
  • Significant Works

These foundational articles are the starting point, with more planned for inclusion in this online resource. More than fifty articles are currently available (over 250,000 words). New articles in all these areas are in preparation, including women, black composers, and various perspectives on popular music. To assist in exploring the articles the Resource Pages in ARMA offer easy access to the resources

Click here to use the A-R Online Music Anthology

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