NOW AVAILABLE:  A Brief History of Classical Music

Learn about music history in musical terms
What distinguishes the major periods in music history: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern? By focusing on twenty-four works by twenty-four composers--four for each historical period--I hope to create a picture that the reader can hold in mind all at once.

Time, tonality and timbre serve as points of comparison by which we can define both the style of an individual composer and the style associated with each musical period.

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Published Books

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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.