In this masterful and unique introduction to music in the Western world,
James Galway takes us backward through time to demonstrate how ageless and
universal the human impulse is to make music.
By collapsing time and working chronologically backward from from
Messiaen and Stravinsky to Gregorian chant, Galway shows with
extraordinary clarity how logical and natural the development of
Western music has been. The gentle juxtapositions and modulations
smooth the apparent breaks between the ¼