The subtitle theory history and ideology is not an empty promise meyers discussion is exactly the relationships between theory and ideology especially in romantic music how ideology affects compositional practice. Leonard meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology cultural context and musical traditions he explores why out of the abundance of compositional possibilities composers choose to replicate some patterns and neglect others meyer devotes the latter part of his book to a sketch history of nineteenth century . Leonard meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology cultural context and musical traditions. This book history theory and philosophy of okpe igoru music derives from a doctoral thesis submitted to the university of pretoria pretoria south africa for the award of the doctor of music dmus degree. Style and music theory history and ideology by meyer leonard b and a great selection of similar used new and collectible books available now at abebookscom
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