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Music from the Tang Court: Volume 7

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Music from the Tang Court: Volume 7 by Laurence E. R. Picken
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The series of volumes of Music from the Tang Court considers a repertory of music at least 1400 years old. During the two centuries before 841 the Japanese Court borrowed a large amount of secular entertainment music from China. This 'Tang Music' (Togaku) survives in Japan in a substantial body of manuscripts, but is transformed in character in contemporary performance. This edition transcribes and comments on the music as it survives in its earliest sources. This process has revealed surprising evidence for ancient interconnections in Asian musics, and the essays in this seventh volume present aspects of this research to date. They provide evidence, for example, of music in a scale of four notes only from Bali and from Ancient China, as well as, most significantly, for the transportation from the Tang capital to Japan of 'several tens of scrolls of music in tablature'.
Release date NZ
January 30th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
22 Printed music items; 8 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
174x247x170
ISBN-13
9780521543361
Product ID
1977348

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