Rhinegold Dictionary Of Music In Sound

Rhinegold Dictionary Of Music In Sound
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This unique and multidimensional resource, for students , teachers and musicians, explains 2,300 musical terms through three different methods:

Written definitions
Music notation
Audio extracts

From acciaccatura and fragmentation, to ostinato and vihuela - each one is linked to a scored and audio example.


Musical terms are defined, covering western music from the dark ages to the 20th Century.

The definitions are backed up by an extensive reference section, including eight chapters on the elements of music:

Rhythm, metre and tempo
Tonality, modality and atonality
Melody, figuration and ornamentation
Timbre and texture
The structure of music
Style, genre and historical context


Each musical term in the dictionary is linked to a specially prepared score. For ease of use, precise timings are given so that readers can identify the exact points at which particular compositional details can be heard.


Each scored example can be heard on audio CD. There are 274 recorded extracts in total, completing this unique resource.

"The Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound is beautifully put together, clear, unstuffy and thorough. I wish it had been around when I was studying music at school and university, with its long-overdue collation of written explanations, notated music examples and sound clips in one nifty box. The placing of musical terminology in its historical context is particularly welcome and possibly unique on so generous a scale. I am already using it in my research for a new TV series, and love the easy cross-referencing. Delia Smith for music. First rate." Howard Goodall

David Bowman was for 20 years director of music at Ampleforth College and a chief examiner for the University of London Schools Examination Board (now Edexcel) from 1982 to 1998. His publications include Sound Matters (co-authored with Bruce Cole, Schott, 1989), Aural Matters (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1993), Aural Matters in Practice (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1994), Analysis Matters (Rhinegold, Volume 1 1997, Volume 2 1998) and numerous articles for Music Teacher. He is a contributor to the Collins Classical Music Encyclopedia (2000) and author of the Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound (2002).


Product IDCOBS012944703
Composer/Artist/Author David Bowman
Publisher Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
Publisher Ref No 9780946890873
Language Eng
Media Book & CD/Digital Version To Download
No of Pages826

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