Hurd: An Outline History Of European Music (Books)
Michael Hurd. Revised and updated edition of this highly popular book which takes a panoramic view of musical history in simple non-technical language. Beginning with the chants of the early Christian church, the development of music is traced to the present day and the main forms and styles of each period are shown in relation to the social and spiritual needs of the times. The final section contains suggestions for further reading, listening and a series of project ideas.