Musical Instruments of South-East Asia

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - Instruments de musique - Asie du Sud-Est - 84 pages
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Many Western composers, including Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, and Britten, have found inspiration in South East Asia's ancient musical traditions. Contact with a different musical language prompts many questions; this book is an attempt to set the scene and to answer the most essential of these, in as non-technical a way as possible. It focuses on the instruments themselves, set in the context of their musical function and of the history, beliefs, and social customs which the music expresses.

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Contents

The Musical Setting
11
Wooden Percussion Instruments and Drums
37
Wind and String Instruments
49
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Eric Taylor is at University of Durham.

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