Western music may refer to:
- Classical music, a genre of art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music from the 10th century onward. The canonical common practice period was from 1550 to 1900, although the style continues to be performed and developed to this day.
- Music of Western culture (see Music).
- Western music (North America), a style of music that celebrates the life of the cowboy. Originally a form of folk music with English, Irish, Scottish, and Mexican influences that developed in the western areas of the United States and Canada.
Other articles related to "western music, music, westerns, western":
... Simultaneous with this process, two emerging streams of non-Western music—African-American music and Latin music—were discovered by American and European audiences, and they were rapidly ... were to have a massive transformative effect on the structure of popular music and the direction of the music industry ... style known as ragtime emerged in the United States, epitomised by the music of virtuoso pianist-composers Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake ...
... During the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, which had been recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood ... Country music western music were frequently played together on the same radio stations, hence the term country western music ... band,” and who also appeared in Hollywood Westerns ...
... The Western Way is a Western music trade magazine published quarterly in Coppell, Texas by the Western Music Association ... The magazine features articles about current Western music, musicians, musical groups, and cowboy poetry, as well as historical articles ... In addition, each issue contains listings of Western music festivals, playlists of Western music currently played by radio stations, and reviews of trade related CDs and books ...
... also launched a second live radio station known as "HPR2 The Western Music Channel." On June 1, 2008, due to extremely scant ratings and listener support, HPR3 The Bluegrass Channel evolved into HPR3 ... Contributions from very loyal classic country and western music listeners to HPR1 and HPR2 were able to preserve existing programming on those two channels ... focused on a lot of the new and independent country music recordings that did not receive much, if any, airplay from commercial country radio stations ...
Famous quotes containing the words music and/or western:
“So gladly, from the songs of modern speech
Men turn, and see the stars, and feel the free
Shrill wind beyond the close of heavy flowers,
And through the music of the languid hours,
They hear like ocean on a western beach
The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.”
—Andrew Lang (18441912)
“Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie projector is an Apollonian straightshooter, demonstrating the link between aggression and art. Every pictorial framing is a ritual limitation, a barred precinct.”
—Camille Paglia (b. 1947)