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  • The Narrative Arts of Tianjin: Between Music and Languageby Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In studying one of the world's oldest and most enduring musical cultures, academics have consistently missed one of the richest forms of Chinese cultural expression: performed narratives. Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson explores the relationships between language and music in the performance of four narrative genres in the city of Tianjin, China, based... more...

  • The Making of a Musical Canon in Chinese Central Asia: The Uyghur Twelve Muqamby Rachel Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Throughout the course of the twentieth century, as newly formed nations sought ways to develop and formalise their national identity and acquire a range of identifiable national assets, we find new musical canons springing up across the world. But these canons are not arbitrary collections of works imposed on the public by the authorities. Rather they... more...

  • Improvisation and Composition in Balinese Gendér Wayangby Nicholas Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is an examination of the music of the Balinese gendér wayang, the quartet of metallophones - gendér - that accompanies the Balinese shadow puppet play - wayang kulit. The book focuses on processes of musical variation, the main means of creating new music in this genre, and the implications of these processes for the social and historical... more...

  • Shbahoth – Songs of Praise in the Babylonian Jewish Traditionby Sara Manasseh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sara Manasseh brings a significant, but less widely-known, Jewish repertoire and tradition to the attention of both the Jewish community (Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Oriental) and the wider global community. The book showcases thirty-one songs and includes English translations, complete Hebrew texts, transliterations and the music notation for each song.... more...

  • D?ph?: Sacred Singing in a South Asian Cityby Richard Widdess

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    D?ph?, or d?ph? bhajan, is a genre of Hindu-Buddhist devotional singing, performed by male, non-professional musicians of the farmer and other castes belonging to the Newar ethnic group, in the towns and villages of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The songs, their texts, and their characteristic responsorial performance-style represent an extension of... more...

  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in... more...

  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in... more...

  • Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drumby Amanda Villepastour

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The bata is one of the most important and representative percussion traditions of the people in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and performed around the world. In Cuba, their own bata tradition derives from the Yoruba bata from Africa yet has had far more research attention than its African predecessor. Although the bata is one of the oldest known... more...

  • Sources of Irish Traditional Music c. 1600-1855by Aloys Fleischman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 530.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Made in Hungaryby Emília Barna; Tamás Tófalvy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Emília Barna is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. She is a founding member and Chair of IASPM Hungary, editor of Zenei Hálózatok Folyóirat (Music Networks Journal), and Advisory Board Member of IASPM@Journal. Tamás Tófalvy is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.... more...