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Author Malm, William P.

Title Music cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia / William P. Malm
Published Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1967


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Description 169 pages : illustrations, map, music, ; 22 cm
Series Prentice Hall history of music series
Prentice-Hall history of music series.
Contents Australia and the Pacific Islands. Australian aboriginal music ; Basic information in music analysis ; Melanesia ; Polynesia and Micronesia -- The Philippines, Borneo, and Indonesia. The Philippines ; Music in Borneo ; Indonesia -- a historical introduction ; The gamelan ; The Javanese tone system ; Balinese music ; Conclusion -- Moslem Africa and the Near East. Negro Africa ; The Islamic influence on Negro African music ; The pan-Islamic tradition ; Pan-Islamic folk music ; Pan-Islamic classical theory ; Pan-Islamic classical music -- performance practice ; Pan-Islamic popular music ; A historical interlude -- the ancient world of the Near East ; Jewish music in the Near East -- Central and Southern Asia. Music of the Soviet Central Asian republics ; Afghanistan ; India -- a historical introduction ; Ancient Indian music ; Indian music theory ; Indian music practice ; Basic Indian instruments ; Some Indian folk, popular, and theatrical music traditions ; A theoretical postscript -- Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian tonal systems ; Percussion dominated ensembles ; String-dominated ensembles ; Wind ensembles and instruments ; String instrumental solo music and chamber music ; Sacred and secular vocal music ; Folk and tribal music ; Theatrical, popular, and foreign music -- East Asia. Tibet ; Mongolia ; China -- Northeast Asia and the island countries. Manchuria and Korea ; Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands ; Japan -- folk music ; Japanese art music -- ancient traditions ; Early Japanese narrative and theatrical traditions ; Music during Japan's Edo period ; Music in modern Japan ; The Northern Islands and beyond
Summary Surveys basic kinds of music and musical instruments from the major oriental civilisations and the Pacific including Australia; includes notation for two Aboriginal songs from the recording, Tribal music of Australia, New York, Folkways Record P439
Notes Verso of T.P. bears incorrect LC no. 67-22089
Bibliography "Bibliography and discography" at end of each chapter
Event [1967]
Notes Also issued online
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Asians -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Asia -- History and criticism.
Music -- Asia.
Music -- East Asia -- History and criticism.
Music -- Oceania -- History and criticism.
Music -- Orient -- History and criticism.
Music -- Pacific Area.
Music, Oriental -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Music.
LC no. 66022089
ISBN 0136079946