Focuses squarely on the music, tying names, dates, and concepts to the study of a carefully selected repertory of works. Tells the story of Western music in a clear and compelling narrative to help students gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the ways in which it has changed over time. Challenges readers to think critically about music using primary sources to demonstrate that the raw materials of history are often open to conflicting interpretations, and that these conflicts can open new perspectives. Integrates the textual narrative with the anthology of scores; every work in the anthology is discussed in the text. SUPPORTING MATERIAL Anthology of Scores Volume I (ISBN 0-13-01357-X) Anthology of Scores Volume II (ISBN 0-13-01359-6) Recorded Anthology (6 Compact Disks) Volume I (0-13-01435-9) Recorded Anthology (6 Compact Disks) Volume II (0-13-014353-7) A History of Music in Western Culture Companion Website ( http://www.prenhall.com/bonds )Bonds, Mark Evan is the author of 'History of Music in Western Culture', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130143204 and ISBN 0130143200.