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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Antiphonal Historiesby Julia Byl

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    A vivid ethnography and in-depth history of musical performance in North Sumatra more...

  • Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslaviaby Ljerka V. Rasmussen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Schlingensief und das Operndorf Afrikaby Jan Endrik Niermann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.95

    Alterität wird in Lateinamerika zusehends unter dem Schlagwort des Dekolonialismus aufgerollt. Einer der ?Vordenker? dieser Eurozentrismuskritik ist der argentinische Befreiungsphilosoph Enrique Dussel. Ihm kommt eine entscheidende ? im deutschsprachigen Diskurs jedoch kaum beachtete ? Rolle in der Konzeptualisierung von Alterität im Hinblick auf deren... more...

  • Voices in Baliby Edward Herbst; Judith Becker; René T. A. Lysloff

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance. more...

  • Welsh Traditional Musicby Phyllis Kinney

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book offers readers, both general and specialist, an introduction to, and analysis of, the traditional music of Wales. With musical examples throughout, the book is written in a straightforward, accessible style by an acknowledged authority in the field. Covering the period from medieval times to the present day, this book should appeal to anyone... more...

  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...

  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • America the Beautifulby Samuel J. Rogal

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 59.95

    “America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth... more...

  • Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer; John Roeder

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 35.00

    Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music presents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from diverse cultures across the world. All the authors are experts, deeply engaged in the traditions they describe. They recount the contexts in which the music is created and performed, and then hone in on elucidating how the music... more...

  • Armenian Sacred and Folk Musicby Komitas Vardapet Komitas; Vrej N Nersessian; Vrej N. Nersessian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Translated by E. Gulbekian, edited with introduction by N.V. Nersessian. Komitas Vardapet was the giant of Armenian sacred and folk music. Eight of Komitas's principal musicological studies have been selected from his Collected Works published in Yerevan in 1941. more...