Journals Higher Education


Spiral Bound

Published: 16 January 2018

608 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190620752

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Music for Analysis

Examples from the Common Practice Period and the Twentieth Century

Eighth edition

Thomas Benjamin, Michael Horvit, Timothy Koozin, and Robert Nelson

  • Provides 363 excerpts organized logically by harmonic content and 107 complete pieces, making the anthology ideal for traditional form and analysis courses as well as tonal harmony courses
  • Covers a wide variety of textures and styles, drawing from chamber music, vocal and choral music, keyboard music, and orchestral music-in piano reduction, short score, or full score--and including American popular music and jazz
  • Integrates ten Model Analyses showing the detail expected at each level of study and reinforcing the goal of comprehensive analysis
  • Guides study both within and outside of class, offering "Suggestions for Discussion" and "Questions for Analysis" throughout
  • Features a detailed Index of Composers and Their Compositions and an Index of Complete Pieces
  • Offers 145 recorded musical examples (on streaming audio) on played piano, harpsichord, or organ

New to this Edition:

  • More selections from women, African-American, and Latin-American composers, including seven new complete pieces by Clara Schumann, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and Charlie Parker
  • Additional examples from Broadway, popular music, and jazz
  • More general headings throughout the text, designed to maintain the book's organization by theory topic while allowing students to discover answers on their own
  • A new, free, open-access Companion Website at provides listening for nearly every example in the book, with new Spotify and Naxos Music Library streaming audio playlists along with 140 examples in streaming audio
  • Links to related full scores in the IMSLP database