In the "Choral" hierarchy please submit sites related to music composed for or sung by a choir, ie. an organized group of singers.
For sites relating to music composed for or sung by a choir, which is defined as an organized group of singers in which each part is sung by more than one singer. Includes various styles such as classical, church music, and early music.
Classical music has come to refer to a canon, or a body of works accepted over time as worthy of study and performance.
Originally, music created for the European aristocracy at court and in church, as opposed to ballads and comic songs performed by minstrels for common folk. By the 18th Century, the style was associated with more or less standardized instrumentation and accepted principles of counterpoint as exemplified by the composers Mozart and Haydn. Classical style includes this so-called Classical Era but also the preceding Baroque period of Bach and Handel and the subsequent Romanticism of Beethoven and Schubert. Other subgenres include 20th century post-Romanticism and 12-tone music, and some writers would also include early music from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. The style includes vocal music such as opera, lieder and oratorio as well as instrumental music. Although classical music is usually intended to be performed as written, it also includes semi-improvisational experimental, electronic and aleatoric music often associated with universities.
Classical music styles of the Indian subcontinent.
Online stores specializing in the musical styles of India should be submitted to World: Indian Music
Sites about Native American music should be submitted to Native American.
Online stores specializing in Native American music should be submitted to Native American Music in Shopping.
This style mixes elements of folk music with often wryly humorous lyrics, echoes of the poetry of lonesome cowboys. Universally sung to guitar accompaniment, modern country tends to be about the simple things of life such as love, work, and families. Drinking, cars and trucks also figure heavily in country lyrics. Popular artists include Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton. Subgenres and related styles include rockabilly, bluegrass, and country-rock.