"The principal purpose in writing these essays is to make available to the reader a much broader understanding of the practice of music in earlier societies than that which is provided in traditional music history texts." ~ David Whitwell
About David Whitwell
NOTE: CHANGES IN ESSAYS AVAILABILITY
A number of essays by David Whitwell previously listed on this site have now been converted into new soft-cover books available on Amazon books or through www.whitwellbooks.com

For the reader’s convenience we have listed here the names of the new books together with the individual essays they contain with their original essay numbers previously used on this essay site.
ESSAYS ON EARLY MUSIC
Ancient Views on Music and Religion
Ancient Views on the Natural World
Early Views on Music and Ethics
Ancient Views on What is Music?
Early Thoughts on Performance Practice
Contemporary Descriptions of Early Musicians
Music Performance in Ancient Societies
Renaissance Men on Music
Essays on Renaissance Philosophies of Music
Concerning Baroque Music
Concerning Education
The following essays are now to be found in the book, David Whitwell, Philosophic Foundations of Education (Austin: Whitwellpublishing, 2011) and can be ordered on the website www.whitwellbooks.com or on Amazon.
The following essays are now to be found in the book, David Whitwell, Foundations of Music Education (Austin: Whitwellpublishing, 2011) and can be ordered on the website www.whitwellbooks.com or on Amazon.
Music Education of the Future
The following essays are now to be found in the book, David Whitwell, Music Education of the Future (Austin: Whitwellpublishing, 2011) and can be ordered on the website www.whitwellbooks.com or on Amazon.
ESSAYS ON PERFORMANCE
The essays by David Whitwell previously listed here have now been converted into new soft-cover books available on Amazon books or through www.whitwellbooks.com.

For the reader’s convenience we have listed here the names of the new books together with the individual essays they contain.

Essays on the Modern Wind Band
Essays on Performance Practice