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Welcome to the A-R Music Anthology Content Guides

The A-R Music Anthology Content Guides are offered to instructors and their students. The Content Guides are organized by style period and include the following elements:

Content Guide Structure

  • Assigned Readings
    • Core Survey
    • Analytical Commentaries
    • Composer Biographies
  • Summary List
    • Genres to Understand
    • Music Terms to Understand
    • Names and Works to Remember
    • Main Concepts
  • Assigned Scores and Recordings
  • Exercises

Content Guides to Download

The Content Guides currently available include:
Introduction and Overview by Jonathan Rhodes Lee
The Middle Ages, Part 1: Monophonic Traditions by Karen Cook
The Middle Ages, Part 2: Polyphonic Traditions by Karen Cook
The Renaissance, Part 1: The Roots of Renaissance Music in the Fifteenth Century by Allen Scott
The Renaissance, Part 2: Renaissance Music in the Sixteenth Century by Allen Scott
The Baroque Period, Part 1: Vocal Genres of the Seventeenth Century by Jonathan Rhodes Lee
The Baroque Period, Part 2: Developments in Instrumental Music by Jonathan Rhodes Lee
The Baroque Period, Part 3: National Styles and Encyclopedism by Jonathan Rhodes Lee
The Classical Era, Part 1: 1750 to 1780 by Nancy November
The Classical Era, Part 2: 1780 to 1820 by Nancy November
The Nineteenth Century, Part 1: Romanticism by Joseph E. Jones and Sarah Marie Lucas
The Nineteenth Century, Part 2: Nationalism & Ideology by Joseph E. Jones and Sarah Marie Lucas
The Nineteenth Century, Part 3: Toward Modernism by Joseph E. Jones and Sarah Marie Lucas

Additional Content Guides are in preparation, specifically topical ones, and will be available soon.


Contributors welcome! Contact Jonathan Rhodes Lee, if you would like more information about creating workbooks.