NOW AVAILABLE:  The Matrix of Western Culture

Art, music, literature, philosophy, science, history: how do they all fit together?

The Matrix of Western Culture presents a framework for seeing the "big picture."  Imagine a grid with these cultural categories on one axis and time, marked in centuries, on the other.  The interior of the matrix comprises a representative repertoire described in a series of brief, readable essays.

Well-read adults will, over the years, have encountered individual works in each of the categories that make up the matrix.  Many readers will share my interest in organizing this knowledge into a coherent framework.  The Matrix of Western Culture offers an accessible overview that one can keep in mind all at once.

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 The Matrix of Western Culture:  Perspectives on History, the Arts and Ideas.  Kindle and CreateSpace, 2017.

Camerata:  A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses.  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Guide to the Bookstores of Toronto, with P. Warren, ECW Press, Toronto, Ontario, 220 pp. October, 1996

Musical Resources for the Revised Common Lectionary,
Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, 613 pp., 1994

Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music: 1940-1985, Music Library Association, 1987; MLA Index and Bibliography Series, No. 25, 370 pp.
 [Winner of the Music Library Association, Vincent Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography of the year, 1989]

Une esquisse de la pensée musicale, École de Musique, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 438 pp., 1985

La musique et les grandes époques de l'art, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 261 pp., 1984

Claude Debussy and Twentieth‑Century Music, G. K. Hall Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, 165 pp., 1983

Introduction to Nineteenth‑Century Music, University of Pittsburgh: University External Studies Program, 379 pp., 1977

Claude Debussy and the Poets, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 345 pp., 1976

Analyses of Twentieth-Century Music, Music Library Association, 1976; MLA Index and Bibliography Series, No. 15.  Second Edition, 1940-1980, published 1984.

Analyses of Twentieth‑Century Music Supplement: 1970‑1975, Music Library Association, 1976; MLA Index and Bibliography Series, No. 14.  Second Edition, 1975‑1980, published 1984.

Analyses of Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-1970; Music Library Association, 1975; MLA Index and Bibliography Series, No. 13.